So you think you know baseball, a trivia book from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, challenges your knowledge of America’s pasttime while letting you have fun.
The MLB lockout continues. Until the owners and players association come to an agreement and spring training can begin as planned next month, it’s not a bad idea to refresh some of the more memorable moments you have while watching or listening to baseball games.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hits it with their latest literary release, which features 450 trivia questions that will bring fans back to why they fell in love with the game.
The chapters make it easy to follow specific genres of baseball history. phenomena in the first year tests your baseball IQ from rookie sensations over the years. baseball premieres covers famous firsts for almost every aspect of baseball life.
Among the 241 pages of Testing joy, a favorite question for me was: Which Hall of Famer finished his career with 3,630 hits, scoring exactly half (1,815) at home and half (1,815) on the road? Want to know the answer to who was the youngest player in MLB history? Turn to page 62.
As I randomly picked sides and put on my thinking cap, I learned that Ron Hassey was the first catcher to catch two perfect games (1981 and 1991) at the MLB level. Which first baseman holds the all-time record for home runs at this position? Hold on. you will understand
Every page in So you think you know baseball can be challenging for fans of all levels of interest in the game.
In the 150 years that baseball has been played, the game is based on records. The story continues to fascinate baseball fans. Larger than life players, Baby Ruth, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, the list of those who have entertained generations of fans from around the world is endless.
This trivia book is an analysis free zone. Do you remember that feeling you had the first time you played tag with a parent or friend? Instead of trying to be the smartest fan in the room by distilling acronyms like WAR, OPS, or QS, read So you think you know baseball. It keeps you interested with simple suggestions.
Batting, catching, running, throwing – this is baseball most people can relate to.
Mango Publishing had published two other books in partnership with the Cooperstown Hall of Fame, prior to So You Think You Know Baseball in 2021. Memories from the Microphone: A Century of Baseball Broadcasting, and Depicting America’s Pastime: Historic Photographs from the Baseball Hall of Fame Archives preceded the trivia book.
So that nobody lingers on answering the three questions that have been pulled out So you think you know baseball – The youngest player in MLB history to appear in a game was Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds at age 15 in 1944. All-time record for most home runs as a first baseman – Mark McGuire (566).
After all, who has had so many career hits with the exact same number on the road and at home? Stan Musical.
Next time friends come to visit, put down the board games and turn off your phones. Snuggle up with some old-fashioned sports memory fun by cracking open a book, So you think you know baseball.