Classic Baseball (Hardcover)

The Photographs of Walter Iooss Jr

By Walter Iooss, Dave Anderson

Harry N. Abrams, 9780810982505, 210pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2006

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Description

Joe Dimaggio, Sandy Koufax, Cal Ripken, Sammy Sosa: more than mere athletes, these men, with their superlative physical skills, grace under pressure, and all-too-human foibles, rank as classic American heroes. Here, world-famous photographer Walter Iooss Jr. presents equally classic images of baseball greats of the past 40 years. Combining nostalgic postwar-era portraits with action shots of today's most popular players, and enhanced by the commentary of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Anderson, "Classic Baseball" offers the definitive illustrated account of the sport since the 1960s.
Special features like a six-page gatefold, collages created by Iooss exclusively for the book, and several never-before-published images make this the natural follow-up to Abrams' top-selling "Baseball's Golden Age."
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