One for the Books:
Baseball Records and the Stories Behind Them

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown NY

Numbers are an obsession for baseball fans; some are held as pinnacle achievements, others guarded as nearly sacred, and often applied to the daily appreciation of the game. The sport has reciprocated by marking achievement - or infamy - through over a century of detailed statistics. While records tell the basic facts: the who, what, when and where - these sources rarely reveal the most telling information: the how and why. How did a ballpark affect the record? Why did a pitcher take the mound so often? How has new research altered past numbers?

One for the Books: Baseball Records and the Stories Behind Them features over 200 artifacts, videos of memorable record-setting moments, trivia games and an interactives. The exhibit highlights hundreds of records in a gallery that occupies over 1,500 square feet of permanent exhibit space in the heart of baseball, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY.

For fans who love to compare and contrast numbers, records and record holders, this exhibit is mesmerizing.
— Jeff Idelson, President, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

All Photography
(Milo Stewart Jr./NBHoF Library)


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Client:
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Fabrication:
Hadley Exhibits

Data Collaboration:
Baseball-Reference.com

Media Integration:
Ancora Productions

Digital Production:
NETG
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