Baseball's Best 1,000 Revised: Rankings of the Skills, the Achievements, and the Performance of the Greatest Players of All Time

Baseball's Best 1,000 Revised: Rankings of the Skills, the Achievements, and the Performance of the Greatest Players of All Time

by Derek Gentile, Timothy Cebula, Jack Passetto
     
 

This thoroughly revised edition of Baseball's Best 1,000 includes updated listings plus new players, rankings, and photographs, all in a handier format that makes it a terrific pocket reference.

Amust-have book for baseball fans obsessed with stats, quick facts, and the age-old debates over who the best players are and why, Baseball's Best 1,000

Overview

This thoroughly revised edition of Baseball's Best 1,000 includes updated listings plus new players, rankings, and photographs, all in a handier format that makes it a terrific pocket reference.

Amust-have book for baseball fans obsessed with stats, quick facts, and the age-old debates over who the best players are and why, Baseball's Best 1,000 showcases the lives, legends, and lore of the game's top players, ranked in order. Sportswriter Derek Gentile has pared down the total list of players—tens of thousands of them—to an elite ranking of the thousand greatest, based on criteria including lifetime stats; player durability and consistency; All-Star participation; MVP, Gold Glove, and Cy Young awards; individual statistical championships; personal and professional contributions to the game; sportsmanship; and election to the Hall of Fame. Each entry includes positions played, teams played for, years played, lifetime stats, and a biography of the player featuring his great moments and little-known facts.

• New players include Curt Schilling, Mike Mussina, and Manny Ramirez.
• Barry Bonds has moved up from Number 19 to Number 6.
• Roger Clemens has moved from Number 33 into the top 20.
• Dozens of Negro League players are here, as well as rankings of the best Japanese players, women players, and "prehistoric" players (from the time before stats were formally recorded).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579127770
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 6.16(h) x 1.54(d)

Meet the Author

Derek Gentile is a reporter for the Berkshire Eagle and is the baseball historian for Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He is the author of Smooth Moves and Baseball's Best 1,000, both published by Black Dog & Leventhal. He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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