A Classic Baseball reference with an updated introduction addressing the modern era of America's Favorite Pastime... Ever since baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday,fans across America have followed this game, its personalities and its statistics. In Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Baseball, you will find inside stories and little-known anecdotes about such greats as Babe Ruth, Loud Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Early Winn, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and hundreds more, compiled by a sports editor and writer who has followed the game for thirty-six years. The whole modern generation of professional baseball is mirrored in this fact-filled compendium. You may have heard of the most famous double-play trio in baseball history -- Tinkers to Evers to Chance -- but what else do you know about them?Or did you know that the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth, had a pitching record of 94-46 and did not lose a game over a fourteen-year period? Or that Early Wynn, now the Blue Jays' radio commentator, won only one game in 1963, his last season, but it was his 300th win? It's all here in one of the most complete book of facts written about baseball -- the anecdotes, the achievements, the twists of fate that propelled players to stardom. Fully illustrated with action photographs.