For the real sports fan, this is a must-hear audiobook. It is perhaps the biggest collection of facts and what some might call fiction, since some of the sports stories have been passed on for generations. Although it focuses on baseball, there are scores of insightful anecdotes that cross over into many other sports. It doesn't stop there. It shows how intertwined with everyday life baseball has been over the years, from its relationship to world conflicts to the impact on US presidents.
You'll enjoy the trivia questions at the end of each chapter, some of which you might find simple, some are difficult, but they are all entertaining.
There are literally hundreds of random facts that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. They take you from Abner Doubleday right up to present day. It covers controversial issues surrounding players, owners, and even fans.
We can assure you that, no matter what generation you are from, you will learn the history of baseball. You will hear sports stories from the perspective of people that were there. It begins in Cooperstown and ends with World Series baseball, which has contained some of the most dramatic moments the sport has ever seen.
Not everyone that has left an indelible mark on the sport is a household name, but they will be after you finish the audiobook.
Sports trivia books come and go, but this one sticks around a long time. It stays with us for as long as many of the historic sporting events and the people that made them what they are.
We know baseball has been passed down from one generation to the next, and this sports trivia collection might be, too. It will bring back memories, educate, and most of all, is fun!
If you could sum up The Great Book of Baseball: Interesting Facts and Sports Stories in three words, what would they be?
What did you like best about this story?
The Trivia regarding Baseball in its earlier years.
Which character – as performed by Scott Miller – was your favorite?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Its not that type of book.
Any additional comments?
I requested a review copy of this book and the review was made on my own.
The book is a quick interesting read that any Baseball fan would enjoy.
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This is a fantastic collection of baseball trivia and stories! I love how there is a sele
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.
This book is short and to the point, full of interesting stories, jokes and riddles. It’s a wonderful read and the only negative thing I can say is that because I am not American some baseball players were not familiar to me, even though I am a big fan. So, the stories did get a bit confusing at times but it was not really a bad thing. I listen while driving, and the shortness of the stories helped me focus and did require my full attention like a full-length novel. Scott Miller did an amazing job narrating this book and was a big part of why I liked it so much. He just makes it more interesting with his narration.
this is must have to any Baseball lover, young and old.
If you are a Baseball Fan of any age, you will enjoy this book. The narration is top notch and the stories are fun and entertaining. Highly recommended. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast