Home Run: The Definitive History of Baseball's Ultimate Weapon [NOOK Book]

Overview

Home run. Four-bagger. Circuit clout. Round-tripper. It's one of the most electrifying plays in baseball. Homers are majestic, powerful, and awe inspiring, and sluggers are the sport's biggest stars. David Vincent, called "The Sultan of Swat Stats" by ESPN, delves into the long history of the home run with great detail and color. From the 1800s through today, if a man circled around the bases all at once, Vincent knows about it. With Home Run now you can know about it too. A 1990s Nike commercial proclaimed that ...

See more details below
Home Run: The Definitive History of Baseball's Ultimate Weapon

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 41%)$17.95 List Price

Overview

Home run. Four-bagger. Circuit clout. Round-tripper. It's one of the most electrifying plays in baseball. Homers are majestic, powerful, and awe inspiring, and sluggers are the sport's biggest stars. David Vincent, called "The Sultan of Swat Stats" by ESPN, delves into the long history of the home run with great detail and color. From the 1800s through today, if a man circled around the bases all at once, Vincent knows about it. With Home Run now you can know about it too. A 1990s Nike commercial proclaimed that "chicks dig the long ball." Find out why in this thorough and entertaining look at baseball's ultimate weapon.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Everything you wanted to know about the home run is in this book. . . .from charts to anecdotes, history to histrionics."

"David Vincent hit it out of the park with Home Run."

". . . .delves into the long history of the home run with great detail and color."

"I suggest that you wear your glove and pay attention while reading this book. Never have more home runs flown off the printed page. David Vincent has chronicled America's long and giddy obsession with the long ball, delivering a fusillade of dingers, taters, circuit clouts, and four-ply wallops. Nice work."

"In the history of American sports, there is nothing as sacred as the home run. It was that way a century ago, and it will be that way a century from now. Take a trip back, back, back with David Vincent as he visits the legend of the long ball."

"David Vincent knows more about home runs than any person has a right to know."

“When you hit a home run, it’s like no other feeling in the game. Everything becomes slow motion, and for those 15–20 seconds from the time you make contact until you touch home plate it really feels like things come to a standstill. The feeling never gets old—obviously some home runs are more significant than others, but each one is almost as exciting as the first one.”

"David Vincent [is] the guru of home runs."

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612344591
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/30/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

David Vincent is the author of Home Run: The Definitive History of Baseball’s Ultimate Weapon and coauthor of the award-winning book The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball’s All-Star Game, and SABR Presents the Home Run Encyclopedia: The Who, What, and Where of Every Home Run Hit Since 1876. Major League Baseball, ESPN, FOX, USA Today, and many other media entities consult him regularly on the history of the home run. He lives in Centreville, Virginia.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
List of Figures     xi
List of Tables     xiii
Foreword     xv
Acknowledgments     xix
Preface     xxi
The Nineteenth Century     1
The Deadball Era     20
Rules Changes in 1920     35
Babe Ruth     43
The Roaring Twenties     57
The Golden Age of Baseball     72
Integration     90
Expansion     108
Post-Season Home Runs     136
The Designated Hitter Era     158
The All-Star Game     182
The Ultimate Weapon     197
Conclusion     230
Postscript: The 2006 Season     234
Career Home Run Milestones     239
Single-Season Home Run Milestones     241
Single-Game Home Run Milestones     244
Yearly Home Run Leaders by League     245
Hollywood Homers     254
Bibliography     257
Index     259
About the Author     279
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)