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Good Wood

With over 50 photos, Good Wood reveals the creation, history, and development of the baseball bat.

Available November 1!

ISBN: 978-0-87946-477-6

- Subtitle: The Story of the Baseball Bat
- Product #: 73
- Format: paperback
- Page Count: 220
- Trim Size: 6" x 8"
- Pub. Date: November 1
- Publisher: ACTA Sports

Price: $14.95
 
In Good Wood, New York Times contributor Stuart Miller takes readers on a journey through the rich and storied—and occasionally nefarious—story of the baseball bat and those who have made them and swung them. With over 50 photos, he reveals the creation, history, and development of the bat, brings readers up to date on modern methods and materials for making bats, and explores the folklore surrounding bats.
1: GETTING GOOD WOOD ........................................................... 13
2: SIZE DOES MATTER ................................................................. 21
3: THE REAL WONDERBOYS ......................................................... 35
4: SOME REAL CORKERS .............................................................. 57
5: A DANGEROUS WEAPON ......................................................... 71
6: EVOLUTION OF A WOODEN STICK ............................................. 83
7: EXPLODING BATS ................................................................... 91
8: THE SLUGGER FROM LOUISVILLE ............................................... 107
9: NOW BATTING… .................................................................... 119
10: BATS BECOMING BATS ........................................................... 135
11: ADDING POP TO POP CULTURE ................................................ 141
12: THE MVB AWARD .................................................................. 159
Epilogue: FUNGOES, BATBOYS, DOUGHNUTS, METAL BATS ................ 169
Name Index ............................................................................. 181