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Round-Tripper??? Circuit Clout ??? Big Fly ??? Four-Bagger ??? Tater ??? Going Yard ??? Dingers No single act in sports has had as great an impact on our culture, our language, and our imagination as the Home Run . So how come we've had to wait so long for the definitive biography? Dingers tells the history of the round-tripper, from forgotten blasts of the last century to Babe Ruth to the chasing and breaking of the Babe's records to today's pumped-up tater totals. Its narrative traces the relationship among home runs, players and fans, showing how going yard has grown in importance, to the point where jacking the ball over the wall often overshadows the actual results of games. Relying on extensive archival and statistical research, Dingers splices both the lore and the numbers that baseball fans love into its main story. Sidebar essays, boxes, charts and photos lay out answers to a wide range of home run questions. Some historical: Did Ruth really call his shot in the 1932 World Series? Some statistical, often relying on new and exclusive analysis: Whose home runs made the most difference in the largest number of close pennant races? Some purely subjective conversation-starters: Who had the best nicknames, or wrotethe best stories, or sang the best songs, or had the best home run calls, inspired by home runs? Easy to read for history, browse for nuggets, or use for reference, Dingers appeals to casual fans and seamheads alike. ?? Think of it as your one-stop guide to goingdowntown.

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No single act in sports has had a greater appeal on our culture, our language, and our imagination as has the home run. Dingers! tells the story of the round-tripper, from Babe Ruth to today's pumped-up tater totals. 10 photos & illustrations. Two-color design throughout.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933060095
Author:
Keating, Peter
Publisher:
ESPN Books
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.34x6.08x.73 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from Al to l0

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