The Baseball

The Baseball

Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

Book - 2011
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The Baseball is a salute to the ball, filled with insider trivia, anecdotes, and generations of ball-induced insanity.

Which Hall of Famer once caught a ball dropped from an airplane?
Why do balls get stamped with invisible ink?
What's the best ticket to buy for catching a foul ball?
Which part of the ball once came from dog food companies?
How could a 10,000-year-old glacier help a pitcher grip the ball?

In this enlightening, entertaining, and often wildly funny book, Zack Hample shares ballpark legends and lore, explores the history of the baseball souvenir craze, and also details the evolution of the ball, Finally, Hample--who has snagged more than 4,600 balls from 48 different major league stadiums--offers up his secret methods for snagging your own ball from major league games.

Features a ballhawk glossary, profiles of legendary ballhawks, top 10 lists, and black-and-white photos throughout.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780307475459
Branch Call Number: 796.357 HAM 2011 22
Characteristics: ix, 356 p. : ill

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