Who's Better, Who's Best in Baseball?

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McGraw Hill Professional, Feb 16, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 416 pages
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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?

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Contents

Introduction
1
Barry Bonds
9
Babe Ruth
21
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Elliott Kalb is "Mr. Stats" at ESPN, TNT, and HBO. Formerly with NBC for 15 years, Kalb is a five-time Emmy-winner and a one-time writer for the greatest play-by-play announcer in baseball history, Vin Scully. Kalb has his own website, www.elliottkalb.com, and writes a weekly column for HBO.com. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and kids.

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