Baseball For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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 Current Players and His All-Time All-Star Team.
Chapter 22: Joe Morgan’s Top Ten Current Pitchers.
Chapter 23: Joe Morgan’s Top Ten Current Fielders.
Chapter 24: Joe Morgan’s Top Ten Current Relievers.
Chapter 25: Joe Morgan’s Ten Negro League Legends.
Chapter 26: Ten Things to Love about Baseball.
Chapter 27: Ten Baseball Nicknames That Hit the Mark.
Chapter 28: Joe Morgan’s Top Ten Future Stars.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Baseball Speak: A Glossary.
Appendix B: Baseball Organizations.