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A GREAT DAY IN COOPERSTOWN
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    Using an iconic photo of the Hall of Fame's original inductees - including Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Honus Wagner and Connie Mack as his starting point, Jim Reisler explains the unusual origins of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the process, Reisler delivers a history of not only the game’s early stars and the house built to honor them, but also the creation of the myth of baseball in America. With his trademark eye and ear for the spirit of the game’s golden age, Reisler explains that the...

    BASEBALLS BEST 1000
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      Subtitled "Rankings of the Skills, The Achievments, and the Performance of the  Greatest Players of All Time" it is based on criteria including lifetime stats, player durability and consistency. Indexed 638 pages Paperbound 2008

      BASEBALLS GREATEST QUOTATIONS
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        Baseball has always had its share of colorful characters, and over the years they have expressed themselves in eminently quotable ways. In this treasury of more than 5,000 quotations, noted baseball writer and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavor of the game, in the words of its most important participants and onlookers.They are all here—from Aaron (Estella, Hank's mother) to Zoldack ("Sad Sack" Sam), and everyone in between. From the players, sportswriters, and politicians, to noted...

        BASIC ROULETTE
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          This primer advises the novice on the fundamental rules and methods of play. Geared to the American wheel (36 numbers -  zero and double zero). 80 Pgs.1982 Preface Introduction The Object of The Game Two Fundamental Fractions Wagers And Payoffs Compound Wagers Multiple Wagers A Simple Formula Getting In And Out Of The Game Buying In And Cashing Out Meeting Uncertainty For The First Time The Concept Of Randomness A Question For Mathematicians Two Kinds Of Game A Simple Concept The Formula...

          BEAT THE DEALER (BLACKJACK 21)
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            Good money management advice plus a simple card-counting method. For the absolute beginner but contains accurate information. A lot of information for the price. 16 Pgs. 1970

            BIG JULIE OF VEGAS
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              Julius (Big Julie) Weintraub, the colorful man who created junkets and refined them in the 1960's and 1970's, was a major character in Las Vegas history. This book tells you what casinos were like 20 years ago and who the characters, crazies and eccentrics were among the players and managers at the Dunes and the Golden Nugget. Details how the original junketeers operated and the people they attracted. 218 Pgs.1974

              BIRTH OF A DYNASTY: BEHIND THE PINSTRIPES WITH THE 1996 YANKEES
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                A 10th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Yankee season―the season that sparked a dynasty―teeming with revelations and glorious memories for baseball fans everywhere In the fall of 1995, the New York Yankees suffered a crushing game 5 defeat to the Seattle Mariners―ending their championship dreams. Remarkably, this loss and the end of Buck Showalter's role as manager would lead to one of the most respected team dynasties in sports history. Now veteran New York Post columnist Joel Sherman, who...

                CROOKS CON MEN AND CHEATS
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                  This is the third in a series of books translated from the 1922 edition by Russell Barnhart about the true, international adventures of French detective Villiod. Describes techniques used by shoplifters, shortchange artists, hijackers, counterfeiters, check forgers, confidence men and crooked gamblers. 132 pgs, paperback, 1980

                  DEALING CASINO BLACKJACK
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                    Planning to attend a dealer's school? Want to learn what makes a good dealer? Or, if you just want to know what training a dealer must undergo, this book's for you. More than 40 illustrations, indexed with glossary. 78 Pgs.1982

                    DYNASTY: INSIDE STORY OF HOW RED SOX BECAME A POWERHOUSE
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                      A unique look at the inner workings of a major league baseball team and how the Red Sox went from perennial losers to baseball's next dynasty. 299 Pgs. 2008 Hardcover

                      GAMBLERS OF THE OLD WEST
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                        Kelly leads off with Wild Bill Hickok and Poker Alice before moving to Luke Short, Soapy Smith, Bob Ford, Doc Holliday, John Wesley Hardin, Tom Horn, Bat Masterson, Buckskin Frank Leslie, Sam Bass and Belle Starr. He captures the flavor of the times; the conditions these pioneers lived and played in; how tough life was with hot women and warm beer, bad booze, miserable food and equally horrible working conditions. Kelly has done some fascinating digging and extensive research. 184 Pgs. 1995 ...

                        GIN RUMMY: THE BOOK FOR MONEY PLAYERS
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                          This English book will teach points of the game not covered by American authors. It includes total defense, playing color, and different strategies in offense and defense. 134 Pages Paperbound 1946

                          HANDBOOK ON PERCENTAGES
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                            A reprint of a 1930 edition published by Joe Treybal, a St. Louis gambling supply manufacturer that was once regarded as one of the outstanding dice makers in the country. It was the first major effort to compile a list of the percentage advantage enjoyed by the operators of all banking house games. 64 pgs, paperback, 1976

                            HUNTING FISH
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                              If you want to prove you're a good poker player, you don't have to battle against the best. Nobody really cares if you ever bluffed Phil Ivey or got Daniel Negreanu to make a bad call. You're at the table for the money, not stories of conquest. A disciplined player, one who's playing for the right reasons, would rather sit with the worst, those he's sure to outplay. He's looking for donkeys and donors. He's hunting fish. In Hunting Fish author Jay Greenspan sets out...

