Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories (Paperback)

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Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories (Paperback)

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Whoa You mean there actually was a player that stole first base? Yes Catch the story about the zany guy who pulled that off in Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories. Did you know that Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson was the star of a well-regarded Hollywood movie? The full story about #42's successful stint in front of the camera is found in the pages of this book. Learn about the All-Star career of the man who Lou Gehrig displaced as Yankees first baseman, a major crisis Major League Baseball faced in 1969, and the statistical reasons why the term "The Mendoza Line" is inaccurate and unfair.

Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories also includes a heart-felt salute to the major leaguers who lost their lives in war, a new look at the reasons behind the Phillies' historic late-season collapse in 1964, and an easy-to-understand essay that questions the importance of walks in a team's offensive strategy. The exciting baseball of the 1980s is fondly remembered with a tip-of-the-hate to the decade's high-achievers on terrible teams and there's also a big dose of baby-boomer nostalgia centered on a trip to one of baseball's historic ball parks.

And that's not all Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories is loaded with intelligent and fun diamond stories that both stats wonks and the casual fan will enjoy.

Product Details ISBN: 9781620063835
ISBN-10: 1620063832
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2020
Pages: 146
Language: English