Product Description & Features
- Measures 18"x13"
- Weighs 26 pounds making this one of the most monumental publications ever produced
- Features over 400 pages, approximately 400 photographs, including many hidden jewels from MLB's archives, accompanied by 60,000 words comprising classic excerpts from the memoirs of notable players and specially-commissioned features by leading writers such as Steve Wulf, Roger Kahn, Robert Creamer and Jayson Stark
The Official Major League Baseball Opus Classic Edition
From humble origins on the Elysian Fields of Hoboken, New Jersey, in the mid-nineteenth century to its present-day incarnation as a global force, baseball has a dramatic and colorful history. Baseball Opus and Major League Baseball®, have teamed up to launch the latest edition in the Opus Collection with the release of The Official Major League Baseball Opus Classic Edition. From Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle to Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken Jr., Derek Jeter, Ichiro and Albert Pujols, this publication tells baseball's epic story on a scale unmatched in the history of illustrated publishing.
Complementing the chronological narrative of the Opus are interludes exploring baseball themes such as Spring Training, record streaks, ballparks, the All-Star game, pennant races and the World Series. Each of the 30 current Major League teams is also featured with details of their highlights, players and the quirks of history that have shaped their development.
Country Of Origin: China