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Baseball

  • Spirit of '67by Thomas J. Whalen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.00

    On the 50th anniversary of the historic 1967 World Series acclaimed author Thomas J. Whalen shows how the Red Sox and Cardinals waged an epic battle for baseball supremacy that captured the imagination of weary Americans looking for escape from the urban riots, racial turmoil, and antiwar protests that were roiling 1960s society. more...

  • Electric Octoberby Kevin Cook

    Henry Holt and Co. 2017; US$ 21.00

    The story of six ordinary ballplayers whose paths crossed in the 1947 World Series--and the ways that epic October changed their lives The 1947 World Series was “the most exciting ever” in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade’s worth of drama packed into seven games between the mighty New York Yankees and underdog Brooklyn Dodgers. It was Jackie... more...

  • Fathers Playing Catch with Sonsby Donald Hall

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 6.79

    In the pantheon of great sports literature, not a few poets have tried their hand at paying tribute to their love affair with the game -- Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams among them. This elegant volume collects Donald Hall's prose about sports, concentrating on baseball but extending to basketball, football and Ping-Pong.... more...

  • They Call Me Pudgeby Ivan Rodriguez; Jeff Sullivan; Nolan Ryan; Jim Leyland

    Triumph Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    With 14 All-Star appearances, 13 Gold Gloves, a Most Valuable Player Award, and, of course, a World Series ring, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez has more than earned his spot in Cooperstown as one of the best Major League catchers of all time. In They Call Me Pudge , Rodriguez tells the story of his unforgettable baseball journey, from signing his first professional... more...

  • The Cooperstown Casebookby Jay Jaffe

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.19

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, tucked away in upstate New York in a small town called Cooperstown, is far from any major media market or big league stadium. Yet no sports hall of fame’s membership is so hallowed, nor its qualifications so debated, nor its voting process so dissected. Since its founding in 1936, the Hall of Fame’s... more...

  • Mexican American Baseball in El Pasoby Richard A. Santillan; Eric Enders; Pete G. Flores; Donavan Lopez

    Arcadia Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    Mexican American Baseball in El Paso chronicles the vibrant and colorful history of baseball in the El Paso–Juárez border region. For more than a century, baseball along the border has served as a means of bringing together people of all backgrounds, races, and nationalities, from the fly-by-night teams of the Pancho Villa era to the fabled semiprofessional... more...

  • Behind the Plateby Lawrence “Yogi” Berra; Til Ferdenzi

    Papamoa Press 2017; US$ 3.99

    Life had not been kind to young Tommy Riggs—and even though he had all the natural playing ability to become a Major Leaguer, his anger at the world kept him from becoming the great player he could be. How Tommy Riggs learned not only to be a star catcher, but also to live with himself and his teammates, makes a suspenseful story filled with the true-to-life... more...

  • Soft Power Politics - Football and Baseball on the Western Pacific Rimby Rob Hess

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 160.00

    Soft Power Politics- Past and Present: Football and Baseball on the Western Pacific Rim illustrates the momentous expanse and moment of sport in the Asia Pacific region and through these essays dealing with two of the most prodigious global team sports confronts various cultural clashes that Samuel Huntington would ensure the end of civilisation. They... more...

  • Benito Santiago Behind the Maskby Benito Santiago; Charlie Hudson

    Benito Santiago with Charlie Hudson 2017; US$ 4.99

    All-Star Catcher Benito Santiago, the man who could throw from his knees to second base to get a runner out, reveals personal and professional stories of his baseball career.The unusual circumstances of the first few months of Benito’s life were not revealed to him until age ten. The young boy who then stood in a Puerto Rican courtroom made two choices.... more...

  • The Slideby Richard Peterson; Stephen Peterson

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    In the deciding game of the 1992 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered the most dramatic and devastating loss in team history when former Pirate Sid Bream slid home with the winning run. Bream’s infamous slide ended the last game played by Barry Bonds in a Pirates uniform and sent the franchise... more...