Baseball For Dummies by Joe Morgan

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



"Joe Morgan again shows himself a rare bird: an ex-jock with savvy and the ability to communicate it." People "This book has something for everybody, from longtime fans to Little Leaguers." New York Newsday Baseball For Dummies, Third Edition, is for baseball fans at all levels, from players and coaches to spectators who love the game. Baseball Hall of Fame player and ESPN baseball analyst Joe Morgan explains baseball with remarkable insight, using down-to-earth language so everyone from the casual observer to the die-hard fan can gain a fuller appreciation of the sport. This updated edition features: * Everything you need to know about the game, from what it takes to play each position and how to hit and run the bases to what to watch for in the game and how to appreciate the finer points of the sport * Coverage of new star players, new stadiums, and game milestones * The lowdown on today's baseball Web resources * The latest on stats and sabermetrics * The inside story on the new steroid rules From how to throw a knuckleball or hit an inside pitch to how to keep a scorecard or pick a winning fantasy league team, Morgan covers all the bases, showing you how to get the most out of the game. You'll see how to: * Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding * Find a team to play on, from Little League on up * Evaluate stats, players, and records * Coach or umpire effectively * Get more out of a trip to the ballpark Complete with Morgan's personal lists of top-ten pitchers, fielders, and relievers, as well as new quotes from Derek Jeter and Keith Hernandez, Baseball For Dummies gives you all the inside tips, facts, and stats so you can play like a Major Leaguer!

About Joe Morgan

See more books from this Author
Joe Morgan played on two Cincinnati Reds World Series championship teams; he is now a baseball analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. Richard Lally is a prolific sportswriter and author.
Published March 11, 1998 by For Dummies. 432 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Baseball For Dummies


The appendix offers a glossary of baseball terms, a plethora of records (always welcome by trivia buffs), and a list of contacts for information on just about every aspect of the game, from T-ball to senior leagues, from professional leagues to team Web sites.

Jun 06 2014 | Read Full Review of Baseball For Dummies

Reader Rating for Baseball For Dummies

An aggregated and normalized score based on 50 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review