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The Boy Who Saved Baseball

Tom Gallagher is in a tight spot. The fate of the Dillontown team rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all. If Tom's team loses, they lose their field too. But how can they possibly win? Just when everything seems hopeless, a mysteriou...

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Ballparks: A Journey Through the Fields of the Past, Present, and Future

If you love baseball and the venerable stadiums its played in, you need this definitive history and guide to Major League ballparks of the past, present, and future. With a tear-out checklist to mark ballparks you’ve visited and those on your bucket li...

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The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

From acclaimed journalist Ben Bradlee Jr. comes the epic biography of Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams that baseball fans have been waiting for. Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped ...

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The Baseball Drill Book

Seventeen of the game's top collegiate coaches have teamed up with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) to bring you the game's most comprehensive assortment of practice activities. The Baseball Drill Book features 198 drills proven to impro...

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The Chicken Runs at Midnight: A Daughter’s Message from Heaven That Changed a Father’s Heart and Won a World Series

One of the most inspirational stories of sports and faith ever told, The Chicken Runs at Midnight introduces us to a Major League baseball coach whose dying daughter's words changed his heart for good - and reached him in a surprising way through a Worl...

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Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Baseball's Home Run Revolution

"The best baseball book I’ve read in years." — Sam Walker • "An exhilarating story of innovation."  — Ben Reiter • "Swing Kings feels like a spiritual successor to Moneyball." — Baseball ProspectusFrom the Wall Street Journal’s national baseball writer,...

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Baseball: An Illustrated History, including The Tenth Inning

The companion volume to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning, directed with Lynn Novick.The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, and T...

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Little Leagues Drills & Strategies (Little League Baseball Guide)

Expert advice and innovative drills to propel your team to success Endorsed by Little League Baseball® and a favorite among coaches and parents, Little League Drills and Strategies is built around three easy-to-follow rules: (1) teach the basics, (2) ke...

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Youth Baseball Drills

Coaches know the importance of drills. The cornerstone of most practices, they are essential in developing player skills and team execution. For younger players, however, the best drills go one step further. They engage the player, promote teamwork, an...

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Yankees 1936–39, Baseball's Greatest Dynasty: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and the Birth of a New Era

The Story of the Greatest Yankees Team—and Baseball Team—of All Time New York, 1936. Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and rookie Joe DiMaggio—with these six future Hall of Fame players, the Yankees embarked on a four-year...

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Building the Brewers: Bud Selig and the Return of Major League Baseball to Milwaukee

When the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta after the 1965 season, many impassioned fans grew indifferent to baseball. Others--namely car dealer Bud Selig--decided to fight for the beloved sport. Selig formed an ownership group with the goal of winning a...

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The Baseball Gods are Real: A True Story about Baseball and Spirituality (1)

This book is the story of the first part of my life and how I rediscovered myself. At the age of 38, a midlife crisis inspired me to explore a spiritual path. As I transformed myself through the practice of yoga and meditation, I was introduced to the B...

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Legal Decisions That Shaped Modern Baseball

This work takes a look at the cases that have had a significant influence on the game of baseball, such as Flood v. Kuhn and Garvey v. MLB, which either made it to the U.S. Supreme Court or brought up major legal issues in baseball. Also included are ca...

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONNew York Public Library Book of the Century SelectionTime Magazine “100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books” SelectionNew Foreword from Jim Bouton’s Wife, Paula Bouton When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world ...

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K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

From The New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to t...

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Ballplayer

Atlanta Braves third baseman and National Hall of Famer Chipper Jones—one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history—shares his remarkable story, while capturing the magic nostalgia that sets baseball apart from every other sport.   Before Chipp...

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Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, a World at War, and a Field of Broken Dreams

A memoir of fathers and sons, baseball, a world at war, and second chances. “I loved [it]. You will, too” (Jim Morris, author of The Oldest Rookie).   Gene Moore was a small-town Illinois farm boy whose passion for “America’s Pastime” made him a local l...

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Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way

Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer. Cal and Bill Ripken understand this like few others. From their father, Cal Sr., a legend in the Baltimore Or...

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Baseball For Dummies

Play, watch, and understand America's favorite pastime Baseball continues to be a popular game both as a spectator sport and as a pastime. Since the publication of Baseball For Dummies, 3rd Edition, baseball teams have changed, new MLB stadiums have bee...

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The Shift: The Next Evolution in Baseball Thinking

With its three-hour-long contests, 162-game seasons, and countless measurable variables, baseball is a sport which lends itself to self-reflection and obsessive analysis. It's a thinking game. It's also a shifting game. Nowhere is this more evident than...

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Analyzing Baseball Data with R, Second Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series)

Analyzing Baseball Data with R Second Edition introduces R to sabermetricians, baseball enthusiasts, and students interested in exploring the richness of baseball data. It equips you with the necessary skills and software tools to perform all the analys...

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Youth Baseball Bible: The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Enjoying Youth Baseball

Youth baseball instruction guide by former MLB player Dan Gray who was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a catcher. Includes praise from numerous baseball luminaries including Joe Girardi and Bernie Williams. Dan’s love of baseball started way back ...

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Name That Ballplayer: The Ultimate Baseball "Whodunnit?" Quiz Book

Taking a cue from the legendary TV game show Name That Tune, Wayne Stewart's Name That Ballplayer is a unique baseball quiz book. This is not just a list of questions followed by the answers. Readers are given three sets of clues to help them name the b...

