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Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Pedro Martínez, superimposed on cover of 'Legends of Major League Baseball', by Abbeville Press.

Legends of Major League Baseball

By (author) Craig Calcaterra


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  • Fun yet substantive non-fiction for ages 7 and up — great for reluctant readers 
  • Brief biographies of 28 of the greatest baseball players of all time, from legends like Babe Ruth to more recent retirees like Derek Jeter 
  • Includes action-packed photos and key stats 
  • Written in a fan’s voice, by noted sportswriter Craig Calcaterra 
  • A companion to Calcaterra’s Stars of Major League Baseball (9780789214591, March 2023), which profiles the league’s top current players 
  • More than 250,000 Abbeville Kids sports books in print! 
Full Description

An action-packed book on the most extraordinary stars in MLB history.
Legends of Major League Baseball features illustrated profiles of 28 retired baseball greats, from the greatest stars of past generations, such as Babe Ruth and Willie Mays, to modern legends like Pedro Martinez and Alex Rodriguez. Young readers will learn how each of these stars grew up and made it to the top, and what made their playing styles unique. Filled with key stats and action-packed photos, this book will wow both the baseball novice and the passionate fan.

About the Author

Craig Calcaterra is a writer based in New Albany, Ohio. He is the author of Stars of Major League Baseball (Abbeville) and Rethinking Fandom, and is the editor of the daily baseball, news, and culture newsletter Cup of Coffee. He was formerly the lead national baseball writer for NBC Sports, where he launched and edited the baseball blog HardballTalk.

Abbeville Press
2nd Aug 2023
World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia
279 mm x 213 mm
64 Pages
Name of series
Abbeville Sports
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