The Everything Kids' Baseball Book, 10th Edition: From Baseball's History to Today's Favorite Players--with Lots of Home Run Fun in Between!

The Everything Kids' Baseball Book, 10th Edition: From Baseball's History to Today's Favorite Players--with Lots of Home Run Fun in Between!

by Greg Jacobs

Paperback(10th ed.)



“Everything you want in a kid’s book” (Associated Press) this informative and accessible guide to America’s favorite pastime covers everything from baseball’s history to today’s favorite players—with lots of home run fun in between.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507206539
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Everything Kids' Series
Edition description: 10th ed.
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Greg Jacobs is the author of the past eight editions of The Everything® Kids’ Baseball Book. Jacobs has worked as a reporter/statistician for STATS, LLC, and is the play-by-play voice for the Woodberry Forest School baseball team. He has been umpiring since 2007, and has coached baseball teams at several levels.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 Playing the Game 7

Rules of the Game 8

Developing Your Baseball Skills 9

Hitting 9

Defense 11

Baseball Fun Without a Full Team 16

Chapter 2 The History of Baseball 19

The Earliest Games 20

Baseball Through the Decades 21

Chapter 3 The National League 43

The Start of the National League 44

San Francisco Giants 45

Philadelphia Phillies 47

Colorado Rockies 48

St. Louis Cardinals 49

Miami Marlins 51

Arizona Diamondbacks 52

New York Mets 53

Atlanta Braves 56

San Diego Padres 58

Cincinnati Reds 59

Los Angeles Dodgers 61

Milwaukee Brewers 64

Pittsburgh Pirates 65

Washington Nationals 67

Chicago Cubs 68

Chapter 4 The American League 70

Kansas City Royals 72

Boston Red Sox 74

Texas Rangers 75

New York Yankees 77

Tampa Bay Rays 81

Detroit Tigers 82

Chicago White Sox 83

Los Angeles Angels 84

Cleveland Indians 85

Toronto Blue Jays 86

Minnesota Twins 87

Oakland Athletics 88

Baltimore Orioles 90

Seattle Mariners 92

Houston Astros 93

Chapter 5 Great Players of Today 95

Premier Pitchers 96

Top Hitters 99

All-Time Greats Who Are Still Playing 102

The Baseball Hall of Fame 103

Chapter 6 The World Series 107

Origins of the World Series 108

Over a Century of the World Series 109

Chapter 7 Statistics and Records 117

Individual Stats 118

Box Score 119

Player Statistics 123

The Standings 124

All-Time Record Holders 130

One-Season Records 132

Chapter 3 Keeping Score 134

Scoring Symbols 135

Other Scoring Symbols 138

Baseball Scoring Questions and Answers 140

A Portion of a Sample Scorecard 141

Chapter 9 Beyond the Major Leagues 146

Getting to the Major 147

Baseball Cards 150

Fantasy Baseball 155

Appendix A Glossary 160

Appendix B Books, Magazines, Websites, and More 166

Appendix C Puzzle Answers 169

Index 174

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