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Baseball

  • The Last Innocentsby Michael Leahy

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    From an award-winning journalist comes the riveting odyssey of six Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s?a chronicle of a team, a game, and a nation in transition during one of the most exciting and unsettled decades in history. Legendary Dodgers Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Dick Tracewski, and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s America:... more...

  • Home Gameby Bret Boone; Kevin Cook

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 27.00

    From the first third-generation baseball player in Major League Baseball history, a sometimes moving, always candid look at his family's 70 years in the world of professional baseball. A five-foot-ten firecracker who was spurned by scouts for his small size, supposed lack of power, and temper tantrums (one scout called him a "helmet-throwing terror"),... more...

  • Cuba's Baseball Defectorsby Peter C. Bjarkman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    Peter C. Bjarkman has traveled to all corners of Cuba covering baseball, from their early Olympic baseball triumphs to the recent domestic economic crises that have spurred an increasing number of Cuban stars to abandon their homeland. Having enjoyed rare access and personally knowing most of the top Cuban stars, Bjarkman reveals the complete story... more...

  • The Only Rule Is It Has to Workby Ben Lindbergh; Sam Miller

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 30.99

    What would happen if two statistics-minded outsiders were allowed to run a professional baseball team? It?s the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That?s what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do... more...

  • I'm Fascinated by Sacrifice Fliesby Tim Kurkjian; George F. Will

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    In the aftermath of the Steroid Era that stained the game of baseball, at a time when so many players are so rich and therefore have a sense of entitlement that they haven't earned, ESPN baseball commentator Tim Kurkjian shows readers how to love the game more than ever, with incredible insight and stories that are hilarious, heartbreaking, and revealing.... more...

  • Dingersby Joshua Shifrin; Tommy Shea

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    From splitters to spitters; from a frozen rope to the suicide squeeze; from extra innings to no hitters, baseball is truly a great game. But nothing hypes up a crowd like a home run, a round tripper, a big bomb . . . the long ball! Hitting the ball out of the park is one of the greatest feats in baseball, and doing so in the clutch can make an average... more...

  • Incredible Baseball Statsby Kevin Reavy; Ryan Spaeder; Wade Boggs

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    As America's pastime since the mid-1800s, baseball offers the sights, sounds, and even smells that are deeply entrenched in our culture. But for some, the experience can be less sensory. Some, such as Ryan Spaeder and Kevin Reavy, live for baseball statistics. Stats give the game historical context and measurables for past, present, and predictive... more...

  • One-Year Dynastyby Matthew Silverman

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Relive the games, moves, and players of the hard-hitting team that won the 1986 World Series. Vin Scully called the tenth-inning groundball in Game Six of the 1986 World Series?Mets versus Red Sox?that sealed a comeback, fueled a curse, and turned a batting champion into a scapegoat. But getting there was a long, hard slog with plenty of heartache.... more...

  • Hairs vs. Squaresby Ed Gruver

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 29.95

    Hairs vs. Squares is an ode to an unforgettable season that began with the first major players? strike in the history of North American sports and ended with a record-setting World Series played by two of the game?s greatest and most colorful dynasties. In a sign of the times it was Hippies vs. Hardhats, a clash of cultures with the hirsute, mod... more...

  • 100 Things Padres Fans Should Know & Do Before They Dieby Kirk Kenney; Randy Jones

    Triumph Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    Most Padres fans have taken in a game or two at PETCO Park, have seen highlights of Steve Garvey, and remember the 1984 and 1998 World Series runs. But only real fans know the significance of .394, the original team colors, or how long Benito Santiago's hitting streak lasted. 100 Things Padres Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource... more...