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Stealing first and other old-time baseball stories / Chris Williams.

Williams, Chris, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Adams County Library System.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Gettysburg Library 796.357 WILLIAMS (Text) 35740635694375 New Nonfiction Checked Out 07/02/2021
Harbaugh-Thomas Library (Biglerville) 796.357 WILLIAMS (Text) 35740635694367 New Nonfiction Available -
Trone Memorial Library (East Berlin) 796.357 WILLIAMS (Text) 35740635694383 New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620063835
  • ISBN: 1620063832
  • Physical Description: ix, 135 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Sunbury Press edition.
  • Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania : Sunbury Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 133-134).
Summary, etc.:
Whoa! You mean there actually was a player that stole first base? Yes! Catch the story about the zany guy who pulled that off in Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories. Did you know that Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson was the star of a well-regarded Hollywood movie? The full story about #42's successful stint in front of the camera is found in the pages of this book. Learn about the All-Star career of the man who Lou Gehrig displaced as Yankees first baseman, a major crisis Major League Baseball faced in 1969, and the statistical reasons why the term "The Mendoza Line" is inaccurate and unfair.Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories also includes a heart-felt salute to the major leaguers who lost their lives in war, a new look at the reasons behind the Phillies' historic late-season collapse in 1964, and an easy-to-understand essay that questions the importance of walks in a team's offensive strategy. The exciting baseball of the 1980s is fondly remembered with a tip-of-the-hate to the decade's high-achievers on terrible teams and there's also a big dose of baby-boomer nostalgia centered on a trip to one of baseball's historic ball parks.
Subject: Baseball > History.
Sports > History.
Baseball > Miscellanea.
Baseball > Anecdotes.
Baseball players > Anecdotes.
Baseball players.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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