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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...

    A SEASON FOR THE AGES
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    SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Item #: 7796 -

      Subtitled 'How the 2016 Chicago Cubs Brought a World Series Championship to the North Side'. No doubt, you���ve heard about the Cubs��� decades-long run of futility. They hadn���t won a pennant in seventy-one years or a World Series in a record 108 years. To the frustration of Cubs fans everywhere, the team often missed chances with soul-crushing defeats. But after a complete teardown that resulted in a 100-loss season in 2012, Theo Epstein and his baseball staff reversed that with the Cubs of...

      A TEAM FOR THE AGES: BASEBALLS ALL-TIME ALL STAR TEAM
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        Using familiar baseball statistics and incorporating many often-overlooked factors, Cohen begins by choosing two separate all-star teams. The first covers the years 1900 to 1950; the second, the years 1951 to 2003. Then, by matching up those first two squads, he presents the roster of baseball's all-time, all-star team. His choices may surprise even the most knowledgeable students of the game. 304 pgs, paperback, 2004

        BASEBALL FIELD GUIDE: IN-DEPTH GUIDE TO THE RULES OF BASEBALL
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          The Field Guide to Baseball is an armchair reference guide to the sport. It organizes and explains the vague, misleading, confusing, inconsistent and obscure rules governing America’s favorite pastime. This book is thorough, covering all of the rules from the most basic to the most obtuse. Easy-to-use, it is designed to facilitate quick and intuitive searches. The guide offers several tools to help navigate through the thicket of information, including a logical sequence of topics, a...

          BASEBALLS ALL-TIME BEST HITTERS
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            Heavy on the stats, charts and theories that explain why and how averages must be adjusted over different eras to accommodate different styles of play, rule changes, and ballparks. Using the various adjustments he's come up with, Schell works to make his baseball cabala understandable; then he sends out a lineup of rankings that are as surprising as they are logicalif you agree with the logic 295 pgs, paperback, 1995

            BASEBALLS BEST BARBS BANTER AND BLUSTER
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              Baseball's Best Barbs, Banter, and Bluster, is a delightful collection of short, true, funny and refreshing anecdotes in which the humorous quote is a king, and hundreds of baseball's best-known players, coaches, managers, owners and announcers are the heroes (or perhaps the villains). 227 pages Hardbound  2004

              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...

                BETTING THE BASES
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                  Lee's classic describes the importance of comparing opposing teams and analyzing statistical trends, including freak occurrences. Covers strategies for beginning baseball handicappers and more experienced bettors. How to bet teams on a streak, peaking teams, the effect of home stands, betting on doubleheaders and the effect of a layoff on starting pitchers. Among the first books to concentrate on handicapping baseball, this classic has stood the test of time with information that can be...

                  BILL JAMES SOLID FOOLS GOLD: DETOURS TO CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
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                    Since he first began publishing his Baseball Abstracts in the 1980s, Bill James has constantly challenged conventional wisdom by asking simple questions like, "Is that really true?" or "What if we looked at the question this way?" He has sparked a virtual revolution in the way the game of baseball is understood and played, from how players are evaluated or positioned to whether or not they should attempt to bunt or steal a base. In Solid Fool s Gold James continues his...

                    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...

                      BOSTON RED SOX: YESTERDAY & TODAY
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                        Since 1901 the Red Sox have captivated Boston fans and baseball fanatics. Covers Fenway Park history (the Green Monster and Peskys Pole), memorable moments from play, beloved owners such as Yawkeys and John Henry, and Ted Williams homering at his last at-bat. Plus the curse-ending 2004 triumph over the Cardinals and the gut-wrenching defeats such as the 1986 loss to the Mets; the dynasty World Series wins in 1912, 1915, 1916, and 1918; and the disappointing losses of the great Sox teams that...

                        CHICAGO CUBS: YESTERDAY & TODAY
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                          The greatest Cubs players, the greatest Cubs teams and the greatest Cubs moments. This book describes them all in a way that will thrill every fan. Jam-packed with historic photos, memorabilia, clippings and in-depth commentary, "Chicago Cubs: Yesterday & Today" is a detailed and fascinating snapshot of the history of the fabled Major League baseball franchise. 159 pages. Hardbound 2008

                          CLEVELAND INDIANS: YESTERDAY & TODAY
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                            Everybody loves an underdog, and few teams can claim to have as many decks stacked against them as the Cleveland Indians. Despite winning only two World Series in more than 100 years, the Indians have captured the hearts of their fans. With riveting text and action-packed photos, Cleveland Indians: Yesterday & Today gives you the inside scoop on the franchises storied history, from the early years featuring Nap Lajoie and Tris Speaker to the glory days of Bob Feller and Al Rosen to the...

                            COOPERSTOWN CONFIDENTIAL
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                              Cooperstown is a sleepy New York village with a population barely eclipsing 2,000, in a location where if you arrive by mistake, you've been lost for forty-five minutes. But Chafets explains why Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a must-see destination for hundreds of thousands of baseball fans each year, diving into more than just the 200-plus players that have received baseball immortality by induction into the Hall of Fame. Indexed 197 pages Hardbound 2009

                              DON BEST BASEBALL ROTATION SCHEDULE
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                                When it comes to sports schedules, Don Best Rotation books have the most accurate, detailed and up-to-date sports schedules in the world. The schedules provide detailed game information for all major sports, including: game-by-game match-ups, locations, start times, television coverage and most importantly, rotation numbers. Rotation numbers are specific numbers assigned to each team/participant in a sporting matchup. 3 issues for the 2018 season. Each issue sold separately. Please specify...

