One Day In Mudville

A look at some of the most unique baseball games of all time

by Rip Pallotta



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/7/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781425978990

About the Book

When you read "One Day in Mudville", you realize that in baseball, history occurs when you least expect it. "One Day in Mudville" is a book that details some of the most unique games in the history of baseball. In 1965, a legendary player came out of retirement at the age of 59 to play a game in the majors. Learn who he was in this book. Find out why a baseball legend hit a home run and decided to run around the bases backwards! Who was the pitcher who once struck out 21 batters in one game? And how about the pitcher who hurled a no-hitter and hit two home runs in the same game? There was once a home run hitting outfielder who came into a game to pitch, and then won the game! And an owner who made himself the manager one day. Not to mention a 33 inning game. And so much more. The book chronicles 22 games, all of them unique in some way. The fans who saw these games, could never have predicted the history they would see. Some of the games are funny, some tragic, some poignant. All of them are unique. Box scores and play by play included. "One Day in Mudville" is your box seat to some of the most interesting games in baseball history.

About the Author

To call Ralph "Rip" Pallotta a baseball fan just doesn't go far enough. He is a true student of the game. He is, indeed, a baseball historian. Born in 1954 in Leominster, Massachusetts, his baseball upbringing was in the sixties. The Red Sox were his team, and he observed the "Impossible Dream" season of 1967 and fondly remembers it. Rip has had a duel career. He has been in banking and broadcasting all his adult life. He wrote his first book "The Nashua Diamond Register" in 1986. This book was about the minor league franchise in Nashua, New Hampshire. The book is in the National Baseball Library in Cooperstown, New York. Rip has been married to his wife Melanie for 30 years, and has three children, Alison, Randy, and Christopher, and he has one grand child, Alexis. Rip and his family live in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.