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  • Up, Up, and Awayby Jonah Keri

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri.      2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team's move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren't dead--not by a long... more...

  • Baseball without Bordersby George Gmelch

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    A televised baseball game from Puerto Rico, Japan, or even Cuba might look a lot like the North American game. This book looks at how the game was imported - how it took hold and developed, how it is organized, played, and followed - and what these local and regional trends and features say about the sport's place in particular cultures. more...

  • Eight Men Outby Eliot Asinof; Stephen Jay Gould

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 17.99

    The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World Series and attempted cover-up as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America!" First published in 1963, Eight Men Out has become a timeless classic. Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire scene-by-scene story of the fantastic scandal in which eight Chicago White Sox players arranged... more...

  • The Big Bamby Leigh Montville

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.95

    New York Times bestseller Ted Williams comes the thoroughly original, definitively ambitious, and exhilaratingly colorful biography of the largest legend ever to loom in baseball?and in the history of organized sports. ?[Montville is] one of America?s best sportswriters.? ? Chicago Tribune Babe Ruth was more than baseball?s original superstar.... more...

  • Where Nobody Knows Your Nameby John Feinstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball ?No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they?re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.? ?Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher ?If you don?t like it here, do a better job.? ?Ron Johnson, Triple-A manager John Feinstein gave readers... more...

  • Down to the Last Pitchby Tim Wendel

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The story of the “Best World Series Ever? and the 1991 season that ushered in baseball?s modern era. more...

  • The Local Boysby Joe Heffron; Jack Heffron; Chris Welsh

    Clerisy Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    The Local Boys tells the stories of men who achieved the boyhood dream of playing for the hometown team. From Ethan Allen to Don Zimmer, they?re all here, including Charlie “Bushel Basket? Gould, who played on the first team in 1869 to Junior Griffey, soon to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Alongside big-name stars like Dave Parker and Buddy Bell,... more...

  • Don Mattingly's Hitting Is Simpleby Jim Rosenthal; Don Mattingly; Rod Carew; Joe Torre

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Don Mattingly was one of the greatest offensive ballplayers of his generation. In 1985 he was the American League MVP and Player of the Year--a nine-time gold glove winner, a batting champion, and six-time all-star he remains today one of the most beloved Yankee first basemen of all-time. Now as the bench coach and former hitting instructor for the... more...

  • The Chalmers Raceby Rick Huhn; Charles C. Alexander

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1910 auto magnate Hugh Chalmers offered an automobile to the baseball player with the highest batting average that season. What followed was a batting race unlike any before or since, between the greatest but most despised hitter, Detroit?s Ty Cobb, and the American League?s first superstar, Cleveland?s popular Napoleon Lajoie. The Chalmers Race... more...

  • Creating the National Pastimeby G. Edward White

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    At a time when many baseball fans wish for the game to return to a purer past, G. Edward White shows how seemingly irrational business decisions, inspired in part by the self-interest of the owners but also by their nostalgia for the game, transformed baseball into the national pastime. Not simply a professional sport, baseball has been treated as... more...