Discover how the players’ approach, use of equipment, and even salaries and schedules have changed over time. Learn the origin of team and player nicknames, fun facts about the All-Star Game and World Series, and so much more.
For Yankee and Red Sox fans, for Dodger and Giant fans, for Cubs and Cardinal fans, for every baseball fan, The New Baseball Bible serves as the perfect gift for fans of America’s pastime.
For fans of baseball trivia, this updated version of The New Baseball Bible, first published as The Baseball Catalog in 1980 and now fully up to date, 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.