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Dingers! A Short History of the Long Ball

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ISBN-10: 1933060093

ISBN-13: 9781933060095

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Keating

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Round-Tripper??? Circuit Clout ??? Big Fly ??? Four-Bagger ??? Tater ??? Going Yard ??? Dingers! No single act in sports has had as great an impact on our culture, our language, and our imagination as the Home Run . So how come we've had to wait so long for the definitive biography?! Dingers! tells the history of the round-tripper, from forgotten blasts of the last century to Babe Ruth to the chasing and breaking of the Babe's records to today's pumped-up tater totals. Its narrative traces the relationship among home runs, players and fans, showing how going yard has grown in importance, to the point where jacking the ball over the wall often overshadows the actual results of games. Relying…    
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Peter Keating is professor of history at the Universit� du Qu�bec � Montr�al.

Leading Off
1876-1919: Deadball
1920-1945: The Rise of Power
1946-1962: Home Run Hitters Drive Cadillacs
1963-1976: Counterpunch
1977-1992: Balance
1993-2004: Hyperinflation
2005-Present: Deflation?
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