                              HURRICANE SEASON
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                                The story of a coach, his team, and their triumph in the time of Katrina. August 27, 2005, the John Curtis Patriots met for a grueling practice. They had pulled off a 19-0 shutout in their preseason game the night before, but it was a game of dumb mistakes. As fate played out, that afternoon was the last time the Patriots would see one another for weeks; some teammates they'd never see again. Hurricane Katrina was about to tear their lives apart. A tale of a remarkable fight back from...

                                INSIGHTS INTO RACING: EXPLAINING THE WINNING GAME
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                                  After 15 years of handicapping, Ashabraner went backside, starting off by mucking stalls. He eventually became a top trainer, won prestigious races and had a Derby favorite. He explains how to choose horses for betting, training or owning. 255 Pgs. 2009 hardcover  

                                  IS THIS A GREAT GAME OR WHAT?
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                                    Kurkjian has covered major-league baseball for 25 years. This is a collection of mostly humorous anecdotes from the baseball beat, but the standout chapter is a serious examination of the element of fear in the game. He interviewed many players who have sustained serious injuries when hit by a ball. Some recover physically but not mentally. Others overcome the fear but can't compensate for permanently altered vision. He also includes a chapter on baseball's unsung heroes: the scouts, underpaid...

                                    KILLER ROULETTE
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                                      Sampson relates the tales of daring and imaginative roulette players who have taken the casino industry for vast sums of money over the years. Discusses the man who took the casinos for more than $50 million, how the author trained and advised players who then earned six-figure incomes by beating the wheel, about the legends of the game known to have won big sums and various systems used by winning roulette players. 202 Pgs. 2008 Our Roulette Ancestors… My Heroes! How Roulette Wheels...

                                      LAS VEGAS PARLAY & BETTING LINE TABLES
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                                        ORIGINALLY $2.00 REDUCED TO $.50. The significant tabular and computational data used in obtaining payoffs in horse and sporting events betting, includes 'Odds Percentage Tables,' the four major sports lines, parlay calculations for all common situations -- or in layman's terms, how to bet combinations of exotics and what to expect in the payoff. 32 pages, paperbound. 1975.

                                        MAFIA SON
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                                          As the son of a mobster, Scarpa was practically destined to go into the family business, although he never felt the thrill of murder and violence his father experienced. When federal investigators finally honed in on their corner of the Mafia world, 38-year-old Scarpa went to prison instead of his dying father. Just as Scarpa had inherited his Mafia position, he'd also inherited his father's relationship with federal agents. In exchange for information about Mob activity, Scarpa Sr.,...

                                          MASTER KEY & RUN-UP SYSTEMS
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                                            Two systems for card manipulation. Master Key deals with various card- marking schemes. Run-Up Systems is about cutting, shuffling, stacking. 56 pages Paperbound 1951 Reprinted

                                            ROB NEYER BASEBALL BOOK BUNDLE
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                                              Black Friday Special! Get 4 books for the price of 1. Rob Neyer provides readers with a fascinating examination of baseball's rich history with a series of books. Included in this bundle are: Big Book of Baseball Blunders Big Book of Baseball Legends Big Book of Baseball Lineups Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers

                                              ROB NEYERS BIG BOOK OF BASEBALL LEGENDS
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                                                The latest and greatest in ESPN.com baseball guru Rob Neyer's Big Book series, Legends is a highly entertaining guide to baseball fables that have been handed down through generations.The well-told baseball story has long been a staple for baseball fans. In Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Legends, Neyer breathes new life into both classic and obscure stories throughout twentieth-century baseball—stories that, while engaging on their own, also tell us fascinating things about their main...

                                                ROB NEYERS BIG BOOK OF BASEBALL LINEUPS
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                                                  Subtitled "A Complete Guide to the Best, Worst, and Most Memorable Players to Ever Grace the Major Leagues". The title says it all: By compiling lists of players in a baseball "lineup" format, the author, an ESPN.com columnist, manages to catalog the game's all-time greats-and all-time bums. Appendix with year-by-year lineups. Indexed 340 Pgs. 2003

                                                  STRIPPED
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                                                    ORIGINALLY $19.99 REDUCED TO $5.00. "Uncensored grace is what you get from a loving God when all the religious types have gone home, and every last hope for your own effort has blown up in your face. "What comes to mind first when you think "Las Vegas"? Maybe glitz and glam. Or dealers and dancers, high rollers and hell raisers. And why not? After all, the town they call Sin City is an American icon, an anything-goes shrine to pleasure, money, sex – and another lucky...

