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Thar's Joy in Braveland: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves
By Society for American Baseball Research
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: The Fans' Game
By Society for American Baseball Research
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,770. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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.
The Sol White Official Base Ball Guide
By Solomon White
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,560. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: 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.
Baseball Research Journal Vol. 43 Issue 1
By Society for American Baseball Research
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
By Bill Nowlin
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
By Andy Gondle
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
By Bill Nowlin
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.
Base-Ball: How to Become a Player
By Society for American Baseball Research
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,320. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
John Montgomery Ward (1860-1925) tossed the second perfect game in major league history and later became the game's best shortstop and a great, inventive manager. He led the players into their own league in 1890 and came within a hair's breadth of changing the structure of baseball forever. Two years before that, however, in 1888, he published this handbook.
Magical M.E.: Washington Wizardry Applied to California, Ohm’s Law, and 2013 World Series Boston Red Sox, Volume 20
By Rod Island
Series: Magical ME, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 34,050. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
This is the first portion of a 280,000 word manuscript written between 9/10 of 2013 to 10/26 of 2013. it's the continuation of anchoring volumes to dates when states joined the Union.
The Fenway Project
By Bill Nowlin
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.
What Happened to Little League Baseball in the Inner City?
By Mark O'Neal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
There are various reasons why Little League Baseball has disappeared in many parts of the Chicagoland area as well as the entire nation. What Happened to Little League Baseball in the Inner City? touches on a variety of provocative issues such as the decline of Black baseball players at all levels of competition or the privatization of Little League Baseball for example.
The 50 Greatest Red Sox Games: 2013 Edition
By Cecilia Tan
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
By Society for American Baseball Research
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!
By Mark Pattison
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.
Great Hitting Pitchers: 2012 Edition
By L. Robert Davids
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,550. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
First published in 1979, GREAT HITTING PITCHERS was one of SABR's early publications. Including the contributions of several members of the Society and edited by SABR's founder, Bob Davids, the book compiled together records and anecdotes about pitchers excelling in the batters box. Now updated for 2012, GREAT HITTING PITCHERS has been updated so that all tables include 1979-2012 data.
Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth Century
By Bill Felber
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
By Bill Werber
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
By Robert L. Tiemann
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
By Bill Nowlin
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
By Bill Nowlin
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.