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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...


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...


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...


It Was Never About the Babe

by Jerry M. Gutlon Skyhorse (September 22, 2015)

For years, Red Sox fans were told that their team was cursed because the Sox sold Babe Ruth to the hated Yankees. But as Jerry Gutlon reveals in It Was Never About the Babe, there is much more drama to Red Sox...


The Little Red Book of Baseball Wisdom

by Wayne Stewart & Roger Kahn Skyhorse (June 05, 2012)

Novelist W. P. Kinsella wrote that baseball is “a game where little gems of wisdom or whimsy can be created in the dugout, the bullpen, or the press box during long, hot afternoons and evenings of baseball.”...


Come Again?

by Jeremy R. Ellis Skyhorse (July 01, 2012)

We all swear, whether we admit it or not, but do you know the fascinating origins of the curses and maledictions that we spout out of spite and malice, or simply to entertain? Here is practically every dirty...


How to Coach Youth Baseball So Every Kid Wins

by Jeffrey Ourvan & Orlando Cepeda Skyhorse (February 01, 2012)

Coaching youth baseball is tough. Not only do coaches have to teach kids the fundamental skills of the game, they also have to know how to select a team, how to run efficient practices, and how to deal with...


Great Baseball Stories

by Lee Gutkind, Andrew Blauner & Yogi Berra Skyhorse (May 01, 2012)

Here is a wonderful collection of twenty revealing essays on the national pastime. Featuring contributions from Roger Angell, John Thorn, Frank Deford, George Plimpton, Stefan Fatsis, and others (plus a foreword...


Baseball Dads

by Wayne Stewart Skyhorse (May 01, 2012)

Baseball Dads is a heartwarming collection of notable major league players’ favorite baseball-related memories about how their relationships with their fathers shaped them, not only as players, but as the...


Golden Boys

by Andy Jurinko & Christopher Jennison Skyhorse (June 15, 2012)

Renowned artist Andy Jurinko believed the golden age of baseball was 1946-1960, an era that, not coincidentally, coincided with his childhood. It was a time that welcomed such legendary stars as Willie Mays,...


Season of '42

by Jack Cavanaugh Skyhorse (May 30, 2012)

Big league baseball would seem to have been a hard sell in 1942. World War II was not going well for the United States in the Pacific and not much better in Europe. Moreover, the country was in drastically short...


You're the Umpire

by Wayne Stewart & Ron Blomberg Skyhorse (July 16, 2019)

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 three sections, this unusual handbook,...


Yankees 1936–39, Baseball's Greatest Dynasty

by Stanley Cohen Skyhorse (April 10, 2018)

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...


For the Love of Baseball

by Andrew Blauner, Lee Gutkind & Yogi Berra Skyhorse (March 01, 2016)

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...


Cuba Loves Baseball

by Ira Block, Sigfredo Barros & Bob Costas Skyhorse (April 03, 2018)

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...


You're the Umpire

by Wayne Stewart Skyhorse (April 28, 2010)

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 three sections, this unusual handbook...


It Takes More Than Balls

by Diedre Silva & Jackie Koney Skyhorse (April 01, 2008)

For years, Deidre Silva and Jackie Koney figured that men simply knew more about baseball than they did. They tried to reconcile their love of baseball with their second-class fan status, but they finally realized...


The 25 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Time

by Elliott Kalb & Cris Collinsworth Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

In every sport, in every country around the world, there are fans on the losing side who know that something other than skill and luck beat their favorite team or player. Sometimes they’re actually right....


Faith and Fear in Flushing

by Greg W. Prince & Gary Cohen Skyhorse (April 01, 2009)

The New York Mets fan is an Amazin’ creature whose species finds its voice at last in Greg Prince’s Faith and Fear In Flushing, the definitive account of what it means to root for and live through the machinations...


Red Sox by the Numbers

by Matthew Silverman, Bill Nowlin & Joe Castiglione Skyhorse (March 01, 2010)

What do Rube Walberg, Mike Nagy, Kevin Millar, and Dustin Pedroia all have in common? They all wore #15 for the Boston Red Sox. Since 1931, the Red Sox have issued 74 different numbers to more than 1,500 players....


