The Baseball Maniac's Almanac

The Baseball Maniac's Almanac

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by Bert Randolph Sugar
     
 

The biggest, baddest, and most bizarre compilation of stats, facts, and little-known nuggets about our national pastime

You know your stats backwards and forwards. You can rattle off the batting averages of favorite players and name the winningest pitchers for the past century. You call yourself a baseball maniac, but you haven't come across the likes of

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The biggest, baddest, and most bizarre compilation of stats, facts, and little-known nuggets about our national pastime

You know your stats backwards and forwards. You can rattle off the batting averages of favorite players and name the winningest pitchers for the past century. You call yourself a baseball maniac, but you haven't come across the likes of Bert Sugar. In this monster encyclopedia, renowned sportswriter Bert Sugar gives you thousands of lists, tables, and fascinating facts about players and teams, managers, the World Series, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071429504
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/02/2005
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
0.82(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

Bert Sugar is one of the most recognized sportswriters in history, making numerous appearances on television and in feature films. Over the course of his 50-plus-year career, he has authored over a dozen books on baseball, and his knowledge of our national pastime is encyclopedic. He lives in Chappaqua, New York.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
It took me all of five minutes browsing through this highly touted book to find 2 glaring errors. On page 153 is a section titled, 'Managers with the Most Career Wins Never to Manage a World Series Team'. The third name on the list is Lou Piniella. Piniella not only managed a World Series team--1990 Cincinnati Reds--the Reds won the series that year. Secondly, on page 172 is a section named 'Players with Most Hits, Never Appearing in World Series'. Number 8 on the list is Tim Raines. For Mr. Sugar's information Raines appeared in the 1996 World Series as a member of the New York Yankees. It certainly makes one wonder how many more errors are in this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
some of the topics seemed created just for the sake of creating a topic. alot of useless info