Baseball's All-Star Game Reference Guide 1933-2007

Baseball's All-Star Game Reference Guide 1933-2007 : 78 Games in 74 Years

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There are All-Star games and then there are All-Star games. But there are none like this All-Star game....Get to know its many names .All seventy-eight games are recounted in descriptive play-by-plays with uniquely crafted box scores .Select from the roster section your favorite player or star or Hall of Famer to learn how they performed on the second biggest baseball stage .Check out the record section to discover who set or tied a wide range of pitching and hitting milestones .Note the subtle changes in how the game was played back in the day and how it is played today .Peruse the list of all 168 home run hitters and their victims .Veterans fade away and rookies blend into a game that was at first exclusive for one color and now welcomes international line-ups .Ballparks come and go or change names; one team changed leagues .Note the players who have won the MVP award more than once .Compare the movement of players from team to team and from league to league before and after free agency; managers move around, too .Read the exploits of the players you know and the players you don't know .The play-by-play puts your imagination between the white lines-pitching, hitting, fielding, and strategizing; imagine being there .Notice how each league has had winning and losing streaks in at least eight games over seventy-four years .Review the 2004 contest that became the reason baseball's Mid-Summer Classic has a direct impact on baseball's Fall Classic-the only sport that ties an exhibition game to a championship Players are the heart of this book, a chronicle for historians as well as fans.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 27.94mm | 1,111.3g
  • Wheatmark
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1587367408
  • 9781587367403