Big Book of Who: Baseball: The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know
Everybody who watches baseball has moments when they find themselves asking lots of questions about who did something first or who did something best or what the record is for something else. Sports Illustrated Kids has put together a wonderful new book with 101 baseball stars every fan should know about. These aren’t just the typical facts and stats one would find in most books, but really fun little stories like, “Which colorful catcher was known as Mr. Baseball?” or “Which pitcher was known for talking to the baseball?” In case you don’t know, the first is Bob Uecker and the second is Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. Wait until you read about Josh Gibson! Fascinating. Each question is accompanied by a photo of the subject and a generous write-up of the answer to the question. Some have interesting Fast Facts or Super Stats for some added punch. The writing is lively and crisp and well-researched. The photos and graphics are bright and fun. Kids will love this compendium of baseball facts, but grown-ups will be busy peeking over their shoulders to get a look, too.
The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids