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STAT BOOK TREATS FOR ALL: The 2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia and More

Facts, figures, factoids, tables, charts, numbers . . .if all of these are your game - you have come to the right place.

"The 2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia" edited by Gary Gilette and Pete Palmer (Sterling Publishing, $24.95, 1760 pages) is a grand slam collection of everything baseball.

Also from Sterling is "All-New Baseball Brainteasers" by Michael Morse ((9.95, 160 pages) - -a book that has all the questions and all the answers about 60 challenging rules situations that took place in real-life big league baseball games.

From Acta Sports comes "How Bill James Changes Our View of Baseball" edited by Gregory Augustine Pierce ($19.95, 144 pages), a no holds barred outright bit of homage to James and "The New Ball Game" by Glenn Guzzo ($14.95, 160 pages) a primer on old time baseball stats and several new fangled ones.

"The Bill James Handbook" by Ryan Howard ($21.95, 480 pages) is a mother lode of Jamesian baseball knowledge and insights complete with stats, registers, projections - you're going to love it.

And two more from Acta Sports are "The Fielding Bible" by Michael Tejada ($19.95, 241 pages) and "The Hardball Times Baseball Annual" ($29.95, 352 pages). The usual suspects cover the usual subject matter and a lot more.


Harvey Frommer is now in his 33rd consecutive year of writing sports books. He is the author of 39 sports books, including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball." His FIVE O'CLOCK LIGHTNING: BABE RUTH, LOU GEHRIG AND THE GREATEST TEAM IN BASEBALL HISTORY, THE 1927 NEW YORK YANKEES will be published by Wiley fall 2007. Frommer is at work on REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM (Abrams, Stewart, Tabori and Chang) an oral/narrative history to be published in fall 2008.

Frommer sports books are available direct from the author - discounted and autographed.

FROMMER SPORTSNET (syndicated) reaches a readership in excess of 750,000 and appears on Internet search engines for extended periods of time.

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Harvey Frommer along with his wife, Myrna Katz Frommer are the authors of five critically acclaimed oral/cultural histories, professors at Dartmouth College, and travel writers who specialize in cultural history, food, wine, and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.

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