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A history of the minor leagues includes major league success stories of former minor league players and a description of the inner workings of the business of minor league baseball
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Grade 4-8?As this book points out, minor- league baseball has boomed in popularity in recent years, while that of the major leagues has dipped. The authors speculate on the reasons for this phenomenon (lower ticket prices, a more festive family atmosphere, more approachable players). They then go on to cover almost every aspect of minor-league baseball including its history, organization, business side, and even the team mascots. Average-quality black-and-white photographs illustrate the text. Notes for each chapter and a fairly extensive list for further reading (mostly adult sources) are included. This is a workmanlike production that covers a subject on which there is little available for kids. Nevertheless, the book's popularity, even with baseball fans, will be limited. Perhaps it will do best in those areas where minor-league clubs are thriving.?Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Gr. 5^-8. Since the 1994^-95 major league baseball strike, there has been a surge of interest in the minor leagues ensuring interest in this timely book. The authors present a short but fascinating recap of the minor league history, then immediately move on to the present, peppering their text with current names and statistics. "Whaddaya know ... ?" sidebars drop in bits of trivia ranging from fairly common knowledge to absurd-but-true facts. Black-and-white photos are plentiful, and the bibliography includes many recent books as well as articles from magazines as diverse as Reader's Digest and The Economist. This excellent addition to basic baseball collections will draw fans with its conversational text and its up-to-date information. Debbie Carton
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Book Description Millbrook Press. Library Binding. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2792885692
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