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Thorn, John 1947-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 11,993 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Anecdotes  Catalogs  Encyclopedias  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV863.A1, 796.3570973
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Most widely held works about John Thorn
 
Most widely held works by John Thorn
Total baseball by John Thorn( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains statistics for over 13,000 major league players, starting lineups for teams since 1871, history, trades, scandals, and baseball lore
Baseball in the Garden of Eden : the secret history of the early game by John Thorn( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think you know how the game of baseball began? Think again. Forget Abner Doubleday and Cooperstown. Did baseball even have a father--or did it just evolve from other bat-and-ball games? John Thorn, baseball's preeminent historian, examines the creation story of the game and finds it all to be a gigantic lie. From its earliest days baseball was a vehicle for gambling, a proxy form of class warfare. Thorn traces the rise of the New York version of the game over other variations popular in Massachusetts and Philadelphia. He shows how the sport's increasing popularity in the early decades of the nineteenth century mirrored the migration of young men from farms and small towns to cities, especially New York. Full of heroes, scoundrels, and dupes, this book tells the story of nineteenth-century America, a land of opportunity and limitation, of glory and greed--all present in the wondrous alloy that is our nation and its pastime.--From publisher description
The ballplayers : baseball's ultimate biographical reference( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Armchair angler( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of fish stories by such authors as Zane Grey, Ted Williams, and Roy Blount
Baseball's 10 greatest games by John Thorn( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes, inning by inning, the key plays and players of 10 classic baseball games from 1907 to 1967
The hidden game of baseball : a revolutionary approach to baseball and its statistics by John Thorn( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Chapter 12. What Makes Teams Win """"Chapter 13. Great Single-Season Perfomances ""; ""Chapter 14. The Ultimate Baseball Statistic ""; ""Chapter 15. Rumblings in the Pantheon ""; ""Key to Symbols Used in the Tables ""; ""Tables ""; ""1. Lifetime Leaders ""; ""2. Single-Season Leaders ""; ""3. Season-by-Season Records, 1876-1984 ""; ""4. Complete Player Data, 1984 ""; ""Appendix: Top 500 Players of All Time (through 2013) ""; ""Bibliography ""
The Pro Football Hall of Fame 50th anniversary book : where greatness lives( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no question that football is indeed America's most popular sport, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary book totally captures our passion for the game. Having opened its doors in Canton, Ohio on September 7, 1963, the Hall will be celebrating its 50th anniversary year from 2012 to 2013, commencing with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, a ten-day period in early August which culminates in the annual Hall of Fame Game. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival draws close to a million fans each year. The book has been crafted by Joe Horrigan, the Hall's VP of Communications/Exhibits, along with John Thorn, creator of Total Football, and the end result is a beautifully bound keepsake for any serious football fan. The 50th Anniversary Book features essays by football writers, broadcasters, and celebrated players. Every living Hall of Famer will contribute a commentary on some aspect of the game and its history; each deceased member will be represented in a sidebar or pullout quote. In addition, the book features rarely seen photos and artifacts of some of the Hall's greatest treasures
The armchair book of baseball( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whole baseball catalogue by John Thorn( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the best baseball movies on video, where to buy a backyard batting cage, who broadcasts what games and where, and how to get a job in baseball
The Armchair quarterback( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving and fascinating history of the game of baseball. Goes beyond the stolen bases and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by, and has in turn influenced, American life
A century of baseball lore by John Thorn( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First pitch : how baseball began by John Thorn( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the early history of baseball with illustrations and text, discussing the man responsible for the game's invention, and describing how the game has evolved over the centuries
The game for all America by John Thorn( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author's name from jacket. A collection of color photos with captions depicting the sport of baseball in America
The pitcher by John Thorn( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame : the official companion to the collection at Cooperstown by John Thorn( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In words and pictures, Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame spans the whole of baseball's history from its semi-mythical beginnings through successive ages of legends and giants all the way to today's heroes. A lithographic panorama of a game from the 1860s at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, home of the New York Knickerbockers, begins the Time Line that runs through the book. It includes mementos of the Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869, the first openly professional team; bats and balls from the dead-ball era; the ball Cy Young pitched during his five hundredth victory; Eddie Gaedel's unique uniform; the bat that Bobby Thomson used to break the Dodgers' fans hearts; George Brett's pine tar bat -- a sequence of baseball's outstanding memories. The Hall of Fame's Special Exhibits are showcased, detailing the place in the game's heritage of the Negro Leagues, plus features on the Minor Leagues, the women's game, and baseball abroad. There are paintings, movie posters, magazines, baseball cards, tickets, and scorecards. The game's showpieces, memorable moments from the All-Star Game and World Series, are recalled. Pieces of baseball equipment from across the ages are commemorated alongside souvenirs of old parks (the cornerstone of Shibe Park and blueprints for the old Comiskey Park) and fascinating artifacts from the Hall's huge archives
Pro football's ten greatest games by John Thorn( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative, photographs, play diagrams and statistics combine to recreate ten classic football games played between 1933 and 1979
The armchair book of baseball II( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than fifty pieces from the sport's best players, writers, and fans
The Armchair mountaineer( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relief pitcher : baseball's new hero by John Thorn( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Baseball in the Garden of Eden : the secret history of the early game
Alternative Names
John Thorn American baseball writer and editor

John Thorn Duits auteur

Languages
English (82)

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Baseball in the Garden of Eden : the secret history of the early gameThe Armchair anglerBaseball : an illustrated historyFirst pitch : how baseball beganTreasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame : the official companion to the collection at CooperstownThe Armchair mountaineer