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The Love of Baseball

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Publications International, Ltd. (first published 2005)
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I have had this little coffee table book on my bookshelf for at least 10 years. I remember buying it to encourage my son, who is a huge baseball fan, to read more books. This book didn't really interest him so it remained on my shelf, unread and unloved. I am truly missing baseball at all levels - t-ball, little league, Cal Ripken, American Legion, USABL, high school, college, minor leagues, major leagues, all of it. Did I leave anything out?

So I thought this book might brighten my day and remi
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a very fun coffee table book for baseball enthusiasts. Loosely organized by general baseball aspects of the game, baseball legends--individual players, certain periodic teams, and specific 7-game World Series--are sprinkled throughout the book with stat lines and narrative accompaniments. Memorable quotes as well as specific baseball moments and careers are chronicled here. Less of a single narrative and more of a collection of fragmented memories, it is easy to pick up the book and skim ...more
Don LaFountaine
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good an in-depth book about the history of baseball. There were a number of outstanding pictures, some that are well known, and others that are not so well known. It's a little difficult to carry around, but it is a good summer's afternoon read in the yard on a beautiful day while waiting for the game to start. ...more
Richard Downey
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is for all baseball lovers. It is a collection of tidbits covering the whole field of the subject. The only weakness is that the book is a few years old so some of the stats are outdated, but that is a minor quibble.
Sep 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good coffee table book of baseball facts, history and trivia. Quick and enjoyable.
John Morr
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. It shows old baseball players and their records. It also talks about World Series. I recommend that you read this book.
Justin Rodriguez
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the book The love of baseball is talks about how to play the sport.I recommend this book to all baseball lovers.This book tells about america's past and there is lots of pictures of people and plays.This book is by Paul Adomites and it is a great in death book about history and fundamentals. This book tells you many facts about the sport and you will maybe learn something.It will change your mind about the sport, This book changed my mind about baseball at first I thought that baseball was al ...more
Monte Lamb
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports
This is a night stand of coffee table book that covers the history of baseball in short vignettes and beautiful pictures. It's light reading and is great for just picking up at random times to read a few pages. Everyone loving baseball will enjoy it! ...more
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
An easy read with interesting facts about baseball.
Mar 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-owned, sports
A nice little book to read during spring training to get one excited about the new baseball season.
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun book to leaf through in a few spare minutes. It goes back to the early days of baseball through modern day.
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“The Love of Baseball” is a baseball lover’s dream.

300 pages of trivia, facts and unforgettable stories of America’s past time and lots of photos.

You can pick it up, read a few pages, put it down and come back again later for a few more pages..

Skip around - check out the section of defense then read about the players who burned up the base paths.

What about those heavy hitters? There’s a section for them. Don’t forgot the pitches - what a rowdy bunch.

They even had several sections entitled ‘Nota
Will Collier
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book "The Love of Baseball" by Paul Adomites is a great in depth book about the game, history, and fundamentals of the sport baseball. This is a great book to read to learn the history of baseball. It also is a good book to change peoples mind about the sport and appreciate the hard work that is put into it. Overall this is a very interesting book for me since a play baseball and probably to many others. ...more
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book I have read is the love of baseball. It is a book that talks about all of the most important and exciting things that have happened in Major League Baseball. It talks about the most exciting catches to the nicest stadiums. It talks about famous players like Babe Ruth, Johnny Bench, Yogi Berra, Ken Griffey Jr, etc. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves baseball.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: baseball
Very enjoyable read on the great plays, teams, players, managers and fans of America's game. ...more
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
You have to love baseball to get this book.
Nick Pearson
May 03, 2014 rated it liked it
A sappy ode to the game. If you don't already like baseball, this won't do anything for you. ...more
Chris Dean
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once upon a time, my sons favorite book. Rich with photographs and quick historical facts, an excellent introduction for the new fan and awash with nostalgia for the old one
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