Biographical Dictionary of American Sports [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]: Set, Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition

Biographical Dictionary of American Sports [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]: Set, Baseball, Revised and Expanded Edition

by David L. Porter
     
 

A standard source of first referral, Porter's multivolume Biographical Dictionary of American Sports now adds a long-awaited revised and expanded edition of the popular 1987 Baseball volume and its supplements. This 3-volume work profiles over 1,450 baseball luminaries, including current stars, former major league players, managers, umpires,

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A standard source of first referral, Porter's multivolume Biographical Dictionary of American Sports now adds a long-awaited revised and expanded edition of the popular 1987 Baseball volume and its supplements. This 3-volume work profiles over 1,450 baseball luminaries, including current stars, former major league players, managers, umpires, executives, and Negro League and All-American Girls Professional Baseball League stars. All entries from earlier volumes are revised and updated, and 477 new figures are added. A handy reference, this comprehensive work provides more biographical information on these baseball professionals than any other reference available.

Contributed by baseball historians, educators, and journalists, each profile highlights biographical data, career records, accomplishments, and honors; discusses the subject's accomplishments; and provides bibliographic information. These volumes will be an invaluable reference for baseball aficionados and all libraries.

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Booknews
Adds 616 athletes, 30 of them women, to the nearly 3,000 covered in the first five volumes of the series. Articles of about a page in length profile the careers and achievements of noted figures from baseball, football, basketball, golf, swimming, shooting, auto racing, other sports, and print and electronic communications. A bibliography is included for each. Arranged by sport, and indexed alphabetically and by birthplace. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313298844
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
2064
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 3.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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