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Who's on First: Replacement Players in World War II
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 256,780. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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.
Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 194,590. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Celebrate the 1929 Chicago Cubs, one of the most exciting teams in baseball history. Future Hall of Famers Hack Wilson, ’29 NL MVP Rogers Hornsby, and Kiki Cuyler, along with Riggs Stephenson formed one of the most potent quartets in baseball history. The magical season came to an ignominious end in the World Series and helped craft the future "lovable loser" image of the team.
In The Zone: Where Life Is Good
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Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Have you ever had one of those moments in time where all the stars magically line up? "In The Zone" is a short story of one of those moments and the special relationship between a father, his two son's and baseball.
Detroit the Unconquerable: The 1935 World Champion Tigers
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,380. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Biographies of every player, coach, and broadcaster involved with the 1935 World Champion Detroit Tigers baseball team, written by members of the Society for American Baseball Research. Also includes a season in review and other articles about the 1935 team. Edited by Scott Ferkovich with articles by Rob Neyer, Mark Armour, David Raglin, Marc Okkonen, and many others.
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.
The Forever Boys
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,250. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Peter Golenbock spent the 1989 season with the St. Pete Pelicans of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. The story is fascinating, and the portraits of the aging athletes are hilarious, and at times poignant. Some are thrilled to compete again; some are bitter about how they were treated; still others cling to a desperate hope for one more chance at a game that is eager to forget them.
Sport in America — Builder of Character or “Characters”?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,640. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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.
One Girl, One Team, One City: The Best of metsgrrl.com, 2006-2012: An eBook Anthology
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Price: Free! Words: 55,500. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
One Girl, One Team, One City: the best of metsgrrl.com is a passionate celebration of both baseball and the ups and downs of dedicated baseball fandom.
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.
The Suitors of Spring
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Price: $2.99 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
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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.
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.
Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball
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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
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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.
Batting
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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
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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
Jake Hehl Brooklyn Robins Pitcher And Catholic League Bowling Star
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Jake Hehl is an atypical biographical subject. He was a high school sports phenom. He excelled in baseball, basketball, and football at Brooklyn Prep. Hehl pitched one inning in major league baseball before being summoned for military duty in World War I. He pitched in the minor leagues from 1918-1926. He was a versatile athlete who became a star bowler in Brooklyn's 1940s Catholic Church Leagues.
Richard Kauffman St. Louis Browns First Baseman
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You set the price! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Richard Kauffman was a multi-sport athlete at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He played with several minor league baseball teams and briefly in the American League, with the St. Louis Browns. His tenure in the majors was curtailed when Hall of Fame 1st Baseman, George Sisler, joined the St. Louis Browns in 1915. Kauffman became a flour mill executive for a time in Atlanta, Georgia.
Who's on Second?
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Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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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."