Baseball Memories & Dreams

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Discover What Made Baseball America’s Pastime 

#1 New Release in Baseball Statistics

Baseball Memories & Dreams celebrates the iconic moments, heroes, and trends that define baseball for its millions of fans  

This compendium of baseball writing covers it all—recollections of Hall of Famers and narratives from top baseball writers; stories on the rich iconography and history of the game across the full diversity of players, teams, and leagues; and reflections on the way America’s pastime has shaped our culture. Selected from the Baseball Hall of Fame’s member magazine, Baseball Memories & Dreams brings to life the best of baseball. 

More than just a baseball history book. Revel in America’s pastime and explore baseball history in articles written by notable sports writers, Hall of Famers, media personalities, and the Hall’s own expert historians. Baseball Memories & Dreams showcases the best of baseball facts, baseball biographies, and baseball media personalities into a robust catalogue of known and unknown information.

Get the inside scoop into the lives of baseball giants like Johnny Bench, Peter Gammons, John Grisham, Tim Kurkjian, Ichiro Suzuki, Joe Torre, and more. From their stories, gain insight into each individual life to see just what trials and hardships made these men into the best baseball players in history. With Baseball Memories & Dreams in hand, you’ll see America’s pastime in a new light.

Inside, you’ll find over 70 articles on America’s pastime, highlighting:

  • Baseball facts, baseball biographies, stats, and artifacts—and the history and lore behind them
  • Coverage of Black, Hispanic, and woman players
  • Stories about baseball’s great players, teams, and rivalries, as well as the moments that trace the game’s wide-ranging history 

If you enjoy baseball books—best sellers like The Baseball 100Cloudbuster Nine, or Talking to GOATS—you’ll love Baseball Memories & Dreams.

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So You Think You Know Baseball

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Baseball Facts and MLB Trivia for the Ultimate Baseball Fan

#1 New Release in Statistics and Baseball History

In this third title published by National Baseball Hall of Fame Books, test your knowledge of baseball trivia against the experts—the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The history of baseball is etched in its trivia. No American sport is chronicled through its trivia and statistics more than baseball. Now, the National Baseball Hall of Fame presents the ultimate baseball trivia book, So You Think You Know Baseball

Hit it out of the park at your MLB trivia night or in an after-dinner baseball quiz with your family. Selected by the historians and curators at the Baseball Hall of Fame, over 100 years of rich baseball history is packed into this virtual reference guide of facts, figures, and fascinating tidbits about our national pastime. 

In So You Think You Know Baseball, find 450 challenging baseball trivia questions organized into nine themed chapters covering a wide range of baseball history:

  • Baseball Firsts – famous firsts for almost every aspect of baseball history
  • First Year Phenoms – rookie sensations and first year wonders
  • Legendary Sluggers – Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth & more
  • Historic Hurlers – celebrated pitchers and their remarkable accomplishments on the mound
  • Record Breakers – notable players and teams who left their mark in the record books
  • Hall of Famers – baseball’s all-time greats enshrined in Cooperstown
  • Baseball in Pop Culture – discover the many ways baseball has influenced American culture
  • The Postseason – highlighting the celebrated moments in World Series history
  • Baseball Potpourri – unique facts about America’s Pastime

Also don’t miss other titles published by National Baseball Hall of Fame Books, Picturing America’s Pastime, Memories from the Microphone, and Baseball Memories and Dreams.

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Memories from the Microphone

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Voices of the Game

Curt Smith is “…the voice of authority on baseball broadcasting.” —USA Today

#1 New Release in Photography, Baseball Statistics, Photo Essays, and Photojournalism

In this second in a series of Baseball Hall of Fame books, celebrate the larger-than-life role played by radio and TV baseball announcers in enhancing the pleasure of our national pastime.

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of baseball broadcasting. The first baseball game ever broadcast on radio was on August 5, 1921 by Harold Wampler Arlin, a part-time baseball announcer on Pittsburgh’s KDKA, America’s first commercially licensed radio station. The Pirates defeated the Phillies 8-5.

An insider’s view of baseball. Now you can own Memories from the Microphone and experience baseball from author Curt Smith. He has spent much of his life covering baseball radio and TV, and previously authored baseball books including the classic Voices of The Game.

Relive baseball’s storied past through the eyes of famed baseball announcers. Organized chronologically, Memories from the Microphone charts the history of baseball broadcasting. Enjoy celebrated stories and personalities that have shaped the game—from Mel Allen to Harry Caray, Vin Scully to Joe Morgan, Ernie Harwell to Red Barber.

Also discover:

  • Images from the Baseball Hall of Fame’s matchless archive
  • Anecdotes and quotes from Curt Smith’s original research
  • Interviews with broadcast greats
  • Little-known stories, such as Ronald Reagan calling games for WHO Des Moines in the 1930s
  • Accounts of diversity in baseball broadcasting, including the TV coverage of Joe Morgan and earlier Hispanic pioneers Buck Canel and Rafael (Felo) Ramirez
  • A special section devoted to the Ford C. Frick Award and inductees since its inception in 1978

Also take a nostalgic trip down baseball's memory lane with other Baseball Hall of Fame books:  Picturing America’s Pastime, So You Think You Know Baseball, and Baseball Memories and Dreams.

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Picturing America's Pastime

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Baseball Photography Classics

“It’s a great addition to your coffee table, or as a gift to the baseball fan in your life.” ―baseballmusings.com

#1 New Release in Photojournalism, Photo Essays, Statistics, History, Sports Photography, and Sports

Picturing America’s Pastime celebrates baseball through a unique photography collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s unmatched archive of baseball photos.

Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations is the mission of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Now, with this unequaled collection of photos from baseball history, you can revel in the moments we share at the ballpark, the grand sweep of the stadium, the drama of the game, and classic images of baseball greats.

Celebrate the history of baseball and baseball photography. Go beyond the standard highlights of baseball history in this collection of rarely seen photos that reveals the full landscape of our national pastime as no other collection can. Selected by the historians and curators at the Baseball Hall of Fame, the photographs reveal the rich relationship between photography and the game.  Each image includes 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.

Experience the storied history of this great game through iconic images:

  • Panoramic photos of historic stadiums
  • A thoughtful Honus Wagner studying his bat
  • Early African American team portraits and photos of such greats as Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, and Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso
  • And much more!

If you have enjoyed baseball photography books such as The Story of Baseball: In 100 Photographs, 100 Year in Pinstripes: The New York Yankees in Photographs, or Baseball: An Illustrated History, you will love The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Picturing America’s Pastime.

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