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    The Pride of the Yankees

    Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic

    Narrated by Kevin Stillwell ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 7 min

    "I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH."On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary. He died two years later and his fiery widow, Eleanor, wanted nothing more than to keep his memory alive. With her forceful will, she and the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Mickey and Willie

    Mantle and Mays, The Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age

    by Allen Barra ...
    Narrated by Andrew Garman ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 20 min

    Allen Barra is a contributing editor of American Heritage magazine and a widely acclaimed sportswriter. In Mickey and Willie, Barra reveals the surprising commonalities of two of the most heralded baseball players of the 20th century. Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays had vastly different backgrounds. But when it came to baseball, they possessed surprisingly similar athletic abilities, played the same ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    If These Walls Could Talk

    Stories From the New York Mets Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box

    by Mike Puma ...
    Narrated by Barry Abrams ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 12 min

    Mike Puma of the New York Post provides insight into the team's inner sanctum as only he can The New York Mets are one of the most historic teams in Major League Baseball, with superstars over the years including Jacob deGrom, Mike Piazza, David Wright, and Tom Seaver. Aided by dozens of new, exclusive interviews, listeners will gain the perspective of players, coaches, and personnel from Mets ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Stolen Dreams

    The 1955 Cannon Street All-Stars and Little League Baseball's Civil War

    by Chris Lamb ...
    Narrated by Midnite Michael ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 13 min

    When the eleven- and twelve-year-olds on the Cannon Street YMCA All-Star team registered for a baseball tournament in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 1955, it put the team and the forces of integration on a collision course with segregation, bigotry, and the southern way of life. When all the white teams withdrew in protest, the Cannon Street team won the state tournament. If the team had won ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid

    Unabridged

    11 hours 3 min

    THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir."Even if, like me, you thought you had pretty much read and heard all there was to read and hear about Willie Mays, this warmhearted book will inform and reward you. And besides, what true baseball fan ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

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    Jackie Robinson and Moses Fleetwood Walker: The Lives and Careers of the Players Who Integrated Major League Baseball

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 23 min

    In his introduction to The Jackie Robinson Reader, sports historian Jules Tygiel succinctly observed, “Extraordinary lives often reveal ordinary truths. Jackie Robinson was born in 1919 and died in 1972. He crammed into these brief fifty-three years a legacy of accomplishment, acclaim, controversy, and influence matched by few Americans. He was, even before his historic baseball breakthrough, an ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Called Shot

    Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932

    by Thomas Wolf ...
    Narrated by Barry Abrams ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 59 min

    In the summer of 1932, at the beginning of the turbulent decade that would remake America, baseball fans were treated to one of the most thrilling seasons in the history of the sport. As the nation drifted deeper into the Great Depression and reeled from social unrest, baseball was a diversion for a troubled country-and yet the world of baseball was marked by the same edginess that pervaded the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Maybe I’ll Pitch Forever

    A Great Baseball Player Tells the Hilarious Story behind the Legend

    Unabridged

    6 hours 50 min

    Leroy “Satchel” Paige was forty-two years old when hebecame the first African American pitcher in the American League in 1948.Although he was the oldest rookie around, he had already become a legend. Fortwenty-two years, beginning in 1926, Paige dazzled fans with his performance inthe Negro Major Leagues. He outlasted everyone by playing professionalbaseball, both in and out of the majors, until ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Baseball in the Garden of Eden

    The Secret History of the Early Game

    by John Thorn ...
    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 55 min

    The "fresh and fascinating" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), "splendid and brilliant" (Philadelphia Daily News) history of the early game by the Official Historian of Major League Baseball. Who really invented baseball? Forget Abner Doubleday at Cooperstown and Alexander Cartwright. Meet Daniel Lucius Adams, William Rufus Wheaton, and other fascinating figures buried beneath the falsehoods that have ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    If You Were Only White

    The Life of Leroy “Satchel” Paige

    by Donald Spivey ...
    Narrated by Terrence Kidd ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 5 min

    If You Were Only White explores the legacy of one of the most exceptional athletes ever-an entertainer extraordinaire, a daring showman and crowd-pleaser, a wizard with a baseball whose artistry and antics on the mound brought fans out in the thousands to ballparks across the country. Leroy "Satchel" Paige was arguably one of the world's greatest pitchers and a premier star of Negro Leagues ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    42 Today

    Jackie Robinson and His Legacy

    by Kevin Merida ...
    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 49 min

    Explores Jackie Robinson's compelling and complicated legacy Before the United States Supreme Court ruled against segregation in public schools, and before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama, Jackie Robinson walked onto the diamond on April 15, 1947, as first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, making history as the first African American to integrate Major League ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Grinders

    Baseball's Intrepid Infantry

    Narrated by Mike Capps ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 9 min

