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About the Author

A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Chris Jensen regularly contributes baseball articles to Seamheads.com and has been published in Elysian Fields Quarterly and the Yankees 2011 Annual Yearbook.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (July 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786468955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786468959
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,519,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I grew up a tape-measure shot from the home of baseball--Cooperstown, N.Y.--which helped me develop a lifelong passion for the game. I am a member of the Oscar Charleston chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). I regularly contribute baseball articles to Seamheads.com and Brew Crew Ball (Milwaukee Brewers' fan site on SB Nation) and have been published in Elysian Fields Quarterly, the Yankees 2011 Annual Yearbook and In the Dugout: Yankees 2013 Annual Yearbook. "Baseball State by State" is my first commercially published book, although I have also written three company history books. For the work that pays the bills, I travel around the country visiting and writing about hardware stores for my publishing business, Jensen Publications Inc. As for my baseball career, I played two years of high school baseball before getting cut from the team as a senior. Not surprisingly, I went undrafted in that year's MLB Draft. I am a graduate of Potsdam College in Potsdam, N.Y., with a master's in journalism from Ball State University.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Seamhead on November 10, 2012
Format: Paperback
Chris Jensen's book is a must-have for any baseball fan; whether you're a researcher/writer or just someone who loves the game, you'll get something out of it and be entertained all the while. The great thing about the book is that it's not one you'll necessarily read from start to finish, but rather jump around between the different states. Being from Massachusetts, I immediately turned to that chapter to see which great players represented my state and was happy to find guys like Mickey Cochrane, Pie Traynor and Jeff Bagwell in the starting lineup, managed by legendary skipper Connie Mack. But rather than take the easy way out and include only major leaguers, Jensen also included Negro Leaguers, which earned Frank Grant the starting nod at second base. Kudos to the author for including many of these forgotten men. The all-time roster is followed by a section that includes nicknames, all-time leaders, historic places to visit and notable achievements, such as Springfield's Robert Keating being the inventor of the rubber home plate.

But the real meat and potatoes lie in the text in which Jensen explains his selections while examining the careers and achievements of the men who made each state's roster. These parts alone are worthy of a book, especially when Jensen includes players who didn't make a roster, such as catchers Bill and Marty Bergen of Massachusetts who both gained notoriety, the former for being historically poor offensively and the latter for killing his family with an axe before slitting his own throat with a razor. That's just one of many stories you'll find in this wonderfully researched and well-written book. If you already miss baseball season and have some time on your hands, I encourage you to grab a copy, dig in and let it sate you until spring returns.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave Stalker on September 25, 2012
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I cannot imagine how there would not be something of interest for every baseball fan. The book is a baseball travel guide for local, state, US and Canada. Learn where to find popular historical sites such as ballparks, fields, museums, along with lesser known attractions such as player memorials, statue's, plaques and baseball exhibits. It is put together in a very easy to find, state-by-state format. For every state is an all-time team, each position filled by the state's top native player. Not only major league players, but I am very pleased that Jensen also included the Negro League players. Players that were taken into consideration are listed. Add the all-time leaders,noteable achievements, player nicknames, and you get a deep look into each states history and talent. It is obvious to see that much time and research went into this well put together, informative book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TDDonaldson on November 6, 2012
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This book is an amazing collection of facts, stories and state-by-state rankings of the best players from each state. In addition to the critical look at each state's best players, there's also information about historic baseball sites within the state and a comprehensive listing of players' nicknames. Loads of fun trivia. After reading each state entry, I found I learned lots about baseball that I didn't know before.

The amount of time and research that went into making this book is astounding. Thanks to the author Chris Jensen for pulling all this info into one place.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GS on August 25, 2012
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When a book is priced at $55, my gut response is, "jeez, there'd better be a lot of good stuff there!" In this case, that's exactly what you get -- a massive collection of baseball lore that mixes both historical and contemporary figures. What exactly is in here? Chris Jensen covers each state (plus Washington D.C. and Canada), giving us the history of baseball in that state, baseball sites (museums, ballparks, etc.) that current fans should visit, an all-time team made up of players born in that state, feats, great nicknames, and much more. How massive is it? The index of player names alone takes up more than 200 column-inches of space. The large-format softcover is about 350 pages -- with double columns on each page. Jensen's prose is intelligent and quite readable, especially his discussions of each team's all-time team. He wisely includes Negro Leagues players, making some of the specific decisions on who would make a state's all-time starting lineup quite fascinating (e.g. Mule Suttles edges out Willie McCovey as the Alabama first baseman). Jensen provides descriptions of each chosen player, anecdotal material, and statistical analysis to justify his choices; if you crave the numbers, they're all here, and if you don't care about the numbers, there are plenty of other details to keep you glued to his discussion. He gives you more than a starting lineup, listing all significant players at each position for each state. Who was the best left-handed starting pitcher from New York: Sandy Koufax, Warren Spahn, or Whitey Ford? Jensen goes with Spahn, but lists eleven starters. The California starting outfield includes Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Barry Bonds, but Jensen gives us 39 honorable mentions, including five Hall of Famers.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jon Kizer on August 30, 2012
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For those baseball junkies that want to know everything about the history of the game's players, this is the book for you. Organized by state, it's easy to find the information that's relevant to you. It creates a jumping off point to debate which players are the best of all time, by position. The author did a very good job tying together players from today all the way back 100+ years. Must read for baseball fans or kids that want to learn the history of the game!
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