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Charles M. Conlon created iconic images of baseball''s glorious heyday, taking about 30,000 photographs of the sport from 1904 to 1942. In "The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon''s Golden Age Baseball Photographs," soulful, striking shots of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and hundreds of other major leaguers are paired with captions meticulously based on contemporary reports and quotes from the players themselves. In their own words, colorful characters spill the beans about famous scandals, divulge quirky characteristics, and tell little-known stories.
In 1993, Abrams'' acclaimed "Baseball''s Golden Age "first celebrated Conlon''s photographs. Research in the Conlon Collection of the "Sporting News "later uncovered a cache of brilliant, rare photographs. Showcasing this windfall, the book--a must-have for baseball fans young and old--is the definitive collection of America''s best baseball photographer''s work, offering a moving depiction of past baseball greats.