Who got game? : baseball : amazing but true stories / by Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by John John Bajet.
- 28 of 42 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
- 1 of 1 copy available at Princeton Public Library.
1 current hold with 42 total copies.
- ISBN: 9781523505531
- ISBN: 1523505532
- ISBN: 9781544448688
- ISBN: 1544448686
- ISBN: 9780780474604
- Physical Description: 172 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
- Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, 
- Copyright: ©2020
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (page 168).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Pivotal players. Rube Foster ; Hank Greenberg ; Ozzie Virgil ; Lizzie Murphy ; Sadaharu Oh ; Mordecai Brown ; Dr. Frank Jobe ; Satchel Paige ; Henry Chadwick ; Kim Ng -- Sensational stories. The spitball ; Major League players who enlisted in WWII ; The unfortunate luck of Hughie Jennings ; The "Jumbo Wagner" ; Jackie Mitchell ; Before Jackie Robinson ; The problem with Steve Bartman ; Roberto Clemente's last big regular-season hit ; 33 short innings ; Royals legend George Brett and the "pine tar incident" -- Radical records. Mr. Met ; Baby Nuxhall ; The only MLB player to "hit for the cycle" in the postseason ; The OG crew ; Like father, like son ; I get it from my pops! ; The lowest era in MLB history ; The highest-scoring game ever! ; Salaries and the first million-dollar man ; The most- and least-attended games in MLB history ; The only man named MVP in both leagues ; The fastest recorded pitch so far . . . ; Players who hit a grand slam their first time at bat -- Colossal comebacks. Hitless wonders ; Arizona bites back ; Keep on ticking ; Ten big runs ; The return of Tony C. ; Rooker keeps his promise ; Eric the Red fights back ; Willie's iconic catch ; Overcoming the curse of the Bambino.
Celebrate the unheralded people and stories that helped shape the game of baseball! Meet unsung pioneers, like John "Bud" Fowler, William Edward White, and brothers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weld Walker, four African Americans who integrated white teams decades before Jackie Robinson. Discover unforgettable moments, like the time a 17-year old girl named Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Marvel at records. Did you know that Japanese superstar Sadaharu Oh has a whopping 113 more career homers than Hank Aaron? And that's just for starters! This lively illustrated collection of shiny nuggets of baseball lore will transform you into a superfan who knows the game better than anyone else. Someone who's got game.
Nominee: Youg Hoosier Book Award, 2022-2023: Intermediate.
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