Bathroom Readers' Institute Hits One Out of the Park with Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball

Step Up to the Plate for a Grand Slam of Factoids, Obscure Trivia, and Unknown Origins About America’s Favorite Pastime and Most Treasured Sport.

Ashland, OR, May 22, 2008 --( The Bathroom Readers’ Institute (BRI) and Portable Press announced today the release of an all-star addition to its best-selling Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball. This amazing collection of baseball essentials is guaranteed to keep both serious fans and curious rookies on the edge of their seats.

The first full baseball game took place in 1838—so it's no surprise that in the last 170 years the sport has produced staggering volumes of statistics, raised an impressive array of players, and perhaps most significantly, won the love of an entire nation. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball is an intriguingly informative and humorous swing through the history, philosophy, teams, players, equipment, fashion, and hilarious flubs of the great game of baseball.

“After more than 20 years of writing Bathroom Readers, Uncle John and his dedicated staff are proud to present the first book about their favorite sport—baseball,” says Uncle John himself. “Whether you're a die hard fan who eats stats for breakfast, or just want to read some fascinating and funny stories, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball is as satisfying as a home run in the bottom of the 9th.”

Dig your spikes in and read about:
• Hot dog races, stadium trivia, and the Father of the Fastball
• Incredible statistics, amazing facts, and hilarious quotes
• "Mustache Night" and other great ballpark gimmicks
• The bloody history of batting helmets and stirrup socks
• What umpires and managers really say out there
• Hecklers, fanatic fans & the "kissing bandit"
• The strange tale of Ted Williams's head
• The "Disabled & Embarrassed" list
• Test your baseball I.Q.
• And much, much more

For two decades Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader has been a family favorite, and this newest edition is sure to be an instant classic. Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball is available wherever fine books are sold at the publisher’s suggested retail price of $12.95.

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is one of the longest-running, most popular humor collections in the publishing industry. With more than 7 million copies in print, Uncle John taps into a vast resource of hidden readers – the 66 percent who admit to reading in the bathroom. That’s why Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers have been a must-order for book and gift stores worldwide for two decades. For more information about the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series, visit


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