A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball: The Game on the Field - A Game of Inches (Hardback)
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A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball: The Game on the Field - A Game of Inches (Hardback)

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Hardback 560 Pages / Published: 23/03/2006
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Impeccably researched and engagingly written, this treasure trove will surprise, delight, and educate even the most knowledgeable fan by dispelling cherished myths and revealing the source of many of baseball's features that we now take for granted. Its scope is encyclopedic, with nearly a thousand entries. "Splendidly entertaining and indispensable."-Donald Honig.

Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
ISBN: 9781566636773
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 243 x 185 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I can't wait for the subsequent volumes. -- Keith Olbermann, News Anchor, Countdown on MSNBC; co-host, The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio
Peter Morris's A Game of Inches is the one that every serious baseball fan must have. -- Rob Neyer * ESPN the Magazine *
A splendidly entertaining book. -- Donald Honig
Truly amazing. -- Rob Neyer * The Griddle *
Wonderful baseball anecdotes...a comprehensive volume of who-did-what-first adding a necessary human dimension to baseball facts and figures. * Philadelphia City Paper *
Every season needs a browser's delight of a baseball reference book. Morris' remarkable volume may have set that standard. -- John Marshall * Seattle Post-Intelligencer *
Absolutely fantastic.... There is no end to the historical detail, the delightful anecdotes, and the clear explanations. -- Dr. John D. Elgenauer, Super70s.com--Baseball
Offering fascinating information on every page, this is a unique resource for baseball historians and serious fans. * CHOICE *
Morris combines learning, precision, and devotion to produce this charming book...This is heaven for fans of the game.... * Library Journal *
Morris' remarkable volume may have set [the] standard for this season and several to follow. -- John Marshall * Seattle Post-Intelligencer *
It's an everything you ever wanted to know reference source for anyone who truly loves baseball. * Albany Times Union *
Morris gives the scoop on three- and four-man umpiring crews, the history of bats, and more. -- Carol Herwig * USA Today *
An encyclopedic effort....interesting observations. -- John Monaghan * Providence Journal *
Clear some fresh space on your bookshelves. One of the all-time essential reference works for baseball has...arrived. -- Daniel Gabriel * Elysian Fields Quarterly *
Majestic in their detail and exemplary in their dedication to scholarship, these books will leave the reader...exhilarated. * CHOICE *
You could do no better than Peter Morris' A Game of Inches, an astonishingly well-researched history. -- Keith Olbermann * Msnbc *
A great source for baseball history. * Daily News *
Solid piece of near exhaustive research into...crucial aspects of the development of baseball. -- John P. Rossi, La Salle University * The Historian *

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