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  • Game Wornby Stephen Wong; Dave Grob; Francesco Sapienza

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 34.95

    Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments is a richly illustrated exploration and first-of-its-kind compendium study of the world's most coveted and precious baseball uniforms worn by Major League ballplayers during the twentieth century. This coffee-table book features many of the most historically significant... more...

  • No Money, No Beer, No Pennantsby Scott H. Longert

    Ohio University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920. They had begun the decade as the best team in all of baseball, but over the following eight years, their owner died, the great Tris Speaker retired in the face of a looming scandal, and the franchise was in terrible shape. more...

  • Major League Baseball Organizationsby Jr. Frank P. Jozsa

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    This book analyzes and highlights the development and success of major league baseball teams in the National League and the American League, focusing on each team?s performance and the extent to which each succeeded as a business enterprise despite competition for market share from other types of entertainment. more...

  • Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseballby Harvey Frommer

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    Another peek at baseball's good old days?or, in this case, bad old days?by veteran sports-historian Harvey Frommer. Frommer paints Shoeless Joe as a baseball natural ("Joe Jackson hit the ball harder than any man ever to play baseball"?Ty Cobb), an illiterate hick (his table utensils consisted of knife and fingers), and an innocent man snared by... more...

  • Old Time Baseballby Harvey Frommer

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    In this delightful history of the sport, Frommer captures the flavor, smell, and craziness of the early days of baseball. Starting with its invention in 1842 by the descendant of a British sea captain (and not Abner Doubleday), Frommer traces the development of the sport from the first games on a vacant lot at 27th and Madison in New York to the... more...

  • Ted Strong Sherman L. Jenkins

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    This book is the first biography of Ted Strong Jr., a two-sport athlete of the Negro Leagues and the Harlem Globetrotters. Born Theodore Relighn Strong Jr. in South Bend, Indiana, the eldest of 14 children, Ted was raised in the Black Belt of South Side Chicago. He was one of the original Harlem Globetrotters and a major star in the Negro Baseball... more...

  • Big Papiby David Fischer; David Aretha

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    David Ortiz first won over the Fenway faithful in 2003 with his monstrous home runs, beaming smile, big hugs, and kind heart. The following fall, he proved heroic, belting walk-off hits in Games 4 and 5 of the ALCS in an epic series comeback over Jeter?s Yankees. His legendary feats helped the Red Sox end the 86-year-old Curse of the Bambino? and... more...

  • Cubs by the Numbersby Al Yellon; Kasey Ignarski; Matthew Silverman; Pat Hughes

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    What do Dizzy Dean, Catfish Metkovich, John Boccabella, Bill Buckner, Mark Prior, and Jason Heyward all have in common? They all wore number 22 for the Chicago Cubs, even though eight decades have passed between the last time Dizzy Dean buttoned up a Cubs uniform with that number and the first time outfielder Jason Heyward performed the same routine.... more...

  • Hockey Abstract Presents... Stat Shotby Rob Vollman; Tom Awad; Iain Fyffe

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    Making advanced stats simple, practical, and fun for hockey fans Advanced stats give hockey’s powerbrokers an edge, and now fans can get in on the action. Stat Shot is a fun and informative guide hockey fans can use to understand and enjoy what analytics says about team building, a player’s junior numbers, measuring faceoff success, recording... more...

  • The Eighth Wonder of the Worldby Robert C. Trumpbour; Kenneth Womack; Mickey Herskowitz

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 27.95

    When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome, nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World, captured the attention of an entire nation, bringing pride to the city and enhancing its reputation nationwide. It was a Texas-sized vision of the future, an unthinkable feat of engineering with premium luxury suites, theater-style seating, and the first animated... more...