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A deluxe baseball treasury unlike any other, complete with essays, photos, and player bios from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Everyone dreams of Cooperstown. It's a hallowed name in baseball, for players as well as their fans. It's a house where legends live; it's everything that's great about the game.

Never before has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum published a complete registry of inductees with plaques, photographs, and extended biographies. In this unique, 75th anniversary edition, hear the stories of every player inducted into the Hall, organized by position. Each section begins with an original essay by a living Hall of Famer who played that position: Hank Aaron, George Brett, Orlando Cepeda, Carlton Fisk, Tommy Lasorda, Joe Morgan, Jim Rice, Cal Ripken Jr., Nolan Ryan, and Robin Yount.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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The Almost Complete Roster of the Hall of Fame

Hearing the stories of those who have been voted into the Hall of Fame, especially those who played before and at the turn of the 20th Century and those who played in the Negro Leagues, gives the game a much grander standing. The introductions of the positions prior to the reading of the biographies in order of the year they were inducted was a nice touch although Orlando Cepeda was harder to understand. It was still nice to have the players read their own biographies.
My one complaint is that while this says it has a complete roster of inductees, it does not include executives, announcers or umpires. I was getting to the end of managers and looking forward to hearing about the umpires and the book ended. These men gave as much to the game as any player, many times much, much more in time and dedication, and they are not included in this book. One of the great things about the Hall of Fame is that is for those who belong regardless of how they got there and only by merit. There is no "Superstars Wing," "Barely Made It Wing," and "Mistaken Entry Wing." They are all Hall of Famers. Not including the executive, announcers and umpires who are members of the Hall of Fame is quite disrespectful to the job they did.

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Incredible Treasure

Awesome to hear all of the personal inspirational stories, voices, and funny anecdotes of the greats.
Would definitely recommend it

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A perfect book for a baseball fan.

What did you love best about The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats?

I loved the profiles of every member that was inducted prior to the publication of the book.

What other book might you compare The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats to and why?

I listened to no other book that compares to this one.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

All of the narrators did an excellent job reading.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction to the book was absolute frustration that more black players are not inducted based on there stats.