Spitters, Beanballs, and the Incredible Shrinking Strike Zone: The Stories Behind the Rules of Baseball Kathleen Moloney

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Published: July 1st 2013

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309 pages


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Spitters, Beanballs, and the Incredible Shrinking Strike Zone: The Stories Behind the Rules of Baseball  by  Kathleen Moloney

Spitters, Beanballs, and the Incredible Shrinking Strike Zone: The Stories Behind the Rules of Baseball by Kathleen Moloney
July 1st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 309 pages | ISBN: | 9.71 Mb

Baseball is back! If youve ever wondered about spitballs, pine tar, or the size of the diamond - if youve ever wanted to know the fascinating stories behind the rules - then Spitters, Beanballs, and the Incredible Shrinking Strike Zone has all theMoreBaseball is back! If youve ever wondered about spitballs, pine tar, or the size of the diamond - if youve ever wanted to know the fascinating stories behind the rules - then Spitters, Beanballs, and the Incredible Shrinking Strike Zone has all the answers.

The authors take us on a unique trip round the bases, explaining the development of the existing rules and pulling in plenty of fascinating history, lore, and trivia on the way to home plate. For example, did you know that there are no weight requirements for bats? Anecdotes feature legendary figures and events such as: YOGI BERRA, who threw himself out at first while playing in the minors, in order to win a bet for a steak dinner.

FRED Bonehead MERKLE, who famously cost the New York Giants the pennant when he failed to tag a base. ALBERT BELLE and the famous corked bat controversy. Mets manager BOBBY VALENTINE, who appeared in disguise after having been ejected by umpires. GEORGE BRETT and the infamous pine tar incident. Spitters, Beanballs, and the Incredible Shrinking Strike Zone goes rule by rule and illustrates its stories with archival photographs from the Hall of Fame, and modern photos of such heroes as Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Ken Griffey Jr., and Randy Johnson.



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