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Best Book of Baseball Facts and Stats

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ISBN-10: 155407049X

ISBN-13: 9781554070497

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Luke Friend, Don Zminda, John Mehno

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 3/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

by Luke Friend and Don Zminda with John Mehno in association with STATS Inc.

Don Zminda is co-editor of the STATS Scouting Notebook and co-author of From Abba Dabba to Zorro: The World of the Baseball Nickname. He is a nationally-knowned expert on sports statistics.STATS Inc. is North America's most comprehensive agency for the dissemination of sports statistics. Based in Chicago, they supply the media with facts and figures on baseball as well as other sports.

Bryan Burwell is an award-winning correspondent at HBO Sports and writes monthly columns for Hoop magazine and The Sports Business Journal. A veteran reporter and commentator for more than two decades, including work for Turner Sports, CNN, and USA Today, Burwell is the first back-to-back winner of the National Black Journalists' Sports Writing Award.John Mehno writes for the Beaver County/Allegheny Times, the Altoona Mirror, and the Uniontown Herald-Standard, covering the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He has written for the AP and UPI, in addition to contributing to Pittsburgh area sports talk radio. He hasn#39;t missed a home Pirates game since 1976. Mehno lives in western Pennsylvania.

Introduction
Franchise Histories
American League East
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
American League Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins
American League West
Anaheim Angels
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
National League East
Atlanta Braves
Florida Marlins
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington
National League Central
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Houston Astros
Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
National League West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
The Players
Pitchers
Grover Alexander
Three Finger Brown
Steve Carlton
Rogers Clemens
Dizzy Dean
Dennis Eckersley
Bob Feller
Rollie Fingers
Whitey Ford
Bob Gibson
Randy Johnson
Walter Johnson
Sandy Koufax
Greg Maddux
Juan Marichal
Christy Mathewson
Satchel Paige
Jim Palmer
Nolan Ryan
Tom Seaver
Warren Spahn
Cy Young
Catchers
Johnny Bench
Yogi Berra
Roy Campanella
Carlton Fisk
Josh Gibson
First Base
Jimmie Foxx
Lou Gehrig
Hank Greenberg
Harmon Killebrew
Willie McCovey
Mark McGwire
Eddie Murray
George Sisler
Second Base
Rod Carew
Charlie Gehringer
Rogers Hornsby
Nap Lajoie
Joe Morgan
Jackie Robinson
Shortstop
Ernie Banks
Derek Jeter
Cal Ripken Jr.
Ozzie Smith
Honus Wagner
Robin Yount
Third Base
Wade Boggs
George Brett
Eddie Mathews
Paul Molitor
Brooks Robinson
Mike Schmidt
Outfield
Hank Aaron
Cool Papa Bell
Barry Bonds
Roberto Clemente
Ty Cobb
Joe DiMaggio
Ken Griffey Jr.
Tony Gwynn
Rickey Henderson
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Al Kaline
Mickey Mantle
Willie Mays
Stan Musial
Mel Ott
Albert Pujols
Frank Robinson
Pete Rose
Babe Ruth
Duke Snider
Sammy Sosa
Tris Speaker
Willie Stargell
Ted Williams
Carl Yastrzemski
The Managers
Walter Alston
Sparky Anderson
Bobby Cox
Leo Durocher
Ralph Houk
Miller Huggins
Tony La Russa
Tommy Lasorda
Connie Mack
Joe McCarthy
John McGraw
Billy McKechnie
Casey Stengel
Joe Torre
Earl Weaver
The Ballparks
Oriole Park
Fenway Park
"Old" Comiskey Park
Wrigley Field
Jacobs Field
Tiger Stadium
The Astrodome
Dodger Stadium
Ebbets Field
Polo Grounds
Yankee Stadium
Shibe Park
Bank One Ballpark
Forbes Field
Sportsman's Park
Griffith Stadium
Key Games
Boston wins first Series
Merkle's "boneheaded" play
Cy Young claims 500th win
A double no-hitter
Babe smacks 60th homer
The "called shot" home run
Vander Meer's no-hit double
DiMaggio streak ends at 56
Robinson breaks color bar
Shot heard 'round the world
Mays robs Wertz, Giants win
Don Larsen is just perfect
Williams retires with homer
Maz wins Series for Pirates
Roger Maris* supplants Ruth
Cheney fans 21 in 16 innings
Koufax has Game 7 shutout
Henry Aaron, home run king
Four pitchers, no-hitters
Fisk waves homer fair
Henderson steals 130th base
At 4,192 Rose is new hit king
Rocket Roger strikes out 20
Buckner error beats Boston
Canseco opens 40-40 club
Hershiser's 59-inning streak
Gimpy Gibson shatters A's
Two no-hitters on one day
Nolan Ryan's no-hitter No. 7
Puck's World Series wonder
Carter's swing ends Series
Cal Ripken, Baseball Ironman
Interleague play begins
Rookie blows away Houston
The greatest home run race
McGwire makes it 70
Yankees fall to desert storm
Boone's blast beats Bosox
Red Sox shock Yankees
The curse is broken
The Facts and Stats
Major League Contracts
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