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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

I Don't Care if We Never Get Back: 30...

Ben Blatt

Ben, a sports analytics wizard, loves baseball. Eric, his best friend, hates it. But when Ben writes an algorithm for the optimal baseball road trip—an impossible dream of seeing every pitch of 30 games in 30 stadiums in 30 days—w...

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Published: Apr 2015

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

Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rog...

Zev Chafets

This penetrating, funny book reveals the inner workings of the Hall of Fame: the politics, the players, and the people who own and preserve it. From the history of the founding Clark family to a day on the town with the newly inducted...

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Published: May 2010

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

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Don Duren

Don Duren attended public schools in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is a graduate of Hot Springs High School. He served four years in the United States Air Force and is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, Southwestern S...

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Published: Jun 2014

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

Francona: The Red Sox Years

Terry Francona

"This is the best book looking inside the mind of a big-league manager I have ever read, because Francona is sharp and loves the game, because Shaughnessy is eloquent and a dazzling storyteller."—Philadelphia Daily News ...

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Published: Apr 2014

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

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

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

The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Chang...

Mark Kurlansky

"A fantastic social history" from the author of Salt and Cod (USA Today) In the Dominican Republic town of San Pedro de Macorís, baseball is often seen as the only way to a better life. For those who make it, the million-d...

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Published: Apr 2011

St. Louis Cardinals A to Z

Ann Lambert Good

Follow along with St. Louis Cardinals A to Z to discover everything about the Cardinals since their beginnings, including yearly statistics, comparisons with the best in MLB history, background on St. Louis baseball, and information o...

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Published: Jul 2017

Baseball's No-Hit Wonders: More Than ...

Dirk Lammers

Baseball's No-Hit Wonders, with a foreword written by former Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent, honors such legendary pitchers as Cy Young, Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax, while introducing readers to other eccen...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Last Innocents: The Collision of ...

Michael Leahy

From an award-winning journalist comes the riveting odyssey of seven Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s—a chronicle of a team, a game, and a nation in transition during one of the most exciting and unsettled decades in history.Legenda...

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Published: May 2017

Take Me Out to the Ballpark Revised a...

Josh Leventhal

Finally available in paperback, the New York Times bestseller is now completely revised and updated. "Take Me Out to the Ballpark" is the fans' favorite guide to everything you'd ever want to know about Major League ballpark...

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Published: Mar 2011

Baseball's Untold History: The World ...

Michael Lynch

Seamheads' Mike Lynch turns his keen eye for the amazing and unusual to baseball's biggest stage, the World Series, in Volume II of his acclaimed Baseball's Untold History Series. Read about the least likely heroes, biggest MVP flop...

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Published: Apr 2015

1954: The Year Willie Mays and the Fi...

Bill Madden

1954—A triumphant season for black ballplayers and the countryAward-winning New York Times bestselling author Bill Madden delivers the first major book to fully examine the 1954 baseball season, drawn largely from exclusive recent i...

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Published: Mar 2015
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