Do Curve Balls Really Curve?: Absurd, Fantastic and Unbelievable Facts about All Your Favorite Sports

Do Curve Balls Really Curve?: Absurd, Fantastic and Unbelievable Facts about All Your Favorite Sports

by David Fischer
     
 
What's a "Rubber Game"?

Did you know that...

The "high five" was started by a girls' volleyball team?

The Super Bowl got its name from a child's toy?

The skateboard was invented by frustrated surfers?

Baseball umps began using hand signals for a deaf player?

A pro basketball game actually go rained out?

Boston is the winningest sports city in

Overview

What's a "Rubber Game"?

Did you know that...

The "high five" was started by a girls' volleyball team?

The Super Bowl got its name from a child's toy?

The skateboard was invented by frustrated surfers?

Baseball umps began using hand signals for a deaf player?

A pro basketball game actually go rained out?

Boston is the winningest sports city in America?

Inside you'll find amazing information on the most fascinatiing sports trivia questions you never though to ask! Do Curveballs Really Curve? is jam-packed with history from 19 different sports and filled with fascinating tidbits about some of the greatest athletes today!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380803620
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Avon Camelot Books Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile:
NC1120L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Introduction

Did you know that the high five was started by a volleyball team? Or that the skateboard was invented by frustrated surfers? Or that the Super Bowl got its name from a child's toy?

Do Curveballs Really Curve? answers 60 of the most fascinating sports trivia questions you never thought to ask! Find out the stories behind some of the most amazing events in sports. Read about some of the greatest games, most famous legends, and most exciting plays of all time!

This book is a sports fan's ultimate resource. Use it to look up unknown facts, or read it just for fun! Start at the beginning and read straight through to the end, or jump around to find facts about a favorite sport. The book is jam-packed with history on 19 different sports. No matter where you start, one thing is for sure: This book will teach you something about sports you never knew before!

Do Curveballs Really Curve?. Copyright © by David Fischer. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted works that illuminate pivotal moments in American history, including Paul Revere's Ride and the 2004 National Book Award finalist Washington's Crossing.

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