Baseball fans will wallow in this extraordinarily rich compendium of baseballiana. Authored by 37 experts, the vastly entertaining and informative entries range from baseball films and video (the ten best baseball films--Bull Durham ranks #1 here--and the five worst: how various ballplayers have fared as actors; an essay on baseball comedies, etc.) to a thorough rundown on how baseball is played in 20 foreign lands. Also covered: baseball medicine, music, equipment, camps and tours and courses, cards and collectibles, newsletters and books, rotisserie baseball, and much more. Designed in the manner of, and as profusely illustrated as, its countercultural namesake, this marvelous volume is a baseball book classic.