The ultimate, fact-filled collector’s guide from legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter!
No matter their favorite team or player, young sports fans can look to baseball legend Derek Jeter for information on America’s national pastime. Derek Jeter’s Ultimate Baseball Guide 2015 is jam-packed with facts about each of the thirty Major League teams. Brief team histories are peppered with Jeter’s handwritten notes and interwoven with cool trivia, covering everything from the sport’s start and the original Knickerbocker Rules to baseball’s weirdest superstitions. Not sure how to compute a slugging average? Want to know how many teams have won over 10,000 games? Ever wondered how many stitches are in a baseball? Fans will find answers to these and much more in this annual collector’s guide.
Larry Dobrow has written about sports for CBSSports.com, American Way, and San Antonio magazine, among other publications, and about a range of entertainment and media topics for MM&M, MediaPost, Advertising Age, AARP, and Sound & Vision. He is not tall and thus not as in demand for pickup games of hoops as he was before his friends all enjoyed their growth spurts. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and sons.
Damien Jones is an award-nominated illustrator and animator. He studied at the Arts University Bournemouth before undertaking numerous international illustration projects within children’s picture books and educational publications. The energy and excitement of major league baseball was a subject matter that Damien could not turn down, due to his love of American sports and the artistic challenge of capturing the athletic movement on paper. Damien works in both traditional and digital methods to bring these stars of baseball to life, using a few fluid pencil marks to highlight the power that these athletes have. He lives in Cornwall, England.