By Bert Randolph Sugar, Stuart Shea, Ken Samelson
A lovely and far-flung compilation of stats, figures, and little-known nuggets approximately our nationwide hobby An addictive learn, absolute to spark dialog at any place baseball is spoken, The Baseball Maniac's Almanac is an element reference, half minutiae, half mind teaser--and the absolute maximum, most unique and thorough compendium of baseball stats and proof ever compiled-- all verfied for accuracy through the Baseball corridor of status. popular sportswriter Bert Sugar, together with his trademark tough-guy swagger, offers millions of attention-grabbing lists, tables, information, and stimulating proof approximately: person avid gamers and groups Managers • participant kinfolk The corridor of repute Annual awards the area sequence All-Star video games an inventory of the best-ever statistical leaders for all the entire significant league groups PLUS: a very unforgettable "miscellany" part solutions such mind-boggling questions as, "Which major-leaguers have palindromic surnames?" and "Which avid gamers born below each one zodiac signal have hit the main profession domestic runs?"
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But as decade after decade of fact gathering continued and categories (like stolen bases, strikeouts, and ERAs) were constantly added to the growing body of statistics, there still remained several shadowy areas. Case in point: when Bob Feller struck out 348 batters in 1946, his feat was hailed for having surpassed that of the original copyright owner, Rube Waddell, who had been credited with striking out 343 back in 1904. A controversy soon arose over Waddell’s actual number of Ks, many contending that Waddell’s actual number was 349, not 343.
Tommy Davis, Balt. Ichiro Suzuki, Sea. Bret Boone, Sea. Ty Cobb, Det. George Sisler, St. L. George Sisler, St. L. Ty Cobb, Det. Nap Lajoie, Cleve. Ty Cobb, Det. George Sisler, St. L. Eddie Collins, Chi. Heinie Manush, St. L. Y. Wade Boggs, Bost. Y. Y. Wally Moses, Chi. Rod Carew, Minn. Ron LeFlore, Det. Al Simmons, Phila. Sam Rice, Wash. Darin Erstad, Ana. C. Stan Musial, St. L. Dixie Walker, Bklyn. Stan Musial, St. L. Tommy Holmes, Bost. Rogers Hornsby, St.
Thanks to Myrtle Powers, the lot of us who had spent our wasted hours memorizing baseball statistics and concocting questions— not yet called trivia back in those days—were no longer merely figure filberts. ” So too did baseball. ” For that was the decade when Bob Davids, together with a fusion of like-minded souls, founded the Society for American Preface Baseball Research (SABR); rotisserie or fantasy baseball began; ESPN and its 24-7 stats first came on the air; and Bill James, “the Guru of Stats,” issued his first small pamphlet, which proved that the curriculum of baseball and its attendant statistics was a wide one indeed.