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Breaking the Slump: Baseball During the Depression
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,580. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » American
It is a tribute to America's love of baseball that it thrived during the Depression, and enjoyed one of its most exciting and interesting eras. Esteemed author Charles Alexander provides a scholarly yet highly entertaining account, told in the greater context of a country struggling against poverty and racism. Winner of SABR's 2003 Seymour Medal for best baseball history book of the year.
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.
Baseball's Untold History: The People
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,660. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Enjoy profiles of some of the most fascinating characters in the history of the major leagues, from renowned historian and Seamheads.com founder Mike Lynch. Lynch's careful research combined with his breezy writing style make the Baseball's Untold History series both entertaining and educational - a must-read for both casual and die hard fans alike.
Slouching Toward Fargo
Price: $3.99 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 Pitch That Killed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,870. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Pitch That Killed is widely considered one of the best baseball books ever written. A great pennant race, an historically important season, and a tragic on-the-field death make for one of the most compelling chapters in the annals of baseball history, as vivid today as when it all unfolded, thanks to the meticulous research and lively writing of author Mike Sowell.
The Ty Cobb & Tris Speaker Game Fixing Scandal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
1919 was a year of baseball scandals, the most prominent of them being the Black Sox scandal that ended with 8 Chicago White Sox players being banished from organized baseball. There was another one however. This one involved two of the games greatest players, Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb. The affair of a fixed baseball game in which Cobb and Speaker were opposing managers wasn't reported for 7 years.
Independence, Mantle, and Miss Able
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,770. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The first night baseball game in the history of Organized Baseball was played in Independence on April 28,1930. Mickey Mantle played his first season of professional baseball for the Independence Yankees. A number of ballplayers who spent time playing in Independence went on to outstanding careers in the Major Leagues and two are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Touch 'em All: The Minor Leagues in Salem, Virginia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Minor league ball in Salem, Virginia winds back three-quarters of a century, spans several franchises, and has seen Hall of Famers pass through.
Hitting Secrets from Baseball’s Graveyard: A Diehard Student of History Reconstructs Batsmanship of the Late Dead Ball Era
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,720. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
This is the only work ever to attempt a reconstruction of the techniques that Cobb, Speaker, Wagner, and others used to bat .400 a century ago. Since historical evidence is sparse, the author's own observations, experiments, and common-sense analysis play a major role. Often humorous and written partially as a logbook of failed theories and adjustments, the book includes more than a dozen photos
The Men of Autumn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,490. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The Men of Autumn is Dom Forker's lively account of the 1949-53 New York Yankees — the only team in the history of baseball to win five consecutive World Series, defeating their rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers (the "Boys of Summer"). These stories — in the words of the players themselves — are priceless tickets to a golden era of baseball.
Belles of the Ballpark
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,930. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » American
The movie "A League of Their Own" put the AAGPBL on the map, but books tell the real story of the girls league. None does it better than BELLES. It is an intimate and informative history covering the formation of the league, what it took to make the grade, life on the field and also off, the grueling travel and PR obligations, and the tremendous thrill for the girls and women to play pro baseball.
Ted Williams: A Baseball Life
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 152,820. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Archery
A lot has been written about the “Splendid Splinter,” but very little of it approaches the splendor of Michael Seidel’s carefully researched and beautifully crafted biography. The focus is on Williams the ballplayer, with careful accounts presented of each year of The Kid's career. Includes two photo sections, extensive stats, and a brilliant essay on Williams' hitting philosophies.
The Gospel According to Casey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,340. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The GOSPEL ACCORDING TO CASEY is the ultimate Casey Stengel book for lovers and admirers of "The Ol' Perfessor." It is part collection of hilarious stories and 1-liners by and about Casey, and half an analysis of his managerial genius. Dozens of resources and interviews were done by Ira Berkow and Jim Kaplan, two highly esteemed baseball writers. The result is nothing short of AMAZIN'!
The 20th Century Phillies by the Numbers: You Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
This 300+ page tome pays homage to Philadelphia’s oft-maligned, but always loved – Phillies. In 1915 the Phils won their first NL pennant (and they didn’t win many more). This book commemorates the 100th anniversary of that magnificent fete. In here you’ll find stuff you never suspected about guys who never knew even wore a Phillies uniform.
Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Baseball
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
A Classic Baseball reference with an updated introduction addressing the modern era of America's Favorite Pastime... Ever since baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday,fans across America have followed this game, its personalities and its statistics. In Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Baseball, you will find inside stories and little-known anecdotes.
Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams: Baseball's Greatest Player and Baseball's Greatest Hitter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,220. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,450. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: 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.
Carlos Paula
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Carlos Paula, a Cuban, had a brief career in the major leagues with the Washington Senators. He was exceptional for he became the first dark-skinned Cuban to play for the Washington American League baseball franchise. Earlier Cubans with lighter skin color had made the grade for the Nationals. In 1954 race was a big issue because most of the teams fans were born south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hellraiser
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.

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