Former major league pitcher Jerry Reuss (Left) has seen more than his share of ballparks. His 22-year career touched four decades and eight teams—the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
After hanging up his cleats in 1990 at age 41, he moved to the broadcast booth as an announcer for the Anaheim Angels. On occasion he also suits up for Dodger fantasy camps. The 200-plus game-winner is also an avid photographer who has been documenting ballparks from dugouts and broadcast booths for more than a decade. Above, Derek Jeter, bats at the old Yankee Stadium in 1996, above. (Gee, wasn't that the year the Yanks started winning all those World Series rings?)
American Photo contributor Mark Edward Harris caught up with Reuss at spring training to talk a little baseball and a lot of photography. Surrounded by the likes of Dodger greats Tommy Davis, Maury Wills, Carl Erskine, and Steve Yeager, Reuss explained the technique of throwing four-seamed fastballs, then went to his MacBook Pro to prepare images for American Photo, which follow.