Who Was Traded for Lefty Grove? Baseball's Fun Facts and Serious Trivia

by Mike Attiyeh

Who Was Traded for Lefty Grove? Baseball's Fun Facts and Serious Trivia Synopsis

Mike Attiyeh, semi-finalist in the annual trivia contest of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), has assembled a unique collection of over 300 in-depth questions on topics as challenging as the game itself. From accomplishments on the field to anecdotes from the dugout, from baseball's earliest days to the 2001 major league season, Attiyeh presents an assortment of questions, including trivia, matching, fill-in-the-blanks, true or false, and fill-in-the-lineup. The quizzes are complemented by Did You Know? sections, which offer hundreds more facts, figures, and stats. Those up to the task can take the Managerial Challenge : two full seasons of 162 questions. Answer enough correctly and qualify for the postseason and more rounds of play-off and World Series - caliber posers. Answer too few correctly and it's back to the minors!

Who Was Traded for Lefty Grove? Baseball's Fun Facts and Serious Trivia Press Reviews

Attiyeh presents each answer as a mini-essay on relevant aspects of baseball history. Included are biographical details, player perspectives, team performances, heroic accounts, pitching duels, descriptions of specific games, and statistics... The gamut of questions includes facets of the game's basic history as well as information on the major and minor leagues, Negro leagues, and women's leagues... Trivia may well be unimportant, worthless information. But Attiyeh's presentation offers every level of baseball enthusiast an enjoyable and challenging learning opportunity for experiencing the game's long and colorful history. -- Jerry Wright, www.haroldseymour.com (The Official Home of Baseball Historian Dr. Harold Seymour and the SABR Seymour Medal Award) Attiyeh presents each answer as a mini-essay on relevant aspects of baseball history. Included are biographical details, player perspectives, team performances, heroic accounts, pitching duels, descriptions of specific games, and statistics... The gamut of questions includes facets of the game's basic history as well as information on the major and minor leagues, Negro leagues, and women's leagues... Trivia may well be unimportant, worthless information. But Attiyeh's presentation offers every level of baseball enthusiast an enjoyable and challenging learning opportunity for experiencing the game's long and colorful history. -- Jerry Wright, www.haroldseymour.com (The Official Home of Baseball Historian Dr. Harold Seymour and the SABR Seymour Medal Award)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780801870392
Publication date: 1st April 2002
Author: Mike Attiyeh
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Baseball, Trivia & quiz question books,

About Mike Attiyeh

Mike Attiyeh has worked as a sports editor and bureau manager with ESPN SportsTicker, and written for the Atlanta Braves on Bravosweb and for the Oakland Raiders Journal, as well as Baseball Library, Pirate Report, Baseball Digest, SportsLine and Baseball Primer.

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