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Baseball's Biggest Bloopers: The Games That Got Away

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Some ball players are remembered for their home runs and great plays -- but imagine being famous for blowing the game! People are still talking about Fred Snodgrass, who dropped a fly ball in 1912; Bill Buckner, first baseman for the Boston Red Sox, who should never have gotten out of bed on October 25, 1986; and poor Fred Merkle, who in his first game in the majors made the most famous mistake in baseball history. Offering play-by-play descriptions of the games, historical trivia, and lifetime statistics of key ...
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Overview

Some ball players are remembered for their home runs and great plays -- but imagine being famous for blowing the game! People are still talking about Fred Snodgrass, who dropped a fly ball in 1912; Bill Buckner, first baseman for the Boston Red Sox, who should never have gotten out of bed on October 25, 1986; and poor Fred Merkle, who in his first game in the majors made the most famous mistake in baseball history. Offering play-by-play descriptions of the games, historical trivia, and lifetime statistics of key players, this book shows how life goes on even after the worst moments...and how a little mistake can sometimes make a very big difference!

Some ball players are remembered for their home runs and great plays--but imagine being famous for blowing the game. Offering play-by-play descriptions of the games, historical trivia, and lifetime statistics of key players, this book shows how life goes on even after the worst moments--and how a little mistake can sometimes make a very big difference. Photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140376159
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 148,556
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Gutman
Dan Gutman

When he was a kid, Dan Gutman always did his homework. That's how he grew up to write cool books such as The Kid Who Ran for President, Honus & Me, The Million Dollar Shot, Race for the Sky, and The Edison Mystery: Qwerty Stevens, Back in Time. If you want to learn more about Dan or his books, stop by his Web site: www.dangutman.com.

But first do your homework.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Part I The Four Most Dramatic Mistakes in Baseball History
1. The Merkle "Bonehead" Play 2
2. The Snodgrass Muff 18
3. The Owen Dropped Third Strike 34
4. The Buckner Boot 48
Part II Other Legendary Bloops and Blunders
5. Heinie Zimmerman's Dash to the Plate 68
6. Hank Gowdy Steps in It 78
7. Hack Wilson: Out in the Sun Too Long 88
8. Umpire Goats 100
9. Herb Washington: Designated Pick-off Victim 112
10. Curt Flood: It Must Be Up There Somewhere 122
11. Lonnie Smith: Faked Out of the World Series 132
12. Babe Herman: Rush Hour on the Basepaths 142
Want to Read More About These Stories? 153
Index 155
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

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    Baseball's Biggest Bloopers is awesome. It has the some of the most famous errors ever in it! This book has many different stories about the dumbest errors ever made in the sport of baseball. You should definately check this book out!

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