Synopses & Reviews
From splitters to spitters; from a frozen rope to the suicide squeeze; from extra innings to no hitters, baseball is truly a great game. But nothing hypes up a crowd like a home run, a round tripper, a big bomb . . . the long ball! Hitting the ball out of the park is one of the greatest feats in baseball, and doing so in the clutch can make an average player a hero overnight.
In Dingers, authors Joshua Shifrin and Tom Shea break down the 101 most memorable home runs in baseball history, telling their stories and how they affected the game of baseball. Whether its The Shot Heard Round the World” or Hank Aarons 715th blast, readers will get an inside scoop on some of the most famous moments that now live in baseball lore.
Whether you were there when Reggie Jackson hit three-straight home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, watched Joe Carters 1993 World Series-winning home run live, or have seen highlights from Bill Mazeroskis memorable shot in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, Dingers is for baseball fans young and old. Relive the moments you cherish to the ones youve only heard tales about.
About the Author
is a professor of psychology, licensed psychologist, writer, and an avid sports fan. He has previously written five books, including From the Links: Golfs Most Memorable Moments
and 101 Incredible Moments in Tennis
. Shifrin resides in West Caldwell, New Jersey, with his wife and two sons.
Tommy Shea was a reporter for the Springfield Republican for forty years, including six years covering the Boston Red Sox. His work has appeared in Baseball America, New England Monthly, and USA Today. In 2003, Shea received the New England Associated Press News Executive Award for best local New England column.