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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...


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.”...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Boys of Summer

by Roger Kahn HarperCollins (February 22, 2011)

"A moving elegy . . . [to] the best team the majors ever saw . . . the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s."  --New York Times

The classic narrative of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, covering...


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...


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.”...


The Spirit of St. Louis

by Peter Golenbock HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

No metropolis in America has more pure baseball spirit than St. Louis, Missouri. It's a love affair that began in 1874, when a band of local boosters raised $20,000 to start a professional ball club, and the...


Men at Work

by George F. Will HarperCollins (August 03, 2010)

#1 New York Times Bestseller

"A delightful look at all the little things that make major league baseball a subtle spectacle." —Seattle Times

In his classic tribute to America's pastime, political commentator,...


Fifty-nine in '84

by Edward Achorn HarperCollins (March 30, 2010)

“All fans of baseball, all fans of a good story, will love this book."

— Professor Gordon Wood, Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winner

“This is a beautifully written, meticulously researched story about a...


Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress

by Harry Katz, Frank Ceresi & Phil Michel Collins Reference (December 22, 2009)

Foreword by George F. Will

With a new Preface by Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

A lavishly illustrated history of America's game, from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress.

“One of the...


The Machine

by Joe Posnanski HarperCollins (September 15, 2009)

Award-winning sports columnist Joe Posnanski hits a grand slam with The Machine—a thrilling account of the magical 1975 season of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s legendary “Big Red Machine,” from spring...


Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America: Hank Aaron and the Pursuit of a Dream

by Tom Stanton HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Baseball has witnessed more than 125,000 home runs. Many have altered the outcome of games, and some have decided pennants and become legend. But no dinger has had greater impact than Hank Aaron's 715th home...


Love Me, Hate Me: Barry Bonds and the making of an Antiher

by Jeff Pearlman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

No player in the history of baseball has left such an indelible mark on the game as San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds. In his twenty-year career, Bonds has amassed an unprecedented seven MVP awards,...


The Bad Guys Won

by Jeff Pearlman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The Bad Guys Won, award-winning Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York.

It...


The Glory of Their Times

by Lawrence S. Ritter Harper Perennial (July 02, 2013)

From Lawrence Ritter (The Image of Their Greatness, The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time), comes one of the bestselling, most acclaimed sports books of all time, The Glory of Their Times—now a Harper...


I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story

by Hank Aaron HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

The man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. But the world also left its mark on him.

I Had a Hammer...


The Rise of the Bulldogs

by Dan Taylor HarperOne (June 09, 2009)

The The Rise of the Bulldogs tells the extraordinary story of the unranked 2008 Fresno State Bulldogs and their remarkable journey from a seemingly lost season to NCAA National Champions.

Baseball fans across...


The DiMaggios

by Tom Clavin Ecco (May 14, 2013)

In The DiMaggios, acclaimed sportswriter Tom Clavin reveals the untold Great American Story of three brothers, Joltin’ Joe, Dom, and Vince DiMaggio, and the Great American Game—baseball—that would consume...


Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame

by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum & Brooks Robinson Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2013)

Featuring more than 200 full-color photographs, Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame brings to vivid life the greatest treasures of baseball’s shrine, most of them rarely if ever displayed to visitors.

For any...


Pinstripe Quotes

by Henry Clougherty & Christopher Jennison Sports Publishing (January 23, 2012)

Was it Babe Ruth who said it best when he once remarked, “Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world”? Or Mickey Mantle when he channeled Lou Gehrig during his 1969 farewell address:...


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...


Swing Kings

by Jared Diamond & Joe Farinacci HarperAudio (March 31, 2020)

"This is the best baseball book I've read in years. Swing Kings is a love letter to small people with big ideas." -- Sam Walker, author of The Captain Class

From the Wall Street Journal's national baseball...


The Inside Game

by Keith Law William Morrow (April 21, 2020)

In this groundbreaking book, Keith Law, baseball writer for The Athletic and author of the acclaimed Smart Baseball, offers an era-spanning dissection of some of the best and worst decisions in modern baseball,...


Baseball America 2019 Prospect Handbook Digital Edition

by Editors of Baseball America Baseball America (March 26, 2019)

The one player guide every true baseball fan will want - the leading resource for the next generation of rising stars.

