home > paid book/ebook

The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches (Vintage)

Customer Reviews:

Thats the way the baseball bounces

By M. A. Filippelli "Marc12074" - June 4, 2011

Have you ever wondered what's inside a baseball? Perhaps you cut one in half as a kid for show and tell at school. Good news we get to find out what's in the baseball and how it has changed over the years. What Author Zach Hample has produced her is a multi faceted look at the ball it's effect on the game and the fans who chase these balls down.

The Baseball stunts, scandals, and secrets beneath the stitches starts back in the 1840's when the first baseball was developed basically by wrapping yarn into a ball and then covering it with hide. These days exacting measurements are used to make a baseball.

As it turns out what's inside a baseball has changed many times over the last 170 years. Author Zach Hample walks the reader through the history of the baseball, the effect the changing baseball has had on the game. Moving from the dead ball era to the live ball era undoubtedly was the most dramatic change in the game. When baseball started getting lively baseball... read more

"The" Baseball

By Danny B. Wood - May 5, 2011

I've been a baseball fan for over 50 years. I've played since I was 6 years old, I played in high school and college and Over 50 baseball. I've umpired and I've collected all types of baseballs including over 3,000 autographed balls and another 2,000 logo type balls. I literally learned something NEW on every page of the first half of the book that I never knew. The research that went in to this book has never been done or at least published before. Anyone that is able to actually visit the Rawlings plant in Costa Rica certainly has my respect. It is the most incredible book I have ever read about "the ball". Thanks, Zack!!

Very unique book

By Jeremy Frank - May 4, 2011

A reporter is meant to be our eyes and ears on a subject for which we read and learn from. Zack Hample has entered the inner sanctum of the makings of the baseball - in Costa Rica. We learn every stage of how a baseball is created, the pill, the cork, the stitching, how exacting it is, and how the ball and MLB's attitude toward it has changed- along with ballhawking, snagging baseballs. There is a treasure trove of facts here, a fascinating read.

Use coupon below to get discount at eCampus.com!

SHADES
$3 off textbook orders over $75

SUNBLOCK
$4 off textbook orders over $90

SUNSHINE
$5 off textbook orders over $100

Copy the coupon code before clicking the button!

AVAILABILITY
MerchantFormatPrice
Amazon USPaperback$1.46 - $14.95
eBooks.comDigital (PDF)$11.99
eCampusPaperback$13.46 discount!
PREVIEW
Related Documents
Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars

Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars

$24.99

Unsolved mysteries surround the remarkable men known as the Templars. Their ancient origins go back much further than their well-known adventures in the Middle East in the twelfth century. They knew ...

Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars

Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars

$11.99 - $19.08

Unsolved mysteries surround the remarkable men known as the Templars. Their ancient origins go back much further than their well-known adventures in the Middle East in the twelfth century. They knew ...

Inside the Olympics: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals and the Glory of the Games

Inside the Olympics: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals and the Glory of the Games…

$8.85 - $22.95

"The only man who could have written this book has done it with candor and style. A lucid and penetrating look at the five-ringed world, filled with Dick Pound's customary insight, frankness and wit. ...

Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons

Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons

$11.99 - $24.99

Our world is mysterious and conspiratorial. Networking is key - people who exercise power accept that success depends upon who you know. Some of these networks are obvious and visible, while ...

The Boys of October : How the 1975 Boston Red Sox Embodied Baseball's Ideals--and Restored Our Spirits

The Boys of October : How the 1975 Boston Red Sox Embodied Baseball's Ideals--and Restored Our Spirits…

$0.01 - $16.30

"A replay of another sort, a psalm, really, to the '75 Red Sox . . . transcend[s] the box-score mentality of so much sportswriting . . . captures the true joy of baseball . . . very fine ...

Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets; Rays, Romance, and Rivalry; Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal (Summer Novels)

Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets; Rays, Romance, and Rivalry; Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal (Summer…

$0.01 - $9.99

Summer can't wait to get back to the Florida Keys. She, Marquez, and Diana have already decided to get an apartment so they can spend the whole summer together. But even with her friends by her side, ...

Magician's Handbook: Tricks and Secrets of the World's Greatest Magician Herrmann the Great

Magician's Handbook: Tricks and Secrets of the World's Greatest Magician Herrmann the Great

$22.58

Magician's Handbook: Tricks and Secrets of the World's Greatest Magician Herrmann the Great

Magician's Handbook: Tricks and Secrets of the World's Greatest Magician Herrmann the Great

Magician's Handbook: Tricks and Secrets of the World's Greatest Magician Herrmann the Great

$34.28

Magician's Handbook: Tricks and Secrets of the World's Greatest Magician Herrmann the Great

More Than Just Sex: It's the Art of the Chase - African American Women Defining Themselves, Black Men, Each Other, Relationships and Secrets to Love and Happine

More Than Just Sex: It's the Art of the Chase - African American Women Defining Themselves, Black Men,…

$13.60

More Than Just Sex: It's the Art of the Chase - African American Women Defining Themselves, Black Men, Each Other, Relationships and Secrets to Love and Happine

The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (Vintage)

The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (Vintage)

$5.94 - $17.00

Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their ...

loading