The Baseball

Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

Hample, Zack

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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.nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; 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? nbsp; 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.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c2011
ISBN: 030747545X
Branch Call Number: 796.3570973 H229b 2011
Characteristics: ix, 356 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm


From Library Staff

Hample has put together an enjoyable book full of trivia and lore surrounding that essential piece of cork, rubber, and leather with 108 stitches. For fans and non-fans alike, a very accessible little nugget.

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