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Baseball Myths: Debating, Debunking, and Disproving Tales from the Diamond (Hardcover)

Baseball Myths: Debating, Debunking, and Disproving Tales from the Diamond By Bill Deane Cover Image
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Baseball Myths: Debating, Debunking, and Disproving Tales from the Diamond examines baseball myths--old and new. It covers such legendary players as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Pete Rose, and Derek Jeter, while also looking at lesser-known figures like Dummy Hoy, Grover Land, Wally Pipp, and Babe Herman. Deane's original research and logic will educate, amuse, and often surprise readers, revealing the truth behind such legends as the inventor of baseball, the first black player in the major leagues, and even the origin of the hot dog. With photographs, stats, and more than 80 myths examined, this book is sure to fascinate everyone, from the casual baseball fan to lifelong devotees of the sport.

About the Author


Bill Deane was Senior Research Associate at the National Baseball Hall of Fame from 1986 through 1994. He has authored six books on baseball and was managing editor of Total Baseball. Deane won the SABR-Macmillan Baseball Research Award for his book, Award Voting, and in 2003 he won the Utica-Cooperstown SABR chapter's "Cliff Kachline Award."


Product Details
ISBN: 9780810885462
ISBN-10: 0810885468
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Publication Date: September 13th, 2012
Pages: 216
Language: English