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  • Swinging '73

    Baseball's Wildest Season

    Interest and attendance were dropping, and football was ascending. Stuck in a rut, baseball was dying. Then Steinbrenner bought the Yankees, a second-division club with wife-swapping pitchers, leaving the House That Ruth Built not with a slam but a simper. He vowed not to interfere—before soon changing his mind. Across town, Tom Seaver led the Mets’ stellar pitching line-up, and iconic outfielder ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • My Turn At Bat

    The decline and fall of the Montreal Expos. In 1969 the Montreal Expos played their first game. Thirty-two years later the team that once boasted baseball’s best farm system is nearly dead. In this book former Expos president Claude Brochu gets to the bottom of the Expos’ story. From his successful marketing career at Seagram’s Claude Brochu was thrust into the role of Expos president in 1986. ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Harry the K

    The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalas

    by Randy Miller ...
    To Philadelphia Phillies fans, he was the soundtrack of summer. To millions of football fans across America, he was the "Voice of the NFL." And as open and giving as Harry Kalas was throughout his professional and personal life, there are countless layers of the man that have remained unknown . . . until now.Author Randy Miller interviewed more than 160 people -- including all of Harry's surviving ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Great Stuff

    Baseball's Most Amazing Pitching Feats

    by Rich Westcott ...
    Who never heard of Johnny Vander Meer’s back-to-back no-hitters? Or Christy Mathewson’s three shutouts in one World Series? Or Steve Carlton winning 27 games for a last-place team that won a total of only 59 games? These and a variety of other pitching feats comprise the contents of Rich Westcott’s latest book, Great Stuff: Baseball’s Most Amazing Pitching Feats.However, this is not a book that ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The New Ballgame

    The Not-So-Hidden Forces Shaping Modern Baseball

    Watching a game of baseball today means witnessing phenomena that would have been novel, if not completely unheard of, not so long ago.Starting pitchers sling 100 mile-per-hour heat for just four or five innings before departing; third basemen often station themselves much closer to second (to say nothing of the shortstop's whereabouts); home runs and strikeouts dominate at-bats; all while the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Life Is Yours to Win

    Lessons Forged from the Purpose, Passion, and Magic of Baseball

    by Augie Garrido ...
    PRACTICE PERFECT,PLAY FOR FUNAugust “Augie” Garrido has led his baseball teams to more victories than any coach in any sport in NCAA Division I history. He is also the winner of more National Coach of the Year awards than any other college coach. Garrido’s former teams at Cal State Fullerton and, more recently, at the University of Texas together have compiled a total of five College World Series ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Facing Mariano Rivera

    Players Recall the Greatest Relief Pitcher Who Ever Lived

    by David Fischer ...
    Series series Facing
    The all-time career leader in saves, with 652, Mariano Rivera is one of the greatest professional athletes in history. Since taking over the closer’s role for the New York Yankees in 1997, until his retirement in 2013, Rivera saved 30 or more games in every season but one. In addition, he has an astonishing MLB record 42 postseason saves, with 11 of them coming in the World Series. After 19 ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Clemente

    The True Legacy of an Undying Hero

    Baseball great, family man, humanitarian—the life and enduring legacy of Roberto Clemente, as told by his family.With a swift bat and fierce athleticism, Roberto Clemente intimidated major league pitchers for eighteen seasons, compiling three thousand hits. His legs were among the quickest of his era. His throwing arm was one of the strongest, gunning down base runners from right field with ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Baseball's Wildest Season

    Three Leagues, Thirty-Four Teams and the Chaos of 1884

    At the end of the 1883 baseball season, things looked rosy--attendance had skyrocketed and the National League and American Association were at peace. A year later, however, the sport was in total disarray. A third major league, the Union Association, had come on the scene and waged a bitter war that rocked the baseball world. By the dawn of the 1885 season, the UA had dissolved in a sea of red ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • The Wax Pack

    On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife

    A Los Angeles Times Best SellerA 2020 NPR Best Book of the YearIs there life after baseball? Starting from this simple question, The Wax Pack ends up with something much bigger and unexpected—a meditation on the loss of innocence and the gift of impermanence, for both Brad Balukjian and the former ballplayers he tracked down. To get a truly random sample of players, Balukjian followed this wildly ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Jackie Robinson: My Own Story

    Autobiography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, beginning with his athletic career and dealing particularly with baseball and the first step toward equal participation by African Americans in this great sport.“I believe that a man’s race, color, and religion should never constitute a handicap. The denial to anyone, anywhere, any time of equality of opportunity to work is incomprehensible to me. ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Baseball's Greatest Quotations Rev. Ed.

