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Baseball: How To Play The Game: The Official Playing and Coaching Manual of Major League Baseball Paperback – March 8, 2011

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"Baseball writer Williams presents a how-to book, generously illustrated, that will serve both as a beautiful coffee-table work for fans interested in seeing gorgeous action shots of star players and as a definitive guide to skills acquisition and enhancement for players and coaches. From fundamentals to mechanics, drills to talent development, every element of the game is analyzed and illustrated. Youths and adults alike will enjoy the tips included from star MLB players. While there is nothing new in this text, the combination of superb photography with stellar commentary results in a fine book." ~Library Journal

"For those who want to play the game better, for those whom want to understand the game better, this is the book for you. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." ~Dr. Harvey Frommer, Sportsology

"When I received this book in the mail I was simply blown away. This is a gorgeous book full of spectacular glossy close-up photographs of major league baseball stars from the past and present. If you aren’t interested in getting the best tips and advice possible from the world’s greatest baseball stars, you definitely might be interested in displaying this on your coffee table – it’s that nice... This book is the ultimate guide for either a child wishing to play the game or the adult looking to coach a baseball team. With Father’s Day approaching, this just might be the perfect gift for the dad in your life who is a baseball fan or little league coach." ~BookDads


“The MLB has compiled this definitive instruction manual on learning to play the game; fully illustrated with action photos of professional stars illustrating key points and drills for each defensive position.” ~Publishers Weekly


“ This book is the ultimate guide for anyone that wishes to play or coach a baseball team. With chapters written by experts (people who have played the game themselves), the book is amazingly easy to read and understand and you can tell that anyone that reads this will gain a better understanding of the skills that you will need to succeed in the game itself... All-in-all, this is an amazing resource that I would recommend to anyone who is trying to play or coach baseball. You will not be disappointed!” ~Dad of Divas'

About the Author

Pete Williams has covered Major League Baseball for more than two decades for numerous media outlets, including USA Today, the New York Times, SportsBusiness Journal, and Fox Sports. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Mark Verstegen's best-selling Core Perfomance fitness series and Mike Veeck's business motivational book Fun Is Good. Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) is responsible for growing the game and the business of baseball. MLBP also operates a full-service video and audio production unit (Major League Baseball Productions), and manages logistics for the All-Star Game and World Series as well as other special events.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Universe (March 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789322188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789322180
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I write about fitness, business, and sports for several publications. I'm also passionate about endurance sports and training and am the creator of www.obstaclefit.com, an obstacle race training program. I'm also the editor of EnduranceSportsFlorida.com, which covers running, triathlon, stand-up paddleboarding and all tests of endurance in the Sunshine State. I also host "The Fitness Buff" radio show on BlogTalk Radio (www.fitnessbuffshow.com).

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I bought a copy for my friend who coaches Little League, and he said it was the clearest book for coaching and instruction that he had ever read. It has great tips from the best stars in MLB and drills to reinforce fundamentals during practice without the kids getting bored. There are incredible photos of All Stars in action as well as youth photos demonstrating techniques. I heard this interview on the radio. Check it out: [...]
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By Tony on February 4, 2012
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I gave this as a gift for my teenager nephew who plays Baseball. He told me that he really liked it and he always read it! I browsed the book as well and it has a lot of pictures. It has professional techniques and it shows on how to be achieved by teen baseball players.
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My boy is 8 years old, AA little league, and into the game. This book has plenty of nuance that is currently beyond his understanding, but it will be on his shelf for years, and he's getting some good nuggets out of it. Recommended.
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Excelente libro.El articulo lo recibi a tiempo y muy buen precio.Estoy muy satisfecho con el servicio ofrecido.Es un excelente libro para todo amante del beisbol.
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