Around the World Baseball Tourists 1889

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - 1889: The Around the World baseball tourists from the United States pose in a photo studio in Melbourne, Australia for a group portrait in 1889. The group was composed of the Chicago White Stockings, including Cap Anson, seated middle row, third from left, Ned Williamson, seated middle row, far left, and a team of National League All-Stars, including Ned Hanlon, front row, middle and John Ward, middle row third from right. The organizer of the tour, Al Spalding, sits in the middle row fourth from right. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

Half a World Away.
Above, Spalding, center in suit, with the Chicago White Stockings in Melbourne, Australia, as National League teams were circling the globe in the off season. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images