The Seventh Inning Stretch: Baseball's Most Essential and Inane Debates / Edition 1

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Overview

Up for some good old-fashioned baseball bickering? Addressing—and answering!—50 of the most heated, quirkiest, and funniest debates, past and present, this book contains outstanding baseball ammo.
 
Baseball fans are by nature philosophical creatures, prone to engaging fellow devotees of the Grand Old Game in such inherently subjective, often ridiculous, and thoroughly enjoyable debates as: Who was the best-hitting pitcher of all time? Who are the best players left out of the Hall of Fame? Which team dressed its players in the worst uniforms? What was the most lopsided trade ever? Which movie stands above all others as the best baseball flick? Who was the best female player ever? Such questions fall into a wide range of categories and are pondered during pauses in the game, happy hours at the bar, and commercial breaks at home. 

The Seventh Inning Stretch, by noted baseball expert Josh Pahigian, comprises fifty chapters that explore the game’s most magical and disappointing moments, its ballparks, fans, traditions, and even its representation in pop culture. In short, it addresses—and answers—all of the most interesting baseball arguments that fans have engaged in for decades, and even a few you might never have stopped to consider before. 
 
• The Best Trailblazers
• The Best Multitalents
• The Best in the Clutch
• The Best of the Best
• The Worst of the Worst
• The Best and Worst Baseball Surprises
• The Worst of the Best and Best of the Worst
• The Best Baseball Tastes and Places
• The Best Baseball Wordplay
• The Best Baseball Belly-Laughers
• The Best Baseball Pop Culture

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599218052
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,422,177
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh Pahigian is the author of 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out, The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip, and The Ultimate Minor League Baseball Road Trip (all Lyons), as well as The Spring Training Handbook and The Red Sox in the Play-offs. He writes the popular Travel Ten column on ESPN.com’s Sports Travel page. 

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    Must Read For Baseball Aficionados Everywhere

    Baseball "people" will recognize the way of fandom represented in these pages. No true "buff" can't recall the last time they sat with other likeminded fans and argued endlessly on the topics in Pahigian's latest. He does a great job of capturing the "hot stove" nature of baseballs serious followers. "Best player nicknames"..."Best ballpark treats"..."Worst team ever"...The fun is endless, like the arguments those topics always set off. I remember as a kid, arguing with my friends about who the best overall player was. Pahigians book takes us back to those days. He offers his opinions and conclusions, which of course, marks the rekindling of the argument all over again. Baeball fans are nothing if not opinionated, and "The Seventh Inning Stretch" is a wonderful catalyst for a new round of (to quote the author), "Here's one for you...What would be...." (Add your own subject). A great read for real fans...

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