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War Fever

by Randy Roberts, Johnny Smith & Craig A. Hart Basic Books (March 24, 2020)

A vivid portrait of Boston in the throes of World War I, and three men whose lives were forever changed by it

In the fall of 1918, a fever gripped Boston. The streets emptied as paranoia about the deadly Spanish...


Baseball Cop

by Eddie Dominguez, Jason Culp, Edward Bauer & Teri Thompson et al. Hachette Book Group (August 28, 2018)

"We Could Clean Up This Game."

In the wake of 2005's sometimes contentious, sometimes comical congressional hearings on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball and the subsequent Mitchell Report, Major League...


Ninety Percent Mental

by Bob Tewksbury & Scott Miller Hachette Book Group (March 27, 2018)

Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball.

In Ninety...


The Home Run Kid Races On

by Matt Christopher, Stephanie Peters & Joshua Swanson Hachette Book Group (May 01, 2011)

Home run slugger Sylvester Coddmyer the Third has an amazing secret. For three seasons, he's been coached by men who look exactly like baseball legends Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte, and Mickey Mantle. This time,...


The Closer

by Mariano Rivera, Michael Kay & Wayne Coffey Hachette Book Group (May 06, 2014)

The memoir from the greatest relief pitcher of all time

While he is listed along with Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, and DiMaggio as a top-five Yankee of all time, Rivera is also a man of God and family whose contributions...


Yogi

by Jon Pessah & Oliver Wyman Little, Brown (April 14, 2020)

The definitive biography of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees icon, winner of 13 World Series championships, and the most-quoted player in baseball history

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra is at once one of America's...


Heart of the Game

by S.l. Price & Tom Schiff HarperAudio (October 24, 2011)

"Genuine and raw...a heartfelt work of despair, triumph, and redemption."

 --Boston Globe

The critically acclaimed Heart of the Game--subtitled "Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America"--explores the pure...


The Inside Game

by Keith Law & Rhett Samuel Price HarperAudio (April 21, 2020)

In this groundbreaking book, Keith Law, the ESPN baseball writer and author of the acclaimed Smart Baseball, offers an era-spanning dissection of some of the best and worst decisions in modern baseball, explaining...


The Arm

by Jeff Passan & Kevin Pierce HarperAudio (April 05, 2016)

Yahoo's lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports--the pitching arm--and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to...


Red Sox Rhymes

by Dick Flavin & Henry Strozier HarperAudio (July 14, 2015)

From the voice of Fenway Park comes a collection of sixty-four humorous and nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox.

A commonwealth institution and popular local television personality who is also the...


Brothers in Arms

The Empire Strikes Out

by Robert Elias & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (November 16, 2010)

"It's our game...America's game: it has the snap, go, fling of the American atmosphere--belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly as our Constitution's laws, [and] is just as important...


Finley Ball

by Nancy Finley & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (March 28, 2016)

When Charlie Finley bought the A's in 1960, he was an outsider to the game--an insurance businessman with a larger-than-life personality. He brought his cousin Carl on as his right-hand man, moved the team from...


Cobb

by Al Stump & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2011)

As a boy inthe 1890s, he went looking for thrills in a rural Georgia that still burnedwith the humiliation of the Civil War. As an old man in the 1960s, he dareddeath, picked fights, refused to take his medicine,...


Babe

by Robert W. Creamer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

He was the biggest man baseball has ever produced. Babe Ruth transcended the sport that brought him fame, money, and adulation, moving beyond the limits of baselines and outfield fences into the mainstream of...


Eight Men Out

by Eliot Asinof & Harold N. Cropp Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

In 1919, American headlines proclaimed the fix and cover-up of the World Series as “the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America.” In this painstaking review, Eliot Asinof has reconstructed...


Tales from the Dugout

by Mike Shannon & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

This memorable collection of anecdotes about America'snational pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box withsome of the game's greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-FamersMickey...


Still a Legend

by Harvey Rosenfeld & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2010)

This book recounts the slugger Roger Maris' life before, during, and after his headline season of 1961, when the taciturn North Dakota native topped Babe Ruth's all-time record by hitting sixty-one home runs....


Pitching in a Pinch

by Christy Mathewson & Adams Morgan Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Christy "Matty" Mathewsonwas one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumouslyinducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the "Five Immortals," he wasan unstoppable force on the mound,...


