The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Baseball The author of the bestselling "Watching Baseball Smarter" is back with an irreverent, hilarious look at the center of the game: the baseball itself.
- Published: 15 August 2011
- Format: Paperback 356 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307475459 ISBN 10: 030747545X
- Sales rank: 583,916
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Full description for The Baseball
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.