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Would you love to explore the incredible and exciting history of baseball?

Whether you want to (1) learn amazing and interesting facts about baseball history, (2) discover some of baseball's greatest events and stories, or (3) be thoroughly entertained as you learn how baseball has evolved over the years, this audiobook will give you everything you need to know.

Get an inside look at the game

This audiobook is about what makes baseball the sport it is today. We'll take you inside a game to see what individual players are thinking. Learn some of the early influences that have made the game what it is today.

Discover the greatest innovations to baseball

Baseball relies equally upon chance and skill. Find out what players have used over the years to improve their odds of success. Follow the struggle for advantage between pitchers and batters, offense and defense.

The Rich Culture of Baseball

Baseball is a sport rich in history, culture, and traditions. Gain both inspiration and a treasure of knowledge that add depth to the game. Learn some of the strategies that have made baseball so unpredictably fascinating.

Trace the Development of the Sport

Meet some of the interesting people who have contributed to the game. Learn from the ongoing legacy of practical innovation that has shaped baseball over its 100-plus years of history. Whatever your interest or level of knowledge, Baseball History will entertain, educate, and inspire you.

Discover the incredibly entertaining history of baseball.

Get inside the game: Buy It Now!

©2015 Ace McCloud (P)2016 Ace McCloud

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Great stories in Baseball History fun to listen to

This was a very enjoyable audio to listen to. It was full of all sorts of interesting facts and exciting stories. I liked how it told about the evolution of the game over time... from how people played to the evolution of the equipment itself. All sorts of fun facts are included such as how many stitches are in a baseball to who was the tallest player to ever play and who threw the fastest pitch in baseball history. If you enjoy baseball you will love this audio. Highly recommended!

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Fun, Fast-Paced Look at Baseball History

Although I'm not a huge baseball nut, I thought this would be a fun and timely read as baseball season kicks into full gear. I was not disappointed. This book covers a huge amount of baseball history in a relatively short space, with a fun, conversational tone. As a casual baseball fan, I especially appreciated learning all about the traditions surrounding baseball. Now when I watch games, I feel like I have a whole new appreciation for what I'm seeing. I highly recommend this for casual and avid baseball fans alike.

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Learned a lot & become more interested in baseball

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Having lived in Boston for 5.5 years, I didn't give myself the chance to attend a baseball game locally. This year, I decided to invest more time to learn more about this sport. This book gives me a thorough view on all aspects of baseball and playing this sport. I also enjoyed reading the strategy part of playing baseball. Although I don't see myself playing baseball in the future, the knowledge I have obtained from this book has helped me better understand baseball and how to watch baseball (something I have always wanted to do with my family) and analyze the players' moves, too. Overall, a great intro book!

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Baseball history reviewed

The story of baseball is filled with a whole lot of interesting stories and facts! This book is a must-read for anyone who enjoys baseball and wants to know little facts and trivia that many people might not know. I recommend it for any baseball lover whether it's you or someone you need to buy a gift for!

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Great baseball history lesson

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So much great baseball history in this book. If you like baseball I am sure you will like this book!

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Nothing Explains Better Than Baseball History!

Baseball is one of my favorite games and after listening to baseball audio book I decided to buy this book so as to know the game better. The audio book is very interesting and Joshua Mackey as usual delivers the message! Baseball is flexible enough to include any number of players in the field and cuts across any social and economic grouping. Its a controversial sport and spuns around all kinds of theories and news over the years. In the past,players used to make their own bats. Professional rules changed in the 1990's outlining bats with sort of flat ends and maximum diameter of 2.75 inches and bats have been revolving around those specifications. Chapter 2 on the history of baseball was my favorite,learnt so much from the history. Dont miss out on this stories,grab your copy now and have fun listening to the book. Kudos Ace!

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Absolutely painful

Who is this for? Evidently for someone who knows nothing about the game. Even if that's the case, this hash of mismatched facts and misinformation is poorly laid out and often insulting. This "reads" like a high school book report. If you're even a casual fan, chances are you'll learn nothing. Even if you know very little about the game you'll probably find this work confusing. Moreover, the book's reader should have taken the time to learn the correct pronunciation of Nap Lajoie's name.

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"Take Me Out To the Baseball Game"

What made the experience of listening to Baseball History the most enjoyable?

The part of "Baseball" that made it most enjoyable was when Joshua said, "If you believe in yourself, your teammates will believe in you. If your teammates believe in you, then your coach will believe in you. If your coach believes in you, then you have a life-long ally." I just loved it because it tells that if you believe in yourself, others will believe in you too.

What did you like best about this story?

What I liked best about "Baseball" was when Ace said, "Keep your head in the game!" It's just important to think about what you are doing, and how you will do it.

Which scene was your favorite?

This book on baseball is basically a self-help book that helps you learn about the game, so there were no actual scenes.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

What I really enjoyed best about this story is when baseball was explained the following way, "How those who want to learn the game can get inspiration by the examples of real players who have pursued a dream, watched their dream crumble before their eyes, and then persisted with dedication and hard work to attain success."

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  • kegpiece
  • 05-01-16

Interesting historical baseball guide

I really enjoyed listening to this much more than I thought I would. I wanted to get a better idea about the game as I am dating an American and wanted to be able to understand more about the game and its history.
I found that it really explained how the game has developed and adapted over the years. I particularly found it interesting about how much change the ball itself has gone through and all the different materials that have been used over the years.
I love all the trivia, facts and stats throughout, like the history of team names and I found the section on player traditions and superstitions particularly interesting.
Great guide for beginners of baseball enthusiasts.

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  • Joanna JC
  • 02-10-16

Passionate baseball history that you love to hear!

Would you listen to Baseball History again? Why?

"Baseball History" is worth to listen many times as very informative, engaging and nostalgic story about baseball.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the best history of evolution of the baseball as a game, especially the equipment like a ball and a bat. Very descriptive and informative chapter how are made baseball tools, what technology is used now and in previous generation. Wonderful journey back in time!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoy the most chapter about baseball culture, where I find out how funny and clever are baseball player nick names like Piano Legs, Three Finger, Oil Can Boyd, Biscuit Pants, etc.
Also some names of baseball teams are very amusing like Pittsburgh Innocents, Chicago Orphans, Boston Bean Eaters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was very emotional during the heartbreaking chapter about Adam Greenberg, the Major League baseball player. He was hit in the head on his debut and suffered skull fracture and needed a long and difficult rehabilitation. Thanks to his high spirit and motivation he was able to back to the field and be even more successful.

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Very good audio book, full of interesting details, book of baseball records, funny and amazing facts that keep you stay interested and puzzled. If you a baseball lovers you absolutely must have "Baseball History". Great idea for birthday and special occasion gift.

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  • allen
  • 02-07-16

This truly was a History of Baseball

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This truly was a History of America's Favorite Game. Mccloud goes in depth into every facet of the game. From the history of baseball to Fascinating Facts & Unbelievably True Stories. This was a really good read. It outlines the "nuts and bolts" of the history of baseball without going into too much detail on any given topic. As an avid baseball fan, I sometimes felt that MCcloud was writing for readers that never heard of the game. overall, 5/5