The League of Outsider Baseball
The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball’s Forgotten Heroes is a truly unique look at the players and personalities that exist in the obscure corners of baseball’s history. These are the stories you rarely hear or read about from the fringes of ‘organized’ baseball—the Negro Leagues, semipro town teams, foreign leagues, the low minors, and so on—lovingly collected, and evocatively illustrated, for the first time. The League of Outsider Baseball is a tribute to all the great players, known and unknown, that make baseball the greatest sport in the world.
Gary Cieradkowski is the artist and writer behind The Infinite Baseball Card Set blog. An award-winning graphic artist and illustrator, his designs are featured everywhere: bicycle playing cards, the music department of Barnes & Noble, the Folgers Coffee can, and the graphics for Oriole Park at Camden Yards, still regarded as the best-designed ballpark in the Majors. Growing up a New York Mets fan in the 1970s, Gary learned to live with pain and disappointment until he married his beautiful wife Andrea. The two live happily in Northern Kentucky, unless they discuss the merits of the designated hitter rule.