Synopses & Reviews
A fun, easy-to-use, and totally unique visual presentation of the history of America's favorite pastime. The lavishly illustrated fourteen-foot foldout features a panel for each decade beginning in the 1860s, detailing all aspects of the game, including the rise of the Major and Negro Leagues, rule and equipment changes over time, the evolution of playing styles, the development of Little League, and the growth of the sport outside of the U.S. The Timeline History of Baseball also features panels on the World Series, the All-Star Game, the playing field, how uniforms changed, major league ballparks, Hall of Fame players, collectibles and memorabilia, and an chapter entitled "Baseball Babylon" that chronicles some of the weirder moments in the game's history. An absolute must-have for anyone who loves baseball!
About the Author
is a long-time member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) with expertise in the deadball era, the New York/San Francisco Giants, and the Pacific Coast League. He is coauthor of Deadball Stars of the National League. Jensen lives in Alexandria, Virginia.