Synopses & Reviews
Longtime sportswriter and baseball fan Stan Fischler goes beyond the generic sports tale, recounting the funniest, most incredible stories from throughout the Great American Pastimes long history. Covering teams from across the league, Fischler details the following feats, and 95 more:
Joe DiMaggio committed a case of outfield robbery against Hank Greenberg
A spectator made a pitching change for the Dodgers
Reggie Jackson earned the nickname Mister October”
One-armed Pete Gray plays center field for the St. Louis Browns
Don Larsen pitched a perfect game against the Dodgers in the World Series
Gregg Maddux won the Cy Young Award four times in a row
So get ready to take the field with some of baseballs greatestand most hilariousplayers and coaches alike!
The terrific tome showcases Fischlers vast knowledge of the national pastime. Terse takes on 101 incredible, amazing baseball accomplishments are showcased.”
Dr. Harvey Frommer, SportsBookShelf
About the Author
is a legend of sports broadcasting who has covered baseball dating back to his first journalist job in 1955 when the Brooklyn Dodgers won their World Series. He also covered the last World Series game at Ebbets Field as well as the Mets first series at Shea. The winner of five Emmy Awards, Fischler has worked in every medium from print to TV to Twitter and has written several books on baseball and hockey.