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Baseball

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Baseball on the Borderby Alan M. Klein

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 52.50 US$ 45.15

    From 1985 to 1994 there existed a significant but unheralded experiment in professional baseball. For ten seasons, the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos (The Owls of the Two Laredos) were the only team in professional sports to represent two nations. Playing in the storied Mexican League (an AAA affiliate of major league baseball), the "Tecos" had home... more...

  • Big Papiby The Boston Globe; John Henry; Pedro Martinez

    Triumph Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    With more than 500 career home runs, an infectious personality, and three World Series championships, David Ortiz has established his position as the greatest Red Sox player of this generation. But Ortiz' story did not start with postseason heroics and towering blasts into the Fenway Park bleachers. Ortiz struggled to find his power stroke in parts... more...

  • Fly the Wby Daily Herald; Len Kasper

    Triumph Books 2016; US$ 13.99

    Curse broken. For the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs are champions of the baseball world! Following a dominant regular season and a thrilling playoff performance, the Cubs captured their long-anticipated World Series title in dramatic fashion and fulfilled the dreams of generations of Cubs faithful.  From Kris Bryant's MVP-caliber heroics... more...

  • Baseball Field Guideby Dan Formosa; Paul Hamburger

    The Experiment 2016; US$ 14.95

    Now in its third edition?a clear guide to the complete rules of baseball! Admit it: Even if you?re a diehard fan of our national pastime, sometimes an umpire?s call can be a little baffling. And for newer fans, Major League Baseball?s nuanced rules?developed and revised over decades?can be downright perplexing. Now updated throughout with the... more...

  • Won for the Agesby Chicago Tribune

    Triumph Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    It has been called the last great American sports story, a quest that has spanned more than a century and captivated millions of fans. In 2016, the Chicago Cubs were at last baseball's champions, breaking the Curse of the Billy Goat and shedding the label of "lovable losers" once and for all. Led by manager Joe Maddon and built around rising stars... more...

  • 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...