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Baseball Field Guide

An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball

By Dan Formosa Paul Hamburger

Now in its third edition—a clear guide to the complete rules of baseball, updated in 2019!

Admit it: Even if you’re a diehard fan of our national pastime, sometimes an umpire’s call can be a little baffling. And for newer fans, Major League Baseball’s nuanced rules—developed and revised over decades—can be downright perplexing.

Now updated throughout with the latest changes, including the no-pitch intentional walk and “bona fide slides” for interferences on a double play, the Baseball Field Guide explains every rule in plain English:
  • Rules that apply before, during, and after the game
  • Equipment specifications and field requirements
  • Duties of the coaches, managers, and umpires
  • Rules for spectators (yes, they have rules, too!)
  • The clearest explanation anywhere of the infamous Infield Fly Rule, and much more!
Designed for quick and intuitive searches, this entertaining reference will help you understand every aspect of the game and add to your enjoyment of the sport.

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Review quotes
“Splendidly clear and concise.”—Boston Globe

“A useful and entertaining resource.”Choice

“Unlike the official rulebook, which has codes as dense as the Dewey Decimal System, this illustrated reference is easy to read and covers everything.”San Diego Union-Tribune
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March 22, 2016