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Title:
The sports encyclopedia : baseball
Author:
Neft, David S.
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Edition:
Twenty-second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
787 pages : tables. ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312272265
Format :
Book

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The Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball 2001covers the history of every player, every team, and every season from 1902 through 2001, with detailed statistics and text summaries, as well as full coverage of this year's exciting pennant race. -Which team became the first in history to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series? -Who was the only player to hit a pinch-hit World Series homerun? -Who became the first to manage five straight pennant winners, and in what year did he do it? -What 1970s team won a pennant with only one player hitting more than twenty homers, no player driving in eighty runs, no player stealing even ten bases, no player hitting .300, and one pitcher winning more than fifteen games? The answers to these and thousands of other baseball questions can be found in this fully up-to-date, fact-filled reference book.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 3
Codes and Explanationsp. 4
The Great Mississippip. 5
1876-1900 A Journey Through a once and Distant Timep. 9
1876-1900 Starsp. 10
1901-1919 When the Ball Was Dead and the Bases Alive with the Scurrying of Feetp. 11
1901 A Name by Any Other Was Not the Same (A.L.) Breaking Up That Old Monopoly (N.L.)p. 12
1902 Checkmate (A.L.), the Worst Laid Plans... (N.L.)p. 16
1903 The First Embarrassment of a New Peacep. 20
1904 Chesbro and the One That Got Away (A.L.), One Iron Hand, Two Iron Arms, and Only a Pennant...(N.L.)p. 24
1905 Whitewashing the Elephantsp. 28
1906 West Side, South Side, It's Still Chicagop. 32
1907 A Peach in the Summer and a Goat in the Fallp. 36
1908 Forty-Five Feet Toward Immortalityp. 40
1909 Cobb-Everything But the Last Laughp. 44
1910 The Day It All Became "Official"p. 48
1911 The Fire Fighters of Philadelphiap. 52
1912 All for One and All to Sixthp. 56
1913 Offenses and Defenses Along the Eastern Frontp. 60
1914 The Miricle in Boston (A.L. and N.L.)p. 64
1914 Gilmore's Green Glory (Federal League)p. 68
1915 A Short Life (Federal League)p. 70
1915 The White Elephant Crumbles (A.L. and N.L.)p. 72
1916 Streaking to Nowherep. 76
1917 Little Napoleon Returns to the Frontp. 80
1918 The "Non-Essential" Seasonp. 84
1919 Prelude to Disasterp. 88
1901-1919 Alphabetical Register of Battersp. 92
1901-1919 Alphabetical Register of Pitchersp. 110
1920-1945 Then There Was Ruth, the Yankees, and the Things You Could Count onp. 123
1920 Here Comes De Judgep. 124
1921 The Year They Took the Series Undergroundp. 128
1922 It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's...p. 132
1923 The Haunting Evictionp. 136
1924 New York-Seven Flags in Four Yearsp. 140
1925 The Abdominal Disaster That Ached a Dynastyp. 144
1926 The Spoils of Temperamentp. 148
1927 The Finest Cropp. 152
1928 That Near Eclispe Over the Bronxp. 156
1929 The Return From Exilep. 160
1930 The Guns of Summerp. 164
1931 Adding Pepper to the Woundsp. 168
1932 Start with Hornsby and End with Ruthp. 172
1933 A Starry Conglomeratep. 176
1934 Dizzy and Daffy and Dizzyp. 180
