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Weird Facts about Baseball : Strange, Wacky & Hilarious Stories
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Baseball...it is a game of statistics, but it is also a game of errors, bloopers and crazy moments. Weird Facts about Baseball is a collection of the most ridiculous, funny, and wacky moments that have happened in the history of the game: - In one of the craziest trades in baseball, Cy Young, one of the greatest pitchers of all time, was actually traded for a suit - The great Babe Ruth's big mistake--with two outs in the ninth inning of the seventh game of the World Series, he tried to steal a base against veteran pitcher Peter Alexander - The record for the most home runs in a season goes to the 1997 Seattle Mariners with 264--Ken Griffey Jr. (56), Alex Rodriguez (23), Jay Buhner (40) and Paul Sorrento (31) - In the 1970s, the average salary of a pro ball player was $25,000, and in 2008, it was in the neighborhood of $3.1 million - Ball players are a superstitious lot--Craig Biggio never washed his helmet during the season; Wade Boggs ate chicken before every game; and Vic Davalillo would pet baby chicks before each game - The 1926 New York Giants hold the record for the longest consecutive winning streak with 26 games in which they beat every National League team. Plus a bundle more stories from the lighter side of the game.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781897277287
  • ISBN-10: 1897277288
  • Publisher: Overtime Books
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Dimensions: 8.19 x 5.81 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds
  • Page Count: 216