O, Those Orioles! Bucky Fox has unearthed a treasure trove of trivia, anecdotes, and stats about Baltimore's favorite birds. In The Orioles Fan's Little Book of Wisdom, fans will find 101 factoids celebrating the Orioles' rich and quirky history playing ball. Back in 1914, owner/manager Jack Dunn recruited a young and promising Herman Ruth, Jr., nicknamed by the other players "Jack's Newest Babe." The nickname stuck, and Babe Ruth is one of Baltimore's numerous Hall-of-Famers along with "Iron Man" Cal Ripken Jr., elected just this year. From manager Earl Weaver bellowing at the umps to Frankie Robinson hitting back-to-back grand slams in the same game, the O's have a long history of humorous antics and awesome achievements.
Bucky Fox catches the Orioles' action in his third baseball book. His first was on the Mets, who play in his native New York. His second covered the Angels, who compete in his current home, Orange County. You can find his lineup of work at BuckyFox.com.