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Title Legends : the best players, games, and teams in baseball / Howard Bryant.
Author Bryant, Howard, 1968-
Publication New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
Description xii, 228 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Call # J 796.35764 B
Note Includes index.
Summary Presents a history of America's pastime that discusses many of its most notable players, teams, rivalries, and moments, from Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier to the home run race between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire.
Contents Spring. The one and only: Babe Ruth ; 42: Jackie Robinson becomes a legend ; Willie's time: the greatness of Willie Mays ; Too good: six years of Sandy Koufax ; "Something for me, Mama": Henry Aaron hits #715 ; Rickey Henderson: one of a kind -- Summer. Miracle!: the 1914 Boston Braves ; The boys of summer: the 1947-55 Brooklyn Dodgers ; The outlaws: the 1972-74 Oakland A's ; Saved: the 1993 San Francisco Giants ; Too good to be true: Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa ; Victory summer: the 1998 New York Yankees -- Fall. Goliath falls: the 1960 World Series ; Something to prove: Roberto Clemente's quest ; The best ever: the 1975 World Series ; The original: Reggie Jackson becomes Mr. October ; "Don't give us a chance": the 2004 Boston Red Sox ; Joy and heartbreak: the 2011 World Series -- A timeline of baseball's key moments (top 40 style).
Audience Grades 4-6.
Subject Baseball -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Alt Title Best players, games, and teams in baseball
ISBN 0399169032 (hbk.) :
9780399169038 (hbk.) :

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