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Baseball

  • Baseball's Comeback Playersby Rick Swaine

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book profiles forty major league ballplayers who engineered remarkable comebacks to salvage fading careers. Details of each comeback is provided along with a summary of the player's career. They range from Hall of Famers like Ted Williams and Stan Musial; to near-greats like Tommy John and Luis Tiant; to journeyman performers like George McQuinn... more...

  • Creating the National Pastimeby G. Edward White

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    At a time when many baseball fans wish for the game to return to a purer past, G. Edward White shows how seemingly irrational business decisions, inspired in part by the self-interest of the owners but also by their nostalgia for the game, transformed baseball into the national pastime. Not simply a professional sport, baseball has been treated as... more...

  • Million Dollar Armby J.B. Bernstein

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    JB Bernstein seemed to have it all. One of the top sports agents in the US, he worked hard and enjoyed the bachelor lifestyle to the full. But he hankered for more, and when he set himself a challenge - to unearth someone in India capable of becoming a pro baseball pitcher - most people thought he was mad and doomed to face a costly and public failure.... more...

  • Don Mattingly's Hitting Is Simpleby Jim Rosenthal; Don Mattingly; Rod Carew; Joe Torre

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Don Mattingly was one of the greatest offensive ballplayers of his generation. In 1985 he was the American League MVP and Player of the Year--a nine-time gold glove winner, a batting champion, and six-time all-star he remains today one of the most beloved Yankee first basemen of all-time. Now as the bench coach and former hitting instructor for the... more...

  • Red Sox vs. Yankeesby Harvey Frommer; Frederic J. Frommer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox involves not just the teams, but the cities, owners, ballparks, fans, and the media. Its roots reach back to before even Babe Ruth and Harry Frazee, yet it is as contemporary as the next Red Sox?Yankees game. This book tells the story of the rivalry from the first game these epic teams played... more...

  • Down to the Last Pitchby Tim Wendel

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The story of the “Best World Series Ever? and the 1991 season that ushered in baseball?s modern era. more...

  • The Chalmers Raceby Rick Huhn; Charles C. Alexander

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1910 auto magnate Hugh Chalmers offered an automobile to the baseball player with the highest batting average that season. What followed was a batting race unlike any before or since, between the greatest but most despised hitter, Detroit?s Ty Cobb, and the American League?s first superstar, Cleveland?s popular Napoleon Lajoie. The Chalmers Race... more...

  • Tales from the Dodgers Dugoutby Carl Erskine; Vin Scully

    Sports Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    To baseball fans of today, the name “Dodgers? is synonymous with Hollywood, the warm California sun, and names like Tommy Lasorda, Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, and Orel Hershiser. The Dodgers mean much more than that to fans of baseball history, however. Namely, these fans remember the famed “Boys of Summer,? otherwise known as the Brooklyn Dodgers,... more...

  • Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugoutby Jim Prime

    Sports Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout is a different kind of look back at the incredible championship season—through the eyes of the players involved. It is packed full of anecdotes, quotes, and perspectives from each member of the team, presented in the context of their on-field heroics. The book includes intimate snapshots of particularly... more...

  • A Summer to Rememberby Lew Freedman

    Sports Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    While the Cleveland Indians are known lately more for being cellar dwellers than world champions, that wasn?t the case in 1948. Ranked by the Sporting News as the ninth-best team in baseball history, the ?48 Indians were a colorful group of guys, led by the always colorful Bill Veeck, the future Hall of Famer who was running his first team. But... more...