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

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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)

Meet the Author

In addition to writing The Book of Baseball Literacy and ebooks about baseball history and statistics, David Martinez has worked as a news reporter, college sports broadcaster, and advertising copywriter, but his biggest love has always been baseball. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he reads extensively on the sport and owns an expansive baseball library.

A California native, he received his bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and he now makes his home in San Jose with his wife and two young children.

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The Book of Baseball Literacy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CoachPLL More than 1 year ago
A Terrific book on the Great Game of Baseball with all it's history,people,teams and unforgettable moments. I waited ten years for the 3rd. Edition to come out. Baseball Heaven. Coach M.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hated baseball. Yes, that's right - I dreaded the days my boyfriend would make me sit there and watch a whole game. What a waste of an afternoon! Well, not anymore! After reading this book, I can answer just about any question about the game or the players... and what history it has! This sport we all know as baseball is much more than just a game... it has truly helped to shape this nation and society as we know it today! I now have a new appreciation for baseball and I can't wait for next season! Go Yankees!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen mountains. I've seen sunsets. I've seen babies being born. None of those were as beautiful as this book! I thought I was a baseball fan with a deep and broad base of knowledge. That was, until I read this book. This book taught this old dog a new trick or two about baseball. Not only is the content interesting - and from what I can tell, extremely unique - but the author crafts the content as if you were sitting at the park and enjoying the game and reminiscing with an old friend. It's hard to put this baby down!