Working at the Ballpark

by Tom Jones Skyhorse (April 17, 2008)

What if Studs Terkel wrote a book with Bill James? You'd have a book on what it's really like to make a living in the world of baseball. For everyone who ever dreamed of making their love of baseball into their...


Cool Sports Dad

by David Fischer & Adam Wallenta Skyhorse (June 01, 2010)

Kids look up to their dads. Dads have to be able to break in a new baseball glove (and to know which glove is age-appropriate), to answer every question imaginable (why is a football called a pigskin?), to teach...


Mets by the Numbers

by Matthew Silverman & Jon Springer Skyhorse (March 17, 2008)

This is the first team history of the New York Mets—or any other team—to be told through a lighthearted analysis of uniform numbers. Ordinary club histories proceed year by year to give the big picture. Mets...


Cubs by the Numbers

by Al Yellon, Kasey Ignarski, Matthew Silverman & Pat Hughes Skyhorse (March 26, 2009)

What do Dizzy Dean, Catfish Metkovich, John Boccabella, Bill Buckner, Mark Prior, and Kevin Hart all have in common? They all wore number 22 for the Chicago Cubs, even though seven decades have passed between...


Yankees by the Numbers

by Bill Gutman Skyhorse (March 16, 2010)

What do Mark Koenig, Red Rolfe, Frank Crosetti, Sandy Alomar, Bobby Murcer, Wayne Tolleson, and Derek Jeter all have in common? They all wore #2 for the New York Yankees, even though nearly eight decades have...


Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories

by Alex Belth Skyhorse (October 01, 2010)

In Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories, editor Alex Belth of BronxBanterBlog.com collects personal essays by some of the most well-known and respected voices in sportswriting and entertainment today. In these revealing,...


The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Time

by Mark Weinstein, Elliott Kalb & Cris Collinsworth Skyhorse (July 01, 2009)

Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood...


A Magic Summer

by Stanley Cohen Skyhorse (April 14, 2009)

A Magic Summer tells of that remarkable season by chronicling the major events as viewed twenty years later. Interviews conducted twenty years after with members of the team—Seaver, Ryan, McGraw, and others—provide...


Ten Moments that Shook the Sports World

by Isabel Denny Skyhorse (July 17, 2008)

Want to know what really happened? Stan Isaacs knows. He was there! "The Shot Heard Round the World," in 1951. "The Fight of the Century," in 1971. The horror of the 1972 Munich Olympics. Secretariat's legendary...


What If the Babe Had Kept His Red Sox?

by Bill Gutman Skyhorse (June 17, 2008)

What if Babe Ruth had not been sold to the Yankees in 1920 and instead played his entire career in Boston? What if Muhammad Ali had lost or quit in his first fight against Sonny Liston? What if the Brooklyn...


Baseball Miscellany

by Matthew Silverman Skyhorse (March 09, 2011)

Why does a curveball curve? What is a “can of corn”? Why was Joe DiMaggio called the “Yankee Clipper”? “Who wrote “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”? How many times did Ty Cobb steal home?

In Baseball...


Bob Wolff's Complete Guide to Sportscasting

by Bob Wolff Skyhorse (March 09, 2011)

How many sportscasters working today can say that they’ve interviewed both Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter? The answer is one, and his name is Bob Wolff. Having called everything from the World Series to the Westminster...


Name That Ballplayer

by Wayne Stewart Skyhorse (May 12, 2009)

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...


This Will Make a Man of You

by Frank Miniter Skyhorse (November 15, 2016)

One man's quest to becoming a man that Hemingway would be proud to call un compadre.

Ben Franklin. Teddy Roosevelt. John Wayne. Babe Ruth. Ernest Hemingway. Looking to follow in the footsteps of these manly men,...


You're the Umpire

by Wayne Stewart & Ron Blomberg Skyhorse (April 05, 2016)

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 three sections, this unusual handbook,...