San Francisco Giants: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports

San Francisco Giants: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports


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The first National League franchise to be featured in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the Numbers series!

THE TEAM: The Giants franchise is the winningest in professional baseball history, having won more regular season games than the Cubs, Yankees, Dodgers, or Red Sox. The Giants have been to the World Series 18 times and claimed six championships during baseball's modern era-and the success of this franchise has been built on legends, as the club also boasts more Hall of Fame players than any other in the sport.

THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. San Francisco Giants is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered "mini-stories"-facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia from Hall of Fame legends such as Willie Mays, Mel Ott, and Bill Terry, to contemporary stars such as Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, and Buster Posey. Each chapter begins with an introduction that highlights the many exciting stories found in these pages such as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," Mays' catch in the 1954 World Series, Barry Bonds' pursuit of Hank Aaron, and rivalry games against the hated Dodgers.

Sports by the Numbers books are not just for diehard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982675991
Publisher: Black Mesa Publishing
Publication date: 06/11/2011
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

TUCKER ELLIOT is a Georgia native and a diehard baseball fan. A former high school athletic director and varsity baseball coach, he's now a fulltime writer and has authored or contributed to more than two dozen baseball books, to include the following Black Mesa trivia titles: Atlanta Braves IQ, New York Yankees IQ, Major League Baseball IQ, and Tampa Bay Rays IQ (with Rays pitcher Andy Sonnanstine), as well as Boston Red Sox: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports in the Sports by the Numbers Series

ZAC ROBINSON is a teacher, coach and baseball fan. He is also passionate about Mixed Martial Arts and has written books on both subjects, to include the following titles: Mixed Martial Arts: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports, Mixed Martial Arts IQ: The Ultimate Test of True Fandom (Volume I), Ranger Up Presents Mixed Martial Arts IQ: The Ultimate Test of True Fandom (Volume II), and From the Fields to the Garden: The Life of Stitch Duran (with legendary cutman Jacob "Stitch" Duran).

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