Synopses & Reviews
Everyone knows that the New York Yankees have made more Fall Classic appearances than any team in baseball. What team who made the World Series has the highest percentage of wins? Ted Williams was the last player to hit .400, but who was the last before the Splendid Splinter? Greg Maddux is the best precision pitcher in baseball today. Is he the greatest control artist ever? The answers to such questions are in this book. The author ranks the performance of players, managers, umpires and teams, using a variety of statistical categories and drawing from records that date as far back as the inception of the National League in 1876. The lists cover career, single-season and single-game leaders in regular-season, World Series and All-Star game play, in categories as common as home runs, batting average and pitching victories and as uncommon as inside-the-park homers, pitchers batting averages, steals of home, oldest rookies and most lopsided World Series games.