The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia

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Sterling Publishing Company, Mar 18, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 1808 pages
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From the sports experts at ESPN comes the most informative baseball compilation ever created—and the next best thing to watching the home team win! 
“I want a bumper sticker: You can have my Baseball Encyclopedia when you tear it from my cold, dead hands.”  —Bill James, author of the Historical Baseball Abstract
“Baseball fans haven’t been able to get this much for so little since baseball cards were a quarter a pack.”  —Mat Olkin, writer and editor for USA Today and Sports Weekly A baseball lover’s ultimate guide, based on a remarkable database compiled by the award-winning godfather of statistical baseball analysis, Pete Palmer, and edited by baseball historian and commentator Gary Gillette. Featuring totally revised and up-to-date statistics, this all-star encyclopedia presents the most complete and accurate portrait of the game of baseball ever compiled. Brought to fans at an unbeatable price, it’s brimming with illuminating essays and information. There’s comprehensive year-by-year and team-by-team batting and pitching statistics for all players in major league history; all-time leaders in 150 categories; all-inclusive coverage of career interruptions due to wartime military service; the most authoritative Negro League stats anywhere; and countless fascinating data about teams, managers, and ballparks. Plus every record ever set is noted and every active major league player’s numbers updated, with a detailed record of everything that happened in pro baseball this year.

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About the author (2007)

Pete Palmer is the coauthor of The Hidden Game of Baseball and coeditor of the ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia and ESPN Football Encyclopedia. He introduced on-base average as an official statistic for the American League and invented on-base plus slugging (OPS), now universally used as a good measure of batting strength. He lives in Hollis, New Hampshire.

PETER GAMMONS is currently an analyst and writer for the MLB network and makes regular appearances on MLB Tonight. Gammons began his career at the "Boston Globe" and also worked for "Sports Illustrated". He was a long-time analyst for ESPN and regularly contributed to Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter, and ESPN, the Magazine. He was voted National Sportswriter of the Year for 1989, 1990, and 1993, and in 2004, he was awarded the J. G. Taylor Spink Award at the Baseball Hall of Fame for outstanding baseball writing.

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