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A Game of Extremes: 25 Exceptional Baseball Stories about the Myths and Legend from on and off the Field.
The game of baseball goes far deeper than balls, strikes, and homeruns. Every player has a story, from the roller coaster ride of getting to the major leagues to their play on and off the field. Those stories range from the hysterical to the historic to the heroic.
Famous players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Ty Cobb can appear larger than life, but they are human. In A Game of Extremes, you’ll find the quirks and the drama from the not-so-obvious side of baseball and grow your love of the game and the characters in the sport.
These 25 incredible short stories talk of triumph and adversity, chaos and comedy. They cover past to present for those stars in the limelight and those underdogs who fly under the radar. It looks at rules that twist the game in funny ways, rarities, and lunacy.
An unusual player who demanded 10 Tons of Guacamole and a Samurai Sword be written into his contract.A mythical pitcher who was the inspiration for a movie character and an April Fools joke that duped the nation.The trickster who stole first base, forever leaving his mark on baseball with a new official rule written just for him.Advice for living a long, healthy life from a player who stayed young through a career that spanned five decades before his Hall of Fame induction.The real effects of drugs, drinking, and PEDs on players, including the experience of one pitcher who accidentally pitched an entire game on LSD.A player born on Friday the 13th to later die on April Fools and how he rose against adversity to hold a place in the Hall of Fame.The wisdom of every Yogi in baseball with quotes and stories from the player’s mouths that fill every chapter.
Whether you’re a baseball fanatic or just someone who enjoys the legend and lore of the game, A Game of Extremes won’t disappoint you. It has new twists on old stories and stories you’ve never heard. It is a baseball salad direct from the green fields of Summer. Experience the true spirit of the game, the diversity, richness, and surprises as you turn each page.
To find out what separates these extraordinary baseball stories from the rest and uncover the truth behind some of the game’s most famous and infamous players. Just scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button to feast on this entertaining experience now.
From the Publisher
It’s More Than “Just Baseball”
A Game of Extremes is much more than your usual accounts about baseball. It’s a deep dive into the thrill, drama, and incredible heroes that emerge in such a complex sport. You’ll be pulled in and taken through unusual contract requests, one player’s unique reputation, and the secret weapon a player used to pitch perfect games.
You’ll be taken on a journey through twenty-five riveting stories, each with its own twists and turns, sure to keep you on your feet. With each turn of the page, you’ll be wanting to hear more about players like George “Rube” Waddell, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, and Ty Cobb.
For Devoted Lovers of Baseball
This book is for the hardcore fans who thrive on more than stats and names of players. It’s for those who crave a deeper look into the historic stories of the sport’s greatest heroes. If you’re looking for the wildest accounts that reveal more behind the best in the game, this book is one you’ll need to add to your lineup.
ASIN : B09PMFYC54
Publisher : Independently published (December 30, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 240 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8796900833
Item Weight : 10.9 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches