Baseball By The Numbers: A Guide To The Uniform Numbers Of Major League Teams

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Baseball by the Numbers is the ultimate reference for baseball numerology. Carefully compiled from widely scattered sources, many of which are obscure or difficult to obtain, it is a massive work that lists over 50,000 players, their teams, and their uniform numbers from the 1930s through the 1990s. A chronological listing by team includes every number used by the team, by year, and the player who wore that number. An alphabetical index lists players, their correlating teams, years, and numbers. Finally, a ...

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Overview

Baseball by the Numbers is the ultimate reference for baseball numerology. Carefully compiled from widely scattered sources, many of which are obscure or difficult to obtain, it is a massive work that lists over 50,000 players, their teams, and their uniform numbers from the 1930s through the 1990s. A chronological listing by team includes every number used by the team, by year, and the player who wore that number. An alphabetical index lists players, their correlating teams, years, and numbers. Finally, a numerical index by team identifies each player, his number, and the years he wore it. Recommended for baseball fanatics everywhere, as well as for school, public, and college libraries.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Baseball fanatics will surely glean interesting nuggets from this work.
Baseball Weekly
Conveniently collated by team, season, player name and uniform numbers, so you can determine every guy who ever wore your favorite digits.
Rettig On Reference
It will surely settle disputes, inspire theories, and provide enjoyment as it answers questions about not who's on first, but who wore #15 first and a host of other uniform-number questions
Tuff Stuff
...a great read, and a real boon for baseball research...
The Vintage and Classic Baseball Collector
Whether you are performing research for a book, article, or paper, or just trying to settle a bet, Baseball By The Numbers is the book to have at your fingertips.
Sports Collectors Digest
...for uniform numbers lovers and trivia freaks, it is all you need.
American Reference Books Annual
Baseball fanatics will surely glean interesting nuggets from this work.
San Diego Union-Tribune
...a labor of love...
Baseball Weekly
Conveniently collated by team, season, player name and uniform numbers, so you can determine every guy who ever wore your favorite digits..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810830547
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: American Sports History Series , #4
  • Pages: 1152
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 2.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Stang

Mark Stang, a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), received the 1992 SABR Macmillan award for his research on Major League uniform numbers. Linda Harkness is a senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and an avid Braves fan.

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