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    Boys of Summer, The

    The Classic Narrative of Growing Up Within Shouting Distance of Ebbets Field, Covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and What's Happened to Everybody Since

    by Roger Kahn ...
    Narrated by Phil Gigante ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 11 min

    This is an audiobook about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is an audiobook by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

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    Bucky A story of baseball in the Deadball Era

    by Fred W Veil ...
    Narrated by Ted Brooks ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 10 min

    Bucky Veil was a professional baseballer who played the game in the early years of the twentieth century, a time when baseball was beginning to evolve into America's national pastime. As a twenty-two-year-old rookie with the 1903 Pittsburg Pirates, he pitched in the first World Series of modern major league baseball, thus witnessing firsthand an important milestone in the history of the sport. No ... Read more

    $14.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Presidents and the Pastime

    The History of Baseball and the White House

    by Curt Smith ...
    Narrated by Barry Abrams ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 51 min

    The Presidents and the Pastime draws on Curt Smith's extensive background as a former White House presidential speechwriter to chronicle the historic relationship between baseball, the "most American" sport, and the U.S. presidency. Smith, who USA Today calls "America's voice of authority on baseball broadcasting," starts before America's birth, when would be presidents played baseball antecedents ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rothstein

    The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series

    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 44 min

    The model for Meyer Wolfsheim from The Great Gatsby and Guys and Dolls'Nathan Detroit, Arnold Rothstein was an underworld genius, racketeer, rumrunner, political fixer, and criminal mastermind who, as F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, played “with the faith of fifteen million people with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe.”David Piertrusza unearths the canny way Rothstein fixed the 1919 ... Read more

    $37.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Forgotten League, The

    A History of Negro League Baseball

    by Frank Foster ...
    Narrated by Jason Sullivan ...
    series History Shorts #2

    Unabridged

    1 hour 33 min

    ★★★ The greatest baseball players...you've never heard of ★★★Rube Foster, Cool Papa Bell, Monte Irvin, Buck Leonard...they are some of the greatest players to ever play the game; so why have so few people heard of them? Because they never played in the MLB; they were the heroes of a baseball league often forgotten: The Negro League.This book traces the history of the league from the early days of ... Read more

    $5.92 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Baseball

    A History of America's Favorite Game

    by George Vecsey ...
    Narrated by Alan Nebelthau ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 44 min

    Best-selling author George Vecsey is an esteemed and award-winning sports journalist for the New York Times. In Baseball, he recounts the history of America's national pastime. Baseball has been around in various forms for thousands of years, but within the last 200 years it has become an American institution. Growing from a sport played in open fields and in big city streets, baseball has seen ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Baseball Forever!

    50 Years of Classic Radio Play-by-Play Highlights from the Miley Collection

    Unabridged

    4 hours 15 min

    John Miley has compiled the most comprehensive audio account of baseball history in existence—a vast and wildly entertaining assemblage of game tapes from throughout the sport’s history. His archive contains classic moments, like the Shot Heard ’round the World, and amazing feats, like Carl Hubbell striking out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin—in order—in the 1934 All ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    COVID Curveball

    An Inside View of the 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers World Championship Season

    by Tim Neverett ...
    Narrated by Tim Neverett ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 48 min

    A riveting inside account of the most unforgettable season in Los Angeles Dodgers history, from the COVID-delayed start through the incredible playoff run, by the broadcaster who saw it all. Amid strict new rules and Coronavirus outbreaks on other teams that wreaked havoc on the schedule, the Dodgers maintained a laser focus as a team and organization, and ultimately, won the first bubbled ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    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

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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

    $37.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Becoming Mr. October

    The Revealing Story of Reggie Jackson and the World Champion New York Yankees

    Narrated by Reggie Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 13 min

    A soul-baring, brutally candid, and richly eventful memoir of the two years—1977 and 1978—when Reggie Jackson went from outcast to Yankee legendIn the spring of 1977 Reggie Jackson should have been on top of the world. The best player of the Oakland A’s dynasty, which won three straight World Series, he was the first big-money free agent, wooed and flattered by George Steinbrenner into coming to ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Yogi

