The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records
The idea behind The Unofficial Guide to Baseball’s Most Unusual Records is a simple one: to compile all the baseball records that can’t be found anywhere else in one slick, pocket-sized handy guide. The result is a book that goes beyond the standard statistical fare into the twilight world of baseball arcana, presenting records not only of rare achievement but also of abject failure; weird and wacky stuff; records that answer the questions that are often asked but for which – until now – readers could find no answer for.
Baseball’s Most Unusual Records is an irreverent, quirky – even, at times, bizarre -- collection of more than 500 fascinating firsts, one-of-a-kind feats and historic milestones that show us the best and worst of what many consider the world’s most beloved game. It’s a unique, insider’s look. But most important, it’s a captivating look.
Readers soon discover the identity of that infamous player with a thing for birthday cakes (as in, sitting on them); the first major leaguer to run backwards round the bases; the batter with the worst performance at-bat and the one with the most convictions for growing marijuana; plus the one to make the best comeback from a beaning.
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