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    Lou Gehrig

    The Lost Memoir

    by Alan D. Gaff ...
    Narrated by Angelo Di Loreto, Kyle Tait ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 35 min

    The lost memoir from Lou Gehrig—“a compelling rumination by a baseball icon and a tragic hero” (Sports Illustrated) and “a fitting tribute to an inspiring baseball legend” (Publishers Weekly).At the tender age of twenty-four, Lou Gehrig decided to tell the remarkable story of his life and career. He was one of the most famous athletes in the country, in the midst of a record-breaking season with ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Year of Playing Catch

    What a Simple Daily Experiment Taught Me about Life

    Narrated by Jakob Lewis ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 11 min

    Journey with prolific author and avid baseball fan Ethan Bryan on an exciting quest to play catch every day for a year, and discover the lessons he learned about the sacredness of play, finding connections, and being fully present to the human experience.Ethan Bryan played and wrote about baseball for years. Then his daughters challenged him to set out on a yearlong experiment: to play catch with ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Infinite Baseball

    Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark

    by Alva Noe ...
    Narrated by Barry Abrams ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 31 min

    In this deeply entertaining book, philosopher and baseball fan Alva Noë explores the many unexpected ways in which baseball is truly a philosophical kind of game. For example, he ponders how observers of baseball are less interested in what happens, than in who is responsible for what happens; every action receives praise or blame. To put it another way, in baseball-as in the law-we decide what ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Closer

    Mi vida

    Narrated by Michael Kay ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 25 min

    The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn't even own his own glove. He thought he might make a good mechanic. When discovered, he ... Read more

    $37.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Kid

    The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

    Narrated by Dave Mallow ...

    Unabridged

    35 hours 14 min

    From acclaimed journalist Ben Bradlee Jr. comes the epic biography of Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams that baseball fans have been waiting for.Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams ... Read more

    $40.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    NPR Driveway Moments Baseball

    Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go

    by NPR ...
    Narrated by Neal Conan ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 50 min

    Stories from the National Public Radio archives honor America's national pastime.< Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them through-even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Peabody-winning Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan presents tales about the big leagues and the little, the fans in the stands, the players, the history, and the lore. Highlights include commentaries from ... Read more

    $24.07 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Still a Legend

    The Story of Roger Maris

    Narrated by Ian Esmo ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 36 min

    This book recounts the slugger Roger Maris’ life before, during, and after his headline season of 1961, when the taciturn North Dakota native topped Babe Ruth’s all-time record by hitting sixty-one home runs. From his youth as a star high-school athlete and American Legion baseball player, Maris's went on to play for the Cleveland Indians, the Kansas City Athletics, the New York Yankees, and the ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tales from the Dugout

    The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told

    by Mike Shannon ...
    Narrated by John Lescault ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 26 min

    This memorable collection of anecdotes about America’snational pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box withsome of the game’s greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-FamersMickey Mantle and Willie Mays to the always-quotable Casey Stengel, tomodern-day stars Ken Griffey, Jr. and Larry Walker, Tales from the Dugoutfeatures more than 150 priceless stories. You’ll hear ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    조선 여성 첫 세계 일주기

    by 나혜석 ...
    Narrated by 김은정 ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 36 min

    Korea's first Western artist Na Hye-seok travels around the world. Ninety years ago, there was a woman on earth who was the first to circle the earth. The first feminization is Na Hye-seok.Na has visited many countries around the world and left her travels for 20 months. It is amazing how long the world has been lubricating during the time of the Japanese colonial rule, but the trajectory is ... Read more

    $68.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Pitching in a Pinch

    Baseball from the Inside

    Narrated by Adams Morgan ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 44 min

    Christy "Matty" Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the "Five Immortals," he was an unstoppable force on the mound, winning at least twenty-two games for twelve straight seasons and pitching three complete-game shutouts in the 1905 World Series.Pitching in a Pinch, originally published in 1912, is an ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Why Baseball Matters

    by Susan Jacoby ...
    Narrated by Hillary Huber ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 17 min

    Baseball, first dubbed the "national pastime" in print in 1856, is the country's most tradition-bound sport. Despite remaining popular and profitable into the twenty-first century, the game is losing young fans. Furthermore, baseball's greatest charm-a clockless suspension of time-is also its greatest liability in a culture of digital distraction. These paradoxes are explored by the historian and ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Baseball History: The History of Baseball Along With Fascinating Facts & Unbelievably True Stories

    by Ace McCloud ...
    Narrated by Joshua Mackey ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 55 min

    Would you love to explore the incredible and exciting history of baseball?Whether you want to (1) learn amazing and interesting facts about baseball history, (2) discover some of baseball’s greatest events and stories, or (3) be thoroughly entertained as you learn how baseball has evolved over the years, this audio book will give you everything you need to know.Get an inside look at the game.This ... Read more

