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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
Scooter Riley?named after Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto?is just a regular kid growing up in the Bronx, right near Yankee Stadium, in 1969. His father, Patrick Riley, is a New York City cop. His grandfather, a fireman for thirty years, is a man who firmly believes that all of life?s great lessons are explained in baseball lore. In the wake of the assassinations... more...
- Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.95
"In men like Traveler and Alcazar we find the beating heart and struggling soul of baseball..." -Jeff MacGregor, Sports Illustrated ; author of Sunday Money Howie Traveler never made it as a player-his one major league hit and .091 batting average attest to that. He was cursed with that worst of professional maladies, the ill fortune of almost.... more...
- Center Street 2009; US$ 9.99
August Witte is firmly against having children. But after seven years of marriage, his wife is delighted when she realizes she is unexpectedly pregnant. August is terrified, recognizing he never learned the first thing about being a good parent from his father London. A widower since August was a toddler, London has always valued the game of golf--a... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
Kevin King?s debut novel, All the Stars Came Out That Night , is a vivid portrait of Depression-era America written in a voice at once humorous and poetic. Set at Boston?s Fenway Park on October 20, 1943, All the Stars Came Out That Night imagines a late-night baseball game bankrolled by Henry Ford, pitting Dizzy Dean?s all-white all-stars against... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 11.20
Your legacy is in the Attic. The words leap from the cryptic poem left for Harvard professor Seth Stein by his Papa Sol, the doting grandfather who vanished without a trace two years earlier. It was Papa Sol who instilled an unquenchable passion for baseball in Seths soul; it was Sol who also ignited Seths obsession with history, spinning... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
The Ryder Cup. A biennial tournament considered the premier event in the golfing world, pitting the twelve best players in the United States against the twelve best of Europe in a contest so pressure-filled it can paralyze even the most battle-scarred tour veterans. United States captain Alan Bellamy, with one precious slot unfilled and none of the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game--Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen--meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete--a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. It... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 18.95
A veteran journalist's collection of sportswriting on the blue-collar South. Sport mirrors life. Or, in Paul Hemphill's opinion, 'Sport is life.' The 15 pieces in this compelling collection are arranged along the timeline for an aspiring athlete's dream: 'The Dawning,' with stories about boys hoping and trying to become men, 'The Striving,' about... more...
- Faithwords 2009; US$ 10.99
In this emotional story of parental love, a single mother of a teenage baseball player who exhibits the batting eye of a professional athlete, tries to shield and protect her son from the world of over-zealous scouts, hard-nosed coaches, and money-hungry agents. Guided by his mother's firm and steadfast wisdom and his extraordinary talent, both mother... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
Refereed by editor Otto Penzler, this anthology collects fourteen, original tales of buzzer-beating suspense and postgame mayhem. "In "Keller's Double Dribble," Lawrence Block tails a clueless hitman with courtside tickets to unplanned bloodshed ... Jeffery Deaver's power guard summons his formidable game instincts to thwart a pack of scammers in "Nothing... more...