News and Notes
Sporting News Baseball Register
Every February The Sporting News offers up this impressive fact book, subtitled "Every Player, Every Stat." It's an indispensable resource for every armchair manager who appreciates the nitty gritty details of the national pastime. Best kept close at hand while watching baseball on TV, this book solves any questions that might arise -- a player's birthplace, his minor-league travels, or his major-league numbers. The Register comes out like clockwork each winter. Scoring a copy each spring is a must for any true fan of the game.