Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin (Signed by Randy Johnson)

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In Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, photographer Jean Fruth features more than 250 of the best images from all levels of the amateur game in various US cities, as well as several hotbeds of baseball around the world. Each chapter opens with a portrait of a baseball legend and a first-person essay recounting his early memories of playing the game. Some of the stars highlighted in this full-color book include Whitey Ford, Vladimir Guerrero, Hank Aaron, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, and Ichiro Suzuki. The pages that follow in each chapter document the game from sandlots to big-time ballparks, and at every level of organized baseball, giving readers a window into how these legends' careers began. With an introduction by Cal Ripken, Jr., a foreword by Steve Wulf, and an afterword by Johnny Bench, this book makes the perfect gift for baseball fans of all teams.

Jean Fruth has been a photographer for nearly two decades and shooting baseball for the past 15 years. She covered the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, before turning her attention to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, where she helped to build the museum’s profile and photo archive. Today, Fruth is the traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball, a digital media company and Hall of Fame partner that tells the story of Latino baseball across the United States and Latin America. She is recognized by Sony as one of its 45 Sony Artisans of Imagery, world-wide.

  • Author: Jean Fruth
  • Hand signed by Hall of Famer Randy Johnson
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Published: May, 2019
  • Dimensions: 13 x 1.25 x 9.2 inches
Player Biography
Over 22 big league seasons, Randy Johnson won 303 games – the fifth-best total among all left-handers at the time of his retirement. The 6-foot-10 Johnson won the American League Cy Young Award in 1995 with the Mariners and four straight National League Cy Young Awards with the Diamondbacks from 1999-2002. A fearsome competitor and 10-time All-Star, Johnson led his league in strikeouts nine times, mixing a blistering fastball with a darting slider. He shared World Series Most Valuable Player honors with Diamondbacks teammate Curt Schilling after going 3-0 in the 2001 Fall Classic, leading Arizona to a seven-game victory over the Yankees.

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In Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, photographer Jean Fruth features more than 250 of the best images from all levels of the amateur game in various US cities, as well as several hotbeds of baseball around the world. Each chapter opens with a portrait of a baseball legend and a first-person essay recounting his early memories of playing the game. Some of the stars highlighted in this full-color book include Whitey Ford, Vladimir Guerrero, Hank Aaron, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, and Ichiro Suzuki. The pages that follow in each chapter document the game from sandlots to big-time ballparks, and at every level of organized baseball, giving readers a window into how these legends' careers began. With an introduction by Cal Ripken, Jr., a foreword by Steve Wulf, and an afterword by Johnny Bench, this book makes the perfect gift for baseball fans of all teams.

Jean Fruth has been a photographer for nearly two decades and shooting baseball for the past 15 years. She covered the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, before turning her attention to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, where she helped to build the museum’s profile and photo archive. Today, Fruth is the traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball, a digital media company and Hall of Fame partner that tells the story of Latino baseball across the United States and Latin America. She is recognized by Sony as one of its 45 Sony Artisans of Imagery, world-wide.

  • Author: Jean Fruth
  • Hand signed by Hall of Famer Randy Johnson
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Published: May, 2019
  • Dimensions: 13 x 1.25 x 9.2 inches
Player Biography
Over 22 big league seasons, Randy Johnson won 303 games – the fifth-best total among all left-handers at the time of his retirement. The 6-foot-10 Johnson won the American League Cy Young Award in 1995 with the Mariners and four straight National League Cy Young Awards with the Diamondbacks from 1999-2002. A fearsome competitor and 10-time All-Star, Johnson led his league in strikeouts nine times, mixing a blistering fastball with a darting slider. He shared World Series Most Valuable Player honors with Diamondbacks teammate Curt Schilling after going 3-0 in the 2001 Fall Classic, leading Arizona to a seven-game victory over the Yankees.

Men's Jerseys

JERSEY SIZE 40 44 48 52 56 60
Size Equivalent S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Chest 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"
Waist 28 - 30" 32 - 34" 36 - 38" 40 - 42" 44 - 46" 48 - 50" 52 - 54"
Hip 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"