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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball

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Why is baseball such a great subject for a Bathroom Reader? Because it?s steeped in history and tradition, it?s rife with scandals and controversy, and most of the men that dedicate their life to it are just a little bit?weird. Uncle John?s spirited take on the game takes you deep into that history to paint a detailed picture of where the game came from and where it may be going. You?ll go behind the scenes at spring training, listen in on pitcher?s mound conferences, and meet the players, coaches, fans, and ...
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Overview


Why is baseball such a great subject for a Bathroom Reader? Because it’s steeped in history and tradition, it’s rife with scandals and controversy, and most of the men that dedicate their life to it are just a little bit…weird. Uncle John’s spirited take on the game takes you deep into that history to paint a detailed picture of where the game came from and where it may be going. You’ll go behind the scenes at spring training, listen in on pitcher’s mound conferences, and meet the players, coaches, fans, and broadcasters who make this the greatest game in the world! Swing for the fences as you read about…

Minor league mishaps
The violent history of umpiring
The true story of Lou Gehrig’s heroic rise and tragic fall
The man who pitched a no-hitter while tripping on LSD
The origins of gloves, baseballs, bats, uniforms, helmets, and more
Baseball’s most famous call and how it was saved for posterity
The best and worst teams of all time
Animals in the outfield
The birth of Little League
The Abner Doubleday myth
And much, much more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592238828
  • Publisher: Portable Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market--Throne Sitters--and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.
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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    Great book for baseball lovers.

    Well put together and very informative. Full of useful, original information. Not just a regurgitation of other books. Great for anyone wanting to learn about or extend their knowledge of the game.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2009

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    Uncle John's swing is a home run.

    If you are a baseball fan you'll enjoy this book. The short stories will give you insight to the humorous side of the game that you seldom see or hear. I like reading a couple of stories each night before turning out the lights.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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