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Cliff Mapes wore No. 3 after Babe Ruth and No. 7 before Mickey Mantle. The three Alou brothers hit consecutive groundouts in the same inning. Sparky Anderson was the only manager to win World Championships in both leagues. Sammy Sosa once shined shoes for 35 cents a pair.
These choice morselsand others like themare found in The Baseball Catalog: Millennium Edition, baseball expert Dan Schlossbergs highly acclaimed work on America's national pastime.
Turn these pages to find out which announcer signaled a home run by yelling, "Open the window, Aunt Minnie, here it comes!" Learn how corncobs helped Paul and Lloyd Waner become Hall of Famers. Read about the only man to pitch a perfect game in relief . . . what Joe Medwick said when he met the Pope . . . why Hank Aaron was once called out for hitting a home run . . . and how Jake Jones was given a triple on a foul ball.
It's all here: from the origins of the game through the advent of divisional play, wild-card winners, interleague competition, and realignment. This new edition of The Baseball Catalog will entertain trivia buffs well into the new millennium.
Every aspect of the game is covered, from the hot dog to the hot corner: nicknames, quotations, origins, superstitions, traditions, trades, rules, umpires, memorable moments, spring training, plus postseason and All-Star highlights. The Baseball Catalog is Dan Schlossbergs all-inclusive tribute to the good old days of Americas favorite sport.
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Dan Schlossberg is baseball editor of Legends Sports Memorabilia and The Encyclopedia America Annual; contributing editor of Bill Mazeroski's Baseball and Baseball Illustrated; columnist for Yankees Magazine; and a regular writer for Street & Smith's Official Baseball Yearbook, Tuff Stuff, Sports Collectors Digest, and numerous team and inflight periodicals. His byline has also appeared in Baseball Digest, The Sporting News, and The Official World Series Program.
A former Associated Press (AP) sports editor for New Jersey, Schlossberg has covered the All-Star Game, playoffs, World Series, winter meetings, and spring training for United Press International (UPI) and numerous newspapers. He is the author of The Baseball Catalog; The Baseball Book of Why; The Baseball IQ Challenge; Baseball Stars of 1985, 1986, and 1987; Pitching: Barons of the Bullpen; BasebalLaffs; and Hammerin Hank: the Henry Aaron Story. He was a major contributor to Total Baseball 2000; Total Braves; 1992-97 Baseball Almanac; Players of Cooperstown: Baseball's Hall of Fame; and The Wit & Wisdom of Baseball. REVIEW1: "It's a hit! Dan Schlossberg's Baseball Catalog is chock full of fun facts, scintillating sidebars, and fascinating lore about the greatest game on earth." REVIEW1_SOURCE: David Pietrusza, former president, Society for American Baseball Research REVIEW2: "This is the book I'd take with me on a long, long trip. Dan Schlossberg is always entertaining and he writes a good book, too." REVIEW2_SOURCE: W. Lloyd Johnson, editor, The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball REVIEW3: "I've been involved in baseball for more than 50 years, but I've seldom seen such a comprehensive compendium. Dan Schlossberg is obviously a great fan and a great student of the game." REVIEW3_SOURCE: Sy Berger, The Topps Company
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Book Description Jonathan David Publishers, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0824602277