Records hold a special place in the hearts and minds of baseball fans. Some records approach sacred status: Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Nolan Ryan’s seven no-hitters, Rickey Henderson’s 1,406 stolen bases, Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive games played and the Yankees’ 27 World Championships are just a few examples. “One for the Books” explores the stories behind not only these, but many of our Game’s sacred records. The exhibit examines records in batting, pitching, base running and fielding as well as team records. Another category describes records including the game’s tallest, shortest, oldest and youngest players, the most seasons played and records held by umpires. Be sure to spend some time exploring the interactive Top Ten Tower, which allows you to search the top 10 lists for career and single-season records throughout baseball history.
Picturing America's Pastime
Since the 19th century, baseball and photography have grown up together.