A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations that Shaped Baseball

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Ivan R. Dee, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 626 pages
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The only book ever to win both the Seymour Medal and the Casey Award as the best baseball book of the year, Peter Morris's magisterial encyclopedia of the national pastime will surprise, delight, and educate even the most knowledgeable fan. With its thousand-odd entries, A Game of Inches illuminates the origins of items ranging from catcher's masks to hook slides to intentional walks to baseball's reserve clause. Now with new material and completely redesigned in a one-volume paperback, the book remains endlessly fascinating, impeccably researched, and engagingly written.

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User Review  - Nestus_Gurley - LibraryThing

Peter Morris is quickly establishing himself as the next big thing in baseball-research circles. This book and its companion volume are two big reasons why. Concise write-ups, in-text documentation, and the author's unimpeachable good sense are all worth noting. Read full review

A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball: The Game Behind the Scenes

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Morris, author of the informativeThe Game on the Field , has now written the no-less-interesting second and concluding volume of his encyclopedia of baseball. His first text provided a wealth of data ... Read full review

Contents

THE THINGS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED
13
BATTING
42
Trying to Be a SuCceSful Hitter Without Hitting
59
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Peter Morris, one of the foremost historians of early baseball in America, has also written Catcher, But Didn't We Have Fun?, Level Playing Fields, and Baseball Fever. A former national and international Scrabble champion, he lives in Haslett, Michigan.

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