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Baseball

  • El Cerradorby Mariano Rivera; Wayne Coffey

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available

    The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball. Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn't even own his own glove. He thought... more...

  • Winning in Both Leaguesby J. Frank Cashen; Billy Beane

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 24.95

    In Winning in Both Leagues J. Frank Cashen looks back over his twenty-five-year career in baseball. Best known as the general manager of the New York Mets during their remaking and rise to glory in the 1980s, Cashen fills the pages with lively stories from his baseball tenure during the last half of the twentieth century. His career included a... more...

  • Five-Plus Toolsby Dave Perkin

    Sports Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    ?Five-Plus Tools? is a scouting term that refers to a rare and elite type of amateur baseball prospect. A player with five-plus tools grades out well above average in all five skill areas, known as tools: hitting, power, running, throwing, and fielding. While most baseball fans critique players who are already on the professional level, a scout needs... more...

  • Catfishby Bill Libby

    Garrett County Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    On New Year's Day, 1975, Catfish Hunter left the Oakland A's for a $3,000,000 contract with the New York Yankees, becoming, at the time, the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. This is the story of the beginning of the modern sports superstar, told by veteran journalist Bill Libby (Parnelli). Libby follows Catfish from his days with the 3-peat... more...

  • Baseball's Greatest Comebackby J. Brian Ross

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Baseball?s Greatest Comeback recounts the story of the 1914 Boston Braves that experienced the greatest come-from-behind season ever witnessed in baseball history. A perennially woeful team, the Braves rose from the ashes of last place?fifteen games behind on July 4 th ?to battle in the World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, one of... more...

  • The 1928 New York Yankeesby Charlie Gentile

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    This book tells the story of the 1928 New York Yankees, who won the World Series and fell just short of surpassing the record accomplishments of the 1927 Yankees. Many players from that 1927 ?Murderers' Row? team were still there, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel, Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, and Tony Lazzeri. In spite of holding a commanding... more...

  • Tom Candiottiby K. P. Wee

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Most baseball fans know Tom Candiotti as a knuckleballer but he began his career as a conventional pitcher in 1983--after becoming just the second player to appear in the major leagues following Tommy John surgery, at a time when only Tommy John himself had ever come back from the operation. Candiotti, whose arm recovered, threw fastballs and curveballs... more...

  • Forfeits and Successfully Protested Games in Major League Baseballby David Nemec; Eric Miklich

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    This chronologically organized book is the first to provide comprehensive coverage of forfeits (Part I) and successful protests (Part II) of major league baseball games, educating the reader on the rules and prevailing styles of play at the time that each of the games was played. In addition to the date, location, and source information, authors Nemec... more...

  • When in Doubt, Fire the Skipperby Gary Webster

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The book chronicles almost 300 in-season changes of managers in the major leagues since 1900. It elaborates on the circumstances that led to the change, whether it was a firing or a resignation and includes, in many cases, remarks of the dismissed manager, the manager who replaced him, and the executive (owner or general manager) who orchestrated the... more...

  • Lefty Grove and the 1931 Philadelphia Athleticsby Robert P. Broadwater

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book chronicles the history of the Philadelphia Athletics, the first real dynasty in Major League Baseball. The focus of the book is the 1931 season, in which Philadelphia, led by superstar pitcher Lefty Grove, had the best season in franchise history, leading to a third consecutive trip to the World Series. With a roster full of future Hall of... more...