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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781466869080144 Pages, Ages 10-14
Filled with biographical anecdotes, batting stats and historical comparisons, here is the one book young fans can use to become instant experts in baseball's great debate.
Who is it: Babe Ruth? Ted Williams? Ty Cobb? Mark McGwire? or . . .?
Here is your one-stop resource for answering the question all baseball fans ask: Who is the best batter ever? You'll find thirty-two of baseball's greatest hitters, with each player's batting statistics, special achievements and records, along with interesting anecdotes and photographs.
With all this great information, Who Is Baseball's Greatest Hitter? is more than just a book of stats. Experienced sports writer Jeff Kisseloff gives young readers the tools to analyze, compare and contrast each player's career batting records. Unlike other baseball books, this one challenges the reader to make his own choices and add his own favorite batters to the debate.
Can you match the question on the left with the player on the right?
1) Who hit 755 home Runs? A) Mark McGwire
2) Who hit .367 lifetime? B) Hank Aaron
3) Who has the best home run/at bat ratio? C) Ty Cobb
And the big question, which statistic matters most?
Who Is Baseball's Greatest Hitter?
Answers: 1-B, 2-C, 3-A
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