Baseball's Biggest Bloopers: The Games That Got Away

Baseball's Biggest Bloopers: The Games That Got Away

by Dan Gutman


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A collection of baseball quotes and bloopers recounts the story of the 1912 dropped fly ball, Bill Buckner's bungling of an easy grounder in the 1986 World Series, and the most famous mistake in baseball history.

Some ball players are remembered for their home runs and great plays--but imagine being famous for blowing the game. Offering play-by-play descriptions of the games, historical trivia, and lifetime statistics of key players, this book shows how life goes on even after the worst moments--and how a little mistake can sometimes make a very big difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140376159
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 634,692
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dan Gutman has written numerous books for children including the Genius Files series, Baseball Card Adventures series, Baseball’s Biggest Bloopers and The Kid Who Ran for President. He lives in New York City. 

Table of Contents

Part IThe Four Most Dramatic Mistakes in Baseball History
1.The Merkle "Bonehead" Play2
2.The Snodgrass Muff18
3.The Owen Dropped Third Strike34
4.The Buckner Boot48
Part IIOther Legendary Bloops and Blunders
5.Heinie Zimmerman's Dash to the Plate68
6.Hank Gowdy Steps in It78
7.Hack Wilson: Out in the Sun Too Long88
8.Umpire Goats100
9.Herb Washington: Designated Pick-off Victim112
10.Curt Flood: It Must Be Up There Somewhere122
11.Lonnie Smith: Faked Out of the World Series132
12.Babe Herman: Rush Hour on the Basepaths142
Want to Read More About These Stories?153

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