Savor the Game’s Memorable Moments with ‘Picturing America’s Pastime’

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Celebrate baseball through a unique selection of photographs from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s unmatched archive of baseball photos.

“Picturing America’s Pastime: Historic Photography from the Baseball Hall of Fame Archives” is a new book that utilizes the Museum’s unequaled collection of photos from baseball history. Revel in the moments we share at the ballpark, the drama of the game and classic images of baseball greats.

Drawing on the Hall of Fame’s archive of more than 300,000 unique images, the Museum’s curatorial team highlights baseball history in this curated collection of rarely seen photos. The photographs reveal the rich relationship between the camera and the game.

“While it may be cliché to say that a picture is worth a thousand words, it is also an understatement,” said Tom Shieber, the Hall of Fame’s senior curator and project manager for the book. “They are really worth much more. Images tell stories that go well beyond words. And the honesty and immediacy of a very special type of image – the photograph – makes for a unique relationship between the picture and the history it records.”

Each image is accompanied by an historic quote and a detailed caption, often highlighting little-known information about the photographers and techniques used across the 150-plus years covered in the book, which is a must-have addition to any baseball library. The images included stand out as examples of exceptional photographic artistry, while at the same time lend themselves to interesting, engaging and often surprising stories.

”I’m thrilled that Mango Publishing and the National Baseball Hall of Fame are collaborating to create such an extraordinary book,” said Christopher McKenney, president and chief executive officer of Mango Publishing. “Baseball fans far and wide will experience the rich history of baseball through stunning photographs of nostalgic ballparks and baseball legends that capture the timeless game’s best moments in history."

Featuring a forward by Hall of Famer and accomplished photographer Randy Johnson and based on the Museum exhibit of the same name, “Picturing America’s Pastime” is available now by clicking here.