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Baseball

  • Out at Homeby Glenn Burke; Erik Sherman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.00

    Before Jason Collins, before Michael Sam, there was Glenn Burke. By becoming the first?and only?openly gay player in Major League Baseball, Glenn would become a pioneer in his own way, nearly thirty years after another black Dodger rookie, Jackie Robinson, broke the league?s color barrier. This is Glenn?s story, in his own words . . . Touted by... more...

  • Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proudby Joe Pepitone; Berry Stainback

    Sports Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    At age seventeen Joe Pepitone signed with the New York Yankees, and soon experts were predicting that he would be the team?s next superstar. He could run, throw, and field, and he had a sweet home run swing. But during his twelve years in the major leagues Pepitone devoted most of his energy to swinging off the field. He blew his career, destroyed... more...

  • Facing Ted Williamsby Dave Heller; Wade Boggs; Bob Wolff

    Sports Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    “The Splendid Splinter,? “Teddy Ballgame,? “The Kid?—no matter the nickname, Ted Williams was one of the most accomplished hitters in baseball history. He was the last man to hit .400 in a single season, a nineteen-time All-Star, a two-time MVP and Triple Crown award winner, and an inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 . . . all... more...

  • Game of My Life New York Metsby Michael Garry; Howie Rose

    Sports Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    This new addition to the Game of My Life series takes a personal look inside some of the biggest moments of the Mets? greatest and most beloved players, from journeymen to superstars, as the Mets morphed from a dismal expansion team in 1962 to World Series Champions in 1969 and 1986 and then back to basement dwellers before meeting the Yankees in... more...

  • Season of '42by Jack Cavanaugh

    Sports Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Big league baseball would seem to have been a hard sell in 1942. World War II was not going well for the United States in the Pacific and not much better in Europe. Moreover, the country was in drastically short supply of ships, planes, submarines, torpedoes, and other war materials, and Uncle Sam needed men, millions of them, including those from... more...

  • Gil Hodgesby Mort Zachter

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 34.95

    In descriptions of athletes, the word ?hero? is bandied about and liberally attached to players with outstanding statistics and championship rings. Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life is the story of a man who epitomized heroism in its truest meaning, holding values and personal interactions to be of utmost importance throughout his life?on the diamond,... more...

  • Finding the Hidden Ball Trickby Bill Deane

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 41.99

    Through many years of research, Bill Deane has documented 260 successful hidden-ball tricks?putting the rarity of the play roughly in the class of the no-hitter. Along the way, he has collected the often-hilarious stories of these plays and the men who pulled them. more...

  • 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Outby Josh Pahigian

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Completely revised and updated since the critically acclaimed and successful 2008 edition, a gorgeously illustrated trip across America to honor the game?s players, fans, and ballparks with 101 of the very best baseball places?like the Ted Williams Museum, the remnants of Forbes Field, Babe Ruth?s gravesite, and McCovey Cove?plus with all new sites... more...

  • Willie Keelerby Lyle Spatz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    In addition to being one of baseball?s most accomplished batters, Willie Keeler was an integral part of two memorable teams: the Baltimore Orioles and the Brooklyn Superbas. This is the first biography of Keeler, the most prominent member of the first American League team in New York. more...

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

    Sports Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    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...