Hall of Fame’s Pinstripe Pictures Captures Yankees History through AP Photographs

New Exhibit Features Images from More Than 100 Years of AP Photos

May 05, 2010
Pinstripe Pictures will feature Associated Press photographs of the history of the New York Yankees. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The New York Yankees’ added to their glorious history with their record 27th World Series title in 2009. And as it has been for the previous 26 championships, The Associated Press was there to document it for all time. Now, during the Hall of Fame’s annual World Series Weekend salute, the two occasions will come together as a new exhibit opens in Cooperstown.

On May 22, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will open the special exhibit Pinstripe Pictures, featuring photographs reproduced from the Associated Press book “New York Yankees 365,” a photographic history celebrating more than 100 years of pinstripe baseball in the Big Apple. The exhibit will be on display through the end of 2010.

The photos serve as a pictorial tableau of the most successful franchise in American sports history.

“The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum records the history of our National Pastime, and the award-winning photographs of the Associated Press have captured the game’s greatest moments for more than a century,” said Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson. “We are honored to exhibit these timeless images in Cooperstown.”

The Museum will be a Yankee fan’s haven in May as the Hall of Fame celebrates the timeless excellence of a World Series championship at Yankees Weekend May 22-23. The two-day extravaganza will be loaded with fun-filled programs and memories – capped by the display of the 2009 World Series trophy in the Museum’s Plaque Gallery on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23.

"Baseball and The Associated Press grew up together, and no news organization has covered more of the nearly 400,000 professional games that have been played to date," AP President and CEO Tom Curley said. "We’re thrilled and honored that AP has ‘entered’ the Hall of Fame, sharing some of our enduring Yankee images at the vital center of the game’s great history.”

Yankees fans will have the chance to relive the 2009 season and create new memories at the home of baseball, where artifacts of the Bronx Bombers’ world title will be forever preserved. Many of those artifacts are on display in the Museum’s exhibit Autumn Glory, which celebrates each season’s playoff and World Series teams.

Programs that will be offered both May 22 and 23 at the Museum include:

  • Special Yankees-related tour through the Museum offered throughout both days
  • Yankees Trivia in the Bullpen Theater, with games for all ages
  • Special Artifacts Spotlight presentations featuring artifacts from Yankees history

All programs and exhibits are included with regular Museum admission.

For more information on Pinstripe Pictures or Yankees Weekend at the Hall of Fame, call 1-888-Hall-of-Fame or visit www.baseballhall.org.

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About the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent not-for-profit educational institution, dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our National Pastime.

The Museum's collections contain more than 38,000 three-dimensional artifacts representing all facets of the game, from its inception in the mid-19th century to present. Three-dimensional artifacts include bats, baseballs, uniforms, player equipment, ballpark artifacts, awards, artwork, textiles, tickets, collectibles and assorted memorabilia. In addition, the Institution’s archives contain in excess of 135,000 Baseball cards and three million Library items, including photographs, books, magazines, newspaper clippings, films, video and audio tapes.

Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the country’s major tourist destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world. Opening its doors for the first time on June 12, 1939, the Hall of Fame has stood as the definitive repository of the game’s treasures and as a symbol of the most profound individual honor bestowed on an athlete. It is every fan’s "Field of Dreams," with its stories, legends and magic to be passed on from generation to generation. For more information, visit baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME.

About The AP

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