The New Biographical History of Baseball

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This authoritative, over-sized biographical history of our national pastime offers original summaries of the personalities and contributions of over 1,500 players, managers, owners, front office executives, journalist/writers, and fans to the development and enjoyment of baseball: each individual included has had an impact on the sport as a mass entertainment or a cultural phenomenon, as an athletic art or a business franchise. This comprehensive volume of the who's who of baseball covers the game's outlaws, ...
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Overview

This authoritative, over-sized biographical history of our national pastime offers original summaries of the personalities and contributions of over 1,500 players, managers, owners, front office executives, journalist/writers, and fans to the development and enjoyment of baseball: each individual included has had an impact on the sport as a mass entertainment or a cultural phenomenon, as an athletic art or a business franchise. This comprehensive volume of the who's who of baseball covers the game's outlaws, clowns, thieves, and hustlers - on and off the field - as well as statistics and engaging facts on every key player in history: Hall of Famers from Ty Cobb to Mike Schmidt, records holders from Cy Young to Anthony Young, heroic performances from Zip Zabel to Joe Carter. By using the individuals involved to retell every major moment in baseball's grand legacy, The Biographical History of Baseball provides a fascinating, personalized narrative which leads the reader through the detailed highlights of America's grandest sport.
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A history of America's national pastime through original summaries of the personalities and contributions of some 1,500 players, managers, owners, journalists, and fans involved in baseball. Entries are arranged alphabetically and include b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780756775438
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 474

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