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The Physics of Baseball

by Robert K. Adair Harper Perennial (January 20, 2015)

Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How...


Painting the Corners

by Bob Weintraub Yucca (November 18, 2014)

"Imaginative baseball stories for long rain delays and hot stove league nights." —Darryl Brock, author of If I Never Get Back and Two in the Field

Bob Weintraub's marvelous collection of baseball stories goes...


Unbreakable

by James R. Baehler Sports Publishing (November 18, 2014)

Unbreakable gives fans the fascinating stories behind incredible records and the players who made them and provides a basis for comparing players of the Deadball era with those of today. Most importantly, it...


From the Babe to the Beards

by Bill Nowlin & Jim Prime Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

With the “Curse” a distant memory, the Boston Red Sox are the first team this century to win three World Series titles. Before 2004, an obnoxious Yankees fan might have smirked: The Red Sox in the World Series...


Derek Jeter #2

by David Fischer Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

This book commemorates “The Captain’s” career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter’s legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating...


Cage Rat

by Kevin Long & Glen Waggoner Ecco (April 26, 2011)

The Hitting Coach for the New York Yankees, Kevin Long trains power-hitters in the fine art of hitting a baseball well—a talent the legendary Ted Williams once called, “the most difficult skill in sport.”...


Tales from the Seattle Mariners Dugout

by Kirby Arnold Sports Publishing (July 01, 2014)

Larry Andersen, Richie Zisk, and Joe Simpson made sure that everywhere bewildered manager Rene Lachemann went during the 1982 season, some JELL-O was sure to follow—from his hotel bathroom sink, tub, and toilet...


The Red Smith Reader

by Dave Anderson & Terence Smith Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1976, Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith is considered one of the greatest sportswriters ever to live. Put alongside Ring Lardner, Red Smith was beloved by those who read him because...


Bullpen Diaries: Mariano Rivera, Bronx Dreams, Pinstripe Legends, and the Future of the New York Yankees

by Charley Rosen HarperCollins e-books (April 26, 2011)

"Delightful and insightful." —John Thorn, author of Total Baseball

Baseball is the only sport where the defense has the ball, and there is no lonelier in the world of sports than the pitcher’s mound. Which...


Bottom of the 33rd: Hope and Redemption in Baseball's Longest Game

by Dan Barry HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

Bottom of the 33rd is chaw-chewing, sunflower-spitting, pine tar proof that too much baseball is never enough.” —Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax 

“What a book—an exquisite exercise...


Five-Plus Tools

by Dave Perkin Sports Publishing (September 02, 2014)

“Five-Plus Tools” is a scouting term that refers to a rare and elite type of amateur baseball prospect. A player with five-plus tools grades out well above average in all five skill areas, known as tools:...


You Know Me Al

by Ring Lardner & John Thorn Sports Publishing (July 01, 2014)

One of the classic baseball stories, You Know Me Al, first published in 1914, tells the story of the fictional Jack Keefe, a bush league baseball player who earns a trip to the majors to pitch for the Chicago...


For the Love of Baseball

by Andrew Blauner, Lee Gutkind & Yogi Berra Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Stefan Fatsis sends his “stunningly perfect, consummately perfect, why-would-anyone-use-anything-else? perfect” glove to be restored by the glove designer at Rawlings. Frank Deford makes the case that the...


Having a Career Day

by Stan Fischler Sports Publishing (June 03, 2014)

Longtime sportswriter and baseball fan Stan Fischler goes beyond the generic sports tale, recounting the funniest, most incredible stories from throughout the Great American Pastime’s long history. Covering...


Baseball's Greatest Quotations Rev. Ed.

by Paul Dickson Collins Reference (June 24, 2014)

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...


I Was Right On Time

by Buck O'neil, David Conrads, Steve Wulf & Ken Burns Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

From Babe Ruth to Bo Jackson, from Cool Papa Bell to Lou Brock, Buck O'Neil has seen it all. As a first baseman and then manager of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs, O'Neil witnessed the heyday of the Negro...


Great Stuff

by Rich Westcott & Paul Hagen Sports Publishing (May 06, 2014)

Who never heard of Johnny Vander Meer’s back-to-back no-hitters? Or Christy Mathewson’s three shutouts in one World Series? Or Steve Carlton winning 27 games for a last-place team that won a total of only...


Tales from the Toronto Blue Jays Dugout

by Jim Prime Sports Publishing (May 06, 2014)

From the club’s inception in the late ’70s; to winning the division for the first time in the ’80s; Joe Carter’s epic home run; the two World Series titles in the early ’90s; the reign of Roy Halliday;...


Jack Buck

by Jack Buck, Rob Rains & Bob Broeg Sports Publishing (May 06, 2014)

In his forthright and honest autobiography, former St. Louis Cardinal, World Series, and Super Bowl broadcaster Jack Buck entertains all of his fans once more in a different setting. Jack Buck: "That's a Winner!"...


A Tribe Reborn

by George Christian Pappas & Hank Peters Sports Publishing (March 04, 2014)

For almost 50 years, the Cleveland Indians were a joke. They had won the 1948 World Series with one of the greatest teams of all time, but had not been to the playoffs since 1954 (losing to the New York Giants...


The New York Mets Encyclopedia

by Peter C. Bjarkman Sports Publishing (June 04, 2013)

The New York Mets Encyclopedia provides the full and exciting story of modern-era baseball’s most popular expansion-age franchise. From those lovable losers of 1962 and 1963, to the Miracle Mets of 1969 and...


Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout

by Jim Prime Sports Publishing (April 01, 2014)

Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout is a different kind of look back at the incredible championship season—through the eyes of the players involved. It is packed full of anecdotes, quotes, and...


Before Wrigley Became Wrigley

by Sean Deveney Sports Publishing (April 01, 2014)

Chicago’s Wrigley Field opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park, the new North Side stadium erected for use by the Federal League’s Chicago team, which would eventually be called the Whales. It was built in just...


A Summer to Remember

by Lew Freedman Sports Publishing (April 01, 2014)

While the Cleveland Indians are known lately more for being cellar dwellers than world champions, that wasn’t the case in 1948. Ranked by the Sporting News as the ninth-best team in baseball history, the ’48...


Tales from the Dodgers Dugout

by Carl Erskine & Vin Scully Sports Publishing (April 01, 2014)

To baseball fans of today, the name “Dodgers” is synonymous with Hollywood, the warm California sun, and names like Tommy Lasorda, Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, and Orel Hershiser. The Dodgers mean much more...


They Called Me God

by Doug Harvey & Peter Golenbock Gallery Books (March 25, 2014)

The incredible memoir from the man voted one of the “Best Umpires of All Time” by the Society of American Baseball Research—filled with more than three decades of fascinating baseball stories.

Doug Harvey...


In the Time of Bobby Cox

by Lang Whitaker Scribner (March 01, 2011)

Bobby Cox has now hung up his spikes, leaving behind an unparalleled tenure as one of the most successful managers of all time. Known throughout baseball as a player’s manager, the legendary skipper has endeared...


The Boys of Summer

by Roger Kahn HarperCollins (February 22, 2011)

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color...


Turning the Black Sox White

by Tim Hornbaker & Bob Hoie Sports Publishing (March 04, 2014)

Charles Albert “The Old Roman” Comiskey was a larger-than-life figure—a man who had precision in his speech and who could work a room with handshakes and smiles. While he has been vilified in film as a rotund...


Man in the Crowd

by Stanley Cohen Skyhorse (June 20, 2012)

For Stanley Cohen, baseball is the prism through which he views the events of the last seventy years. In The Man in the Crowd, Cohen chronicles America’s changing mood and lifestyle from the years of World...


Baltimore Orioles

by Jeff Seidel Sports Publishing (February 04, 2014)

Baltimore Orioles: Where Have You Gone? is a unique look at what a number of former Orioles personalities have gone on to do in life since their playing careers ended. Author Jeff Seidel spoke with a wide-ranging...


Game of My Life Boston Red Sox

by Chaz Scoggins & Johnny Pesky Sports Publishing (February 04, 2014)

Recalling some of the greatest players in Red Sox history and some of their greatest games, author Chaz Scoggins traces back over 70 years, to the very start of the seminal Yawkey era, in Game of My Life Boston...


Tales from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates Dugout

by John McCollister Sports Publishing (February 04, 2014)

The year is 1979. America is in a funk. And Pittsburgh was no exception.

Double-digit inflation, a near disaster at nearby Three Mile Island, and the decline of downtown businesses all placed over the city of...


The Yankee Way

by Willie Randolph It Books (May 13, 2014)

Legendary New York Yankee Willie Randolph tells the story of his life playing and coaching for the most storied professional sports franchise in the world, detailing his career on and off the field with some...


Batting Stance Guy

by Gar Ryness & Caleb Dewart Scribner (May 11, 2010)

Batting Stance Guy never expected he would become a YouTube celebrity, racking up more than two million views, landing profiles in The New York Times and USA Today, and even scoring an appearance on the Late...


