The Baseball Catalog (1992)
by Dan Schlossberg
Cliff Mapes wore No. 3 after Babe Ruth and No. 7 before Mickey Mantle. The three Alou brothers hit consecutive groundouts in the same inning. Sparky Anderson was the only manager to win World Championships in both leagues. Sammy Sosa once shined shoes for 35 cents a pair. These choice morsels and others like them are found in The Baseball Catalog: Millennium Edition, baseball expert Dan Schlossberg’s highly acclaimed work on America’s national pastime.
Turn these pages to find out which announcer signaled a home run by yelling, “Open the window, Aunt Minnie, here it comes!” Learn how corncobs helped Paul and Lloyd Waner become Hall of Famers. Read about the only man to pitch a perfect game in relief . . . what Joe Medwick said when he met the Pope . . . why Hank Aaron was once called out for hitting a home run . . . and how Jake Jones was given a triple on a foul ball. It’s all here: from the origins of the game through the advent of divisional play, wild-card winners, interleague competition, and realignment. This new edition of The Baseball Catalog will entertain trivia buffs well into the new millennium. Every aspect of the game is covered, from the hot dog to the hot corner: nicknames, quotations, origins, superstitions, traditions, trades, rules, umpires, memorable moments, spring training, plus postseason and All-Star highlights. The Baseball Catalog is Dan Schlossberg’s all-inclusive tribute to the good old days of Americas favorite sport.