Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories

Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories
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Whoa! You mean there actually was a player that stole first base? Yes! Catch the story about the zany guy who pulled that off in Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories. Did you know that Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson was the star of a well-regarded Hollywood movie? The full story about #42’s successful stint in front of the camera is found in the pages of this book. Learn about the All-Star career of the man who Lou Gehrig displaced as Yankees first baseman, a major crisis Major League Baseball faced in 1969, and the statistical reasons why the term “The Mendoza Line” is inaccurate and unfair.

Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories also includes a heart-felt salute to the major leaguers who lost their lives in war, a new look at the reasons behind the Phillies’ historic late-season collapse in 1964, and an easy-to-understand essay that questions the importance of walks in a team’s offensive strategy. The exciting baseball of the 1980s is fondly remembered with a tip-of-the-hate to the decade’s high-achievers on terrible teams and there’s also a big dose of baby-boomer nostalgia centered on a trip to one of baseball’s historic ball parks.

And that’s not all! Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories is loaded with intelligent and fun diamond stories that both stats wonks and the casual fan will enjoy.

About the Author: 

Chris Williams is a veteran freelance writer with short stories, feature articles and several books to his credit including a volume of historical baseball essays published in 2017. He is also a regular contributor to the Baseball Almanac website and is a member of the Central Pennsylvania chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research. When Chris isn’t laboring at the keyboard, he trains dogs as a certified Pet Trainer. A life-long Phillies fan, Chris lives in York County, PA with his wife Sue. 

by Chris Williams
Trade Paperback - 5.5 x 8.5 x 1
146 Pages
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Statistics
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Essays & Writings
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