is another solid hit in the popular Dummies series. With its chatty style, snappy graphics, and enjoyably informative top-10 lists, the book sticks to the Dummies format better than most pitchers follow their catchers' signs, a plus to be sure. The real plus, though, resides in the deftness of Joe Morgan's voice. The former Hall of Fame second baseman-turned television analyst has proven himself a natural communicator in the booth; he comes across just as comfortable, informative, and thorough in print. His enthusiasm spills over, but not at the expense of his broad knowledge. Morgan, naturally, covers the bases--hitting, pitching, fielding, running, coaching--with plenty of whys teamed up with the requisite how-tos. For added expertise he calls on fellow pros such as Hall of Famer Bob Gibson and MVP third-baseman Ken Caminiti. Deceptively sophisticated, Baseball for Dummies
is a marvelously good-natured introduction to the game, but it also hurls enough insight to hook baseball's more advanced students.
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From the Back Cover
Covers new star players, new stadiums, and game milestones
Get all the inside tips, stats, and facts and play like a Major Leaguer
Let Joe Morgan take you out to the ballpark in this update of his classic guide to the National Pastime. From how to throw a knuckleball or hit an inside pitch to how to keep a scorecard or pick a winning fantasy league team, he covers all the bases — and shows you how to get the most out of the game.
Discover how to
- Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding
- Find a team to play on, from Little League on up
- Evaluate stats, players, and records
- Coach or umpire effectively
- Get more out of a trip to the ballpark
Praise for Joe Morgan and Baseball For Dummies
"Joe Morgan again shows himself a rare bird: an ex-jock with savvy and the ability to communicate it."
"This book is a grand slam."
"This book has something for everybody, from longtime fans to Little Leaguers."
—New York Newsday