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The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations Hardcover – October 17, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (October 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160239072X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602390720
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.8 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,136,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Roger Kahn is widely regarded as one of the greatest sportswriters of all time. He lives in Stone Ridge, New York.

WAYNE STEWART has been a professional baseball writer for more than twenty-five years and has authored more than twenty books on the subject, including Fathers, Sons, & Baseball and Sit Solve Baseball Trivia. A long-standing member of the Society of American Baseball research, he lives in Lorain, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland..

Wayne Stewart has been a professional sportswriter for more than thirty years and has authored thirty books, including Name that Ballplayer, You re the Umpire, and The Little Giant Book of Basketball Facts.

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“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” —Rogers Hornsby, Hall of Famer

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John J. Browne on March 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I can not emphasize enough how enjoyable "The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations" is. This book is the perfect gift for Dad on Father's Day or any other day, for the Little Leaguer or for any lover of the great American pastime.

The "Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations" contains quite literally thousand of quotes (over 3,000) from the players, coaches, sportswriters and game announcers to the fans themselves.

The various chapters include "Stars and Superstars", Hitters and Hitting", "Pitchers and Pitching", "The Media", "Humor", "The Classic Quotes" and "The World Series" to name a few. There is also an entire chapter devoted to quotations by and about Babe Ruth.

The quotes range over the entire history of the game from the description of Honus Wagner "He walks like a crab, fields like an octopus and hits like the devil" to Jason Giambi's observation that "the hardest part of any slump is looking up at the scoreboard and seeing your stats in huge numbers"; to lines from fans such as Humphrey Bogart "A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz".

There is a detailed list of sources as well as a complete list of all the people quoted. At more than 750 pages for a list price of $24.95 you will not find a better value for your dollar anywhere.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Annie "history buff" on November 8, 2007
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I LOVE baseball...it's history and the characters that have come along with the sport. This book is a GREAT collection of quotes from all aspects of baseball...players, owners, umpires, legends.....you will just chuckle thru much of this book. I like to include baseball words of wisdom in my emails, at baseball gatherings, on my business cards...and this book gives me a great list to choose from. Great for baseball trivia games with fellow baseball fanatics. It is the most comprehensive collection I have ever seen in print. A MUST read!!
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A must have for any true baseball fan. Over 700 pages of quotes from the famous and ordinary bench jockeys throughout the history of baseball. For those you think Yogi Berra is the only player with memorable quotes, you're in for a big surprise.
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By Pappa Place on December 9, 2013
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This book is a great baseball book. It is in turns telling, humorous, philosophical, ruff and tumble. It gives you a good look at how ballplayers think and feel. A lot of the quotes are laugh out loud funny. I found this book very entertaining and informative. The zany antics or sayings on one hand and the seriousness on the other. There are many contrasts in this book. If you are a lover of baseball like I am you will enjoy this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a baseball fan. I intend to read more of Wayne Stewart's books.

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