The 34-ton bat

the story of baseball as told through bobbleheads, cracker jacks, jockstraps, eye black, and 375 other strange and unforgettable objects
  • 343 Pages
  • 0.27 MB
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  • English
by
Miscellanea, Baseball, Hi
StatementSteve Rushin
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV873 .R87 2013
The Physical Object
Pagination343 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27150634M
ISBN 10031620093X
ISBN 139780316200936
LC Control Number2013017752
OCLC/WorldCa842337677

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An unorthodox history of baseball told through the enthralling stori /5. The Ton Bat is a sheer delight, tailored to the sports fan but sure to enthrall any reader with a taste for the weird, wacky and wonderful."—Shelf Awareness "I got so addicted to The Ton Bat, I wished the book weighed 34 tons.

I'd have happily finished that, too."—Rick ReillyAuthor: Steve Rushin. But there are also huge balls, giant bats, peanuts, cracker jacks, eyeblack, and more, each with a backstory you have to read to believe.

In The Ton Bat, Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin tells the real, unvarnished story of baseball through the lens of all the things that make it the game that it is.

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Rushin, a longtime acclaimed writer for Sports Illustrated, chronicles the history of baseball through the items used by players (baseball bats, sanitary socks), enjoyed by fans (beer and hot dogs), and /5(4).

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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. But back to THAT bat (and this is not in the book): Architect Bill Weyland told me that his Slugger Museum design team couldn’t decide where to place the ton bat. I love Steve Rushin's writing (except, oddly, I did not like his fiction book The Pint Man).

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The Ton Bat. New York: Little Brown, Print. The title refers to a baseball bat, not the nocturnal flying animals. This is not a baseball history book, but a book about the history of baseball things.

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[Steve Rushin] -- Provides a history of America's pastime told through memorabilia and other tokens of the sport and its fans, including giant bats and balls, cards, team pennants, cracker jacks, eyeblack, pipe.

Author Steve Rushin has unearthed untold diamond history in The Ton Bat: the Story of Baseball, As Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects (Little & Brown, $25).

This is a “Me, too!” book, answering questions we’ve all had about baseball’s beginnings. He’s. Listen Book excerpt: 'The Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball' Ton Bat by Steve Rushin. Courtesey of Little, Brown and Company. The Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects is an awfully long title.

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