Discover the greatest baseball players of all time!
Which guys playing right now will they still be talking about in 100 years? A-Rod? Pujols? How about Jeter?
Why do the best pitchers receive the Cy Young Award?
Was Honus Wagner anything but a face on a $2,800,000 baseball card?
Who was this Babe Ruth guy, anyway?
Sportscaster and New York Times bestselling author Len Berman had lots of questions about the game of baseball. So he put together a group of experts that included all-stars, Emmy Award winners, writers, radio hosts, and enough World Series rings to fill one hand's fingers.
Is your Favorite player on the list?
From New York Times bestselling author Len Berman comes an action-packed collection for sports fans of all ages.
If you had to pick the best baseball players of all time, who would they be? Len Berman gave it a try, and asked a blue-ribbon panel-with experts including World Series champion Bernie Williams and radio host Chris "Mad Dog" Russo-to weigh in too.
Full of photos, facts, and fun, The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time gives you the stories behind the names. Why do so many people love Babe Ruth? What makes Alex Rodriguez so great? Was Jackie Robinson as important on the field as he was off the field? Discover why Len Berman thinks the 25 players in this book are the greatest-then it's time to start your own debate!
So who are the 25 greatest baseball players and why?
Who would be on your list?
Let the arguments begin!
Praise for Len Berman's The Greatest Moments in Sports
"His writing is lively, humorous, and informative-just right to sustain kids' (or adults') interest...this is an excellent choice for anyone who is into sports." -School Library Journal
"Readers and browsers will enjoy paging through this compendium's stories and action-filled photos." -Booklist
"It's an eclectic roundup that's likely to have readers mulling their own personal favorites." -Publishers Weekly
"Great book, great stories-a gold medal performance." -Mike Eruzione, captain of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
Len Berman is an Emmy Awardwinning sportscaster who has covered just about every major sports event, including multiple Super Bowls, World Series, and Olympics during his 40-year career in broadcasting.
He is the creator of "Spanning the World," a monthly collection of sports bloopers, which was a 20-year staple on NBC's Today show. He is also the creator of Sports Fantasy, which aired on NBC and pitted regular viewers against famous sports stars.
He is the recipient of eight Emmy Awards and is a six-time winner, New York Sportscaster of the Year. His daily Top 5 email is featured in the Huffington Post and is received by thousands around the country. This is his fifth book.
A native New Yorker, Len graduated from Syracuse University. He resides on Long Island with his wife, Jill. They have three children. Visit Len at http://thatssports.com/
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|Age Range:||10 - 12 Years|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book will give readers of all ages much pleasure. The pictures and graphics are very pleasing to the eye. This is a coffee table book without the coffee table price! I enjoyed reading the stories of baseball players from different generations. The author gives lots of fun facts that I didn't know. I especially recommend Mr. Berman's books to reluctant readers. I wish I could discuss this book with my grandfather. He would have loved to debate who are the top 25 baseball players.
This book is by no means going to please everyone with its choices of 25 players, but that isn't the point! It is meant to educate teens, pre-teens, and even adults about 25 amazing players who the "blue ribbon" panel of baseball authorities voted to include in this book. It's also a great way to start the discussion.....including A-Rod makes you talk about Pujols, Cy Young makes you talk about Nolan Ryan. This is a book which you will pick up as a family over and over....and have those good natured arguments about sports that all true fans really enjoy. Highly recommended!
This is a perfect example of some people will pay to hear what they WANT to hear than what they SHOULD hear. No Koufax,no Clemente NO Sale!