Baseball Desk Reference

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DK Pub., 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 608 pages
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The quintessential guide for every baseball connoisseur. A comprehensive, visually appealing chronicle of the sport, The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Baseball Desk Reference is the perfect companion for any baseball fan -- whether an interested hometown supporter or a full-fledged baseball aficionado. Written in collaboration with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, this extremely readable volume includes hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and table, making the Baseball Desk Reference both fun to browse and easy to use. Section I. The American Pastime is a reflection on the heritage and history of baseball, with an illustrated timeline of the life of the sport. Section II. The Big Leagues includes lifetime statistics on the Top 1000 players, pitchers, and managers of all time, plus team histories and year-by-year league and postseason statistics. Section III. Levels of the Game explores baseball in all its multifaceted glory, with information on the minor leagues, college baseball, Negro Leagues, youth leagues, women in baseball, and international baseball. Section IV. Lore and Lingo looks at the wonderful contribution of baseball to language, literature, song, and story -- all that celebrates the sport of baseball.

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Produced by sports editor Lorimer and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, this richly illustrated volume contains a treasure trove of useful information. The first section presents a ... Read full review

Contents

The American
13
The National Baseball
50
How the Game
60
50
68
MLB Attendance
79
Major League Teams
170
Top Major League
218
Pitcher Profiles
331
Major League Records
430
Levels of
451
International Amateur Baseball
460
The Media
508
Ford Frick Award
514
Verse and Poetry
521
The Minor Leagues
543
Index
570

Managers
412
Copyright

About the author (2002)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of the game and its impact on our culture. Located in Cooperstown, New York, the museum attracts nearly one million baseball fans every year. Established in 1939 to honor the game's heroes and to recall its greatest moments through the presentation of artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia, the institution has reinforced this commitment through the publication of The National Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Desk Reference.

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