Series: FAQ Pop Culture
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Author: Tom DeMichael
Was Abner Doubleday the architect of baseball? What exactly did it mean to be a “professional” baseball player in the 1870s? What goes on in the front office? What exactly is the Eephus pitch? What are “the tools of ignorance”? Readers will find the answers to these questions – and many others – in the pages of this remarkable baseball reference that's essential reading for fans of the game.
Part history book, part instructional guide, and part reference manual, Baseball FAQ covers all the bases – from the rules of the game to the ballparks of yesterday and today, from the minors to the major league, from the stats to the food. This engaging, compulsively readable tome offers baseball fans of all ages a wealth of fun facts and anecdotes on America's favorite pastime, including sections on the All-American Girls Professional Ball League, the Negro Leagues, the basic skills of baseball, baseball in the movies, the scandals, and the Hall of Famers.
Inventory #HL 00131156
“What else is there to say about America's pastime, the great game of baseball? It's not so much about whether there is anything more to say, but there certainly is a new way to look at the game and its rich history...Both research and writing are terrific in this book. No baseball fan should be without this in their library.” – San Francisco Book Review
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