Going Yard includes everything anyone would want to know about home runs—from the rise of Babe Ruth, whose prodigious power revolutionized the sport in the Roaring Twenties and the most famous All-Star game and World Series round-trippers to up-close-and-personal profiles of the 500 home-run club—the men who have crashed the most homers in Major League history. Packed with statistics, photos, diagrams, and lists, this fun and fact-filled book will provide hours of entertainment and answers for any baseball fan’s round-tripper trivia questions.
Going Yard: The Everything Home Run Book (English Edition) Kindle电子书
显示所有 格式和版本 隐藏其他格式和版本
|5 星 (0%)||0%|
|4 星 (0%)||0%|
|3 星 (0%)||0%|
|2 星 (0%)||0%|
|1 星 (0%)||0%|
美国亚马逊： 1 条评论
Decent Historical Look at the Long Ball2013年9月7日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Author Lew Freedman takes a historical look at the long ball, assisted by some occasional input by ex-slugger Frank Thomas. The author begins by looking at long-forgotten sluggers like Ed Delahanty and Ned Williamson prior to the modern era (which started in 1901). Then we move to dead-ball sluggers like Home Run Baker and Gravvy Cravath (24 dingers in 1915), who were soon supplanted as Babe Ruth switched from the mound to become the game-altering phenomenon. Following the Babe were Lou Gherig, Ken Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg and Rogers Hornsby, then DiMaggio and Ted Williams. There is even a look at career minor-leaguer Joe Bauman, who hit 72 home runs for Roswell (New Mexico) in 1954. Then we see Ralph Kiner, Mantle, and Mays, followed by Hank Aaron's chase for number 715 amid a crush of media, fan adulation, and racist abuse. Finally we see the home run explosion of the 1990's and beyond, when steroids led Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and several others before the fans learned how hollow were their exploits. The author doesn't shy away from the steroids and performance-enhancement substances, an issue that remains fairly unresolved and leaves fans wondering anytime somebody knocks one over the fence. Still, this is an interesting and readable effort.