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The Baseball Maniac's Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled ... Almanac: Absolutely, Positively & Without) Paperback – July 1, 2010
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Page 37: Shortstops with at least seven consecutive 20-home run seasons (Cal Ripken, Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Tejada, Ernie Banks)
Page 83: Players with 400 home runs and 10 steals of home in a career (Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth)
Page 126: Pitchers with combined total of 500 strikeouts/walks in a season (Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan [four times])
Page 215: Players with both Little League and Major League World Series Teams (Boog Powell, Jim Barbieri, Rick Wise, Carney Lansford, Ed Vosburg, Charles Hayes, Dwight Gooden, Derek Bell, Gary Sheffield, Jason Marquis, Jason Veritek)
Page 227: Players born on Leap Year Day (Feb. 29) (Ed Appleton, Al Autry, Jerry Fry, Paul Giel, Bill Long, Terrence Long, Pepper Martin, Ralph Miller, Steve Mingori, Ray Parker, Dickey Pearce, Al Rosen)
The last part of the book features team-by-team histories.
All in all, a lot of fun if you dig baseball minutiae. . . .
MLB stats that you'll ever see, i.e.- The Fights Of Billy Martin.
Great stuff, hard to put down, highly recommended!
Thanks to the meticulously comprehensive research provided by the legendary Bert Sugar, even the greatest baseball savant will find much more trivial - and vital - information at your disposal, to amaze, amuse and impress all your buddies; just in time for the long winter's postseason hiatus, which is fast approaching.
Just to give you a brief taste of what's in store for you, I found it astonishing that the two greatest sluggers for the fabled "Murderer's Row" squad the New York Yankees put together in the 1920's - Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig - are the only players in MLB history to have both 400+ home runs and at least 10 steals of home in their careers. To put this into perspective, one of the greatest basestealers of all time, Lou Brock, never stole home in his entire career.
There's stuff like this packed throughout this gem, so if baseball's your passion, this is another book you must add to your library; absolutely; positively! You'll wonder how you lived so long without it. Order today, while supplies last...
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As a true baseball fanatic, I am often given baseball books as gifts. They almost always strike out with the best of intentions. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Dberger361
An unusual way of looking at stats, in addition to many of the traditional lists you'd expect in any baseball almanac. Leaders according to place of birth and zodiac signs? Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Still a Phillies Phan