For baseball addicts, the sport is more than just a game: it’s a ritual, a form of self-definition, even a part of nature. After all, there’s no clearer sign that winter’s ending than seeing the boys of summer return to spring training. Baseball: The Players, The World Series, The Records celebrates that passion. Uniquely designed to look and feel like an actual baseball, it covers the entire history of our national pastime, with background on all 30 major league teams and stats, facts, player profiles, and every playoff winner and loser since before the first World Series. With stories of and about the game, including classics like Ring Lardner’s Horseshoes, and quotes from the sport’s giants sprinkled throughout, it’s perfect for rookie fans and veterans alike.