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  • Center Field Shotby James R. Walker; Robert V. Bellamy

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    Center Field Shot traces a sometimes contentious but mutually beneficial relationship from the first televised game in 1939 to the new era of Internet broadcasts, satellite radio, and high-definition TV, considered from the perspective of businessmen collecting merchandising fees and advertising rights, franchise owners with ever more money to spend... more...

  • I Never Had It Madeby Jackie Robinson; Alfred Duckett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All Seasons Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever. I Never Had... more...

  • Understanding Baseballby Trey Strecker; Steven P. Gietschier; Mitchell Nathanson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    The study of baseball history and culture shows the national pastime to be a forum of debate where issues of sport, labor, race, character and the ethics of work and play are decided. An understanding of baseball calls for consideration of different perspectives and what each contributes to the conversation. Providing a readable textbook for undergraduates... more...

  • Finding the Hidden Ball Trickby Bill Deane

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 41.99

    Through many years of research, Bill Deane has documented 260 successful hidden-ball tricks?putting the rarity of the play roughly in the class of the no-hitter. Along the way, he has collected the often-hilarious stories of these plays and the men who pulled them. more...

  • The Physics of Baseballby Robert K. Adair

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 9.99

    Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising?and... more...

  • The Physics of Baseballby Robert K. Adair

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising?and... more...

  • The Physics of Baseballby Robert K. Adair

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising?and... more...

  • Joe Blackby Martha Jo Black; Chuck Schoffner

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    He was told that the color of his skin would keep him out of the big leagues, but Joe Black worked his way up through the Negro League and the Cuban League. He burst into the Majors in 1952 when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the face of segregation, verbal harassment, and even death threats, Joe Black rose to the top of his game; he earned... more...

  • Willie Keelerby Lyle Spatz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    In addition to being one of baseball?s most accomplished batters, Willie Keeler was an integral part of two memorable teams: the Baltimore Orioles and the Brooklyn Superbas. This is the first biography of Keeler, the most prominent member of the first American League team in New York. more...

  • Out at Homeby Glenn Burke; Erik Sherman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.00

    Before Jason Collins, before Michael Sam, there was Glenn Burke. By becoming the first?and only?openly gay player in Major League Baseball, Glenn would become a pioneer in his own way, nearly thirty years after another black Dodger rookie, Jackie Robinson, broke the league?s color barrier. This is Glenn?s story, in his own words . . . Touted by... more...