Ballet in the dirt


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To the baby boomers of the world, professional baseball means the 1960s and 70s. The flavours and tastes of baseball during this era were all captured on film by sports photographer Neil Leifer. With gumption and an eye for the decisive moment in baseball, the kid from Manhattan’s Lower East Side was soon selling his baseball photos to Sports Illustrated and later, working for Life and Time magazine. Besides beautiful nostalgic images, Ballet in the dirt shows the total access Leifer had to the players on the field, in the dugout and the locker room. Take me out to the ball game.

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