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- NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.95
When Rube Foster was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981, his rightful place alongside baseball's greatest black heroes was at last firmly established. A world-class pitcher, a formidable manager, and a brilliant administrator, Rube Foster was arguably more influential in breaking down the color barrier in major league baseball... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
A fascinating and revealing look inside the lives of umpires, from the godfather of creative nonfiction In 1974, Lee Gutkind walked into Shea Stadium, then home of the New York Mets, with an unusual proposal. He wanted to chronicle one of the least celebrated cadres in professional baseball: the umpires. Gutkind spent one exhilarating season... more...
- Potomac Books 2013; US$ 27.50
Since the founding of professional baseball, few teams have risen above years of mediocrity only to see their fortunes interrupted by war and tragedy. Fewer still have then rallied to win the World Series. In the early twentieth century, the Cleveland Indians brought the world championship to their city of passionate fans in a spectacular style that... more...
- Flatiron Books 2015; US$ 27.99
New York Times Bestseller After twenty consecutive losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, team morale was low, the club's payroll ranked near the bottom of the sport, game attendance was down, and the city was becoming increasingly disenchanted with its team. Pittsburghers joked their town was the city of champions?and the Pirates. Big Data... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 29.95
The 2001-2002 offseason was a tumultuous one for Major League Baseball. The commissioner's move to contract two teams, voted on and approved by league owners in a 28-2 vote, left fans in several cities fearing for the future of their teams. The Montreal Expos, with a recent history of poor play and even poorer attendance, seemed an obvious choice.... more...
- Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
Since they burst onto the scene in 1968, the San Diego Padres have taken fans on a roller coaster ride of ups, downs, and unforgettable moments. In Tales from the San Diego Padres Dugout , longtime Padres announcer Bob Chandler shares his memories of the team with Bill Swank in an easy-to-read recap of the team?s colorful past. more...
- Triumph Books 2009; US$ 11.99
From hard-working farm boy growing up in post-World War I Van Meter, Iowa, to the youngest All-Star and longest-lived Hall of Famer, sharp-witted Bob Feller distills nine decades of hard-earned wisdom?gleaned from experiences both on and off the diamond?in his new Little Blue Book of Baseball Wisdom , a sequel to his best-selling Little Black Book... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99
This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s... more...
- NYU Press 2004; US$ 25.50
The story of the first year of the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team - as told from two very different points of view: from a star team player from California and a young man of the same age who grew up in the projects next to the stadium. This book looks at both the gains and loses to the community. more...