Life in the locker room: Pro baseball
Whatever the reason, old-school pictures from the locker room feel a little more raw, a little more real than those we see today. Here, LIFE.com offers some of the best made by LIFE’s photographers across several decades. To see the full collection of photos, click here.
New York's Don Larsen talks to the press after hurling a perfect game against the Dodgers in the 1956 World Series, Yankee Stadium, Oct. 8, 1956. (George Silk//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Willie Mays shaves in the locker room, October 1954. (John Dominis//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Jackie Robinson looks exhausted and dejected in the locker room after a game, May 12, 1955. (Francis Miller//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Brooklyn Dodgers Sandy Amoros (with cap), Pee Wee Reese (on trunk), and Duke Snider (with beer) joke around after a game, May 1955. (John Dominis//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Yogi Berra, left, who caught Don Larsen's Oct. 8, 1956, perfect game and the Dodgers' losing pitcher, Sal Maglie, chat afterward in the Yankee Stadium locker room. Between Berra and Maglie, clutching a can of beer, is the Yankees' long-time public relations man, Jack Farrell. (George Silk/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)