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The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia

Baseball Stuff You Never Needed to Know and Can Certainly Live Without

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The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia by Schnakenberg
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Description

This exhilarating account skips theunforgettable athletic achievements, heroic performers, and exhilarating moments that remind fans of everything they love about sports and honest competition and gives the real skinny on baseball's unknown history. Author Robert Schnakenberg takes readers through a decidedly snarky trip through the game's rich history of buffoonery, thuggery, fashion missteps, ballpark promotions gone awry, batboys with metals claws for hands, afros, mustaches, mistresses, overzealous mascots, existence-of-dinosaurs deniers, indelible baseball-themed candy bars, wife-swapping, and hundreds of other unbelievable-but-true aspects of America's national pastime."

Author Biography

Robert Schnakenberg is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the author of numerous books of irreverent nonfiction, including "Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults," "The Encyclopedia Shaternica," "Old Man Drinks," and "Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers." He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Triumph Books (IL)
Pages
282
Dimensions
132x201x25
ISBN-13
9781600783319
Product ID
3951988

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