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

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

by Dan Formosa, Paul Hamburger
     
 

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Now in its third edition—a clear guide to the complete rules of baseball!

Admit it: Even if you’re a diehard fan of our national pastime, sometimes an umpire’s call can be a little baffling. And for newer fans, Major League Baseball’s nuanced rules—developed and revised over decades—can be downright

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Now in its third edition—a clear guide to the complete rules of baseball!

Admit it: Even if you’re a diehard fan of our national pastime, sometimes an umpire’s call can be a little baffling. And for newer fans, Major League Baseball’s nuanced rules—developed and revised over decades—can be downright perplexing.

Now updated throughout with the latest changes, such as the “Buster Posey rule” on collisions at home plate, the Baseball Field Guide explains every rule in plain English:

  • Rules that apply before, during, and after the game
  • Equipment specifications and field requirements
  • Duties of the coaches, managers, and umpires
  • Rules for spectators (yes, they have rules, too!)
  • The clearest explanation anywhere of the infamous Infield Fly Rule, and much more!
Designed for quick and intuitive searches, this entertaining reference will help you understand every aspect of the game and add to your enjoyment of the sport.

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Editorial Reviews

You don't have to be a Martian to find this book useful. Now in its second edition, the Baseball Field Guide can be read as a clearly written first primer on the rules of the sport or a refresher course on points that you have forgotten or just never learned. For example, how many of you out there know how many interleague games are played each season? The attractive, no-frills illustrations walk you through real game situations including making outs, stealing bases, and tagging up.
From the Publisher
“Splendidly clear and concise.”—Boston Globe

“Unlike the official rulebook, which has codes as dense as the Dewey Decimal System, this illustrated reference is easy to read and covers everything.”San Diego Union-Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306816536
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Series:
Baseball Field Guide: an in-Depth Illustrated Guide to The Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Formosa, Ph.D., spent his grammar school years in Hoboken, NJ, the site of baseball’s first recorded game. A consultant to a wide range of companies and organizations, he has received numerous design awards. He also helped create the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Dan travels the world frequently in his work. He spends the rest of his time in Piermont, NY, and in New York City—virtually within throwing distance of Hoboken’s old Elysian Fields. He  grew up playing stoopball and is a diehard Yankees fan.

Paul Hamburger, originally from New York City, is a recent transplant to sunny Los Angeles, where he works as a creative director. Growing up in the streets of Brooklyn, Paul was an accomplished player of stoopball. As a Mets fan, he is bitter and resentful toward the relative success of other local baseball organizations. He lives in the past, nostalgic for the glory days of the mid-eighties.

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