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Now Pitching, Bob Feller: A Baseball Memoir

Bob Feller’s journey from an Iowa farm to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, began in 1936. That’s when the 17-year-old pitcher took the mound for the Cleveland Indians and struck out a scrappy shortstop—and future Hall of Famer—named L...

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Being Ted Williams: Growing Up with a Baseball Idol

August 30, 2018 marks the 100th birthday of the former Boston Red Sox outfielder and baseball legend. In Being Ted Williams, esteemed sportscaster Dick Enberg offers a series of personal anecdotes that loosely follow Ted's life from his childhood in San...

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The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

From Lawrence Ritter (The Image of Their Greatness, The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time), comes one of the bestselling, most acclaimed sports books of all time, The Glory of Their Times—now a Harper Perennial Modern Classic.Baseball was differ...

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The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller 2020 NPR's Book Concierge Staff Pick Is there life after baseball? Starting from this simple question, The Wax Pack ends up with something much bigger and unexpected—a meditation on the loss of innocence and the gift of im...

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Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy (P.S.)

“The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed…. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.” —Wall Street Journal “Leavy has hit it out of the park…A lot more than a biography. It’s a consideration of how we create our heroes, and how th...

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Sports Illustrated Baseball's Greatest

Who's the greatest slugger of all time, Babe Ruth or Ted Williams? Where do Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken Jr. rank on the list of the best shortstops? At third base, would you rather have Mike Schmidt or Brooks Robinson? Is Fenway or Wrigley the better bal...

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Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession

When award-winning journalist Dave Jamieson rediscovered his childhood baseball card collection he figured that now was the time to cash in on his “investments.” But when he tried the card shops, they were nearly all gone, closed forever. eBay was no he...

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Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original

2020 New York Times Summer Reading List From the day he first stepped into the Yankee clubhouse, Jim Bouton (1939–2019) was the sports world’s deceptive revolutionary. Underneath the crew cut and behind the all-American boy-next-door good looks lurked a...

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Baseball Strategies

Some books teach coaches and players what to do; this also explains why. Developed by an all-star cast of coaches selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball Strategies is the most comprehensive resource ever written on the tactical ...

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The Everything Kids' Baseball Book, 11th Edition: From Baseball's History to Today's Favorite Players―with Lots of Home Run Fun in Between!

This newest edition to the long-running Everything Kids’ Baseball series updated with current information on the 2018 and 2019 baseball seasons, refreshed bios, and an expanded look at fantasy baseball is “everything you want in a kid’s book” (Associate...

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Baseball Skills & Drills

Baseball Skills & Drills is the most comprehensive training book available for coaches and players at all levels. You will learn the best skills and drills for improving overall performance at every stage of the game, thus improving your chances at winn...

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Cuba Loves Baseball: A Photographic Journey

According to the New York Times, Cuba is at an historic turning point. As Cuba catches up with political and economic changes, baseball will inevitably catch up and change as well. In Cuba Loves Baseball, photographer Ira Block, who has spent the past t...

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Baseball and American Culture: A History

For more than a hundred years, baseball has been woven into the American way of life. By the time they reach high school, children have learned about the struggles and triumphs of players like Jackie Robinson. Generations of family members often gather ...

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Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball

From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball“No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.” —Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher“If you don’t like ...

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The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team

The New York Times bestseller about what would happen if two statistics-minded outsiders were allowed to run a professional baseball teamIt’s the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with ...

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The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year...

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The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth

National BestsellerHe was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. Babe Ruth was more than baseball’s original superstar. For eighty-five years, he has remained the sport’s rei...

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The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

The Baseball is a salute to the ball, filled with insider trivia, anecdotes, and generations of ball-induced insanity.    Which Hall of Famer once caught a ball dropped from an airplane? Why do balls get stamped with invisible ink?         What’s the ...

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Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game

“Winner of the 2018 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year.”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...

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State of Play: The Old School Guide to New School Baseball

Advanced statistics and new terminology have taken hold of baseball today, but do they accurately reflect the reality of the game? A baseball lifer states his case. America’s favorite pastime is undergoing an operations-to-field transformation. In recen...

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Tommy Lasorda: My Way

Tommy Lasorda believed that winning wasn't about being the best, but about believing you are the best and that philosophy runs throughout Tommy Lasorda: My Way. Author Colin Gunderson takes readers through Lasorda's days as a player and the manager of t...

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When Women Played Hardball

"Susan Johnson has created a literary grand slam!"--Billie Jean KingThe years between 1943 and 1954 marked the magical era of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--which proved beyond doubt that women can play hardball. With skill and sty...

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Baseball Training: The Pros' Guide to Becoming Bigger, Faster, Stronger

Having spent the past four years recording hundreds of training sessions by some of Major League Baseball’s best athletes, the editors of STACK have built a library of grueling workouts, training secrets, and nutritional tips used by America's professio...

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You're the Umpire: 152 Scenarios to Test Your Baseball Knowledge

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Major League umpire? Well, now you can test your knowledge of the game with Wayne Stewart’s You’re the Umpire. Divided into four sections, this unusual handbook, now in its second edition, offers "Routine Call...

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Baseball In Fort Worth (TX) (Images of Baseball)

In 2003, over 160,000 fans watched professional baseball in downtown Fort Worth's near north side. Baseball, which had been played in this north side area since 1911, had returned after a near 40-year absence. Fort Worth's rich tradition of professional...

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