The rules of baseball: an anecdotal look at the rules of baseball and how they came to be

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Lyons & Burford, Apr 1, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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Fascinating in their origins, central to the history of the game and to how it is played today, the rules of baseball provide never-ending material for the arguments, anecdotes, and great moments that make baseball what it is.In The Rules of Baseball, David Nemec relates the history of the rules, explores how the rules have changed and why, and relates some of the many memorable episodes in baseball in which the rules have played a central role: the famed "Pine Tar Game," the beaning of Ray Chapman, and many more.The book is illustrated with over 50 black-and-white photographs of key moments in the evolution of baseball's rules. The Rules of Baseball will be required reading for anyone who wants to know the game well - and for the millions of fans who want to know it better.

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David Nemec is the author of "The Rules of Baseball," "The Baseball Challenge Quiz Book," and "Great Baseball Feats, Facts, and Firsts," He lives in San Francisco.
Mark Rucker is the proprietor of Transcendental Graphics in Boulder, Colorado, and is one of the country's foremost archivists of baseball photographs.

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