By Phillip Mahony

Baseball is a really complex recreation. each part of the sport from tagging as much as stealing bases to intentional walks is going again to the duel among pitcher and batter. This booklet, like no different paintings to be had or any unmarried web site, explains baseball from scratch, whereas additionally teaching the reader as to its vital position in American historical past and tradition. half One, "Preliminaries," explains these points of the sport that has to be understood ahead of drawing close the sport itself, that's the topic of half , "The Game." half 3, "Statistics," discusses how numbers impact the choices and methods that propel each one online game ahead. half 4, "Major League Baseball Overview," places the game in context by way of introducing the reader to significant League baseball in a different manner: by way of strolling her or him via one calendar yr within the majors, from the corridor of repute balloting in January during the wintry weather conferences in December.

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