The Best of Baseball: The 20th Century's Greatest Players Ranked by Position

The Best of Baseball: The 20th Century's Greatest Players Ranked by Position

by Warren N. N. Wilbert, Monte Irvin
     
 

The author has ranked this century's all-time greatest players by position using a set of criteria designed to present a comprehensive review of player performance. Beginning with an introduction that outlines and explains the criteria used, the author designates the players with the highest ranking at each position to be a "Grand Master." Following each such

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The author has ranked this century's all-time greatest players by position using a set of criteria designed to present a comprehensive review of player performance. Beginning with an introduction that outlines and explains the criteria used, the author designates the players with the highest ranking at each position to be a "Grand Master." Following each such player is a listing of the next five (sometimes more) in priority. Also provided are statistics such as Total Player Ratings, Fielding Runs, Batting Averages, Batting Runs, Earned Run Averages, and Pitcher's Defense, just to name a few.

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Booklist
dynamically indicates players' strengths...numerous black-and-white pictures showcase the selected players...successfully applies scientific analysis to the inherently unscientific process...informative tone and smooth writing...excellent biographical and career information on players who are often subjects of research in secondary and undergraduate libraries
ARBA
recommended
Midwest Book Review
"strongly recommended...essential...informative"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409303
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/15/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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