                                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

                                  FANTASYLAND
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                                    Walker relates the story of his involvement in fantasy football and, ultimately, a story about the state of baseball and the odd assortment of characters who orbit around it. But its also about a guy who went from being a happily married sportswriter who wore a tie to work, to a caffeine-addled insomniac who spent tens of thousands of dollars, traveled 19,000 miles, interviewed nearly 200 major-leaguers, skipped three weddings, and ignored a fire raging in the building next doorall in the name...

                                    GAME OF SHADOWS
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                                      The complete inside story of the BALCO steroids scandal from the award-winning reporters who broke the news nationally. In the summer of 1998, as baseball was still struggling to regain the popularity it lost during the contentious 1994 players strike that caused the World Series to be canceled, a race to break the home-run record transfixed the nation. Over the next three seasons, baseball players across the country hit home runs at unprecedented rates. Sportswriters pointed to suspicions of...

                                      GAME OF SHADOWS
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                                        This is the complete inside story of the BALCO steroids scandal from the award-winning reporters who broke the news nationally. In the summer of 1998, as baseball was still struggling to regain popularity lost during the contentious 1994 players strike that caused the World Series to be canceled, a race to break the home-run record transfixed the nation. Over the next three seasons, baseball players across the country hit home runs at unprecedented rates. Although sportswriters pointed to...

                                        GAMING THE GAME
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                                          In June 2007, the FBI informed the NBA that one of its referees, Tim Donaghy, was the subject of a probe into illegal gambling. Within months, the public knew the broad outlines of a scheme involving Donaghy betting on games he officiated with a co-conspirator, longtime Donaghy acquaintance and professional gambler Jimmy "Baba" Battista. They were joined in the scandal by mutual childhood friend Tommy Martino. By November 2008, each man had pleaded guilty to charges relating to the...

                                          GOOD WOOD: THE STORY OF THE BASEBALL BAT
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                                            In 'Good Wood,' New York Times contributor Stuart Miller takes readers on a journey through the rich and storied - and occasionally nefarious- story of the baseball bat and those who have made them and swung them. With over 50 photos, he reveals the creation, history, and development of the bat, brings readers up to date on modern methods and materials for making bats, and explores the folklore surrounding bats.Indexed 188 Pages Paper bound 2011

                                            HAL CHASE: LIFE & TIMES OF BASEBALLS BIGGEST CROOK
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                                              Chase was one of the best first basemen ever to play the game of baseball. He made both the routine look spectacular and the astonishing look easy. But he will never have a plaque in Cooperstown. Chase was the biggest crook in baseball history. Repeatedly accused of throwing games, bribing players, betting against his own team, and other nefarious acts, he always managed to get off the hook somehow. His major league career lasted from 1905 to 1919 but by the mid-30s, he was a destitute...

                                              HITTER: THE LIFE AND TURMOILS OF TED WILLIAMS
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                                                This definitive biography of Ted Williams provides a balanced portrait of the man, the ballplayer, the war veteran and the hitter. This last side of Williams - the man in the batter's box, the last player to hit .400, the Splendid Splinter - is the most widely and fondly remembered. But Linn also gets beneath the varnish on the bat, examining the Williams known by teammates and sportswriters as difficult and moody. Finally, this is an assessment of a ballplayer who was frequently ignored by...

                                                HUSTLE: THE MYTH, LIFE, AND LIES OF PETE ROSE
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                                                  Who is Pete Rose? Is he Charlie Hustle, the all-American kid who never grew up, who pushed and stretched himself to get the most out of his limited talent, who would do anything in his power to win and be a part of the game he loved? Or is he the bloated ex-athlete who broke baseball's one absolute taboo and who was willing to drag down the whole structure of the sport to save himself? In January 2004, Pete Rose publicly admitted to betting on baseball and began his controversial campaign...

                                                  IS THIS A GREAT GAME OR WHAT?
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                                                  ST. MARTIN'S PRESS INC. (BAKER & TAYLOR) Item #: 1087 -

                                                    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...

                                                    JOLTIN JOE DIMAGGIO
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                                                      Combines the best of new writing about this great sports legend with rarely seen classic essays from newspapers, magazines and books into a comprehensive view of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating celebrities. 412 pgs, paperback, 1999

                                                      JUICED
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                                                        Subtitled "Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big". When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport - in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power, which allowed him to become the first man in history to belt more than forty home runs and swipe more than forty bases in the same season. He won Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and a World Series ring. Canseco shattered the...

                                                        LINDYS SPORTS FANTASY BASEBALL 2019
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                                                          In this 144-page magazine full of fantasy info, you’ll get Bold Predictions for 2019; Hot Properties; 2019 Mock Draft; Checklists & Cheat Sheets and much more! If you are looking for an edge on your fantasy opponents, then this is truly a must-have for you. Cover may vary

                                                          NEW YORK YANKEES YESTERDAY & TODAY
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                                                            Explore Yankee Stadium with fascinating details of construction, the 1970s facelift and the new building under way. Take a side in the popular controversies of Who was better? Gossage or Rivera? Mantle or DiMaggio? Stengel or Torre? Join in Lou Gehrig's tearful farewell and revel as the Yankee Clipper, Joe DiMaggio, hit another home run, and Aaron Boone's homer that beat Boston in 2003. Also included is an enthralling account of some of the World Series in which the Yankees played, both their...

                                                            RED SOX RULE: TERRY FRANCONA & BOSTONS RISE TO DOMINANCE
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                                                              An inside look at the ascendancy of a bold new baseball dynasty and the men who built it. 205 pgs, hardcover, 2008

                                                              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

                                                                SAYIN ITS SO: CULTURAL HISTORY OF BLACK SOX SCANDAL
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                                                                  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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                                                                    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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                                                                      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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                                                                        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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                                                                          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