Memories and Dreams

The Hall of Fame’s bi-monthly magazine, Memories and Dreams, includes in-depth profiles of Hall of Famers and regular features on the historic artifacts, photographs and documents that comprise the Museum’s unparalleled collection.

The magazine also features behind-the-scenes stories of the unforgettable legends and moments from the National Pastime.

Featuring some of the most respected baseball writers in the world, participants in the Museum’s Membership program receive Memories and Dreams six times a year.

Receive your annual subscription to Memories and Dreams when you become a Museum Member.

In addition to being part of preserving baseball history and a subscription to Memories and Dreams, Members receive a full roster benefits.

Members are proud to help ensure that fans everywhere have a home to celebrate the history of baseball and preserve it for generations to come. Every Member is preserving history, honoring excellence and connecting generations.

Browse back issues of Memories and Dreams at the links below.

Winter 2019

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Our winter 2019 issue of Memories and Dreams was dedicated to rookies and their impact on the game throughout the decades. From Jackie Robinson's historic rookie campaign of 1947 to a look at rookie cards that thrill collectors, this issue explores the game's youngest players and their legendary seasons.

Fall 2019

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Our fall 2019 issue of Memories and Dreams featured a look at coaches throughout the game's history. From legendary hitting instructors and pitching mentors to the legacies of Larry Doby and Cal Ripken Sr., coaches have helped the game's brightest stars reach their full potential.

Summer 2019

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The summer 2019 issue of Memories and Dreams focused on road trips throughout the game's history. From the 1869 road trip by the Cincinnati Red Stockings that made the game famous to barnstorming tours by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as well as Bob Feller and Satchel Paige, taking the game on the road has always proved to be a hit.

Opening Day 2019

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The 2019 Opening Day issue of Memories and Dreams looks back at the incredible 1969 baseball season. From the Amazin' Mets to the advent of divisional play and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of professional baseball, 1969 was a watershed year for the National Pastime.

Winter 2018

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Explore the Museum's Shoebox Treasures exhibit, which celebrates the beloved practice of baseball card collecting. From the history of card production to the stories behind the iconic photos, Shoebox Treasures explores the fascinating story of the children's hobby that changed the game.

Fall 2018

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The fall 2018 issue of Memories and Dreams featured a look at the history of baseball uniforms. From jerseys, caps and spikes to the radical redesigns of the 1970s, the Hall of Fame's collection tells the story of the evolution of the togs that became synonymous with the game.

Summer 2018

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The National Pastime has long benefited from expansive coverage in magazines and periodicals. Take a look back at the influential writers and publications that popularized the game, including the historic work of African-American newspapers and the drawings of some of the best-known cartoonists.

Opening Day 2018

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The Opening Day 2018 issue of Memories and Dreams celebrates the connection between motion pictures and baseball, which came of age together in the earliest years of the 20th century. This issue also features a look at the Museum's redesigned Grandstand Theater and the Hall of Fame's new welcome movie, Generations of the Game.

Winter 2017

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In the winter 2017 issue of Memories and Dreams, the equipment of the game was featured – ranging from the evolution of protective equipment to pioneering inventors like A.G. Spalding and Harry Latina.

Fall 2017

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The history of the World Series was featured in the fall 2017 issue of Memories and Dreams, with stories about the Yankees five straight championships from 1949-53, Kirby Puckett's starring role in Game 6 of the 1991 Fall Classic and the evolution of World Series rings.

Summer 2017

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In the third issue of Memories and Dreams in 2017, we take a look at the history and impact made by women on the National Pastime for more the 150 years. From profiles of the first woman Hall of Famer, Effa Manley, and pioneering pitcher Eri Yoshida to a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the beloved film A League of Their Own, baseball’s fabric has long been strengthened with the contributions and dedication of women.

Opening Day 2017

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In our second issue of Memories and Dreams of 2017, we examine baseball’s role in World War I on the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War. From the use of the game as a team-building exercise for new recruits to the military exploits of future Hall of Famers like Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Johnny Evers and Grover Cleveland Alexander, baseball was forever changed during those years while at the same time serving as a bond for soldiers across the globe.

Winter 2016

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In our winter 2016 issue of Memories and Dreams, we explore stories connected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Digital Archive Project. Featuring stories inspired by the award-winning historic photography of Charles Conlon and Osvaldo Salas, this issue brings to light history previously only available in Cooperstown. Our winter issue also features a profile of Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda and Ichiro Suzuki’s first-person account of his Cooperstown visits.

Fall 2016

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The fall 2016 issue of Memories and Dreams features a look at awards throughout the game's history. From unique awards in the Museum's collection like the Hickok Belt to a look at Don Newcombe's record-setting 1956 campaign that featured the first Cy Young Award and the NL MVP Award, this issue features stories that tell the tale of the game's most treasured seasons as well as a profile of Hall of Famer Steve Carlton.

Summer 2016

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In our third edition of Memories and Dreams for 2016, we look at baseball’s longstanding ties to the Great Outdoors. From a feature on Hall of Fame fishing buddies Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr to the story of the mud that has been used for rubbing up baseballs since the 1930s, M&D 3 takes readers on a journey through the elements. Check out additional features on Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa as well as a look back at the first Hall of Fame Game.

Opening Day 2016

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In our Opening Day 2016 issue of Memories and Dreams, we take a look at the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibit Whole New Ballgame. The exhibit highlights the intersection of pop culture and baseball and examines the game’s biggest trends of the last 50 years. Go behind the scenes of Whole New Ballgame on the pages of M&D as we tell the story of the genesis of this exhibit.