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The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime (Paperback)
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For fans of baseball trivia, this updated version of The New Baseball Bible, first published as The Baseball Catalog in 1980 and selected as a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate, is sure to provide something for everyone, regardless of team allegiance. The book covers the following topics: beginnings of baseball, rules and records, umpires, how to play the game (i.e., strategy), equipment, ballparks, famous faces (i.e., Hank Aaron vs. Babe Ruth), managers, executives, trades, the media, big moments in history, the language of baseball, superstitions and traditions, spring training, today's game, and much more. Veteran sportswriter Dan Schlossberg weaves in facts, figures, and famous quotes, discusses strategy, and provides stats and images--many of them never previously published elsewhere. With this book, you'll discover how the players' approach, use of equipment, and even salaries and schedules have changed over time. You will also learn the origin of team and player nicknames, fun facts about the All-Star Game and World Series, and so much more. The New Baseball Bible serves as the perfect gift for fans of America's pastime.
About the Author
Dan Schlossberg, a former AP sportswriter, is the author of 37 baseball books, including When the Braves Ruled the Diamond; Called Out but Safe, a collaboration with former umpire Al Clark, Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story, and The 300 Club: Have We Seen the Last of Baseball s 300-Game Winners. The baseball editor of Latino Sports, he writes for USA TODAY Sports Weekly, New York Natives, New Jersey Lifestyle, and various Boston Red Sox publications, among others. An unabashed Braves fan since 1957 when the Milwaukee Braves beat the Yankees in the World Series, Dan has followed the team closely as both a fan and a sportswriter for more than fifty years. Jay Johnstone played for eight different teams during a 20-year career that stretched from 1966 through 1985. He won two World Series rings while ringing up a reputation as a prolific pinch-hitter and clubhouse prankster. His exploits are documented in his books Temporary Insanity, Over the Edge, and Some of My Best Friends are Crazy. Alan Schwarz is the author of The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics and Once Upon a Game: Baseball's Greatest Memories. Schwarz attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a mathematics major. He received the Excellence in Statistical Reporting award from the American Statistical Association in 2013."