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The World Series: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Fall Classic

Josh Leventhal

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ISBN 10: 157912576X / ISBN 13: 9781579125769
Published by Black Dog & Leventhal, 2005
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Title: The World Series: An Illustrated ...

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

Publication Date: 2005

Book Condition:Good

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Every October, at the end of a ling summer of baseball, the pennant winners from the National and American Leagues compete in a series of games to decide which one shall lay claim to the title of world s best. The World Series: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Fall Classic captures more than a century of such contests in wonderful archival photographs, vivid retellings of every match-up and detailed statistics for every World Series game that has ever been played. From the first series in 1903, when the American League s Boston Pilgrims (later known as the Red Sox) faced off against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League, to the 2005 series in which the Chicago White Sox, who had not won a World Series in 88 years, swept the Houston Astros, The World Series is and exhaustive collection of stories, statistics and much more. All of the epic moments are captured here in words and photographs, whether it is a slugger knocking a ball out of the park Bill Mazeroski, Carlton Fisk, Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth made history for such deeds; a fielder depriving a batter of the hero s mantle with spectacular glove work we remember Willie Mays making a sensational over-the-shoulder catch in 1954 and Brooks Robinson turning dazzling play after dazzling play at the hot corner in 1970; or a pitcher at the top of his form Bob Gibson intimidating batters to the tune of 17 strikeouts, an aged Pete Alexander fanning Tony Lazzeri with the bases full, or the perfect afternoon in 1956 that belonged to Don Larsen. The World Series has also given lesser-known players names like Ehmke, Lavagetto and Tenace the opportunity to triumph, and has been the scene of bitter disappointments and personal anguish Mickey Owen dropping the third strike and Bill Buckner losing the ball between his legs. The World Series chronicles every victory and defeat in words and images that bring each moment to life. Every game is described to convey the feel and the flavor of the match-up, to highlight the moments and performances that stand out as the greatest in this or any other sport. Alongside the stories and images are statistics that detail every hit, every strikeout, every stolen base and much more. Special features examine topics like Great World Series Upsets, Unlikely October Heroes, Highlights from the Mound, Dramatic Series Endings and the All-Time Great World Series Performances. For more than 100 years, baseball s greatest stage has produced remarkable moments that have captivated fans and sealed the sport s place as America s national pastime. The World Series: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Fall Classic is a celebration of the men and the moments that have made each World Series since 1903 something to remember and cherish.

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A Lavishly Illustrated Tribute to a Century of Baseball's Fall Classic

Featuring anecdotes, lore, historic photographs, detailed statistics and much more.

FEATURED SERIES INCLUDES

1903 - Boston wins baseball's first World Series

1919 - Brooklyn "Bums" Win!

1969 - "Miracle Mets" Shock the World

1975 - The Best Series Ever? Reds Defeat Red Sox in Seven

1986 - Bill Buckner and the Curse of the Bambino

SPECIAL SECTIONS ON

Cinderella Stories: Great World Series Upsets - Big Day for the Little Guy: Unlikely October Heroes - Highlights from the Mound: Great Pitching Performances - Going, Going, Gone: The World Series and the Home Run - In the Clutch: Dramatic Series Endings - Mr. Octobers: All-Time Great World Series Performances And Much More!

DETAILED LINE SCORES AND COMPOSITE STATISTICS CAPTURE THE VITAL NUMBERS FOR EVERY BALLPLAYER WHO EVER STEPPED ON THE FIELD, IN EVERY WORLD SERIES GAME THAT HAS EVER BEEN PLAYED.

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