- The History of Baseball Along with Fascinating Facts & Unbelievably True Stories
- Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
- Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-02-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Pro Mastery Publishing
Whether you want to (1) learn amazing and interesting facts about baseball history, (2) discover some of baseball's greatest events and stories, or (3) be thoroughly entertained as you learn how baseball has evolved over the years, this audiobook will give you everything you need to know.
Get an inside look at the game
This audiobook is about what makes baseball the sport it is today. We'll take you inside a game to see what individual players are thinking. Learn some of the early influences that have made the game what it is today.
Discover the greatest innovations to baseball
Baseball relies equally upon chance and skill. Find out what players have used over the years to improve their odds of success. Follow the struggle for advantage between pitchers and batters, offense and defense.
The Rich Culture of Baseball
Baseball is a sport rich in history, culture, and traditions. Gain both inspiration and a treasure of knowledge that add depth to the game. Learn some of the strategies that have made baseball so unpredictably fascinating.
Trace the Development of the Sport
Meet some of the interesting people who have contributed to the game. Learn from the ongoing legacy of practical innovation that has shaped baseball over its 100-plus years of history. Whatever your interest or level of knowledge, Baseball History will entertain, educate, and inspire you.
Discover the incredibly entertaining history of baseball.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By kegpiece on 01-05-16
Interesting historical baseball guide
I really enjoyed listening to this much more than I thought I would. I wanted to get a better idea about the game as I am dating an American and wanted to be able to understand more about the game and its history.
I found that it really explained how the game has developed and adapted over the years. I particularly found it interesting about how much change the ball itself has gone through and all the different materials that have been used over the years.
I love all the trivia, facts and stats throughout, like the history of team names and I found the section on player traditions and superstitions particularly interesting.
Great guide for beginners of baseball enthusiasts.
By Joanna JC on 10-02-16
Passionate baseball history that you love to hear!
Would you listen to Baseball History again? Why?
"Baseball History" is worth to listen many times as very informative, engaging and nostalgic story about baseball.
What did you like best about this story?
I like the best history of evolution of the baseball as a game, especially the equipment like a ball and a bat. Very descriptive and informative chapter how are made baseball tools, what technology is used now and in previous generation. Wonderful journey back in time!
Which scene did you most enjoy?
I enjoy the most chapter about baseball culture, where I find out how funny and clever are baseball player nick names like Piano Legs, Three Finger, Oil Can Boyd, Biscuit Pants, etc.
Also some names of baseball teams are very amusing like Pittsburgh Innocents, Chicago Orphans, Boston Bean Eaters.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I was very emotional during the heartbreaking chapter about Adam Greenberg, the Major League baseball player. He was hit in the head on his debut and suffered skull fracture and needed a long and difficult rehabilitation. Thanks to his high spirit and motivation he was able to back to the field and be even more successful.
Any additional comments?
Very good audio book, full of interesting details, book of baseball records, funny and amazing facts that keep you stay interested and puzzled. If you a baseball lovers you absolutely must have "Baseball History". Great idea for birthday and special occasion gift.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Blaine Hart on 06-02-16
Great stories in Baseball History fun to listen to
This was a very enjoyable audio to listen to. It was full of all sorts of interesting facts and exciting stories. I liked how it told about the evolution of the game over time... from how people played to the evolution of the equipment itself. All sorts of fun facts are included such as how many stitches are in a baseball to who was the tallest player to ever play and who threw the fastest pitch in baseball history. If you enjoy baseball you will love this audio. Highly recommended!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By TaylorS on 09-02-16
Fun, Fast-Paced Look at Baseball History
Although I'm not a huge baseball nut, I thought this would be a fun and timely read as baseball season kicks into full gear. I was not disappointed. This book covers a huge amount of baseball history in a relatively short space, with a fun, conversational tone. As a casual baseball fan, I especially appreciated learning all about the traditions surrounding baseball. Now when I watch games, I feel like I have a whole new appreciation for what I'm seeing. I highly recommend this for casual and avid baseball fans alike.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful