The Everything Kids' Baseball Book: From Baseball's History to Today's Favorite Players--With Lots of Home Run Fun in Between!

The Everything Kids' Baseball Book: From Baseball's History to Today's Favorite Players--With Lots of Home Run Fun in Between!

by Greg Jacobs

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Play ball!

From the backyard to the ballpark, The Everything Kids' Baseball Book, 9th Edition captures all the action, fun, and excitement of America's favorite pastime! Sports reporter Greg Jacobs gives you all the know-how you need to bat a thousand--from learning how to keep score on a scorecard to tips on developing your fielding and hitting skills.

You'll learn all about:
  • The history of baseball
  • Your favorite American and National League teams
  • Stats and records
  • Fantasy baseball teams
  • Baseball legends and current players
  • Ballparks around the country
  • And much, much more!
With more than 30 puzzles and activities, along with baseball trivia and the rules of the game, this book delivers one grand slam after another!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440593895
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 03/12/2016
Series: Everything Kids Series
Edition description: Ninth Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 713,854
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(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

Texas Rangers 72

New York Yankees 74

Tampa Bay Rays 77

Boston Red Sox 79

Detroit Tigers 80

Chicago White Sox 82

Los Angeles Angels 82

Cleveland Indians 84

Toronto Blue Jays 85

Minnesota Twins 86

Oakland Athletics 87

Kansas City Royals 89

Baltimore Orioles 90

Seattle Mariners 92

Houston Astros 93

Chapter 5 Great Players of Today 95

Premier Pitchers 96

Top Hitters 99

Ail-Time Greats Who Are Still Playing 101

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

Ail-Time Record Holders 130

One-Season Records 132

Chapter 8 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 Majors 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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The Everything KIDS' Baseball Book: From baseball's history to today's favorite players?with lots of home run fun in between 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Madlyn More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for our seven year old grandson and he loved it -- full of tips and facts about the game he loves to play.
Bob-Unicorn More than 1 year ago
This book is about ways you can like baseball and you can find lots of facts that you did not know of baseball. It is super descriptive and you will extremely like it!!! Trust me you have read it.