Americans have had a love affair with competitive sports since the settlers arrived. From learning sports like lacrosse from the Native Americans to the invention of baseball and basketball during the 19th Century, Americans are a competitive lot. Horse racing, American style football and ice hockey have long captivated our collective imagination and capturing the spirit and depth of competitive sports has long been the goal of sports photographers. Sports pictures, photoramics and panoramas are some the most collectible items of sports memorabilia with great moments of victory and defeat captured forever in pictures.
Capturing the moment of the crack of the baseball bat, the slam dunk of the basketball and the shot on goal can evoke memories that can last forever. Sports photography is a specialty all its own and looking at a great sports picture can one can almost smell the hot dogs and hear the roar the roar of the crowd. New York sports team pictures can be found in living rooms, man caves and sports bars the world over.
The New York Ranger of the National Hockey League has been exciting fans since the franchise was granted in 1926. Unlike other professional sports teams who have changed venues and cities, the New York Rangers have always called New York home. Playing in the historic Madison Square Gardens, the history of the Rangers has long been captured by amateur and professional sports photographers.
Originally organized as a professional baseball club, the New York Knickerbockers of the National Basketball Association have a long and storied history. Featuring many of the game’s great players, capturing the fast moving game of basketball in sports pictures is art form all its own. Like the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, the New York Knicks have called the world-famous Madison Square Gardens home since the team was franchised in 1946. Pictures, photoramics and panoramas of the Knicks are popular among basketball fans and sports aficionados alike.
The New York Yankees are one the most famous franchises in the history of professional sports. The famous Yankee pinstripes have graced sports pictures and panoramas for decades. Though the franchise dates back to 1903 it would not be until ten years later that the club would be renamed the New York Yankees. Moving from the old Polo Grounds in upper Manhattan, the Yankees would play their first game in the new Yankees Stadium in April of 1923. Before a cheering crowd over 70 thousand, Babe Ruth would hit the first home run in the new ballpark. Yankee Stadium, slated for demolition in 2008 would forever be known as the House the Ruth Built.
Another team the graced the hollowed sporting grounds of the Polo Grounds in the New York Giants of the National Football League. One of the oldest franchises in professional football, the Giants storied history that dates back to 1925. The hits, tackles and touchdowns of decades of football have been captured on film and sports pictures of the New York Giants are very popular among football fans and sports alike.