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By James Buckley

The main depended on nonfiction sequence out there, Eyewitness Books supply an in-depth, entire examine their topics with a distinct integration of phrases and photographs. With info on every little thing from bats and balls to nice gamers and global sequence video games, this thoroughly revised version of Eyewitness: Baseball comprises all-new spreads at the minor leagues, collage baseball, and extra.

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In later years, as the importance of€his career became more€apparent, Robinson€memorabilia became popular among collectors. New items were produced in 1997 for the fiftieth anniversary of his historic first season. Shown in pregame warm-up gear Signature printed on card 36 As printing technologies have evolved, card designs have gotten wilder. Today’s cards often include embossing, gold leaf lettering, holograms, dayÂ� glo inks, or sparkling paper. This Topps card of Kirby Puckett, who was one of baseball’s most popular players€until an eye ailment forced him to retire in 1995, shows another modern trend: special sets.

Here Detroit’s Bobby Higginson€has raced to the wall in center, timed his jump just right, and stretched out to catch the ball before it reaches the seats. Batting Stan Musial used his odd batting style to total 3,630 hits, fourth all-time. Mark mcgwire said it for all players: Hitting a baseball is the single most difficult feat in sports. The greatest hitters—or batters, the terms are interchangeable—succeed only about three times out of ten. A basketball player with that success rate would be out of a job; a field-goal kicker wouldn’t make the football team.

Base anchored to ground Hands reach for base. Back foot on base THE MAN OF STEALS Rickey Henderson is shown here demonstrating a headfirst slide (the technique is also shown by Kerry Robinson on the cover; note how he reaches for the bag with his fingers up to avoid jamming them). Henderson€is baseball’s all-time leader in stolen bases, with a career total of€more than 1,400 (more than 500 more than Lou Brock in second place). Henderson led the American League in steals 12 times, and in 1982 he set the single-season record with 130 while with Oakland.

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