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Baseball

  • Big Redby Ken Griffey; Phil Pepe; George Foster

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Reflecting on an outstanding 19-year major-league career, this autobiography chronicles baseball great Ken Griffey, beginning with his days just out of high school. The account relates Griffey?s decision to venture into the baseball business, documenting his time as a scout, coach, and manager along with his accomplishments as a father, raising... more...

  • The Continental Leagueby Russell D. Buhite

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 24.95

    Long before there was Moneyball , a group of investors led by baseball legend Branch Rickey proposed a new economic model for baseball. Based on an innovative approach to evaluating and developing talent, the Continental League was the last serious attempt to form a third Major League. The league?s brief history affords a glimpse of any number of... more...

  • Wild Pitchesby Jayson Stark; Tim Kurkjian

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    Every baseball fan knows that Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols are among the best to ever play the game. But how do their high-priced contracts impact their teams? abilities to compete for a World Series title? Which managers and executives are best at getting the most out of their roster, year-in and year-out? And how does sabremetrics play into all... more...

  • Called Out but Safeby Al Clark; Dan Schlossberg; Marty Appel

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 24.95

    If an umpire could steal the show in a Major League game, Al Clark might well have been the one to do it. Tough but fair, in his thirty years as a professional umpire he took on some of baseball?s great umpire baiters, such as Earl Weaver, Billy Martin, and Dick Williams, while ejecting any number of the game?s elite?once tearing a hamstring in the... more...

  • How Baseball Explains Americaby Hal Bodley; George Will

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Examining the connection between baseball and our society as a whole, How Baseball Explains America is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind journey through America's pastime. Longtime USA TODAY baseball editor and columnist Hal Bodley explores just how essential baseball is to understanding the American experience. He takes readers into the Oval Office with... more...

  • Stan the Manby Wayne Stewart

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Broad in scope and deep in analysis, this biography of Stan Musial details not only the personality and the accomplishments of the man, but artfully examines his life against the backdrop of the Great Depression, which the already-impoverished Musial family endured. It looks at Stan?s support racial integration in baseball, as well as the tragedy... more...

  • 100 Things Red Sox Fans Should Know & Do Before They Dieby Nick Cafardo; Dave Roberts

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    With 100-plus years of Red Sox history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Boston fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls. This guide to all things Red Sox covers the tradition of singing Neil... more...

  • If These Walls Could Talk: Philadelphia Philliesby Larry Shenk; Larry Bowa

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Over the last half-century, the Philadelphia Phillies have experienced epic highs?World Series titles in 1980 and 2008?and frustrating lows, and Larry Shenk has been there for every minute of it. He provides a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and events that have shaped the franchise?s history. The book gives the detailed scouting reports... more...

  • Mover and Shakerby Andy McCue

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 34.95

    One of the most influential and controversial team owners in professional sports history, Walter O?Malley (1903?79) is best remembered?and still reviled by many?for moving the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Yet much of the O?Malley story leading up to the Dodgers? move is unknown or created from myth, and there is substantially more to the... more...

  • A's Bad as It Getsby John G. Robertson; Andy Saunders

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

    This work is a game-by-game account of the Philadelphia Athletics' pitiful 1916 season, in which they won just 36 of 154 games. It starts with a brief biography of the team's living symbol--A's manager and co-owner Connie Mack--and moves through the birth of the franchise and into its first era of glory in which the A's won world championships... more...