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    The Baseball 100

    by Joe Posnanski ...
    Narrated by Cary Hite ...


    30 hours 48 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Winner of the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year“An instant sports classic.” —New York Post * “Stellar.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A true masterwork…880 pages of sheer baseball bliss.” —BookPage (starred review) * “This is a remarkable achievement.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)A magnum opus from acclaimed baseball writer Jo... ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tales from the Ballpark

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


    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

    $20.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Opening Day: 50-for-50

    One. Fan. One Game. A Half-Century of Baseball Stories

    Narrated by Michael Ortman ...


    9 hours 35 min

    Opening Day is the biggest regular season baseball game of the year. Michael Ortman never missed it, not once, for 50 years.Opening Day: 50-for-50 is a baseball tribute like no other—a well-researched work of love representing a half-century of great stories and historical context linked to each of those 50 days. This emotional journey connects three cities, six stadiums, five home teams, and four ... Read more

    $17.99 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 ...


    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

    $9.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats

    In Stories and Images, the Complete Roster of Inductees


    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

    $59.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    As They See 'Em

    A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires

    by Bruce Weber ...
    Narrated by Charley Steiner ...


    13 hours 27 min

    Millions of American baseball fans know, with absolute certainty, that umpires are simply overpaid galoots who are doing an easy job badly. Millions of American baseball fans are wrong. As They See 'Em is an insider's look at the largely unknown world of professional umpires, the small group of men (and the very occasional woman) who make sure America's favorite pastime is conducted in a manner ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Why I Love Baseball

    by Larry King ...
    Narrated by Larry King ...


    2 hours 36 min

    Larry King was a true-blue baseball fanatic. A lifelong love affair began the night he attended a Dodgers game at Ebbets Field as a kid in 1940s Brooklyn. That was a simpler era in America's history, a time when tickets to a game cost fifty cents and parish priests prayed for Gil Hodges to break out of a slump.In this heartfelt valentine to America's favorite pastime, King recalls the many ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up

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


    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

    $42.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    조선 여성 첫 세계 일주기

    by 나혜석 ...
    Narrated by 김은정 ...


    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

    $67.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Summary of Dirk Hayhurst's Out Of My League

    by Everest Media ...
    Narrated by AI Marcus ...


    1 hour 10 min

    Please note:This audiobook has been generated using AI Voice. This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 When I got home from the 2007 Double A championship season, I was greeted by my mother, who was waiting impatiently for me to get home so she could drive me to work the next morning. I was still part of an event I could always be proud of, but in the grand ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Baseball Memories & Dreams

    Reflections on the National Pastime from the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Narrated by Barry Abrams ...


    9 hours 43 min

    This compendium of baseball writing covers it all-recollections of Hall of Famers and narratives from top baseball writers; stories on the rich iconography and history of the game across the full diversity of players, teams, and leagues; and reflections on the way America's pastime has shaped our culture. Selected from the Baseball Hall of Fame's member magazine, Memories and Dreams brings to life ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Why We Love Baseball

    A History in 50 Moments

    by Joe Posnanski ...


    12 hours

    A love letter to baseball, and the follow-up to last year’s runaway bestseller The Baseball 100The Baseball 100 was a must-have look at 100 memorable baseball players. Joe Posnanski's new book, Why We Love Baseball, is equally essential reading, now about the game's top 50 moments.Willie Mays’s catch. Babe Ruth’s called shot. Kirk Gibson’s limping home run.Moments like these have been described ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial


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    Life, Baseball, and the '86 Mets

    Narrated by Ruffin Prentiss ...


    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

    $25.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    My Cubs

    A Love Story

    by Scott Simon ...
    Narrated by Scott Simon ...


    2 hours 46 min

    NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured—and now triumphant—franchise.Heartbreak and hope. Charmed and haunted. My Cubs is Scott Simon’s love letter to his Chicago Cubs, World Series winners for the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cardboard Gods

    An All-American Tale Told through Baseball Cards

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


    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

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hello, Friends!

    Stories from My Life and Blue Jays Baseball

    by Jerry Howarth ...
    Narrated by Jerry Howarth ...


    11 hours 41 min

    An honest memoir about life, family, and baseball from the longtime, legendary Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcasterFor 36 years, Jerry Howarth ushered in eternal hope each spring and thrived in the drive of each fall as the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1982, the lifelong avid sports fan joined Tom Cheek as full-time play-by-play radio announcer for the Blue Jays, and for the next 23 years, ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Damn Yankees

    Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team


    8 hours 7 min

    Everyone has an opinion about the Yankees. More than an opinion in most cases, but an opinion at the very least.—From the IntroductionLove them or hate them, the New York Yankees have been an American institution for nearly a century. With their rich history and colorful cast of characters, the Yankees never fail to inspire or provoke. In this exciting compendium, some of today's most acclaimed ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Roger Kahn: Memories of Summer

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


    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

    $1.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Pitching in a Pinch

    Baseball from the Inside

    Narrated by Adams Morgan ...


    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

    $20.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Heart of the Game

    Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America

    by S.L. Price ...
    Narrated by Tom Schiff ...


    9 hours 35 min

    “Genuine and raw…a heartfelt work of despair, triumph, and redemption.”—Boston GlobeThe critically acclaimed Heart of the Game—subtitled “Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America”—explores the pure roots of a sport that is stained by scandal at its highest level. S.L. Price, award-winning writer for Sports Illustrated and author of Pitching Around Fidel, gives a tragic but ultimately ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lou Gehrig

    The Lost Memoir

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


    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

    $26.99 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 ...


    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

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    NPR Driveway Moments Baseball

    Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go

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


    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

    $23.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    I'm Keith Hernandez

    A Memoir

    Narrated by Keith Hernandez ...


    9 hours 46 min

    Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping literary memoir and New York Times bestseller.Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial