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- 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...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95
Thirty years into baseball's sabermetric revolution, relatively little attention has been paid to the impact of a major league umpire's ball-and-strike judgment on game results. This welcome study corrects this omission by profiling more than ninety current umpires, summarizing their professional history, and charting their performance at home... more...
- 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...
- Clerisy Press 2011; US$ 13.95
The St. Louis Cardinals is one of the most successful franchises in National League history. Having won a record ten World Championships, the team has cultivated a huge fan base. 365 Oddball Days in Cardinals History combines easy-to-browse baseball trivia with a never-out-of-date annual. It delivers historical and statistical information in quick... more...
- Clerisy Press 2011; US$ 23.95
Baseball fans will have their hands full well beyond the season of America?s favorite game. Dividing the team?s history into decades, years, and even days, Mets Journal offers hitting and pitching highlights, team and player stats, interesting and unusual facts — much more than just a box score. The book also includes photos, sidebars, statistics,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 16.95
?Mastering these drills will arm your players with one of the biggest intangibles necessary to perform well--confidence.? --Michele Smith Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame pitcher Michele Smith throws one right down the middle with this big collection of more than 250 skill-building drills developed especially for coaches of fast-pitch... more...