The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition (Paperback)

By Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor), Peter Gammons (Foreword by)

Sterling, 9781402747717, 1824pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

From the sports experts at ESPN comes the most informative baseball compilation ever createdand the next best thing to watching the home team win
I want a bumper sticker: You can have my Baseball Encyclopedia when you tear it from my cold, dead hands. Bill James, author of the "Historical Baseball Abstract ""
" Baseball fans haven t been able to get this much for so little since baseball cards were a quarter a pack. Mat Olkin, writer and editor for "USA Today" and "Sports Weekly"A baseball lover's ultimate guide, based on a remarkable database compiled by the award-winning godfather of statistical baseball analysis, Pete Palmer, and edited by baseball historian and commentator Gary Gillette. Featuring totally revised and up-to-date statistics, this all-star encyclopedia presents the most complete and accurate portrait of the game of baseball ever compiled. Brought to fans at an unbeatable price, it's brimming with illuminating essays and information. There's comprehensive year-by-year and team-by-team batting and pitching statistics for all players in major league history; all-time leaders in 150 categories; all-inclusive coverage of career interruptions due to wartime military service; the most authoritative Negro League stats anywhere; and countless fascinating data about teams, managers, and ballparks. Plus every record ever set is noted and every active major league player's numbers updated, with a detailed record of everything that happened in pro baseball this year.