Introducing a reader to Christy Mathewson seems like a superfluous piece of writing and a waste of white paper. Schoolboys of the last ten years have been acquainted with the exact figures which have made up Matty's pitching record before they had ever heard of George Washington, because George didn't play in the same League.
Was a run ever scored that went unnoticed by everyone on both teams—and the official scorer, too? Can a runner from first base be tagged out stealing second when the batter is walked? Fans of the Great American Pastime want to know! This second edition of Baseball Brain Teasers features 60 challenging rules situations that occurred in real-life Major League games, with each incident broken into three parts. First comes the problem, with all the basic details; then a description of the actual game where the play happened; and finally an explanation of the correct call. Readers can just enjoy the entertaining stories—or the baseball-savvy can test their knowledge and see if they’re smarter than the professionals who were actually involved.
"Great Scott! Look at this!" Joe Matson, or "Baseball Joe," as he was better known throughout the country, sprang to his feet and held out a New York paper with headlines which took up a third of the page.
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