Baseball: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat by John D. Wright, Susan Saliba, Eric Small |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Baseball: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat

Baseball: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat

by John D. Wright, Susan Saliba, Eric Small
     
 

Baseball has earned the title of "America's favorite pastime" and softball is even more popular with amateur players. These two games have a slower pace and less contact than our other famous American team sports, such as football, basketball, and hockey. Each year, however, there are nearly half a million baseball injuries requiring treatment in the United States.

Overview

Baseball has earned the title of "America's favorite pastime" and softball is even more popular with amateur players. These two games have a slower pace and less contact than our other famous American team sports, such as football, basketball, and hockey. Each year, however, there are nearly half a million baseball injuries requiring treatment in the United States. Sports Injuries: Baseball explains the most common injuries suffered on the diamond. It provides tips on preventing such injuries and explains how they are treated and overcome. This book covers such topics as:—Baseball's colorful history—Exercise routines that help players avoid injury—Players' protective equipment—Types of injuries and their treatments—Baseball stars who overcame serious injuries? How to plan for a career in baseball.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Known as the "National Pastime," baseball remains a highly popular sport in the United States. Additionally, over recent decades, baseball's popularity has spread to other nations and continents. Youngsters in nations such as Japan, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and many other locales play and watch this fluid sport. In John Wright's Baseball readers are offered a glimpse into not only the history and strategy of this grand sport but also how players can better prepare themselves for competition. This book is a chapter in the seventeen-volume "Sports Injuries" series. As such Baseball follows a format that is common across all the illustrated books included in this practical set. Wright begins by outlining in brief the history of this sport. Readers then encounter helpful chapters that deal with subjects such as psychological and physical preparation, safety factors linked to equipment, common injuries and their treatment, and vocational opportunities attendant to this sport. Taken as a whole Baseball is a practical and helpful look at not simply how a sport works but also how to play it in a safer manner. Thus, Baseball is a book that youngsters, coaches, and parents will find instructive and readable. 2004, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.
—Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590846261
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Sports Injuries Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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