Grand Slam Baseball, The Lore and Legend of America's Game, from the popular Armchair Reader series, presents an extensive collection of stories, trivia, anecdotes, quotations, statistics, and obscure facts on the National Pastime. Grand Slam Baseball's 468 pages are packed full of information that will entertain even the most diehard baseball fans. In addition to articles on baseball lore and legend, the book offers many colorful tales on the men who have played Major League Baseball. Check out the Table of Contents. Check out some Sample Articles. Here is a sampling of some topics in the book: Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz once burned his chest by ironing a shirt that he was wearing. Baltimore Orioles outfielder John Lowenstein claimed his hitting streak in 1982 was due to flushing the clubhouse toilet between innings to keep his wrists strong. St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Rip Collins took home broken bats and used them to build a picket fence in front of his house. Babe Zaharias, a gifted female athlete best known for her feats as a golfer, once struck out New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio in an exhibition. Catcher Moe Berg, who played Major League Baseball for fifteen seasons, was a spy for the United States government during World War II. Grand Slam Baseball, The Lore and Legend of America's Game is certain to provide hours of reading entertainment for even the most discerning baseball fans.