Baseball Bits

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Penguin, May 6, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
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A book that covers all the bases!

Everything fans want to know about the Great American Pastime... Written and compiled by baseball expert Dan Schlossberg, this book is chock-full of the best trivia, information, and fun facts about the game. Featuring interviews with players, managers, and other baseball professionals, as well as never-before-told stories, Baseball Bits is sure to hit a home run with just about anyone who's interested in the game.

But that's not all, because beyond the stories and trivia, the die-hard fan also wants the most recent information that affects this season. Inside each book is a password that lets readers log onto a website for up-to-the-minute information only available there. The site is guaranteed to be updated at least once a month-more frequently during the season-to provide readers with everything they need to know about the current season, including:

* The latest trades, and how they'll affect particular Teams
* The best players' current stats
* Who is about to break major records

 

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Contents

Origin Innovation and Evolution
1
Ball Clubs
15
Ballparks
39
Batters and Pitchers
57
Bosses
93
Deals and Steals
125
BallTalk
183
The Baseball Hall of Fame
205
Spring Training
211
Color Clout and Controversy
221
Bibliography
239
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Dan Schlossberg is a former AP sportswriter and author of 33 baseball books, including "Baseball Gold: Mining Nuggets from Our National Pastime" and the 2006 autobiographies of Ron Blomberg and Milo Hamilton; as well as more than 25,000 articles about baseball. His 38-year journalism career runs the gamut from broadcast analyst and commentator to writer, author, and entrepreneur. He is managing editor of aBallTalk, a a syndicated weekly radio baseball show, and is the originator of the baseball theme cruise, coordinating and hosting more than 20 such cruises featuring major league stars.

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