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ROB NEYERS BIG BOOK OF BASEBALL BLUNDERS
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Item #: 9780743284912 -

    "A Complete Guide to the Worst Decisions and Stupidest Moments in Baseball History" is this book's sub- title - and this one has some doozies!. Baseball bloopers are fun; they're funny, even. A pitcher slips on the mound and his pitch sails over the backstop. An infielder camps under a pop-up....and the ball lands ten feet away. An outfielder tosses a souvenir to a fan....but that was just the second out, and runners are circling the bases (and laughing). Without these...

    ROB NEYERS BIG BOOK OF BASEBALL LEGENDS
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    Item #: 1687 -

      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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      Item #: 1688 -

        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

        SAYIN ITS SO: CULTURAL HISTORY OF BLACK SOX SCANDAL
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        Item #: 9780252027659 -

          Subtitled A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal this is the story of 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series--a story that has lingered for more than eighty years. With baseball so closely linked to American values and ideals, the Black Sox Scandal of 1919 disenchanted baseball fans, changed the way Americans felt about the national pastime, and fostered changes in the game. Here author Nathan is less concerned with...

          SAYING ITS SO: CULTURAL HISTORY OF BLACK SOX SCANDAL
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          Item #: 9780252073137 -

            Subtitled A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal, this is the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series. With baseball so closely linked to American values and ideals, the Black Sox Scandal of 1919 disenchanted baseball fans, changed the way Americans felt about the national pastime, and fostered changes in the game. Nathan is less concerned with the details of the scandal than with how it has been represented and...

            SAYONARA HOME RUN!: ART OF THE JAPANESE BASEBALL CARD
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            Item #: 9780811849456 -

              With talented young Japanese players signing to the American Majors, interest in Japanese baseball is at an all-time high. Sayonara Home Run! introduces curious fans to Japan's national pastime through the lens of the country's playfully beautiful baseball cards. A fascinating text traces the roots and cross-cultural history of the Japanese game, while hundreds of illustrations showcase gorgeous vintage cards. Woven throughout are profiles of key Japanese players, features on important U.S....

              SHADES OF GLORY
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              Item #: 9780792253068 -

                Celebrating African America's contribution to our great national pastime, this comprehensive, lively history combines vivid narrative, visual impact and a unique statistical component to re-create the excitement and passion of the Negro Leagues. Packed with stories, biographical essays, scores of archival photographs and other evocative artifacts, it is an important contribution to sports history and a wonderful tribute to the players and teams who wrote a unique chapter in the annals of...

                SHOELESS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOE JACKSON
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                Item #: 9780786409785 -

                  Shoeless Joe Jackson was one of baseball's greatest hitters and most colorful players. Born in 1888, Jackson went to work in a textile mill when he was around six years old, and got his start in baseball playing for the Brandon Mill team at the age of 13, earning $2.50 a game. Fleitz chronicles Jackson's life from his poor beginnings to his involvement in the scandal surrounding the 1919 World Series to his life after baseball and his death in 1951. 314 pgs, paperback, 2003

                  STAT ATTACK BASEBALL GOLD SOFTWARE
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                  STAT ATTACK SPORTS Item #: 3395 -

                    The gold  version of our Stat Attack program has all the research capabilities of our regular Stat attack program PLUS it offers you the additional ability to research every game played in the current season. The first time you activate your software after the current season data is made available each week, that new data will be automatically downloaded to your program. You have to do NOTHING to stay completely current. The STAT ATTACK GOLD program offers you the best of two handicapping...

                    STAT ATTACK BASEBALL SOFTWARE
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                    STAT ATTACK SPORTS Item #: 2441 -

                      In keeping with the company's software vision, Stat Attack's Baseball database allows the handicapper to research past results, team by team, division by division, home or away and many other variables to locate trends and find bettable games. Records on every game played in the MLB since the 1999-2000 season with lines, over under and results. Works with Windows or Mac. 2017

                      STAT ATTACK DIAMOND EDGE BASEBALL SOFTWARE
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                      STAT ATTACK SPORTS Item #: 3396 -

                        Diamond Edge is an amazing program that will allow you to handicap a full baseball schedule in roughly 15 minutes. You simply enter the teams and starting pitchers from a pull-down menu, along with the time of the game and you will get a predicted score. It really is that easy. While the program is simple to use, don't think it's merely a toy. The results are pretty impressive, as Stat Attack says in its tutorial, "This handicapping system has been back tested for the past 6 years and in every...

                        STAT ATTACK PLATINUM BASEBALL SOFTWARE
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                        STAT ATTACK SPORTS Item #: 2442 -

                          Stat Attack's Baseball database allows the handicapper to research past results, team by team, division by division, home or away, and many other variables to locate trends and find bettable games. Records on every game played in MLB since the 1999-2000 season with lines, over under and results. The platinum programs will do every search available with the regular program but they have two new, exciting time saving additions - automatic download of current data and an All Teams option. Works...

