Book Details
The 300 Club:  Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners? $24.95

By Dan Schlossberg

Foreword by Wayne Hagin


Since the beginning of Major League Baseball in 1876, only two dozen pitchers have won 300 games. And because of new philosophies about pitch counts, the role of relief pitchers, shrinking strike zones, and fi ve-man rotations, there’s a good chance that the 300 Club has admitted its last member.

In a fascinating new book – The 300 Club - Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners? – author Dan Schlossberg chronicles the most exclusive fraternity in baseball. Beginning with Cy Young and Walter Johnson, the only two players to win more than 400 games, the book reviews the careers of all 24 pitchers in the club. Exclusive interviews with 10 living 300-game winners, including Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, and Greg Maddux, form the heart of the book. Johnson was the last pitcher to join the club, winning his 300th during the 2009 baseball season.

The book also investigates the very real possibility that no pitcher will win 300 games again. Changes in relief pitching, salaries, starting rotations, and injuries are conspiring to keep the 300 Club “closed.”

Sprinkled with rare photos from the archives of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, this book explains how this unusual collection of 24 men managed to win so many games, and why other standouts, such as Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, and Sandy Koufax, fell short of the magic number.

The 300 Club is about “the last of a breed,” but the book is the first of its kind – a fast-paced and thorough exploration of the best pitchers the game has ever seen.

THE 300 CLUB :: IT'S YOUR CALL WITH LYNN DOYLE








The 300 Club
Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners?
By Dan Schlossberg

$24.95
AUTHOR INFORMATION:
Author Dan Schlossberg, a former sportswriter for The Associated Press, has written 34 books, including The Baseball Catalog, Baseball Gold, Baseball Bits, and autobiographies of Ron Blomberg and Milo Hamilton.

The book’s foreword is written by Wayne Hagin, who is in his 27th year behind a big-league microphone, having worked for the A’s, Giants, White Sox, Rockies, and Cardinals before joining the New York Mets radio team in 2008.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
SIZE:
PAGES:
LANGUAGE:
GENRE:
PUBLICATION DATE:
ISBN:
EBOOK ISBN:
PRICE:
6” x 9”, hardcover
320
English

May 2010
978-0-9841130-3-3

$24.95
*Cover subject to change

Upcoming Releases:

Sullen Sally
By Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove


Sally woke up feeling blah, so she swallowed her smile, but her best friend Josie was there to help Sally through the day and help turn that frown upside down. The story reminds readers that nobody is expected to feel happy all the time. It provides an opportunity for adults and children to talk about feelings and the meaning of true friendship.

>> Learn More
Unhitch the Wagon:  The Story of Boomer and Sooner
By Toby Rowland


Two ponies on the Oklahoma prairie have a dream to become the ponies chosen to pull the Sooner Schooner at a football game at the University of Oklahoma. Through hard work and perseverance, the ponies achieve their dream. An officially licensed book of The University of Oklahoma..

>> Learn More
Trust Your Next Shot Legacy Edition:  A Guide to a Life of Joy
By Meadowlark Lemon & Cynthia Lemon


A newsreel of the Harlem Globetrotters captured Meadowlark Lemon’s heart when he was 11 years old, giving him a dream to play for the team. Though he had no money for a basketball, he was determined. His first hoop was made out of a coat hanger and an onion sack nailed to a tree in Wilmington, NC. His ball was a Carnation Milk can. It was a humble beginning for a legendary career that would change the face of basketball forever.

>> Learn More
Hark! It’s Harold the Angel
By Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove


Harold is an angel who thinks he can’t sing very well, but with a little help and encouragement, he finds his voice in time to proclaim to the world the news of Jesus’s birth.

It’s an unconventional aspect of the Christmas story and a read-along companion to the song by Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. This book tells the overlooked story of one of history’s most infamous angels. Hark! It’s Harold the Angel encourages readers to discover their own talents and reminds them that a little practice can boost their confidence to do great things. The rhythm and rhymes encourage a read along and sing along with adults.



>> Learn More
TwitterFollow Ascend Books on Twitter