The Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball

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An ultimate fan's guide is organized by year and lists all-time batting and pitching achievements, each player's season and lifetime statistics, profiles of each World Series, no-hitters, and famous events.

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Statistics are to baseball as nails are to carpentry: they define, inform, and hold the game together. When the teams fly south for spring training, fans, eager to sort through and argue over the numbers, flock to the sports shelves for the statistics. The Sports Encyclopedia has what baseball aficionados want. From 1901 through 1997, the reference supplies updated and revised lifetime numbers for every player, plus seasonal summaries of each team's performance. In addition, there are details of every playoff and World Series game ever played, profiles of every no-hitter since 1901, updated stats on RBIs, on-base percentages, and fielding, plus classic baseball legends and intriguing trivia. As salaries and sports politics get murky, it's refreshing to surround yourself with pages and pages of solid, quantitative information.

From the Publisher:

"A must for every baseball fan...A superb reference book." --The Sporting News

"It wouldn't be a baseball season without an updated version of The Sports Encyclopedia." --Tampa Tribune & Times

"The only encyclopedia with complete, annual updated editions featuring yearly playoffs and World Series recaps." --USA Today

"Year in and year out, The indispensable reference." --Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer

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