All-New Baseball Brainteasers: 60 Major League Puzzles

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Was a run ever scored that went unnoticed by everyone on both teams—and the official scorer, too? Can a runner from first base be tagged out stealing second when the batter is walked? Fans of the Great American Pastime want to know! This second edition of Baseball Brain Teasers features 60 challenging rules situations that occurred in real-life Major League games, with each incident broken into three parts. First comes the problem, with all the basic details; then a description of the actual game where the play ...
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Overview

Was a run ever scored that went unnoticed by everyone on both teams—and the official scorer, too? Can a runner from first base be tagged out stealing second when the batter is walked? Fans of the Great American Pastime want to know! This second edition of Baseball Brain Teasers features 60 challenging rules situations that occurred in real-life Major League games, with each incident broken into three parts. First comes the problem, with all the basic details; then a description of the actual game where the play happened; and finally an explanation of the correct call. Readers can just enjoy the entertaining stories—or the baseball-savvy can test their knowledge and see if they’re smarter than the professionals who were actually involved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402731013
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 999,813
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     viii
How to Use This Book     1
Dead or Alive     2
The Fallen     2
Roll On     4
Pitched     6
Ball in Pocket     8
Not Playing the Bag Well     10
The Balk     11
No Time     12
Oops     13
Fake-Out     14
A Tip from Me     18
Baseball Hurts     21
Johnson versus Bird     21
In the Flight Path     23
A Swing and a Hit...Batsman     25
Ouch     26
Achilles Heel     28
Knowing The Basics     31
An "Idiot" on the Basepaths     31
Just Passing Through     33
Sneaking Around     35
Counting to Three     37
Designated Madness     39
The Appeal of the Game     41
Howe to Appeal     41
The Ghost Run     46
Touching Them All     51
Order of the Day     55
From Circle to Box     55
Invisible Double Switch     57
Right of Way     61
Stay in Lane     61
Alter Course     64
Crash     67
Going Back     69
Sliding into Nowhere     73
Slap-Happy     75
Blind Spot     77
Fans 3, Fielders 0     79
Deflected     80
Stolen     81
Cursed     83
The Ultimate Penalty     86
Fans 3, Law and Order 0     86
A Second Look     89
Revenge     91
Tripping     94
He's Got a Point     96
Popping Out     99
The Infield Fly     99
Caught     99
Bunted     101
Dropped     102
Missed     104
In the outfield     106
No Safe Place to Stand     109
Weirdness Is Catching     112
A Swing and a Nick     112
Who's Out?     114
Bean Ball     114
Big Swing     116
Unmasked     119
Stray Foot     122
Home at Last     125
A Star Is Born     125
Premature Celebration     127
Back to Home     130
Going, Going...Huh?!     132
Off a Fielder     132
On a Ricochet     133
On a Bounce     135
Bounce to a Fan     136
Pinball     137
Caught     137
Caught on a Ricochet     139
Scoreboard     145
Index     146
About the Author     150
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