The Book of Baseball Literacy

The Book of Baseball Literacy

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by David H. Martinez
     
 

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Lose yourself in all the marvelous memories and hallowed history of America's pastime. From baseball's early days in the 1840's to the Mac and Sammy Show of the 1990's, this comprehensive reference offers nearly 800 of the most important baseball yarns, stats, and stories. But it's not a dry "dictionary." Alongside the facts, Martinez delivers wit and attitude, aiming… See more details below

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Lose yourself in all the marvelous memories and hallowed history of America's pastime. From baseball's early days in the 1840's to the Mac and Sammy Show of the 1990's, this comprehensive reference offers nearly 800 of the most important baseball yarns, stats, and stories. But it's not a dry "dictionary." Alongside the facts, Martinez delivers wit and attitude, aiming to entertain as well as inform. Praised by critics and even selected as required reading in a university course on baseball history, The Book of Baseball Literacy offers a full century and a half of legends and lore, right in your mitt.

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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:
9780595129928
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.07(d)

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