THE BOOK OF BASEBALL LITERACY (SECOND EDITION)
Lose yourself in all the marvelous memories and hallowed history with The Book of Baseball Literacy: Second Edition, a comprehensive baseball reference that provides a fascinating, fact-filled overview of the game and its history. With listings and definitions of more than 800 important baseball items -- from the game's origins in the 1840s to the year 2000 -- this book is perfect for fans who want the facts about baseball told in a lively style as entertaining as the game itself.
Incredibly thorough, never dull, the book is organized in eight chapters:
From simple terms like bunt and minor leagues to historical events like the American League war and the Black Sox scandal; from baseball's great names like Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson to the men who subtly yet powerfully influenced the game like Ray Chapman and Marvin Miller; from .406 to "Tinker to Evers to Chance"; from the 1927 Yankees to the 1994 strike, The Book of Baseball Literacy will settle arguments and provoke them, answer questions and ask them.
It's a must for any baseball fan -- and a perfect way to catch up on baseball history for newcomers.