"Why are the Pittsburgh Pirates named after criminals who sailed on the high seas?" "Why was the pitcher's mound lowered from 15 inches to 10 inches above the baseline?" "Why are fans invited to stand prior to the home half of the seventh inning?"
(Hint: It involves a certain US president.) Lifelong baseball fanatics and new-to-the-game viewers will be intrigued by the answers to these and ninety-seven other questions tackling the history, traditions, and (sometimes bizarre) technicalities of the great American pastime. Batter up! (KG)