The 34-ton Bat

The 34-ton Bat

The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobbleheads, Cracker Jacks, Jockstraps, Eye Black, and 375 Other Strange and Unforgettable Objects

Book - 2013
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Grand Central Pub
An unorthodox history of baseball told through the enthralling stories of the game's objects, equipment, and characters.

No sport embraces its wild history quite like baseball, especially in memorabilia and objects. Sure, there are baseball cards and team pennants. But there are also huge balls, giant bats, peanuts, cracker jacks, eyeblack, and more, each with a backstory you have to read to believe. In THE 34-TON BAT, Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin tells the real, unvarnished story of baseball through the lens of all the things that make it the game that it is.

Rushin weaves these rich stories--from ballpark pipe organs played by malevolent organists to backed up toilets at Ebbets Field--together in their order of importance (from most to least) for an entertaining and compulsive read, glowing with a deep passion for America's Pastime. The perfect holiday gift for casual fans and serious collectors alike, THE 34-TON BAT is a true heavy hitter.


Baker & Taylor
This unique history of America's pastime is told through memorabilia and other tokens of the sport and its fans, including giant bats and balls, cards, team pennants, cracker jacks, eyeblack, pipe organs and clogged stadium toilets. 20,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Provides a history of America's pastime told through memorabilia and other tokens of the sport and its fans, including giant bats and balls, cards, team pennants, cracker jacks, eyeblack, pipe organs, and clogged stadium toilets.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2013]
ISBN: 9780316200936
031620093X
Branch Call Number: 796.35 RUS
Characteristics: pages cm

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