Who were the best ballplayers of all time? It's an endless question, but here's something much more fun: Who was the worst of all time? Who was the lousiest pitcher? The biggest goat? The most despicable owner? The most over-paid bum?
Finally, Filip Bondy answers these questions, wielding his own brand of formidable research, advanced sabermetrics and considerable wit to provide this indispensable guide to the less glorious side of our national pastime. Each chapter is filled with rich and colorful stories about the players unfortunate enough to be chosen in each category--like "Too Fat to Bat" or "Anyone Seen My Mitt." So welcome to the Hall of Shame. It's awesome.
About the Author
Filip Bondy has been a sports columnist for the "Daily News" (New York) for more than twenty years, regularly covering the Olympics, World Cup, and Wimbledon. Before that, he was an Olympics writer for "The" "New York Times". Some of Bondy's previous books include a look at the watershed NBA draft ("Tip Off") and a lighthearted view of the worst players in Major League Baseball history ("Who's on Worst?").
"A hilarious Pantheon of dishonor."--The Wall Street Journal
"A delightful . . . an authoritative romp, humorously spot on, through Bottom Ten lists
across the national pastime." --The Charleston Post and Courier
"Wry, witty, and well-researched, Bondy's book mixes facts with humor and offers an entertaining guide to those famously flawed individuals who have helped to immortalize the game." –The Plain Dealer
"A diverting read for folks impatient for Opening Day." --NPR