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Baseball (Smithsonian Q&A)

by David Fischer

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060891254, Paperback)

Baseball is and has been an integral part of American culture for more than 100 years. SMITHSONIAN Q & A: BASEBALL presents both historical and modern day topics and reveals little known information about the people who have made the game popular. New and veteran baseball fans alike will appreciate this comprehensive book, which answers hundreds of interesting, unusual, and fascinating questions about baseball, past and present.

Who was the first professional player to wear a baseball glove?

Which is the first baseball arena to be labeled a stadium?

How many players have hit four homeruns in one game?

What is being done to discourage the use of performance enhancing drugs?

Hundreds of full–color photographs and illustrations enhance and illustrate the text. Published in association with the Smithsonian.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:37 -0400)

"Smithsonian Q & A: Baseball" follows the sport from its roots in games like cricket and rounders into its golden age as America's national pastime. Finally fans can discover the true stories behind baseball's most famous and infamous players and teams, including: What was the first organized baseball team ever? Who was the first pitcher to throw a curveball? Who is professional baseball's true home run champion? Which team staged the greatest single-season comeback?… (more)

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