Baseball Fantography A Celebration in Snapshots and Stories from the Fans
Baseball Fantography
A Celebration in Snapshots and Stories from the Fans
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2012
  • Price: $19.95
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9
  • ISBN: 1-4197-0213-0
  • EAN: 9781419702136
  • Page Count: 192
  • Illustrations: 250 full-color and black-and-white photographs
  • Format: Hardcover (Paper over Board)
  • Rights: World English, excluding Japan
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Baseball Fantography is a celebration of baseball through the eyes of fans via photos they’ve taken of players, ballparks, and related subjects over the past nine decades, along with essays, sidebars, and quotes. The project originated when the author discovered an old 1960s snapshot of himself as a teenager with his idol, Roger Maris, at Yankee Stadium. Realizing that he couldn’t be the only one with these hidden photographic gems, he began collecting baseball photos taken by fans. The book contains more than 250 never-before-published images (Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, Josh Hamilton) in chapters on subjects like ballparks, spring training, broadcasters, dugouts, and baseball cards, and features contributions from baseball aficionados and notables like Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, a 35-year veteran Topps baseball photographer, and a former president of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Praise for Baseball Fantography:

"The never-before-published shots are cool, offering a new look at the familiar." —New York Post

About the authors

Andy Strasberg, a San Diego Padres executive from 1975 to 1996, operates a consulting firm that offers marketing expertise to baseball personalities, teams, leagues, and the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is the coauthor of Baseball’s Greatest Hit and was the technical consultant on the HBO film 61*. He lives in San Diego. Bob Costas is an award-winning sportscaster.