Are all professional baseball bats made out of wood? What is a designated hitter? Who has the highest lifetime batting average in baseball history? These questions and many more are answered. Readers explore the careers of the greatest hitters in history—from Babe Ruth to Ryan Howard. Detailed photographs and memorable fun facts bring this aspect of baseball front and center. Readers even get tips on how to swing for the fences just like their heroes.
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