The Book of Baseball Literacy

The Book of Baseball Literacy

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by David H. Martinez
     
 

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UPDATED FOR THE 2015 SEASON! Lose yourself in all the marvelous memories and hallowed history of America's national pastime. From the gloveless pioneers of the 1840s to the strife-ridden headlines of the 2000s, this comprehensive reference offers nearly 700 important baseball yarns, stats, and stories in a style as lively as the game itself. Written by SABR member… See more details below

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UPDATED FOR THE 2015 SEASON! Lose yourself in all the marvelous memories and hallowed history of America's national pastime. From the gloveless pioneers of the 1840s to the strife-ridden headlines of the 2000s, this comprehensive reference offers nearly 700 important baseball yarns, stats, and stories in a style as lively as the game itself. Written by SABR member and former baseball broadcaster David H. Martinez and praised by critics as "thoroughly enjoyable" (Booklist) and "instructive and fun" (USA Today) and even selected as required reading for a college course on baseball history, The Book of Baseball Literacy puts over a century and a half of legends and lore, right in your mitt. It will settle arguments and provoke them, answer questions and ask them. It's a must for veteran baseball fans-and a perfect way to get up to speed on baseball history for newcomers.

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Library Journal
Martinez, a SABR member and college baseball broadcaster in California, has written a lively book that offers fun facts and opinions. He divides the text into hundreds of entries on baseball figures, teams, dates, folklore, literature, and more. This is an inexpensive purchase that should circulate well in all public and school libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615516912
Publisher:
David H. Martinez Books
Publication date:
08/03/2011
Pages:
394
Sales rank:
823,864
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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