The Grassroots Baseball project aims to shine a light on the game of baseball as it is played in yards, streets, and small community fields. Away from the bright lights and huge stadiums of the major league game, the project's co-founder, photographer and Sony Artisan Jean Fruth, has been documenting all levels of the amateur game in the US and around the world.

This summer, Jean and her team embarked on the 'Route 66' tour, taking in historical sights from Chicago to Santa Monica. We joined Jean as she worked with Sony's Alpha a9, photographing the people and communities that keep grassroots baseball alive.

Grassroots Baseball - pictures by Jean Fruth

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