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- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 15.00
Shawn Green?s career statistics can be found on the backs of baseball cards in shoe boxes across America: 328 home runs, 1,071 RBIs, .282 career batting average, All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger. . . . But numbers tell only part of the story. His path to success was as grounded in philosophical study as in ballpark wisdom. Striving to find stillness... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66
Paul Auster's Sunset Park is set in the sprawling flatlands of Florida, where twenty-eight-year-old Miles is photographing the last lingering traces of families who have abandoned their houses due to debt or foreclosure. Miles is haunted by guilt for having inadvertently caused the death of his step-brother, a situation that caused him to flee his... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Scribner 2007; US$ 17.95
From the authority on baseball research and statistics comes a vast and fascinating compendium of unique baseball lists and records. The SABR Baseball List & Record Book is an expansive collection of pitching, hitting, fielding, home run, team, and rookie records not available online or in any other book. This is a treasure trove of baseball... more...
- 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...