The Baseball Book
Complete A-to-Z encyclopedia of baseball
Every library in Michigan should have weeded this title on principle when the Tigers won the World Series in 1984. (I was there!) So that is a strike 1. My husband, the ultimate Cubs fan, rejects this book,regardless of publication date, as Ernie Banks does not get his own entry. In the book’s defense, the book does give him props in the entry for Chicago Cubs. (I will spare you the non stop diatribe at my house of the Cubs’ performance. Poor guy still holds out hope though. ) Note the comment about lights at Wrigley Field! Strike 2. What no entry for steroids? Strike 3. You are out!
Baseball fans would enjoy the pictures and the entries, but this book devotes a lot of time and energy to stats making this book a poor choice in 2010.
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