The Love Of Baseball
- Publish Date: 2005-07-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Editors of Publications International Ltd.;Paul Adomites;Robert Cassidy;Bruce Herman;Dan Schlossberg;Saul Wisnia
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The Love of Baseball takes readers on a stroll through baseball history, with unforgettable stories and historic photos that bring baseball to life. In this chunky hardcover volume, today s baseball superstars and record-breakers share space with yesterday s heroes. Fascinating stories, as well as entertaining quotes, help readers get to know the greatest players of all time. Readers can see Babe Ruth s famous called shot, capture the excitement of Barry Bonds s 73rd home run, revisit Randy Johnson s amazing career, and relive classic World Series games.
Each chapter of The Love of Baseball opens with an insightful quote about the game. Features include profiles of baseball s greatest players, ballparks, and broadcasters; interesting facts and statistics; memorable game moments; and much more. Handsome black-and-white and color photos illustrate baseball s story. A must for any baseball fan, The Love of Baseball unfolds the sport s rich and colorful history. Chapters include:
Busting Fences and Chasing Flies: The 1998 home run race, Don Larsen s perfect game, Mickey Mantle s mammoth home run.
Cracks of the Bat, Plays at the Plate, and Fun in the Field: Luis Aparicio s baseline-burning speed, Roger Clemens s pitching feats, baseball s best bunters.
Rounding the Bases: Profiles of Shoeless Joe Jackson, Jackie Robinson, Johnny Bench, and the greatest teams ever.
Wild Pitches and Out-of-the-Park Dingers: Tom Seaver s Rookie of the Year season, Roger Maris s then-record 61 homers.
Grand Slams and Grandstanding: Yogi Berra s unique language, Reggie Jackson s Mr. October heroics.
Bringing It Home: The Boston Red Sox reverse the curse, Bill Mazeroski s home run that ended the 1960 World Series.