Jeff Housman to Rudy Guillen

Jeff Housman to Rudy Guillen

On This Date: Photo taken 5/26/2003

Here’s a Midwest League game between the Beloit Snappers (a Brewers affiliate at the time) and the Battle Creek Yankees. Beloit won, 6-0.

Beloit’s Prince Fielder would have the best major league career of those who appeared in this contest. I strongly recommend that you not watch minor league baseball with that question in mind, however. Just enjoy the darned game.

2003 was the first year I systematically photographed baseball. Most of the photographs were taken from my seat using my Olympus Camedia C-50; those usually looked pretty much like this. On days I brought the Nikon I tended to move around, and got more interesting photographs.

I was writing what amounted to a blog about the BC Yanks’ season (it’s no longer on line), and used the photographs to illustrate my commentary. But Mom passed away on April 30 and I lost the energy for regular updates, which ceased on May 20.

By this time I was in the habit of photographing baseball games. I’d continue to do that all summer. And beyond.

Number of pix taken on various May 26ths: 513
Year of oldest photo: 2003

How I Rated the Date’s Photographs:

  • 1 Star: 1
  • 2 Stars: 54
  • 3 Stars: 339
  • 4 Stars: 90
  • 5 Stars: 29
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