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The National Pastime: Premiere Issue Digital Edition
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
This re-issue of the historic premiere issue of THE NATIONAL PASTIME, originally published in 1982 and edited by John Thorn, reads like a who's who of baseball history luminaries, including Harold Seymour, David Voigt, Lawrence S. Ritter, Pete Palmer, G.H. Fleming and more, on topics from 19th century baseball to the Negro Leagues, expansion, fixing the records books, and the Merkle Blunder.
Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams: Baseball's Greatest Player and Baseball's Greatest Hitter
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,220. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: 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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,450. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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
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Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: 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.
One Shade Of Red Hot: The Most Dominant Pitching Season In The History Of Major League Baseball
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
One Shade Of Red Hot proves conclusively which major league pitcher had the most dominant years in history. Top 10 lists and graphs for both the NL and AL are given, as well as a combined Top 10 for all of MLB. Fans of the Boston Red Sox will love this book because 4 of the Top 5 AL leaders are Boston players, and of the MLB Top 10, only Boston makes the list from the AL (3 times).
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.
51 Questions for the Diehard Fan: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Price: Free! Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014 by Black Mesa Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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
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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: The Fans' Game
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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.
Sol White's Official Base Ball Guide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,630. 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
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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.
Base-Ball: How to Become a Player
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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.