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  • Baseball's Even Greater Insults:by Kevin Nelson

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 16.95

    A grand slam of a book. The sequel to the bestselling Baseball?s Greatest Insults, with hilarious put-downs and outrageous wisecracks about America?s national pastime. There are no lyrical passages here, no fond reminiscences about childhood games, no tributes to "inspiring" players. Too much real stuff has happened since Kevin Nelson collected... more...

  • Triumph And Tragedy In Mudvilleby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2010; US$ 26.15

    Among Stephen Jay Gould's many gifts was his ability to write eloquently about baseball, his great passion. Through the years, the renowned palaeontologist published numerous essays on the sport which have now for the first time been collected in a volume alive with all the candour and insight that characterized Gould's writing. Here are his thoughts... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Baseball For Dummiesby Joe Morgan; Richard Lally; Sparky Anderson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99

    "Joe Morgan again shows himself a rare bird: an ex-jock with savvy and the ability to communicate it." — People "This book has something for everybody, from longtime fans to Little Leaguers." — New York Newsday Baseball For Dummies, Third Edition, is for baseball fans at all levels, from players and coaches to spectators who love... more...

  • High Heatby Tim Wendel

    Da Capo Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    " High Heat is a great idea brilliantly executed. Wendel?delivers this fastball with a winning mix of science, biography, and mythology."--David Maraniss, author of Clemente 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...