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Baseball For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5234-2
456 pages
February 2000
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PART I: Getting Started (Before Your First At-Bat).

Chapter 1: What Is Baseball?

Chapter 2: Suiting Up: Equipment.

Chapter 3: The Rules of the Game.

PART II: Taking Your Swings — How to Play the Game.

Chapter 4: Training: Getting into Baseball Shape.

Chapter 5: Swinging the Lumber: Hitting Like a Major Leaguer.

Chapter 6: Winning the Arms Race: Pitching Like a Major Leaguer.

Chapter 7: The Third Dimension: Defense.

Chapter 8: The Science of Baserunning.

Chapter 9: Joe's Baseball Playbook.

PART III: From Little League to the Major Leagues: Organized Baseball.

Chapter 10: T-Ball to College Baseball and Everything in Between.

Chapter 11: The Minors and Other Leagues.

Chapter 12: There Are Tricks to This Game: Coaching.

Chapter 13: Men in Blue: Umpiring Like a Professional.

Chapter 14: Major League Baseball.

Chapter 15: Off-the-Field Baseball Jobs and How to Snag Them.

Chapter 16: Measuring Performance: Calculating Baseball's Statistics.

Chapter 17: Going All the Way: Postseason Play and the World Series.

PART IV: We Don't Care if We Ever Get Back: A Spectator's Guide.

Chapter 18: Following the Bouncing Baseball.

Chapter 19: Keeping Up with the Show: Baseball Online, on the Air, and on the Newsstand.

Chapter 20: Fantasy Baseball.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Joe Morgan's Top Ten Players, All-Time and Current.

Chapter 22: Joe Morgan's Top Ten Pitchers, All-Time and Current.

Chapter 23: Joe Morgan's Top Ten Fielders, All-Time and Current.

Chapter 24: Joe Morgan's Ten Negro League Legends.

Chapter 25: Ten Things to Love about Baseball.

Chapter 26: Ten Baseball Nicknames That Hit the Mark.

PART VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Baseball Speak: A Glossary.

Appendix B: Baseball Organizations.


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