The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia


Author: Gary Gillette,Pete Palmer
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402747717
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1808
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Details statistics from American professional baseball teams and players from 1900 through the previous season, including draft information, lists of award winners and world champion teams, career records, Negro League statistics, and facts about the teams, managers, ballparks, and more. Original.

The 2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia


Author: Pete Palmer
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402736254
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1742
View: 8500

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Details statistics from United States baseball teams and players from 1900 through the previous season, including draft information, and provides lists of award winners and world champion teams.

The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition


Author: Gary Gillette,Pete Palmer
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1872
View: 9216

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From the sports experts at ESPN comes the most informative baseball compilation ever created—and the next best thing to watching the home team win! “I want a bumper sticker: You can have my Baseball Encyclopedia when you tear it from my cold, dead hands.” —Bill James, author of the Historical Baseball Abstract “Baseball fans haven’t been able to get this much for so little since baseball cards were a quarter a pack.” —Mat Olkin, writer and editor for USA Today and Sports Weekly A baseball lover’s ultimate guide, based on a remarkable database compiled by the award-winning godfather of statistical baseball analysis, Pete Palmer, and edited by baseball historian and commentator Gary Gillette. Featuring totally revised and up-to-date statistics, this all-star encyclopedia presents the most complete and accurate portrait of the game of baseball ever compiled. Brought to fans at an unbeatable price, it’s brimming with illuminating essays and information. There’s comprehensive year-by-year and team-by-team batting and pitching statistics for all players in major league history; all-time leaders in 150 categories; all-inclusive coverage of career interruptions due to wartime military service; the most authoritative Negro League stats anywhere; and countless fascinating data about teams, managers, and ballparks. Plus every record ever set is noted and every active major league player’s numbers updated, with a detailed record of everything that happened in pro baseball this year.

The ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia


Author: Gary Gillette,Pete Palmer,Matthew Silverman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402742163
Category: Reference
Page: 1454
View: 6762

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Presents the statistics of professional American football players, coaches, and teams from 1920-2005.

Big League Ballparks

The Complete Illustrated History
Author: Gary Gillette,Eric Enders,Stuart Shea,Matthew Silverman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781435114524
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 512
View: 6083

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Extensive guide to all 30 big-league ballparks detailing the best and worst seats in the park, inside scoop on concessions, where to stay, and how to make the most out of your baseball experience.

The Baseball Encyclopedia

The Complete and Official Record of Major League Baseball
Author: Joseph L. Reichler
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780025790308
Category: Baseball
Page: 2875
View: 5093

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Complete and updated through the 1987 World Series, the seventh edition of "the definitive reference book of baseball" (Time magazine), includes the yearly performances of the nearly 14,000 men who have played in the major leagues, and their single-season and lifetime records.

ESPN Southeastern Conference Football Encyclopedia

The Complete History
Author: Michael MacCambridge
Publisher: Espn Books
ISBN: 034551386X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 422
View: 1648

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A seventy-five-year history of college football in the southeastern conference shares complete and comprehensive coverage of its players, teams, and other key contributors while providing detailed statistics, all-time rankings, and in-depth analyses. Original.

ESPN college football encyclopedia


Author: Michael MacCambridge,ESPN (Television network)
Publisher: ESPN Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 1629
View: 4393

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Presents scores, schedules, fight song lyrics, distinguished alumni, and bowl records for each school, and includes essays by sportswriters.

Total Baseball

The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball
Author: David Pietrusza
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781892129031
Category: Baseball
Page: 2538
View: 9068

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Total Baseball VI is a complete baseball library in a single book. World famous for its originality and comprehensive reference value, this encyclopedia inspired the formation of Total Sports, Inc., and the publication of Total Hockey and Total Football. Now updated with the latest stats, records, rosters, registers, histories, and insightful essays, it makes a great gift for any baseball fan. This latest edition includes Bob Creamer's special commemorative tribute to Casey Stengle and a special section on the history of the home run.

Total Baseball

The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia
Author: John Thorn
Publisher: Sportclassic Books
ISBN: 9781894963152
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 2502
View: 9518

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The most comprehensive baseball reference ever published!

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract


Author: Bill James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106938
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1024
View: 9982

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When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “holy book of baseball.” Now, baseball's beloved “Sultan of Stats” (The Boston Globe) is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium. Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in one. The Game provides a century's worth of American baseball history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In The Players, you'll find listings of the top 100 players at each position in the major leagues, along with James's signature stats-based ratings method called “Win Shares,” a way of quantifying individual performance and calculating the offensive and defensive contributions of catchers, pitchers, infielders, and outfielders. And there's more: the Reference section covers Win Shares for each season and each player, and even offers a Win Share team comparison. A must-have for baseball fans and historians alike, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as the sport itself.

