We’re joined on the Starline by a photographer whose work is in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. We welcome Tony Salin Memorial Award winner an incredible photographer Bob Busser.
Bob, let’s go Beyond the Mic what was your 1st camera and where did you get your love of photography?
Bob, how was a graduation cross-country ride the perfect beginning to a storied career?
First ballgame you ever went to and how many games do you actually see in a year?
Why were you a Red Sox fans rather than a Dodgers fan, anyone change you over?
What other jobs did you do other than photography? You weren’t just a photographer all those years, what else did you do until you were able to make money as a photographer?
There has to be a great story from the seat that’s sitting in your office?
How do you feel knowing your photographs are in the Hall of Fame? It had to be incredible moment when you get the call for your photos to be in Cooperstown. That right there, to visit is one thing, but to know there is a part of you when you are gone that will be still in the hall.
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Favorite old school ballpark?
2. Stadium you wished you had gotten photos at, but never did?
3. Best non-sports place for photography?
4. Favorite memory from Fullerton Union High School?
5. Which one rule in baseball should never have been or should never be messed with?
6. If you could have not gotten into photography what career would you have gotten into?
7. Favorite album of all time?
8. What’s the one photo that you didn’t take, that you wished you did?
The Back Half with Bob Busser:
You snuck into ballparks when you were younger, where was the toughest place to get into?
You have photos from all sorts of sporting arenas. Why does baseball have such a better place in your heart?
You talked about losing your friend with cancer, how has your fight with leukemia changes you?
Bob, you have plenty of photos, over 200,000 photos, what’s your favorite people of sports memorabilia you have?
Could you believe your house growing up in Fullerton is now over a million dollars.
Best game you ever saw live? Worst game had to be a certain game in 1986?
What will be the baseball world be like if you could change one thing better for baseball?
How did your upbringing change you as your love of the game changed?
Bob Busser joins us Beyond the Mic and I have to hear the story about baseball player who you have the best friendship over the last 45 years which all start over a conversation over a camera?
Before you leave this earth, what’s one last thing you want to shoot?
One Big Question:
What’s the one thing younger photographers should do that they don’t teach today in school?
So what’s your daily camera? What’s your best glass?
Best player you’ve ever seen in person?
Who should be the commissioner for the benefit of baseball?
Where can people find your work?
He loves Led Zeppelin IV, had a 45 year friendship with Fergie Jenkins and believes the DH should be abolished from baseball. We thank baseball photographer and historian Bob Busser for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
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