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The Book of Baseball Literacy

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Lose yourself in all the marvelous memories and hallowed history of America's pastime. From baseball's early days in the 1840's to the Mac and Sammy Show of the 1990's, this comprehensive reference offers nearly 800 of the most important baseball yarns, stats, and stories. But it's not a dry "dictionary." Alongside the facts, Martinez delivers wit and attitude, aiming to e ...more
Paperback, Revised and Expanded Second Edition, 416 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Authors Choice Press (first published March 1st 1996)
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I loved this book! To anyone who does not love Baseball will probably find this incredibly boring, but I love Baseball and learning about the game. This book is insanely comprehensive from famous and legendary players and moments to things you may have never even heard of. It also gives quite a lot of insight and information into the often left out Negro Leagues, which in my opinion is just as important to the history and legacy of Baseball as the MLB. I recommend this book to anyone who wants t ...more
This is the book that got me hooked to baseball history. It really is the book of baseball literacy, offering tidbits that every baseball fan should learn and would appreciate in a very easy-to-read format.
Amazing read for all baseball fans. Tons of information and just enough personal opinions to lighten what could be arid otherwise.
A great introduction for the casual baseball fan who wants to know more about the game.
Good but outdated encyclopedia of baseball
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