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Baseball's Ultimate Power: Ranking the All-Time Greatest Distance Home Run Hitters    by Bill Jenkinson order for
Baseball's Ultimate Power
by Bill Jenkinson
Order:  USA  Can
Lyons Press, 2010 (2010)

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* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Utilizing the statistical analysis baseball fans can't seem to get enough of, this book offers a definitive assessment of tape-measure home runs, who hit them, how far they travelled and where they landed in the nation's professional baseball stadiums.

Fully illustrated with photos of the players and aerial ballpark photos showing the landing spots of each stadium's longest homers, this fascinating volume chronicles forty of the longest hitters in major league history. The author also assesses the ten longest-hitting active players, the five mightiest long ball magicians from the 19th Century, and the five best tape-measure batsmen from the Negro League era.

Most fans are familiar with the homerun prowess of Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Willie Stragell, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols. Thanks to this book, their horizons will be expanded to include Buck Freeman, Wally Berger, Luke Easter, and Dick Allen.

This inexpensive baseball book will not only provide hours of entertainment but it offers an ideal way of killing some time during the inevitable rain delays that interrupt televised baseball games during the season.

Keep this paperback next to you favorite chair and when the tarps are rolled out to cover the infield, you can use the down time to hone up on some information that will make you a formidable adversary in any baseball trivia game!

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