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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
Award-winning sports writer Jane Leavy follows her New York Times runaway bestseller Sandy Koufax with the definitive biography of baseball icon Mickey Mantle. The legendary Hall-of-Fame outfielder was a national hero during his record-setting career with the New York Yankees, but public revelations of alcoholism, infidelity, and family strife... more...
- Beacon Press 2011; US$ 25.95
From an award-winning writer, the first linked history of African Americans and Latinos in Major League Baseball After peaking at 27 percent of all major leaguers in 1975, African Americans now make up less than one-tenth--a decline unimaginable in other men's pro sports. The number of Latin Americans, by contrast, has exploded to over one-quarter... more...
- Sports Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
This book commemorates “The Captain?s? career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter?s legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating days as a Yankees superstar, to his status as an enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete. Indeed, Jeter?s intangible ability to play... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 29.95
?This lavishly illustrated narrative of Walter Johnson?s life is the definitive work on the subject and is likely to remain so.?? Oldtyme Baseball News . ?Henry Thomas?s biography of Walter Johnson is carefully researched, thoroughly documented, and, best of all, a pleasure to read.?? Spitball . more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 25.00
Baseball is a very complicated sport. Every facet of the game from tagging up to stealing bases to intentional walks, has a recurring focal point--the duel between pitcher and batter--that lies at the heart of the game. This book like no other work on the market or any single website, explains the game from scratch, while also educating the reader... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 13.95
Ever see Mike Piazza block the plate? Or Derek Jeter slide hard into second? Illegal. But it happens every game. Baseball?s rules, it seems, were made to be broken. And they are, by the players, the front office, and even sometimes the fans. Like it or not, cheating has been an integral part of America?s favorite pastime since its inception. The Cheater?s... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99
The Cooperstown Chronicles is an entertaining look at the unusual lives, strange demises, and downright rowdy habits of some of the most colorful personalities in the history of baseball. Frank Russo goes beyond the stats and delves into each player?s personality, his life outside of baseball, and even his final resting place. more...
- Triumph Books 2014; US$ 9.99
Baseball?s new dynasty is the San Francisco Giants. The Giants captured their third World Series crown in five seasons in 2014?this last one having taken perhaps the most unlikely path. San Francisco finished second in the NL West but advanced to the Wild Card game against Pittsburgh. The Giants stomped the Pirates 8-0, then outlasted the Washington... more...
- Sports Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
Unbreakable gives fans the fascinating stories behind incredible records and the players who made them and provides a basis for comparing players of the Deadball era with those of today. Most importantly, it gives the true baseball fan quantitative objective data to bring to arguments about players and their records. It is almost impossible to... more...
- Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99
Sports historian Robert W. Cohen has chosen and profiles the on-field exploits of the 50 best players to ever wear the Boston Red Sox uniform. Chances are you?ll find your favorite player here. more...