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The World Series' Most Wanted (TM) : The Top 10 Book of Championship Teams, Broken Dreams, and October Oddities - John Snyder

The World Series' Most Wanted (TM)

The Top 10 Book of Championship Teams, Broken Dreams, and October Oddities

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9781574887280
Number Of Pages: 334

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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first World Series with The World Series Most Wanted (TM)M/i>. You'll find fascinating facts, oddball tales, and record-breaking achievements from that initial World Series between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates all the way up to the 2003 World Series.

The next in a long line of vaunted Most Wanted (TM)books from Potomac. THE The World Series Most Wanted (TM) tells the tale of October glory and heartbreak, of heroes and goats, and of the thin line between success and failure on baseball's grandest stage. With a hopping sixty top-ten lists of World Series trivia, you'll find all the trivia from the fall classic you can ask for.

Everyone knows about the infamous Curse of the Bambino, but what other teams have been similarly cursed when it comes to winning the big one? Don Larsen's perfect game is etched into baseball lore, but what other mound masterpieces has October provided? Red Sox fans will never forget the sight of that ground ball rolling between Bill Buckner's legs, but what other teams have been six outs or fewer from popping champagne-and lost?

You'll be introduced to players who came off the bench for an injured star and stole the spotlight. You'll meet families who can compare rings over Thanksgiving dinner. You'll find out who went oh-for-the-Series, who set records, who hit back-to-back homers, and who did things that were one-of-a-kind or just plain weird. The World Series Most Wanted (TM)is a grand slam of October fun.

"John Snyder is among the best of the modern-day list compilers. He has gathered 100 years of World Series history in fascinating bits of fact, anecdote, and trivia. . . ."

List of Photographs
Introduction In The Beginning
Tales from the first World Series The Bambino, and Other Curses
Teams that haven't won a title in decades A Plaque in Cooperstown, But No Ring
Hall-of-famers who never won a World Series ring Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
Six outs or fewer from a title-and lost So Close, Yet So Far
They won three but couldn't win the fourth Loser Takes Nothing
Game seven heartbreaks Say It Ain't So, Joe
The black sox controversy Controversies
More World Series scandals Are You Blind?
Questionable calls by the men in blue Men and Women Behaving Badly
Outlandish actions by players and fans Butchery, Bobbles, and Boots
Embarrassing errors in the field Want to Get Away?
Mistakes and boneheaded blunders Brain Cramps
Mental gaffes Perfection and Near Perfection
Top World Series pitching performances Rack 'Em Up
Top World Series strikeout performances Winning Three
Pitchers who won three games in a single series Surprise Packages
Bad pitchers who pitched a great game Losers in A Duel
Pitchers on the wrong end of a 1-0 score If I Didn't Have Bad Luck, I Wouldn't Have Any Luck At All
More pitching heartbreakers Mound Misadventures
Records they'd rather not have Not Again!
Pitchers who gave up back-to-back homers Helping His Own Cause
Home runs hit by pitchers Surprising Power
World Series homers from unlikely sources Stepping Up when it Matters Most
Big-time play from little-known players Starting With A Bank
Leadoff home runs There's Only One Chance to Make A First Impression
A home run in their first World Series at-bat A Pinch of Homers
Punch-hit homers Sweeping the Bases
Grand slams in World Series history Back-to-Back
Home runs in two straight at-bats Going Deep
Two homers in one game Sweet Strokes
Batting records in World Series play Hitting 'Em Where They Are
10 lowest career World Series batting averages No-Hitters
Players who went hitless in an entire series Stop, Thief!
Stealing home plate The Man-Eating Tarp
Bizarre and unusual injuries X-Rays of Dizzy's Head Found Nothing
Star players on the DL Put Me in, Coach, I'm Ready to Play
Backups who replaced an injured teammate and shined DNP-Manager's Decision
World Series benchwarmers Have Ring, Will Travel
Playing in multiple series for multiple teams Let Me See Some ID
Youngest World Series participants Pitching Phonemes
Outstanding rookie pitchers Fortysomethings
Oldest World Series participants You Don't Have to Play the Game
Managers who never played Do as I Say, Not as I Do
Managers who played, but not well Boy Wonders
Youngest managers in the World Series Wise Sages
Oldest managers in the World Series Nothing to It
Rookie managers who led their teams to the series Get Out the Broom
World Series sweeps Blowouts
Lopsided losses Even the Browns and The Cubs
The World Series during World War II Commanders in Chief
Presidential participation As Seen on TV
Television trivia Other Sports
Baseball wasn't their only game Hi! I'm Felipe
This Is My Brother Matty
And This Is My Other Brother Jesus
Brothers who both saw World Series action Once and Only Hitters
Unique hitting escapades One and Only Pitchers
Unique pitching escapades The Case of the Three-Year-Old Batboy
Odd occurrences Cool Things That Didn't Fit in Any Other List
More oddities from baseball's championship World Series Lasts
These will never happen again
Bibliography
Index
About The Author
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781574887280
ISBN-10: 1574887289
Series: Most Wanted (TM)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 12.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.32

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