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Major League Baseball: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports

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The first title devoted to America’s national pastime in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the NumbersTM series!

THE SPORT: Baseball is our national pastime—and the popularity of the game has never been greater than it is right now. The Sports by the NumbersTM franchise delves into the history of baseball and explores some of its greatest moments, legends, players, and teams in a unique and provocative numerical framework.

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Overview

The first title devoted to America’s national pastime in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the NumbersTM series!

THE SPORT: Baseball is our national pastime—and the popularity of the game has never been greater than it is right now. The Sports by the NumbersTM franchise delves into the history of baseball and explores some of its greatest moments, legends, players, and teams in a unique and provocative numerical framework.

THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the NumbersTM from everything else available today. Major League Baseball is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered “mini-stories”—facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia. Each chapter begins with a stirring Introduction highlighting the many exciting stories detailed in that chapter.

INTERACTIVE: Numerical entries tagged with SBTN-All Star and SBTN-Hall of Fame logos are scattered throughout this book. These logos indicate that more information is available at our website www.sportsbythenumbers.com. Just click on the athletic locker in the bottom right-hand corner of the homepage and access additional reading material, audio and video clips, and more.

Sports by the NumbersTM books are not just for die-hard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams. They will quench any fan’s thirst for entertainment and knowledge.

About the Authors: Daniel J. Brush is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. David Horne is a professional educator and former high school athletic director currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Oklahoma. Marc CB Maxwell is a Ph.D. student at the University of Oklahoma and is the author of Surviving Military Separation: 365 Days (Savas Beatie, 2007).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932714401
  • Publisher: Savas Beatie
  • Publication date: 7/2/2009
  • Series: Sports by the Numbers
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors: Daniel J. Brush is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. David Horne is a professional educator and former high school athletic director currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Oklahoma. Marc CB Maxwell is a Ph.D. student at the University of Oklahoma and is the author of Surviving Military Separation: 365 Days (Savas Beatie, 2007).
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  • Posted July 24, 2009

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    Major League Baseball is a Grand Slam!

    Finally, Sports by the Numbers (TM) has tackled Major League baseball!
    After enjoying New York Yankees: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports I eagerly awaited MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports. The book was worth the wait as the authors did not disappoint.

    Keeping the same winning formula from New York Yankees this book encompasses the entire sport of baseball with facts and figures from America's pastime. From Cy Young and his award winning career to modern day achievements, from the Bronx Bombers to the Braves Dynasty, this book has it all.

    The book makes for fascinating reading as each number from 1 to 1000 is characterized by a significant statistic. But not only does it include numbers (as in Sports by the Numbers -the authors trade marked series of books) but it also has photos, stories and trivia that will bring you back to this book, time and time again. Some of the numbers have expanded information at their website where additional reading material, audio and video clips, and more can be found. An extra bonus!

    I found myself picking it up often and each time wondering what would be behind the numbers I picked.

    What a great gift for anyone interested in the history, numbers and pageantry of Major League Baseball. This is a must in any baseball fans library


    Sam Hendricks, author "Fantasy Football Guidebook", "Fantasy Football Tips" and "Fantasy Football Almanac 2009"

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