Out of Left Field: Over 1,134 Newly Discovered Amazing Baseball Records, Connections, Coincidences, and More!

Out of Left Field: Over 1,134 Newly Discovered Amazing Baseball Records, Connections, Coincidences, and More!

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by Jeffrey Lyons, Douglas B. Lyons
     
 
With an introduction by Bob Costas of NBC Sports, Out of Left Field is the perfect book for the baseball fan who has read it all. Jeffrey and Douglas Lyons's three years of research have dug out a diamond mine of fascinating, never-before-seen gems, such as:

  • Themajor league team that broadcasts all of its games in London
  • The mother and
  • Overview

    With an introduction by Bob Costas of NBC Sports, Out of Left Field is the perfect book for the baseball fan who has read it all. Jeffrey and Douglas Lyons's three years of research have dug out a diamond mine of fascinating, never-before-seen gems, such as:

  • Themajor league team that broadcasts all of its games in London
  • The mother and son who both played pro ball
  • The .252 hitter who had an entire town named after him
  • The only big-leaguer directed by Alfred Hitchcock

    With a question and answer format, Out of Left Field is the one book that diehard baseball fans will savor from cover to cover.

  • Editorial Reviews

    Ed Zotti
    You'll marvel at a level of scholarship for which the word "Talmudic" seems mild. -- New York Times Book Review
    Library Journal
    Movie/theater critic Lyons, former co-host of Sneak Previews on PBS, and brother Douglas, a lawyer, grew up trying to top each other's trivia questions. What puts this book ahead of other trivia compilations is its deft organization. Chapters include hit records, highs and lows, the World Series, the Hall of Fame, and more. Young adults will especially enjoy this book, and it is recommended for school and public libraries desiring to add humorous factbooks to their collections.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780812929935
    Publisher:
    Random House, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    03/03/1998
    Edition description:
    1 ED
    Pages:
    302
    Product dimensions:
    6.16(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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    Meet the Author

    Jefrey Lyons is the entertainment critic for New York City's WNBC-TV and host of the nationally syndicated radio feature The Lyons Den.  He is the former cohost of PBS's film review show Sneak Preview and has been a guest broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox.

    Douglas B. Lyons, Jeffrey's younger brother, is a criminal lawyer in New York City.  Jeffrey's first words to Douglas, when Jeffrey was three and Douglas was four days old, were "Are you a Dodger fan?"

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    Out of Left Field: Over 1,134 Newly Discovered Amazing Baseball Records, Connections, Coincidences, and More! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This book was an interesting and entertaining read if you're a real fan of baseball trivia, oddities and history. There's some real tough and obscure questions here, it's more of a book you'd want to sit and read by yourself and learn something as opposed to a book you'd use to actually 'quiz' another fan (if you get all these questions right, I bow to your superior baseball knowledge). Overall, the book is well written and has a light and often humorous tone, which I enjoyed. The only thing that really kept it from being a five star book in my opinion is the occasional inaccuracies and repeat questions. One note, in this book the answer immediately follows the questions, as opposed to some books where you need to flip to another page for the answer. I consider this a plus, but other's might prefer the other layout.