Synopses & Reviews
This smart and funny fan s guide to baseball explains the ins and outs of pitching, hitting, running, and fielding, while offering insider trivia and anecdotes that will appeal to anyone whether you're a major league couch potato, life-long season ticket-holder, or a beginner.
What is the difference between a slider and a curveball?
At which stadium did The Wave first make an appearance?
How do some hitters use iPods to improve their skills?
Which positions are never played by lefties?
Why do some players urinate on their hands?
Combining the narrative voice and attitude of Michael Lewis with the compulsive brilliance of Schott s Miscellany, Watching Baseball Smarter will increase your understanding and enjoyment of the sport no matter what your level of expertise.
Features an glossary of baseball slang, an appendix of important baseball stats, and an appendix of uniform numbers."
About the Author
Zack Hample has caught roughly 3,000 baseballs from 41 Major League stadiums. His first book, How to Snag Major League Baseballs
, was published in 1999. Since then, he has been interviewed hundreds of times for print, radio, and television. He currently writes for minorleaguebaseball.com, and has a popular blog, The Baseball Collector, chronicling his obsession.