Baseball’s Most Bizarre Plays

A Roster of the Odd, the Improbable and the Downright Confounding in Major League History


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About the Book

Baseball has produced some notably strange plays—like Randy Johnson’s fastball dismantling a bird—yet there have been many that defy belief. Beginning with Todd Frazier tricking umpires into calling an out with a rubber ball and culminating in Al “The Mad Hungarian” Hrabosky pitching into a scrum of two batters and a manager at home plate, this book describes the 150 most bizarre plays in the history of the game. Baserunners going in the wrong direction, outfielders kicking the ball, three runners meeting at one base, two balls in play, players ejected for dancing and many other anomalies are presented with detailed commentary.

About the Author(s)

Alan Hirsch, chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at Williams College, has written numerous books and been published in The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Newsday and Village Voice, among many others. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic Details

Alan Hirsch
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 199
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8707-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4560-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi
Preface  1
The Plays  5
Conclusion  174
Notes  177
Bibliography  181
Index  183