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on April 5, 2017
Very good book. Tons of stats plus it gives good history of the teams themselves as well.
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on March 22, 2017
quick ship; item just as described
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on April 14, 2014
The first time I opened this book I didn't put it down for another two hours.The book is divided into franchises,that is to say if you want to read about the old St. Louis Browns You'll have to go to the Orioles section since the Browns moved to Baltimore in 1954.You'll find out why in the book.You'll also find out which Brown players still hold franchise records to this day.I love to read about the very origins of each franchise, some as early as the 1860s.The facts about all of the parks and their quirks,and the players who were just as quirky.
If you're a freak about the game,like me,and enjoy reading about the players and teams from your youth,this book is for you.I like reading of that 1969 expansion,when the Padres,Expos,Royals and the lowly Seattle Pilots entered the league.The Pilots played in Sick Stadium and lasted only one season, only to be bought by Bud Selig and moved to Milwaukee to become the Brewers.
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on August 26, 2013
One of the 2 or 3 best baseball encyclopedia's there are and a must for all baseball fans. From the Top 10 in franchise statistical categories, to the brief summary of how the franchise came to be, to the most common lineups and pitching rotations in franchise history, this book is a must!
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on December 1, 2008
This book is very good in numbers, obviously in biographies is very complete but the part of the franchise's history is very very VERY POOR. Focused only in the history of the team "out" to the ballpark.

If you love the numbers its for you, a lot of important numbers, RBI, HR, ERA, W, SV, Etc. But if you love the photos or historical information this book isn't for you.

In my opinion if the author works more in the historical part this book will be the best.
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on August 5, 2015
Great Book To Read At A Leisurely Pace ,Chapter By Chapter = Team By Team
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on March 29, 2007
Here one thick volume (1166 pages) compiles most every historical fact a baseball fan might want about each of the major league franchises from the original teams to those expansion additions. The book is nicely organized with a written review of each team followed by top team and individual statistics both traditional and newer. These statistics are shown both for team history as well as by season. Also included are the yearly starting lineups both hitting and pitching as well as the list of past managers. Each chapter ends with written comments about that teams best players. A great reference.
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on October 28, 2008
It is complete, detailed, extensive and a must for any baseball nut.

I bought two of these encyclopedias for gifts, and gave them to my two favorite men at the same time. One of the guys already has a walking baseball encyclopedia inside his brain, but I have to tell you, they have more fun with that volume than a pair of kids giggling over something they're not supposed to have found!
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on October 14, 2016
Great book
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on January 19, 2010
If you are a baseball fanatic ( and love stats and information)- YOU MUST GET THIS BOOK.
Are you interested in seeing the starting lineup or rotation of the 1977 New York Mets or any other team in any year? It's in here.
It is basically every teams media guide rolled into one book.
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