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  • Baseball Beyond Our Bordersby George Gmelch; Daniel A. Nathan

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 24.95

    Baseball Beyond Our Borders celebrates the globalization of the game while highlighting the different histories and cultures of the nations in which the sport is played. This collection of essays tells the story of America?s national pastime as it has spread across the world and undergone instructive, entertaining, and sometimes quirky changes... more...

  • Macho Rowby William C. Kashatus

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 27.95

    Colorful, shaggy, and unkempt, misfits and outlaws, the 1993 Phillies played hard and partied hard. Led by Darren Daulton, John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra, and Mitch Williams, it was a team the fans loved and continue to love today. Focusing on six key members of the team, Macho Row follows the remarkable season with an up-close look at the players? lives,... more...

  • Almost Perfectby Joe Cox; Jim Bunning

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 25.99

    The rich, poignant tales of major league baseball?s most hard-luck fraternity?the pitchers of its Almost-Perfect Games From 1908 to 2015, there have been thirteen pitchers who have begun Major League Baseball games by retiring the first twenty-six opposing batters, but then, one out from completing a perfect game, somehow faltering (or having perfection... more...

  • The Amazing Baseball Adventureby Josh Pahigian

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 18.99

    A visually stunning road trip through pro baseball?s wacky, wondrous, and revered ballpark attractions Exploding scoreboards, treetop seats, and neon skylines are just three of the more than 100 ballpark design features, field eccentricities, historic displays, traditions, concession items, and even super-fans and mascots profiled in this armchair... more...

  • Suicide Squeezeby William C. Kashatus

    Temple University Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    Appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs?specifically, anabolic steroids (APEDs)?provide a tempting competitive advantage for amateur baseball players. But this shortcut can exact a fatal cost on talented athletes. In his urgent book Suicide Squeeze , William Kashatus chronicles the experiences of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, two promising... more...

  • 2017 Baseball Forecasterby Brent Hershey; Brandon Kruse; Ray Murphy; Ron Shandler

    Triumph Books 2016; US$ 13.99

    The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2017 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill... more...

  • Will Big League Baseball Survive?by Lincoln Mitchell

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Major League Baseball is a beloved American institution that has been a product of the economic, social, and media structures that have evolved in the United States over the last century. In his shrewd analysis, Will Big League Baseball Survive? , Lincoln Mitchell asks whether the sport will continue in its current form as a huge, lucrative global... more...

  • Lyman Bostockby K. Adam Powell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Lyman Bostock was a professional baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and the California Angels in the 1970s. Many believed he was good enough to win multiple batting titles, yet his murder meant it would never come to be. This book tells the story of Bostock?s humble beginnings, his too-brief baseball career, and his tragic death. more...

  • A Season for the Agesby Al Yellon; Pat Hughes

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    No doubt, you?ve heard about the Cubs? decades-long run of futility. They hadn?t won a pennant in seventy-one years or a World Series in a record 108 years. To the frustration of Cubs fans everywhere, the team often missed chances with soul-crushing defeats. But after a complete teardown that resulted in a 100-loss season in 2012, Theo Epstein and... more...

  • Bull City Summerby Ivan Weiss; Howard L. Craft; Emma D. Miller; Adam Sobsey; Sam Stephenson

    Daylight Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    A team of artists find stories and images on the field and behind the scenes about the Durham Bulls. more...