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Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is upended by Los Angeles Dodgers base runner Skip Schumaker after turning a double play in the second inning at Chase Field.

Next up in my Best of 2013 galleries are my best baseball photos from the year. Between some MLB,  World Baseball Classic and Arizona Fall League, I had a solid year of action and feature pics. Check em out!

After moving out of the condo I was renting across the street from Chase Field, I didn’t shoot near as much baseball as I had the previous few years. Maybe thats why I had more fun covering games this year…

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 4000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Mexico second baseman Ramiro Pena is upended after throwing to first to complete the double play after forcing out Canada base runner Chris Robinson in the first inning of the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 4000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Mexico second baseman Ramiro Pena is upended after throwing to first to complete the double play after forcing out Canada base runner Chris Robinson in the first inning of the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Mexico outfielder Karim Garcia (right) collides with Canada catcher Chris Robinson at home plate in the fourth inning during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. Garcia was out on the play.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Mexico outfielder Karim Garcia (right) collides with Canada catcher Chris Robinson at home plate in the fourth inning during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. Garcia was out on the play.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Italy base runner Anthony Rizzo (44) upends USA second baseman Brandon Phillips after being forced out at second base in the first inning during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Italy base runner Anthony Rizzo (44) upends USA second baseman Brandon Phillips after being forced out at second base in the first inning during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual USA pitcher Glen Perkins throws against Canada during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. USA defeated Canada 9-4 to advance to the next round.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual
USA pitcher Glen Perkins throws against Canada during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. USA defeated Canada 9-4 to advance to the next round.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Fireworks go off following the national anthem as Arizona Diamondbacks players line up prior to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Fireworks go off following the national anthem as Arizona Diamondbacks players line up prior to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual Aerial view as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
Aerial view as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 1000iso, f9, 1/1600th, Manual Overall view of Chase Field during the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 1000iso, f9, 1/1600th, Manual
Overall view of Chase Field during the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton walks away after breaking his bat in the dugout after a strikeout against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual
Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton walks away after breaking his bat in the dugout after a strikeout against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual San Francisco Giants batter Hunter Pence loses his bat as it flies into the crowd in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
San Francisco Giants batter Hunter Pence loses his bat as it flies into the crowd in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual MLB umpires Jim Reynolds (left) Kerwin Danley (center) and Paul Schrieber enter the field between Storm Troopers from the movie Star Wars prior to the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
MLB umpires Jim Reynolds (left) Kerwin Danley (center) and Paul Schrieber enter the field between Storm Troopers from the movie Star Wars prior to the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock (right) catches a ball as he collides with teammate Jason Kubel in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock (right) catches a ball as he collides with teammate Jason Kubel in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos sits in the dugout in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos sits in the dugout in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is upended by Los Angeles Dodgers base runner Skip Schumaker after turning a double play in the second inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is upended by Los Angeles Dodgers base runner Skip Schumaker after turning a double play in the second inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f5, 1/800th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks mascot Baxter takes pictures with a borrowed camera as Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria warms up prior to the game at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f5, 1/800th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks mascot Baxter takes pictures with a borrowed camera as Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria warms up prior to the game at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual Chalk flies as Tampa Bay Rays batter Wil Myers chalks his bat in the on deck circle against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual
Chalk flies as Tampa Bay Rays batter Wil Myers chalks his bat in the on deck circle against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual New York Mets base runner Juan Lagares dives into third base as he's tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez in the seventh inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual
New York Mets base runner Juan Lagares dives into third base as he’s tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez in the seventh inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual New York Mets base runner Mike Baxter (near) is tagged out at home by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch in the third inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual
New York Mets base runner Mike Baxter (near) is tagged out at home by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch in the third inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Gerardo Parra (left) slides safely into home to score ahead of the tag by New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker in the eighth inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Gerardo Parra (left) slides safely into home to score ahead of the tag by New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker in the eighth inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius throws to first base after a ninth inning fielding error against the Baltimore Orioles at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius throws to first base after a ninth inning fielding error against the Baltimore Orioles at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 6400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is congratulated by teammates with water after hitting a walk off home run in the 11th inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 6400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is congratulated by teammates with water after hitting a walk off home run in the 11th inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Manual Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki gives a massage to outfielder Moises Sierra in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Manual
Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki gives a massage to outfielder Moises Sierra in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Toronto Blue Jays infielder Jose Reyes celebrates after hitting a single against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Toronto Blue Jays infielder Jose Reyes celebrates after hitting a single against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Tony Campana (right) slides safely into home ahead of the tag by Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia in the seventh inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Tony Campana (right) slides safely into home ahead of the tag by Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia in the seventh inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual The sun shines on the grass of Chase Field prior to the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual
The sun shines on the grass of Chase Field prior to the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig heads towards the on deck circle against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig heads towards the on deck circle against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton warms up prior to the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton warms up prior to the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual Arizona Fall League players are silhouetted as they line up prior to the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual
Arizona Fall League players are silhouetted as they line up prior to the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Detailed view of the flying bat of Minnesota Twins center Byron Buxton after being walked in the first inning against the East during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Detailed view of the flying bat of Minnesota Twins center Byron Buxton after being walked in the first inning against the East during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium.

Next up in my Best of 2013 series are my best basketball shots of the year.


 
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