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Baseball

  • The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseballby Charles Fountain

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In the most famous scandal of sports history, eight Chicago White Sox players--including Shoeless Joe Jackson--agreed to throw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for the promise of $20,000 each from gamblers reportedly working for New York mobster Arnold Rothstein. Heavily favored, Chicago lost the Series five games to three.... more...

  • The Voices of Baseballby Kirk McKnight

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Baseball broadcasters are the voice of the game. They know the intimate details of the team, the stadium, and the history of their club. This book covers every stadium in major league baseball, recounting the greatest moments to take place within their walls as told by the most renowned broadcasters in the game, past and present. more...

  • Intangiballby Lonnie Wheeler

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    A unique and refreshing ode to the ?little things? that represent baseball?s heartbeat?the player who, in countless ways, makes other players better. Intangiball tracks the progress of the Cincinnati Reds through five years of culture change, beginning with the trades of decorated veterans Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey, Jr. It also draws liberally from... more...

  • Intangiballby Lonnie Wheeler

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    A unique and refreshing ode to the ?little things? that represent baseball?s heartbeat?the player who, in countless ways, makes other players better. Intangiball tracks the progress of the Cincinnati Reds through five years of culture change, beginning with the trades of decorated veterans Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey, Jr. It also draws liberally from... more...

  • Intangiballby Lonnie Wheeler

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    A unique and refreshing ode to the ?little things? that represent baseball?s heartbeat?the player who, in countless ways, makes other players better. Intangiball tracks the progress of the Cincinnati Reds through five years of culture change, beginning with the trades of decorated veterans Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey, Jr. It also draws liberally from... more...

  • The Middle Atlantic League, 1925-1952by William E. Akin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The small and midsized cities of western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia reached their peaks of population and prosperity in the second quarter of the 20th century. The baseball teams from these towns formed the Middle Atlantic League, the strongest circuit in the low minors and the one with the most alumni to advance to the majors. This thorough... more...

  • Of Tribes and Tribulationsby James E. Odenkirk

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

    Over their first four decades in the American League, the Cleveland Indians were known more for great players than consistently great play. Its rosters filled with all-time greats like Cy Young, Nap Lajoie, Elmer Flick, Tris Speaker, and the ill-fated Addie Joss and Ray Chapman, Cleveland often found itself in the thick of the race but, with 1920 the... more...

  • Nine Innings for the Kingby Jim Leeke

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

    On a sunny Fourth of July during World War I, King George V went out to a ball game. Along with Queen Mary and other royalty, Winston Churchill, dozens of VIPs, thousands of troops and ordinary Londoners, the monarch cheered an extraordinary "baseball match" between American soldiers and sailors. This historic event helped solidify the transatlantic... more...

  • The Haymakers, Unions and Trojans of Troy, New Yorkby Jeffrey Michael Laing

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The Troy Haymakers were a pioneer baseball team legendary for exploits on and off the field. Formed in 1860 in Troy, New York--a rapidly growing industrial city--the team was embraced by the tough-minded Trojans as emblematic of their vigorous boomtown, rivaling larger, better established cities.The Haymakers were a strong amateur club before becoming... more...

  • The Complete Baseball Scorekeeping Handbook, Revised and Updatedby Andres Wirkmaa

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    With the aim of providing anyone interested in baseball scorekeeping everything he or she needs to perform the task, this book contains a thorough and comprehensive manual on keeping a scorecard, together with a detailed analysis of each of the numerous, and often complex, official rules governing scorekeeping in baseball (many of which were revised... more...