100 Baseball Icons

100 Baseball Icons

From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Archive

By Terry Heffernan (Photographer); Kit Hinrichs (Designed by); Delphine Hirasuna (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

Ten Speed Press, Hardcover, 9781580089166, 109pp.

Publication Date: April 2008

100 BASEBALL ICONS presents the treasures of the most famous repository of baseball memorabilia in the world, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Given access to the Hall's vast archives, award-winning photographer and lifelong baseball aficionado Terry Heffernan unearths artifacts that represent some of the outstanding achievements and legends in baseball history, including Babe Ruth's bat, "Shoeless Joe" Jackson's tattered shoes, and more. Heffernan's arresting compositions capture the beauty and magic of these charged objects, hitting home the excitement that has captivated fans for more than a century.
A commemorative collection of 100 photographs of baseball memorabilia from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and museum. In 2006, a record 76 million fans attended Major League Baseball games.

About the Author

Hinrichs is a principal in Pentagram Design, Inc, an international design consultancy. He graduated from the Art Center College of Deisgn, Los Angeles. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NY and San Francisco.

Delphine Hirasuna is the author of several nonfiction books, including "Long May She Wave," "The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946," "Presidio Gateways: Views of a National Landmark at San Francisco's Golden Gate," and "100 Baseball Icons," among others. In addition to guest curating "The Art of Gaman" exhibition, which was shown at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in 2010, she also is the editor of @Issue: Journal of Business and Design. Delphine is a third-generation Californian.

Praise For 100 Baseball Icons

"Elegant color photos of . . . legendary baseball memorabilia, all enshrined at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., make this classy collection almost as good as being there in person."
-American Profile online "Our Pick"

"...objects of legend for fans of the 'national pastime'."-Alaska Airlines Magazine

"...a choice little gift item."-BookPage

"...a beautiful collection of Heffernan's imagery, Hirasuna's compelling descriptions, and Hinrichs' clean, modern layout."
-mlb.com the official site of Major League Baseball