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The National Pastime, Summer 2014 Issue: Baseball in the Space Age: Houston Since 1961
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,940. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
This issue of The National Pastime is dedicated to baseball in Houston since 1961. If you weren’t able to attend the convention in Houston, please enjoy reading this issue of The National Pastime as your virtual trip to “Space City” in the Lone Star State, with seventeen SABR members as your tour guides.
The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals: The World Champion Gas House Gang
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 179,850. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals were one of the most colorful crews ever to play the National Pastime. Some of were aging stars, past their prime, and others were youngsters, on their way up, but together they comprised a championship ball club.
Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hellraiser
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 225,330. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: 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
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 207,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / 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.
Joel Katte Bundle #1 - Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Black Mesa Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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.
Thar's Joy in Braveland: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 209,990. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
A collaborative effort of 32 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves portrays that memorable team with life stories of all of the roster players, the manager and coaching staff, the owner, the general manager, and sportswriters and radio announcers. Summaries of the regular season and World Series re-create the magic of 1957.
Baseball Research Journal Vol. 43 Issue 1
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The Baseball Research Journal is the flagship research publication of the Society for American Baseball Research. Founded in 1971, SABR now has over 6,000 members investigating every aspect of the sport, from statistical analysis to biographical research, to psychology, economics, physics, and more. Includes stories on Allan Roth, John McGraw, attendance factors, physics of hitting, and more.
The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series Champions
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 236,810. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Long before the Red Sox "Impossible Dream" season, Boston’s now nearly forgotten “other” team, the 1914 Boston Braves, performed a baseball “miracle” that resounds to this very day. The "Miracle Braves" were Boston's first "worst-to-first" winners of the World Series. Includes biographies of every player, coach, and owner, a season recap, and other great stories from the 1914 season.
100 Years Of Baseball: The Intimate And Dramatic Story Of Modern Baseball
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 80,390. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014 and represented by Ash Meson. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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.
New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 153,240. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
They weren't the Red Sox yet in 1901. This volume represents the collective work of more than 25 members of SABR, offering individual biographies of the 1901 Boston Americans, the players, team owner Charles Somers, league founder Ban Johnson, and two of the team's most noted fans: Hi Hi Dixwell and Nuf Ced McGreevy. There is also a "biography" of the Huntington Avenue Grounds ballpark.
The Fenway Project
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,060. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
On June 28, 2002, 600 members of SABR descended on Fenway Park for Braves/Red Sox Game. Sixty-four of these avid fans, historians, statisticians, and game enthusiasts recorded their experiences for this book. From inside the Green Monster’s manual scoreboard, the Braves clubhouse, the broadcast booth, the bleachers, the result is a fascinating look at MLB, the Red Sox, and their fans.
The 50 Greatest Red Sox Games: 2013 Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,370. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Covering the history of the Boston Red Sox, The 50 Greatest Red Sox Games lets you relive the very best (and worst) moments dating back to 1903. From history-making plays to historic achievements, Cecilia Tan and Bill Nowlin recreate the suspense, excitement, and drama of every game on the list.
Can He Play? A Look At Baseball Scouts and Their Profession
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 156,380. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Can He Play? collects the contributions of some 26 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) on the subject of scouts, including biographies and historical essays. The book touches on more than a century of scouts and scouting with a focus on the men (and the occasional woman) who have taken on the task of scouring the world for the best ballplayers available.
DETROIT TIGERS 1984: What a Start! What a Finish!
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 230,410. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Detroit Tigers 1984: What a Start! What a Finish!, an effort by the society of American Baseball research's BioProject Committee, brings together biographical profiles of every Tiger from that magical season, plus those of field management, top executives, the broadcasters--even venerable Tiger Stadium and the city itself.
Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth Century
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,310. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
A project of SABR's Nineteenth Century Committee, INVENTING BASEBALL brings to life the greatest games to be played in the game's early years, starting with a game in 1833. From the "prisoner of war" game that took place among captive Union soldiers during the Civil War, to the first intercollegiate game, to the first professional no--hitter, the games in this volume span 1833-1900.
Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,380. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Rich in anecdotes and humor, Bill Werber's Memories of a Ballplayer is a clear-eyed memoir of the world of big-league baseball in the 1930s. Originally published by SABR in hardcover in 2000 and in paperback in 2001, the book is still in print, but now also available as an ebook.
Nineteenth Century Stars: 2012 Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,090. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
With almost 150 years of baseball history, the stories of many players from before 1900 were long obscured. The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) first attempted to remedy this in 1989 by publishing a collection of 136 fascinating biographies of talented late-1800s players. Twenty-three years later, "Nineteenth Century Stars" has been updated with revised stats and re-released.
Opening Fenway Park With Style: The 1912 Champion Red Sox
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 222,080. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
OPENING FENWAY PARK WITH STYLE: The 1912 World Champion Red Sox details the story of a season 100 years ago, the first season played at Fenway Park and the team that went on to win the pennant by a mile and fight to victory in one of the most thrilling World Series ever staged.
Red Sox Baseball in the Days of Ike and Elvis: The Red Sox of the 1950s
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 191,700. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The Red Sox spent most of the 1950s far out of pennant contention, winning just enough games to keep their fans' hopes up for the next season. But there can be little doubt that the club was filled with absorbing and fascinating people, and stories that still resonate in New England and beyond. In this book, members of SABR present biographies of all of these men, 46 in all, with season recaps.