The New Baseball Bible

Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime
Author: Dan Schlossberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613218362
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 424
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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, 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.

Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards


Author: Bob Lemke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780873417679
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 1661
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The brand new tenth edition of the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards is the most complete and accurate baseball card checklist and pricing book ever published. More than 425,000 cards are listed in up to three grades of condition giving buyers more than 600,000 real-world prices. Over 12,000 large, clear photos and an added 20,000 plus cards from 1999 and early 2000 give the complete buying and selling picture on a hobby that is heating up again. Buyers will be able to identify and evaluate virtually every baseball card ever produced with the current market values at their fingertips. A mammoth 1,664 pages, this book is compiled by the editors of Sports Collectors Digest, the hobby's leading periodical. Readers will be able to find any card or set quickly and easily with user-friendly alphabetical and chronological indexes. Some cards have gone up or down a few cents with many cards appreciating several hundred dollars. That's critical information your customers must not be denied.

Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards


Author: Bob Lemke
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873419369
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 1661
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Identifies and provides prices for thousands of baseball cards and collectibles.

The New Baseball Bible

Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime
Author: Dan Schlossberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613218362
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 424
View: 3593

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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, 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.

Game Faces

Early Baseball Cards from the Library of Congress
Author: Peter Devereaux,Library of Congress
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
ISBN: 158834634X
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 168
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A charming gift book showcasing baseball cards from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries alongside photos from the early days of the nation's beloved pastime Game Faces showcases rare and colorful baseball cards from the Library of Congress's Benjamin K. Edwards Collection, bringing to life an era of American history that saw the game explode in popularity. Marrying gems from the collection's 2,100 baseball cards to images of American life from 1887 to 1914, the book also offers engaging insights into the players and the game, giving readers an intimate view of both baseball's development and American culture at the turn of the twentieth century. The book highlights cards depicting many of the game's first stars--including Ty Cobb, Cy Young, and Christy Mathewson--as well as less widely known figures, shown with extravagant ornamentation and boldly juxtaposed colors that render the cards works of art in their own right. Game Faces is a rich, engrossing history of the baseball card and the ways that it has illustrated and influenced American culture as a whole. It is a must-have for those who love baseball.

The Baseball Catalog


Author: Dan Schlossberg
Publisher: Jonathan David Pub
ISBN: 9780824604264
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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A fascinating compendium of stoires, rare photographs, art, cartoons, information panels, and memorabilia follows the history of baseball from its origins before the Civil War through the latest inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame, emphasizing the obscure, unusual, and nostalgic in a special, updated millennium edition of the popular baseball reference.

The Mental Game of Baseball

A Guide to Peak Performance
Author: H. A. Dorfman,Karl Kuehl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630761834
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 360
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In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.

The Baseball Fan's Bucket List

162 Things You Must Do, See, Get, and Experience Before You Die
Author: Robert Santelli,Jenna Santelli
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762440317
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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No sports fans are more in touch with the history and ephemera of their game than baseball fans. Hitting the sweet spot of our national pastime, The Baseball Fans Bucket List presents a list of 162 absolute must things to do, see, get, and experience before you kick the bucket. Entries range from visiting Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ (site of the first pro baseball game), to starting a baseball card collection; experiencing Opening Day; attending your favorite teams Fantasy Camp; reading classic books like Ball Four, and much more! Each entry includes interesting facts, entertaining trivia, and practical information about the activity, item, or travel destination. Also included is a complete checklist so the reader can keep a running tally of their Bucket-List achievements. With todays tabloid stories of steroid abuse and off-the-field shenanigans encroaching on baseballs idyllic charm, this unique guidebook encourages readers to celebrate all thats good about being a fan.

Standard Catalog of Vintage Football Cards


Author: Editors of Krause Publications
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9781440232893
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 312
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From the Standard Catalog family of price guides comes the latest: The Standard Catalog of Vintage Football Cards. Covering football card sets produced from 1894-1991, the Standard Catalog of Vintage Football Cards is the most complete and detailed football card price guide on the market: More than 100,000 cards listed, with three values for each More than 1,000 sets from 1894-1991 Hundreds of photos to help identify sets The Standard Catalog of Vintage Football Cards provides checklist and pricing for more than 1,000 sets from the mainstream issues to regional oddities, covering the NFL, CFL, USFL, and college teams. Manufacturers featured include Bazooka, Bowman, Fleer, Kahn's, Kellogg's, Leaf, Pacific, Philadelphia Gum, Score, Topps and Upper Deck, to name a few. Perfect for the veteran collector and novice "accumulator of cardboard." Be informed when making buying and selling decisions with the Standard Catalog of Vintage Football Cards!

