A posed picture of a baseball team.

The following images about baseball or subjects of similar interest are a sampling of the exhaustive image resources available from the Library of Congress. The Library's Prints and Photographs Division has placed more than one million of its 12.5 million photos online, and thousands of additional images are available through the Library's American Memory collections, online exhibitions and other sections of the site.

Please note: This list represents only selected digital assets available through the Library of Congress Web site. The Library's physical holdings in Washington, D.C., include more than 134 million items, including books, photos, sound recordings, films, maps and manuscripts, many of which are not available online.

President Woodrow Wilson throwing out the first ball, opening day, 1916
U.S. Presidents and Baseball
Presidents are frequently considered windows into the personalities and values of their times. The same could be said of baseball, which remains the nation’s pastime.
Baseball game at Griffith Stadium. View of field from stands.
Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Opened in 1891, this stadium played host to the Washington Senators from 1903 to 1961.
A baseball player sliding into base as another player attempts to tag him.
Baseball Heroes
These players were heroes of their day, embodying the physical power, dedication and competitive spirit of the game.
White Sox vs. Cubs, City Championship series, Chicago, Oct. 10, '09, West Side Park.
Panoramic Baseball Photos
These birds-eye views from the Library’s Panoramic Photograph Collection offer a window into America’s fascination with the game.
[Franklin Roosevelt ready to throw baseball from stands, for first game of the year at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC]
Baseball from the Great Depression to World War II
Despite economic hardships, President Franklin Roosevelt insisted that the game be given a green light to aid and enhance the morale of the country.
A woman holding a baseball bat with another baseball player in the background.
Baseball at the Turn of the Century
Baseball evolved from an amateur sport into a national pastime during the nineteenth century.