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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
?Genuine and raw?a heartfelt work of despair, triumph, and redemption.? ? Boston Globe The critically acclaimed Heart of the Game ?subtitled ?Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America??explores the pure roots of a sport that is stained by scandal at its highest level. S.L. Price, award-winning writer for Sports Illustrated ... more...
- Human Kinetics 2009; US$ 19.95
Successful seasons don?t begin on opening day. They begin long before, in the cages, gym, locker room, and practice field. There, consistency, execution, and teamwork form the foundations of powerhouse programs and championship titles. While most coaches understand the importance of practice, far fewer have perfected it year after year, team after... more...
- Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 15.00
What is it about a quality fastball that brings us to the edge of our seats? How is it humanly possible to throw over 100 mph? And the big question: Who is the fastest pitcher ever? Drawing on interviews with former and current players, managers, scouts, experts, and historians, Tim Wendel delivers the answers, investigating such legends as Nolan Ryan,... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 9.99
"Richly layered....An entertaining and informative portrait of two underappreciated teams in an unforgettable time."--Boston Sunday Globe The most surprising World Series ever? Many baseball fans would agree that it was the epic 1966 clash between the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the perennial underdog Baltimore Orioles. The godlike... more...
- Touchstone 2008; US$ 28.99
Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them -- these days it's the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there's never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information. That's what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN.com baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch more than a dozen years ago. Since then, they've... more...
- Free Press 1995; US$ 18.00
Arguing about the merits of players is the baseball fan's second favorite pastime and every year the Hall of Fame elections spark heated controversy. In a book that's sure to thrill--and infuriate--countless fans, Bill James takes a hard look at the Hall, probing its history, its politics and, most of all, its decisions. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95
Examining baseball not just as a game but as a social, historical, and political force, this collection of sixteen essays looks at the sport from the perspectives of race, sexual orientation, economic power, social class, imperialism, nationalism, and international diplomacy. Together, the essays underscore the point that baseball is not just a form... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 17.95
Play Ball! Everything baseball?from the popular Utterly Confused Series What's a foul ball? Or a swinging third strike? New fans, parents, and first-time coaches need no longer be Utterly Confused about baseball, as the popular series introduces the basics of the sport in a fun and easy-to-follow guide. Peppered with big league interviews... more...
- Running Press 2010; US$ 15.95
No sports fans are more in touch with the history and ephemera of their game than baseball fans. Hitting the sweet spot of our national pastime, The Baseball Fans Bucket List presents a list of 162 absolute must things to do, see, get, and experience before you kick the bucket. Entries range from visiting Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ (site of the... more...