Touching All the Bases

Touching All the Bases

Baseball in 101 Fascinating Stories

Book - 2012
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Past to present, this book covers baseball in its entirety, from its defining moments on the field to the outside-the-ballpark influences that have shaped the game over the years. Unique chapters—such as the impact of World War II, labor disputes, the legacy of Jackie Robinson, and the doping dilemma—complement accounts of milestone events, individual and team achievements, and the most famous games, plays, and players of the sport. Appendixes provide lists of World Series, batting and homerun champions, perfect games, award winners, and more. A comprehensive collection of baseball’s history, evolution, and memorable moments, Touching All the Bases will entertain, inform, and educate all those interested in baseball, whether a casual fan or a dedicated enthusiast.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2012
Description: x, 263 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780810885523
Branch Call Number: 796.35709 Phi


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