About this title: An unorthodox history of baseball told through the enthralling stories of the game's objects, equipment, and characters. No sport embraces its wild history quite like baseball, especially in memorabilia and objects. Sure, there are baseball cards and team pennants. But there are also huge balls, giant bats, peanuts, cracker jacks, eyeblack, and more, each with a backstory you have to read to believe. In 'the 34-Ton Bat', Steve Rushin tells the real, unvarnished story of baseball through the lens of all the things that make it the game that it is.
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