Who's Better, Who's Best in Baseball
Mr. Stats Sets the Record Straight on the Top 75 Players of All TimeBook - 2005
A fact-packed guide to baseball statistics weaves facts and anecdotes together to cover the history of the game, including interviews with players and coaches and plentiful discourse on the dynamics of the game. Original. 40,000 first printing.
A guide to baseball statistics weaves facts and anecdotes together to cover the history of the game, including interviews with players and coaches and discourse on the dynamics of the game.
Guaranteed to spark debate among baseball diehards with its controversial pick for #1
"Elliott Kalb's work is beyond excellent. He thinks in story lines and uses numbers to make compelling and often original points."--Bob Costas
In the world of major-league sports, Elliott Kalb, a.k.a "Mr. Stats," is the Sultan of Stats, the Tsar of Trivia, and the Final Word in armchair-athlete disputes. Now, hot on the heels of his controversial bestseller Who's Better, Who's Best in Basketball? comes a book that is guaranteed to raise both hackles and cheers from baseball fans from coast to coast. More than a book of lists, Who's Better, Who's Best in Baseball?:
- Interweaves numbers, facts, and anecdotes to offer a grand perspective on the entire history of the sport and its 100 all-time greatest of the greats--including players from the Negro Leagues
- Features interviews with MLB experts, players, and coaches, including Bob Costas, Bud Selig, Vin Scully, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Johnny Bench, and others
- Argues the popular debate--what means more, modern training and modern medicine, overall athletics, popularity, or genetics?