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Baseball Trivia for the Thinking Fan:...

Yankee fan? Red Sox fan? Dodger fan? Do you think you know everything about baseball from the Black Sox to the White Sox? Then test yourself . Every era of is represented from Cap Anson to Mike Trout, Cy Young to Clayton Kershaw, Ty C...

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Published: Feb 2019

The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How B...

Edward Achorn

Chris von der Ahe knew next to nothing about base¬ball when he risked his life's savings to found the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most import...

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Published: Apr 2014

Curveball: The Remarkable Story of To...

Martha Ackmann

From the time she was a girl growing up in the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Toni Stone knew she wanted to play professional baseball. There was only one problem--every card was stacked against her. Curveball tell...

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Published: Feb 2017

100 Things Phillies Fans Should Know ...

Bill Baer

Compiling 130 years of the Phillies, this handbook offers dedicated information to fans of Philadelphia's favorite baseball team. Topics covered include personalities, events, and facts that every fan should know without hesitation, s...

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Published: Mar 2012

One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an...

Chris Ballard

In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinoisplaying with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hatsdefied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with nocoaching experience, the Macon Ironmen...

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Published: Apr 2013

Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption,...

Dan Barry

"Bottom of the 33rd is chaw-chewing, sunflower-spitting, pine tar proof that too much baseball is never enough." —Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax "What a book—an exquisite exercise in story-tell...

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Published: Mar 2012

Summers at Shea: Tom Seaver Loses His...

Ira Berkow

Culled from 50 years' worth of columns from one of the country's most popular sportswriters, this work stands as a remarkable collection of opinions that is guaranteed to delight Mets fans of all ages. Former New York Times columnist ...

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Published: Apr 2013

The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Ro...

Filip Bondy

The New York Times bestseller—“a rollicking account” (The Kansas City Star) of the infamous baseball game between the Yankees and Royals in which a game-winning home run was overturned and set off one of sports history’s most ...

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Published: Aug 2016

That Lively Railroad Town: Waverly, N...

William H. Brewster

That Lively Railroad Town tells the intertwined stories of minor and major league baseball at the turn of the twentieth century. In central New York, a small town used its championship semi-pro team to ease the stigma of a salacious l...

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Published: Dec 2020

Twenty Two Games of Fame: A Chronicle...

Nicholas Brigeman

On August 24, 2017, the Cleveland Indians win, 13-6, over the Boston Red Sox to split a four-game series after dropping the previous night's game by a score of 6-1. The Tribe is now back in the win column, and no player or fan could g...

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Published: Apr 2019

The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe

Granville Wyche Burgess

1951. Greenville, South Carolina. Jimmy Roberts is the best hitter in this little mill town, and maybe in the whole Textile Baseball League. He's got major league potential, and then some. But to get there, he'll need a miracle. Or ma...

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Published: May 2019

100 Things Giants Fans Should Know & ...

Bill Chastain

100 Things Giants Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know) by Bill Chastain

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Published: Apr 2015

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse

Rich Cohen

The New York Times bestselling author of Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football"knocks it out of the park" (Vanity Fair) in this captivating blend of sports reportage and memoir, exploring the histor...

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Published: Sep 2018

Ten Innings at Wrigley

Kevin Cook

The dramatic story of a legendary 1979 slugfest between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies, full of runs, hits, and subplots, on the cusp of a new era in baseball historyIt was a Thursday at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, ...

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Published: Jun 2020

Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Base...

Jared Diamond

"The best baseball book I’ve read in years." — Sam Walker • "An exhilarating story of innovation."  — Ben Reiter • "Swing Kings feels like ...

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Published: Mar 2021

Playing for Time: The True Story of t...

Chris Enss

It was the golden age of baseball, and all over the country teams gathered on town fields in front of throngs of fans to compete for local glory. In Rawlins, Wyoming, residents lined up for tickets to see slugger Joseph Seng and the...

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Published: Sep 2014

Stars and Strikes: Baseball and Ameri...

Dan Epstein

Dan Epstein scored a cult hit with Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s. Now he returns with a riotous look at the most pivotal season of the decade.America, 1976: colorful, comple...

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Published: Feb 2016

Fairly at Bat: My 50 years in basebal...

Ron Fairly

Ron Fairly had an unbelievable 1958, in which he started the year playing baseball at the University of Southern California and ended it as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. And then it got better.Fairly at Bat is a dramatic, funny...

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Published: Feb 2018

Red Sox Legends: Pivotal Moments, Pla...

Lew Freedman

Red Sox Legends is designed with the fan in mind, giving them an inside look into their favorite sports team franchise. The book focuses on the team and history, breaking down the barrier between the field and the stands to let fans i...

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Published: Apr 2019

Five O'Clock Lightning: Babe Ruth, Lo...

Harvey Frommer

An entertaining read about the greatest baseball team, the 1927 New York Yankees, who beat up on American League rivals during the regular season and then swept the World Series. With verve, facts, and stories, Harvey Frommer evokes t...

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Published: Apr 2015

"Then Bowa Said to Schmidt. . . ": Th...

Robert Gordon

The ultimate reference book for any "Phillie phanatic," this book provides a behind-the-scenes peek into the private world of the players, managers, broadcasters, and executives, taking readers into the clubhouse and onto th...

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Published: Apr 2013

The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and S...

Zack Hample

The holy grail, the fountain of youth, the golden fleece, and the baseball: rarely do objects inspire such madness. The Baseball is a salute to the ball, filled with insider trivia, anecdotes, and generations of ball-induced insanity....

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Published: Mar 2011

War on the Basepaths: The Definitive ...

Tim Hornbaker

During his twenty-four-year Hall of Fame career, Ty Cobb was an MVP, Triple Crown winner, and twelve-time batting champion. Even though he retired over eighty-five years ago, he is still the leader for career batting average; second i...

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Published: Feb 2017

Baseball Gods in Scandal: Ty Cobb, Tr...

Ian Kahanowitz

Is it an ironic coincidence or natural development that perhaps the second greatest gambling scandal in baseball history occurred a mere six days before the start of the 1919 World Series?On September 25, 1919, a seemingly meaningless...

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Published: Jul 2019

Slouching Toward Fargo: A Two-Year Sa...

Neal Karlen

In his classic account of two years with the most audacious bush league ballclub ever to plumb the bottom of the pro sports barrel, Neal Karlen presents a dizzying collection of characters: co-owners comedian Bill Murray and sports im...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Stor...

Anne R. Keene

In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year's World Series, one of the nation's strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Car...

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Published: Apr 2020

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitch...

Tyler Kepner

From TheNew York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from H...

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Published: Mar 2020

A Century Long Journey To The Day Of ...

Kent Kloepping

A day-by-day, game-by-game recounting, with humorous and insightful commentary, of the 2016 season that took the Chicago Cubs to the World Championship for the first time in 108 years.

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Published: Mar 2017

The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los ...

Molly Knight

With a new Afterword covering the 2015 season.The bestselling, inside-the-clubhouse story of two tumultuous years when the Los Angeles Dodgers were re-made from top to bottom, becoming the most talked-about and most colorful team in b...

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Published: Apr 2016

Giants vs. Dodgers: The Coast-To-Coas...

Joe Konte

Games between the Dodgers and Giants are never just another day at the ballpark. Dating back to the late nineteenth century-when the teams embodied the competitive spirit of rival metropolises of New York and Brooklyn-the Giants-Dodge...

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Published: Mar 2017
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