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The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract by Bill James 0684806975 9780684806976
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In 1985, when Bill James, by then already baseballs Sultan of Stats (The Boston Globe) and author of a bestselling annual compendium entitled The Baseball Abstract, wrote a 700-page book entitled The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, he produced an immediate classic. Lawrence Ritter, author of The Glory of Their Times, called it one of the three greatest baseball books ever written. Jonathan Yardley of The Washington Post wrote, My own shelf of genuinely first-rate baseball books is very small, but a place will have to be found on it for this one. <P> Its back. <P> The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, like the original, is really several books in one. The Game is a history of baseball, decade by decade, from the 1880s through the 1990s. For each decade, the New Abstract offers a bulleted summary incorporating the obvious -- highest batting average, best won-lost record by team -- and the eccentric. Included in the latter are such categories as Heaviest Player (for the 1930s: Jumbo Brown, a 64 295-lb. pitcher), Most Admirable Superstar (for the 1960s: Roberto Clemente), Worst-Hitting Pitcher, B

Author: Bill James

Language: English

Edition: First Printing

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 1008

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 2001-10-30

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