Facts, Figures, Oddities, and Coincidences from Our National Pastime
Author: Madison McEntire
Category: Sports & Recreation
Big League Trivia - Facts, Figures, Oddities, and Coincidences from our National Pastime is a unique trivia book divided into twenty-four chapters dealing with various areas of the great game of major league baseball. Chapters include: All-Star Game, Award Winners, Ballparks, Coincidences, Debuts, Family, Golden Oldies, Home Run Feats, League Leaders, Managers, Milestones, Moment of Glory, No-Hitters, Oddities, One and Only, Opening Day, Pitching Feats, Runs Batted In, So Close, Teams, Triples, Two of a Kind and World Series and Playoffs. Rather than using a simple question-and-answer format, the material in Big League Trivia is presented in sentence form varying in length from a single line to an entire paragraph to give more detailed information on various items from major league baseball. The items covered in Big League Trivia span from the beginning of the modern baseball era in 1900 through the 2005 season and include everything from the most famous moments in baseball history to unusual coincidences and quirky statistical oddities that only baseball can produce.
Big League Brothers is a joy for baseball fans of all generations. It tells the story of the rare occurrence when two or even three brothers have significant careers in Big League baseball. Included are today’s Boone, Molina, Benes, Giambi, Leiter, Martinez and Guerrero brothers. Yesterday’s stars, going back to 1940, include the DiMaggio, Alou, Ripken, Brett, Perry, Throneberry, Gwynn, Waner, Torre, Boyer, Dean, Forsch and Aaron siblings. Big League Brothers is Jim LeBuffe’s third baseball book, following Parallel Hitters (2002) and Baseball Fathers and Sons (2001). All are available on-line from iuniverse.com, bn.com or amazon.com or by calling toll free 1-877-823-9235.
Whether you are sitting at the ballpark on a lazy summer afternoon or counting down the days until the start of spring training, Hot Stove Trivia will always keep you in the game with more than two hundred fascinating trivia questions about America’s pastime. Discover amazing facts about baseball’s best and brightest, from the game’s greatest sluggers to the Cy Young-award-winning pitchers and everything in between. Prove to your friends and family that you are a trivia MVP by identifying the infamous Brooklyn Dodgers hurler who surrendered Bobby Thompson’s “Shot Heard Around the World” or by naming the first player to have his number retired by his team. Do you know what current major-league franchise was once known as the Invaders, or who holds the American League single-season home-run record? Discover the answers to these questions—and many more—in Hot Stove Trivia. It is baseball trivia at its very best!
More Than 200 Hardball Questions for the Thinking Fan
Author: David Nemec
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Match wits with the father of baseball trivia, David Nemec, a ten-time national champion as he presents more than 200 baseball stumpers that are artfully designed to test the depth of the reader’s knowledge about the game since 1871 including: • Who is the most recent major leaguer to compile 100 or more hits, 20 or more complete games, and 20 or more decisions in the same season? No, the answer is not who you think! • Who is the only pitcher to hurl a minimum of 5,000 career innings and surrender fewer hits per 9 innings than Walter Johnson? • What team had a record of 52–62 when the strike shut down the 1994 season but was on track to qualify for postseason play with the lowest winning percentage ever by a division or league first-place finisher? Every era of baseball history is represented from Cap Anson to Mike Trout, Cy Young to Clayton Kershaw, Ty Cobb to Jose Altuve, Babe Ruth to Giancarlo Stanton. Incredible Baseball Trivia is the ultimate test for knowledgeable baseball fans!
From selected key lyrics provided, name the song, artist, or composer, in this music trivia book. Chapters include WHAT'S NEW, GOLDEN OLDIES, TELEVISION'S GREATEST HITS, and WORST LYRICS EVER to name just a few. Whether you are eight or eighty, there is something here to challenge everyone. The open ended play structure lets you set the rules and challenge your friends. You will find yourself singing out loud as you try naming these classic songs. Never before has a book brought back so many memories and been so addictive. BE SURE TO TRY A FEW QUESTIONS IN THE BOOK PREVIEW!
