Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Batter Up!

Baseball season is here again, as well as the renewed hope of seeing your favorite team play in the World Series in October.

New to the game of baseball? Check out Derek Gentile’s Splitters, Squeezes, and Steals: the Plays, Strategies, and Rules of Baseball.

Want to learn about the history of baseball? Ken Burns’ DVD documentary Baseball is an excellent place to start. Full of interesting stories, useful facts, and wonderful video footage, this series is a must-see for every baseball fan.

Want to learn more about your favorite players? The book Baseball Chronicles: An Oral History of Baseball Through the Decades is a good place to start. We also have biographies on many baseball players: from early players such as Ty Cobb, to well-known players such as Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth, to modern-day players such as Cal Ripkin and Alex Rodriguez.

Ever wonder why there seems to be a statistic for everything in baseball? The Baseball Encyclopedia: The Complete and Definitive Record of Major League Baseball lists everything from team statistics to individual player statistics. Major League Baseball even tracks its statistics all the way back to 1871.

You can find dozens of books about baseball or those who play the game at the library. Play ball!

Vicky @ Warrenton

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