Kidd Russell’s New Trivia Book Mines MLB History

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Baseball enthusiast and historian presents exhaustive collection of over 200 baseball facts

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It may be surprising to learn, as reported by’s article “MLB carries on strong, 200,000 games later,” that the first Major League Baseball game was played just 11 years after the U.S. government outlawed slavery and 13 years before Washington became the 42nd state. Putting a fun spin on over 130 years of the history of the game, Kidd Russell delivers Hot Stove Trivia: Volume 1 (published by iUniverse), his new book of baseball trivia.

What pitcher surrendered Bobby Thompson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World?” What current Major League franchise was once known as the invaders? Who holds the American League single-season home run record? These and many more baseball questions are answered in this in depth book of baseball trivia.

Baseball is often thought of as this nation’s pastime, often conjuring nostalgic memories of watching or playing games on lazy summer afternoons. For this reason, baseball is a passion for many fans of the game. This book allows passionate fans to test their mettle in baseball trivia, and it gives any baseball fan the chance to uncover some of the surprising, lesser known facts about the game.

Hot Stove Trivia is a great book for any sports-fan’s coffee table – a collection of facts and trivia that will be great for starting conversations. From a former baseball player and historian of the game, this book delves deep into baseball records to serve up an exhaustive look at the history of the game that so many American’s love.

About the Author
Kidd Russell was a star athlete in his younger years and was offered tryouts with several major-league teams, but due to family commitments and health issues he was not able to pursue these dreams. He is a retired software engineer and remains a huge fan, student and historian of the game.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebook on Twitter.


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