The Definitive History of Baseball's Ultimate Weapon
By (author) David Vincent
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Home Run by David Vincent
Book DescriptionThe home run is indeed baseball's ultimate weapon. It can change a game in a heartbeat, making a tight game into a blowout or a seemingly easy win into a nail-biter. Homers are majestic, powerful, and awe inspiring. And sluggers are the sport's biggest stars, from the days of Babe Ruth through Barry Bonds. David Vincent, called"The Sultan of Swat Stats" by ESPN, delves into the long history of the home run with great detail and color. He starts when the rules of the game were highly unstable and sometimes the definition of a home run could change in a park from year to year; follows through the "Deadball Era," when the home run was rare; explores the explosion Babe Ruth brought to baseball in the 1920s; discusses how both world wars affected homer statistics; looks at great home run races such as Maris versus Mantle in 1961; assesses the effects of the juiced ball, juiced players, thin air, and smaller ballparks; and so much more. If there is something to know about home run history, look to David Vincent for the answer-Major League Baseball does. With Home Run: The Definitive History of Baseball's Ultimate Weapon, now you can know it too. A 1990s Nike commercial proclaimed that "chicks dig the long ball." In this thorough and colorful look at baseball's ultimate weapon, David Vincent shows you why.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597970365
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Potomac Books Inc
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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'I Hope I Don't Intrude', Hardback (May 2015)
Taking his title from the catch-phrase of the eponymous hero of the 1825 play Paul Pry, a huge success in London, New York, and around the English-speaking world, David Vincent explores the worlds of privacy and celebrity in nineteenth-century Britain, examining debates about mass communication and state surveillance that link to today's concerns.
Home Run, Hardback (March 2007)
The home run is indeed baseball's ultimate weapon. This work delves into the long history of the home run. It starts when the rules of the game were highly unstable; explores the explosion Babe Ruth brought to baseball in the 1920s; and discusses how both world wars affected homer statistics.
Rise of Mass Literacy, Hardback (August 2000)» View all books by David Vincent
This important book provides a comparative study of the growth and impact of mass literacy across Europe between 1750 and 1950. The volume outlines the main features of the comparative growth of literacy, and relates them to the later growth of electronic media.
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