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The Baseball Maniac's Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, and without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled (Paperback)

The Baseball Maniac's Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, and without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled By Bert Randolph Sugar (Editor), Stuart Shea (With), Ken Samelson (With) Cover Image
By Bert Randolph Sugar (Editor), Stuart Shea (With), Ken Samelson (With)
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Description


An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever assembled—all verified for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame. In its pages, renowned sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts. Inside, you’ll find:

Highest batting averages not to win batting titles
Home-run leaders by state of birth
Players on last-place teams leading the league in RBIs, by season
Most triples by position, season
Winners of two “legs” of triple crown since last winner
Oldest pitchers with losing record, leading league in ERA
Career pitching leaders under six feet tall
Managers replaced wile team was in first place
Hall of Famers whose sons played in the majors
Babe Ruth’s yearly salary
Players with palindromic surnames
And so much more!

Not just a collection of facts or records, this is a book of glorious fun that will astound even the most bookish baseball fan. Read up and amaze your friends!

About the Author


Bert Randolph Sugar established himself as one of the world's foremost sports historians. He was the former editor in chief of The Ring and Fight Game magazines and the author of more than eighty books, with over a dozen books on baseball. Past titles include The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists, Bert Sugar’s Baseball Hall of Fame: A Living History of America's Greatest Game, and Fight or Die: The Vinny Paz Story. Sugar passed away in 2012.

Ken Samelson is an editor and author of several sports books. He is a former editor of the Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia and co-author of Amazing Mets Trivia, The Great All-Time Baseball Record Book, The Miracle Has Landed, and The Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia Quiz Book. Samelson lives in Larchmont, New York.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781613218051
ISBN-10: 1613218052
Publisher: Sports Publishing
Publication Date: March 15th, 2016
Pages: 428
Language: English