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Title:
The story of baseball
Author:
Ritter, Lawrence S.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised and expanded edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow Junior Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Traces the history of baseball, which was first played in a form resembling the modern game in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1846, and first played by professional players in 1869.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 8.0 43798.
ISBN:
9780688162641

9780688162658
Format :
Book

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Summary

"This solid, absorbing introduction to the history, mechanics, and magic of baseball has been expanded and updated, with the addition of several chapters incorporating new baseball lore and current faces. A winner in any season."--Horn Book.

"A splendid volume for fans of all ages. a solid hit." --The New York Times

"A grand slam all the way!" --School Library Journal


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-9. With its solid information, good black-and-white photographs, and entertaining anecdotes, the first edition [BKL Jl 83] is still going strong in libraries. Here, Ritter adds new chapters on baserunning, signs and signals, and major events in the 1980s, and revises some records and statistics in other sections as well. Young baseball fans will appreciate this up-to-date edition of an eminently readable book. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

In this updated version of his well-received title (Morrow, 1983), Ritter again mixes baseball history, nostalgia, and an explanation of the game's fundamentals into an enjoyable and informative read. Concentrating on the outstanding players of each era, the history of professional baseball is looked at in 20-year periods beginning in 1900 and concluding with the modern-day game. The second half of the book is devoted to an explanation of baseball fundamentals concerning the various physical and mental aspects of the game, such as pitching, hitting, fielding, and strategy. Black-and-white photographs from a variety of cited sources are liberally interspersed throughout. The updated edition is nearly 50% larger than the original, adding descriptions of the stars and events of the last seven years. Chapters on baserunning and signs and signals are also new. What makes this book stand out from others of its type is the inclusion of interesting quips, quotes, and anecdotes. Baseball has had more than its share of unusual characters and bizarre events, and Ritter's portrayals and descriptions are sure to please both young and old fans of the game. --Tom S. Hurlburt, Rio Rancho Public Library, NM (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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