The 34 Ton Bat

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The 34 Ton Bat

Author : Steve Rushin
ISBN : 9780316200943
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 47.49 MB
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An unorthodox history of baseball told through the enthralling stories of the game's objects, equipment, and characters. No sport embraces its wild history quite like baseball, especially in memorabilia and objects. Sure, there are baseball cards and team pennants. But there are also huge balls, giant bats, peanuts, cracker jacks, eyeblack, and more, each with a backstory you have to read to believe. In The 34-Ton Bat, Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin tells the real, unvarnished story of baseball through the lens of all the things that make it the game that it is. Rushin weaves these rich stories -- from ballpark pipe organs played by malevolent organists to backed up toilets at Ebbets Field -- together in their order of importance (from most to least) for an entertaining and compulsive read, glowing with a deep passion for America's Pastime. The perfect holiday gift for casual fans and serious collectors alike, The 34-Ton Bat is a true heavy hitter.
Category: Sports & Recreation
The 34-Ton Bat
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Steve Rushin
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-15 - Publisher: Hachette UK

An unorthodox history of baseball told through the enthralling stories of the game's objects, equipment, and characters. No sport embraces its wild history quite like baseball, especially in memorabilia and objects. Sure, there are baseball cards and team pennants. But there are also huge balls, giant bats, peanuts, cracker jacks,
The Baseball Bat
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephen M. Bratkovich
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-09 - Publisher: McFarland

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Baseball Meets the Law
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Ed Edmonds, Frank G. Houdek
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-23 - Publisher: McFarland

Baseball and law have intersected since the primordial days. In 1791, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance prohibited ball playing near the town’s meeting house. Ball games on Sundays were barred by a Pennsylvania statute in 1794. In 2015, a federal court held that baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws applied to franchise
Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Stew Thornley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-15 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

From the rickety to the palatial, ballparks have grown up with and defined baseball in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some old-timers have vivid memories of cheering for Willie Mays and Roy Campanella at Nicollet and Lexington. Others marveled at a majestic Killebrew home run at the Met. Many a lucky
Sting-Ray Afternoons
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Steve Rushin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

This is a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Of brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five consecutive hours of cartoons. Of growing up in a magical era