- Title: Baseball Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Baseball
- Author: Matthew Silverman
- ISBN: 9781616081966
- Page: 457
- Format: Hardcover
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Why does a curveball curve What is a can of corn Why was Joe DiMaggio called the Yankee Clipper Who wrote Take Me Out to the Ballgame How many times did Ty Cobb steal home In Baseball Miscellany, the fascinating history and lore of our national pastime is finally revealed For example, the reason a curveball curves is that its spin drags a layer of air acrossWhy does a curveball curve What is a can of corn Why was Joe DiMaggio called the Yankee Clipper Who wrote Take Me Out to the Ballgame How many times did Ty Cobb steal home In Baseball Miscellany, the fascinating history and lore of our national pastime is finally revealed For example, the reason a curveball curves is that its spin drags a layer of air across one surface of the ball faster than it does across the opposite surface A can of corn is slang for an easy to catch fly ball, the term originating from a general store clerk reaching up and dropping a can from a high shelf Sportswriters dubbed Joe DiMaggio the Yankee Clipper because he glided about the outfield with beauty and grace, like a clipper ship on the ocean The lyrics to Take Me Out to the Ballgame were written in 1908 by vaudeville star Jack Norworth, who, while riding the subway, was inspired by a sign that said Baseball Today Polo Grounds And the great Ty Cobb stole home a whopping fifty four times fifty than the career leader in total stolen bases, Rickey Henderson Packed with all manner of delightful surprises, beautiful illustrations and photographs, and delicious nuggets of information, Baseball Miscellany demystifies the origins and customs of America s most celebrated game From spring training through the World Series, you ll be entertained with fun, little known facts Why do baseball players wear stirrup socks Who invented the catcher s mask What Major League team passed up on signing eighteen year old Willie Mays in 1949 Settle into your favorite armchair, grab some peanuts or Cracker Jacks, and find out
Recent Comments "Baseball Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Baseball"
Very interesting! A little bit of something is mentioned somewhere in this book. Some of the most interesting stories, sidebars and quotes (at least to me) are: "Bat Boys Busted" tells why the minimum age to be a bat boy is 14. "I always turn to the sports pages first, which record people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures." -- Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States (1953-1969)The story about why teams start different pitchers each day. One of the most inte [...]
Decent collection of baseball trivia (and smaller in size than others). This one was less about the statistics of the game, and more about the history, answering a few "whys" that I've had for awhile. The section on how teams got their names was interesting, and the information about the evolution of the shortstop position was something I hadn't thought about before. Smaller collection, but still informative.
This was a simple, if fun, book. Though I did not learn anything new, it got me ready for baseball season!
Just a so-so collection of random trivia. Many of the points were disconnected and elaborated on at too much length.
If you're a fledgling baseball fan, this book is for you. It's filled with interesting and educational minutia.
I didn't know I had so many questions about baseball. And I can't believe I read so much that I didn't care about. Must be the rainy day then
It was a nice little book that had a lot of random baseball trivia, but some points were disconnected at times and I had a hard time following because of that.
Decent easy to read baseball triviahas a couple of really good questions answeredest for beginners
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