Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings

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 Suitors of Spring
By Pat Jordan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,890. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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 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.
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.
Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball
By Vince Gennaro
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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 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.
Batting by F.C. Lane
By F.C. Lane
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,550. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: 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.
The Business and Politics of Sports
By Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,040. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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
George Washington Keefe Of The Washington Nationals
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
George Washington Keefe was a less than average pitcher for the Washington Nationals during the first seasons of the National League club's 19th century existence, 1886-1889. He established records for most walks in an inning in 1887. Mostly disappointing, but sometimes brilliant, he was 5'8" and left-handed. On one occasion in 1889, he outdueled Hall of Fame, New York Giants pitcher Tim Keefe.
Who's on Second?
By V West
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
(5.00 from 1 review)
It was hard for Peanut to be a star player on the local baseball team, since she had never even got a chance to join them on the field. That all changed one day when a case of chicken pox suddenly struck some key teammates. Peanut did not go on to be a hall-of-famer; but she did leave her mark in the one game that she saved at the last minute, back when she was known as "Bat Person."
What Every Hitter Must Know
By Billy Kehoe
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
A hitting instructional book for baseball and softball players. The fact-based, time tested hitting development program is one of a kind.
Baseball Karma and The Constitution Blues
By Ronnie Norpel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,970. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
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...
CAROLINA BASEBALL 2012, Poetic Justice
By Ronald Joseph Kule
Price: Free! Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
The upstart, 2012 Gamecocks nearly achieved a historic, 3-peat, national championship. Mostly freshmen, juco transfers and a few veterans when the season began, their head coach, Ray Tanner, paced them through an amazing crucible of fire all the way to the Finals of the College World Series. This is the story of how Carolina's boys became a respected team of young men in one difficult season.
Paul Lebowitz's 2012 Baseball Guide
By Paul Lebowitz
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 123,760. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
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.
The Fantasy Baseball Black Book 2012 Edition
By Joe Pisapia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,480. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
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).