9781416912071

Hey Batta Batta Swing! The Wild Old Days of Baseball

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  • ISBN13:

    9781416912071

  • ISBN10:

    141691207X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-02-27
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Summary

T AKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE OF BASEBALL IN THIS FUNNY, FASCINATING JOURNEY FROM THE EARLIEST GAMES TO TODAY.Discover what it was like before there was a pitching mound or players had numbers on their jerseys. Learn how Babe Ruth got his nickname, why Brooklyn's team was called the Dodgers, and what Roger Clemens gave to keep his lucky number 21 when he switched teams. See what clever ways players have found to win -- even ways to cheat! Sprinkled throughout are definitions of baseball's weird and wacky vocabulary, from ameatballtoUncle Charlie.Find out which player was traded for a bag of prunes, but don't trade this book for anything! Ross MacDonald's lively pictures bring fans close to the action with plenty of mischievous fun in this free-swinging tribute to the boys of summer.

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