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- Free Press 1999; US$ 25.00
Greedy owners, spoiled players, disillusioned fans -- all hallmarks of baseball in the 'nineties. Only in this case, it's the 1890s. We may think that business interests dominate the sport today, but baseball's early years were an even harsher and less sentimental age, when teams were wrenched from their cities, owners colluded and the ballplayers... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 9.99
Feeding the Green Monster is an invaluable and unique addition to baseball writing from one of its best informed columnists. In the spring of 2000, baseball fanatic and ESPN.com columnist Rob Neyer set out to live every baseball fan's dream. He would spend the next six months attending every one of the Boston Red Sox's home games. His journal of the... more...
- Scribner 2004; US$ 12.00
A fan's notes for the ages, Faithful grew from an email exchange last summer. Filled with the heady mix of exhilaration and frustration familiar to all Boston Red Sox fans, Stewart O'Nan fired off a note to fellow Sox fan, Stephen King, who responded with his thoughts on Pedro, Nomar, Manny, Mueller, and Theo. From the supposed Curse of the Bambino... more...
- HarperCollins US 2006; US$ 10.99
An evaluation of the state of professional baseball takes a look at the game's decline from national pastime to national punch line, calling on players, fans, and owners to make things right with what has gone wrong with the game. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 20.99
Hailed by Sports Illustrated as the "Edward Gibbon of baseball history," Harold Seymour is the first professional historian to produce an authoritative, multivolume chronicle of America's national pastime. The first two volumes of this study--The Early Years and The Golden Age--won universal acclaim. The New York Times wrote that they "will grip... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.00
Stressing the vital role of city politicians on both coasts, this book provides insights into the Brooklyn Dodgers' move to Los Angeles in 1958 and reveals the relationship between sports franchises and public funding. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.95
Derek Jeter Jason Giambi Bernie Williams Gary Sheffield Alex Rodriguez Johnny Damon Melky Cabrera Hideki Matsui Bobby Abreu Jorge Posada Mariano Rivera Chien-Ming Wang Robinson Cano Mike Mussina Randy Johnson ?The Yankees always said they valued players who could handle the white-hot spotlight, could handle life in the Yankee Fishbowl.? -- from The... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.95
From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, this text is a comprehensive history of baseball in Cuba. The book traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes with the politics, music, dance, and literature of the Cuban people. more...