This massive and comprehensive encyclopedia for the Baltimore Orioles contains nearly 400 player profiles, the results of every game since 1954 and additional information on coaches and managers. Gesker, an Emmy-winning TV producer and director, also includes numerous trivia sections and quizzes to test Oriole fans on their knowledge of the team. Sections of the encyclopedia are also devoted to Gold Glove winners, 20-game winners, first-round draft choices, spring training sites and "most valuable Orioles." A foreword by Brooks Robinson is also included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The history of the Baltimore Orioles is filled with amazing achievements, inspiring efforts, hilarious antics, and some bitter disappointments. The Orioles Encyclopedia traces the history, triumphs, and follies of the team from 1954 to the present. Think you know everything about the Orioles? Test your knowledge with this exhaustive guide. The Encyclopedia includes nearly 400 player profiles from Bobo to Zupo, the results of every game since 1954, and short features on managers and coaches. Browse through the seasons chronologically or by the players alphabetically. This comprehensive information is brought to life with more than 350 rarely seen photographs—including 26 color plates—from the Baseball Hall of Fame and the old Baltimore News-American, along with classic photos from the pages of Sport magazine and Sports Illustrated.The Orioles Encyclopedia recounts the colorful history of this storied and beleaguered program. Perhaps some of the tales and memories found in these pages will inspire a conversation between a father and son, grandfather and granddaughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, old fan and new. With a foreword by Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, The Orioles Encyclopedia is the ultimate companion for any baseball fan who wears orange and black.