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Item #: 9780061561054 -
They have no sanction from the Commissioner, do not appear in any official publication, and are not posted on any clubhouse wall. They are a set of time-honored customs, rituals, and good manners that show a respect for the game, one's teammates, and one's opponentsand sometimes they contradict the official rulebook. 244 pgs, hardcover, 2009
Item #: 3240 -
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...
Item #: 9781878282576 -
When Jerry Izenberg describes light heavyweight champion Willie Pastrano in his 1965 column, The Fighter, he recalls a 12 year old kid standing five feet tall, weighing a hefty 185 pounds, and hating himself. We meet Pastrano's best friend, Ralph Dupas, determined to have his pal lose weight and under his tutelage, Pastrano lost 60 pounds and learned to fight. Fourteen years later, Pastrano looked to regain his title. ". . . It gets a lot tougher to get out of bed," he told Izenberg,...
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Kevin Kennedy was a catcher and a coach in the minors, a farm director for the Montreal Expos, and a bench coach for Felipe Alou before moving on to manage the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox. Now one of the sport's most respected analysts and commentators, he offers a fresh look at baseball from the viewpoint of a "lifer", capturing the intricacies of the professional game with a sharp analytical eye and unabashed candor. 262 Pgs. 2005
Item #: 9780312361594 -
Stanton's story of the rivalry-turned-friendship of Ty Cobb (with the Detroit Tigers) and Babe Ruth (with the Red Sox and Yankees) is as splendid as a sunny spring day at the ballpark. Cobb held eight consecutive batting titles the first time he stepped up to hit against Ruth, whom Stanton (The Final Season) describes as "a platter-faced, gray flannelled 20-year-old" rookie pitcher in 1915. The two men were opposite in many ways—a Southern Baptist slap hitter versus the...
Item #: 9780786433889 -
Born in the 1970's as a radical challenge to traditional baseball statistics, sabermetrics has developed into a new way of understanding many aspects of the game. Its practitioners have created new statistical tools and revised our old ways of thinking about established measures such as the batting average, tactics such as the sacrifice bunt, and even who among the greats was truly great. This introduction to the basics of sabermetric analysis explains concepts including normalization,...
Item #: 9781416591870 -
In 2005 Canseco blew the lid off Major League Baseball's steroid scandal with his tell-all 'Juiced' - and no one believed him. Now steroids are back in the headlines. Record-breaking athletes are falling from grace, and the infamous Mitchell Report confirmed the names of major leaguers who have indeed used steroids while others remain under investigation. The answer is clear: Jose Canseco told the truth. And why wouldn't he? He started it all. Finally, in 'Vindicated', Canseco picks up where...
Item #: 9780762772438 -
An authoritative look back at the decade (1969-1979) that brought America’s favorite game into the modern era. Photographs Indexed 327 Pgs. 2011
Item #: 2309 -
Larry King is a true-blue baseball fanatic. Going to his first game as a kid in 1940’s New York was the start of a lifelong love affair. This heartfelt valentine to America’s game evokes a simpler time in our country’s history: complete with the smells of popcorn, beer and hot-dogs; the sight of the green, closely-mowed infield; the dark brown dirt paths; the crisp white uniforms; the sound of the excited voices of announcers; the crack of the bat; and the roar of the crowd....
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Pinstripes and pennants. Aprils and Octobers. The House That Ruth Built in the city that never sleeps. A century of greatness embodied in one city and its team. Over the past one hundred years, the New York Yankees have dominated baseball as no team has ever dominated another sport. They have won 38 pennants and 26 world championships. More often than not, they have shown just how the game is supposed to be played. Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Mattingly, Jeter - dozens of legendary players...