Twentieth-anniversary edition of a baseball classic, with a new epilogue by Jim Bouton. When first published in 1970, Ball Four stunned the sports world. The commissioner, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to declare the book untrue. Fans, however, loved the book. And serious critics called it an important social document. Today, Jim Bouton is still not invited to Oldtimer's Days at Yankee Stadium. But his landmark book is still being read by people who don'tordinarily follow baseball.
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Whether you are a casual observer or a die-hard fan, Baseball For Dummies, 2nd Edition, covers all the bases for anyone wanting a full understanding of the game. Hall-of-Famer Joe Morgan explains baseball with insight in down-to-earth language so everyone can gain a fuller appreciation of the sport *Look at baseball basics, from the bat, ball, and other essential equipment to the field, players, and rules of the game. *Get into proper baseball shape with fun and effective warm-up routines. *Step onto the field and review everything from positions and baserunning to batting, throwing, and catching. *Climb into the body of a major-league player and see how he handles various situations that arise during the game. *Explore organized baseball, from T-ball and Little League to the minors and the big leagues. *Find out all about the people who work behind the scenes to make every game a success: coaches, umpires, groundskeepers, team owners, and announcers. *Join the folks in the stands and see what it takes to be a truly devoted fan.
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One in the "Know the Game" series on sports, this title provides the key rules and regulations for playing baseball and softball. It explains the core skills, drills and tactics, and covers scoring, umpiring and equipment. It also includes modified rules for developing players.
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