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Up next in my Best of 2011 series is my best baseball photos of the year. In my opinion I had a somewhat down year for cool baseball shots but I still had a decent enough year that I am posting the gallery! Baseball is one of those sports that you could attend several games and not get any good action shots. But every once in awhile you can get something cool.

Below, Apr. 11, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; An overall view of Chase Field as St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan pitches to Arizona Diamondbacks batter Kelly Johnson in the first inning.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Manual

Below, Apr. 12, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks base runner (6) Stephen Drew collides with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher (56) Brian Tallet in the fifth inning at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Apr. 25, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; (Editors Note: Multiple exposure photograph) Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee throws in the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual

Below, Apr. 30, 2011; Houston, TX, USA: Overall view of Minute Maid Park during the game between the Milwaukee Brewers against the Houston Astros.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Apr. 30, 2011; Houston, TX, USA: Milwaukee Brewers batter Prince Fielder breaks a bat in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Apr. 30, 2011; Houston, TX, USA: Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks makes a leaping throw to first base in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, Below, Apr. 30, 2011; Houston, TX, USA: Houston Astros batter (11) Jason Bourgeois celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Brewers 2-1.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, May 30, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Florida Marlins pitcher Chris Volstad throws in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/6400th, Manual

Below, Jun. 1, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson (top) collides with first baseman Juan Miranda as they both attempt to catch a foul pop in the third inning against the Florida Marlins at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Jun. 2, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa leaps over Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Justin Upton after forcing him out in the fourth inning at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Jun. 4, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; The sun shines through a window at the top of Chase Field onto Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond as he warms up prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

Below, Jun. 4, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals base runner Ian Desmond is hit in the groin by the ball as he slides safely into third ahead of the tag by Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ryan Roberts in the first inning at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Jun. 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks batter Justin Upton is hit by a pitch in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Jun. 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Joe Paterson is bathed in sunlight as he throws in the 11th inning against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual

Below, Jun. 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa runs to second base in the 11th inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual

Below, Jun. 15, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Fans react as the bat of San Francisco Giants batter Bill Hall flies into the crowd in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Nobody would be injured.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, Jul. 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A dust storm converges on Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, during a summer monsoon storm.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/60th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 7, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer spits out water in the dugout prior to the game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 7, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Jim Thome jokingly pretends to use his bat as a gun prior to the game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, Jul. 7, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Twins catcher Drew Butera makes a catch in the crowd to end the game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Twins defeated the White Sox 6-2.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, July 11, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; American League second baseman Robinson Cano (top) of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates after winning the 2011 home run derby at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 550mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual

Below, July 11, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; American League second baseman Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees poses for a pack of photographers after winning the 2011 home run derby at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Below, July 12, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; American League outfielder Jose Bautista (19) of the Toronto Blue Jays makes a sliding catch during the second inning of the 2011 All Star game at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual

Below, July 12, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton runs through a light pocket as he chases down a fly ball during the 2011 All Star game at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 550mm, 3200iso, f5, 1/500th, Manual

Below, July 12, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Pockets of sunlight bathe the American League bullpen and the outfield grandstands during the All Star Game at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f4.5, 1/5000th, Manual

Below, Aug. 11, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Astros pitcher Brett Myers walks back to the dugout in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Below, Aug. 13, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of water dripping from the face of New York Mets third baseman David Wright prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Manual

Below, Aug. 26, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres outfielder Will Venable is unsuccessful as he attempts to make a diving catch in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Aug. 28, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitchers walk to the bullpen wearing Star Wars themed backpacks prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Aug. 28, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres outfielder Andy Parrino fails to make a diving catch in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Oct. 5, 2011; Surprise, AZ, USA; Detailed view of baseball bats for Scottsdale Scorpions players in the dugout during the game against the Surprise Saguaros at Surprise Stadium.

Nikon D700, 850mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual

Below, Oct 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ryan Roberts celebrates after hitting a grand slam in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during game four of the 2011 NLDS at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Oct 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart is unable to make a sliding catch in foul territory in the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during game four of the 2011 NLDS at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

That wraps up my best of baseball. Up next in my Best of 2011 series is my best Basketball images.

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2 Responses to “Best of 2011: Best Baseball Photos”

  1. [...] a lot of photographers who take great pictures about baseball. Only Rebilas, though, has a “Best Baseball Photos of 2011” entry up on his website. So just by judging on his “best-of” photos, I’m [...]

  2. [...] From Mark J. Rebilas’s Best Baseball Photos of 2011. Click on the link and check out all of them…pretty cool. (h/t Grant Brisbee) [...]

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