    $10.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats

    In Stories and Images, the Complete Roster of Inductees

    Unabridged

    19 hours 59 min

    A deluxe baseball treasury unlike any other, complete with essays, photos, and player bios from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.Everyone dreams of Cooperstown. It's a hallowed name in baseball, for players as well as their fans. It's a house where legends live; it's everything that's great about the game.Never before has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum published a ... Read more

    $44.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Dear Baseball Gods

    A Memoir

    by Dan Blewett ...
    Narrated by Dan Blewett ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 37 min

    Dear Baseball Gods,I hustled. I worked hard. I played the game the right way. Why did you let this happen?I sat by beside a tree, staring at the ground, trying to decide what I would do next. The news was unthinkable—everything I worked for was now ruined. A second Tommy John surgery? Does anyone come back from this? What team would want a broken-down, injury-prone right-handed pitcher?A Story of ... Read more

    $32.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Mookie

    Life, Baseball, and the '86 Mets

    Narrated by Ruffin Prentiss ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 33 min

    They said it was the “Curse of the Bambino.” They said “the bad guys won.” Now one of baseball’s all-time good guys, New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson, tells his side of the story—from the ground ball through Bill Buckner’s legs that capped the miraculous 1986 World Series Game Six rally against the Boston Red Sox to the rise and fall of a team that boasted such outsize personalities as Darryl ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Great Chase

    The Dodgers-Giants Pennant Race of 1951

    Narrated by Barrett Whitener ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 37 min

    The Dodgers-Giants rivalryis the longest-standing rivalry in baseball history—a feud that began in thelate nineteenth century when both clubs were based in New York City. Then, onOctober 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard around the world” ended theirpennant race—one of the most dramatic ever. Interviews, contemporary newspaperarticles, and memoirs of participants are used to describe the ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Tales from the Ballpark

    by Mike Shannon ...
    Narrated by Raymond Todd ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 20 min

    Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America’s pastime. Tales from the Ballpark contains more than 125 priceless stories from some of baseball’s greatest players and storytellers, including legendary Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner and Bob Gibson and modern-day stars Mo Vaughn and David Wells ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Roger Kahn: Memories of Summer

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    Interview between David Gergen and Roger Kahn, author of the book Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art and Writing About It a Game. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Red Sox Rhymes

    Verses and Curses

    by Dick Flavin ...
    Narrated by Dick Flavin, Henry Strozier ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 24 min

    From the voice of Fenway Park comes a collection of sixty-four humorous and nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox.A commonwealth institution and popular local television personality who is also the announcer, ambassador, and poet laureate for Fenway Park, Dick Flavin has entertained audiences with his incredible poetic talent and abiding love for the Red Sox before countless home games ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Cardboard Gods

    An All-American Tale Told through Baseball Cards

    by Josh Wilker ...
    Narrated by Jim Meskimen ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 29 min

    Cardboard Godsis the memoir of Josh Wilker, a brilliant writer who has marked the stages ofhis life through the baseball cards he collected as a child. It also capturesthe experience of growing up obsessed with baseball cards and explores what itmeans to be a fan of the game. Along the way, as we get to know Josh, hisfamily, and his friends, we also get Josh’s classic observations about thecentral ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Homegrown

    How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up

    by Alex Speier ...
    Narrated by George Newbern ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 34 min

    The captivating inside story of the historic 2018 Boston Red Sox, as told through the assembly and ascendancy of their talented young core—the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting from one of the most respected baseball writers in the country.The 2018 season was a coronation for the Boston Red Sox. The best team in Major League Baseball—indeed, one of the best teams ever—the Sox won 108 ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Gift and the Curse "the Jeff Jackson Story"

    by Jeff Jackson ...
    Narrated by Jeff Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 41 min

    (Author) Jeff Jackson former high school "GATORADE" Player Of The Year and Philadelphia Phillies former #1 Draft Pick takes you on a journey deep into his life... He reveals his truth about his professional baseball career as well as his experience with the Philadelphia Phillies and shares what really happened... For the first time, he divulges his most interpersonal thoughts and feelings about ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Bullpen Gospels

    Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran

    by Dirk Hayhurst ...
    Narrated by Ray Porter ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 26 min

    From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher's mound to the deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother's air mattress, veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the best pitch of his career—a raw and unflinching account of his life in the minor leagues. Whether training tarantulas to protect his room from thieving employees in a backwater hotel or absorbing ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    My Dad, Yogi

    A Memoir of Family and Baseball

    Unabridged

    8 hours 4 min

    A candid and nostalgic father-son memoir by Dale Berra, providing a unique perspective on his legendary Hall of Fame dad, the inimitable and highly quotable Yogi Berra.Everyone knows Yogi Berra. The American icon was the backbone of the New York Yankees through ten World Series Championships, managed the National League Champion New York Mets in 1973, and had an ingenious way with words that ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial