Synopses & Reviews
Five years after the publication of The Baseball Book, the Sports Illustrated editorial team that created that New York Times best-seller returns with this updated and expanded edition. This 326-page revision brings the original edition up to the minute, with more than 80 pages of new material, including timely stories by Sports Illustrated's best writers and 60 pages of spectacular new photographs up to and including the San Francisco Giants' World Series triumph over the Texas Rangers last October. With unforgettable pictures and award-winning words, this lavish volume brings to life the epic teams and colorful characters, the crucial plays and classic games, the personalities and performances and artifacts that have kept baseball at the heart of American sports for more than a century. The Baseball Book is a perennial favorite in the highly successful series of coffee-table books released by Sports Illustrated every holiday season since 2004.
Highlighted by more than three hundred photographs, a celebration of America's National Pastime captures the great teams, players, games, memorabilia, artifacts, and important moments throughout the more than one hundred years of baseball history. 200,000 first printing.
This collection of writing by world-class writers including Frank Deford, Peter Gammons and Tom Verducci brings together the stories of football's greatest heroes and villains, legendary quests and pennant races.
Along with stunning photography--including every one of the magazine's covers since 1954--and the great writing that has appeared in "Sports Illustrated's" pages, this invaluable volume is chock-full of facts and figures spanning a half-century of American sports.