Explore the Incredible Stories of the National Pastime with ‘Baseball Memories and Dreams’

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum brings the game’s greatest stories to life every day in Cooperstown and around the world.

Now, some of the game’s best baseball writing – first featured in the Museum’s Official Magazine, Memories and Dreams – is featured in one must-have anthology.

Produced by the Hall of Fame and Mango Publishing, “Baseball Memories & Dreams: Reflections of the National Pastime from the Baseball Hall of Fame” is now available for pre-order. Drawing on more than 20 years of issues of Memories and Dreams magazine, “Baseball Memories & Dreams” features more than two dozen award-winning authors and includes stories of Hall of Famers, historic artifacts and memorable moments from more than 150 years of baseball history.

“Since the Museum’s Membership Program began in 1979, the Museum’s dedicated Members have received our Memories and Dreams magazine and discovered untold stories through the game’s top writers,” said Josh Rawitch, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “From the game’s earliest history to today’s stars, ‘Baseball Memories & Dreams’ has something for every fan. Through this great book and our partners at Mango Publishing, we are able to share those stories that will become a staple of any baseball library.”

Featuring a forward by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and contributors such as John Grisham, Tim Kurkjian, Terence Moore, Dan Shaughnessy and George Vecsey, “Baseball Memories & Dreams” makes the perfect holiday gift and is available for pre-order now from the Hall of Fame’s Online Store. “Baseball Memories & Dreams” can also be ordered through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other book retailers.

“The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum sums up its mission in just six words: Preserving History, Honoring Excellence and Connecting Generations,” Ozzie Smith wrote in the book’s forward. “Those are the stories that appear in every issue of the Hall of Fame’s official magazine, Memories and Dreams, and in this new book.”

To learn about Museum Membership, which includes an annual subscription to Memories and Dreams magazine among many benefits, click here.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Mango Publishing have teamed up to publish additional books under the National Baseball Hall of Fame Books imprint including “Picturing America’s Pastime: Historic Photography from the Baseball Hall of Fame Archives”, “Memories from the Microphone: A Century of Baseball Broadcasting” and “So You Think You Know Baseball? The Baseball Hall of Fame Trivia Book”, all of which are available online or at the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s retail shop in Cooperstown.