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|The pictures below show some larger sample page views of this ©1956 Inside Baseball For Little Leaguers Hard Back Sports Wonder Book. This (64) page hard back book was by Mickey McConnell, that was illustrated by Alan Maver, with a forward by baseball player Ted Kluszewski. It was published by Wonder Books of New York. This book was formerly a Library book from the Berkeley Preparatory Schools, with stampings inside and a Library card holder in the back. The back of the book has many more Grosset & Dunlap Sports Stories books from basball, basketball, Boxing, football, and hockey. This book has many tips on playing baseball by Major League Baseball players, including the following:|
John Antonelli New York Giants How to control a pitch.
Early Wynn Cleveland Indians How to fool the batter,
Ruben Gomez New York Giants - Pitching pointers.
Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians How to field when pitching.
Jim Hegan Cleveland Indians Catching pointers.
Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves How to catch.
Joe Collins New York Yankees How to field at first base.
Ted Kluszewski -Cincinnati Redlegs How to stand at the plate.
Bob Avila Cleveland Indians Place hitting.
Andy Carey New York Yankees Throwing from the field.
Jim Finigan -Kansas City Athletics How to play the infield.
Henry Thompson New York Giants How to field ground balls in the infield.
Granville Hamner Philadelphia Phillies Balance: The secret of hitting.
Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers Guarding the plate.
Alvin Dark New York Giants How to tag base runners.
Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox How to steal bases.
Irv Noren New York Yankees How to field ground balls in the outfield.
Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers How to play the outfield.
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees How to bunt.
Willie Mays New York Giants How to play Center Field.
Jim Busby Cleveland Indians How to run the bases.
Jackie Jensen Boston Red Sox The bent leg slide.
Enos Slaughter Kansas Curt Athletics How to slide.
Wally Moon St. Louis Cardinals How to run.
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers How to strengthen your wrists.
Cal Abrams Chicago White Sox Catching fly balls.
Leo Durocher New York Giants The squeeze play.
The book measures about 6-1/4'' x 8-3/8'' x 3/8''. It appears to be in fair used condition as pictured. It has some wear to the cover, old white tape on the binding edge, age yellowing on the brittle pages, and a few pieces of old scotch tape on a couple small page tears. As stated above, this book was formerly an old Library book from the Berkeley Preparatory Schools, with stampings inside and a Library card holder in the back.
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