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Memorable Moments

For more than a century, the game of baseball has captivated a nation—and filled history with unforgettable moments that will live forever. Now in Memorable Moments, thirty of the sport’s greatest milestones are celebrated in one splendid volume that every fan will cherish.

Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred and thirty photographs, some never before published, and including original statistical analysis and commentary, Ken Leiker brings to life these astonishing feats in all their glory. Inside there is Lou Gehrig’s stirring “luckiest man” farewell speech at Yankee Stadium; Willie Mays’s catch in the far reaches of center field at the Polo Grounds; Joe DiMaggio’s fifty-six-game hitting streak during the magical season of 1941; Bobby Thomson’s dramatic homer that gave the New York Giants the 1951 National League pennant; Don Larsen’s pitcher-perfect game in the 1956 World Series; Reggie Jackson’s three consecutive out-of-the-park blasts in the 1977 World Series; and the incredible power displays by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in 1998 and Barry Bonds in 2001.

Major League Baseball’s Memorable Moments captures dazzling individual performances, intense season-long rivalries, career excellence, heated emotion, and important historical events. This momentous tribute is for anyone who has ever thrilled to the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd.


From the Hardcover edition.