Memories from the Microphone

The National Baseball Hall of Fame (author of Picturing America’s Pastime) interviews Curt Smith for its Virtual Author Series.

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Join renowned historian and author Curt Smith as he discusses his latest book Memories from the Microphone. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the anniversary of the first baseball game broadcast on radio with a virtual program. Smith brings to the written page the magic of baseball over the airwaves. The new book, published by National Baseball Hall of Fame Books, a division of Mango Media Inc., takes readers behind the scenes of some of baseball’s greatest moments with the announcers who brought those games to millions of fans.

Join Smith as he takes us through iconic moments described by legendary announcers like Mel Allen, Red Barber, Harry Caray, Vin Scully.


Picturing America’s Pastime

Historic Photography from the Baseball Hall of Fame Archives

Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations is the mission of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Now, with this unequaled collection of photos from baseball history, you can revel in the moments we share at the ballpark, the grand sweep of the stadium, the drama of the game, and classic images of baseball greats.

Celebrate the history of baseball and baseball photography. Go beyond the standard highlights of baseball history in this collection of rarely seen photos that reveals the full landscape of our national pastime as no other collection can. Selected by the historians and curators at the Baseball Hall of Fame, the photographs reveal the rich relationship between photography and the game.  Each image is accompanied by an historic quote and a detailed caption, often highlighting little-known information about the photographers and techniques used across the 150 plus years covered in the book.