Going Yard: The Everything Home Run Book

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Going Yard includes everything anyone would want to know about home runs—from the rise of Babe Ruth, whose prodigious power revolutionized the sport in the Roaring Twenties and the most famous All-Star game and World Series round-trippers to up-close-and-personal profiles of the 500 home-run club—the men who have crashed the most homers in Major League history. Packed with statistics, photos, diagrams, and lists, this fun and fact-filled book will provide hours of entertainment and answers for any baseball fan’s ...

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Overview

Going Yard includes everything anyone would want to know about home runs—from the rise of Babe Ruth, whose prodigious power revolutionized the sport in the Roaring Twenties and the most famous All-Star game and World Series round-trippers to up-close-and-personal profiles of the 500 home-run club—the men who have crashed the most homers in Major League history. Packed with statistics, photos, diagrams, and lists, this fun and fact-filled book will provide hours of entertainment and answers for any baseball fan’s round-tripper trivia questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600785351
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 3/25/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 941,445
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lew Freedman has authored more than 50 books. The award-winning journalist is currently the sports editor at the Republic newspaper in Columbus, Indiana. He has previously worked for the Anchorage Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the author of The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears Football History, Cubs Essential, Then Ozzie Said to Harold . . . " The Best Chicago White Sox Stories Ever Told, White Sox Essential, " and Fergie: My Life from the Cubs to Cooperstown with Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins. He lives in Columbus, Indiana. Frank Thomas is a former baseball player who was nicknamed the “Big Hurt” for his strength and power. He hit 521 homeruns in his career.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Frank Thomas v

Introduction xi

1 The dead-Ball Era 1

2 The Babe 21

3 After Ruth 41

4 Minor league Whammers 61

5 Willie Mays and friends 83

6 Home Run Derby and Home Run Potpourri 105

7 The Most Famous Home Runs of All Time 131

8 The Great Chases: Mantle and Maris; Sosa, McGwire, and Griffey 155

9 Home Run Rings Hank Aaron Barry Bonds 177

10 Steroids-Was It All Fake? 201

11 Today's Sluggers 223

Notes 249

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