This Day in Baseball: A Day-by-Day Record of the Events That Shaped the Game

This Day in Baseball: A Day-by-Day Record of the Events That Shaped the Game

by David Nemec, Scott Flatow
     
 

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The history of America's national pastime is so rich that every day in the calendar year commemorates several important baseball events! This Day in Baseball details 365 days of facts, history, and nostalgia. Find out what happened on your birthday from the dawning of baseball up to present day. Presenting more well-known events (September 30th, for example, is

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The history of America's national pastime is so rich that every day in the calendar year commemorates several important baseball events! This Day in Baseball details 365 days of facts, history, and nostalgia. Find out what happened on your birthday from the dawning of baseball up to present day. Presenting more well-known events (September 30th, for example, is notable for being the day that Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run in 1927) along with lesser known but highly significant happenings (September 30th is also the day that Chicago established the National League record for winning percentage (.798) in 1880) this book highlights the endless ways that baseball has evolved through the years. Covering the major leagues and minor leagues and beyond, even the most knowledgeable readers will find This Day in Baseball a trove of new and fascinating information!

Editorial Reviews

Doug Miller
[A]n old-school collection of important events in baseball stretched out over every day of the yearly calendar, and it's been compiled by men with plenty of qualifications when it comes to the history of the game.
D-Backs Insider Magazine - Greg Salvatore
Moments after I picked up a copy of This Day in Baseball, I loved it. It's a reference book, a trivia guide and an argument referee, and might be something that's a permanent staple for any respectable baseball library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589793804
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
12/25/2008
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,383,307
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

David Nemec is among the best-selling baseball writers in the United States. His Great Baseball Feats, Facts, and First has sold over 700,000 copies in various editions, the most recent of which he co-authored with Scott Flatow. Nemec and Flatow have won ten national trivia contests sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research.

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