Grand Old Game: 365 Days of Baseball
About the Book
Baseball is the great American pastime, and every year millions of people follow the annual rituals of their favorite teams: the off-season, spring training, the long season punctuated by the All-Star Game, the late-season pennant races and the World Series. In this unique collection, 365 rare and timeless images from the National Baseball Hall of Fame's unparalleled photographic archives are drawn together to evoke the familiar rhythm of baseball's year. Ranging from the turn of the 20th century to the mid-1960s, these photographs capture the thrilling daily life of the game.
Exciting action shots, humorous moments, publicity stunts, players in the off-season, colorful shots of minor-league and armed-forces baseball and personal snapshots are only a few of the fresh images assembled here by Joseph Wallace, author of four highly praised books on baseball. Accompanied by Wallace's lively commentary, these telling images --- Lou Gehrig with the Marx Brothers in the 1930s, small-town spring-training games in 1909, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, and others in action-evoke the true texture and flavor of the classic American sport.