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The Cooperstown Chronicles: Baseball's Colorful Characters, Unusual Lives, and Strange Demises

by Frank Russo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

The Cooperstown Chronicles is an entertaining look at the unusual lives, strange demises, and downright rowdy habits of some of the most colorful personalities in the history of baseball. Frank Russo goes beyond...


The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row

by Charlie Gentile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 07, 2014)

This book tells the story of the 1928 New York Yankees, who won the World Series and fell just short of surpassing the record accomplishments of the 1927 Yankees. Many players from that 1927 “Murderers' Row”...


The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels

by Gaylon H. White Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2014)

The Bilko Athletic Club is the story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels, a team of castoffs and kids built around a bulky, beer-loving basher of home runs named Steve Bilko. The Angels compiled a 107-61 won-loss...


Vaudeville on the Diamond: Minor League Baseball in Today's Entertainment World

by David M. Sutera Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 09, 2014)

From 1993 to 2010, minor league baseball has, in aggregate, shown a steady increase in attendance, reaching as high as nearly fifty-two million spectators in 2008. With all the high tech, live streaming, fast-paced...


Left on Base in the Bush Leagues

by Gaylon H. White Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2019)

There was a time when no town was too small to field a professional baseball team. In 1949, the high point for the minor leagues, there were 59 leagues and 464 cities with teams, two-thirds of them in so-called...


Fidel Castro and Baseball

by Peter C. Bjarkman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2018)

Few political figures of the modern age have been so vilified as Fidel Castro, and both the vilification and worship generated by the Cuban leader have combined to distort the true image of Castro. The baseball...


Baseball and American Culture

by John P. Rossi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2018)

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....


The Four Home Runs Club

by Steven K. Wagner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2018)

In all of baseball, one record shines as perhaps the most coveted: four home runs by one player in a single game. If the pinnacle of pitching is the perfect game, then the highpoint of hitting is four home runs,...


America's Game

by Bryan Soderholm-Difatte Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

This comprehensive survey of major league baseball looks at the national pastime’s legendary figures, major innovations, and pivotal moments, from the beginning of the twentieth century through World War II....


The 1988 Dodgers

by K. P. Wee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2018)

When most baseball fans think back to the 1988 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics, they probably remember Kirk Gibson’s dramatic home run off Dennis Eckersley, Orel Hershiser’s...


Singles and Smiles

by Gaylon H. White Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2018)

This book brings to light the story of a Negro League and Pacific Coast League star, his struggles to make it in the majors, and his crucial role in integrating baseball’s premier minor league.

Artie Wilson...


Dick Bosman on Pitching

by Ted Leavengood & Dick Bosman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 08, 2018)

Dick Bosman’s career in Major League Baseball as a player and coach has spanned more than 50 years. He pitched eleven seasons in the American League, was the Major League pitching coach for multiple teams,...


National Pastime

by Martin C. Babicz & Thomas W. Zeiler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 13, 2017)

From its modest beginnings in rural America to its current status as an entertainment industry in postindustrial America enjoyed worldwide by millions each season, the linkages between baseball’s evolution...


Spirit of '67

by Thomas J. Whalen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2017)

Using the colorful and tumultuous 1960s as a backdrop, acclaimed author Thomas J. Whalen’s Spirit of ’67: The Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series That Captivated America shows how the Red Sox and...


The New Boys of Summer

by Paul Hensler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

The 1960s were among the most compelling years in the history of the United States, from the intensifying clamor for civil rights to the tragic incidents of assassination and war. Caught up in this sea of restlessness...


Baseball's Roaring Twenties

by Ronald T. Waldo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 20, 2017)

Following the 1919 Black Sox scandal, baseball needed men willing and able to pump life back into the game during tough times. Numerous ballplayers stepped forward and left their mark on the national pastime...


Latino Stars in Major League Baseball

by Jonathan Weeks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

Some of the best players in Major League Baseball were born outside the United States, with Latino players representing one of the fastest growing ethnicities in the league. Current and former stars such as...


Hugh Casey

by Lyle Spatz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 13, 2017)

Hugh Casey was one of the most colorful members of the iconic Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1940s, a team that took part in four great pennant races, the first National League playoff series, and two exciting World...


Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue

by Tom Van Riper Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 13, 2017)

Call it the forgotten rivalry. The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers may not share geographical boundaries, and today they don’t even play in the same division, but for a period of time in the 1970s...


Ty Cobb, Baseball, and American Manhood: A Red-Blooded Sport for Red-Blooded Men

by Steven Elliott Tripp Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2016)

As the first baseball player to achieve real celebrity status, Ty Cobb embodies the strength and determination of classic masculinity. His grit and stubbornness, however, form a legacy that has been both lauded...


50 Moments That Defined Major League Baseball

by Rocco Constantino Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 20, 2016)

This book recounts the 50 most incredible and iconic moments that shaped baseball as it moved from the Dead Ball Era, through World War II, and on to the modern era. Author Rocco Constantino also shares interviews...


Finding the Hidden Ball Trick: The Colorful History of Baseball's Oldest Ruse

by Bill Deane Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 18, 2015)

Through many years of research, Bill Deane has documented 260 successful hidden-ball tricks—putting the rarity of the play roughly in the class of the no-hitter. Along the way, he has collected the often-hilarious...


Baseball's Greatest Comeback: The Miracle Braves of 1914

by J. Brian Ross Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 07, 2014)

Baseball’s Greatest Comeback recounts the story of the 1914 Boston Braves that experienced the greatest come-from-behind season ever witnessed in baseball history. A perennially woeful team, the Braves rose...


Christy Mathewson, the Christian Gentleman: How One Man's Faith and Fastball Forever Changed Baseball

by Bob Gaines Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 20, 2014)

In Christy Mathewson, the Christian Gentleman: How One Man's Faith and Fastball Forever Changed Baseball, Bob Gaines delivers a close and personal look at the extraordinary life and soul of a gifted man living...


Willie Keeler: From the Playgrounds of Brooklyn to the Hall of Fame

by Lyle Spatz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 05, 2015)

In addition to being one of baseball’s most accomplished batters, Willie Keeler was an integral part of two memorable teams: the Baltimore Orioles and the Brooklyn Superbas. This is the first biography of...


Baseball's Top 10: Ranking the Best Major League Players by Position

by Robert Kuenster Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 26, 2015)

This book names the top ten players at each position: first, second, and third basemen; shortstops; left, center, and right fielders; catchers; designated hitters; multi-position players; left-handed and right-handed...


The Anatomy of Competition in Sports: The Struggle for Success in Major US Professional Leagues

by Christopher B. Doob Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 17, 2015)

This book examines different professional sports leagues in the United States and the role of competition within that league—in the history of the league, for children learning and competing in the sport,...