The Comic Book Story Of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, And History-making Swings (and Misses) Of America's National Pastime by Alex IrvineThe Comic Book Story Of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, And History-making Swings (and Misses) Of America's National Pastime by Alex Irvine

The Comic Book Story Of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, And History-making Swings (and Misses) Of…

byAlex IrvineIllustratorTomm Coker, C.p. Smith

Paperback | May 8, 2018

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A graphic novel-style history of baseball, providing an illustrated look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport.

This graphic novel steps up to the plate and covers all the bases in illustrating the origin of America's national pastime, presenting a complete look at the beginnings (both real and legendary), developments, triumphs, and tragedies of baseball. It also breaks down the cultural impact and significance of the sport both in America and overseas (including Japan, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic), from the early days of America to the flying W outside Wrigley Field in 2016.

Featuring members of Baseball's Hall of Fame and modern day stand-outs—including Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, the 1930s New York Yankees, the 2004 Boston Red Sox, the 2016 Chicago Cubs, and more—The Comic Book Story of Baseball spotlights the players, teams, games, and moments that built the sport's legacy and ensured its popularity.
ALEX IRVINE is the writer of the games Avengers Alliance, Marvel War of Heroes, and Marvel Puzzle Quest, which together have seen more than 50 million players. He has also written comics (Daredevil Noir, Iron Man: Rapture) and novels (The Ultimates: Against All Enemies, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 2) for Marvel. He wrote the n...
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Title:The Comic Book Story Of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, And History-making Swings (and Misses) Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:May 8, 2018Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0399578943

ISBN - 13:9780399578946

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"Heroes, villains, long odds, and tall-tales: baseball history should always be presented in comic book form. The Comic Book Story of Baseball is probably the most accessible history of the game I've ever held in my hands. I'd recommend this little gem to anyone who wants to learn the history of the game and its colorful characters." --Dirk Hayhurst, New York Times best-selling author of The Bullpen Gospel, former Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays, and commentator for ESPN and TBS