Jam-packed with cool baseball trivia, history-making records, unforgettable moments, and wacky true tales of your favorite games, players and events. This book hits a grand slam right out of the park!
A perfect gift for the die-hard fan of America's favorite pasttime. Baseball is rich in anecdotes about team superstitions (from the black cat that haunted the Cubs to the "Curse of the Babe"), the antics of the superstars, and other facts that come out of left field. Think today's umpires have a temper? Wait till you read about the 19th century New Jersey ump who pulled out a gun and shoved it in the face of a player who came at him with a bat. Or about the time three Brooklyn Dodger runners found themselves at third base--together. Fans will laugh, they'll learn--and they won't put this down!
About the Author
Ron Martirano is a lifelong sports fan, sportswriter, and editor boasting nearly twenty years of teaching and publishing experience. He is the author of Baseball: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Odd Facts, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff and Football: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff. Ron lives in Astoria, Queens with his wife.