Great Moments in Baseball: From the World Series of 1903 to the Modern Records of Nolan Ryan

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One of the greatest pitchers of all time, Tom Seaver is also an avid fan of the game. Never missing an opportunity to talk with a Ted Williams or a Bob Feller, he learned firsthand what the game was like in their time and how they perceived events of their day. Conversations with contemporary stars like Pete Rose, Nolan Ryan, and Mike Schmidt have given him a unique perspective on modern baseball.

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One of the greatest pitchers of all time, Tom Seaver is also an avid fan of the game. Never missing an opportunity to talk with a Ted Williams or a Bob Feller, he learned firsthand what the game was like in their time and how they perceived events of their day. Conversations with contemporary stars like Pete Rose, Nolan Ryan, and Mike Schmidt have given him a unique perspective on modern baseball.

Great Moments in Baseball is Seaver's collection of classic baseball stories, dating from the turn of the century to today, including:

  • The 1934 All-Star Game, when Carl Hubbell struck out consecutively five future Hall of Famers - Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Simmons, and Cronin
  • Babe Ruth's "called shot," when, after pointing to the bleachers while stepping into the batter's box, Ruth proceeded to launch a towering home run, as promised, in the same direction
  • Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak of 1941, a record that may never be broken
  • Jackie Robinson's debut as the first African American to play in the majors, in 1947
  • Bobby Thompson's historic blast - 'the shot heard round the world" - that won the 1951 pennant for the New York Giants
  • Roger Maris's 61st round-tripper, on the last day of the 1961 season, that broke Babe Ruth's single-season home run record
  • The unforgettable 1991 World Series
  • And of course, the Miracle Mets of '69, the championship team on which Seaver himself played a significant role

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver delivers a collection of classic baseball stories, including: The first World Series in 1903, Babe Ruth's "called shot, " Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, Jackie Robinson's debut in the Majors, Roger Maris's 61st record-breaking home run and much more. Photos and illustrations throughout.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780830051366
  • Publisher: Carol Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Pages: 339

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