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Baseball Karma and The Constitution Blues
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,970. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Baseball Karma & The Constitution Blues is a play-by-play, behind-the-scenes account of a woman learning about life, luck, love and superstitions during her youthful days as a ballgirl and front office representative for a top-level major league baseball team. This "ficto-memoir" scorecard is filled with intimate details...
The Business and Politics of Sports
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,040. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
The Business an Politics of Sports contains over 100 of Evan Weiner’s columns that describe the power plays, players, media and political (federal, state and local) connections, which rule the 19 billion dollar a year business of sports. At the heart of Evan Weiner’s writing lies his belief that “it’s great to watch a game and report on it, but democracy deserves more
Paul Lebowitz's 2012 Baseball Guide
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 123,760. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
A Complete Guide to the 2012 Baseball Season. In depth analysis of all 30 teams with sections dedicated to: management, starting pitching, bullpens, lineups, bench, prospects, predictions and relevant statistical analysis and essays. Great for fantasy players and useful all season long.
Sport in America — Builder of Character or “Characters”?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,640. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sociology of Sports
This book looks specifically at the practice in the United States of permitting the type of sport competition in which fair play, honesty, and sportsmanship actually decline in the course of a university experience. The author also explores the belief of most that winning is the only thing that matters rules supreme, as well as the lack of intramural athletics in the schools, etc.
The Fantasy Baseball Black Book 2012 Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,480. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
The Fantasy Baseball Black Book is your definitive guide to dominating your fantasy baseball league. Pisapia lays out a comprehensive approach to planning, scouting, drafting and managing your fantasy team that addresses such topics as: understanding your league format, draft strategy, evaluating players, along with comprehensive player profiles for every position (updated for 2012).
The Team That Time Won't Forget: The 1951 New York Giants
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 230,980. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Because of Bobby Thomson’s dramatic “Shot Heard ’Round the World” in the bottom of the ninth of the decisive playoff game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, this team will forever be in baseball public’s consciousness. Biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and owner fill this volume along with chapters on the Polo Grounds, integration, sign-stealing, and much more about the 1951 Giants.
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.
Nuclear Powered Baseball: Articles Inspired by The Simpsons Episode “Homer At the Bat”
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,040. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
This collection of biographies of major-league players includes every player who appears or is mentioned in the famous episode of The Simpsons, "Homer at the Bat." Don Mattingly, Roger Clemens, Jose Canseco, and Ken Griffey, Jr. are among the players whose voices were used, joining former players like "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and Cap Anson. "Making of" and other Simpsons trivia also included.
Base-Ball: How to Become a Player
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,320. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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.
Thar's Joy in Braveland: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 209,990. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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.
Who's on First: Replacement Players in World War II
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 251,910. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
During World War II, 533 players made the major league debuts. More than 60% of the players in the 1941 Opening Day lineups departed for the service and were replaced not only by first-times but also many oldsters. Hod Lisenbee was 46. POW Bert Shepard had an artificial leg, and Pete Gray had only one arm. The 1944 St. Louis Browns had 13 players classified 4-F. These are their stories.
The Suitors of Spring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,890. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Psychology » Personality
Few writers know more about pitching, and no pitcher knows more about writing, than Pat Jordan. Included are eight classic essays about pitchers and pitching. Featuring subjects ranging from Tom Seaver to Johnny Sain to Bo Belinsky to Steve Dalkowski, Jordan's portraits hauntingly show us that wins and losses have more to do with a pitcher's heart and mind than do his velocity and location.
The 1986 Boston Red Sox: There Was More Than Game Six
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 249,780. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
One of a two-book series on the rivals that met in the 1986 World Series, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, including biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and other important figures in the top organizations in baseball that year. This book on the 1986 season re-tells the story of that year’s classic World Series, written by SABR members.
Baseball's Untold History: The World Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,940. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Seamheads' Mike Lynch turns his keen eye for the amazing and unusual to baseball's biggest stage, the World Series. Read about the most unlikely heroes, the biggest flops, and everything in between, as you meet a surprising cast of characters whose remarkable performances, both good and bad, have been obscured by history.
Batting
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,550. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
First published in 1925, Batting collects the wisdom and insights of over 250 hitters and baseball figures. Lane interviewed extensively and compiled tips and advice on everything from batting stances to beanballs. Legendary baseball figures such as Ty Cobb, Casey Stengel, Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Rogers Hornsby, and Babe Ruth reveal the secrets of this integral and interesting part of the game.
Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
An insightful, provocative analysis of the business of baseball by a consultant to MLB teams. Gennaro addresses key questions that affect how teams make decisions about their roster and their bottom line. How does winning affect revenue? What is the relative cost of developing talent vs. buying it in the free agent market? What is the dollar value of Cubs’ fans loyalty? Gennaro does the math.
The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series Champions
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 236,810. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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.
From the Braves to the Brewers: Great Games and Exciting History at Milwaukee’s County Stadium
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 151,160. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
This book rekindles memories of Milwaukee’s County Stadium through detailed summaries of 72 games played there, and insightful feature essays about the history of the ballpark. The process to select games was agonizing, yet deliberate. The book could have easily been filled with memorable games by just Hank Aaron or Warren Spahn. About half of the games are dedicated to the Braves, half Brewers.
Slouching Toward Fargo
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,850. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
An unforgettable tale of big-time characters playing small-town baseball with the St. Paul Saints, one of minor league baseball's true classic teams. The unforgettable tale of indie baseball madness, starring Mike Veeck, Bill Murray, Darryl Strawberry, Steve Howe, a massage-giving nun, and much, much more. Winner of the prestigious Casey Award for best book of 1999. New foreword by Mike Veeck!
The Global Baseball Classroom
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,790. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
As Envoy Coach with Major League Baseball International, Brent Loehr taught baseball in such faraway places as Germany, Sweden, and Uganda. Join Brent as he teaches base running on gravel in the Canadian Arctic; hides from a swarm of bees in an outfield in Africa; dines with the real Swedish Chef in Rattvik; and learns nothing beats baseball for bridging cultural gaps, no matter how wide they are.

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