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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

  • Slider

    A Novel

    Each summer, on the fields of glorious Cape Marlin, off theNew England coast, the nation's best college players gatherto play the most important baseball of their lives.Jack Faber is a young hotshot pitcher with an unhittable slider and a rocket for a fastball. He plays for the fabled Seapuit Seawolves and dreams of making the Big Show. But a new coach, the scowling Bruno Riazzi, a former pro ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Big Data Baseball

    Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak

    New York Times BestsellerAfter twenty consecutive losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, team morale was low, the club's payroll ranked near the bottom of the sport, game attendance was down, and the city was becoming increasingly disenchanted with its team. Pittsburghers joked their town was the city of champions…and the Pirates. Big Data Baseball is the story of how the 2013 Pirates, mired ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

    by Bill James ...
    When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “holy book of baseball.” Now, baseball's beloved “Sultan of Stats” (The Boston Globe) is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium.Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Love Me, Hate Me

    Barry Bonds and the making of an Antiher

    by Jeff Pearlman ...
    From the bestselling author of “The Bad Guys Won,” an investigation of the life and career of Barry Bonds, one of the most celebrated, contradictory and controversial sports figures of our time.No 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 Player awards, 8 Gold Gloves, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Baseball

    A History of America's Favorite Game

    by George Vecsey ...
    series Modern Library Chronicles #25
    “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

    $19.68 AUD

  • Babe Ruth: Against All Odds, World's Mightiest Slugger

    To honor the 100th Anniversary of Babe Ruth’s entry into professional baseball, America’s leading Ruthian scholar has written this definitive book, which conclusively proves Babe’s historic superiority over all other sluggers. Based on thirty-five years of intensive research, this chronicle banishes, once and for all, the false caricatures and lingering misconceptions about Ruth’s abilities and ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Baseball

    Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

    by Zack Hample ...
    The Baseball is a salute to the ball, filled with insider trivia, anecdotes, and generations of ball-induced insanity.Which Hall of Famer once caught a ball dropped from an airplane?Why do balls get stamped with invisible ink?What’s the best ticket to buy for catching a foul ball?Which part of the ball once came from dog food companies?How could a 10,000-year-old glacier help a pitcher grip the ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • The Wrong Stuff

    The return of a sports classic with a new foreword by the authorFinally back in print after many years, here is Bill Lee’s classic tale of his renegade life on and off the mound. Whether walking out on the Montreal Expos to protest the release of a valued teammate or telling sportswriters eager for candid and offbeat comments more about the game than his bosses wanted anyone to know, pitcher Bill ... Read more

    $16.60 AUD

  • Babe: The Legend Comes to Life

    The Legend Comes to Life

    The life of baseball’s grandest figure, told in extraordinary detailNearly a century has passed since George Herman Ruth made his major league debut, and in that time millions of words have been used to describe baseball’s greatest hero. But for a man like the Babe, for whom the phrase “larger than life” seems to have been coined, those millions of words have created a mythologized legacy. Who was ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Baseball 101: Learn How To Play Baseball - A Guide For Beginners

    Baseball 101: Learn How To Play Baseball - A Guide For Beginners This book covers several topics including: Learn Baseball Fundamentals Coaching Philosophies For Kids To Learn Baseball Learn Baseball And Bunting Techniques Learn Baseball Rules Learn Baseball Basics An Overview For Beginners Learn Baseball Techniques For Infielders Learn Baseball Lingo Basic Baseball Skills Children Need To ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • One Day at Fenway

    A Day in the Life of Baseball in America

    Saturday, August 30, 2003 -- Yankees versus Red Sox, Fenway Park. Not just a special day in a great rivalry but also a unique one in the long tradition of baseball writing. For on that day, Steve Kettmann worked with a team of top reporters to chronicle everything that happened, from the point of view of everyone involved. So here are Red Sox owner John Henry and CEO Larry Lucchino, privately ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Mickey Mantle

    by Tony Castro ...
    In the life of the great cultural icon baseball slugger Mickey Mantle, we see AmericaÆs romance with boldness, its celebration of muscle, and its comfort in power during a time when might did make right. But if his life symbolized the great expectations of America in the 1950s, it also epitomized the dashed dreams of a troubled generation in the 1960s and its unrealistic hopes for achievement. ... Read more

    $14.90 AUD

  • The Forgotten League: A History of Negro League Baseball

    by Frank Foster ...
    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 Professional Black Baseball and the formation of leagues to ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD

  • 42: A Biography of Jack "Jackie" Robinson

    by Frank Foster ...
    Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest baseball players of all time--MLB Rookie of the Year, World Series Champion, six-time all-star, MVP, and a lifetime batting average of .311. But he is most remembered for breaking racial barriers by becoming the first African American to play in the major leagues since the 1880s. This book traces Robinsons life, both on the field and his personal life- ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders

    A Complete Guide to the Worst Decisions and Stupidest Moments in Baseball History

    by Rob Neyer ...
    BLOOPER: BALL SQUIRTS THROUGH BILLY BUCKNER'S LEGS.BLUNDER: BILLY BUCKNER'S MANAGER LEFT HIM IN THE GAME.Baseball bloopers are fun; they're funny, even. A pitcher slips on the mound and his pitch sails over the backstop. An infielder camps under a pop-up...and the ball lands ten feet away. An outfielder tosses a souvenir to a fan...but that was just the second out, and runners are circling the ... Read more

    $16.99 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

  • 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Best Team Money Can Buy

    The Los Angeles Dodgers' Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse

    by Molly Knight ...
    **With a new Afterword covering the 2015 season.The bestselling, inside-the-clubhouse story of two tumultuous years when the Los Angeles Dodgers were re-made from top to bottom, becoming the most talked-about and most colorful team in baseball. “It’s as if Molly Knight ushers you behind the closed clubhouse doors.” (Buster Olney, ESPN)**In 2012 the Los Angeles Dodgers were bought out of bankruptcy ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Behind the Plate

    A Catcher's View of the Braves Dynasty

    Popular Atlanta Braves catcher Javier Javy” Lopez opens up in this autobiography to tell his amazing story, from learning to play baseball on a neighborhood basketball court to his record of 42 home runs in a season by a catcher. The product of a lower-middle-class background in Puerto Rico, Javy had to overcome numerous hardships-not the least of which was a language barrier-to fulfill his ... Read more

    $19.90 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Beyond Bartman, Curses, & Goats

    104 Reasons Why It's Been 104 Years

    by Chris Neitzel ...
    The Chicago Cubs are NOT cursed! A barnyard animal has nothing to do with the team’s continued futility. There are rational and logical reasons why the Cubs have the longest championship drought of any professional sports franchise. Beyond Bartman, Curses, & Goats will take you through 104 of them…to match the 104 years it has been since the last Cubs’ World Series title in 1908. For example: • ... Read more

    $8.97 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

    $8.57 AUD

  • Munson

    The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain

    by Marty Appel ...
    Our captain and leader has not left us, today, tomorrow, this year, next … Our endeavors will reflect our love and admiration for him.”—Honorary plaque to Munson in Yankee StadiumThurman Munson is remembered by fans as the fiercely competitive, tough, and—most of all—inspiring Yankee captain and champion from the wild Bronx Zoo years. He is also remembered for his tragic death, at age thirty-two, ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • One Shot at Forever

    A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season

    by Chris Ballard ...
    "One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart." -- Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys WonIn 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois, playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats, defied convention and the odds. Led by an English ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD