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- 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...
- 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...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 16.95
A book that covers all the bases! Everything fans want to know about the Great American Pastime... Written and compiled by baseball expert Dan Schlossberg, this book is chock-full of the best trivia, information, and fun facts about the game. Featuring interviews with players, managers, and other baseball professionals, as well as never-before-told... 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 23.00
In Juicing the Game , award-winning journalist Howard Bryant offers the only big-picture look at the insidious manner in which performance-enhancing drugs infested baseball as the game?s leaders stood idly by, reaping the rewards. Combining hard-hitting investigative journalism with interviews with baseball heavyweights such as Jason Giambi, Commissioner... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95
?This isn?t the first book to take on the challenge of explaining baseball intricacies, but I?ve never seen it done better. . . . When it comes to producing ?aha moments? of baseball enlightenment, the book indeed has a high batting average.? ? The Seattle Times ?Hample calls himself an obsessed fan?obsessed in a good way?and the product of his torment... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
From beanballs to basebrawls, the most important rules governing the game of baseball have never been officially written down?until now. They have no sanction from the Commissioner, appear nowhere in any official publication, and are generally not posted on any clubhouse wall. They represent a set of time-honored customs, rituals, and good manners... more...