Hall of Fame Players: Cooperstown

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Cooperstown Hall of Fame Players profiles the baseball legends and showcases the treasures that are found in America's most popular sports museum, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. This chunky hardcover book invites readers to meet the people who have made baseball America's national pastime for more than a century. Catch a glimpse of the mighty feats of sluggers Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, and pitchers Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson. Relive the extraordinary performances of baseball icons Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. Discover little-known, fascinating facts about more than 200 Major League Baseball and Negro League stars.

For any fan who has visited the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown Hall of Fame Players is an essential companion to the memories. For fans who have not visited the museum, this book is the next-best thing. The book's chapters detail baseball's all-time greatest players position by position:

  • On the Corners: Features famed first and third basemen, including Lou Gehrig, George Sisler, Mike Schmidt, and George Brett.
  • Up the Middle: Showcases the greatest second basemen, shortstops, and catchers, including Jackie Robinson, Robin Yount, Joe Morgan, and Johnny Bench.
  • Can o' Corn: Salutes Willie Mays, Mel Ott, Tony Gwynn, San Musial, and other great outfielders.
  • Toeing the Slab: Pays homage to pitchers, including Nolan Ryan, Whitey Ford, and Catfish Hunter.
  • Out of the Yard: Covers managers and owners, including Casey Stengel, Sparky Anderson, and Bill Veeck.
  • Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Lists each member's year of induction, position, primary career years, and percentage of the Hall of Fame vote they received.

 

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