The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown

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Welcome to zany side of the tracks!

Baseball Hall of Famers have their Cooperstown… and now Baseball Hall of Shamers have

 their Blooperstown. Yes, the boys of blunder are forever enshrined in this madcap memorial

to our national pastime… from The Hallowed Hall of Fielding Fiascoes to The Goofiest Gallery of Base-running Boners.

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Overview

Welcome to zany side of the tracks!

Baseball Hall of Famers have their Cooperstown… and now Baseball Hall of Shamers have

 their Blooperstown. Yes, the boys of blunder are forever enshrined in this madcap memorial

to our national pastime… from The Hallowed Hall of Fielding Fiascoes to The Goofiest Gallery of Base-running Boners.

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The Baseball Hall of Shame ™

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Here in one gut-busting book, the Baseball Hall of Shame™ selection committee pays tribute to Blooperstown’s funniest: The battiest batters, the most mind-boggling mental miscues, the silliest ballpark promotions, the screwiest fan behavior, and much, much more. Plus, the committee inducts its first new class of Hall of Shamers in twenty years!  Among the inglorious immortals:

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Pitcher Burleigh Grimes, who was so mean that he threw a beanball at the on-deck hitter!

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New inductee Ken Griffey Jr., who paid off a bet for a steak dinner by sneaking a cow

into manager Lou Piniella’s office!

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Outfielder Ping Bodie, who out-ate Percy the ostrich for the spaghetti-eating championship

of the world!

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New inductee Manny Ramirez, who abandoned left field to go to the bathroom—during a game!

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Lou “The Mad Russian” Novikoff, who insisted his wife taunt him from the stands—because he believed it made him hit better!   

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And new inductee David “Big Papi” Ortiz, who suffered a payback for the pranks he pulled on teammates when he unwittingly donned underwear smeared with peanut butter!

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Filled with more than 200 stories and packed with photos, The Baseball Hall of Shame™: The Best of Blooperstown is the game’s most hilarious homage ever assembled, and a fitting testament to the Hall’s motto: “Fame and shame are part of the game.”

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for The Baseball Hall of Shame books
 
“Unf—-ingbelievable!” —Village Voice
 
“[A] classic in American sports humor . . . ” —Milwaukee Sentinel
 

“An entire book devoted to baseball stories, pranks, bloopers and miscues. Truly a baseball fan’s dream…. The Baseball Hall of Shame is a book that will last a lifetime and always be relevant in your baseball fandom. Sure, we love to celebrate the great achievements in baseball. But there is a time and place to remember the other side of the game. The Baseball Hall of Shame: fun. Funnier. Maybe the funniest baseball book you will ever read.” —MLB reports

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762778454
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 778,114
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Nash, president of Nash Entertainment, is the creator and producer of more than 80 television series and specials, including "Before They Were Stars," "Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed," "Meet My Folks," and "Who Wants To Be A Superhero?" His "Modern Marvels" series is one of cable's longest running programs, with more than 500 one-hour episodes. On the sports front, Nash created and produced the critically acclaimed series "Amazing Sports Stories," which was nominated for four Sports Emmys. 

 Allan Zullo has written more than 100 nonfiction books on such subjects as sports, the supernatural, history, animals, war, survival, heroism, and grandparenting. His latest book is Heroes of 9/11. Among his many sports books are When Bad Things Happen to Good Golfers, Golf is a Funny Game and March to Madness. He writes two best-selling series for Scholastic, Haunted Kids and Ten True Tales.  

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    a keeper!

    I really liked this book a lot... I learned quite a bit about baseball and I enjoyed the authors’ sense of humor. Great gift item and coffee table book!

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Who Knew?!

    So many funny pranks and mishaps in this book that I'd never heard of before reading this book! Most of the time, when I finish a book I pass it on to others. I'm gonna keep this one for its treasure chest of behind-the-scenes info, which I'll be drawing on again and again.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Funny True Stories to Share!

    I highly recommend this book to all who love baseball and literature. Especially as the season gets underway, I can't think of a better way to spend time between televised games.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Hilarious!

    These stories are hilarious -- and true. Check it out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    a fun read!

    Even the most knowledgeable fans will find lots of new and never-heard-before stories in this extremely funny book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Great Book!

    I bought this book for my Dad, who's a huge baseball fan. He loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Full of stories you can definitely use to stifle family or friends and even your enemies. I highly recommend it to anyone young or old, baseball fan or not. Great book period.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    Awesome Book!

    I'm a huge baseball fan, but never heard of these stories. They're awesome! Check it out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    REMEMBER WHEN?

    This was a gift for my dad who is a huge baseball fan. It has brought so much joy and brings back memories of games that he's watched over the decades!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    a really funny book

    I can open this book to any page and find a hilarious, entertaining and TRUE baseball story. I wish I could have been there to see some of these funny events in person.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    fun, behind-the-scenes stories!

    Lots of interesting stories for baseball nuts. It's fun to read about current players too. Manny being Manny cracked me up-- ya never know what to expect with that guy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    The best one yet!

    I've been an avid fan of the series since I first found the books when I was in grade school, and I have to say, that this is the best one yet! I've already read it cover and cover, and laughed the whole way through.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Just great!

    I've been a baseball fan for 30 years and had never heard of some of these stories until now. It's a great read and is fun to share with family and friends too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Liam's point of of view

    WOWWWWWWWWW and cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Baseball

    I havent read it but i really want to. Its sounds really good. I love baseball and i just really want to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Fuuny

    Get this book this book. It is really funny. It tells how even the best baseball players can make the stupidest of mistakes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Funny

    I did your hot sister

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Funny

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    A GREAT READ!

    This book is hilarious. Real life is better than fiction, and in this case, a lot funnier! A compilation of funny baseball stories and anecdotes for all generations!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    SPECTACULAR!

    This is truly a unique book with hysterical true stories that will brighten your day and bring a smile to your face. You will laugh out loud! It’s a complete home run!

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