It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts

by Fay Vincent Simon & Schuster (March 16, 2010)

It’s What’s Inside the Lines That Counts brings together ballplayers, managers, an umpire, and the first head of the players’ union to describe the momentous changes to the game that took place in the...


Becoming Manny

by Shawn Boburg, Jean Rhodes & Leigh Montville Scribner (March 10, 2009)

Authorized by the future Hall of Famer himself, and written by a clinical psychologist and an award-winning investigative journalist, Becoming Manny is the incredible story behind one of the greatest baseball...


The Rivalry Heard 'Round the World

by Joe Konte, Steve Dilbeck & Bruce Jenkins Sports Publishing (September 01, 2013)

Games between the Dodgers and Giants are never just another day at the ballpark. Dating back to the late nineteenth century—when the teams embodied the competitive spirit of rival metropolises of New York...


1951

by Kerry Keene Sports Publishing (February 21, 2012)

A look back at baseball's most exciting season when the cross town rivalry between the New York Giants and New York Yankees burned brighter than ever: 1951.


Tales from the Philadelphia Phillies Dugout

by Rich Westcott Sports Publishing (December 19, 2011)

Since 1883, the Philadelphia Phillies have been up, down, and all around. Most recently, thanks to Charlie Manuel, the Phillies have become a National League powerhouse, with four NL East titles, two pennants...


Crack of the Bat

by Bob Hill Sports Publishing (August 03, 2012)

Crack of the Bat is a comprehensive and entertaining look at the most famous icon in the history of baseball, the "Louisville Slugger" bat. It includes the evolution of bats from pioneer wagon tongues to the...


Game of My Life Atlanta Braves

by Jack Wilkinson & Carroll Rogers Sports Publishing (April 22, 2013)

Theirs was a prolonged run of excellence like none other in sports history. From 1991 through 2005, the Atlanta Braves won fourteen consecutive division championships, a streak no team in professional sports...


Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants, and Stars

by Larry Lester, Bob Motley, Byron Motley & Dionne Warwick Sports Publishing (December 27, 2011)

The Kansas City Monarchs, the Chicago American Giants, the St. Louis Stars, the Birmingham Black Barons, the Homestead Grays, and the Indianapolis Clowns; for over fifty years, they were the Yankees, Cardinals,...


Baseball's Good Guys

by Marshall J. Cook & Jack Walsh Sports Publishing (February 28, 2012)

From Lou Gehrig to Derek Jeter, here are 26 players, including one woman, fans will want to get to know better because of their courage, determination, charity, and sacrifice.


St. Louis Cardinals

by Rob Rains & Keith Schildroth Sports Publishing (March 06, 2013)

The St. Louis Cardinals are a team steeped in history and a winning tradition. For proof look no further than the epic 2011 World Series! The secret to their success? It’s those special players who have been...


Chicago Cubs

by Fred Mitchell & Steve Stone Sports Publishing (March 01, 2013)

In this newly revised edition of Chicago Cubs: Where Have You Gone?, Chicago sportswriter Fred Mitchell catches up with over fifty former Cubs players—some of them famous, some of them obscure, all of them...


Bob Chandler's Tales from the San Diego Padres Dugout

by Bill Swank, Bob Chandler & Jerry Coleman Sports Publishing (May 01, 2012)

Since they burst onto the scene in 1968, the San Diego Padres have taken fans on a roller coaster ride of ups, downs, and unforgettable moments. In Tales from the San Diego Padres Dugout, longtime Padres announcer...


Tales from the Chicago White Sox Dugout

by Bob Logan, Ron Kittle & Roland Hemond Sports Publishing (March 06, 2013)

The 1983 American League West champion Chicago White Sox will forever be remembered by their trademark slogan: “Winning Ugly.” The star of that colorful bunch was an unlikely hero, a twenty-five-year-old...


Amazing Tales from the Cleveland Indians Dugout

by Russell Schneider Sports Publishing (May 01, 2013)

Calling all Tribe fans! In this one-of-a-kind compendium of anecdotes, stats, and facts, Russell Schneider captures all the magic and passion of Cleveland Indians baseball. Amazing Tales from the Cleveland Indians...


Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout

by Kent Hrbek & Dennis Brackin Sports Publishing (February 21, 2012)

In Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout, this fan favorite looks back at his playing career in Minnesota. Many stories revolve around the championship seasons of 1987 and 1991. Hrbek also shares his memories...