Saturday, June 10, 2017

Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball Paperback – March 22, 2016 by Dan Formosa (Author), Paul Hamburger (Author)

After skimming through BASEBALL FIELD GUIDE a few days ago, I did not rate this book very high. The design format is excellent, but there were errors and omissions of some fundamentals that are important, that no beginner could ever pick up on.

After spending a little more time with the book, I am upgrading the rating -- it is actually a pretty good little book.

I would encourage the authors to take their revisions more seriously -- get the AL and NL teams right. Absolutely no excuse in overlooking this by the authors -- comes across as sloppy. I would also recommend they provide, at the very beginning and reiterated at the beginning of the scoring section, a graphic showing the field, position players and their respective position numbers, and provide more on how to use this organization in the scoring section. Beginners should walk away from this knowing what an "E5" and a "643 Double Play" means.

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