Journals Higher Education



20 April 1989

368 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195043969

Bookseller Code (06)

Baseball Anecdotes

Daniel Okrent and Steve Wulf

A banquet for baseball fans, Baseball Anecdotes offers a colorful and highly entertaining anecdotal history of America's National Pastime, from the founding of the first professional baseball team, Cincinnati's Red Stockings, by George Wright (the son of a famous English cricketer) and the forming of the first league (in a New York bar on St. Patrick's Day), to the miraculous comeback of the Mets in the Sixth Game of the 1986 World Series, the book captures the whole human drama of baseball in a cascade of stories that offers a nostalgic feast as well as a fascinating introduction to baseball lore for the newest generation of fans.


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