Cover image for The baseball fanbook / Gary Gramling ; design by Beth Bugler.
Title:
The baseball fanbook / Gary Gramling ; design by Beth Bugler.
Title Variants:
Sports illustrated kids

Baseball fan book
ISBN:
9781683300694
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Everything you need to become a hardball know-it-all: lingo, trivia, stats, skills"--Cover.
Contents:
Know these numbers -- Obscure facts -- Skills to master -- Run a team -- He reminds me of... -- Team tidbits -- Talk the talk.
Abstract:
"This new fanbook is filled with fun trivia, unique lingo, and illustrated behind-the-skills how-to's. Chapters include Team Tidbits (salient baseball facts about every MLB team), Think Like a Manager (essential strategies to understand), He Reminds Me Of (compares current players to legendary greats of America's favorite pastime), and much more!"--Amazon website.
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1 Bob Harkins Branch 796.3570973 GRA Book Junior Collection
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Summary

Everything You Need to Become a Hardball Know-It-All
The next book in the Fanbook series from Sports Illustrated Kids , The Baseball Fanbook has all the nerdy-cool insider knowledge that fans ready for next-level, in-depth stats need to know to impress their friends, family, coaches, and any season ticket holders they may meet. Tailor-made for baseball fanatics ages 8 and up who know the basics of the sport they love, may play it, and are looking to become super fans, this new fanbook is filled with fun trivia, unique lingo, and illustrated behind-the-skills how-to's. Chapters include Team Tidbits (salient baseball facts about every MLB team), Think Like a Manager (essential strategies to understand), He Reminds Me Of (compares current players to legendary greats of America's favorite pastime), and much more!


Author Notes

Gary Gramling is an editor and writer at Sports Illustrated Kids connecting with readers through their passion for sports. Gramling is the author of The Football Fanbook and also a senior editor at Sports Illustrated's The MMQB with Peter King. He lives in Stratford, CT with his wife, two children, and two big TVs for watching baseball--among other sports.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Gramling offers a nostalgia-filled guide for baseball fans: the pages themselves are designed to look like those of a weathered and dog-eared almanac for devoted collectors of baseball cards, stats, and memorabilia. Chapters focus on topics such as record-breaking baseball players, obscure facts ("baseball's first umpires wore coats with tails and top hats"), and skills to master, which include breaking in a baseball glove, sliding into base, and dressing up a hot dog with toppings. There's a chapter on baseball lingo, one that compares today's players to those from the past, and a section titled "Think like a Manager," which provides an insider's look at running a baseball team. Gramling offers an array of player stats, facts, and practical info, spiced up with humor and a big-hearted affection for the game. Ages 8-up. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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