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Baseball Bafflers : Quizzes, Trivia, and Other Ballpark Challenges

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ISBN 10: 1579121675 / ISBN 13: 9781579121679
Published by Black Dog & Leventhal, 2001
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Title: Baseball Bafflers : Quizzes, Trivia, and ...

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition..

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It's the ultimate collection for armchair umpires and baseball fanatics:

Fun and perplexing facts, trivia, games, quotes and zany moments from our nation's favorite pastime.

The only thing a true baseball fan enjoys as much as cheering on his or her team is swapping stats, facts, trivia and golden moments from the Great American Sport. This thoroughly enjoyable compilation of all-things-baseball includes such fan-talizing topics as Little-known Rules, Trick Plays, Quotes of the Game and Funny Moments. And, perhaps most fun of all, readers can play coach, making such tough calls as these:

- Can a runner ever steal first base?

- What happens when a catcher fields a ball with his mask?

- Can a game continue with eight players on the field?

With information and anecdotes, this big little book is sure to hit a homerun with fans of every stripe.

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This ultimate compilation of all-things-baseball includes such fan-talizing topics as Little Known Rules, Trick Plays, Quotes of the Game, and Funny Moments. Test your baseball IQ with real-life game situations and official scoring dilemmas, then read how umpires, managers, and other baseball authorities called the play. Experience the game's zaniest moments, its most intriguing anecdotes, its most colorful players, and all of the action behind the scenes as well as on the field. It's all here: the questions and answers, the stories and stats - everything but "The Star-Spangled Banner" - making Baseball Bafflers and entertaining and engaging celebration of the Great American Sport.

A wide range of experts compiled these golden moments, from sports journalists to retired players, to trivia experts and devoted fans, making it a must-have for armchair umpires everywhere.

In sections such as Baseball's Strangest Moments and You're the Umpire:

- Find out how players from the Chicago Cubs fooled a San Francisco Giants rookie when his baseball disappeared.

- Read about the manager who was so bored with the game that he left it for a hot dog!

- Experience some of Yogi Berra's great lines: "I want to thank all of you fans for making this night necessary" or "It's deja vu all over again."

- Find out which baseball player signed a football before his eager fan was dragged away.

- Read about such strange baseball superstitions as using colored bats or creating special nicknames.

- Discover the pitcher who came up with a no-hitter during his very first start!

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