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The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia: Baseball Stuff You Never Needed to Know and Can Certainly Live Without
     

The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia: Baseball Stuff You Never Needed to Know and Can Certainly Live Without

by Robert Schnakenberg
 

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Baseball history is full of unforgettable athletic achievements, heroic performers, and exhilarating moments that remind fans of everything they love about sports and honest competition. The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia: Baseball Stuff You Never Needed to Know and Can Certainly Live Without is NOT about any of those things. Instead, author Robert

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Baseball history is full of unforgettable athletic achievements, heroic performers, and exhilarating moments that remind fans of everything they love about sports and honest competition. The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia: Baseball Stuff You Never Needed to Know and Can Certainly Live Without is NOT about any of those things. Instead, author Robert Schnakenberg takes you through a decidedly snarky trip through the game's rich history of buffoonery, thuggery, fashion missteps, ballpark promotions gone awry, batboys with metals claws for hands, afros, mustaches, mistresses, overzealous mascots, existence-of-dinosaurs deniers, indelible baseball-themed candy bars, and hundreds of other unbelievable-but-true aspects of America's national pastime. And did we mention the wife swapping?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617490651
Publisher:
Triumph Books
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
250 KB

Meet the Author



Robert Schnakenberg is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the author of numerous books of irreverent nonfiction, including Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults, The Encyclopedia Shaternica, and Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and can be found online at robertschnakenberg.com.

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