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The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown
     

The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown

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by Bruce Nash, Allan Zullo, Doug Grad Doug Grad Literary Agency, Inc.
 

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From 1985 to 1992, The Baseball Hall of Shame series chronicled more than 100 years of baseball goofs and gaffes, selling more than 700,000 copies. Now, the authors of the most offbeat baseball books ever written are back, featuring their looniest lineup of classic stories and inducting their first new class of Hall of Shamers in twenty years. Bruce Nash and Allan

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From 1985 to 1992, The Baseball Hall of Shame series chronicled more than 100 years of baseball goofs and gaffes, selling more than 700,000 copies. Now, the authors of the most offbeat baseball books ever written are back, featuring their looniest lineup of classic stories and inducting their first new class of Hall of Shamers in twenty years. Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo cover everything from the battiest batters and craziest fielding fiascoes to the dumbest ballpark promotions and screwiest fan behavior. Hall of Shamers include outfielder Lou "The Mad Russian" Novikoff, who insisted his wife taunt him from the stands because it made him a better hitter... Pitcher Burleigh Grimes, who was so mean that he threw a beanball at the on-deck hitter... Outfielder Ping Bodie, who out-ate Percy the ostrich for the spaghetti-eating championship of the world... and Babe Ruth, who wore ladies' silk stockings for good luck. Among the new inductees are Ken Griffey Jr., who put a cow in manager Lou Piniella's office to pay off a steak dinner bet... Manny Ramirez, who abandoned left field to go to the bathroom during a game... and David "Big Papi" Ortiz, whose underwear was smeared with peanut butter as payback for the pranks he pulled on teammates. Filled with more than 200 stories and packed with photos, The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown is the most hilarious homage to the national pastime ever assembled, and a fitting testament to the Hall's motto: "Fame and shame are part of the game."

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762778454
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
256,683
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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The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Welsh23 More than 1 year ago
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!
ShawnMills80 More than 1 year ago
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.
KeithRides More than 1 year ago
Even the most knowledgeable fans will find lots of new and never-heard-before stories in this extremely funny book!
Willoplovesbaseball More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
JimmyD1 More than 1 year ago
These stories are hilarious -- and true. Check it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my Dad, who's a huge baseball fan. He loved it!
Baseballdude More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge baseball fan, but never heard of these stories. They're awesome! Check it out.
JeremyAndrews5 More than 1 year ago
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.
sportsstar2 More than 1 year ago
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!
AprilRain74 More than 1 year ago
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!
Nome_de_plume More than 1 year ago
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.
fieldofdreams55 More than 1 year ago
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.
BASEBALLGIRL28 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bestbook u could amagin havent red it butt the sample is great
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get this book this book. It is really funny. It tells how even the best baseball players can make the stupidest of mistakes.
BaseballFan1 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book -- I couldn't put it down! Unbelievable stories (all true!) make this a fun read. A must-have for all baseball fans!
Andrew_J97 More than 1 year ago
As a fan of baseball and comedy, I could not have asked for a better read. Most importantly, it's a book I can share with my 6-year-old son who is quickly becoming a fan of the sport. I can't wait for future editions so I can keep the laughter going with my entire family.
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