Biography & Autobiography - Sports - Baseball

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Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and ...

David Ortiz

Feared by pitchers and loved by baseball fans of all stripes, David “Big Papi” Ortiz wields a big bat, a huge smile, and an even bigger heart. In this blockbuster biography, Ortiz tells his tale: Growing up poor in the Dom...

Published: Apr 2008

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, S...

Jose Canseco

When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport -- in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power, which allowed him to become the first man in history to belt m...

Published: Mar 2006

My Greatest Day in Baseball: Forty-Se...

John P. Carmichael

My Greatest Day in Baseball, one of the earliest collections of the game's oral histories, presents forty-seven famous stars from the golden age of baseball relating their most unforgettable moments in the sport. Ty Cobb vividly recre...

Published: Jan 1996

The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friend...

David Halberstam

As baseball legend Ted Williams lay dying in Florida, his old Boston Red Sox teammates Johnny Pesky and Dom DMaggio piled into a car and drove 1,300 miles to see their friend. Another member of the close-knit group, Bobby Doerr, remai...

Published: May 2004

The Yankee Years

Joe Torre

Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee yearsWhen Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most stor...

Published: Mar 2010

Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, ...

Mark Fainaru-Wada

The blockbuster New York Times bestseller that caused a media firestorm and stayed in the headlines for weeks at last arrives in paperback—with a new afterword about the Barry Bonds perjury investigation. This is the complete insid...

Published: Mar 2007

Born to Play: My Life in the Game

Dustin Pedroia

The inspirational story of Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia—a giant talent in a small package—who defied his critics to become one of the greatest players in the game today Dustin Pedroia, at five feet seven inches and...

Published: Apr 2010

Branch Rickey: A Life (Penguin Lives)...

Jimmy Breslin

P "IBranch Rickey is all good, all 146 pages of it. You might read a longer baseball book this year, but you won't read a better one." BR -ISports Illustrated/PP In a brilliant match between author and subject, this latest a...

Published: Feb 2012

Joe DiMaggio : The Hero's Life

Richard Ben Cramer

Joe DMaggio was, at every turn, one man we could look at who made us feel good.In the hard-knuckled thirties, he was the immigrant boy who made it big -- and spurred the New York Yankees to a new era of dynasty. He was Broadway Joe, t...

Published: Oct 2001

Babe: The Legend Comes to Life

Robert W. Creamer

'I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.' -- Babe RuthBabe Ruth is without a doubt the most famous character ever produced by the sport of baseball. A legendary player, world-fam...

Published: Apr 1992

Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robi...

Jonathan Eig

April 15, 1947, marked the most important opening day in baseball history. When Jackie Robinson stepped onto the diamond that afternoon at Ebbets Field, he became the first black man to break into major-league baseball in the twentiet...

Published: Apr 2008

George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who ...

Peter Golenbock

The biography of one of the most controversial figures in sports: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner For 34 years, he berated his players and tormented Yankees managers and employees. He played fast and loose with the rules...

Published: Feb 2010

Cecil Travis of the Washington Senato...

Rob Kirkpatrick

A three-time All-Star, Cecil Travis (1913-2006) was well on his way to a Hall of Fame career when he was drafted for World War II in 1941. When he returned to the game in 1945, after three and a half years in the army, Travis was no l...

Published: Mar 2009

Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy

Jane Leavy

No immortal in the history of baseball retired so young, so well, or so completely as Sandy Koufax. After compiling a remarkable record from 1962 to 1966 that saw him lead the National League in ERA all five years, win three Cy Young ...

Published: Mar 2010

The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Ba...

Leigh Montville

He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. From the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Ted Williams comes the thoroughly original, de...

Published: May 2007

God s Lineup! Testimonies of Major Le...

Kevin Morrisey

God s Lineup is a collection of testimonies from Major League baseball players and how Christ has impacted their lives on and off the field. There are trying times in the sport of baseball and among Christians. This book is a breath o...

Published: Jul 2011

I Was Right On Time

Buck O'Neil

From Babe Ruth to Bo Jackson, from Cool Papa Bell to Lou Brock, Buck O'Neil has seen it all. As a first baseman and then manager of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs, O'Neil witnessed the heyday of the Negro leagues and their ultimat...

Published: Jun 1997

The Rocket That Fell to Earth: Roger ...

Jeff Pearlman

He was supposed to be the next Nolan Ryan: Roger Clemens, the fearless, hard-nosed Texan with a 98-mph fastball and a propensity to throw at the heads of opposing hitters. Yet shortly after his arrival in the major leagues in 1984, i...

Published: Mar 2010

Jackie Robinson: A Biography

Arnold Rampersad

The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad, who was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachel, to tell her husband's story, and was given unprecedented access to his ...

Published: Sep 1998


Nick Trujillo

Who is Nolan Ryan? Might as well ask who is America. After twenty-seven major league seasons in the limelight, the man who has been called the "last true sports hero" stands as a national phenomenon - a phenomenon whose media portraya...

Published: Mar 1994

Satchel: The Life and Times of an Ame...

Larry Tye

He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy "Satche...

Published: May 2010

Stan Musial: An American Life

George Vecsey

NATIONAL BESTSELLER  Veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the biographical treatment he deserves. Stan Musial isthe definitive portrait of one of the game's best...

Published: May 2012
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