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Lou Gehrig in Columbia uniform, 1921. Source: University Archives—Columbiana Library, Columbia University
Babe Ruth, New York, photographed by the Bain News Service in 1921. Photographed on 5x7 glass plate negative.
Johnny Bench is a former professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983 and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bench, a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, was a key member of The Big Red Machine, which won six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series championships. ESPN has called him the greatest catcher in baseball history.
Sparky Anderson, Manager of the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine days of the '70s