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Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story

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The Empire Strikes Out

by Robert Elias & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (November 16, 2010)

"It's our game...America's game: it has the snap, go, fling of the American atmosphere--belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly as our Constitution's laws, [and] is just as important...


Finley Ball

by Nancy Finley & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (March 28, 2016)

When Charlie Finley bought the A's in 1960, he was an outsider to the game--an insurance businessman with a larger-than-life personality. He brought his cousin Carl on as his right-hand man, moved the team from...


Cobb

by Al Stump & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2011)

As a boy inthe 1890s, he went looking for thrills in a rural Georgia that still burnedwith the humiliation of the Civil War. As an old man in the 1960s, he dareddeath, picked fights, refused to take his medicine,...


Babe

by Robert W. Creamer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

He was the biggest man baseball has ever produced. Babe Ruth transcended the sport that brought him fame, money, and adulation, moving beyond the limits of baselines and outfield fences into the mainstream of...


Eight Men Out

by Eliot Asinof & Harold N. Cropp Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

In 1919, American headlines proclaimed the fix and cover-up of the World Series as “the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America.” In this painstaking review, Eliot Asinof has reconstructed...


Tales from the Dugout

by Mike Shannon & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

This memorable collection of anecdotes about America'snational pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box withsome of the game's greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-FamersMickey...


Still a Legend

by Harvey Rosenfeld & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2010)

This book recounts the slugger Roger Maris' life before, during, and after his headline season of 1961, when the taciturn North Dakota native topped Babe Ruth's all-time record by hitting sixty-one home runs....


Pitching in a Pinch

by Christy Mathewson & Adams Morgan Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Christy "Matty" Mathewsonwas one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumouslyinducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the "Five Immortals," he wasan unstoppable force on the mound,...


When the Boys Came Back

by Frederick Turner & Brian Emerson Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2010)

In the aftermath of World War II, few events in the United States were as eagerly awaited as baseball's spring training. But the national pastime was as unsettled as the rest of the country. Had some of the...


You're Out and You're Ugly, Too!

by Durwood Merrill, Adams Morgan & Jim Dent Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

One of the most colorful and beloved characters in major league baseball, Durwood Merrill talks about the game’s many personalities and gives an up-close and personal account of life on the diamond, in the...


Pitching in a Pinch

by Christy Mathewson & Kyle Tait Spoken Realms (November 19, 2019)

An inside baseball memoir from the game's first superstar

Christy Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the "Five...


Baseball in '41

by Robert W. Creamer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

It was the year that Joe DiMaggio set his 56-game hitting streak, that Ted Williams batted .406, that the Dodgers and the Yankees battled each other in a classic World series--and that the United States went...


Winning in Baseball and Business

by Earl Bell & Made for Success Made for Success (February 15, 2014)

Doyou want to know how your business can score a home run? Earl Bell, successfulbusinessman, entrepreneur, and Little League coach, is just the man you need totake your business to the major leagues.

Now,for...


Iron Man

by Harvey Rosenfeld & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

In 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr. succeeded in toppling baseball's most unbreakable streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. He has also won the 1982 Rookie of the Year Award, two American League MVP awards, an All-Star...


The Progress of the Seasons

by George V. Higgins & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Beginning in 1946, a then eight-year-old George Higgins, accompanied by father and grandfather, began taking the long train ride out to Fenway Park to find some truth in immortals like Doerr, DiMaggio, York,...


Bums

by Peter Golenbock & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball. Even today, they remain ingrained in the fabric of our national pastime. In Bums,...


The Eternal Summer

by Curt Sampson & Dennis McKee Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

Was there ever a year in golflike 1960? It was the year that the sport and its vivid personalities explodedon the consciousness of the nation, when the past, present, and future of thegame collided. Television,...


The Great Chase

by Harvey Rosenfeld, Barrett Whitener & Ernie Harwell Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

The Dodgers-Giants rivalryis the longest-standing rivalry in baseball history--a feud that began in thelate nineteenth century when both clubs were based in New York City. Then, onOctober 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson's...


