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Baseball’s Book of Firsts
Lloyd Johnson (au). Encompassing historical firsts, great performances, & contemporary record-setting events, this book presents a guided tour of more than 150 of the sport’s defining moments on & off the field. You’ll find the game’s history & highlights -- from baseball’s first superstar, Jim Creighton, to the records set by today’s larger-than-life sluggers. Along the way, the book’s colorful anecdotes & striking pictures chronicle the anomalies, quirks, & characters that have shaped the evolution of ballparks, teams, uniforms, rules, scoring, & equipment. Loaded with fascinating firsts, brainteasers, & little-known facts about all aspects of the game -- from cutoff throws & the curveball to hot dogs & the 7th-inning stretch -- this book will be a hit with any fan. Illus.
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