Overview

A book that covers all the bases!

Everything fans want to know about the Great American Pastime... Written and compiled by baseball expert Dan Schlossberg, this book is chock-full of the best trivia, information, and fun facts about the game. Featuring interviews with players, managers, and other baseball professionals, as well as never-before-told stories, Baseball Bits is sure to hit a home run with just about anyone who's interested in the ...

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Baseball Bits

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Overview

A book that covers all the bases!

Everything fans want to know about the Great American Pastime... Written and compiled by baseball expert Dan Schlossberg, this book is chock-full of the best trivia, information, and fun facts about the game. Featuring interviews with players, managers, and other baseball professionals, as well as never-before-told stories, Baseball Bits is sure to hit a home run with just about anyone who's interested in the game.

But that's not all, because beyond the stories and trivia, the die-hard fan also wants the most recent information that affects this season. Inside each book is a password that lets readers log onto a website for up-to-the-minute information only available there. The site is guaranteed to be updated at least once a month-more frequently during the season-to provide readers with everything they need to know about the current season, including:

* The latest trades, and how they'll affect particular Teams

* The best players' current stats

* Who is about to break major records

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440630002
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 5/6/2008
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Dan Schlossberg is a former AP sportswriter and author of 33 baseball books, including Baseball Gold: Mining Nuggets from Our National Pastime and the 2006 autobiographies of Ron Blomberg and Milo Hamilton; as well as more than 25,000 articles about baseball. His 38-year journalism career runs the gamut from broadcast analyst and commentator to writer, author, and entrepreneur. He is managing editor of “BallTalk,” a syndicated weekly radio baseball show, and is the originator of the baseball theme cruise, coordinating and hosting more than 20 such cruises featuring major league stars.

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Table of Contents


Origin, Innovation, and Evolution     1
Early Bits     3
Deadball Bits     8
Ball Clubs     15
Team Bits     17
Ballparks     39
Stadium Bits     40
Batters and Pitchers     57
Batter Bits     57
Pitcher Bits     78
Bosses     93
Managers     93
Manager Bits     95
Coaches     110
Coach Bits     110
Owners and Executives     111
Executive Bits     112
Commissioners and Officials     116
Official Bits     117
Umpires     119
Umpire Bits     120
Deals and Steals     125
Trading Bits     126
Big Events     147
The All-Star Game     147
All-Star Bits     148
Playoffs     156
Playoff Bits     157
The World Series     163
World Series Bits     163
BallTalk     183
Language and Terminology     183
Language Bits     184
Nicknames     186
Nickname Bits     186
Famous Quotations     191
Quoted Bits     191
Traditions     193
Traditional Bits     193
Opening Days and Farewells     195
Opening and Closing Bits     196
Superstitions     197
Superstitious Bits     197
Broadcasting     198
Broadcasting Bits     198
A Presidential Pastime     203
Presidential Bits     203
The Baseball Hall of Fame     205
Cooperstown Bits     206
Palms and Cacti: Spring Training     211
Spring Training Bits     211
Color, Clout, and Controversy     221
Postwar Bits     222
Expansion Bits     225
Bibliography     239
Index     241
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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    A must for the fans of our national pasttime

    The avid and casual baseball fan can pick up lots of minutia to impress one and all.

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