The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records

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D&M Publishers Incorporated, Mar 2, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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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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About the author (2004)

Bob Mackin is a journalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since 1990, he has reported on sports, arts and entertainment, travel, business, courts, government and politics for local, regional and national newspapers and magazines. In August 2002, Bob began his fifth year as sports columnist with The Vancouver Courier, the largest non-daily, English-language city newspaper in Canada. Bob is author of three sports books for Greystone, including Record-Breaking Baseball Trivia (2000) and Off the Wall Baseball Trivia (2001).

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