Title: Full Count: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Baseball
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
May Contain Spoilers
The Look Inside:
As with all of the Sports Illustrated Kids books, Full Count: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Baseball is beautifully presented. The book is huge, featuring eye-popping photographs, both in color and black and white, of the best in baseball. I love these Top 10 books, and the material had me flipping eagerly through the pages. While I was a huge baseball fan in my teens, I have flipped over to football and hockey, preferring a faster, harder hitting game. There was still plenty to hold my attention here, including Top 10 Ugly Uniforms (and yes, they are hideous! Most of the fugly are from the 70s, which doesn’t surprise me, but gaak! I can’t believe anyone thought these uniforms looked COOL!), Top 10 Mascots, and Top 10 Nicknames. There are lots of Tigers mentioned, too, though Ernie Harwell only ranked second on the Top 10 Announcers list. What?! He was baseball in Detroit, and listening to games will never be the same without him.
Now, for those baseball fans out there, don’t be alarmed – there are plenty of lists with compelling baseball moments. If Top 10 Facial Hair doesn’t interest you, I’m such that Top 10 Future Hall of Famers, Top 10 Scandals, and Top 10 Legendary Home Runs will get your blood pumping. It was fun Googling footage of some of the most memorable moments in baseball, but without this book, I never would have thought to do it! Hank Aaron’s 715th home run? it’s on YouTube. Kirk Gibson’s game winning homer in 1988? Read about it in the book, then go watch it for yourself.
If you have a young baseball fan at home, Full Count: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Baseball will keep them entertained with the action-packed shots and fun trivia. With the holidays fast approaching, this will make a fun gift for the baseball fan in your life.
Review copy provided by publisher