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- Temple University Press 2017; US$ 35.00
Appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs?specifically, anabolic steroids (APEDs)?provide a tempting competitive advantage for amateur baseball players. But this shortcut can exact a fatal cost on talented athletes. In his urgent book Suicide Squeeze , William Kashatus chronicles the experiences of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, two promising... more...
- Triumph Books 2016; US$ 13.99
The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2017 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99
Lyman Bostock was a professional baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and the California Angels in the 1970s. Many believed he was good enough to win multiple batting titles, yet his murder meant it would never come to be. This book tells the story of Bostock?s humble beginnings, his too-brief baseball career, and his tragic death. more...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 52.50 US$ 47.77
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...