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Baseball

  • Tales from the Kansas City Royals Dugoutby Denny Matthews; Matt Fulks; Frank White

    Sports Publishing 2015;

    Amos Otis, Frank White, George Brett, Hal McRae, Dan Quisenberry, Bret Saberhagen, Paul Splittorff—one mention of any of those names can bring about visions of great baseball, determination, and winning. However, one vision outweighs all others: the boys in blue… the Kansas City Royals. The Kansas City Royals, an expansion club in the American League... more...

  • The Matheny Manifestoby Mike Matheny; Jerry B. Jenkins

    Crown Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

     ?Nothing worth doing right is easy.? ?Mike Matheny      Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success,... more...

  • Painting the Corners Againby Bob Weintraub

    Yucca Publishing 2015;

    Baseball and the people who live and breathe it will seem closer and more vivid than ever. Painting the Corners Again is Bob Weintraub?s second marvelous collection of baseball stories. It goes directly to the core of what America?s pastime does for us when we watch it being played on the field. Weintraub shows us that baseball has its heroes... more...

  • Understanding Baseballby Trey Strecker; Steven P. Gietschier; Mitchell Nathanson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    The study of baseball history and culture shows the national pastime to be a forum of debate where issues of sport, labor, race, character and the ethics of work and play are decided. An understanding of baseball calls for consideration of different perspectives and what each contributes to the conversation. Providing a readable textbook for undergraduates... more...

  • The Tecumsehs of the International Associationby Brian Martin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    This is the previously untold story of the London Tecumsehs, an 1870s baseball team that rose to the top ranks of pro ball. The Tecumsehs of London, Ontario, were among the founding members of the International Association in 1877, the first league established to challenge the struggling National League, formed a year earlier. The team played against... more...

  • The Physics of Baseballby Robert K. Adair

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising?and... more...

  • The Physics of Baseballby Robert K. Adair

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising?and... more...

  • The Physics of Baseballby Robert K. Adair

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 9.99

    Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising?and... more...

  • 2015 Baseball Forecasterby Ron Shandler; Ray Murphy; Brent Hershey; Brandon Kruse

    Triumph Books 2015; US$ 13.99

    The industry?s longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2014 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...

  • Big Sam Thompsonby Roy Kerr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    Forgotten today, Sam Thompson (1860-1922) was one of the most dominant five skills players of his era. At the plate, he batted .331, was second among 19th century players in home runs, and ranks first all-time in RBI per game (.923). In his prime, he averaged 25 steals a season. Defensively, he registered 283 outfield assists (12th all-time), and is... more...