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Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups: A Complete Guide to the Best, Worst, and Most Memorable Players to Ever Grace the Major Leagues

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You love to argue about the game and its players, delving into baseball history and lore in search of support for your points of view. You'll find plenty of food for thought — and argument! — in Rob Neyer's andlt;Iandgt;Big Book of Baseball Lineups.andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; and#149; All-time Red Sox starting pitcher — Pedro or the Rocket?andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Gold Glovers — who andlt;Iandgt;lookedandlt;/Iandgt; like one, who andlt;Iandgt;wasandlt;/Iandgt; one, and who andlt;Iandgt;oughtandlt;/Iandgt; to have been one?andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Lopsided trades that'll sting forever, and phenoms who seemed so realandlt;BRandgt; and#149; Classic nicknames — from "Charlie Hustle" to "Big Hurt" to "The Mad Hungarian" andlt;BRandgt; Neyer presents a series of lineups for each franchise — from the All-Time and the All-Rookie to the All-Bust and the Traded Away. In notes, sidebars, and essays, he explores the careers of players both famous and obscure. The book includes information on all thirty current teams, as well as a special section covering legendary clubs like the Brooklyn Dodgers and Washington Senators. Neyer's andlt;Iandgt;Big Bookandlt;/Iandgt; is an unparalleled reference for settling the debates that arise every day in the lives of baseball fans.

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ESPN.com baseball columnist Rob Neyer, the co-author of "Baseball Dynasties," presents a guide to the worst decisions and the stupidest moments in baseball history. 25 b/w photos.

Synopsis:

Looking at every position on every major-league team, the ESPN.com baseball columnist presents a series of lineups for each franchise and explores the careers of players both famous and obscure. 25 photos.

Synopsis:

You love to argue about the game and its players, delving into baseball history and lore in search of support for your points of view. You'll find plenty of food for thought — and argument! — in Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups.

• All-time Red Sox starting pitcher — Pedro or the Rocket?
• Gold Glovers — who looked like one, who was one, and who ought to have been one?
• Lopsided trades that'll sting forever, and phenoms who seemed so real
• Classic nicknames — from "Charlie Hustle" to "Big Hurt" to "The Mad Hungarian"

Neyer presents a series of lineups for each franchise — from the All-Time and the All-Rookie to the All-Bust and the Traded Away. In notes, sidebars, and essays, he explores the careers of players both famous and obscure. The book includes information on all thirty current teams, as well as a special section covering legendary clubs like the Brooklyn Dodgers and Washington Senators. Neyer's Big Book is an unparalleled reference for settling the debates that arise every day in the lives of baseball fans.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Part One: Today's Thirty

Anaheim Angels

Arizona Diamondbacks

Atlanta Braves

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox

Chicago Cubs

Chicago White Sox

Cincinnati Reds

Cleveland Indians

Colorado Rockies

Detroit Tigers

Florida Marlins

Houston Astros

Kansas City Royals

Los Angeles Dodgers

Milwaukee Brewers

Minnesota Twins

Montreal Expos

New York Mets

New York Yankees

Oakland Athletics

Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals

San Diego Padres

San Francisco Giants

Seattle Mariners

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Texas Rangers

Toronto Blue Jays

Part Two: Yesterday's Six

Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics

Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves

St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles

Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers

New York/San Francisco Giants

Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins

Appendix: Year-by-year lineups

Appendix

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743241748
Author:
Neyer, Rob
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball teams
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Baseball players -- Rating of -- United States.
Subject:
Baseball teams -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
209.
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
lineup charts and 20-25 b/w photos t/o
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 21.84 oz

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"Synopsis" by , ESPN.com baseball columnist Rob Neyer, the co-author of "Baseball Dynasties," presents a guide to the worst decisions and the stupidest moments in baseball history. 25 b/w photos.
"Synopsis" by , Looking at every position on every major-league team, the ESPN.com baseball columnist presents a series of lineups for each franchise and explores the careers of players both famous and obscure. 25 photos.
"Synopsis" by , You love to argue about the game and its players, delving into baseball history and lore in search of support for your points of view. You'll find plenty of food for thought — and argument! — in Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups.

• All-time Red Sox starting pitcher — Pedro or the Rocket?
• Gold Glovers — who looked like one, who was one, and who ought to have been one?
• Lopsided trades that'll sting forever, and phenoms who seemed so real
• Classic nicknames — from "Charlie Hustle" to "Big Hurt" to "The Mad Hungarian"

Neyer presents a series of lineups for each franchise — from the All-Time and the All-Rookie to the All-Bust and the Traded Away. In notes, sidebars, and essays, he explores the careers of players both famous and obscure. The book includes information on all thirty current teams, as well as a special section covering legendary clubs like the Brooklyn Dodgers and Washington Senators. Neyer's Big Book is an unparalleled reference for settling the debates that arise every day in the lives of baseball fans.

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