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.