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- Triumph Books 2013; US$ 7.99
For the third time in 10 seasons, the Boston Red Sox are World Series champions. The team?s path to postseason glory?and the celebration that followed?are featured in this special commemorative volume. The book documents the American League Divisional Series, American League Championship Series, and World Series games that led up to the clinching... more...
- ECW Press 2013; US$ 13.99
In a one of a kind look at the Toronto Blue Jays 2013 season, two seasoned sports journalists take readers behind the scenes as the team stocks up on stars, revitalizes its fans and embarks on a campaign of shocking disillusionment. Great Expectations begins with a detailed look at how general manager Alex Anthopoulos pulled off the blockbuster trade... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 34.95
In 1946, as the aftershocks of World War II still trembled across the globe, America returned to its favorite pastime: baseball. In The Stars Are Back , Jerome M. Mileur offers a fascinating account of this storied season and of the backstage battle that would forever transform the game of professional baseball. Mileur begins with one of the most... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 8.99
Our Game is a book by Charles C. Alexander, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio University and author of acclaimed baseball books Our Game: An American Baseball History and Rogers Hornsby: A Biography, and Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era. more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
New York City Baseball recaptures the extraordinary decade of 1947?1957, when the three New York teams were the uncrowned kings of the city. In those ten years, Casey Stengel?s Bronx Bombers went to the World Series seven times; ?Joltin ? ? Joe DiMaggio stepped gracefully aside to make room for a young slugger named Mickey Mantle; Bobby Thomson... more...
- Triumph Books 2013; US$ 7.99
When John Farrell was introduced as the new Red Sox manager in the fall of 2012, he took over a last-place team lacking talent and cohesion. A franchise that once made Boston proud had become an embarrassment. Just one year later, the Red Sox have won the World Series, their third title in a decade. There were many keys to the team?s success: General... more...
- Triumph Books 2013; US$ 13.99
Originally called Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field hosted its first game in 1914, and the 2014 season marks the 100th anniversary of baseball?s second oldest ballpark. In Wrigley Field: The Centennial , Les Krantz tells the story of Wrigley?s first 100 years?from the origins of the ivy on the outfield walls and ballpark traditions such as throwing back... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
The New York Yankees are synonymous with home runs. With more than 14,000 round-trippers to its credit, New York has out-homered the next most prolific franchise by more than 1,000--despite the Yankees' having been in existence for 20 fewer years. This book organizes information on the many New York home runs into detail- and summary-oriented tables.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 17.99
Most baseball fans, players and even team executives assume that the National Pastime's infatuation with statistics is simply a byproduct of the information age, a phenomenon that blossomed only after the arrival of Bill James and computers in the 1980s. They couldn't be more wrong. In this unprecedented new book, Alan Schwarz - whom bestselling... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95
During the Civil War, Americans from homefront to battlefront played baseball as never before. While soldiers slaughtered each other over the country's fate, players and fans struggled over the form of the national pastime. George Kirsch gives us a color commentary of the growth and transformation of baseball during the Civil War. He shows that the... more...