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  • Baseball's Top 10by Robert Kuenster

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 34.99

    This book names the top ten players at each position: first, second, and third basemen; shortstops; left, center, and right fielders; catchers; designated hitters; multi-position players; left-handed and right-handed pitchers; and relievers. Within each position, baseball fans will read about the players they love and the players they love to hate,... more...

  • Baseball without Bordersby George Gmelch

    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...

  • Bash Brothersby Dale Tafoya

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco?the Bash Brothers?ushered in a new era of muscle-bound power hitters in baseball in the late 1980s. Suddenly balls were flying out of the parks like never before, and the rest of baseball stood up, took notice, and followed suit. Baseball?s bodybuilding revolution, with its resultant steroid infestation, was here to stay,... more...

  • Basic Baseball Strategyby Chuck Freeman

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 15.00

    A comprehensive guide to baseball fundamentals that helps players and coaches build winning teams together Watching major-league baseball today, many fans wonder what happened to the fundamentals of the game when they see a highly paid outfielder miss the cutoff man or a multimillion-dollar pitcher fail to lay down a bunt. What's missing are... more...

  • Batting Stance Guyby Gar Ryness; Caleb Dewart

    Scribner 2010; US$ 18.00

    Batting Stance Guy never expected he would become a YouTube celebrity, racking up more than two million views, landing profiles in The New York Times and USA Today, and even scoring an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman . But when a friend and neighbor started capturing this man?s unusual talents with a video camera, that?s what... 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...

  • Before the Machineby Mark J. Schmetzer; Greg Rhodes

    Clerisy Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Before Wrigley Became Wrigleyby Sean Deveney

    Sports Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Chicago?s Wrigley Field opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park, the new North Side stadium erected for use by the Federal League?s Chicago team, which would eventually be called the Whales. It was built in just 50 days, with an rectangular shape in the style of New York?s Polo Grounds, designed to fit the odd dimensions of the lot—which formerly housed a... more...

  • Believeniks!by Ivan Felt; Harris Conklin

    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...

  • Best Metsby Matthew Silverman

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    As the New York Mets celebrate their fiftieth anniversary of National League baseball, this rollicking chronicle recounts a half century of the team?s ups and downs. Chapters recount the best and worst teams; underachieving and overachieving players; and even a guide to appreciating the Mets, including tips on spring training and the best sports... more...