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- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 24.95
It seems unlikely that James Naismith, who grew up playing ?Duck on the Rock? in the rural community of Almonte, Canada, would invent one of America?s most popular sports. But Rob Rains and Hellen Carpenter?s fascinating, in-depth biography James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball shows how this young man?who wanted to be a medical doctor,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
The powerhouse player who's revolutionizing the game... In 1998, Mark McGwire made baseball history by breaking the legendary 61-home-run record set by Roger Maris in 1961. Not only did the outstanding Cardinals player break Maris' mark, he surpassed it by hitting 70 in one season! Find out all the facts on McGwire, from his childhood in Southern... more...
- Triumph Books 2011; US$ 14.95
Rob Rains is the author or coauthor of 30 books; among them are biographies of Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa, Mark McGwire, Ozzie Smith, and Jack Buck. His biography of McGwire was a New York Times bestseller. He is a lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and the Baseball Hall of Fame. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 8.99
How an Asian batting champ became American baseball's newest star! Meet baseball's rookie sensation Ichiro Suzuki...from the top spot in Japan to the Seattle Mariners' right field. Seven-time batting champion for Japan's Pacific League, he is a paradoxical combination of modesty and ego, calling himself simply "Ichiro." But when the Seattle Mariners... more...
- Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 5.95
Mark McGwire made 1998 a season to remember for baseball fans all over the world when he blasted a record 70 home runs. Before turning himself into one of the most revered hitters in the game, though, he had to overcome poor eyesight and a variety of injuries. Rob Rains looks at how McGwire quickly became a legendary figure in St. Louis, and how hitting... more...
- Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
Albert the Great: The Albert Pujol's Story is a book that describes how Pujols moved from the Dominican Republic when he was just 15 years old and worked hard in the US to fulfill his dream of becoming one of the best players in Baseball today. Take a look at how this down-to-earth and motivated player has quickly won the respect and admiration of... more...
- Triumph Books 2009; US$ 11.99
Players and fans love him or hate him, so it's surprising that people know very little about St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa's life; this biography goes behind the scenes of one of the most iconic figures in baseball today to show the influences behind his intensity and uncompromising focus, why winning every game possible is important to... more...
- Triumph Books 2012; US$ 14.99
Every fan old enough to punch out the space next to his name on the All-Star ballot can tell you that Albert Pujols is a one in a generation hitter and the only player in baseball history to hit .300, hit 30 or more home runs and drive in 100 or more runs in his first eight seasons in the majors. Albert Pujols: Simply the Best offers a compelling portrait... more...
- Sports Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95
The St. Louis Cardinals are a team steeped in history and a winning tradition. For proof look no further than the epic 2011 World Series! The secret to their success? It?s those special players who have been lucky enough to don the Birds at Bat. But whatever happened to those players once the bright stadium lights were dimmed and the cleats were... more...