    A Life Behind the Mask

    by Jon Pessah ...
    Narrated by Oliver Wyman ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 10 min

    Discover the definitive biography of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees icon, winner of 10 World Series championships, and the most-quoted player in baseball history.Lawrence "Yogi" Berra was never supposed to become a major league ballplayer.That's what his immigrant father told him. That's what Branch Rickey told him, too—right to Berra's face, in fact. Even the lowly St. Louis Browns of his youth ... Read more

    $40.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    War Fever

    Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War

    Narrated by Craig A. Hart ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours

    A "marvelous" (Sports Illustrated) portrait of the three men whose lives were forever changed by WWI-era Boston and the Spanish flu: baseball star Babe Ruth, symphony conductor Karl Muck, and Harvard law student Charles Whittlesey.In the fall of 1918, a fever gripped Boston. The streets emptied as paranoia about the deadly Spanish flu spread. Newspapermen and vigilante investigators aggressively ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    America's Favorite Pastime

    The History of Baseball

    by Steven Womack ...
    Narrated by Ron Jordan, Joe Loesch ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 17 min

    For over two centuries, it's been what Walt Whitman called "our game". It's America's favorite pastime, our national preoccupation. It's more than a game, more than a sport. It's who we are as a people, as a culture. But where did baseball come from?As baseball entered a new century, it became more poular than ever. All across the country, fans streamed to the ball parks. Along with this new ... Read more

    $17.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Baseball History

    Narrated by Andrea Giordani ...

    Unabridged

    39 min

    Baseball inspired millions of people in the United States. It evolved from the old bat and ball games which used to be played in England during the 18th century. The immigrants who came to settle in North America were the ones responsible to bring this game to the Americans. Eventually they came up with the modern version of the game and by the end of 19th century baseball was being recognised as ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    They Said It Couldn't Be Done

    The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History

    by Wayne Coffey ...
    Narrated by Gary Cohen ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 21 min

    “One of sports’ most storied championship teams gets its proper due” (Tom Verducci) in this definitive history of the 1969 Miracle Mets from the New York Times bestselling author of The Boys of Winter.“If you want to know what it was like to live and witness a baseball miracle in tumultuous times, this book is for you.”—Ron Darling, former New York Mets All-Star and bestselling author of Game 7, ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    If These Walls Could Talk

    Boston Red Sox

    Unabridged

    6 hours 7 min

    A New York Times Sports and Fitness Bestseller The Boston Red Sox are one of the most iconic teams in Major League Baseball, with nine World Series championships and countless greats who have donned the Sox uniform. In If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the Boston Red Sox Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box, former player and longtime broadcaster Jerry Remy provides insight into the team's ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Take Me Out to the Ballgame

    Narrated by Timothy B. Shutt ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 3 min

    Baseball has been celebrated as "America's National Pastime" for more than one hundred and fifty years, and recalls what, at least in retrospect, seems to be an earlier, more innocent age- long summer afternoons and sandlot ball, fresh rural air or brownstone stoops. In part, this is because most of those who love the game played as children and followed their favorite bigleague teams as children. ... Read more

    $29.94 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

  • Audiobook

    Ballpark

    Baseball in the American City

    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 26 min

    From the earliest corrals of the mid-1800s (Union Grounds in Brooklyn was a "saloon in the open air"), to the much mourned parks of the early 1900s (Detroit's Tiger Stadium, Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans), to the stadiums we fill today, Paul Goldberger makes clear the inextricable bond between the American city and America's favorite pastime. In the changing locations and architecture of our ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Oscar Charleston

    The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player

    by Jeremy Beer ...
    Narrated by David Sadzin ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 24 min

    Buck O'Neil once described him as "Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Tris Speaker rolled into one." Among experts he is regarded as the best player in Negro Leagues history. During his prime he became a legend in Cuba and one of black America's most popular figures. Yet even among serious sports fans, Oscar Charleston is virtually unknown today. In a long career spanning from 1915 to 1954, Charleston played ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial