A noteworthy review of The Child's World Encyclopedia of Baseball from School Library Journal on June 1, 2009
Covering the sport’s history over the past 150 years, this well-researched set is primarily on American baseball, although a few articles give a nod to the pastime’s growing popularity in Asia and Latin America. While the biographies are not as comprehensive as those in Matthew Silverman, Michael Gershman, and David Pietrusza’s Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia (Total Sports, 2000), students will learn about all the players who have been named to the Hall of Fame, as well as some current sluggers to watch. Articles on major league teams, the World Series, and baseball slang provide fascinating reading. Crisp, engaging writing and full-color photographs on every page will draw in seasoned fans and newcomers alike. Appendixes in each volume offer additional information on topics from how to keep score to the Little League World Series and from a century’s worth of champions to the 17 ‘perfect games’ in baseball history. This is one reference resource that will spend little time on the shelf.
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