The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

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The holy grail, the fountain of youth, the golden fleece, and the baseball: rarely do objects inspire such madness. The Baseball is a salute to the ball, filled with insider trivia, anecdotes, and generations of ball-induced insanity.

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Which Hall of Famer once caught a ball dropped from an airplane?
Why do balls get stamped with invisible ink?
What’s the best ticket to buy for catching a foul ball?
Which part of the ball once came from dog food companies?
How could a 10,000-year-old glacier help a pitcher grip the ball?

In this enlightening, entertaining, and often wildly funny book, Zack Hample shares ballpark legends and lore, details the evolution of the ball, and offers up his secret methods for snagging your own from major league games.

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Author Zack Hample
Publisher Anchor Books
Page Count 368pp
Publication Size 6 x 9
Publication Notes trade paperback
Publication Date March 8, 2011
ISBN 978-0307475459

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