eBook The World of Sports: The Britannica Guide to Baseball, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530570X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615305704
  • DDC: 796.357
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Integral to the consciousness of the American people, the sport of baseball has become a steadfast institution in a nation whose identity is constantly evolving. Although the game has undergone its own share of changes since it first took center stage, baseball has maintained an unwavering devotion among fans and players alike. This comprehensive volume details the rules of baseball, introduces some of its key personalities, and examines the historical role of the game as it changed both the recreational and social landscapes of the country.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: A National Pastime.
2: Baseball’s Impact on American Culture.
3: History of the Sport.
4: Analyzing Baseball.
5: The Scorecard.
6: Records and Statistics.
7: Awards.
8: Fantasy Baseball.
9: Play of the Game.
10: Grounds.
11: Equipment.
12: Umpires.
13: Offense.
14: Defense.
15: Major League Baseball.
16: The American League (Al).
17: The National League (NL).
18: The World Series.
19: Selected Hall of Famers, 1936 through 1965.
20: Cobb, Ty.
21: Johnson, Walter.
22: Mathewson, Christy.
23: Lajoie, Nap.
24: Mack, Connie.
25: Alexander, Grover Cleveland.
26: Collins, Eddie.
27: Gehrig, Lou.
28: Hornsby, Rogers.
29: Grove, Lefty.
30: Foxx, Jimmie.
31: Selected Hall of Famers, 1966 through the Present.
32: Williams, Ted.
33: Rickey, Branch.
34: Musial, Stan.
35: Paige, Satchel.
36: Clemente, Roberto.
37: Spahn, Warren.
38: Mantle, Mickey.
39: Gibson, Bob.
40: Aaron, Hank.
41: Robinson, Frank.
42: Bench, Johnny.
43: Schmidt, Mike.
44: Anderson, Sparky.
45: Gwynn, Tony.
46: Cal Ripken, Jr..
47: Henderson, Rickey.
48: Other Baseball Greats.
49: Clemens, Roger.
50: Ken Griffey, Jr..
51: Jackson, Shoeless Joe.
52: Jeter, Derek.
53: Johnson, Randy.
54: Maddux, Greg.
55: Martínez, Pedro.
56: Mcgwire, Mark.
57: Pujols, Albert.
58: Ramirez, Manny.
59: Rodriguez, Alex.
Epilogue.
Appendix: World Series Results.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.