The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum plans to release a series of books as part of a new agreement with Mango Publishing.
With a new imprint under the Mango umbrella, called National Baseball Hall of Fame Books, the Hall plans to publish two to three titles per year, beginning in May of 2021 with Picturing America’s Pastime – based on the Museum’s extensive photographic collection, including rare photos of Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Honus Wagner and others.
The list of books to be produced will be developed under the editorial guidance of Mango’s Acquisitions Editor Jane Kinney Denning, who lives not far from Cooperstown.
“The possibilities seem endless, given the depth and breadth of the Hall’s collections and expertise in the history of the game,” remarked Brenda Knight, an associate publisher at Mango.
In addition to Picturing America’s Pastime, the 2021 National Baseball Hall of Fame Books release schedule includes Memories from the Mic, by Curt Smith, book on baseball broadcasting, to be published in early August on the centennial of the first radio broadcast of a baseball game. The imprint also plans to release the first in a series of trivia books in November, in time for the holiday season.
Items from the Hall’s collection have been featured in numerous titles in the past, including last year’s The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection and the 2013 release of Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame.