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The Baseball Maniac's Almanac

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A fantastic and far-flung compilation of stats, figures, and little-known nuggets about our national pastime

An addictive read, sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, "The Baseball Maniac's Almanac "is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser--and absolutely the greatest, most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever compiled--
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ebook, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published March 1st 2004)
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Steven Peterson
Aug 28, 2010 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it
Not great literature, but a lot of fun! Baseball "figure filberts" will love this. Normally sane people will wonder why. Let's take some entries randomly from throughout the book to illustrate:

Page 37: Shortstops with at least seven consecutive 20-home run seasons (Cal Ripken, Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Tejada, Ernie Banks)

Page 83: Players with 400 home runs and 10 steals of home in a career (Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth)

Page 126: Pitchers with combined total of 500 strikeouts/walks in a season (Bob F
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Kevin Summers
Apr 30, 2015 Kevin Summers rated it really liked it
Sample Entry:

Players with 400 Home Runs And 10 Steals of Home, Career
Lou Gehrig...493...15
Babe Ruth....714...10
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