Baseball in the Berkshires, a County's Common Bond by Jim Overmyer, Kevin Larkin, Larry Moore, and Norman Rockwell Museum Curator of Education Tom Daly.
Baseball in the Berkshires tells the extraordinary local history of baseball in western Massachusetts, where the game was first mentioned in a legal document in 1791. It was in the Berkshires, often captured in the iconic paintings of Norman Rockwell, the model for the sport as we now know it was born. Home to one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the country still in use, the Berkshires has contributed over one hundred major league players including two native born who are in the Baseball Hall of Fame. With over 40 rarely seen photographs and comprehensive lists and information on players, each turn of the page brings new appreciation for baseball as America's favorite pastime.
Paperback, 174 pages.