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Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

    In the world of baseball books, this is the grand slam!

    Are you wondering about that call the umpire made during last night¿s game? Or are you completely new to the game, but your significant other is a diehard baseball fan so you just want to get a basic understanding of the game? Whether you¿re a die-hard fan of America¿s pastime, a complete newbie to the sport, or somewhere in between, Baseball Field Guide is a must have. This book, without a doubt, is the one to get whether you want to learn the basics of the game, or just want some clarification on an ambiguous rule. The book is extremely well organized and easy to read, covering everything from the most basic rules to the complex ones. It starts with a very basic explanation of baseball 'which, if you live in the U.S., Canada, or anywhere else where baseball is a popular sport, you might be tempted to skip', but then moves on to more and more detailed and complex issues, leaving no stone unturned. The book explains everything in plain English, so you¿ll understand what the authors are talking about even if you don¿t know a lot of baseball slang. Along with the explanations, there are lots of pictures and diagrams depicting what is explained in the text, including field dimensions and equipment 'bat, ball, gloves etc.' specifications. The book goes into great detail here you¿ll be amazed how specific the rules of Major League Baseball get when it comes to equipment and field specifications. Among other things, you¿ll find out how long a bat must be, what is and isn¿t allowed to be displayed on jerseys, and exactly how many stitches a baseball must have. Fascinating stuff! I highly recommend Baseball Field Guide regardless of how much you know about baseball. Whether you¿re a novice or an expert, this book is simply the best there is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2006

    Great book

    I got this book from my grandpa, and I'm glad you gave it to him.. This book is very informative and details everything down to the stitching on the balls... Keep up the good work, and I look forward to reading more of your works.. Thanks again Greg D.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2006

    my new radio companion

    I still listen to ball games on the radio..I'm on the couch,feet up,newspapers and books within reach.I'm drifting between the game and what I'm reading and a balk is called on the pichter..hmm, I've gotta look that up...and thanks to the BASEBALL FIELD GUIDE, I find out there are eleven ways to commit a balk....the book's great ..beautifully designed,informative and concise and inspite of me being a rooter for that other local baseball organization,mr hamburger,,,,,I love the book!!

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