It Takes More Than Balls

The Savvy Girls' Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Baseball

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About The Book

For years, Deidre Silva and Jackie Koney figured that men simply knew more about baseball than they did. They tried to reconcile their love of baseball with their second-class fan status, but they finally realized that not getting in a tizzy over the 1952 World Series didn't mean that they weren't "real" fans. As loyal—but not insane or stat-obsessed—spectators, they simply had a different perspective. In It Takes More Than Balls they share their brand of baseball passion with lifelong fans and the "baseball curious" of either gender. Offering anecdotes and gossip from the ballpark, the book also explains the nuances of today's game that will help readers enjoy their next (or first) baseball outing.

About The Authors

Deidre Silva is a freelance writer who has written articles for Seattle area newspapers including The Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Jackie Koney worked in marketing and advertising for twelve years before becoming the Director of Youth Employment Programs at the YMCA of Greater Seattle in 2000.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (April 1, 2008)
  • Length: 266 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781602396319

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