The Official Rules of Baseball Illustrated: An Irreverent Look at the Rules of Baseball and How They Came to Be What They Are Today

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Sports Publishing LLC
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6.0 X 1.1 X 8.6 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

David Nemec is the author of The Great Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Major League Baseball, The Beer and Whisky League, The Complete Book of Forfeited and Successfully Protested Major League Games, Early Dreams, Major League Baseball Profiles: 1871-1900, and many other works on baseball. Nemec has won numerous SABR national baseball trivia contests. He currently lives in Laguna Woods, California.


Praise for David Nemec's The Official Rules of Baseball Illustrated

"David Nemec is baseball's greatest storyteller, one who takes--and shares--a special delight in the little known tale. The Official Rules of Baseball Illustrated describes the game we love, as it is played today and how it came to be that way. An indispensable book." --John Thorn, Official Historian of Major League Baseball

"I cannot remember a more satisfying and well written book than David Nemec's The Official Rules of Baseball Illustrated. It's a book you can refer to time and again--must reading for all, including the players." --Phil Rizzuto, Hall of Fame baseball player

"This is one of the most entertaining baseball books I have read in a very long time. Any baseball fan, young or old, will find it fun to read." --Lawrence S. Ritter, author of The Glory of Their Times

"Nemec is a good storyteller, and he exhumes some fascinating ghosts, showing how players long dead or retired have shaped the game." --The Boston Globe

"Many of baseball's bylaws didn't get drawn up until some weird episode occurred, and Nemec recalls the most unusual in this humorous study of the major-league rulebook." --USA Today Baseball Weekly

"Just when you thought you'd read every possible variation on a theme of baseball there is, along comes a book...that has something worthwhile to say. Nemec's book is spilling over with history." --San Francisco Examiner