100 Years of Who's Who in Baseball

100 Years of Who's Who in Baseball

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In celebration of the 100th issue of Who's Who in Baseball--one of the game's most venerable publications--comes a century's worth of the annual's iconic covers, insightful breakdowns of the players featured on those covers, and informative accounts of the baseball history tied to each year's issue. 100 Years of Who's Who in Baseball is a colorful, must-have book of baseball nostalgia for fans of the American Pastime. The start of the baseball season brings with it a host of annual traditions and reminders, and one of the most beloved--the annual Who's Who in Baseball--arrives on newsstands across the country every Spring Training. The 2015 season marks 100 years of Who's Who delivering year-by-year stats to generations of baseball fans to quickly and easily track a player's performance from the minors to the majors. And while Who's Who is trusted as an authoritative source of baseball statistics and has been used by generations of club executives, broadcasters, journalists, and fans--it's the publication's cover subject that each year generates as much hot-stove speculation and buzz as off-season rumors of trades, firings, and pitching rotations. In partnership with Who's Who in Baseball, this celebratory book features each of the annual's 100 iconic covers in full color along with an account of why the player rated the cover and what was going on in baseball at the time. From baseball's deadball era to the dawn of "replay review," this collection offers a gorgeously illustrated history of the game.
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: © 2015
ISBN: 9781493010158
1493010158
Branch Call Number: 796.357 W6281o
Characteristics: xi, 202 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Lyons, Douglas B.

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