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The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia: Baseball Stuff You Never Needed to Know and Can Certainly Live Without

The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia: Baseball Stuff You Never Needed to Know and Can Certainly Live Without

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By (author) Robert Schnakenberg

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  • Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
  • Format: Paperback | 282 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 25mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN 10: 1600783317
  • ISBN 13: 9781600783319
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 1,405,493

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When was the eephus pitch invented? How big was Oscar Gamble's afro? What big-league players have appeared on The Simpsons? For years, baseball fans have searched for answers to these and other questions about the most bizarre and colorful aspects of the game's history. Until no, they've had few places to turn, but now the wait is over. The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia is the intelligent fan's one-stop guide to the "secret history" of baseball

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Robert Schnakenberg is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the author of numerous books of irreverent nonfiction, including Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults, The Encyclopedia Shaternica, Old Man Drinks, and Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.