The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball's Forgotten Heroes

The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball's Forgotten Heroes

From an award-winning photo artist and baseball historian comes a strikingly unique illustrated background of baseball’s forgotten heroes, together with stars of the Negro Leagues, barnstorming groups, semi-pro leagues, international leagues, and recognized avid gamers like Shoeless Joe Jackson, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Joe DiMaggio sooner than they completed notoriety.

From a tender age, Gary Cieradkowski had a keenness for baseball’s unheralded heroes. encouraged through his father and their shared love of the game, Cieradkowski started growing “outsider” baseball playing cards, which will inform the little-known tales of baseball’s many unsung heroes—alongside a few of baseball’s maximum avid gamers ahead of they have been recognized. The League of Outsider Baseball is a tribute to all of these who’ve performed the sport, identified and unknown.

Shining a mild into the darkish corners of baseball history—from Mickey Mantle’s minor league days to Negro League greats like Josh Gibson and Leon Day; to people who such a lot by no means knew performed the sport, similar to Frank Sinatra, who had his personal ball membership in Forties Hollywood; financial institution robber John Dillinger, who used to be a promising shortstop and took day out among robberies to wait Cubs video games; or even a couple of US presidents—this ebook is a wealthy, visible tribute to America’s hobby.

Meticulously researched, superbly illustrated utilizing a different, classic baseball-card-style, and jam-packed with a colourful and wealthy solid of characters, this ebook is a prized collector’s merchandise and should be adored by way of enthusiasts of every age.

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