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  • Satchel

    The Life and Times of an American Legend

    by Larry Tye ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige“Among the rare biographies of an athlete that transcend sports . . . gives us the man as well as the myth.”—The Boston Globe**Few reliable records or news reports survive about players in the Negro Leagues. Through dogged detective work, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Son of Havana

    A Baseball Journey from Cuba to the Big Leagues and Back

    A memoir by the mustachioed baseball pitcher who went playing rocky, trash-ridden fields in Castro’s Cuba to becoming a Boston Red Sox legend.Luis Tiant is one of the most charismatic and accomplished players in Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball history. With a barrel-chested physique and a Fu Manchu mustache, Tiant may not have looked like the lean, sculpted aces he usually played against, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Cheated

    The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and a Colorful History of Sign Stealing

    by Andy Martino ...
    The definitive insider story of the cheating scandal that rocked Major League Baseball in 2019, bringing down high-profile coaches and players, and exposing a long-rumored "sign-stealing" dark side of baseball.By the fall of 2019, most teams around Major League Baseball suspected that the Houston Astros had been stealing signs for several years. The Astros had won the 2017 World Series and made ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Coaching Youth Baseball

    Congratulations on your commitment to coach youth baseball. If you’re new to coaching, you’ll find Coaching Youth Baseball invaluable in making your first season a success. If you have previous coaching experience, you’re sure to discover tips and strategies that will help you improve on last year.Coaching Youth Baseball will help you manage your team with confidence. This age-specific and field ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Sixty Feet, Six Inches

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

    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 was, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning

    1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

    A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods.By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed "Son of Sam." And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • I Had a Hammer

    The Hank Aaron Story

    by Hank Aaron ...
    The Classic New York Times BestsellerThe man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. But the world also left its mark on him.I Had a Hammer is much more than the intimate autobiography of one of the greatest names in pro sports—it is a fascinating social history of twentieth-century America. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Cooperstown Confidential

    Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame

    by Zev Chafets ...
    If baseball is America's national religion, then the Hall of Fame is its High Church. Being named among its 286 inductees makes you the closest thing our country has to an undisputed hero - even a secular saint. But the men in the Hall of Fame are no angels. Among their number are gamblers, drunks, race-baiters, at least one murderer, and perhaps the greatest collection of bona fide characters ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • Where Nobody Knows Your Name

    Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball

    From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball“No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.” —Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher“If you don’t like it here, do a better job.” —Ron Johnson, Triple-A managerJohn Feinstein gave readers an unprecedented view of the PGA Tour in A Good Walk Spoiled. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Up, Up, and Away

    The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos

    by Jonah Keri ...
    The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri.2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team's move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren't dead--not by a long shot. The Expos pinwheel cap is still sported by Montrealers, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Pastime Lost

    The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball

    by David Block ...
    Long before baseball became America’s national pastime, English citizens of all ages, genders, and classes of society were playing a game called baseball. It had the same basic elements as modern American baseball, such as pitching and striking the ball, running bases, and fielding, but was played with a soft ball on a smaller playing field and, instead of a bat, the ball was typically struck by ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball

    series Survival Guide
    You volunteered to coach the softball team, but are you ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and harness the energy of your young team? Fear not: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Softball has the answers. Longtime coaches Robert and Tammy Benson share their experiences and provide advice you can rely on from the first practice to the final game. Establishing ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Sandlot Stats

    Learning Statistics with Baseball

    Sandlot Stats uses the national pastime to help students who love baseball learn—and enjoy—statistics.As Derek Jeter strolls toward the plate, the announcer tosses out a smattering of statistics—from hitting streaks to batting averages. But what do the numbers mean? And how can America’s favorite pastime be a model for learning about statistics? Sandlot Stats is an innovative textbook that ... Read more

    $73.79 USD

  • Comeback Kings

    The San Francisco Giants' Incredible 2012 Championship Season

    The San Francisco Giants' 2012 postseason run was symbolic of the team's season. The 2012 season saw the Giants lose closer Brian Wilson to injury in April, overcome the departure of All-Star left fielder Melky Cabrera to suspension in August, and adjust to the season-long struggles of ace Tim Lincecum. Yet the Giants captured the National League West crown. In the National League playoffs, the ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Pennant Hopes Dashed by the Homer in the Gloamin'

    The Story of How the 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Blew the National League Pennant

    After many disappointing seasons during the 1930s, the 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates looked like they were finally poised to claim their first National League pennant since 1927. A hot streak during June and July propelled manager Pie Traynor's squad into first place. Yet after commanding the top spot for more than two months, Pittsburgh could not hold off the charging Chicago Cubs and experienced one ... Read more

    $14.79 USD

  • Why Baseball Matters

    by Susan Jacoby ...
    series Why X Matters Series
    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, among African Americans and women as well as white men. Furthermore, baseball’s greatest charm—a clockless suspension of time—is also its greatest liability in a culture of digital ... Read more

    $18.79 USD

  • Out of the Park

    Memoir of a Minor League Baseball All-Star

    by Ed Mickelson ...
    During the Golden Age of baseball, as many as 59 minor leagues operated in a single season, and hundreds of G.I.s returning home from World War II competed in them for the big break that would land them one of only 400 spots on 16 teams in the majors. These were truly the days when athletes played purely for the love of the game, motivated by goals that seemed always just beyond their fingertips. ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • Luckiest Man

    The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

    by Jonathan Eig ...
    The definitive account of the life and tragic death of baseball legend Lou Gehrig.Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend—the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecutive-games streak was ended by a horrible disease that now bears his name. But as this definitive new biography makes clear, Gehrig’s life was more complicated—and, perhaps, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • MIKE's FREE "Scary" Sports Comics

    Volume 5

    series MIKE's FREE Sports Comic Book Series
    This FREE comic book isn’t intended to scare sports fans.However, "Scary" Sports Comics - Volume 5 in my FREE sports comic book series – is a collection of figuratively frightening sports comics meant to entertain sports fans of all ages."Scary" Sports Comics highlights and sometimes lampoons the eerie expressions, creepy nicknames, ghostly references, frightening athletes, intimidating teams and ... Read more

    Free

  • Integrating the Orioles

    Baseball and Race in Baltimore

    by Bob Luke ...
    The struggle to integrate the Baltimore Orioles mirrored the fight for civil rights in Baltimore. The Orioles debuted in 1954, the same year the Supreme Court struck down public school segregation. As Baltimore experienced demonstrations, white flight and a 1968 riot, team integration came slowly. Black players--mostly outfielders--made cameo appearances as black fans stayed away in droves. The ... Read more

    $14.79 USD

  • Beyond Belief

    Finding the Strength to Come Back

    by Josh Hamilton ...
    Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character " superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a 4-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • 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

    $12.29 USD

  • The Last Boy

    Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

    by Jane Leavy ...
    Award-winning sports writer Jane Leavy follows her New York Times runaway bestseller Sandy Koufax with the definitive biography of baseball icon Mickey Mantle.The legendary Hall-of-Fame outfielder was a national hero during his record-setting career with the New York Yankees, but public revelations of alcoholism, infidelity, and family strife badly tarnished the ballplayer's reputation in his ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Captain

    The Journey of Derek Jeter

    by Ian O'Connor ...
    Every spring, Little Leaguers across the country mimic his stance and squabble over the right to wear his number, 2, the next number to be retired by the world’s most famous ball team. Derek Jeter is their hero. He walks in the footsteps of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and someday his shadow will loom just as large. Yet he has never been the best player in baseball. In fact, he hasn’t ... Read more

    $9.99 USD