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The everything kids' baseball book : from baseball's history to today's favorite players--with lots of home run fun in between
Jacobs, Greg, 1973-
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8th Edition.
Publication Information:
Avon, Massachusetts Adams Media, 2014.
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Offers information on a variety of baseball topics, including the history of the sport, notable players, the Hall of Fame, statistics and records, and score keeping, and provides more than thirty puzzles and activities.
Ch. 1 Playing the game -- ch. 2 The history of baseball -- ch. 3 The National League -- ch. 4 The American League -- ch. 5 Great players of today -- ch. 6 The World Series -- ch. 7 Statistics and records -- ch. 8 Keeping score -- ch. 9 Beyond the Major Leagues.
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Get in the game!
Do you know:
What teams make up the American and National leagues?
What was the first team to wear numbers on their backs?
What two players have played every position?
What a Bugs Bunny changeup is?

The Everything Kids' Baseball Book, 8th Edition answers all these questions and more! From the ballpark to the backyard, all the action, fun, and excitement of America's favorite pastime is captured in this new edition. Packed with the latest stats and more than thirty fun puzzles and activities, this book teaches you about: The history of baseball Baseball stats and recordholders Your favorite baseball legends and current players Keeping score on a scorecard How to develop your baseball skills Fantasy baseball teams and more! This book gives you the know-how to bat a thousand--from baseball trivia to the rules of the game. It's sure to be a grand slam!

Author Notes

Greg Jacobs is the author of The Everything Kids' Baseball Book, 7th Edition, as well as The Everything Kids' Football Book, 3rd Edition. He has worked as a reporter/statistician for STATS, LLC's baseball division since 1997. He lives in Woodberry Forest, VA.
A veteran of Newsday and United Press International, Joe Gergen has been cited as one of the top sports columnists in the nation by Associated Press Sports Editors. His articles have appeared in many magazines, and he is the former president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He lives in Lido Beach, NY.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Chapter 1 Playing the Gamep. 7
Rules of the Gamep. 8
Developing Your Baseball Skillsp. 9
Hittingp. 9
Defensep. 11
Baseball Fun Without a Full Teamp. 16
Chapter 2 The History of Baseballp. 19
The Earliest Gamesp. 20
Baseball Through the Decadesp. 21
Chapter 3 The National Leaguep. 43
The Start of the National Leaguep. 44
San Francisco Giantsp. 45
Philadelphia Philliesp. 47
Colorado Rockiesp. 48
St. Louis Cardinalsp. 49
Miami Marlinsp. 51
Arizona Diamondbacksp. 52
New York Metsp. 53
Atlanta Bravesp. 56
San Diego Padresp. 58
Cincinnati Redsp. 59
Los Angeles Dodgersp. 61
Milwaukee Brewersp. 64
Pittsburgh Piratesp. 65
Washington Nationalsp. 67
Chicago Cubsp. 68
Chapter 4 The American Leaguep. 70
Texas Rangersp. 72
New York Yankeesp. 74
Tampa Bay Raysp. 77
Boston Red Soxp. 79
Detroit Tigersp. 80
Chicago White Soxp. 82
Los Angeles Angelsp. 82
Cleveland Indiansp. 84
Toronto Blue Jaysp. 85
Minnesota Twinsp. 86
Oakland Athleticsp. 87
Kansas City Royalsp. 89
Baltimore Oriolesp. 90
Seattle Marinersp. 92
Houston Astrosp. 93
Chapter 5 Great Players of Todayp. 95
Premier Pitchersp. 96
Top Hittersp. 99
Ail-Time Greats Who Are Still Playingp. 101
The Baseball Hall of Famep. 103
Chapter 6 The World Seriesp. 107
Origins of the World Seriesp. 108
Over a Century of the World Seriesp. 109
Chapter 7 Statistics and Recordsp. 117
Individual Statsp. 118
Box Scorep. 119
Player Statisticsp. 123
The Standingsp. 124
Ail-Time Record Holdersp. 130
One-Season Recordsp. 132
Chapter 8 Keeping Scorep. 134
Scoring Symbolsp. 135
Other Scoring Symbolsp. 138
Baseball Scoring Questions and Answersp. 140
A Portion of a Sample Scorecardp. 141
Chapter 9 Beyond the Major Leaguesp. 146
Getting to the Majorsp. 147
Baseball Cardsp. 150
Fantasy Baseballp. 155
Appendix A Glossaryp. 160
Appendix B Books, Magazines, Websites, and Morep. 166
Appendix C Puzzle Answersp. 169
Indexp. 174

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