Part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever assembled—all verified for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame.
First created by legendary sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar, and now updated, here are thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts. Inside, you’ll find all of the big name baseball heroes like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Pete Rose, Denny McLain, Ty Cobb, and a lot of information that will be new to even the most devoted fans:
Highest batting averages not to win batting titles
Home-run leaders by state of birth
Players on last-place teams leading the league in RBIs, by season
Most triples by position, season
Winners of two “legs” of triple crown since last winner
Oldest pitchers with losing record, leading league in ERA
Career pitching leaders under six feet tall
Managers replaced wile team was in first place
Hall of Famers whose sons played in the majors
Players with palindromic surnames
And so much more!
Not just a collection of facts or records, this is a book of glorious fun that will astound even the most bookish baseball fan. Read up and amaze your friends!