How Baseball WorksBook - 2008
Whether readers have their sights set on big-league grand slams or just want the inside scoop on everything baseball, How Baseball Works, part of the How Sports Work series, has something for everyone. Text that is as fast-paced to read as the game is to play, delves into all aspects of the sport. Great insider information includes the science of maintaining a baseball diamond; the tricky physics behind throwing a winning pitch; the inside story of the bat, ball, and glove; the secrets of explosive moves; how to decode the stats on each player; and the science of fitness and preventing injuries. Features such as "Quick Hit" factoids, "Star" baseball cards with stories of the pros, "Tip" baseball cards with hints for improving your own game, and fun "Try This!" activities to help develop related skills. "Legends of the Game" pages at the end of each chapter introduce young readers to some of the most impressive players in baseball history. A "Rules and Regs" section and "Baseball Talk" at the back of the book are jam-packed with all the lingo and information to make any reader an expert at the basics of the game.
Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, 2008.
Edition: Revised edition.
Branch Call Number: 796.357 THO
Characteristics: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm.