The Yankees vs. the Red Sox. Each baseball season begins and ends with unique intensity, focused on a single question: What's ahead for these two teams? One, the most glamorous, storied, and successful franchise in all of sports; the other, perennially star-crossed but equally rich in baseball history and legend. In THE RIVALS sports writers of The New York Times and The Boston Globe come together in the first-ever collaboration between the two cities' leading newspapers to tell the inside story of the teams' intertwined histories, each from the home team's perspective.
Following in the tradition of Abrams' classic BASEBALL'S GOLDEN AGE: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHARLES M. CONLON, which captured baseball between the wars, Walter looss Jr. here presents the definitive photographic vision of baseball - and the players that turned a game into an art - since the 1960's. CLASSIC BASEBALL includes many never-before-published photographs from the 1960s, along with more famous images from looss's illustrious Sports Illustrated career.