"I can't remember a more satisfying and well-written book than David Nemec's The Official Rules of Baseball. It's a book you can refer to time and again--"must "reading for all, including the players."--Phil Rizzuto
Fascinating in their origins, central to the history of the game and to how it is played today, the rules of baseball provide never-ending material for the arguments, anecdotes, and great moments that make baseball what it is. In "The Official Rules of Baseball, Updated and Revised", David Nemec relates the history of the rules, explores how the rules have changed and why, and relates some of the many memorable episodes in baseball in which the rules have played a central role: the famed "Pine Tar Game," the beaning of Ray Chapman, and many more. The book is illustrated with over fifty black-and-white photographs of key moments in the evolution of baseball's rules. "The Official Rules of Baseball, Updated and Revised" will be required reading for anyone who wants to know the game well - and for the millions of fans who want to know it better. This title includes: the entertaining story of the rules' evolution; an official publication of Major League Baseball; and over 50 vintage photographs.