Do Curve Balls Really Curve?

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 95 pages
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Unlike the handful of other sports trivia books aimed at middle-grade readers -- each of which focuses on one sport -- this book has broad appeal, with 19 different sports included. Not only does it include tidbits from college-level competition along with professional-level sports, but it achieves a balance between men's and women's sports unusual in this subject. All kinds of factoids are found in the pages of this highly entertaining book. Examples of questions answered are:

How was waterskiing invented?

What high school produced the most NBA players?

How many dimples does a golf ball have?

And, of course,

Do curve balls really curve?

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About the author (1999)

David Fischer has written numerous books on sports for adults and young readers, including Greatest Sports Rivalries, The 50 Coolest Jobs in Sports, and Do Curve Balls Really Curve? He has written for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated for Kids, and has worked for Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, and the National Sports Daily. He was presented a Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing in 1998. David lives in River Vale, New Jersey with his wife Carolyn and children Rachel and Jack.

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