1935 A Last Hurrah and a First Championshipp. 184
1936 Pains and Streaks and Tearsp. 188
1937 The Battery Trouble in Detroitp. 192
1938 The Struggle for Second Fiddlep. 196
1939 Mccarthy's Final Walkp. 200
1940 Baker's Shift and Mckechnie's Dozenp. 204
1941 That Magnificent Streakp. 208
1942 Branch Rickey and His Victory Gardenp. 212
1943 The Lesser Strugglep. 216
1944 Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie...p. 220
1945 Greenberg's Grand Returnp. 224
World War II Military Servicep. 228
1920-1945 Alphabetical Register of Battersp. 230
1920-1945 Alphabetical Register of Pitchersp. 250
1946 -1960 GOIN' for the Pumpp. 265
1946 South of the Borderp. 266
1947 Never a Dull Momentp. 270
1948 Nylons and Orchidsp. 274
1949 The Arrival of Casey and his Magic Bagp. 278
1950 Whiz, Sweep, and a Couple of Farewellsp. 282
1951 Ouchp. 286
1952 A Lesson from the Old Professorp. 290
1953 One More Timep. 294
1954 The Year the Indians Almost Took It All Apartp. 298
1955 Forget about Next Yearp. 302
1956 October's Revengep. 306
1957 Glory for the Gentry and a Championship To the Youngp. 310
1958 O'Malley's Rambling Meadowsp. 314
1959 Don't Count Your Pennants Until They Hatchp. 318
1960 Stengel's Last Hurrahp. 322
1946-1960 Alphabetical Register of Battersp. 326
1946-1960 Alphabetical Register of Pitchersp. 336
1961-1972 Unlocking the Floodgatesp. 345
1961 Preserving History with an Asteriskp. 346
1962 Circulating Into a Second Placep. 351
1963 Shutting Out the Ghost of Autumns Pastp. 356
1964 Play It Again, Philp. 361
1965 An Appointment with Disasterp. 366
1966 Heads You Win, Tails You Losep. 371
1967 The Fury at Fenwayp. 376
1968 The Revenge of '30p. 381
1969 The Miricle at Flushing Meadowsp. 386
1970 Damned if You dop. 392
1971 Fast and Blue and Wait 'Til Next Yearp. 398
1972 Tragedy, Protest, and Finley's Moustache Brigadep. 404
1961-1972 Alphabetical Register of Battersp. 410
1961-1972 Alphabetical Register of Pitchersp. 419
1973-2000p. 427
1973 O, Charley O.p. 428
1974 Aaron in April, Oakland in Octoberp. 435
1975 Coming Up Redp. 441
1976 100 Years Laterp. 447
1977 All That Money Can Buyp. 453
1978 A Fold for All Seasonsp. 461
1979 The Older They Getp. 469
1980 Anything Worth Waiting forp. 477
1981 The Sixteenth Manp. 485
1982 Coming Back from a Strikep. 495
1983 Weaver's Replacement Does It Allp. 503
1984 And the Lights Did Not Go Onp. 511
1985 A Good Year Neverthelessp. 519
1986 Heroics Upon Heroicsp. 528
1987 A Year of Homers and Heroicsp. 537
1988 The Unexpected Dodgersp. 546
1989 Giamatti/Rose and the Quakep. 555
1990 Reds' Rise and the Year of the No-Hitterp. 564
1991 And the Last Shall Be Firstp. 573
1992 Oh, Canada!p. 582
1993 Carter's Blast Makes Jays' Reign Lastp. 591
1994 The Fans Are Struck Outp. 601
1995 A Season for Healingp. 609
1996 The Year of the Homerp. 620
1997 Purists Go Homep. 631
1998 McGwire 70, Sosa 66p. 642
1999 A Satisfactory Finishp. 654
2000 New Millenium, Old Gamep. 666
2001 Stocks Down, Bonds Upp. 678
1973-2001 Alphabetical Register of Battersp. 690
1973-2001 Alphabetical Register of Pitchersp. 718
Leaders and Featuresp. 745
Hall of Famep. 746
Pennant Winnersp. 748
Yearly Batting Leadersp. 750
Yearly Pitching Leadersp. 758
Single Season Leadersp. 764
Lifetime Leadersp. 769
No-Hittersp. 775
Team Leadersp. 777
Awardsp. 779
World Series Leadersp. 781
Non-Playing Managersp. 783
Active Leadersp. 784
73p. 786

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