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Baseball for dummies

£3.99

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"There may not be anyone alive who knows more about baseball than Joe Morgan." -Bob Costas, NBC Sports Broadcaster "This book has something for everybody, from longtime fans to Little Leaguers." - New York Newsday It's known as America's National Pastime. It's nicknamed "The Greatest Game Ever Invented." No question about it: baseball is a way of life for millions, whether they're watching from the bleachers or sluggers in their own right. After more than 150 years as an all-American sport, baseball lingo is even part of our everyday language. With all its history and influence, baseball is a phenomenon we should at least be able to yak about at the water cooler-even if we never set foot on the diamond. Whether you don't know the difference between a shortstop and a backstop, dabble in a bit of fantasy baseball, or need to perfect your split-fingered fastball, the second edition of this classic guide shows you the ropes. Ever wondered how great outfielders get a good jump on an incoming ball? Why the bases are 90 feet apart? Baseball For Dummies has answers to those questions, along with loads of All-Star tips on: Rules of the game Improving your hitting, pitching, and fielding Finding a team to play on, from Little League on up Coaching and umpiring effectively Getting more out of a trip to the ballpark than hotdogs and ice cream Evaluating stats, players, and records Baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe Morgan-who played with the Cincinnati Reds in two World Series championships-teams up here with sportswriter Richard Lally to coach you through everything from keeping a scorecard to hitting like a Major Leaguer. In their down-to-earth style, they cover all the bases, including: Getting in shape, from warm-ups to free weights Playing the field: batting, baserunning, pitching, and defense from catcher to shortstop Landing the best seats in the park Baseball online, on the air, and on the newsstand How to play fantasy baseball How to snag off-the-field baseball jobs All-time and current Top Ten players, pitchers, fielders, and more A glossary of "baseball speak" You'll get a baseline knowledge-and find out details and trivia even the most die-hard fans don't know. If you're looking to walk the walk, or just be able to talk the talk, step up to the plate: Baseball For Dummies delivers the goods. "Joe Morgan . is one of the most intelligent players to ever play the game." Sparky Anderson, former manager, Cincinnati Reds "This book has something for everybody, from. longtime fans to Little Leaguers." New York Newsday Praise for Joe Morgan and Baseball For Dummies ( "Joe Morgan again shows himself a rare bird: an ex-jock with savvy and the ability to communicate it." - People "This book is a grand slam." - Pete Rose Updated with new tips, insights, facts, and stats Let Joe Morgan take you out to the ballpark in this revised edition of his classic guide to the National Pastime. From how to throw a knuckleball or hit an inside pitch to how to keep a scorecard or pick a winning fantasy league team, he covers all the bases - and shows you how to get the most out of the game. Discover how to: Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding Find a team to play on, from Little League on up Coach or umpire effectively Get more out of a trip to the ballpark Evaluate stats, players, and records Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily T e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

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ISBN-10:
0764552341
ISBN-13:
9780764552342
Number of pages:
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IDG Books Worldwide

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"There may not be anyone alive who knows more about baseball than Joe Morgan." -Bob Costas, NBC Sports Broadcaster "This book has something for everybody, from longtime fans to Little Leaguers." - New York Newsday It's known as America's National Pastime. It's nicknamed "The Greatest Game Ever Invented." No question about it: baseball is a way of life for millions, whether they're watching from the bleachers or sluggers in their own right. After more than 150 years as an all-American sport, baseball lingo is even part of our everyday language. With all its history and influence, baseball is a phenomenon we should at least be able to yak about at the water cooler-even if we never set foot on the diamond. Whether you don't know the difference between a shortstop and a backstop, dabble in a bit of fantasy baseball, or need to perfect your split-fingered fastball, the second edition of this classic guide shows you the ropes. Ever wondered how great outfielders get a good jump on an incoming ball? Why the bases are 90 feet apart? Baseball For Dummies has answers to those questions, along with loads of All-Star tips on: Rules of the game Improving your hitting, pitching, and fielding Finding a team to play on, from Little League on up Coaching and umpiring effectively Getting more out of a trip to the ballpark than hotdogs and ice cream Evaluating stats, players, and records Baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe Morgan-who played with the Cincinnati Reds in two World Series championships-teams up here with sportswriter Richard Lally to coach you through everything from keeping a scorecard to hitting like a Major Leaguer. In their down-to-earth style, they cover all the bases, including: Getting in shape, from warm-ups to free weights Playing the field: batting, baserunning, pitching, and defense from catcher to shortstop Landing the best seats in the park Baseball online, on the air, and on the newsstand How to play fantasy baseball How to snag off-the-field baseball jobs All-time and current Top Ten players, pitchers, fielders, and more A glossary of "baseball speak" You'll get a baseline knowledge-and find out details and trivia even the most die-hard fans don't know. If you're looking to walk the walk, or just be able to talk the talk, step up to the plate: Baseball For Dummies delivers the goods. "Joe Morgan . is one of the most intelligent players to ever play the game." Sparky Anderson, former manager, Cincinnati Reds "This book has something for everybody, from. longtime fans to Little Leaguers." New York Newsday Praise for Joe Morgan and Baseball For Dummies ( "Joe Morgan again shows himself a rare bird: an ex-jock with savvy and the ability to communicate it." - People "This book is a grand slam." - Pete Rose Updated with new tips, insights, facts, and stats Let Joe Morgan take you out to the ballpark in this revised edition of his classic guide to the National Pastime. From how to throw a knuckleball or hit an inside pitch to how to keep a scorecard or pick a winning fantasy league team, he covers all the bases - and shows you how to get the most out of the game. Discover how to: Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding Find a team to play on, from Little League on up Coach or umpire effectively Get more out of a trip to the ballpark Evaluate stats, players, and records Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily T e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0764552341
ISBN-13:
9780764552342
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
IDG Books Worldwide

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