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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...


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...


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...


Before the Machine: The Story of the 1961 Pennant-Winning Reds

by Mark J. Schmetzer & Greg Rhodes Clerisy Press (April 01, 2011)

The Big Red Machine dominated major league baseball in the 1970s, but the Cincinnati franchise began its climb to that pinnacle in 1961, when an unlikely collection of cast-offs and wannabes stunned the baseball...


365 Oddball Days in St. Louis Cardinals History

by John Snyder Clerisy Press (April 01, 2011)

The St. Louis Cardinals is one of the most successful franchises in National League history. Having won a record ten World Championships, the team has cultivated a huge fan base. 365 Oddball Days in Cardinals...


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...


The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR

by Brian Tuohy Feral House (April 01, 2010)

Factual accounts expose how professional sports manipulate the outcomes of games for TV ratings and profits.


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...


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”...


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...


Miracle at Fenway

by Saul Wisnia & Dave Roberts St. Martin's Press (July 15, 2014)

BEFORE THEY BECOME THE 2013 WORLD CHAMPIONS, THERE WAS THE SEASON THAT BROKE THE CURSE AND STARTED IT ALL…

The players and coaching staff of the 2004 Boston Red Sox are now and forever, legends. After all,...


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...


Ya Gotta Believe!

by Michael Lichtenstein St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2014)

Are you a true Mets fan? Were you there when they won the 1986 World Series in the seventh game? Did you stand and cheer as the Mets demolished the St. Louis Cardinals to become the National League Champions...


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...


Live All You Can: Alexander Joy Cartwright and the Invention of Modern Baseball

by Jay Martin Columbia University Press (July 01, 2009)

Laying waste to the notion that Abner Doubleday established the modern game of baseball, acclaimed biographer Jay Martin makes a bold case for A. J. Cartwright (1820-1892), an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and...


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...


Are We Winning?: Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball

by Will Leitch Hachette Books (May 04, 2010)

A hilarious tribute to baseball and to the fathers and sons who share the love of the game.

Are We Winning? is built around a trip to Wrigley Field to watch the St. Louis Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs--the...


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;...


Rage: The Legend of "Baseball Bill" Denehy

by Bill Denehy & Peter Golenbock Central Recovery Press (April 01, 2014)

Baseball, addiction, and recovery are chronicled in this story of a gifted athlete who almost had it all.


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!"...


Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?: And Other Unsolved Mysteries of Baseball

by Paul Aron Wiley (April 21, 2008)

Advance Praise for Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?

"Aron has found the Rosetta stone to all of baseball's enduring mysteries, and he skips it along the pond with utter disregard for the ducks. His fortunate readers...


Throwback

by Jason Kendall & Lee Judge St. Martin's Press (May 13, 2014)

Ever Wonder What's Being Said at Home Plate?

How a Team Silently Communicates?

What Goes on in the Clubhouse Behind Closed Doors?

America's pastime has always left fans and amateur players alike yearning for the...


The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field

by Josh Ostergaard Coffee House Press (March 24, 2014)

A humorous, historical, and hirsute miscellany that's the baseball book Howard Zinn would have written, if he hated the Yankees.


The Local Boys: Hometown Players for the Cincinnati Reds

by Jack Heffron, Joe Heffron & Chris Welsh Clerisy Press (March 17, 2014)

The Local Boys tells the stories of men who achieved the boyhood dream of playing for the hometown team. From Ethan Allen to Don Zimmer, they’re all here, including Charlie “Bushel Basket” Gould, who played...


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...


The Wire-to-Wire Reds: Sweet Lou, Nasty Boys, and the Wild Run to a World Championship

by Joel Luckhaupt, John Erardi & Marty Brennaman Clerisy Press (September 29, 2010)

They were a one-year wonder, but what a year. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds stunned the baseball world by winning the National League pennant and then sweeping the heavily favored Oakland A’s in the World Series....


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...


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...


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...


When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball's First Dynasty, 1912-1918

by Thomas J. Whalen Ivan R. Dee (April 16, 2011)

In the years before the Curse of the Bambino descended on New England, the Boston Red Sox rode major league baseball like a colossus, capturing four World Series titles in seven seasons. Blessed with legendary...


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...


Ballpark Facts for Fun! National League

by Wyatt Michaels Denise Lorenz (March 06, 2013)

For years, ballparks have served as the home for America's pastime. They span the entire country, varying in quality, size, and history. From the small sandlots in tiny Midwestern town to the massive Yankee...


Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson

by Doug Wilson St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

Finalist for the 2014 Casey Award!

Selected by the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the 2014 author's series

Brooks Robinson is one of baseball's most transcendent and revered players. He won a record sixteen...