Sports & Recreation - Baseball

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Great Baseball Stories: Essays, Rumin...

Andrew Blauner

Here is a wonderful collection of twenty revealing essays on the national pastime. Featuring contributions from Roger Angell, John Thorn, Frank Deford, George Plimpton, Stefan Fatsis, and others (plus a foreword by the legendary Yogi ...

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Published: May 2012

Pennant Race: The Classic Game-by-Gam...

James P. Brosnan

From the author of The Long Season—considered by many to be the greatest baseball book of all time—comes another classic sports memoir by legendary pitcher Jim Brosnan, which chronicles how his team, the Cincinnati Reds, went on t...

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Published: Jul 2017

The Big 50: San Francisco Giants: The...

Daniel Brown

The Big 50: San Francisco Giants is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Giants the Giants. Experienced Bay-area sportswriter Daniel Brown recounts the living history of the Giants, counting down from No...

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Published: May 2016

Imperfect: An Improbable Life

Tim Brown

"Honest, touching, and beautifully rendered . . . Far more than a book about baseball, it is a deeply felt story of triumph and failure, dreams and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled another gem."—Jonathan Eig, New Yor...

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Published: Mar 2013

Idiots Revisited: Catching Up with th...

Ian Browne

In his eight years with the Boston Red Sox, Babe Ruth led the team to four World Series wins. Ruth's sale to the Yankees in 1919 began one of the longest droughts in American sports history. For 86 years, the Red Sox failed to win ano...

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Published: May 2014

So You Think You're a Philadelphia Ph...

Scott Butler

So You Think You're a Philadelphia Phillies Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Phillies baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you'll get details behind each-stories that bring to life players and m...

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Published: Mar 2017

The New York Mets Fans' Bucket List

Matthew Cerrone

Every New York Mets fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around New York. From singing "Meet the M...

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Published: Jun 2017

Ernie: Mr. Cub

Chicago Tribune

A tribute to Ernie Banks, regarded by some as one of the greatest baseball players of all time Chicago will never forget Ernie Banks's ever-present smile and trademark, "Let's play two." The Cubs' beloved #14 passed away on ...

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Published: Mar 2015

Numbers Don't Lie: Behind the Biggest...

Russ Cohen

Numbers Don't Lie: Behind the Biggest Numbers in Mets History details the numbers every Mets fan should know by heart. Authors Russ Cohen and Adam Raider tell the stories behind the most memorable moments and achievements in Mets hist...

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Published: Jun 2015

100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know &...

Dan Connolly

This guide to all things Baltimore Oriole covers the team's history as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, including the incredible legacy of Cal Ripken, Jr., memories from Memorial Stadium, and how singing "Th...

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Published: Apr 2015

When the Grain Ran True: Memoirs of a...

Glenn R. Davis

The fascinating true-life journey of a young man and a dream that lasted a lifetime. Masterfully told and inspirational, this is a story for all to enjoy. Bob Davis was just a regular kid from suburban Chicago—until he spent an incr...

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Published: Apr 2015

If These Walls Could Talk: Baltimore ...

Rick Dempsey

The Baltimore Orioles are one of baseball's most historic franchises. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Orioles, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share ...

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Published: Apr 2017

Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Trut...

R. a. Dickey

With a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award"An astounding memoir--haunting and touching, courageous and wise." - Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN In 19...

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Published: Mar 2013

How the Yankees Explain New York (How...

Chris Donnelly

An examination of the unique parallels between New York City's evolution and that of the New York Yankees, How the Yankees Explain New York illustrates how the storied history of the Bronx Bombers mirrors that of the Big Apple itself....

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Published: Apr 2014

The Mental Keys to Hitting: A Handboo...

H. a. Dorfman

A must-have book by acclaimed author and expert H.A. Dorfman that highlights the crucial mental components involved in hitting a baseball and playing the game, components that are as important, if not more so, than the intense physica...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men ...

Chad Dotson

The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds. Experienced sportswriters Chad Dotson and Chris Garber recount the living history of the Reds, counting down from No. 50...

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Published: Apr 2018

The Big 50: Boston Red Sox: The Men a...

Evan Drellich

The Big 50: Boston Red Sox is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Sox the Sox. Experienced sportswriter Evan Drellich recounts the living history of the Red Sox, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Lear...

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Published: May 2018

Blood Sport: A-Rod and the Quest to E...

Tim Elfrink

"Blood Sport is riveting . . . a tragicomedy filled with characters straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel." —The Washington Post The effects of the Biogenesis case—the biggest drug scandal in the history of American sport...

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Published: Apr 2015

The Cubs Fan's Guide to Happiness

George Ellis

The Chicago Cubs tradition is one built on spectacular losing streaks and even more spectacular collapses. Yet despite all the losses and disappointments, an amazing thing happens every summer at the corner of Addison and Sheffield: m...

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Published: Apr 2014

100 Things Mariners Fans Should Know ...

David Eskenazi

This fan book to the Mariners covers the team's history in Seattle since its enfranchisement in 1977, including the Ichiro Suzuki years, memories from the Kingdome, and the brief existence of the Seattle Pilots. Author Mike Emmerich h...

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Published: Apr 2015

The New York Yankees Fans' Bucket Lis...

Mark Feinsand

Every New York Yankees fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around the Bronx. From visiting Stan's Spor...

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Published: Apr 2017

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in...

John Feinstein

From master sportswriter John Feinstein, author of A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, a riveting journey through baseball's bittersweet proving grounds: the minor leagues.Minor league baseball is quintessentially American:...

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Published: Mar 2015

Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Ill...

Dan Formosa

Now in its third edition—a clear guide to the complete rules of baseball!Admit it: Even if you're a diehard fan of our national pastime, sometimes an umpire's call can be a little baffling. And for newer fans, Major League Baseball'...

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Published: Mar 2016

100 Things Royals Fans Should Know & ...

Matt Fulks

The history of the Royals in Kansas City may not be a long one—the team first played in Kansas City in 1969—but it is a proud one. Embraced by a loyal fan base and boosted by small-market spunkiness, the team was a constant threat...

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Published: Apr 2016

If These Walls Could Talk: Kansas Cit...

Matt Fulks

With their 2015 World Series championship, the Kansas City Royals claimed their spot among baseball's top current franchises. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Royals, readers wi...

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Published: May 2017

The Big 50: Minnesota Twins: The Men ...

Aaron Gleeman

The Big 50: Minnesota Twins is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that have made the Twins the Twins. Experienced sportswriter Aaron Gleeman recounts the living history of the Twins, counting down from No. 50 to No....

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Published: Apr 2018

They Called Me God: The Best Umpire W...

Peter Golenbock

The incredible memoir from the man voted one of the "Best Umpires of All Time" by the Society of American Baseball Research—filled with more than three decades of fascinating baseball stories.Doug Harvey was a California f...

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Published: Mar 2015

RuleGraphics: Professional Baseball

Dennis Goodman

Updated for 2016Major League Baseball changed the numbering system of the rule book in 2015. This second edition of RuleGraphics is reflective of these changes. In addition, it provides a quick and easy cross reference table between o...

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Published: Feb 2016

100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know...

Derrick Goold

With 125 years of Cardinals history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every St. Louis fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moment...

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Published: Apr 2012

100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do...

Jimmy Greenfield

There's never been a better time to be a Cubs fan, and this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every fan should know. More than a look at the century-long wait leading up to the team's unforgettable 20...

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Published: Apr 2017
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