The home run has changed the game of baseball, moving it into a sport where might makes right and fans clamor for the clout. Home Run’s Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Monumental Dingers, Prodigious Swingers, and Everything Long-Ball celebrates all there is about the home run, from the folks that hit it, the guys that serve it up, and even the voices proclaiming, “It’s outta here!”
David Vincent, called “The Sultan of Swat Stats” by ESPN, brings it all to you in this fact-filled smorgasbord of home run knowledge. His detailed and varied top-ten lists include top home run totals position by position; players with the most homers against the Yankees; the youngest and oldest to “go yard”; pitchers who surrendered the most homers; the states that have birthed the most top hitters; home run hitters with the longest last names; and even the top totals for players with the common last name of Williams.
There’s so much more, too. With a database of every single round-tripper ever hit, Vincent can present just about anything home run related you can imagine, and does so in this book. From the interesting and surprising to the humorous and just plain offbeat, Home Run’s Most Wanted™ fills the bases with fun trivia about the longest ball of them all.
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)
David Vincent is the author of Home Run: The Definitive History of Baseball’s Ultimate Weapon and coauthor of the award-winning book The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball’s All-Star Game, and SABR Presents the Home Run Encyclopedia: The Who, What, and Where of Every Home Run Hit Since 1876. Major League Baseball, ESPN, FOX, USA Today, and many other media entities consult him regularly on the history of the home run. He lives in Centreville, Virginia.