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A game of inches : the stories behind the innovations that shaped baseball : the game on the field

Author: Peter Morris
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The scope of A Game of Inches is encyclopedic, with nearly a thousand entries that illuminate the origins of items ranging from catchers' masks to hook slides to intentional walks to cork-center baseballs. But this is much more than just a reference guide. Along the way, award-winning author Peter Morris has a sharp eye for the telling quote and the entertaining anecdote. He explains the context that led each new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morris, Peter, 1962-
Game of inches.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, ©2006
(OCoLC)607666164
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Morris
ISBN: 1566636779 9781566636773
OCLC Number: 62281746
Description: xxv, 533 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. The game on the field --
v. 2. The game behind the scenes. Chapter 1: The Things We Take For Granted --
Chapter 2: Batting --
Chapter 3: Pitching --
Chapter 4: Fielding --
Chapter 5: Base-Running --
Chapter 6: Managerial Strategies --
Chapter 7: Coaching --
Chapter Eight: Umpires --
Chapter Nine: Building A Team --
Chapter 10: Equipment --
Chapter 11: Uniforms --
Chapter 12: Ballparks --
Chapter 13: Fans --
Chapter 14: Marketing And Promotions --
Chapter 15: Statistics --
Chapter 16: Money --
Chapter 17: Variants --
Chapter 18: Inclusion --
Chapter 19: Participants --
Chapter 20: Competition --
Chapter 21: Spreading The Word --
Chapter 22: Skullduggery --
Chapter 23: Traveling Men --
Chapter 24: Timeouts --
Chapter 25: As American As Apple Pie --
Chapter 26: Miscellaneous.
Responsibility: Peter Morris.
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"The scope of A Game of Inches is encyclopedic, with nearly a thousand entries that illuminate the origins of items ranging from catchers' masks to hook slides to intentional walks to cork-center baseballs. But this is much more than just a reference guide. Along the way, award-winning author Peter Morris has a sharp eye for the telling quote and the entertaining anecdote. He explains the context that led each new feature of the game to emerge when it did, and chronicles the often surprising responses to these innovations."--Jacket.

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I can't wait for the subsequent volumes. -- Keith Olbermann, News Anchor, Countdown on MSNBC; co-host, The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio Peter Morris's A Game of Inches is the one that every serious Read more...

 
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