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The 25 Most Unapproachable Records in Baseball

Published by Sports Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Unbreakable gives fans the fascinating stories behind incredible records and the players who made them and provides a basis for comparing players of the Deadball era with those of today. Most importantly, it gives the true baseball fan quantitative objective data to bring to arguments about players and their records.

It is almost impossible to fathom how Jack Chesbro could have won 41 games in 1904 when pitchers today don’t even make that many starts in a season. Ed Walsh pitched 464 innings in one season and many times pitched more than 400 innings during his 14-season career, while pitchers today seldom throw more than 100 pitches a game. And yet, we must wonder why pitchers today seem to have more arm troubles than workhorses like Ed Walsh. This and other questions are explored in a book that is so much more than a simple listing of unusual records—it is a re-creation of a time when the game was different and when it was played differently. The book provides a baseball fan with a different perspective from which to watch today’s players and to have a reasonable basis to compare them with players of yesteryear.

Covering players such as Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Rogers Hornsby, Ty Cobb, and Babe Ruth, and also including an extended analysis of pre-1900 baseball, Unbreakable is perfect for any fan of our national pastime.

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