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by Richard Lally,Joe Morgan




"There may not be anyone alive who knows more about baseball than Joe Morgan." — Bob Costas, NBC Sports Broadcaster "Baseball For Dummies brings out the kid in every reader. A terrific book for people of all ages." — Fred Opper, Hall of Fame Baseball Player and Coach, Fordham University "Joe Morgan knows baseball. In fact, he was one of the most intelligent players to ever play the game." — Sparky Anderson, Three-time World Series-Winning Manager

More than 100 Illustrations & Play Diagrams

Don't Let the Game Throw You a Curve! One of baseball's greatest players takes you out to the ballpark and onto the field with clear explanations and illustrations, and grand-slam advice for getting the most out of this favorite international pastime. From pitching and hitting to the bull pen and batter's box — Baseball For Dummies® has all the bases covered! Before the Peanuts and Cracker Jacks…

Become stat savvy — calculate batting and pitching performance Decipher all of the baseball jargon used on and off the field Assemble a killer fantasy team with tips for picking the right players Stay at the top of your game with expert advice on conditioning and exercise Polish your hitting, fielding, pitching, and baserunning skills Get expert advice from star players on how to play each position Play it safe — suit up yourself or your team with the right gear Discover the coaching dos and don'ts to keep your team motivated Tip your hat to the greatest players then and now — from Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds
Download Baseball For Dummies epub
ISBN: 0764550853
ISBN13: 978-0764550850
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Coaching
Author: Richard Lally,Joe Morgan
Language: English
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (March 11, 1998)
Pages: 432 pages
ePUB size: 1772 kb
FB2 size: 1400 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 937
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Vital Beast
This book is fun to read and very well written. However, it seemed to try too hard to suit all audiences. The danger in that, of course, is that it doesn't do a great job for any one type of reader. I got this book for the basic baseball knowledge it contains--I recently got "hooked" on baseball, and wanted to know more about the rules, how to keep score, how statistics are computed and what they mean. And there is some of that in this book. However, a great deal more of the book is aimed at little leaguers--how to pick out equipment, how to practice, and so on. Then there are the sections on great players. I think the readers who pick up this book are going to want more in-depth information on the particular area they are interested in. So, this book may be your first book on baseball, but it won't be your last! Just whets the appetite, so to speak.
The book tries to do too much, and would have better served the reader by concentrating on one area. Nonetheless, Joe Morgan comes across as very knowledgeable and a great guy!
Fato
As stated by others, this tries to be everything to everybody, and as a result I think few are satisfied.

I wanted information to appreciate the game as a fan - in addition to a good discussion of rules, I really wanted to understand tactics and strategy so that I can understand some of the subtleties going on on the field. The discussion of rules is decent (starting with the most basic - like which direction to run around the bases), but it still misses some rules altogether.

Too much of the book is spent instructing the reader how to play each position, or how to organize a team - nothing wrong with that, but it's a different book altogether.
Daigami
I was very disappointed in this book. Usually Dummies books give a great overview of a particular topic (Football for Dummies is excellent). As other reviewers have said, this book leaves out the basics of the game. Instead it gives specific details for playing the game such as how to place your feet when preparing to steal a base. However, it does not give any detail of what situations base stealing is used, what the pitcher and rest of the defense do to prevent it, how the manager gives direction to the runner to steal through the use of signs, etc. I expect Dummies books to cover the basics and explain things in easy to follow terms. This book does neither.

I guess if you're looking for a how-to-play-baseball book this has a few decent tips, but if you're a novice fan (dummy)hoping to gain insight into the workings of the game, this isn't the book for you.
Madis
I was hoping to get a primer on baseball that would help me to see and evaluate more of what was happening as I follow my team from my seat in the stands. What I got was mostly blah. Not up to the usual Dummies books, or perhaps I had too much background and I was looking for something more advanced? (I doubt THAT!) There is a decent glossary in the back and a page on keeping score and a chapter on the advantages and disadvantages of several Major League ballparks, but the rest was supremely forgettable to me. Your PYA (Page Yowza Average) may vary.
Trash Obsession
excellent book for beginners
Quashant
I am a mom of boys that play baseball. I understand some of the basics but I didn't know more than that and my husband was getting annoyed with all of my questions! This book is an easy read for all of us. My son's learned a lot about common plays and I think some things that coaches just assume they already knew. I now have a better understanding of what I am watching and my husband can enjoy the games he watches without all my yammering!
Cia
Great book! Bought it for my 10yr old son and he loves it. For adults with baseball knowledge this might be too basic, but for beginners at all ages this will be a good book to read and learn. I even picked up some tips and things I didn't know and I've been playing ball all my life. A must have for parent coaches for little league.
While it says it is for Dummies, I think it might be more accurate to say it is for new players. I wish I had read it 60 years ago. I coulda been a contender. Anyway, I enjoyed it and have passed it on to my grandson who is at an age where it will be a good resource (his Dad is a coach and I suspect will also be reading it).