Kids' Everything Baseball: Star Players, Great Teams, Baseball Legends, and Tips on Playing Like a Pro

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This celebration of baseball captures all of the action, fun, and excitement of America's national pastime-in a way that will both entertain kids and help them enjoy and appreciate the sport. Baseball fanatic Rich Mintzer offers an amazing range of inside information-from the best way to follow your favorite player or team, to collecting baseball cards, to discovering fascinating baseball lore like "The Curse of the Bambino." And there's great how-to advice for aspiring major leaguers, as well as valuable tips on...
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Overview

This celebration of baseball captures all of the action, fun, and excitement of America's national pastime-in a way that will both entertain kids and help them enjoy and appreciate the sport. Baseball fanatic Rich Mintzer offers an amazing range of inside information-from the best way to follow your favorite player or team, to collecting baseball cards, to discovering fascinating baseball lore like "The Curse of the Bambino." And there's great how-to advice for aspiring major leaguers, as well as valuable tips on hitting, pitching, and even stealing bases. Whether they're on the field, in the stands, watching on TV, or even visiting some of the great baseball Web sites listed in the book, The Everything Kids' Baseball Book provides everything kids need to know to enjoy the game even more!
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  • ISBN-13: 9781580626880
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Series: The Everything Kids' Ser.
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction iv
Inning 1 Playing the Game 1
Some Basics 2
Hitting 4
Base Running 5
Base Stealing 8
Pitching 8
Defense 11
Inning 2 The History of Baseball 15
The Earliest Games 16
Baseball Through the Decades 18
Baseball Today 34
The Negro Leagues 34
Inning 3 The Greats of the Game 39
Pitchers 40
Hitters 47
The Stars of Today 63
Inning 4 The Hall of Fame 71
Popular Hall of Fame Exhibits 72
A Little History of the Hall 74
The Hall of Fame Players 75
Inning 5 Ballparks 77
Neat New Ballparks 79
Classic Old Ballparks 80
High in the Sky Ballpark 82
New Park, Old Look 82
Inning 6 The World Series 83
World Series Highlights 85
Inning 7 Statistics and Records 89
Box Score 91
Player Statistics 96
The Standings 98
Games Back 99
Record Holders and Top 10 Lists 100
Inning 8 Keeping Score 105
Scoring Symbols 106
Other Scoring Symbols for Hitters 108
Runner's Symbols 111
Baseball Questions and Answers 111
Inning 9 Baseball Cards 115
Some Baseball Card History 117
Why Are Some Cards More Valuable Than Others? 118
Rookie Cards 119
Extra Innings: Books, Web Sites, and More 121
Baseball Books 122
Lists, Quotes, Jokes, and Statistics Books 124
Magazines 125
Baseball Online 126
Glossary 129
Puzzle Answers 132
Index 135
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