    An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore

    by Paul Dickson ...
    Baseball has always had its share of colorful characters, and over the years they have expressed themselves in eminently quotable ways. In this treasury of more than 5,000 quotations, noted baseball writer and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavor of the game, in the words of its most important participants and onlookers.They are all here—from Aaron (Estella, Hank's mother) to Zoldack ( ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Strike Four

    The Evolution of Baseball

    Baseball began as a schoolyard game, brought to America by the colonists. It evolved rapidly over the second half of the nineteenth century, with innovations and rule changes continuing throughout the twentieth century and into the modern era. But why and how did these changes take place?In Strike Four: The Evolution of Baseball, Richard Hershberger examines the national pastime’s development, ... Read more

    $38.99 USD

  • How the Red Sox Explain New England

    An examination of the unique affinity New Englanders have for their Red Sox, this work illustrates how the storied history of the franchise mirrors that of New England itself. Founded in 1901 and playing in front of sold out crowds at Fenway Park for more than a century, the Boston Red Sox are far and away New England’s most beloved franchise, and this work features topics such as the team’s ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Cellar Dwellers

    The Worst Teams in Baseball History

    In 1890, baseball’s Pittsburgh Alleghenys won a measly 23 games, losing 113. The Cleveland Spiders topped this record when they lost an astonishing 134 games in 1899. Over 100 years later, the 2003 Detroit Tigers stood apart as the only team in baseball history to lose 60 games before July in a season. These stories and more are told in Cellar Dwellers: The Worst Teams in Baseball History, a ... Read more

    $67.99 USD

  • A Damn Near Perfect Game

    Reclaiming America’s Pastime 

    by Joe Kelly ...
    Baseball’s most outspoken fireballer brings the high heat—calling out the hacks, cheats, and ridiculous rules that have tarnished the game—and pitches a-plus stuff on how to make baseball pure, fun, and damn near perfect.Baseball has an image problem. The chorus of nonbelievers gets louder every year, and the Major Leagues have made an art of tuning them out. Enter Joe Kelly: a walking, talking, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Last Miracle

    My 18-Year Journey with the Amazin' New York Mets

    No origin story of the New York Mets is complete without Ed Kranepool. The lefty first baseman known as "Steady Eddie" made his major-league debut at age 17 during the team's inaugural season and would eventually depart, nearly two decades later, with his name written throughout the franchise's record books. In this definitive autobiography, Kranepool shares a remarkable life story, including ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Victory Season

    The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age

    The triumphant story of baseball and America after World War II.In 1945 Major League Baseball had become a ghost of itself. Parks were half empty, the balls were made with fake rubber, and mediocre replacements roamed the fields, as hundreds of players, including the game's biggest stars, were serving abroad, devoted to unconditional Allied victory in World War II.But by the spring of 1946, the ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Core Four

    The Heart and Soul of the Yankees Dynasty

    Tracing the careers of four instrumental players who turned around the Yankees ball club, this book shares behind-the-scenes stories from their early days together in the minors through the 2013 season, and follows them on their majestic ride to the top of the baseball world. At a time when the New York Yankees were in free fall, having failed to win a World Series in 17 years and had not played ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates

    Treachery and Triumph

    After many years of being an also-ran in the National league, the Pittsburgh Pirates' fortunes changed dramatically following the 1899 season after a monumental deal with the Louisville Colonels. The addition of star players such as Fred Clarke, Honus Wagner, Tommy Leach and Deacon Phillippe allowed Pittsburgh to become the first baseball dynasty of the twentieth century as they won National ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Baseball 100

    by Joe Posnanski ...
    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

    $16.99 USD

  • The Rocket That Fell to Earth

    Roger Clemens and the Rage for Baseball Immortality

    by Jeff Pearlman ...
    “Pearlman’s book develops a stark, unsparing picture of Clemens’s life that surpasses anything that’s come before.” —Boston GlobeNew York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman reconstructs pitcher Roger Clemens's life—from his Ohio childhood to the mounds of Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium—to reveal a flawed and troubled man whose rage for baseball immortality took him to superhuman heights before ... Read more

    $14.49 USD

  • Jackie Robinson

    A Biography

    The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad, who was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachel, to tell her husband's story, and was given unprecedented access to his private papers. We are brought closer than we have ever been to the great ballplayer, a man of courage and quality who became a pivotal figure in the areas of race ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • 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

    $10.99 USD