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Baseball

  • Out of my Leagueby George Plimpton

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    From the author of Paper Lion It began as a fun filled stunt and came to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end. George Plimpton had the chance to answer every baseball fan?s question: could I strike out a major league star? Out of My League chronicles what happened next as his inspired idea ? to get on the mound and pitch a few innings... more...

  • Wrigley Field Year by Yearby Sam Pathy; John Thorn

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 35.00

    More than just a lavishly illustrated and highly readable book, Wrigley Field Year by Year , originally published in 2014, is the result of a quarter century of meticulous research. Written by a baseball historian and recognized authority on the Friendly Confines,? this is the first book to detail each year of the storied park?s existence. The book... more...

  • Ty Cobb, Baseball, and American Manhoodby Steven Elliott Tripp

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    As the first baseball player to achieve real celebrity status, Ty Cobb embodies the strength and determination of classic masculinity. His grit and stubbornness, however, form a legacy that has been both lauded and condemned by America?s own changing views of ideal masculine behavior. With attention to Cobb?s formation, personal tragedies, and struggles... more...

  • Baseball's Dynasties and the Players Who Built Themby Jonathan Weeks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 39.99

    Spanning three centuries of the game, Baseball?s Dynasties and the Players Who Built Them examines twenty-two of baseball?s most iconic teams. Each chapter not only chronicles the club?s era of supremacy, but also provides an in-depth look at the players who helped make their teams great. Nearly two hundred player profiles are included, featuring... more...

  • Ahead of the Curveby Brian Kenny

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    Brian Kenny?outspoken MLB Network host and commentator?uses stories from baseball?s present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic, even when directly contradicted by evidence. Forget batting average. Kill the ?Win.? Say goodbye to starting pitchers. And please, please stop bunting.... more...

  • Baseball and the Mediaby George Castle

    UNP - Bison Original 2016; US$ 24.95

    What sports fans read, watch, and listen to at home often isn?t the real story coming out of the locker room or the front office. George Castle should know: he?s covered baseball in Chicago for decades and witnessed the widening gulf between the media and the teams they?re supposed to cover?and the resulting widespread misinformation about the inner... more...

  • Red Sox by the Numbersby Bill Nowlin; Matthew Silverman; Joe Castiglione

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    What do Rube Walberg, Mike Nagy, Kevin Millar, and Dustin Pedroia all have in common? They have all worn #15 for the Boston Red Sox. Since 1931, the Red Sox have issued 74 different numbers to more than 1,500 players. In this newly updated edition, Red Sox by the Numbers tells the story of every Red Sox player since ?31from Bill Sweeney (the first... more...

  • Mets by the Numbersby Jon Springer; Matthew Silverman; Howie Rose

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    This is the first team history of the New York Metsor any other teamto be told through a lighthearted analysis of uniform numbers. Ordinary club histories proceed year by year to give the big picture. Mets by the Numbers uses jersey numbers to tell the little storiesthe ones the fans loveof the team and its players. This newly revised edition is... more...

  • Tales from the San Francisco Giants Dugoutby Nick Peters; Stuart Shea

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    The rich tradition of the San Francisco Giants has provided indelible memories for their fans ever since they moved from New York?s Polo Grounds to Seals Stadium in 1958. With three World Series titles in five years, starting in 2010, the San Francisco Giants have established themselves as one of the powerhouse teams of the 21st century. Led by pitcher... more...

  • Fall from Graceby Tim Hornbaker

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Considered by Ty Cobb as the finest natural hitter in the history of the game,? Shoeless Joe? Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting averagewhich is still ranked third all-timethe man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in... more...