The Greatest Basketball Records

The Greatest Basketball Records

by Matt Doeden
     
 

From Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive games played to the 26 World Series Titles of the New York Yankees, sports are filled with amazing individual and team records. Explore the details of each achievement with historic photos and tables of stats.See more details below

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From Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive games played to the 26 World Series Titles of the New York Yankees, sports are filled with amazing individual and team records. Explore the details of each achievement with historic photos and tables of stats.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Part of the "Sports Records" series, this book starts with a brief history of basketballs rule changes, which, after 1954, prohibited endless passing between players. Now, a team must attempt a shot within 24 seconds, speeding up the game and elevating the scores. Chapter One also gives a brief history of the game's development. Chapter Two discusses records from the games top performing players: Michael Jordan tops the list of "Most Season Scoring" titles with ten; Wilt Chamberlain is second in this category with seven. Mr. Chamberlain dominates the records of "Most Points in a Single Game" by scoring 73 points in two different games during the 1962 season; 78 points during a 1961 game and 100 points in another 1962 game. He also holds four of five records for "Highest Average Points per Game in a Season," starting with 37.6 points in the 1959-60 season and ending with 50.4 points in the 1961-62 season. He was an amazing player to watch. Other record categories in this chapter list most assists in a game, a season, and a career. John Stockton shows up the most in these categories. Defensive players also have their records: they include most blocks in a game and a career and most steals in a season and a career. Chapter Three gives records about the best teams to ever play the game, and Chapter Four lists "Basketball's Wildest Records." For instance, in the 1983 Detroit Pistons game against the Denver Nuggets, the teams scored a combined total of 370 points—Detroit, 186, and Denver, 184. The book is full of interesting tidbits in the "Edge Fact" sidebars. This book is just the ticket for the basketball enthusiast. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429620062
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Sports Records Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
705,833
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x 7.00(d)
Lexile:
860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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