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New Book Chronicles Baseball Hall Of Fame Game

"Baseball Comes Home" by Dan Valenti to be published July 25, 2008

RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the final installment of the annual Baseball Hall of Fame Game in Cooperstown, "Baseball Comes Home: The History of the Baseball Hall of Fame Game - 1940-2008," the new book by noted baseball author Dan Valenti, will be published Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, July 26-27.

The book traces the 70-year series of the Hall of Fame Game beginning in 1939, the year the Hall of Fame opened with its initial inductees (including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb), to this year's final tilt between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres, to be played at historic Doubleday Field on June 16th in Cooperstown. The classic series began in 1939 with a pickup game to mark Major League Baseball's Centennial. That game featured Ruth, Lefty Grove, Honus Wagner, and other Hall of Famers and All Stars.

Valenti has authored many baseball books, including "The Impossible Dream Remembered," "Clout!", and "Under a Grapefruit Sun." He was awarded a lifetime pass to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July 1989 for his contribution to baseball literature. His work has been widely cited and anthologized. Valenti is a frequent radio and TV guest. He hosted his own daily show for 14 years on WBRK AM-1340 (Pittsfield, MA) and for two years did a Boston Red Sox pre-game show for WUHN and WUPE radio. For many years, Valenti was business partner with Red Sox Hall of Fame Broadcaster Ken Coleman.

"Baseball Comes Home" documents in evocative text and stunning photos the game that annually paid tribute to baseball in the village that bears the honor of "Birthplace of Baseball." The keepsake book will feature many photos from the Hall of Fame archives that have never been published before.

The book is being published by CR Custom Publishing of Richfield Springs, NY. "Baseball Comes Home" is listed at $23.00 plus S&H. The publisher is offering a 10% discount off the listed retail price from June 16th until July 24, 2008. The book can also be ordered at: and





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