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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fwd: Jason Turbow to Discuss "The Baseball Codes" at Borders

Jason Turbow to Discuss "The Baseball Codes" at Borders in Birmingham


Jason Turbow has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,, Slam magazine, Giants Magazine, and Athletics. He also served as content director for Giants Today, a full-page supplement in the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.


Jason Turbow will discuss his book, "The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls --The Unwritten Rules of America 's Pastime." Following the discussion, he will be available to autograph books. 

When and Where:  

Thursday, July 8 at 7 p.m.

Borders Birmingham – 34300 Woodward Avenue , Birmingham , MI 48009

(248) 203-0005

About the Book:

  Everyone knows that baseball is a game of intricate regulations, but it turns out to be even more complicated than we realize. What truly governs the Major League game is a set of unwritten rules, some of which are openly discussed (don't steal a base with a big lead late in the game), and some of which only a minority of players are even aware of (don't cross between the catcher and the pitcher on the way to the batter's box). In "The Baseball Codes," old-timers and all-time greats share their insights into the game's most hallowed—and least known—traditions. For the learned and the casual baseball fan alike, the result is illuminating and thoroughly entertaining.   At the heart of this book are incredible and often hilarious stories involving national heroes (like Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays) and notorious headhunters (like Bob Gibson and Don Drysdale) in a century-long series of confrontations over respect, honor, and the soul of the game. With "The Baseball Codes," we see for the first time the game as it's actually played, through the eyes of the players on the field.   With rollicking stories from the past and new perspectives on baseball's informal rulebook, "The Baseball Codes" is a must for every fan.  

Borders Contact:             

Amy Stanton,, 734-604-2192


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