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Clearing the Bases: The Greatest Baseball Debates of the Last Century

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Who was better, Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays? At their peak, who was more valuable, Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams? If Lefty Grove, Sandy Koufax, and Roger Clemens had pitched at the same time against the same hitters, who would have won the most games? If Jackie Robinson had been white, would he be deserving of the Hall of Fame? Who was the greatest all-around player of the last century?
 
Clearing the Bases is the first book to tackle these and many other of baseballs most intriguing questions and offer hard, sensible answers—answers based on exhaustive research and analysis. Sports journalist Allen Barra, whose weekly sports column “By the Numbers” attracted millions of fans and whose outspoken opinions are discussed regularly on National Public Radio, takes on baseballs toughest arguments. Using stats and methods he himself has developed, Barra takes you to the heart of baseball's ultimate question—“Who's the best?”—in this, the ultimate baseball debate book, one guaranteed to spark thousands of heated discussions and to supply the fuel for thousands more.

About the Author

Allen Barra is a sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice, and the New York Sun and is the author of several books, including The Last Coach: A Life of Paul “Bear” Bryant and Big Play: Barra on Football.
 
Bob Costas is a sportscaster for the NBC network.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803217638
Publisher:
Bison Books
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Foreword by:
Costas, Bob
Foreword:
Costas, Bob
Author:
Barra, Allen
Author:
Costas, Bob
Subject:
Baseball - Statistics
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Baseball players -- Rating of -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
78 tables
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.75 lb

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