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  • The Game from Where I Standby Doug Glanville

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 15.99

    An insider's revealing look at the hidden world of major league baseball Doug Glanville, a former major league outfielder and Ivy League graduate, draws on his nine seasons in the big leagues to reveal the human side of the game and of the men who play it. In The Game from Where I Stand , Glanville shows us how players prepare for games, deal... more...

  • Bullpen Diariesby Charley Rosen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 20.99

    "Delightful and insightful." ?John Thorn, author of Total Baseball Baseball is the only sport where the defense has the ball, and there is no lonelier in the world of sports than the pitcher?s mound. Which makes Yankee relievers among the most scrutinized and intriguing group of athletes in the game. In Bullpen Diaries , Charley Rosen, lifelong... more...

  • All Roads Lead to Octoberby Maury Allen

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    George Herman Ruth was the Babe. Lou Gehrig was the Iron Horse. Joe DiMaggio was the Yankee Clipper. George Steinbrenner is the Boss. On a rainy January morning, 1973, a press conference is called that will change the face of the Yankees forever. A young Cleveland Industrialist by the name of Steinbrenner stands at New York's famed... more...

  • Cage Ratby Kevin Long; Glen Waggoner

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Hitting Coach for the New York Yankees, Kevin Long trains power-hitters in the fine art of hitting a baseball well?a talent the legendary Ted Williams once called, ?the most difficult skill in sport.? In Cage Rat , the man who helps sharpen the mechanics of such superstars as Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and Alex Rodriguez shares the expertise he... more...

  • The Boys of Summerby Roger Kahn

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s... more...

  • The Beauty of Short Hopsby Sheldon Hirsch; Alan Hirsch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    Sabermetrics, the search for objective knowledge about baseball through statistical analysis, has taken over the national pastime. The authors argue that this approach began as a useful corrective but has come to harm baseball. The book demonstrates that the so-called moneyball approach, based on sabermetrics, offers only limited guidance for assembling... more...

  • Major League Umpires' Performance, 2007-2010by Andrew Goldblatt

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    Thirty years into baseball's sabermetric revolution, relatively little attention has been paid to the impact of a major league umpire's ball-and-strike judgment on game results. This welcome study corrects this omission by profiling more than ninety current umpires, summarizing their professional history, and charting their performance at home... more...

  • Baseball Field Guideby Dan Formosa; Paul Hamburger

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    A clear and comprehensive guide to the rules of baseball! more...

  • Under Pallor, Under Shadowby Bill Felber

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    A real-time account of the tumultuous 1920 baseball season, focusing on the dramatic last half. more...

  • Before the Machineby Mark J. Schmetzer; Greg Rhodes

    Clerisy Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    The Big Red Machine dominated major league baseball in the 1970s, but the Cincinnati franchise began its climb to that pinnacle in 1961, when an unlikely collection of cast-offs and wannabes stunned the baseball world by winning the National League pennant. Led by revered manager Fred Hutchinson, the team featured rising stars like Frank Robinson,... more...