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  • The On-Base Specialistby Bill Hagedorn

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

    A new type of player is stepping into the batter's box--the on-base specialist. And it's about time; the last major advance in baseball offense came in 1973 with the designated hitter in the American League. In recent years, pitching has dominated hitting, and run production has been on the decline. With a new dynamic in offensive strategy,... more...

  • The Miracle Braves, 1914-1916by Charles C. Alexander

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

    The story of the 1914 "Miracle" Boston Braves is one of the most memorable in baseball history, but less well known is what the club did after that spectacular season. They didn't "flash and disappear," as sports writer John Kieran put it. In 1915, they were strong contenders for the National League pennant, and almost won it... more...

  • 100 Things Mariners Fans Should Know & Do Before They Dieby Michael Emmerich

    Triumph Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Michael Emmerich has worked in book publishing for many years and is the author of 100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die . He lives in Seattle. more...

  • A Band of Misfitsby Andrew Baggarly; Duane Kuiper

    Triumph Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Andrew Baggarly is the San Francisco Giants beat reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and has covered the team for the past 10 years. He formerly wrote for the Oakland Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News . He is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and a voter for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He lives in Millbrae, California. ... more...

  • 100 Things Giants Fans Should Know & Do Before They Dieby Bill Chastain

    Triumph Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Bill Chastain is a sports journalist who writes for MLB.com. He is the author of 100 Things Jets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die , Hack?s 191: Hack Wilson and His Incredible 1930 Season , Payne at Pinehurst: The Greatest U.S. Open Ever , Purpose and Passion: Bobby Pruette and the Marshall Years , Steel Dynasty: The Team that Changed... more...

  • "Tearin' Up the Pea Patch"by Andrew Paul Mele

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

    Arguably the greatest ball club in National League history, the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers recorded some staggering statistics. They led the league in virtually every offensive category while fielding some of the finest defensive players of the era. But the team's extraordinary success on the field is only part of their story. Jackie Robinson was in... more...

  • The Boyer Brothers of Baseballby Lew Freedman

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

    This the story of the seven baseball-playing Boyer brothers from western Missouri who signed professional contracts in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Led by oldest brother Cloyd, a pitcher, third baseman Ken and third baseman Clete, three of the seven brothers reached the majors. This book recounts their hardscrabble upbringing and how they fought their... more...

  • A Game of Their Ownby Jennifer Ring

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?Jennifer Ring has written a book that fills a painful gap in baseball history. It is so much more than the story of the playing careers of a group of ballplayers. It is an examination, through the words of the players themselves, of their trials and struggles to be accepted as ballplayers.??Leslie Heaphy, associate professor of history at Kent State... more...

  • Tommy Lasordaby Colin Gunderson; Joe Torre

    Triumph Books 2015; US$ 13.99

    Colin Gunderson worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 13 years, 12 of which as press coordinator and assistant to Tommy Lasorda. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Joe Torre won four World Series as manager of the New York Yankees and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. more...

  • The Cy Young Catcherby Doug Wedge; Charlie O'Brien

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    CHARLIE O?BRIEN led National League catchers in caught-stealing percentage in 1990, with a score of 45.7 percent, and three times he led the league in outs and assists by catchers. His clutch hitting contributed to a National League Championship and subsequent World Series Championship for the Atlanta Braves in 1995. He is retired from baseball and... more...