Tales from First Base: The Best, Funniest, and Slickest First Basemen Ever

Tales from First Base: The Best, Funniest, and Slickest First Basemen Ever

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Hardcover, Potomac Books Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9781597978453, ISBN10 1597978450
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TALES FROM FIRST BASE

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TALES FROM FIRST BASE

When a batter races toward first base and players scramble to make a tough play, anything can happen. "Tales From First Base" is a humorous and insightful look at the players, coaches, and umpires who have spent time along those first ninety feet of the base path.Wayne Stewart and Brad Engel check out some of the funniest players and most amusing incidents from this corner of the field, such as the time Larry Walker held a running conversation with opposing cornerman Mark Grace in the dirt around the bag. The authors also examine the slickest gloves at first base and how they defended the many plays around that bag. Readers will also learn about the first sackers roles in some of the most famous plays of all time. In a tight playoff game, Giants first baseman Whitey Lockman prayed to God with his first base coach. They both looked up to the sky and said, We need some help here if there is anything you can do. Moments later, Bobby Thomson hit his Shot Heard Round the World to win the National League pennant for the Giants.Packed with exclusive interviews with journalists, players, and fans alike, this book will appeal to a wide audience, both newcomers to the game and lifelong, die-hard fanatics.

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Number of Pages: 142
Original Languages: English
Author: Stewart, Wayne ,  Engel, Brad
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Publication Date: March, 2013
ISBN-13: 9781597978453
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.25 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1597978450
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