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The Closer: Mi vida

by Mariano Rivera & Wayne Coffey Little, Brown and Company (May 06, 2014)

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.

Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his...


The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobbleheads, Cracker Jacks, Jockstraps, Eye Black, and 375 Other Strange and Unforgettable Objec

by Steve Rushin Little, Brown and Company (October 15, 2013)

An unorthodox history of baseball told through the enthralling stories of the game's objects, equipment, and characters.

No sport embraces its wild history quite like baseball, especially in memorabilia and objects....


The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age

by Robert Weintraub Little, Brown and Company (April 02, 2013)

"Weintraub is a big-league storyteller .... He loads the bases with the kind of entertaining anecdotes, minutiae, and quotes that separate baseball-and baseball writing-from other sports." -- USA Today

In the...


One for the Record: The Inside Story of Hank Aaron's Chase for the Home Run Record

by George Plimpton & Bob Costas Little, Brown and Company (April 26, 2016)

The inside story of Hank Aaron's chase for the home run record, repackaged and with a foreword by Bob Costas and new material from the Plimpton Archives.

In ONE FOR THE RECORD, George Plimpton recounts Hank Aaron's...


Out of My League: The Classic Hilarious Account of an Amateur's Ordeal in Professional Baseball

by George Plimpton & Jane Leavy Little, Brown and Company (April 26, 2016)

The baseball classic that Ernest Hemingway called "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived," now repackaged and including a foreword from Jane Leavy and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives....


The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball's Power Brokers

by Jon Pessah Little, Brown and Company (May 05, 2015)

The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball's last twenty years

In the fall of 1992, America's National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series...


The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923

by Robert Weintraub Little, Brown and Company (April 04, 2011)

The untold story of Babe Ruth's Yankees, John McGraw's Giants, and the extraordinary baseball season of 1923

Before the 27 World Series titles--before Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter-the Yankees...


Black and Blue: Sandy Koufax, the Robinson Boys, and the World Series That Stunned America

by Tom Adelman Little, Brown and Company (May 30, 2010)

"Richly layered....An entertaining and informative portrait of two underappreciated teams in an unforgettable time."--Boston Sunday Globe

The most surprising World Series ever? Many baseball fans would agree...


Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember

by John Feinstein Little, Brown and Company (May 01, 2008)

Pitchers are the heart of baseball, and John Feinstein tells the story of the game today through one season and two great pitchers working in the crucible of the New York media market. Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina...