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Classic Baseball Photographs (1869-1947) by Donald Honig


Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good. 1999. Smithmark. Illustrated.

A stunning photo gallery chronicling baseball's early history, Classic Baseball Photographs 1869-1947 is one of the most beautiful compilations of sports photographs ever published. Beginning with the team portrait of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, this spectacular book charts the course of the boys of summer through the Black Sox scandal and World War II years to the Negro League and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Each picture transports the viewer back to a different exciting moment when baseball was still in its youth, while Donald Honig's thoughtful, authoritative text puts the images into context. Included are priceless photographs of immortal greats like Shoeless Joe Jackson, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Jackie Robinson, as well as wonderful images documenting lesser-known athletes who contributed to baseball's glorious early years.