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- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 16.95
An around-the-bases tour of the amazing stories behind the thirty-five seventh games of baseball's World Series From 1909's marquee match-up between Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner to 2002's "Giant disappointment" between Anaheim and hapless San Francisco, each of baseball's thrilling "game sevens" comes alive in The Seventh Game --a unique collection... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
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...
- Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99
Pitchers are the heart of baseball, and John Feinstein tells the story of the game today through one season and two great pitchers working in the crucible of the New York media market. Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina have seen it all in the Major Leagues and both entered 2007 in search of individual milestones and one more shot at The World Series-Glavine... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
There are baseball books and there are baseball books. But for the baseball cognoscenti, there are just a few "must-have" classics: BALL FOUR by Jim Bouton. THE LONG SEASON by Jim Brosnan. WILLIE'S TIME by Charles Einstein. And SEASONS IN HELL by Mike Shropshire, which was a hilarous first-person account of Mike's travails serving as a daily beat... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 18.95
Mark Gola is a full-time baseball instructor at Dave Gallagher's All-American Baseball Academy. A former hitting coach at Princeton and Rider, he has written several books on the sport. He lives in Robbinsville, New Jersey. 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...
- 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...
- 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...