                          THE 50 GREATEST RED SOX GAMES
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                          Item #: 9780471697510 -

                            Second to that magic engagement that spanned Oct. 17 and 18, 2004, is Sunday, Oct. 12, 1986, best remembered for Dave Henderson's home run and sacrifice fly against the Angels that saved the Red Sox from extinction in the ALCS, propelling them toward Oct. 25, 1986, the sixth greatest contest. The games, which range from 1903 to 2004, are described and reflected upon, as well as being highly debatable. 238 pgs, paperback, 2006

                            THE BASEBALL GEEKS BIBLE
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                            Item #: 9781840728002 -

                              Is your off-field knowledge of the great game as sound as your batting averages and pinch hits? Do you know how many baseball players have been buried in their uniforms or the number of home plate marriages that have been performed? Can you name the only three foot player to ever walk in a baseball game? Youll find the answers to these and much, much more in this book. So, brush up on your baseball trivia and relive some of the sports greatest moments and indulge in more than 200 pages of...

                              THE BASEBALL MANIACS ALMANAC
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                              SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Item #: 7068 -

                                An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever assembled—all verified for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame. In its pages, renowned sportswriter Bert R. Sugar presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts. Inside, you’ll find:Highest...

                                THE BIG BAM
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                                Item #: 9780767919715 -

                                  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, definitively ambitious, and exhilaratingly colorful biography of the largest legend ever to loom in baseball - and in the history of organized sports. For eighty-five years, Babe Ruth has remained baseball's reigning titan. But who was this large,...

                                  THE BIG BAM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BABE RUTH
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                                  Item #: 9780739326411 -

                                    Babe Ruth was more than baseball's original superstar. For eighty-five years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? And why is so little known about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts? In The Big Bam, Montville brings his trademark touch to this groundbreaking, revelatory portrait of the Babe. 641 pages Hardbound 2006

                                    THE BILL JAMES HANDBOOK
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                                    Item #: 1957 -

                                      Every year, thousands of avid baseball fans eagerly await The Bill James Handbook - The best and most complete annual baseball guide available. Full of exclusive stats, this book is the most comprehensive resource of every hit, pitch and catch in Major League Baseball's 2015 season. Key features this year include: Exclusive Fielding Bible Awards, Bill James' Hall of Fame Monitor, Plus/Minus and Runs Saved Fielding Data for every player, Updated Park Indices (including Target Field), Relief...

                                      THE BOOK ON THE BOOK
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                                      Item #: 1968 -

                                        Subtitled "An Inquiry into Which Strategies in the Modern Game Actually Work". Die-hard fanatics will enjoy this comprehensive collection of groundbreaking baseball strategies, analyses, statistics, and studies. This unique approach to understanding the "tried and true" methodologies of the game of baseball examines conventional elements like the steal, hit and run and line-up construction. "The Book on The Book" offers an exciting critique of baseball by placing an actual dollar value on...

                                        THE BOOK PLAYING THE PERCENTAGES IN BASEBALL
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                                        Item #: 9781597971294 -

                                          Aimed at the coach, manager, or front office executive, this book will also appeal to the casual fan, the obsessed baseball fanatic or the handicapper who will find this book jam-packed with the most complete analysis of baseball strategies ever compiled in one volume. Written by three esteemed sabermatricians, this work continues where the legendary Bill James’s Baseball Abstracts and Palmer & Thorn’s The Hidden Game of Baseball left off more than twenty years ago. A...

                                          THE CARD
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                                          Item #: 9780061123924 -

                                            Every field of collecting has its ultimate prize, the discovery that collectors dream of and covet and for which they will pay top price without blinking. In baseball, it is the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card, which was a collectible even before the baseball card collection craze took off. This is the story of that card, how it initially sold for $25,000 and eventually for $1.27 million on Ebaya story of riches gained and friendships lost, and about a player whose card has become more famous than...

                                            THE CUBS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF CHICAGO CUBS BASEBALL
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                                            Item #: 9780618595006 -

                                              The definitive narrative history of the Chicago Cubs. The Chicago Cubs have won the hearts of generations of fans, even if they haven’t always won those pivotal games. They were America’s most successful baseball club at the turn of the twentieth century, but by the turn of the twenty-first, things had changed. The Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908, and the last time they clinched the National League Pennant was in 1945. Yet the Cubs have some of the most devoted fans in...

                                              THE DODGERS 120 YEARS OF DODGERS BASEBALL
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                                              Item #: 9780618213559 -

                                                Dodgers. The word conjures different things to different people, but its distinction — and notoriety — is universal. In the annals of baseball, the history of few other teams can compare to the rich legacy of the Dodgers. Their constituency includes fans from Bensonhurst to Burbank. Their colorful past — “dem bums,” Jackie Robinson and the boys of summer, Walter O’Malley, Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, “bleeding Dodger blue” — has enlivened...

