The Baseball Bibliography volume 1-4 by Myron J. Smith

By Myron J. Smith

Baseball, greater than the other game, conjures up frequent learn and e-book. The literature of baseball is tremendous and keeps to develop at a beautiful velocity. This moment version of Myron Smith’s acclaimed Baseball Bibliography includes a few 57,000 entries, bringing the 1986 e-book brand new with the large physique of baseball literature released within the final twenty years. The ensuing four-volume set is the biggest and so much finished non-electronic, non-database, print bibliography on any significant American recreation. Citations contain books and monographs; scholarly papers; executive records; doctoral dissertations; masters’ theses; poetry and fiction; novels; seasoned crew yearbooks; collage All-Star video game and global sequence courses; commercially produced yearbooks; and periodical and magazine articles, together with the first-ever whole research of the most important diamond-oriented contents of Baseball journal, Baseball Digest, activity, activities Illustrated, and ESPN: The journal, between others. facts comprise biographical references to 3,904 significant league avid gamers, and an appendix bargains a whole checklist of the 1,712 journals, periodicals and magazines brought up. The paintings is absolutely listed by means of topic and identify. The ebook is released as a suite of 4 volumes. alternative volumes will be got separately less than ISBN 0-7864-2408-7 (for quantity 1), ISBN 0-7864-2409-5 (for quantity 2), ISBN 0-7864-2636-5 (for quantity three) and ISBN 0-7864-2637-3 (for quantity 4).

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415. Charlie White’s “Little Red Book” of Baseball. New York: Charlie White, 1934–1937. All-time player and team records arranged by category; continuation of The “Little Red Book” (below). and continued by The Pocket Cyclopedia of Major League Baseball (below). 416. Clary, Jack, ed. Baseball Guide. , 1965–. Annual with stats, records, schedules, rosters, and previews. 417. Cohen, Eliot; Palmer, Pete; and Thorn, John. The 1991 Baseball Annual. New York : Warner Books, 1991. 330p. Latest edition.

Contained stats, averages, etc. per season. G. C. Johnson Spink, Richard, and Kachline (1963–1965); Kachline and Chris Roewe (1966). Continuation of Baseball Guide and Record Book. (above); continued as Baseball’s One for the Book (above) 538. _____. The Sporting News Baseball Guide. St. Louis, MO: The Sporting News, 1992–. Annual. Continuation of Baseball Guide (above). 539. _____. The Sporting News Baseball Handbook and Schedules. St. Louis, MO: The Sporting News, 1955–1964. Various data in addition to schedules, including photos, rosters, averages, records; continued in Official American League and National League Schedules and Records (above).

Klapish, Bob. ” In: Michael J McCormick, ed. 2002 League Championship Series Official Program. , 2002. Pp. 50–55. 279. Koster, Rich. ” Baseball Digest, XLIV (August 1985), 31–32. 280. Kuenster, John. ” Baseball Digest, LIX (September 2000), 17–19. 281. Lawson, Thomas W. The Krank: His Language and What It Means. , 1888. 64p. ” 282. Let’s Talk Baseball. Montreal, Quebec: O’Keefe Brewery, 1969. A booklet of terms in English and French designed to acquaint potential French-speaking ‘Expos fans with the language 283.

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