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The Resource Baseballogy : supercool facts you never knew, written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

Baseballogy : supercool facts you never knew, written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

Label
Baseballogy : supercool facts you never knew
Title
Baseballogy
Title remainder
supercool facts you never knew
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Often referred to as "America's National Pastime," and "The Greatest Sport on Earth," baseball has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of people. Behind the game lies a wealth of science, folklore, mathematics, psychology -- and a very colorful past. Whether they are die-hard fans or casual spectators, readers will be captivated by this collection of fascinating, little-known facts. For example did you know that the yarn in a single baseball is long enough to reach from the street to nearly the top of the Empire State Building or that in the old days playoff tickets were sold for people to stand in the outfield: fans might move to help the home team but not budge an inch for opposing players. With lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, charts, and graphs, Baseballogy explores such diverse topics as the materials used to make the balls (including fish eyes, once used for the core!), freak injuries (one player was stabbed by a bat!), and the chances of making it to "the show" (1 in about 14,000 baseball-playing kids will get to the big leagues). For real baseball aficionados, there's a section on the physics of hitting the ball, a look at some long-standing records they might not have known about, and explanations of the numbers on baseball cards, play-by-plays, and even the players' shirts. A Baseball Trivia Quiz at the end of the book lets kids test their knowledge with questions like, "What is a 'walk-off' home run?" and "What are the seven ways a hitter can make it to first base?" Entertaining, informative, and highly visual, Baseballogy is the perfect sports book for all kids -- especially reluctant boy readers
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sylvester, Kevin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Baseball
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Baseballogy : supercool facts you never knew, written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
cap14905900
Extent
72 p.
Isbn
9781554517077
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
Baseballogy : supercool facts you never knew, written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
cap14905900
Extent
72 p.
Isbn
9781554517077
Other physical details
col. ill.

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