Walter Johnson

by Henry W. Thomas, Ian Esmo & Shirley Povich Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

To many, Walter Johnson is the greatest pitcher of all time. He was a star second to none throughout the golden age of sports, which spanned the era of such greats as Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Lou Gehrig,...


The Bullpen Gospels

by Dirk Hayhurst & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (May 18, 2010)

From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher's mound tothe deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother's air mattress,veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the bestpitch...


The Baseball Codes

by Jason Turbow, Michael Kramer & Michael Duca Blackstone Publishing (May 14, 2010)

Everyone knows that baseball is a game of intricateregulations, but it turns out to be even more complicated than we realize. Whattruly governs the Major League game is a set of unwritten rules--some of whichare...


Cardboard Gods

by Josh Wilker & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (July 21, 2010)

Cardboard Godsis the memoir of Josh Wilker, a brilliant writer who has marked the stages ofhis life through the baseball cards he collected as a child. It also capturesthe experience of growing up obsessed with...


Maybe I'll Pitch Forever

by Leroy “Satchel” Paige, Edward Lewis & David Lipman Blackstone Publishing (June 17, 2009)

Leroy "Satchel" Paige was forty-two years old when hebecame the first African American pitcher in the American League in 1948.Although he was the oldest rookie around, he had already become a legend. Fortwenty-two...


Tales from the Ballpark

by Mike Shannon & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America's pastime. Tales from the Ballpark contains more than...


Shoeless Joe

by W. P. Kinsella & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (May 19, 2011)

Shoeless Joe, the soul-stirring novel on which the movie Field of Dreams is based, is more than just another baseball story. Kinsella captures the spiritual dimension that baseball represents for its most determined...


Rothstein

by David Pietrusza & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

The model for Meyer Wolfsheim from The Great Gatsby and Guys and Dolls' Nathan Detroit, Arnold Rothstein was an underworld genius, racketeer, rumrunner, political fixer, and criminal mastermind who, as F. Scott...


Teammate

by Don Yaeger, David Ross, Gregory Abbey & Theo Epstein Hachette Books (May 09, 2017)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Packed with "compelling inside stories" (Chicago Tribune), Teammate is the inspiring memoir from "Grandpa Rossy," the veteran catcher who became the heart and soul...


A Season in the Sun

by Randy Roberts, Johnny Smith & Pete Larkin Basic Books (March 27, 2018)

The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season

Mickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect...


Out of My League

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

The baseball classic that Ernest Hemingway called "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived," now recorded and including a foreword from Jane Leavy.

The first of Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory...


The Game

by Jon Pessah & Jeremy Arthur Little, Brown & 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...


One for the Record

by George Plimpton, Rick Adamson & Bob Costas Little, Brown & 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...


The Pride of the Yankees

by Richard Sandomir & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Books (June 13, 2017)

"I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH."

On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that...


Let's Play Two

by Ron Rapoport & Charley Steiner Hachette Books (March 26, 2019)

The definitive and revealing biography of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, one of America's most iconic, beloved, and misunderstood baseball players, by acclaimed journalist Ron Rapoport.

Ernie Banks, the first-ballot...


The Phenomenon

by Rick Ankiel PublicAffairs (April 18, 2017)

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it.

The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation...


Hurricane Season

by Joe Holley & Jamie Renell Hachette Books (May 01, 2018)

An inside look at the 2017 Houston Astros championship season, focusing on the epic seven-game World Series, the front office decisions that built a winning team, and the resilience of the city in the wake of...


The Classic Mantle

by Buzz Bissinger & Marvin E. Newman Stewart, Tabori & Chang (October 14, 2012)

In The Classic Mantle, acclaimed sportswriter Buzz Bissinger tells the story of Mickey Mantle’s unforgettable career. Mantle has long been considered one of baseball’s most memorable figures—playing his...


Baseball Fantography

by Fantography LLC & Andy Strasberg Abrams Image (April 07, 2012)

Baseball Fantography is a celebration of baseball through the eyes of fans via photos they’ve taken of players, ballparks, and related subjects over the past nine decades, along with essays, sidebars, and...