Here’s the Table of Contents for our new book, Baseball’s Winning Ways:

CONTENTS

Baseball Is a Beautiful Game………………………………… iii

Breaking Down Baseball by Eras…………………………….1

Baseball Cards…..……….…………………………………………3

Players…………………………………………………………………4

Origins and Early History…………………………………….65

20th Century Story of Baseball and America….….……68

21st Century Baseball….…….……….…………………………96

Negro Leagues…..………….…………………………………..100

Drama of Baseball…..…………………………………………103

Baseball’s Popularity……………………………………….…104

Baseball’s Measuring Sticks….…….………………..…….105

Superstition in Baseball….…………………………….……108

Make a New Plan…………..………………..…………………112

Winning Ways…..………………………………………………115

Ben Franklin’s Chart on Virtues……….…………………120

Baseball’s Winning Ways Charts..…….…………………122

Making the Cut………….………………………………………134

Playing Fair………………….…………………………………..136

Glossary……….…………….…….………………………………140

Quiz…………….………………….……………………………….168

Exercise on Franklin’s Virtues…………………………….173

Discussion Questions…….…..………………………………175

Photos and Illustrations Credits.…………………………179

Index……………..…………………..…………………………….181

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 young adult 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