                                                THE LAST NATURAL
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                                                Item #: 2051 -

                                                  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 LIFE OF REILLY: BEST OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDS RICK REILLY
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                                                  Item #: 9781892129888 -

                                                    Witty, irreverant, opinionated, honest, laugh out-loud funny - these are just a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe the writing of Rick Reilly, the six time National Sportswriter of the Year who has entertained the readers of Sports Illustrated for 15 years with his unique perspective on the world of sports and life in general. 272 Pages Hardbound 2000

                                                    THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF BASEBALL WISDOM
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                                                    Item #: 7070 -

                                                      Novelist W. P. Kinsella wrote that baseball is ��_��_��_a game where little gems of wisdom or whimsy can be created in the dugout, the bullpen, or the press box during long, hot afternoons and evenings of baseball.��_ѝ The Little Red Book of Baseball Wisdom unearths a treasury of quotes reflecting more than a century��_��s worth of history from our national pastime. Featuring contributions from Hank Aaron to Walt Whitman, Yogi Berra to John Updike. Indexed 212 Pgs. Hardcover 2012 ...

                                                      THE NEW BALLGAME: UNDERSTANDING BASEBALL STATISTICS
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                                                      Item #: 9780879463182 -

                                                        Statistics have become the method for talking baseball. To help make the game more understandable, Guzzo helps define the stats, looks at the historical breakdown of the use of stats, keeping score during the game, how to read the box score, real-life applications for the stats you hear on the radio or on TV, fantasy/simulation baseball games, and the future of statistics in baseball. 167 pgs, paperback, 2007

                                                        THE NEYER/JAMES GUIDE TO PITCHERS
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                                                        Item #: 2090 -

                                                          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 NUMBERS GAME: BASEBALLS FASCINATION WITH STATISTICS
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                                                          Item #: 9781592404230 -

                                                            Most people assume that the infatuation with baseball statistics is a byproduct of the information age, a phenomenon that blossomed only after the arrival of Bill James and computers in the 1980s. In this book, Alan Schwarz debunks that assumption. He provides the first history of baseball statistics, showing how baseball and its numbers have been inseparable ever since the pastime's birth in 1845. He tells the history of this obsession through the lives of the people who felt it most: Henry...

                                                            THE OLD BALL GAME
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                                                            Item #: 9780871138859 -

                                                              One of America's best known sportswriters, Deford chronicles how a friendship between two towering figures in baseball helped make the sport a national pastime. At the turn of the century, every American man wanted to be pitcher Christy Mathewson, who was clean-cut and rarely spoke a negative word about anyone. New York Giants manager John McGraw, nicknamed the Little Napoleon, was ferocious. When McGraw joined the Giants in 1902, the team was coming off its worst season ever, yet within three...

                                                              THE PHYSICS OF BASEBALL
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                                                              Item #: 9780060084363 -

                                                                The flight of the ball, pitching, batting, and the properties of bats are discussed in non-technical language that can be understood by young adults familiar with introductory physics. Short chapters, which include clear and helpful diagrams; each conclude with technical notes that can be skipped or studied closely, depending on readers' interests. Baseball players or fans and budding physicists should be intrigued by Adair's explanations of why the stitching on the ball effects the distance...

                                                                THE RED SOX FANATIC
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                                                                  A chunky book filled to the brim with quotes, stats and trivia that every Boston Red Sox fan will have to have.

                                                                  THE RIVALS: THE BOSTON RED SOX VS THE NEW YORK YANKEES
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                                                                  Item #: 9780312336165 -

                                                                    Chronicles the games between archrivals Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. This book is useful to understanding two teams, their cities, their fans, and perhaps the pastime and its nation. 2004, hardcover, 199 pgs

                                                                    THE ROOKIE
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                                                                    Item #: 9780446678377 -

                                                                      Morris, a 35-year-old Texas high school physics teacher and baseball coach (whose previous attempts to break into the bigs fell short), was challenged by his students to live up to his dream. Oddly, his pitching arm had only grown stronger with time, and at a new major league tryout his pitches were consistently overpowering. After making the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Morris was featured in Time, People, and Sports Illustrated. Previously published as "The Oldest Rookie" 276...

                                                                      THE SABR BASEBALL LIST & RECORD BOOK
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                                                                      Item #: 9781416532453 -

                                                                        The four letters (SABR) have become synonymous with baseball statistics and in this SABR is at its best as it presents an expansive collection of unique baseball lists and records. It's all about pitching, hitting, fielding, home runs, teams and rookie records NOT available online or in any other book. Here you'll find things like most career home runs by two brothers, most seasons with 15 or more wins, highest on-base percentage by a rookie in a season. Many of the records list comments on...

                                                                        THE UNDERGROUND BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA
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                                                                        Item #: 9781600783319 -

                                                                          Ladouceur and his co-authors begin by looking at gambling through the ages and then present an overview of treatments that have been used for pathological gambling over the last two decades. Next they examine the cognitive traps that the gambler may fall into and the therapeutic interventions for putting an end to the irresistible need to gamble, with the penultimate chapter looking at how long-term abstinence can achieved. Finally, the authors discuss the difficulties they have encountered in...