The Treasures of Major League Baseball (Hardback)Major League Baseball (author)
Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 13/10/2011
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Written under the auspices of the Major League Baseball, this highly ambitious interactive book lets you, the fan, experience of the thrill of baseball through three-dimensional facsimiles and artefacts. Readers will never get closer than this to 'the national pastime'.The Official Treasures of Major League Baseball tells the rich and fascinating history of baseball through hundreds of photographs and an exhaustively researched and lucid text. The origin and evolution of the sport are explored, as are the great players, famous games and idiosyncrasies such as team owners, broadcasters and collectors of baseball minutiae. But where this title really flies out beyond the outfield is through its awe-inspiring collection of 30 interactive facsimiles of momentous baseball artefacts and memorabilia which jump from the pages of the book. These facsimile documents have all been expertly selected and reproduced in such a way that you will feel as if you have the very originals in your hand. The artefacts include highly revealing entries from Ty Cobb's original diary; Babe Ruth's personal letters and Yankee pay check receipts; original Louisville Slugger bat contracts; President Roosevelt's 'Green Light letter'; and a selection of baseball cards, In addition there are historic big game programmes and posters; rare scouting reports and a never before published flow diagram by baseball pioneer AG Spalding, charting the sport's early development and different styles of play. The Official Treasures of Major League Baseball offers a new perspective on this much-loved sport. It is something baseball fans will treasure forever.
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 245 x 283 mm
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