An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever assembledall verified for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame. In its pages, renowned sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts. Inside, you’ll find:
Highest batting averages not to win batting titles
Home-run leaders by state of birth
Players on last-place teams leading the league in RBIs, by season
Most triples by position, season
Winners of two “legs” of triple crown since last winner
Oldest pitchers with losing record, leading league in ERA
Career pitching leaders under six feet tall
Managers replaced wile team was in first place
Hall of Famers whose sons played in the majors
Babe Ruth’s yearly salary
Players with palindromic surnames
And so much more!
Not just a collection of facts or records, this is a book of glorious fun that will astound even the most bookish baseball fan. Read up and amaze your friends!
|Publisher:||Sports Publishing LLC|
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Bert Randolph Sugar has established himself as one of the world’s foremost sports historians. He is the former editor in chief of The Ring and Fight Game magazines and the author of more than eighty books, with over a dozen books on baseball. Past titles include The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists , Bert Sugar’s Baseball Hall of Fame: A Living History of America’s Greatest Game , and Fight or Die: The Vinny Paz Story. Sugar passed away in 2012.
Ken Samelson is an editor and author of several sports books. He is a former editor of the Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia and co-author of Amazing Mets Trivia , The Great All-Time Baseball Record Book , The Miracle Has Landed , and The Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia Quiz Book. Samelson lives in Larchmont, New York.
Stuart Shea is an editor and contributor to The Baseball Encyclopedia: The Complete and Definitive Record of Major League Baseball , The Emerald Guide to Baseball , Who’s Who in Baseball , and SABR’s Baseball Research Journal. He is the author of two books on Wrigley Field, Wrigley Field: The Long Life and Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines and Wrigley Field: An Unauthorized Biography. Shea lives in Chicago, Illinois.
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Being a baseball maniac is a condition which cannot be cured—it can only be treated. So take two chapters of Bert Sugar’s book, and then call him in the morning.
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