Smithsonian releases greatest baseball collection book

Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game’s Greatest Heroes and Moments is a memorabilia book that showcases the world’s most coveted and precious baseball uniforms from twentieth century Major League Baseball players.

game-worn-bookc-webThis includes the historically significant jerseys, jackets, hats, and other collectibles that together tell as much about the history and soul of America as they do about the game and its players.

Some of the highlights presented in this book include Babe Ruth’s road jersey from his first season with the New York Yankees (1920), the sole surviving uniform from the infamous 1919 World Series, Joe DiMaggio’s rookie uniform from 1936, the Boston Red Sox road uniform Ted Williams wore during his epic 1941 season, Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey from the 1952 season, Bill Mazeroski’s Pittsburgh Pirates home uniform worn to hit the game-winning home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, and many others chosen for the significance of the player, moment in baseball history, or uniform style.

Game Worn chronicles the evolution of baseball uniforms using sumptuous photography and poignant, lively narratives exploring their significance. The book also features a first-of-its-kind illustrated compendium that defines terms every baseball fan and collector needs to know, from the All-Star Game uniform to the Zig-Zag Stitch.

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