Now You Know Baseball

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While baseball is touted as America's favourite pastime, everyone will know the score with this grand slam of Q&A that's sure to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Doug Lennox hammers it out of the park by filling us in on who's won the most Cy Young Awards, what the Green Monster is, and the five ways that a player can be called "out." In this treasure trove of baseball lore, you'll learn all about the leagues and teams that have come and gone, the players who are legends, and the achievements and records ...

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Overview

While baseball is touted as America's favourite pastime, everyone will know the score with this grand slam of Q&A that's sure to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Doug Lennox hammers it out of the park by filling us in on who's won the most Cy Young Awards, what the Green Monster is, and the five ways that a player can be called "out." In this treasure trove of baseball lore, you'll learn all about the leagues and teams that have come and gone, the players who are legends, and the achievements and records that have become the stuff of myth and fable.

  • Where and when did Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run?
  • What major league team was known as the Blue Jays long before a team existed in Toronto?
  • Who were the Bash Brothers?
  • Where was baseball first played?
  • Who wrote the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"?
  • Did Fidel Castro try out for the New York Yankees?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554887132
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2010
  • Series: Now You Know Series , #19
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Lennox is an internationally acclaimed broadcaster, a veteran character actor, a commercial voice artist, and a bestselling author. He has appeared in more than 60 films and television features, including X-Men, Police Academy, Lonesome Dove, and Against the Ropes, and has shared screen time with Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, James Garner, Burt Reynolds, Holly Hunter, Charles Bronson, Gary Oldman, and a myriad of others. He lives in Toronto.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9

Baseball History 11

Stadiums 27

Fact or Fiction? 39

Rules and Lingo 49

Names 57

Baseball Media and Popular Culture 69

Plays, Strategies, and Statistics 78

Great Moments 87

Blunders, Jokes, and Not-So-Great Moments 95

Firsts and Record-Breakers 109

The Greats and Near-Greats 117

Traditions and Superstitions 128

The Best of the Best: Baseball's Thirty Most Memorable Moments 134

Champions and Award Winners 148

Question and Feature List 179

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