                                                    STUD POKER BLUE BOOK
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                                                      Focuses primarily on Five Stud. Excellent as a history of poker. Did you know the Straight, The Flush and the Straight Flush did not exist before the Civil War? 64 Pgs. 1934

                                                      SUCKER BET
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                                                        In the world of gambling and sleight-of-hand, Jim Swain is considered one of the best. In the late 1980s, Swain was tipped off to a major scam which had taken place at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas. Fascinated both by the scam and by the casino's inability to capture the cheats, Swain began to research the shady and seldom-discussed world of casino cheating, and created the character of Tony Valentine. Valentine is a retired Atlantic City cop and a master hunter of casino cheats,...

                                                        THE BASICS BOOK BUNDLE
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                                                          4,500,000 Copies sold! In just one quick reading, each one of these pocket-sized titles will show you how to play and win. You'll learn the rules and variations, odds, money management and everything else you need to play a good game. All 16 titles are yours for just $50.00, a savings of almost $30!  The set consists of - The Basics of: Baccarat, Bingo, Blackjack, Bridge, Caribbean Stud Poker & Let it Ride, Chess, Craps, Hold'em Poker, Horse Racing, Keno, Lotto/Lottery,...

                                                          THE BROTHEL BIBLE
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                                                            Previously thought to be out of print, this insider's guide to the always fascinating industry was written by a former prostitute who worked in a Nevada cat house. The book's eight revealing chapters describe exactly what you can expect in Nevada's legal brothels, and how they are arranged for the girls and their customers; why the girls work there; how customers can expect to be treated; the "menus of services;" a profile--with anecdotes about the usual and unusual customers; how much the...

                                                            THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FOOTBALL BETTING
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                                                              Two well-known handicappers share their insights and strategies into football handicapping. Moves from the basics (The Basic Elements of Football Betting; Can Football Bettors Really Win?) and proceeds to the factors that lead to picking a winner against the spread (A Checklist for Handicappers; The Grudge Game; A Look at Key Numbers). Details the Super Bowl and finishes with 10 Commandments of Football Handicapping and 10 Biggest Mistakes Football Bettors Make. Indexed 306 Pgs.1997

                                                              THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO POKER AND POKER PLAYING
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                                                                A comprehensive, practical guide to the tricks and tactics of playing poker from beginner to more advanced play. Photographs Illustrations 256 Pgs. Hardbound 2007

                                                                THE FUNNIEST BASEBALL BOOK EVER
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                                                                  This compendium draws on a century of history and several hundred sources to lend the game a new, hilarious perspective. With over 90 percent of its material never before collected in a single volume, this is a book that will entertain and surprise casual fans and diehards, newcomers and veterans. 339 Pgs. 2010

                                                                  THE LAST NATURAL
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                                                                    Before Bryce Harper was the top pick in the Major League Baseball draft, before he signed the sport’s biggest contract ever for a first-year pro, he gambled his future on one make-or-break season. The Las Vegas High School sophomore already had dominated the competition like Mickey Mantle on the playground and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which dubbed him the “most exciting prodigy since LeBron James.” Seeking greater tests as a hitter, the...

                                                                    THE NEYER/JAMES GUIDE TO PITCHERS
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                                                                      Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them these days is the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there's never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information. For a dozen years, baseball analyst James and ESPN.com baseball columnist Neyer have been compiling the centerpiece of this book, the Pitcher Census, which lists specific information for nearly 2,000 pitchers throughout the history of professional baseball. 484 Pgs. 2004

                                                                      THE UNDENIABLE TRUTH ABOUT VIDEO POKER
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                                                                        The author has been playing and losing at video poker for more than a decade and that it wasn't until he realized that expert play and expert strategy didn't apply to him. Nor, he believes, does it apply to most people who play video poker. His contention is that since there is no true definition of long-term as far as profitability is concerned, the player must focus on a short term, and adjust not only his playing strategy but his bankroll and expectation. Here he explains how he pulled...

                                                                        THE YANKEES FANATIC
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                                                                          Admirers of those perennial beasts of baseball, the New York Yankees, are more than just fans—they're FANATICS! They chant roll call with the Bleacher Creatures and bang Freddy Sez's pan in support for the Bronx Bombers. They know whose numbers have been retired and dream to the tune of Sinatra's "New York, New York." And now, for the first time, true fanatics can put their loyalty to the test with The Yankees Fanatic—a book so chock-full of stats, quotes and...