The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia
Pete Palmer, Gary Gillette, Stuart Shea, Matthew Silverman, Greg Spira
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Feb 1, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 1742 pages
From ESPN, the sports experts, comes the most informative baseball compilation ever created—and the next best thing to watching the home team win!
A baseball lover’s ultimate guide, based on a remarkable database compiled by the award-winning godfather of statistical baseball analysis, Pete Palmer, and edited by respected baseball historian and commentator Gary Gillette. Featuring totally revised and up-to-date statistics, this all-star encyclopedia is the most complete and accurate baseball database ever compiled. Brought to fans at an unbeatable price, it’s brimming with illuminating essays and information. There’s comprehensive year-by-year and team-by-team batting and pitching statistics for all players in major league history; all-time leaders in 150 categories; all-inclusive coverage of career interruptions due to wartime military service; and loads more stats and facts on teams, managers, and ballparks.
“I want a bumper sticker: You can have my Baseball Encyclopedia when you tear it from my cold, dead hands.” –Bill James, Author of the Historical Baseball Abstract
“Baseball fans haven’t been able to get this much for so little since baseball cards were a quarter a pack.”—Mat Olkin, writer and editor for USA Today and Sports Weekly
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The ESPN Baseball EncyclopediaUser Review - Overstock.com
I would highly recommend this book for both the novice and avid fan. It is a good value and it is packed with information. For fans of The Sporting News Baseball Register, this book is the only similar thing out there. When Street & Smith's bought The Sporting News, they dissolved the book department (A BAD DECISION!!), and no longer print any of the sports player register's. So, if you enjoyed the Sporting News Player Register's, you will enjoy this book, as well as The ESPN Football Encyclopedia. Both books have register's for ever player who ever played and are loaded with historical information. Plus, when you order from Overstock, you get good value, great customer service, and speedy shipping. I've ordered several times from Overstock and have had only one problem, which they MORE THAN TOOK CARE OF. ...
Review: The ESPN Baseball EncyclopediaUser Review - Meredith Henning - Goodreads
Matthias LOVES this tome, it goes many places with him. He's building a spreadsheet of all his favorite players and has created a nice study for himself on the science of baseball!! Read full review
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