Title: The Baseball Encyclopedia: The Complete and ...
Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.: Macmillan General Reference
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Very Good
Excellent condition book with nice dust jacket - fast reliable delivery=. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1243331168
Synopsis: The classic reference for basketball statistics, past and presentCelebrating its tenth edition, The Baseball Encyclopedia is recognized worldwide as the authoritative source for baseball statistics. The Baseball Encyclopedia was first published in 1969 and has become the classic sports reference book, selling over half a million copies throughout its nine editions. With the tenth edition, the tradition continues of producing the finest baseball statistical volume ever. The Encyclopedia is the home of reliable, accessible, objective baseball stats and is known simply as "the Bible of Baseball".-- A complete listing of every one of the 14,000 men who have played in the major leagues and their single-season and lifetime records-- An alphabetical roster of all major league managers and their records-- A chronological listing of teams and their players Complete fielding stats for every, player who has played-- A Home/Road Performance Register-- Inning-by-inning line scores and summaries for all World Series, League Championship Series, Divisional Playoff Series, and All-Star Games-- A comprehensive register of career and single-season leaders Negro League statistics-- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League stats-- New to the tenth edition! All-Time Team Rosters -- a listing of the team roster for every franchise since 1876It's the Grand Slam of sports books, bigger and better with every edition. The Baseball Encyclopedia has been a solid hit with fans for almost 30 years!
Review: No single volume sings the epic saga of the game with quite the rhythms of The Baseball Encyclopedia. Now in its 10th edition, the granddaddy of all sports reference books is, at just over eight pounds and 3000 pages, the National Pastime's weightiest tome. As all-seeing as Homer and Milton, as all-knowing as Shakespeare and Yeats, the encyclopedia finds its poetry in the rhythms of baseball's numbers. Every player--regardless of significance--is present, with all the essential statistics of his career. There are, no doubt, some soulless creatures who may open the encyclopedia and just see page after page of dry, meaningless, numbing data; the rest of us know better: 755, 714, 61, 511, .406, 1.12, and 4,256 are all self-contained dramas filled with tension, and inspiring awe. It is in these stats, and thousands more, that the mysteries of the game begin to reveal themselves.
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