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  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    by Michael Lewis ...
    "One of the best baseball—and management—books out....Deserves a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame."—ForbesMoneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only "the single most influential baseball ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Vindicated

    Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball

    by Jose Canseco ...
    In 2005, Jose Canseco blew the lid off Major League Baseball's steroid scandal -- and no one believed him. His New York Times bestselling memoir Juiced met a firestorm of criticism and outrage from the media, coaches, clubs, and players, many of whom Canseco had personally introduced to steroids -- with a needle in the ass. Baseball's former golden boy, Rookie of the Year, onetime Most Valuable ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Love Me, Hate Me

    Barry Bonds and the making of an Antiher

    by Jeff Pearlman ...
    From acclaimed sports writer and bestselling author Jeff Pearlman,a searing and insightful look into the life and career of Barry Bonds, one of the most celebrated, contradictory and controversial sports figures of our timeNo player in the history of baseball has left such an indelible mark on the game as Barry Bonds. In his twenty-year career, Bonds has amassed an unprecedented 7 Most Valuable ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Faithful

    Two Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season

    Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan, lifelong Boston Red Sox addicts, chronicle the 2004 baseball season from spring training to the last dramatic game, in their dramatic World Series-winning season.Who better to follow the fortunes of a 'cursed' team like the Boston Red Sox than two renowned horror writers and lifelong Red Sox addicts?Red Sox fans have seen it all since 1918... except that elusive ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Baseball

    A History of America's Favorite Game

    by George Vecsey ...
    Book 25 - Modern Library Chronicles
    “Football is force and fanatics, basketball is beauty and bounce. Baseball is everything: action, grace, the seasons of our lives. George Vecsey’s book proves it, without wasting a word.”—Lee Eisenberg, author of The NumberIn Baseball, one of the great bards of America’s Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of the sport, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. George Vecsey casts a fresh ... Read more

    $18.25 AUD

  • Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

    by Michael Lewis ...
    A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life."There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball ... Read more

    $15.83 AUD

  • The 33-Year-Old Rookie

    How I Finally Made it to the Big Leagues After Eleven Years in the Minors

    by Chris Coste ...
    Chris Coste dreamed of playing major-league baseball from the age of seven. But after eleven grueling years in the minors, a spot on a major-league roster still seemed just out of his reach–until that fateful call came from the Philadelphia Phillies in May 2006. At age thirty-three (“going on eighty”), Coste was finally heading to the big time.The 33-Year-Old Rookie is like a real-life Rocky, an ... Read more

    $18.25 AUD

  • The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty

    The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness

    by Buster Olney ...
    For six extraordinary years around the turn of the millennium, the Yankees were baseball's unstoppable force, with players such as Paul O'Neill, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. But for the players and the coaches, baseball Yankees-style was also an almost unbearable pressure cooker of anxiety, expectation, and infighting. With owner George Steinbrenner at the controls, the Yankees money machine ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Reversing the Curse

    Inside the 2004 Boston Red Sox

    “A true insider’s perspective on the 2004 Red Sox” and their World Series win, from the bestselling author of Curse of the Bambino (USA Today).On October 27, 2004, the Red Sox won their first World Series Championship in eighty-six years—breaking the infamous Curse of the Bambino and giving diehard fans the thrill of a lifetime.Reversing the Curse preserves one of the greatest stories in sports ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame

    by Bill James ...
    Arguing about the merits of players is the baseball fan's second favorite pastime and every year the Hall of Fame elections spark heated controversy. In a book that's sure to thrill--and infuriate--countless fans, Bill James takes a hard look at the Hall, probing its history, its politics and, most of all, its decisions. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Going the Other Way

    An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball

    by Billy Bean ...
    From major league baseball’s only openly gay former player—and now its first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion—the intimate chronicle of a man who, in the prime of his career, had to make a terrible choice between his love of the game and the love of his lifeMore than ten years after its original publication, Going the Other Way remains deeply moving, and more timely than ever.By virtue of a ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Idiot

    Beating The Curse and Enjoying the Game of Life

    Dear Baseball Fan:I know what you’re thinking: Couldn’t he have come up with a better title?My mother agrees with you, but unfortunately Genius just doesn’t have the same ring.Let’s get something straight right away. I may be an idiot, but I’ve tried to do more in this book than just revisit the Red Sox’s Miracle Season.I want to give you a sense of what it’s like to grow up with baseball dreams, ... Read more

    $9.12 AUD

  • The Bullpen Gospels:

    Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran

    by Dirk Hayhurst ...
    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, unflinching and surprisingly moving account of his life in the minors.I enjoyed the visualizations, maybe a little too much, and would stop only when I felt I'd ... Read more

