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Dingers!: A Short History of the Long Ball

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  5 reviews
No single act in sports has had as great an impact on our culture, our language, and our imagination as the home run. So how come weve had to wait so long for the definitive biography! Dingers! tells the history of the round-tripper, from Babe Ruth to the chasing and breaking of the Babe's records to today's pumped-up tater totals. Its narrative will trace the relationship ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 17th 2006 by ESPN Books
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Lance
Short, fun, and interesting history of baseball's most famous scoring play, the home run. Recommended for any baseball fan. Only criticism I have of this book is the long sidebars are distracting and it's difficult to follow the main narrative—lots of back-and-forth and interruptions required.
Luke T.
The book dingers is about the history of the homerun in the mlb. All it talks about is homeruns from when the game started to the homeruns hit today. In my opinion if you like baseball then you will like this book.
Andrew
There is a pretty neat book about homeruns and baseball in general.
Stanley
Oct 21, 2007 Stanley rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Great Facts about the history of the Home Run, I loved it!
Beth
Aug 03, 2009 Beth rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Lots of fun facts; packed with information.
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