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  • Little League, Big Dreamsby Charles Euchner

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2007; US$ 17.99

    It’s just like the pros: bright lights, screaming fans, squawking commentators and five million people watching you play your heart out on national television for the right to be called champions. more...

  • 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$ 25.37

    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...

  • The Game from Where I Standby Doug Glanville

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 13.86

    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$ 17.99

    "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...

  • Cage Ratby Kevin Long; Glen Waggoner

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    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 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...

  • Before the Machineby Mark J. Schmetzer; Greg Rhodes

    Clerisy Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • 365 Oddball Days in St. Louis Cardinals Historyby John Snyder

    Clerisy Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    The St. Louis Cardinals is one of the most successful franchises in National League history. Having won a record ten World Championships, the team has cultivated a huge fan base. 365 Oddball Days in Cardinals History combines easy-to-browse baseball trivia with a never-out-of-date annual. It delivers historical and statistical information in quick... more...