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The 20th Century Phillies by the Numbers: You Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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.
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.
Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Baseball
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The 50 Greatest Red Sox Games: 2013 Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,370. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Covering the history of the Boston Red Sox, The 50 Greatest Red Sox Games lets you relive the very best (and worst) moments dating back to 1903. From history-making plays to historic achievements, Cecilia Tan and Bill Nowlin recreate the suspense, excitement, and drama of every game on the list.