Inside The Baseball Hall Of Fame (Hardcover)
|Author: Brooks (FRW) National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (COR)/ Robinson||Foreword By: Brooks Robinson|
|Featuring more than 200 full-color photographs, a stunning collection that brings to vivid life the greatest treasures of baseball''s shrine, most of them rarely if ever displayed to visitors. The images captured in these pages take readers into the most fascinating moments of the game''s past and present.|
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Featuring more than 200 full-color photographs, Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame brings to vivid life the greatest treasures of baseball?s shrine, most of them rarely if ever displayed to visitors.
With more than 15 million visitors to date, the Baseball Hall of Fame is the mecca of the sport?s history and lore. Now the museum?s experts offer the next best thing to being there: a gorgeous authoritative anthology of artifacts, most of which have never been seen by fans.
The images captured in these pages are as eclectic as baseball itself, taking readers into the most fascinating moments of the game?s past and present. Fans will read FDR?s ?Green Light Letter,? in which the President insisted that Major League Baseball should continue as usual even in the darkest days of World War II; see the glove worn by Pirates southpaw Harvey Haddix on May 26, 1959, when he pitched perhaps the best major league game ever, twelve perfect innings?and lost; and admire the Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day Trophy that the legendary player, stricken with the disease that now bears his name, received on the day he retired from baseball. From the ?Wonderboy? bat and accompanying trombone case used by Robert Redford?s character in The Natural to the shoes worn by ?Shoeless? Joe Jackson during the infamous 1919 World Series, to bats, balls, uniforms, and other artifacts associated with the game?s greatest players, from Cy Young to Nolan Ryan, this unsurpassable collection makes the perfect gift for everybody who loves America?s favorite pastime.