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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 14.99
An insider's revealing look at the hidden world of major league baseball Doug Glanville, a former major league outfielder and Ivy League graduate, draws on his nine seasons in the big leagues to reveal the human side of the game and of the men who play it. In The Game from Where I Stand , Glanville shows us how players prepare for games, deal... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 20.99
Baseball is the only game where the defense has the ball. So begins an inside look at baseball's most scrutinized group of players?relief pitchers?and life in the most intriguing bullpen of all, that of the New York Yankees. Second-guessed and overstressed, the manager finds his use of the bullpen the most debated topic after any game,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 7.99
George Herman Ruth was the Babe. Lou Gehrig was the Iron Horse. Joe DiMaggio was the Yankee Clipper. George Steinbrenner is the Boss. On a rainy January morning, 1973, a press conference is called that will change the face of the Yankees forever. A young Cleveland Industrialist by the name of Steinbrenner stands at New York's famed... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99
“Joe Morgan again shows himself a rare bird: an ex-jock with savvy and the ability to communicate it.” —People “This book has something for everybody, from longtime fans to Little Leaguers.” —New York Newsday Baseball For Dummies, Third Edition, is for baseball fans at all levels, from players and coaches to... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95
Sabermetrics, the search for objective knowledge about baseball through statistical analysis, has taken over the national pastime. The authors argue that this approach began as a useful corrective but has come to harm baseball. The book demonstrates that the so-called moneyball approach, based on sabermetrics, offers only limited guidance for assembling... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95
Thirty years into baseball's sabermetric revolution, relatively little attention has been paid to the impact of a major league umpire's ball-and-strike judgment on game results. This welcome study corrects this omission by profiling more than ninety current umpires, summarizing their professional history, and charting their performance at home... more...