A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball

A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball

by Peter Morris
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A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball by Peter Morris

The only book ever to win both the Seymour Medal and the Casey Award as the best baseball book of the year, Peter Morris's magisterial encyclopedia of the national pastime will surprise, delight, and educate even the most knowledgeable fan. With its thousand-odd entries, A Game of Inches illuminates the origins of items ranging from catcher's masks to hook slides to intentional walks to baseball's reserve clause. Now with new material and completely redesigned in a one-volume paperback, the book remains endlessly fascinating, impeccably researched, and engagingly written.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566638531
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
Publication date: 04/25/2010
Edition description: New, Revised and Expanded One-Volume Edition
Pages: 664
Sales rank: 1,312,953
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Peter Morris, one of the foremost historians of early baseball in America, has also written Catcher, But Didn't We Have Fun?, Level Playing Fields, and Baseball Fever. A former national and international Scrabble champion, he lives in Haslett, Michigan.

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A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book and "Ain't The Beer Cold" by Chuck Thompson to a dear friend for Father's Day. He has finished both of them already. He said he laughed from the first page to the last page of "Ain't the Beer Cold".