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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
At 3:58 p.m. on October 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson hit a home run off Ralph Branca. The ball sailed over the left field wall and into history. The Giants won the pennant. That moment?the Shot Heard Round the World?reverberated from the West Wing of the White House to the Sing Sing death house to the Polo Grounds clubhouse, where hitter and pitcher forever... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40
Take your game from bush league to big time with these proven techniques Baseball scouts and coaches at every level want players with the knowledge and ability to do it all. They're looking for someone who can dominate a game and showcase talent in each of baseball's five essential skills: hitting for average, hitting for power, fielding, arm strength,... more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99
Michael Holley, bestselling author of Patriot Reign , provides an inside look at how it all happened. With the exclusive cooperation of Terry Francona and stories from the clubhouse and the conference room, Holley reveals the private sessions and the dugout and front-office strategies that have made the Boston Red Sox a budding dynasty. When Grady... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 19.00 US$ 15.58
Put your game into overdrive with this complete guide to harnessing your athletic instincts. In baseball, a five-tool player possesses the five most important skills: hitting for power, hitting for average, defense, arm strength, and speed. But there is one essential skill that brings it all together: the sixth tool. It's that extra something,... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 19.95
A televised baseball game from Puerto Rico, Japan, or even Cuba might look a lot like the North American game. This book looks at how the game was imported - how it took hold and developed, how it is organized, played, and followed - and what these local and regional trends and features say about the sport's place in particular cultures. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 17.00 US$ 13.94
Learn how to manage your youth team to success With its "teach basics and have fun" approach, Managing Little League Baseball is dedicated to helping you teach baseball fundamentals to boys and girls while emphasizing how to make the experience rewarding for you and your players. Fully approved by Little League Baseball® and illustrated with instructive... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 22.95
Critic Ivan Felt and poet Harris Conklin are the Don Quixote and Sancho Panza of baseball fandom. Or, perhaps, the Felix and Oscar of baseball fandom. Or the Pollock and de Kooning. Or the Bugs and Daffy. The New York Mets are, of course, the New York Mets of baseball. In 2005, Felt and Conklin, lifelong friends and lifelong fans, determined to... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 19.95
America's pastime has roots in New Jersey dating back to 1846 when the first baseball game using modern rules was played on Elysian Fields in Hoboken. The sport thrived throughout the state until the 1950s when fans began to turn away from local competition, preferring to watch games broadcast on television, to take a trip to see a major league team... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 13.95
It was 1982 when Bill Lee was famously booted from the Montreal Expos after he went AWOL in protest of another player?s mistreatment by management. His reputation for antics both on and off the field guaranteed that no other club would pick him up. The Ace from Space had landed on professional baseball?s blacklist, and so it was that one of the most... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
World Series champion, former All-Star, and award-winning television analyst Ron Darling gives readers a inside look at one of the most demanding and strategic positions in all of sports: the pitcher. Drawing on vivid situations from his playing days for the New York Mets and the Oakland Athletics, and from moments he has observed as a broadcaster,... more...