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Baseball: Then to WOW!


Series
Then to WOW!

by
Editors of Sports Illustrated

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Time Inc Books
Imprint
Sports Illustrated
ISBN
9781618931429
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A look at the evolution of baseball rules, gear, strategy, and even merchandise, as well as some of the game’s most accomplished players—from slugger Babe Ruth to knuckleball expert R. A. Dickey. Black-and-white and full-color illustrations and photographs.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

80

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1150L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2016

Book Genres


Topics

Sports and recreation. Baseball. History of baseball. Sports equipment. Baseball players. Baseball strategies.

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Praise & Reviews

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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Every aspect of our national pastime is covered in this attractive title. Using a time line format to tackle various decades, the editors provide details on players, umpires, dynasties, minor league teams, and even marketing. Readers learn about equipment, the evolution of many of the game’s techniques and strategies, stadiums, and the best fielders, pitchers, and sluggers. Especially appealing are the lists of milestones for home runs, hits, and strikeouts. Though books such as Janet Wyman Coleman’s Baseball for Everyone and Howard Bryant’s Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball contain more in-depth chapters, this title covers more ground. For instance, in addition to presenting a discussion of the first African Americans into the major leagues, this work offers information on Latin American players’ influence on the sport. The chapter entitled “Fan-tastic” covers the fan experience and describes everything from baseball cards to ballpark foods. The text is complemented by well-placed photographs of teams and players as well as pencil drawings. VERDICT The comprehensiveness of this book combined with an appealing format and colorful photographs makes this a smart purchase for libraries needing updated works on this perennially favorite topic.—Margaret Nunes, Gwinnett County Public Library, GA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Every aspect of our national pastime is covered in this attractive title. Using a time line format to tackle various decades, the editors provide details on players, umpires, dynasties, minor league teams, and even marketing. Readers learn about equipment, the evolution of many of the game’s techniques and strategies, stadiums, and the best fielders, pitchers, and sluggers. Especially appealing are the lists of milestones for home runs, hits, and strikeouts. Though books such as Janet Wyman Coleman’s Baseball for Everyone and Howard Bryant’s Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball contain more in-depth chapters, this title covers more ground. For instance, in addition to presenting a discussion of the first African Americans into the major leagues, this work offers information on Latin American players’ influence on the sport. The chapter entitled “Fan-tastic” covers the fan experience and describes everything from baseball cards to ballpark foods. The text is complemented by well-placed photographs of teams and players as well as pencil drawings. VERDICT The comprehensiveness of this book combined with an appealing format and colorful photographs makes this a smart purchase for libraries needing updated works on this perennially favorite topic.—Margaret Nunes, Gwinnett County Public Library, GA

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