One of baseball’s preeminent photographers, Sony Artisan of Imagery Jean Fruth has built a storied career documenting America’s favorite pastime. After capturing the attention of Major League Baseball and the National Football League with her front page–worthy shots, she spent a decade covering the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, and San Francisco 49ers before helping build the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s archive. In 2019, Jean co-founded Grassroots Baseball, a nonprofit that promotes and celebrates amateur baseball globally. She is documenting this mission in a series of books, starting with Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin (2019) and Grassroots Baseball: Route 66 (2022). She is also a traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball and La Vida Sports, digital media companies that share the stories of Latino sports across the United States and Latin America.