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Amazing Baseball Records
From the Set Amazing Sports Records
Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of baseball, including a short history of the game.
- The Game of Baseball
- Amazing Offensive Records
- Amazing Pitching Records
- Amazing Baseball Teams
- Other Amazing Baseball Records
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A Review of "Amazing Sports Records" in School Library Journal
Each book begins with a brief history of its featured competition or sport before launching into a random selection of feats. For example, Olympic highlights the ‘Oldest Olympic Swimming Medalists’ (Dara Torres and William Robinson) as well as ‘Most Summer Olympic Medals’ (Michael Phelps). Numerous competitors are given sufficient attention; report writers will appreciate this set over Raintree’s all-too brief ‘Fantastic Sports Facts.’ Large, attractive, captioned, color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions are surrounded by sidebars of trivia on each spread. Even though the nature of the set’s content will quickly date it (records are broken all the time), this series could be used to prompt conversation and/or further research. Select individual titles for sports that need representation in a collection.
Author: Brian Howell
Brian Howell is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. He has been a sports journalist for nearly 20 years and has written dozens of books about sports and two about American history. A native of Colorado, he lives with his wife and four children in his home state.