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Par Rich Cohen. 2017
Follows the Cubs' early days as the first powerhouse baseball team, winners of the 1907 and 1908 World Series; their… storied players, such as Billy Sunday, the 2nd baseman who became the most popular preacher in America; their old stadiums; their owners, from chewing gum magnate William Wrigley to Thomas Ricketts, CEO of Ameritrade; and their time between the two World Wars; all of it leading up to the momentous last World Series appearance and the breaking of the famed curse. 2017.
Par Dirk Hayhurst. 2010
Pitcher Dirk Hayhurst is not a superstar, never even a 'Top Prospect', and in the game of baseball, if you… don't fit in either of those categories, it can almost be as if you don't exist. Hayhurst tackles this issue - the issue of labels and identity and the problems that come along with them - but also writes about seeing ballplayers as more than just numbers on the backs of jerseys, and about life, with baseball as the backdrop. Descriptions of sex, explicit strong language. Bestseller. 2010.
Par Timothy Baker Shutt. 2007
Par David Lamb. 1991
After covering bloody events in Middle East war zones, a foreign correspondent returns to America determined to take time off.… Lamb, also hoping to renew his boyhood enthusiasm for baseball, spends a summer observing sights, sounds, players, and fans in ballparks. This account chronicles his journey across the country and into the recesses of his memory. Some strong language. c1991.
Par Phil Pepe, Whitey Ford. 1987
Par Mike Lupica, Reggie Jackson. 1984
The lively story of baseball's "superduperstar" as he approaches the end of his dramatic career on the diamond. Jackson describes… his childhood and college years, his stint in the minor leagues in the Deep South, and his legendary career as a feisty slugger. Strong language. Bestseller 1984.
Par Rob Neyer. 2018
The former ESPN columnist and analytics pioneer dramatically recreates an action-packed 2017 game between the Oakland A's and eventual World… Series Champion Houston Astros to reveal the myriad ways in which Major League Baseball has changed over the last few decades. 2018.
Ninety percent mental: an all-star player turned mental skills coach reveals the hidden game of baseball
Par Scott Miller, Bob Tewksbury. 2018
Bob Tewksbury shows listeners a side of baseball only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime… MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. 2018.
Par Michael Lewis. 2003
Author of "The New New Thing" describes how Billy Beane, general manager of baseball's Oakland Athletics, came in first place… in the American League West in 2002. Examines Beane's use of computers, statistics, and scouting to achieve success despite a minor league budget. Strong language. Bestseller. 2003.
Par Roger Kahn. 1997
A sportswriter's memoir of "the gilded era of baseball," the postwar years before million-dollar salaries, television networks, and player strikes.… Recounts his experiences covering the Brooklyn Dodgers and offers observations on Willie Mays, Leo Durocher, Mickey Mantle, and other stars. 1997.
Par George F Will. 1990
Baseball is a game of failure, a constantly humbling experience in which even the best batters fail over 65 percent… of the time. It is a complex, subtle sport which requires the intelligence of the players and the spectators. Bestseller. 1990.
Par Roger Angell. 1982
Covers the five turbulent seasons of baseball from the spring of 1977 through the autumn of 1981 during the height… of the game's greatest popularity at the gate. Describes the bitter labour conflicts and the strike that followed, as well as the remarkable performances of such baseball giants as Willie Stargell, Carl Yastrzemski, and Tom Seaver. Sequel to "Five Seasons". Bestseller 1982.
Par Brian Kendall. 1995
Starting with the first recorded Canadian baseball game in 1838, this book provides 27 famous events. Many events were performed… by Americans in Canadian playing fields, such as Babe Ruth's first professional home run. Grades 3-6. 1995.
Par Mark Kingwell. 2017
Taking seriously the idea that baseball is a study in failure--a very successful batter manages a hit only three of… every ten attempts--Mark Kingwell explores ways in which the game teaches us lessons on fragility, contingency, and community. Weaving elements of memoir, philosophical reflection, sports writing, and humour, "Fail Better" serves as an unofficial follow-up to "Catch and Release: Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life", which won over readers by offering an intelligent but accessible look into the deep waters of angling. 2017.
Insider's baseball: the finer points of the game, as examined by the Society for American Baseball Research
Par L. Robert Davids. 1983
The finer points of the game, as examined by the Society for American Baseball Research. This collection includes articles on… the greatest games, double plays, base stealing, homeruns, famous fans, the first black in organized baseball, and the first woman owner. 1983.
Par John Tullius. 1986
Frost takes listeners back to the 1975 World Series in this thrilling account of the greatest baseball game ever played.… The Reds and Red Sox endured three soggy days of inactivity to reach game six. But all that downtime could not prepare them for what happened when the skies finally cleared. 2009.
Par Thomas Boswell. 1982
A baseball writer for the "Washington Post" reports on the new statistic, the Total Average, and analyzes such figures as… Bill Veeck, Earl Weaver, Steve Carlton, Pete Rose, and Reggie Jackson. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1982.
Par Philippe Van Rjndt, Patrick Blednick. 1985
Par Martin O'Malley, Sean O'Malley. 1994
The authors take us for a behind-the-scenes look at the Blue Jays and Skydome. They include a tour of the… clubhouse, umpire's room, batting cage, press box. They talk to everyone involved with the game, from Skydome executives to ticket vendors, as well as the media who cover the team. Some strong language. 1994.