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978-0-15-600516-6 / 0156005166

The Joy of Keeping Score: How Scoring the Game Has Influenced and Enhanced the History of Baseball

by Dickson, Paul

Publisher:Mariner Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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There are two reasons to head out to the ballpark. One is to passively watch the game, the other is to actively see it, and you can't do the latter without a scorecard. In this slim gem of a volume, Paul Dickson clearly explains and translates the quirky documentation system, which looks like cuneiform to the uninitiated, for recording what happens on the ball field, and why true fans are so adamant about doing it. Filled with history, anecdotes, and rules, it also reproduces--to the joy of scorers everywhere--the official scorer's records for some of baseball's most significant moments, including Don Larson's perfecto and Babe Ruth's called shot.

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