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Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Baseball Americana is a lavishly illustrated history of America’s favorite sport, compiled from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, now available from Smithsonian Books. From baseball’s biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and little League games, Baseball Americana tells the history of baseball’s hardscrabble o ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Smithsonian (first published 2009)
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Jesse Houle
Dec 16, 2009 Jesse Houle marked it as to-read
Recommended to Jesse by: NPR's All Things Considered
I learned more about baseball's history in the 5 minutes they spent discussing this book on the air than I probably have since Little League.

Interesting nugz included:
A photograph of Babe Ruth laying unconscious on the field after knocking himself out diving into a fence to catch a ball, a photograph of major leaugers posing nude like Greek heroes dated in the early 1900's, women's leagues and women in the majors througout the first few decades of the 20th century (far before the teams depicted
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Sue
Jan 30, 2010 Sue rated it it was amazing
Shelves: baseball-books
My husband gave me this great book for Christmas & I'm going to have fun slowly reading it all. I never thought that the Library of Congress would have the largest collection of baseball memorabilia. Finally finished this from cover to cover. This is a wonderful volume of baseball trivia & information.
Daryl Grigsby
Aug 05, 2011 Daryl Grigsby is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
great photos and fascinating information about black baseball. best player on the ill-fated 1898 USS Maine was a black pitcher named William Lambert; who later died in the explosion
James
Dec 25, 2014 James rated it it was amazing
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Read 193 pages in one day. Good stuff. Don't know why, but never thought of the Library of Congress as being a treasure trove of baseball stuff, but it is.
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Good collection of old time baseball photos and history.
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Great coffee table book with photos, ads, posters, etc from the sport I love so much
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