|Pages/Publication Date:||224 / 2020|
Why does a curveball curve? What is a "can of corn"? Why was Joe DiMaggio called the "Yankee Clipper"? And how many times did Ty Cobb steal home? Packed with color photographs, nuggets of information, and quotations, this browsable compendium demystifies the origins and customs of America's most celebrated game. From spring training through the World Series, you'll be entertained with fun, little-known facts: Why do baseball players wear stirrup socks? Who invented the catcher's mask? What major-league team passed up on signing 18-year-old Willie Mays in 1949?