2005 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards


Author: Bob Lemke
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873498791
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 1728
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This 14th edition of the most comprehensive catalog in baseball card collecting is fully updated! As the baseball card market fluctuates every year, it's important for collectors to have the most current pricing information for buying, selling and understanding the value of their collections. Accurate market values for over 500,000 cards, as well as other related collectibles, can all be found in this one-stop reference. Cards are listed with card number and value; over 12,000 listings contain photos for easy identification.Chronicling the constant flow of new card issues, this latest edition now contains 1,800 large-format pages of cards from the most popular ever issued to rare listings not documented anywhere else. This must-have reference for any baseball card enthusiast explores over 100 years of hobby history, right up to today's latest trends.- Updated market values for over 500,000 cards- 1,800 large format pages- Comprehensive coverage of the last 100+ years of collecting history

The New Baseball Bible

Nuggets and Notes from the National Pastime
Author: Dan Schlossberg
Publisher: Sports Publishing
ISBN: 9781613218358
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 424
View: 1070

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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, 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.

The Hidden Language of Baseball

How Signs and Sign Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime
Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802719300
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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Baseball is set apart from other sports by many things, but few are more distinctive than the intricate systems of coded language that govern action on the field and give baseball its unique appeal. During a nine-inning game, more than 1,000 silent instructions are given-from catcher to pitcher, coach to batter, fielder to fielder, umpire to umpire-and without this speechless communication the game would simply not be the same. Baseball historian Paul Dickson examines for the first time the rich legacy of baseball's hidden language, offering fans everywhere a smorgasbord of history and anecdote. Whether detailing the origins of the hit-and-run, the true story behind the home run that gave "Home Run" Baker his nickname, Bob Feller's sign-stealing telescope, Casey Stengel's improbable method of signaling his bullpen, the impact of sign stealing on the Giants' miraculous comeback in 1951, or the pitches Andy Pettitte tipped off that altered the momentum of the 2001 World Series, Dickson's research is as thorough as his stories are entertaining. A roster of baseball's greatest names and games, past and present, echoes throughout, making The Hidden Language of Baseball a unique window on the history of our national pastime.

Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups

A Complete Guide to the Best, Worst, and Most Memorable Players to Ever Grace the Major Leagues
Author: Rob Neyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743241748
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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Provides a close-up look at every position on every major-league team, past and present, to answer controversial questions about the best and worst players in the major leagues and offers fascinating new insights into the careers of players, both famous and obscure. Original. 50,000 first printing.

"The Father of Baseball"

A Biography of Henry Chadwick
Author: Andrew J. Schiff
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786432160
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 268
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"As a pioneering baseball journalist and author, an innovator of scorekeeping practices and statistics, and chairman of the first rules committee, Henry Chadwick left an indelible mark on the history of the game. This deeply researched biography is the fi

Standard Catalog of Sports Memorabilia


Author: Bert Lehman
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873496865
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 624
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With more than 80,000 prices on all sorts of sports memorabilia includes information on autographs, equipment, figures, plates, publications, programs, magazines, books, medallions, press pins, badges, ticket stubs, schedules, pennants, and cereal boxes, among other items. Original.

The Total Baseball Catalog

Unique Baseball Stuff and How to Buy It
Author: David Pietrusza,Bob Carroll
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
ISBN: 9780965694933
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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Information about cards and collectibles as well as historical information on baseball music, stadiums, training, equipment, camps and tours, leagues and teams, jobs in baseball, etc.

Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Totally True Adventures)

How the Red Sox Curse Became a Legend . . .
Author: David A. Kelly
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307477859
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst teams in baseball, the New York Yankees. From then on, the Yankees became a golden team. And the Red Sox? For over 80 years, they just couldn’t win another World Series. Then, in 2004, along came a scruffy, scrappy Red Sox team. Could they break Babe Ruth’s curse and win it all? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baseball

An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Author: Edward J. Rielly
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803290051
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 371
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Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture looks at American society through the prism of its favorite pastime, discussing not only the game itself but a variety of topics with significance beyond the diamond. Its 269 entries, which vary in length from two hundred to twenty-five hundred words, explore the game?s intersection with race, gender, art, drug abuse, entertainment, business, gambling, movies, and the shift from rural to urban society. ø Filled with larger-than-life characters, baseball legends, sports facts and firsts, important milestones, and observations about daily life and popular culture, this encyclopedia is not only an excellent reference source but also an enjoyable book to browse.