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23 Ways to Get to First Base: The ESPN Uncyclopedia [Hardcover]

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Item description for 23 Ways to Get to First Base: The ESPN Uncyclopedia by Gary Belsky...

Written for the fan who needs to know it all, 23 Ways to Get to First Base is the first comprehensive collection of on-the-tip-of-your-tongue sports knowledge that's sure to become must-have reading and the ultimate bar-bet referee. 23 Ways to Get to First Base explores the true operating system of sports, the facts and figures, dates and data that fans think they know or wish they did. It's a one-of-a-kind potpourri of sports information, presented in an entertaining and visually arresting assortment of lists, charts, graphs, time lines, and short narratives, including:--All eight positions in Abbott Costello's classic "Who's on First?" routine --Every sports-related phobia --The full text of Bill Murray's "Cinderella Story" speech from Caddyshack --The name of every athlete who has guest-starred on The Simpsons --And, of course, the 23 ways a baseball player can safely reach first base

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Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.3" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 8, 2007
Publisher   ESPN
ISBN  1933060107  
ISBN13  9781933060101  

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More About Gary Belsky

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gary Belsky is editor in chief of "ESPN The Magazine", where he has worked since 1998. The author of several books, he lectures frequently on the psychology of decision-making to business and consumer groups around the world. From 1994 through 1998, Belsky was a regular commentator on CNN's "Your Money "and a frequent contributor to "Good Morning America", "CBS This Morning", "Crossfire" and "Oprah"; he continues to appear on local and national radio and TV, commenting on sports, economics, business and personal finance. A St. Louis native, Belsky graduated from the University of Missouri in that city in 1983 with a BA in speech communication and political science. Before joining "ESPN" he was a writer at "Money" magazine and a reporter for "Crain's New York Busines"s and the "St. Louis Business Journal". In 1990, Belsky won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, administered by The Anderson School at UCLA. Belsky, who lives in Manhattan, serves on the board of directors of Urban Pathways, one of New York City's largest providers of services to the homeless and mentally ill; as well as the New York Neo-Futurists, an East Village theater company.

Gary Belsky currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.

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Not only for American sports fans  Aug 20, 2007
For more than two months, I've gone around this book,, YouTube, iTunes Store, Google Maps, a variety of English dictionaries, etc., and had LOTS of fun. To not a very sporty Japanese reader like myself, or possibly American youngsters, this cute little book gives beyond sports trivia the knowledge of sports legends, some idea for American culture, the fifth meaning of an English word, etc. And my copy, a bit personalized with post-it glossaries, will provide me with the target list of my Tsutaya (Japanese Blockbuster) explorations for another two months or so, I'm sure.
I did not know that  Jul 26, 2007
Very entertaining. Good coffee table book and great way to impress your friends with obscure sports trivia. If you were expecting War and Peace, then you misread the description.
Fun, fun, fun  Jul 25, 2007
This book has a lot of real neat sports related trivia. Could probably stump some people with some of the info FUN reading.
Great for sports fans, especially kids  Jul 19, 2007
Has every noteworthy sports fact and the fun facts are great too, something other sports trivia books didn't have. the design/layout also makes it easy to read and find a specific topic.
Not good for a real sports fan  Jun 28, 2007
I am almost done with the uncyclopedia. I have made it through T and so far I am unimpressed

there is way too much about the "original" rules of sports, the first inducted classes into the hall of fames, and way, way too much olympics.

The killer is that there are tons of errors and misspellings. It seems like it was written by a 3rd grader.

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