Total baseball


Author: John Thorn,Pete Palmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780446513890
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 2294
View: 9086

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Total Football II

The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League
Author: Bob Carroll
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062701749
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1812
View: 4299

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Includes player statistics and team histories

The best book of baseball facts & stats


Author: Luke Friend,Don Zminda,John Mehno
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781554070497
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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A comprehensive and compact compendium of baseball statistics and facts that profiles 100 players, charts franchises, details key games and every World Series since 1903, profiles the best managers, lists award winners, gives stats by position, and more.

Encyclopedia of Baseball Statistics

From a to Zr
Author: Eric Blabac
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781450265522
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 483
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The modern game of baseball is a stark contrast to the game of the past and statistics have continued to move to the forefront of the game. Watching a game on TV or listening to it on the radio, one is constantly bombarded with numbers of all kinds - how can one make sense of it all? Numbers constantly fly across your screen during each game and even the more mature fans may not truly understand what they mean. As one can imagine, the diversity of baseball statistics, the methods that create them and the fans who follow them is immense. This book makes no attempt to develop the next 'super stat' or tell you why Babe Ruth is better than Barry Bonds (or visa-versa). It merely attempts to not only present all well-known baseball statistics, but to present it in a way as to help the reader truly understand what the statistic really means and how that statistic can be used. If you have ever flipped through the many books or encyclopedias on baseball statistics one will quickly come to a conclusion - any real explanation of these statistics are placed in the very back of the book (usually in very tiny text) and typically with no real discussion on their calculation, context, or application. This text attempts to not only standardize baseball statistics as a subject, but to allow anyone to understand these statistics as well calculate them - no PhD required (but I suppose it helps).

Total Hockey


Author: Dan Diamond
Publisher: Sportclassic Books
ISBN: 9781894963169
Category: Reference
Page: 1974
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This is a must-have reference book for any devoted fan of the game of hockey, and a source of countless hours of reading pleasure.

The Book of Basketball

The NBA According to the Sports Guy
Author: Bill Simmons
Publisher: ESPN
ISBN: 0345520106
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 734
View: 4079

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An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye

An ESPN Treasury of Failed, Forgotten, and Departed Teams
Author: Dennis Purdy
Publisher: ESPN
ISBN: 0345520475
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
View: 4347

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THEY’RE GOING, GOING, GONE. . . . Their names roll off the tongue, a litany of the damned: the Providence Steam Roller, the Wilmington Quicksteps, the Cincinnati Porkers. They are the lost squads of professional sports history—teams forsaken by fans, fleeced by owners, or forgotten by time. Until now. Kiss ’Em Goodbye unearths the real stories of dozens of vanished teams that once graced—and often disgraced—North America’s big leagues. Like the St. Paul Apostles, the only major league team never to have played a home game; Card-Pitt, the NFL’s World War II doormat; and the Philadelphia Quakers of the NHL, a team owned jointly by bootleggers and a retired boxer who climbed back into the ring to help meet payroll. In obituaries for both big-city franchises that skipped town (the Baltimore Colts, the Brooklyn Dodgers) and small-town teams that had their brief moment of glory (the Tonawanda Kardex, the Pottsville Maroons), Kiss ’Em Goodbye commemorates mysterious fires, waterlogged basketball courts, fields tended by goats (“cheaper than mowers!”), and uniforms that broke team budgets. It’s all here in a fascinating, hilarious, page-turning celebration of teams that prove it’s not whether you win or lose, but that you once played the game. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baseball America 2017 Almanac

Comprehensive Review of the 2016 Season
Author: N.A
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 9781932391688
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 528
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The Baseball America Almanac has always been the best baseball annual, and now it's the only book on the market that sums up the year in baseball from the majors to the minors and down through every amateur level as well. Numbers and commentary help fans recall all the great moments from the season that was 2016, including the Cubs' amazing run to a World Series title. The 2016 baseball season was one to remember, highlighted by an amazing World Series that ended in the Cubs' first championship in more than a century, and no book offers a more complete capsule of the year than the Baseball America Almanac, which takes you all the way from winter ball to the World Series. The 2017 Almanac has all the major league and minor league news and statistics, a review of every organization's season, comprehensive college coverage, a full recap of the 2016 draft, high school and youth baseball highlights, and even foreign league coverage.

Moneyball (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)


Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338398
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 317
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Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.