    $14.40 AUD

  • Triumph And Tragedy In Mudville

    Among Stephen Jay Gould's many gifts was his ability to write eloquently about baseball, his great passion. Through the years, the renowned palaeontologist published numerous essays on the sport which have now for the first time been collected in a volume alive with all the candour and insight that characterized Gould's writing. Here are his thoughts on the complexities of childhood streetball and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Tales from the Dugout : The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told: The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told

    The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told

    by Mike Shannon ...
    Batter up--here comes the most memorable collection of anecdotes about the national pastime ever assembled. Tales from the Dugout brings together never-before-told stories from baseball personalities such as Roger Maris, Ken Griffey Jr., Pete Rose, Phil Rizzuto, and Gaylord Perry in this illustrated, one-of-a-kind compendium. ... Read more

    $19.46 AUD

  • The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty

    The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness

    by Buster Olney ...
    For six extraordinary years around the turn of the millennium, the Yankees were baseball's unstoppable force, with players such as Paul O'Neill, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. But for the players and the coaches, baseball Yankees-style was also an almost unbearable pressure cooker of anxiety, expectation, and infighting. With owner George Steinbrenner at the controls, the Yankees money machine ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Living on the Black

    Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember

    Pitchers are the heart of baseball, and John Feinstein tells the story of the game today through one season and two great pitchers working in the crucible of the New York media market. Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina have seen it all in the Major Leagues and both entered 2007 in search of individual milestones and one more shot at The World Series-Glavine with the Mets, Mussina five miles away with ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Last Real Season

    A Hilarious Look Back at 1975 - When Major Leaguers Made Peanuts, the Umpires Wore Red, and Billy Martin Terrorized Everyone

    A rollicking and ribald first-person account of the 1975 Major League Baseball season—the last year before free agency took over and changed the national pastime forever—for better or for worse!There are baseball books and there are baseball books.But for the baseball cognoscenti, there are just a few "must-have" classics:Ball Four by Jim Bouton. The Long Season by Jim Brosnan. Willie's Time by ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Two in the Field

    by Darryl Brock ...
    series If I Never Get Back
    In this sequel to the best-selling If I Never Get Back, Sam Fowler manages to break into the past once again—but this time it’s 1875. Gripped by an economic depression, America is a darker place. Again Sam falls in with ballplayers, but spins off on his own seeking the whereabouts of Caitlin, the woman he loves. His knight-like, hazardous quest forces him to ride the rails with tramps, deal with ... Read more

    $21.55 AUD

  • Wild Pitches:

    Extra Innings From Out of My League

    by Dirk Hayhurst ...
    "Dirk Hayhurst has done it again. . .Turns out he's a starter and a closer." —Tim Kurkjian, ESPNAs a major and not-so-major league pitcher, Dirk Hayhurst has learned to master more than striking out batters. While waiting for his name to be called in the bullpen, he honed his gifts as a storyteller, one the New York Times calls the "best writer in a baseball uniform." In this often hilarious ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Is This a Great Game, or What?

    From A-Rod's Heart to Zim's Head--My 25 Years in Baseball

    by Tim Kurkjian ...
    ESPN's Tim Kurkjian has spent over twenty-five years covering almost 3,000 Major League Baseball games and interviewing about that many players, coaches, managers and executives.In Is This a Great Game, or What?, Kurkjian combines his years of experience, uncanny knowledge and deep love of the game, to create a book filled with some of the most fascinating insight into Major League Baseball this ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • The 1986 New York Mets: There Was More Than Game Six

    SABR Digital Library, #35

    Book 35 - SABR Digital Library
    One of two companion volumes of biographies of the players, coaches, announcers, and others involved with the 1986 World Series, one on each team, the Mets and the Red Sox. One of the most dramatic World Series in baseball history, the 1986 series featured many more twists and turns than just "the Buckner gaffe." The Mets were a colorful group of characters including Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The DiMaggios

    Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream

    by Tom Clavin ...
    In The DiMaggios, acclaimed sportswriter Tom Clavin reveals the untold Great American Story of three brothers, Joltin’ Joe, Dom, and Vince DiMaggio, and the Great American Game—baseball—that would consume their lives.A vivid portrait of a family and the ways in which their shifting fortunes and status shaped their relationships, The DiMaggios is a exploration of an era and a culture.This ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Why Is The Foul Pole Fair?

    Answers to 101 of the Most Perplexing Baseball Questions

    by Vince Staten ...
    Chicken soup for the baseball lover's soul -- the inimitable Vince Staten takes you out to the ol' ballgame and answers all the baseball questions your dad hoped you wouldn't ask. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD