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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
The man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. But the world also left its mark on him. I Had a Hammer is much more than the intimate autobiography of one of the greatest names in pro sports?it is a fascinating social history of twentieth-century... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
?Honest, touching, and beautifully rendered . . . Far more than a book about baseball, it is a deeply felt story of triumph and failure, dreams and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled another gem.??Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Man NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99
?All fans of baseball, all fans of a good story, will love this book." ? Professor Gordon Wood, Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winner ?This is a beautifully written, meticulously researched story about a bygone baseball era that even die-hard fans will find foreign, and about a pitcher who might have been the greatest of all time.? ? Joseph J. Ellis,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 19.99
Documenting multiple challenges at every turnas a target for racism from society at large and sexism both inside and outside of the Negro Leaguethis is the unique story of the first woman to play professional baseball on a men's team, breaking barriers in sports while believing, "There's got to be a first in everything. Maybe it will be me." Highlighting... more...
- HarperCollins 2015; US$ 9.74
Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising?and... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 9.99
Born out of expansion in 1962, the New York Mets have more than filled the void left by the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. Amazing Mets Trivia: From Stengal to Piazza tests the memories of Mets fans of all ages with hundreds of questions and facts about Mets players, coaches, managers, and others. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00
Few franchises in the deadball era won as consistently or as often as the New York Giants and Philadelphia Athletics. Between them, the teams claimed 12 pennants and finished second or higher 22 times. The steady success also earned managers John McGraw and Connie Mack their reputations. It was history in the making, then, when the two Hall of Famers... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 39.95
In the 1930s, Monroe, Louisiana, was a town of twenty-six thousand in the northeastern corner of the state, an area described by the New Orleans Item as the ?lynch law center of Louisiana.? race relations were bad, and the Depression was pitiless for most, especially for the working class?a great many of whom had no work at all or seasonal work... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
The small and midsized cities of western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia reached their peaks of population and prosperity in the second quarter of the 20th century. The baseball teams from these towns formed the Middle Atlantic League, the strongest circuit in the low minors and the one with the most alumni to advance to the majors. This thorough... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Benjamin C. Alamar founded the first journal dedicated to sports statistics, the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. He developed and teaches a class on sports analytics for managers at the University of San Francisco and has published numerous cutting edge studies on strategy and player evaluation. Today, he cochairs the sports statistics... more...