2023 Eyes of History Still Contest: Sports Action

A picture that shows participation in a game or sports event. Peak-action pictures during competitive events should be included in this category.

First Place

Mark Goldman, Goldmine Photos
Hidden Ball in the Jersey: BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 07: Baltimore Orioles third baseman Ramon Urias (29) is hit by a pitch during the Chicago Cubs game versus the Baltimore Orioles on June 7, 2022 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards, in Baltimore, MD.

Second Place

John McDonnell, The Washington Post
In Goal: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) collides with Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) late in the 3rd period during the Washington Capitals defeat of the Boston Bruins 4-2 at Capital One Arena on April 10, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Third Place

Julio Cortez, The Associated Press
Comebacker: Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Adrian Houser rolls on his back after catching a ball hit by Baltimore Orioles' Austin Hays during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Monday, April 11, 2022, in Baltimore.

Award of Excellence

Alex Brandon, The Associated Press.
Diving Catch: Oakland Athletics left fielder Tony Kemp gets tangled in the net as he dives to attempt to catch a foul ball hit by Washington Nationals' Luis Garcia during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-1.

Award of Excellence

Jack Gruber, USA Today
Ski Cross Duke Out: Olympic ski cross competitors Igor Omelin (Russia Olympic Committee), Kevin Drury (CANADA) and Florian Wilmsmann (GERMANY) compete in the Mens Ski Cross 1/8 finals during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at Genting Snow Park on Friday, Feb 18, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China.

Award of Excellence

Julio Cortez, The Associated Press
Missed: Baltimore Orioles left fielder Austin Hays goes up to try to catch a double by Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, in Baltimore. The Orioles won 5-3.