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The First Book of Baseball

The First Book of Baseball

by Marty Appel, Crown Staff

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8 Here is a book not only for novices but also a compact reference book for more experienced baseball fans. The introduction tells about the game's inventor in a lively fashion which sets the tone for all the information to come. A how-to chapter is next, clearly explaining rules and player positions. Then come chapters on how a season works, history broken down by yearly high points, and statistics (about them and how to keep them). There is also a ``most asked questions'' section; an excellent glossary; a digest of the rules; and lists of Hall of Famers (listed by year of induction), World Series games, and lifetime record achievements. Put this one alongside Nathan Aaseng's Baseball: It's Your Team (Lerner, 1985) and Carol Greene's I Can Be a Baseball Player (Childrens, 1985) for a library triple play. Elisabeth LeBris, Kenilworth Public School System, Ill.

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Random House Children's Books
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Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Marty Appel is the author of many books, including most recently the New York Times bestseller Munson. Following his years as the Yankees' public relations director, he became an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director of Marty Appel Public Relations. Appel lives in New York City and appears frequently on ESPN, HBO, MLB, and the YES Network.

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