    Baseball is a game of stars, but this is not their story. These are the stories of players who battled their way to a chance in the big leagues and hung on as long as they could — Deacon Jones, Brian Mazone, and Lorenzo Bundy. They are tales of a love of the game, passed from father to son. Without the Grinders, without their grit, determination, and persistence, there would be no stars. The ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Hurricane Season

    The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City

    by Joe Holley ...
    Narrated by Jamie Renell ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 13 min

    An inside look at the 2017 Houston Astros championship season, focusing on the epic seven-game World Series, the front office decisions that built a winning team, and the resilience of the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.On November 1, 2017, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in an epic seven game battle to become 2017 World Series champs. For the Astros, the combination of a ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Big Hair and Plastic Grass

    A Funky Ride through Baseball and America in the Swinging ’70s

    by Dan Epstein ...
    Narrated by Dan Epstein ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 54 min

    The Bronx Is Burning meets Chuck Klosterman in this wild pop-culture history of baseball’s most colorful and controversial decade.The Major Leagues witnessed more dramatic stories and changes in the ‘70s than in any other era. The American popular culture and counterculture collided head-on with the national pastime, rocking the once-conservative sport to its very foundations.Outspoken players ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Finley Ball

    How Two Outsiders Turned the Oakland A’s into a Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever

    by Nancy Finley ...
    Narrated by Pam Ward ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 16 min

    When Charlie Finley bought the A’s in 1960, he was an outsider to the game—an insurance businessman with a larger-than-life personality. He brought his cousin Carl on as his right-hand man, moved the team from Kansas City to Oakland, and pioneered a new way to put together a winning team. With legendary players like Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, and Vida Blue, the Finleys’ Oakland A’s won three ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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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

    $26.99 AUD

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    Whispers of the Gods

    Tales from Baseball’s Golden Age, Told by the Men Who Played It

    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 51 min

    In Whispers of the Gods, bestselling author Peter Golenbock brings to life baseball greats from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s through timeless stories told straight from the players themselves. Like the enduring classic The Glory of Their Times, this book features the reminiscences of baseball legends, pulled from hundreds of hours of taped interviews with the author. Roy Campanella talks about life ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Dinner with DiMaggio

    Memories of An American Hero

    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 2 min

    A revealing account of the great Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio from the man who knew him best in the last ten years of his life—“a rare, intimate portrait…that pries open Joltin’ Joe’s perpetually buttoned-up privacy” (The New York Times) with stories about the Yankees, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and other celebrities.In 1990, Dr. Rock Positano, a thirty-two ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Road to Nowhere

    The Early 1990s Collapse and Rebuild of New York City Baseball

    Narrated by Kyle Tait ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 48 min

    Road to Nowhere is the story of New York City baseball from 1990 to 1996, describing in intimate detail the collapse of both the Mets and the Yankees in the early nineties, the Yankees' then reclaiming of the city, and the Mets attempts to rebuild from the ashes. After the chaos of the 1980s, the New York Yankees finally bottomed out in 1990. It looked like New York would remain a Mets town well ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    They Bled Blue

    Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers

    by Jason Turbow ...
    Narrated by Jason Turbow ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 3 min

    They Bled Blue is the rollicking yarn of the Los Angeles Dodgers' crazy 1981 season, a watershed campaign that cemented the team's place and reputation as fitting thoroughly within the surrounding LA culture. That it culminated in an unlikely World Series win-during a split season demarcated by a strike, no less-is not even the most interesting thing about this team. The Dodgers were led by the ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Sixty Feet, Six Inches

    A Hall of Fame Pitcher & A Hall of Fame Hitter Talk about How the Game Is Played

    Unabridged

    9 hours 25 min

    **Reggie Jackson and Bob Gibson offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand America's pastime from their unique insider perspective.**Legendary. Insightful. Uncompromising. Candid. Uncensored. Mr. October and Hoot Gibson unfortunately never faced each other on the field. But now, in Sixty Feet, Six Inches, these two legends open up in fascinating detail about the game they love and how it ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    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

    $33.99 AUD

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    The Progress of the Seasons

    Forty Years of Baseball in Our Town

    Narrated by Ian Esmo ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 11 min

    Beginning in 1946, a then eight-year-old George Higgins, accompanied by father and grandfather, began taking the long train ride out to Fenway Park to find some truth in immortals like Doerr, DiMaggio, York, and Williams, and later, Yastremski, Marty Barrett, and many more. This is a book about baseball and about the Boston Red Sox; but that is only part of the story. Beyond the games, the book ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    The Teammates

    Narrated by Tate Donovan ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 47 min

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shares the moving story of four baseball players and the friendships they forged as teammates—and the impact they had off the field.More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD