Baseball by James Kelley

By James Kelley

Textual content and special photos current the historical past, ideas, and fascinating proof of baseball. Base ball [sic] beginnings -- delivery of the professionals --The Babe -- the main Leagues -- The diamond -- Bats and balls -- Baseball gloves -- Hats and helmets -- Uniforms -- Pitching -- Catching -- Infield and outfield -- Batting -- Baserunning -- good day, Blue! -- playing cards and stats -- foreign baseball -- Negro Leagues -- A child's video game -- ladies in baseball -- Ballparks -- Baseball corridor of status -- global sequence heritage -- international sequence heroes --The domestic run -- do you know? -- Baseball calendar/Making the Majors

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The artifacts aren’t replicas—they’re the real McCoy. Along with the hundreds of items on display, the Hall also carefully stores and preserves thousands of other pieces of baseball memorabilia, creating new exhibits each season that highlight different aspects of baseball’s past. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Nolan Ryan The annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony is one of the greatest events of each baseball season. Inductees are presented in front of a crowd of thousands and give speeches broadcast nationwide thanking those who helped them reach the top.

The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1959. A. on the strength of pitcher Sandy Koufax’s magical left arm. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. A TRIP TO THE WHITE HOUSE Pennants representing each major league team Since baseball is America’s pastime, it is only fitting that an annual ritual is for the World Series champions to pay a visit to the White House to meet the President soon after they win the title. President George W. Bush met with manager Mike Scoscia of the 2002 champion Angels.

NO SMOKING This piece of cardboard is worth more than $600,000. Only a handful of this 1910 Honus Wagner card exists, and its rarity plus the baseball collecting craze has helped drive its value up.  The few cards that did make it onto the market have become the most valuable in the sports card world. Robinson actually played first and second base, not outfield. GETTING FANCY AN AMERICAN HERO In 1947, Jackie Robinson not only became the first AfricanAmerican player in Major League history, he became the first black player with a baseball card.

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