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  • The Matheny Manifestoby Mike Matheny; Jerry B. Jenkins; Bob Costas

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 24.00

     ?Nothing worth doing right is easy.? ?Mike Matheny      Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success,... more...

  • Where They Ain'tby Burt Solomon

    Free Press 1999; US$ 25.00

    Greedy owners, spoiled players, disillusioned fans -- all hallmarks of baseball in the 'nineties. Only in this case, it's the 1890s. We may think that business interests dominate the sport today, but baseball's early years were an even harsher and less sentimental age, when teams were wrenched from their cities, owners colluded and the ballplayers... more...

  • Why Is The Foul Pole Fair?by Vince Staten

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 19.99

    Chicken soup for the baseball lover's soul -- the inimitable Vince Staten takes you out to the ol' ballgame and answers all the baseball questions your dad hoped you wouldn't ask. more...

  • Faithfulby Stewart O'Nan; Stephen King

    Scribner 2004; US$ 12.00

    A fan's notes for the ages, Faithful grew from an email exchange last summer. Filled with the heady mix of exhilaration and frustration familiar to all Boston Red Sox fans, Stewart O'Nan fired off a note to fellow Sox fan, Stephen King, who responded with his thoughts on Pedro, Nomar, Manny, Mueller, and Theo. From the supposed Curse of the Bambino... more...

  • The Dodgers Move Westby Neil Sullivan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.00 US$ 16.34

    Stressing the vital role of city politicians on both coasts, this book provides insights into the Brooklyn Dodgers' move to Los Angeles in 1958 and reveals the relationship between sports franchises and public funding. more...

  • Scoring from Secondby Philip F. Deaver

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    Why do accomplished writers (and grown-ups) like Ron Carlson, Rick Bass, and Michael Chabon (to name but a few of those represented here) still obsess over their baseball days? What is it about this green game of suspense that not only moves us but can also move us to flights of lyrical writing? In Scoring from Second: Writers on Baseball some of the... more...

  • The Pride and the Pressureby Michael Morrissey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.95

    Derek Jeter Jason Giambi Bernie Williams Gary Sheffield Alex Rodriguez Johnny Damon Melky Cabrera Hideki Matsui Bobby Abreu Jorge Posada Mariano Rivera Chien-Ming Wang Robinson Cano Mike Mussina Randy Johnson ?The Yankees always said they valued players who could handle the white-hot spotlight, could handle life in the Yankee Fishbowl.? -- from The... more...

  • Level Playing Fieldsby Peter Morris

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Most baseball fans want to hear about stellar players and spectacular plays, statistics and storied franchises. Level Playing Fields sheds light on a usually unnoticed facet of the game, introducing fans and historians alike to the real fundamentals of baseball: dirt and grass. more...

  • The Pride of Havanaby Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76

    From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, this text is a comprehensive history of baseball in Cuba. The book traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes with the politics, music, dance, and literature of the Cuban people. more...

  • Dropping the Ballby Dave Winfield; Michael Levin

    Scribner 2007; US$ 14.00

    HALL OF FAMER DAVE WINFIELD: "THE GAME I LOVE IS HURTING." Revenue has never been higher, attendance has never been better, and baseball has never had a stronger international presence. Yet, with all of the prosperity, the game has rarely faced more significant problems, both in the headlines and deep within our communities. Steroid scandals,... more...