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The Baseball

Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

Hample, Zack, 1977-

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Baseball
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The holy grail, the fountain of youth, the golden fleece, and the baseball: rarely do objects inspire such madness. The Baseball is a salute to the ball, filled with insider trivia, anecdotes, and generations of ball-induced insanity.

Which Hall of Famer once caught a ball dropped from an airplane?
Why do balls get stamped with invisible ink?
What’s the best ticket to buy for catching a foul ball?
Which part of the ball once came from dog food companies?
How could a 10,000-year-old glacier help a pitcher grip the ball?

In this enlightening, entertaining, and often wildly funny book, Zack Hample shares ballpark legends and lore, details the evolution of the ball, and offers up his secret methods for snagging your own from major league games.

Baker & Taylor
Examines the history of the baseball, including how it is made and the reasons behind fans' quest to own a ball, and offer tips on how to catch one at a major league park.

Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling author of Watching Baseball Smarter shares historical and modern stories about the ball at the center of America's favorite pastime while tracing the baseball's evolution from a string-wrapped walnut to today's invisible ink-stamped ball. Original.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780307475459
030747545X
Branch Call Number: 796.357 H
Characteristics: ix, 356 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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