The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball

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oWith the LEGENDS series, Howard Bryant brings to life the best that sports has to offer-the heroes, the bitter rivalries, the moments that every sports-loving kid should know.o -Mike Lupica, #1 bestselling author of Travel Team, Heat, and Fantasy League Experience baseball's most exciting moments, World Series heroics, greatest players, and more! Baseball, America's pastime, is a sport of moments that stand the test of time. It is equally a sport of a new generation of heroes, whose exploits inspire today's young fans. This combination makes for a winning debut ina Legends- The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball . This is no traditional almanac of mundane statistics, but rather a storyteller's journey through baseball's storied game. Told in fun, accessible chapters and accompanied by iconic photos, a slew of Top Ten lists for kids to chew on and debate, and a Timeline of the 40 Most Important Moments in Baseball History, this collection covers some of the greatest players from Babe Ruth to Hank Aaron; the greatest teams to take the field and swing the bats; the greatest social triggers, such as Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier; the greatest playoff rivalries, including the 2004 showdown between the Red Sox and Yankees that turned into an instant classic; and, of course, the edge-of-your-seat World Series moments that left some cheering while others wept.aThis is the perfect book for young fans eager to learn more about the sport that will stay with them for a lifetime. Praise for LEGENDS- * " A terrific gathering of heroic hacks and legendary near misses."-Kirkus Books, starred review
Publisher: New York :, Puffin,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780147512628
Branch Call Number: J 796.35764 Bry
Characteristics: xii, 228 pages : 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 20 cm


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Jun 03, 2015

This book is great. It is apparently written by a famous baseball reporter. When I read this book, I couldn't take it away from my nose, it is so good. I learned a lot about baseball I didn't know before; like I learned about the great Babe Ruth more and how Sammy Sosa both broke the Roger Maris' (another great player that I learned about) home run record in a single season, and the strike of 94'.

Joe DiMaggio I learned a lot about, and the, of course, opinionated 'best world series' with the Red Sox Vs "The Great Red Machine" where they played seven games and all seven of the were nail biters to the very end.

This book was really good for me because it taught me so much about baseball that I didn't already know and It had very good statistics for players who have accomplished similar feats. Amazing book and I suggest it to anyone who loves baseball and anyone who wants to know more about baseball.

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