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Great Baseball Feats, Facts & Firsts (2011 Edition) Mass Market Paperback – April 5, 2011

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  • Series: Great Baseball Feats, Facts & Firsts
  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; Exp Upd edition (April 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451232968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451232960
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.3 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,341,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you're passionate about the game of baseball, and want to know every relevant nugget of historical information conceivable; you're in luck.

It's all right here, compliments of David Nemec & Scott Flatow. The authors are a couple of genuine baseball historians who have compiled this wonderful reference guide for guys like me to peruse for hours on end.

If you love baseball, its statistical history and rich folklore, you've got to have this book; arguably, the most comprehensive reference guide ever produced. Quite simply, if you want to know just about everything there is to know about our National Pastime, look no further; it's all right here.
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Anybody can write a baseball record book, but David Nemec writes a contextual record book. For example, he won't just tell you that Rogers Hornsby's 0.424 batting average was the highest single-season mark in history; he'll tell you who holds the highest batting average in a season, position by position. He'll tell you who holds the record since African Americans entered the Major Leagues. He'll tell you who had the WORST batting averages at each position. Moreover, Nemec lists fielding and pitching records for both individuals and teams.

Great Baseball Feats, Facts, and Firsts is the first and finest record book any baseball fan should read.
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If you're like me and thousands and thousands of other baseball fans, you love arguing about who was the best player at a particular feat, be it home runs, batting average, stolen bases, etc. The updated version of this book covers this and much more. Everything among standard records is here, along with time capsules of the period from the 1870s until now, and summaries of each season's World Series. For example, the National League originally wanted to vote in the DH back in the 1930's, but the American League didn't want it! There are enough records listed in this book to keep virtually all "stat-heads" happy. Records by position, obscure records, even a section on all-time minor league records, they're all here.
One minor flaw I noticed in the 2003 edition. Nemec doesn't always keep things completely updated. A mention of Gregg Jefferies, the ex-Met lists him as still active, even though he retired a couple seasons ago. Last season Shawn Green broke the single game total bases mark in an early season game, and yet Joe Adcock is still listed as the holder of that record.
Still, if you love baseball records you will love this book. It's full of those and quite a bit more.
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This book contains the most discriminating baseball facts
imaginable. It is written for the baseball buff. For instance,
the first night game of baseball was recorded on 9-2-1880.
Mack holds the record as the longest manager in baseball's
history. Babe Ruth has the most bases. If there is any
fact concerning baseball, it will be listed here in all
likelihood. This book would make a wonderful gift for
any baseball enthusiast. There are previous versions
so that it has been battle-tested over the years.
Without question, the work is a collector's item.
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This is the fourth edition of the same book I've purchased and I still find it one of the best books to read while traveling because it's not really a book at all. It's a well-organized and well-researched collection of baseball stats, trivia and wonder.

He's the only author (possibly besides Bill James) I've found who lists the most interesting teams in different eras. As baseball fans, it's the characters and teams with character and characters that truly are memorable. Let's face facts Atlanta can win a zillion division titles but they will remain the Atlanta Blands. I'd sooner take the wild 'n' wacky '93 Phillies squad over any of those Chipper Jones' teams.

Let's just say this is a book you can pick up and read from any page and find something new and interesting about baseball records that may lead you to investigate further on your own.
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By JV on November 28, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I especially liked some of the stuff about the early days of baseball. Jackie Robinson wasn't the first black professional baseball player contrary to what most people think.
some of the facts are less interesting, but the stories are fantastic and a baseball fan will enjoy picking up this book frequently.
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