When the Boys Came Back

by Frederick Turner & Brian Emerson Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2010)

In the aftermath of World War II, few events in the United States were as eagerly awaited as baseball's spring training. But the national pastime was as unsettled as the rest of the country. Had some of the...


You're Out and You're Ugly, Too!

by Durwood Merrill, Adams Morgan & Jim Dent Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

One of the most colorful and beloved characters in major league baseball, Durwood Merrill talks about the game’s many personalities and gives an up-close and personal account of life on the diamond, in the...


Pitching in a Pinch

by Christy Mathewson & Kyle Tait Spoken Realms (November 19, 2019)

An inside baseball memoir from the game's first superstar

Christy Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the "Five...


Baseball in '41

by Robert W. Creamer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

It was the year that Joe DiMaggio set his 56-game hitting streak, that Ted Williams batted .406, that the Dodgers and the Yankees battled each other in a classic World series--and that the United States went...


Winning in Baseball and Business

by Earl Bell & Made for Success Made for Success (February 15, 2014)

Doyou want to know how your business can score a home run? Earl Bell, successfulbusinessman, entrepreneur, and Little League coach, is just the man you need totake your business to the major leagues.

Now,for...


Iron Man

by Harvey Rosenfeld & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

In 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr. succeeded in toppling baseball's most unbreakable streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. He has also won the 1982 Rookie of the Year Award, two American League MVP awards, an All-Star...


The Progress of the Seasons

by George V. Higgins & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Beginning in 1946, a then eight-year-old George Higgins, accompanied by father and grandfather, began taking the long train ride out to Fenway Park to find some truth in immortals like Doerr, DiMaggio, York,...


Bums

by Peter Golenbock & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball. Even today, they remain ingrained in the fabric of our national pastime. In Bums,...


The Eternal Summer

by Curt Sampson & Dennis McKee Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

Was there ever a year in golflike 1960? It was the year that the sport and its vivid personalities explodedon the consciousness of the nation, when the past, present, and future of thegame collided. Television,...


The Great Chase

by Harvey Rosenfeld, Barrett Whitener & Ernie Harwell Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

The Dodgers-Giants rivalryis the longest-standing rivalry in baseball history--a feud that began in thelate nineteenth century when both clubs were based in New York City. Then, onOctober 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson's...


Walter Johnson

by Henry W. Thomas, Ian Esmo & Shirley Povich Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

To many, Walter Johnson is the greatest pitcher of all time. He was a star second to none throughout the golden age of sports, which spanned the era of such greats as Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Lou Gehrig,...


The Bullpen Gospels

by Dirk Hayhurst & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (May 18, 2010)

From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher's mound tothe deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother's air mattress,veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the bestpitch...


The Baseball Codes

by Jason Turbow, Michael Kramer & Michael Duca Blackstone Publishing (May 14, 2010)

Everyone knows that baseball is a game of intricateregulations, but it turns out to be even more complicated than we realize. Whattruly governs the Major League game is a set of unwritten rules--some of whichare...


Cardboard Gods

by Josh Wilker & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (July 21, 2010)

Cardboard Godsis the memoir of Josh Wilker, a brilliant writer who has marked the stages ofhis life through the baseball cards he collected as a child. It also capturesthe experience of growing up obsessed with...


Maybe I'll Pitch Forever

by Leroy “Satchel” Paige, Edward Lewis & David Lipman Blackstone Publishing (June 17, 2009)

Leroy "Satchel" Paige was forty-two years old when hebecame the first African American pitcher in the American League in 1948.Although he was the oldest rookie around, he had already become a legend. Fortwenty-two...


Tales from the Ballpark

by Mike Shannon & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America's pastime. Tales from the Ballpark contains more than...


Shoeless Joe

by W. P. Kinsella & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (May 19, 2011)

Shoeless Joe, the soul-stirring novel on which the movie Field of Dreams is based, is more than just another baseball story. Kinsella captures the spiritual dimension that baseball represents for its most determined...


Rothstein

by David Pietrusza & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

The model for Meyer Wolfsheim from The Great Gatsby and Guys and Dolls' Nathan Detroit, Arnold Rothstein was an underworld genius, racketeer, rumrunner, political fixer, and criminal mastermind who, as F. Scott...