Our new book called Baseball’s Winning Ways is a sports book for all readers from junior high to adult. Many young people are learning in remote settings, home schooling, and part-time in school/part time remote settings. Many young people loves sports and at Sporting Chance Press sports topics promote the good and learning. In Baseball’s Winning Ways we have learning aids that make the book valuable at home, in school, and in library settings.

Baseball’s Winning Ways is written for enjoyment, inspiration, and information by the author of The 10 Commandments of Baseball, J. D. Thorne. Baseball’s Winning Ways examines baseball eras and their backgrounds, along with profiles of great current and past players. The drama of the game, its history, baseball superstitions, statistics, and the story of trading cards are presented clearly for readers. The central theme of the book is baseball’s principles that are essential to the best baseball programs. The author points out that baseball promotes certain virtues that are so important today. These are the values that parents, grandparents, teachers, and coaches want to pass down to the next generation—as important now as ever.

Here’s a quiz on Baseball’s Winning Ways found in the book:

1. Which president of the United States was responsible for the seventh inning stretch in Major League Baseball games?
a) Barack Obama
b) William Howard Taft
c) George W. Bush
d) William McKinley

2. Which president of the United States served once as president of the Texas Rangers?
a) Barack Obama
b) William Howard Taft
c) George W. Bush
d) George H. W. Bush

3. What famous book did Ben Franklin write?
a) The Kite Runner
b) Autobiography of Ben Franklin
c) Common Sense
d) The Franklin Stove League

4. World War I occurred in what century?
a) Nineteenth
b) Eighteenth
c) Twentieth
d) Seventeenth

5. What was Matthias Boutlier’s occupation?
a) A catcher for the Yankees
b) A manager for the Cubs
c) An Egyptian paleontologist
d) A disciplinarian at St. Mary’s Industrial School

6. Who wrote The Science of Hitting?
a) Babe Ruth
b) Honus Wagner
c) Ted Williams
d) Willie Mays

7. Who was president at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
a) Harry Truman
b) Dwight Eisenhower
c) John F. Kennedy
d) Barack Obama

8. Which of these players did not play the outfield?
a) Joe DiMaggio
b) Mike Trout
c) Ty Cobb
d) Rogers Hornsby

9. In 1948, the Soviet forces blockaded rail, road, and water access to Allied-controlled areas of Berlin. How did the United States and Britain get food and supplies to the people?
a) They used tunnels.
b) They used tanks.
c) They gave up.
d) They flew them in.

10. What professional baseball player mentioned in the book is also a professional bowler?
a) Mookie Betts
b) Mike Trout
c) Nolan Arenado
d) Max Scherzer

11. What award is given to the player that “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team?”
a) Brooks Robinson Trophy
b) Sandy Koufax Silver Cup
c) Roberto Clemente Award
d) Randy Johnson Gold Cup

12. The Flying Dutchman is not?
a) A nickname of Honus Wagner
b) An opera by Richard Wagner
c) A mythological phantom ship
d) A superhero of the Netherlands

13. What did not make Wrigley Field famous?
a) Hand operated scoreboard
b) Free gum to all in attendance
c) Ivy covered walls
d) One of the last stadiums to have lights

14. Stickball is usually not played with what?
a) A stick like a broom handle for a bat
b) A small rubber ball
c) A field that is out on the street
d) 11 players on a side

15. The Roaring 20s era was not?
a) A period of optimism
b) A time when automobiles, telephones, movies, radio, and electrical appliances were developed
c) A period of economic prosperity
d) A period known for conservative clothing.

16. Mike Trout is the centerfielder for which team?
a) New York Yankees
b) San Francisco Giants
c) Los Angeles Angels
d) Los Angeles Dodgers

17. Who is the all-time leader in no-hitters with seven?
a) Sandy Koufax
b) Clayton Kershaw
c) Randy Johnson
d) Nolan Ryan

18. Who managed the Philadelphia Athletics for 50 years?
a) Honus Wagner
b) John McGraw
c) Connie Mack
d) Ernie Banks

 

19. Vin Scully was the “voice of the Dodgers” starting in 1950 when they were in what city?
a) Los Angeles
b) Brooklyn
c) Detroit
d) San Francisco

20. What was the U-2?
a) Wilson’s best fielder’s mitt
b) Poison gas
c) A Scottish Island
d) A spy plane