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  • Asteriskby David Ezra; Mike Schmidt

    Triumph Books 2008; US$ 13.99

    Baseball is facing a crisis as it is riddled with accusations of steroid and drug abuse, testing, and debates about whether or not records will need to include an asterisk. In attorney David Ezra's new book Asterisk , he explores the public trials of the baseball community and debates questions such as Are accusations of steroid use justified? Or... more...

  • Long Balls, No Strikesby Joe Morgan

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 25.00

    Nobody loves baseball more than Joe Morgan. He's proved it with his hall-of-fame performance on the field and his brilliant color commentary in the broadcast booth. Bob Costas says, "There may not be anyone alive who knows more about baseball than Joe Morgan. In his playing days, Morgan was a key cog in the Big Red Machine, and he saw the game at... more...

  • Pitch Like a Proby Jim Rosenthal; Leo Mazzone; Henry Aaron

    St. Martin's Press 1999; US$ 6.79

    Leo Mazzone is pro baseball's premier pitching coach. In his years with the Atlanta Braves, he has trained several Cy Young Award winners and helped lead his team to the World Series. In Pitch like a Pro , Mazzone and coauthor Jim Rosenthal offer step-by-step instructions for players and coaches in Little League through high school. They teach... more...

  • Baseball's Iconic 1-0 Gamesby Warren N. Wilbert

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 77.00

    In Baseball’s Iconic 1-0 Games Warren Wilbert chronicles the most compelling and tense 1-0 nail-biters in the history of the game. Organized thematically, this book covers Opening Day 1-0 games; the best regular season 1-0 games, pitched by greats such as John “Jocko” Flynn and Randy Johnson; 1-0 games in championship play, from the first inning... more...

  • The Science of the Fastballby William Blewett

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book presents a scientific but easy-to-understand explanation of pitching power, describing how pitchers can achieve phenomenal fastball velocity and record-breaking strikeout numbers. It fills the gap between hyper-technical and folk science, answering some long-standing questions, such as: How was a 17-year-old rookie named Bob Feller able to... more...

  • Full Countby Jeff Blair

    Random House of Canada 2013; US$ 21.00

    From one of Canada's top baseball writers and radio hosts: a retrospective of the Toronto Blue Jays on the 20th anniversary of Joe Carter's World Series-winning home run--and a look ahead to what promises to be their most successful season since. A must-have for all Blue Jays fans, and a great read for Toronto and Canadian sports fans in general. ... more...

  • Cracking Baseball's Cold Casesby Peter Morris

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book is the result of one man's twenty-year quest to solve some of baseball's most enduring mysteries--the "cold cases" of major leaguers about whom virtually nothing is known. (In many instances, the various baseball encyclopedias list only their names and one other word: "deceased.") Some of these mysterious players... more...

  • Baseball's New Frontierby Fran Zimniuch; Branch Rickey

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 19.95

    When Major League Baseball first expanded in 1961 with the addition of the Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Senators, it started a trend that saw the number of franchises almost double, from sixteen to thirty, while baseball attendance grew by 44 percent. The story behind this staggering growth, told for the first time in Baseball’s New Frontier... more...

  • A Game of Inchesby Peter Morris

    Ivan R. Dee 2006; US$ 28.99

    A fascinating and charming encyclopedic collection of baseball firsts, describing how the innovations in the game-in rules, equipment, styles of play, strategies, etc.- occurred and developed from its origins to the present day. The book relies heavily on quotations from contemporary sources. more...

  • A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Cooperstownby Mickey McDermott; Howard Eisenberg

    Triumph Books 2003; US$ 13.99

    When Mickey McDermott came up with the Red Sox at 19, the buzz was that his 100-mph fastball could make his the greatest southpaw ever. But McDermott took his eye off the ball to have a ball. His focus became booze, broads and baseball (in that order) before he struck it rich in 1991 by winning $7 million in the Arizona State Lottery. more...