From Aaliyah to ZZ Top, author Jimmy Correa covers it all in The Trivia Book of Rock 'N' Roll Music: The '80s & '90s-an essential guide to musical factoids. The easy-to-read multiple choice format makes trivia fun while you learn interesting tidbits about all types of music and artists from the '80s & '90s, including pop, country, R&B, one-hit wonders, and the British and foreign invasions. Enjoy questions such as the following: This romantic song by Chris DeBurgh was featured in the 1988 soundtrack of the movie Working Girl, starring Melanie Griffith Sir Mix-A-Lot, the male rapper, charted this song about the female body part that he likes the most Eric Clapton had a hit with this song in 1992 that was written in tribute to his son LeAnn Rimes, the talented, young country singer, gained her stardom by recording this song about loneliness at the tender age of fourteen Marc Cohn recorded this hit song in 1991 about a journey in the Delta Blues Correa draws on his extensive collection of music paraphernalia to share his love of music with others in The Trivia Book of Rock 'N' Roll Music: The '80s & '90s. Long live rock 'n' roll!
Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge.
When Major League Baseball first expanded in 1961 with the addition of the Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Senators, it started a trend that saw the number of franchises almost double, from sixteen to thirty, while baseball attendance grew by 44 percent. The story behind this staggering growth, told for the first time in Baseball’s New Frontier, is full of twists and unexpected turns, intrigue, and, in some instances, treachery. From the desertion of New York by the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants to the ever-present threat of antitrust legislation, from the backroom deals and the political posturing to the impact of the upstart Continental League, the book takes readers behind the scenes and into baseball’s decision-making process. Fran Zimniuch gives a lively team-by-team chronicle of how the franchises were awarded, how existing teams protected their players, and what the new teams’ winning (or losing) strategies were. With its account of great players, notable characters, and the changing fortunes of teams over the years, the book supplies a vital chapter in the history of Major League Baseball.
Think you know everything about our National Pastime? Think again! It's time to find out how much trivia you really know about Major League Baseball. Are you a rookie? Are you a tested, hardcore veteran? Or will you be clearing waivers for your pending release halfway through the book? We'll let you know. Ten chapters, 200 brand new questions, fascinating history, the best trivia from every era of the game, and all the big name players you'd expect to find, MLB IQ is the most comprehensive and challenging book of baseball trivia available today. Test your skills. Wrack your brain. It's your MLB IQ, the ultimate test of true fandom!
Me Tougher'n Anybody is the fictional autobiography of Ed Campbell, aka Elmer Albert Callahan. Book 1 covers the first 20 years of a life that went from hardscrabble to hard scramble and onward; From sitting on a horse harness darning needle at age 3 through flying an F-86E to playing CIA courier at the ripe old age of 17, [The Invincible Years].
The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard Fans
Author: Bob Sansevere
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
100 great sports debates for each city-from who was the best coach to what was the best play of all time. The perfect gift for sports fans-the series that's sweeping the nation, and is already a hit in Boston, Chicago and New York. The best debates for rabid fans The Best Sports Arguments gives each city or region all the best arguments of their hometown teams, with expert answers from top sports media figures. In fact, the Best Sports Arguments series is the #1 sports debates series on the market! Why? -Each book features 100 debates, the most of any series! -Each city's book is written by authors well-known in the region, leading to fan recognition and media interest. -They make perfect gifts for sports fans of any age. -And the debates go on!
"Entertaining…Carlson shifts deftly among sombre, macabre, and playful stories and shows how the death-tourism industry reveals more than amusing trivia." —The New Yorker In Dead Presidents, public radio host and reporter Brady Carlson takes readers on an epic trip to presidential gravesites, monuments, and memorials from sea to shining sea. With an engaging mix of history and contemporary reporting, Carlson explores the death stories of our greatest leaders, and shows that the ways we memorialize our presidents reveal as much about us as they do about the men themselves.
Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.
Develop students' reading, writing, listening, speaking, and research skills by using this book's 48 reproducible one-page reading selections - high-interest baseball articles, stories, biographies, poems, and interviews - each followed by a reproducible activity page that requires fill-in-the-blank responses to questions about the passage, or by a project page with writing assignments and other ideas demanding an active response to the reading selection. Grades 5-8. Answer key. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 119 pages.