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Hitting Secrets from Baseball’s Graveyard: A Diehard Student of History Reconstructs Batsmanship of the Late Dead Ball Era
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,720. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
This is the only work ever to attempt a reconstruction of the techniques that Cobb, Speaker, Wagner, and others used to bat .400 a century ago. Since historical evidence is sparse, the author's own observations, experiments, and common-sense analysis play a major role. Often humorous and written partially as a logbook of failed theories and adjustments, the book includes more than a dozen photos
The Men of Autumn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,490. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The Men of Autumn is Dom Forker's lively account of the 1949-53 New York Yankees — the only team in the history of baseball to win five consecutive World Series, defeating their rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers (the "Boys of Summer"). These stories — in the words of the players themselves — are priceless tickets to a golden era of baseball.
Belles of the Ballpark
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,930. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » American
The movie "A League of Their Own" put the AAGPBL on the map, but books tell the real story of the girls league. None does it better than BELLES. It is an intimate and informative history covering the formation of the league, what it took to make the grade, life on the field and also off, the grueling travel and PR obligations, and the tremendous thrill for the girls and women to play pro baseball.
The Competition For Japanese Pitcher Masanori Murakami San Francisco Giants Vs. Nankai Hawks 1964-1966
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Masanori Murakami pitched baseball in Japan for 17 seasons after he returned to the Nankai Hawks in 1966. His story is intriguing for many reasons. A main one is that MLB chief Ford Frick broke relations with Japan over the rights to Mashi, as he was called by Giants' fans. The San Francisco Giants decided to accept a compromise agreement that was offered by the Nippon Pro Baseball commissioner.
Ted Williams: A Baseball Life
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 152,820. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Archery
A lot has been written about the “Splendid Splinter,” but very little of it approaches the splendor of Michael Seidel’s carefully researched and beautifully crafted biography. The focus is on Williams the ballplayer, with careful accounts presented of each year of The Kid's career. Includes two photo sections, extensive stats, and a brilliant essay on Williams' hitting philosophies.
The Gospel According to Casey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,340. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The GOSPEL ACCORDING TO CASEY is the ultimate Casey Stengel book for lovers and admirers of "The Ol' Perfessor." It is part collection of hilarious stories and 1-liners by and about Casey, and half an analysis of his managerial genius. Dozens of resources and interviews were done by Ira Berkow and Jim Kaplan, two highly esteemed baseball writers. The result is nothing short of AMAZIN'!
The 20th Century Phillies by the Numbers: You Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
This 300+ page tome pays homage to Philadelphia’s oft-maligned, but always loved – Phillies. In 1915 the Phils won their first NL pennant (and they didn’t win many more). This book commemorates the 100th anniversary of that magnificent fete. In here you’ll find stuff you never suspected about guys who never knew even wore a Phillies uniform.
Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Baseball
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
A Classic Baseball reference with an updated introduction addressing the modern era of America's Favorite Pastime... Ever since baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday,fans across America have followed this game, its personalities and its statistics. In Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Baseball, you will find inside stories and little-known anecdotes.
Philadelphia's Moonglo Cafe' And Major League Baseball A Sordid Account Of Bribery And Prostitution
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Major League Baseball has hidden a secret from public knowledge for 55 years. The secret involves meetings between a Philadelphia prostitute and 3 major leaguers in the 1959 baseball season. The names of the players are known to Philadelphia Phillies' management, the Phila. Police Dept. and MLB execs. Baseball commissioner Ford Frick chose to keep the players' identities hidden from the public.
Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams: Baseball's Greatest Player and Baseball's Greatest Hitter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,220. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, distinct but similar-type players, were arguably Baseball's Greatest Player and Basevall's Greatest Hitter. In their first major league seasons, Joe scored a rookie-record 132 runs, and Ted drove home a rookie-record 145 runs. More than seventy years later, their records still stand.
Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,450. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers is the go-to resource for anyone looking to learn everything important about the history of America’s greatest game, and learn it in a fast, fun way. Filled with incredible, classic photos from the official Baseball Hall of Fame Archives, it is a primer for baseball beginners, a resource for developing fans, and a treat for long-time devotees.
Baseball by Masaoka Shiki
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Masaoka Shiki, a celebrated Japanese poet of haiku, was also a baseball fan. He introduced new words into the Japanese language to describe the new game of baseball. This short book contains translations of three newspaper articles he wrote to introduce baseball to the Japanese people.
Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hellraiser
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
What is a "Boots Poffenberger"? You mean "The Baron"? The "Prince of Pilsner"? Only one of baseball's original Wild and Crazy Guys, that's who. The one with the major league record for laughs per career innings pitched. Travel with Boots on his journey across the baseball landscape - from Detroit to Brooklyn to Nashville to the Marines in WWII to years as a local hero in the semi-pros.
Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949: 1964
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 225,330. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The classic Yankee team history by best-selling author Peter Golenbock, available electronically for the first time. An unprecedented and unparalleled look at the most amazing stretch of success by the greatest franchise in baseball history. All the players and all the stories are here, told with pride, nostalgia, joy, and honesty and emotion that only a master like Peter Golenbock could elicit.
Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 207,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The ultimate story of baseball's most storied and beloved franchises, told in the words of da Bums themselves, and weaved into a can't-put-it down account by the master of the oral history and author of numerous best sellers, Peter Golenbock. Winner of the Casey Award for best baseball book of the year, now available for the first time in electronic format.
51 Questions for the Diehard Fan: Los Angeles Dodgers
Price: Free! Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
This trivia book is intended to help diehard Dodger fans celebrate their beloved team. It’s been a long time since April 21, 1890, when the franchise recorded its first official victory in the National League—but 124 years and 10,000 wins later the team is still going strong, still producing great players and historic moments. Enjoy the trivia, Think Blue, and have fun reminiscing.
Joel Katte Bundle #1 - Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Three full-length sports history and trivia books from Black Mesa Publishing and authors Joel Katte and Tucker Elliot: Green Bay Packers IQ, Milwaukee Brewers IQ and Major League Baseball IQ. More than 750 challenging questions, the most up-to-date trivia and the greatest stories in franchise history.
Baseball: The Fans' Game
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,770. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
In 1939, John Kieran, a famous sportswriter for The New York Times, said of Baseball: The Fans' Game: "Frankly, this is the best book on baseball that I ever read." SABR first published a paperback replica of the original Funk & Wagnalls 1939 edition in 1993, adding an introduction by Mark Alvarez at that time. Mickey Cochrane's wit and wisdom remain timeless.
Sol White's Official Base Ball Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,630. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
First eBook edition of the classic work about the early years of organized black baseball. The first new edition in nearly 20 years uses the original text and photo presentation. The introduction and Who's Who sections include extensive background on the players and events of the era, along with newly-discovered facts and stories published for the first time.
100 Years Of Baseball: The Intimate And Dramatic Story Of Modern Baseball
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 80,390. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014 and represented by Ash Meson. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
For a full-fledged history of professional baseball with all its crises, climaxes and heroes 100 Years of Baseball is a book that will excite you like no other.