A collection of baseball quotes and bloopers recounts the story of the 1912 dropped fly ball, Bill Buckner's bungling of an easy grounder in the 1986 World Series, and the most famous mistake in baseball history.
Some ball players are remembered for their home runs and great playsbut imagine being famous for blowing the game. Offering play-by-play descriptions of the games, historical trivia, and lifetime statistics of key players, this book shows how life goes on even after the worst momentsand how a little mistake can sometimes make a very big difference.
About the Author
Dan Gutman has written numerous books for children including the Genius Files series, Baseball Card Adventures series, Baseball’s Biggest Bloopers and The Kid Who Ran for President. He lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
|Part I||The Four Most Dramatic Mistakes in Baseball History|
|1.||The Merkle "Bonehead" Play||2|
|2.||The Snodgrass Muff||18|
|3.||The Owen Dropped Third Strike||34|
|4.||The Buckner Boot||48|
|Part II||Other Legendary Bloops and Blunders|
|5.||Heinie Zimmerman's Dash to the Plate||68|
|6.||Hank Gowdy Steps in It||78|
|7.||Hack Wilson: Out in the Sun Too Long||88|
|9.||Herb Washington: Designated Pick-off Victim||112|
|10.||Curt Flood: It Must Be Up There Somewhere||122|
|11.||Lonnie Smith: Faked Out of the World Series||132|
|12.||Babe Herman: Rush Hour on the Basepaths||142|
|Want to Read More About These Stories?||153|