The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime
DescriptionA comprehensive tome of baseball facts, figures, and did-you-knows--newly updated!
For fans of baseball trivia, this updated version of The New Baseball Bible, first published as The Baseball Catalog in 1980 and selected as a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate, is sure to provide something for everyone, regardless of team allegiance. The book covers the following topics: beginnings of baseball, rules and records, umpires, how to play the game (i.e., strategy), equipment, ballparks, famous faces (i.e., Hank Aaron vs. Babe Ruth), managers, executives, trades, the media, big moments in history, the language of baseball, superstitions and traditions, spring training, today's game through the 2019 season, and much more. Veteran sportswriter Dan Schlossberg weaves in facts, figures, and famous quotes, discusses strategy, and provides stats and images--many of them never previously published elsewhere. With this book, you'll discover how the players' approach, use of equipment, and even salaries and schedules have changed over time. You will also learn the origin of team and player nicknames, fun facts about the All-Star Game and World Series, and so much more. The New Baseball Bible serves as the perfect gift for fans of America's pastime.
Sports Publishing LLC
March 17, 2020
8.5 X 1.2 X 10.9 inches | 3.2 pounds
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About the Author
Dan Schlossberg, a former AP sportswriter, is the author or coauthor of nearly 40 baseball books, including When the Braves Ruled the Diamond; Making Airwaves: 60 Years at Milo's Microphone; Designated Hebrew: the Ron Blomberg Story; and The 300 Club: Have We Seen the Last of Baseball's 300-Game Winners? A national baseball writer for forbes.com since June 2018, he also contributes to USA TODAY Sports Weekly, Sports Collectors Digest, Latino Sports, Boston Red Sox Diamond Days, and numerous other outlets. A Bronx native raised in New Jersey, he has won awards for his work from the Garden State Journalists Association and the North American Travel Journalists Association, which he co-founded in 1991. He once announced baseball games over Syracuse University's WAER with Len Berman and continues to do freelance broadcast work in addition to writing and public speaking.