A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball Volume 2: The Game Behind The Scenes

A Game of Inches The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball Volume The Game Behind The Scenes The Game Behind the Scenes continues and concludes Peter Morris s superb encyclopedia of the national pastime The initial volume The Game on the Field was called by Library Journal charming densely

  • Title: A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball Volume 2: The Game Behind The Scenes
  • Author: PeterMorris
  • ISBN: 9781566637053
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Game Behind the Scenes continues and concludes Peter Morris s superb encyclopedia of the national pastime The initial volume, The Game on the Field, was called by Library Journal charming, densely packed, yet entirely accessible This is heaven for fans of the game and a required addition to all baseball collections Endlessly fascinating, impeccably researched,The Game Behind the Scenes continues and concludes Peter Morris s superb encyclopedia of the national pastime The initial volume, The Game on the Field, was called by Library Journal charming, densely packed, yet entirely accessible This is heaven for fans of the game and a required addition to all baseball collections Endlessly fascinating, 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 Together, both volumes of A Game of Inches contain nearly a thousand entries that illuminate the origins of items ranging from catchers masks to hook slides to intentional walks to cork center baseballs to the reserve clause of baseball s Basic Agreement The volume on The Game Behind the Scenes concentrates on ballparks, fans, marketing, statistics, the building of teams, and other related aspects of the game but this is much than just a reference guide Award winning author Peter Morris explains the context that led each new item to emerge when it did, and chronicles the often surprising responses to these innovations Of few books can it genuinely be said that once you start reading, it s hard to put it down, but A Game of Inches is one of them It belongs in the pantheon of great baseball books, and will give any reader a deeper appreciation of why baseball matters so much to Americans Praise for Peter Morris s Volume One The Game on the Field

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    1. Taken piece by piece, this book should almost belong in a history course, as one could spend an entire semester (or more) poring over the onerous details. The premise is relatively simple, as author Peter Morris tries to get to the bottom of the "first time" that certain things happened on the baseball field or were introduced to the game. Every imaginable concept (gloves, signs, rules, you name it!) is seemingly covered in the book, and in incredibly researched detail. Though Morris himself adm [...]


    2. Encyclopedic but interesting. Having read his book "Catcher" - which was wonderful - I thought this would more in that style rather than a series of entries describing various aspects of the game. While there is plenty to enjoy here its not a book I sat down and read for long stretches at a time.


    3. A fantastic history of all the changes made to the game of baseball since the mid-19th century. Entries are entertaining and informative to read on their own (that is, for pure pleasure) and also to consult for information. One of the many things I love about this book is the quoted material from old (1870s!) newspaper and magazine articles on players and games.


    4. This book is a chronicle of how many of the common place rules and practices of baseball first got started. It is very, very dry. I really liked some of the stuff I learned although it is predominantly trivia, and narrative isn't really attempted. It reads like an almanac.


    5. Great almanac style collection of history of the game of baseball. Not personalities, but the game and the development of it.


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