The Baseball America 2019 Prospect Handbook is the ultimate guide to the next generation...


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,...


Game of My Life New York Mets

by Michael Garry & Howie Rose Sports Publishing (February 06, 2018)

Game of My Life New York Mets, now newly updated, takes a personal look inside the biggest moments of the Mets’ greatest and most beloved players, from journeymen to superstars. Their most unforgettable games...


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...


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 Baseball Maniac's Almanac

by Stuart Shea, Ken Samelson & Bert Randolph Sugar Sports Publishing (March 15, 2016)

An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the...


Wrigley Field Year by Year

by Sam Pathy & John Thorn Sports Publishing (May 07, 2019)

More than just a lavishly illustrated and highly readable book, Wrigley Field Year by Year, originally published in 2014 and updated through the 2018 season, is the result of a quarter century of meticulous...


Incredible Baseball Trivia

by David Nemec & Scott Flatow Sports Publishing (March 05, 2019)

Match wits with the father of baseball trivia, David Nemec, a ten-time national champion as he presents more than 200 baseball stumpers that are artfully designed to test the depth of the reader’s knowledge...


The Baseball Maniac's Almanac

by Ken Samelson & Bert Randolph Sugar Sports Publishing (February 19, 2019)

An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the...


Homegrown

by Alex Speier William Morrow (August 13, 2019)

“Alex Speier spins a compelling narrative about how great scouting and player development created a perennial contender in baseball’s toughest division, without losing sight of the people at the heart of...


For the Good of the Game

by Bud Selig William Morrow (July 09, 2019)

New York Times bestseller

Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (July 15, 2012)

An intriguing collection of the characters, teams, history, philosophy, stadiums, equipment, best books, best movies and dumbest ideas of baseball.

Why is baseball such a great subject for a Bathroom Reader?...


Baseball America 2018 Prospect Handbook Digital Edition

by Editors of Baseball America Baseball America (April 17, 2018)

The one player guide every true baseball fan will want - the leading resource for the next generation of rising stars.

The Baseball America 2018 Prospect Handbook is the ultimate guide to the next generation...


52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz Arra Editions (December 18, 2018)

Citius, Altius, Fortius , in other words, "Faster, Higher, Stronger" Positive thoughts are essential to succeed in high-level sport. This guide is there to help you on a daily basis to surpass you, to give...


Power Ball

by Rob Neyer Harper (October 09, 2018)

“Winner of the 2018 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year.”

The former ESPN columnist and analytics pioneer dramatically recreates an action-packed 2017 game between the Oakland A’s and eventual...


The Big Fella

by Jane Leavy Harper (October 16, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell...


Baseball America 2017 Prospect Handbook Digital Edition

by John Manuel Baseball America (April 18, 2017)

The one player guide every true baseball fan will want -- the leading resource for the next generation of rising stars!

The Baseball America 2017 Prospect Handbook is the ultimate guide to the next generation...


Starting and Closing: Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year

by John Smoltz & Don Yaeger William Morrow (May 08, 2012)

John Smoltz was one of the greatest Major League pitchers of the late twentieth / early twenty-first century—one of only two in baseball history ever to achieve twenty wins and fifty saves in single seasons—and...


Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team

by Rob Fleder Ecco (April 03, 2012)

Winners of twenty-seven World Series titles, the New York Yankees are the quintessential sports dynasty. Love them or hate them, they cannot be ignored by anyone who professes to be a fan of the great game of...


When Chicago Ruled Baseball

by Bernard A. Weisberger William Morrow (March 13, 2012)

A fascinating look at the storied World Series of 1906—a thrilling contest between the Chicago Cubs and their upstart crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox.

The local press nicknamed the Sox the “Hitless...


The Emerald Diamond: How the Irish Transformed America's Favorite Pastime

by Charley Rosen Harper (February 28, 2012)

“The Emerald Diamond is a must read. It is a remarkable story about the achievements of the Irish throughout the history of baseball in America.”

-Jay P. Dolan

New York Times bestselling sportswriter Charley...


The Baseball Talmud

by Howard Megdal HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

From the icons of the game to the players who got their big break but never quite broke through, The Baseball Talmud provides a wonderful historical narration of Major League Jewish Baseball in America. All...