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Baseball in the Berkshires

$19.95

This book tells the extraordinary history of baseball in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, where the game was first mentioned in a legal document in 1791. In this western Massachusetts region, often captured in the iconic paintings of Norman Rockwell, the model for the sport as we now know it was born.

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Baseball in the Berkshires tells the extraordinary history of baseball in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, where the game was first mentioned in a legal document in 1791. Even renowned Stockbridge artist Norman Rockwell painted several aspects of the game. In this county, the largest in the Commonwealth, the model for the international 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 revelations and surprises on America’s “pastime.”