- 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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Great Baseball Feats, Facts & Firsts (2011 Edition) Mass Market Paperback – April 5, 2011
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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.
Great Baseball Feats, Facts, and Firsts is the first and finest record book any baseball fan should read.
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.
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.
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.
some of the facts are less interesting, but the stories are fantastic and a baseball fan will enjoy picking up this book frequently.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the baseball historian , casual or die- hard fan or trivia lover this is an absolute must. A great gift.Published on June 30, 2013 by cynthia ragsdale
this book has lots of off the wall facts and information that you may or may not know about very intersting.Published on March 10, 2013 by Chris Norwood
Bought this for my 10 year old grandson. He thought it would be fun to see the stats. Will see if it inspires him to set goalsPublished on January 12, 2013 by Ludmila H Jacob
I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED BASEBALL BUT HAVE NEVER OWNED A BOOK ON BASEBALL.I NOW OWN ESPN'S BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA WHICH IS FULL OF STATISTIC'S AND NOW THIS BOOK WHICH MAKES A GOOD... Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by angelfis