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Baseball's Untold History: The Wild Side
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,990. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2020 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Take a walk on The Wild Side with Seamheads.com’s Mike Lynch, who digs deep into his archives of obscure baseball history to present some of the most amazing and unusual characters and events the game has ever seen.
Nashville Baseball
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,220. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2020 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Nashville is a Big League city despite never having been home to a major league team. From the Civil War era, to star-studded exhibitions, to outstanding Negro Leagues teams, to some of the great minor league franchises of all time, few cities have as rich a baseball tradition as Nashville, Tennessee.
Baseball Gods in Scandal: Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and the Dutch Leonard Affair
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2020 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Just days before the 1919 "Black Sox" World Series, the world of baseball was rocked when disgruntled pitcher Dutch Leonard accused two baseball giants--Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker--of conspiring with gamblers to fix the outcome of a game. This is the complete story, from Cobb and Speaker, to Kenesaw Landis and Ban Johnson. Includes the complete transcripts of the Landis hearings.
My Life in Baseball - The True Record
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,570. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2020 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Ty Cobb "sets the record straight" in this reissue of his classic autobiography, as told to the infamous Al Stump. Even with the required grain of salt, Cobb's anecdotes about himself the Dead Ball Era are priceless slices of early baseball history. Stump, of course, followed the book (after Cobb's death) with one of the great character assassinations of all time.
The Bronx Zoo
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,490. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2020 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The first eBook edition of the record-breaking best seller about the wild times and adventures of the dysfunctional yet championship-winning 1978 New York Yankees. Sparky Lyle takes readers right into the clubhouse with Reggie Jackson, Billy Martin, Lou Piniella, Goose Gossage, and the whole zoo!
Baseball; the Last Great American Pastime
Price: Free! Words: 65,370. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
A consolidated history of the game and its parallels with America as a whole, intended for those new to the game who'd like to know how it got that way and the casual fan who watches 20-30 games per year.
Sweet Seasons: Recollections of the 1955-64 New York Yankees
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,770. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Sweet Seasons, the sequel to The Men of Autumn, contains interviews with and recollections of players active between 1955 and 1964. The players included: Bobby Richardson Whitey Ford Bill Skowron Bob Turley Jim Bouton Luis Arroyo Andy Carey Ryne Duren Norm Siebern Jerry Lumpe Al Downing Johnny Blanchard Johnny Kucks Hector Lopez Billy Hunter Mickey Mantle Yogi Berra Elston Howard Roger Maris
Scabs Heal All Wounds: True Story of a Replacement Player
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,980. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2017 by Richter Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Edward Porcelli tells the story of the 1994 MLB strike from the perspective of a replacement player during perhaps the darkest time in MLB history. He reveals behind the scenes interactions with minor league players and their views on "crossing the line" and the ramifications of becoming a scab. Ed also discusses the coaches' feelings and the role of the media in the public's view of the players.
The National Pastime: 2017 Issue: New York, New York: Baseball in the Big Apple
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,480. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
In 2017 the SABR national convention took place in New York City. As SABR has done since 2008, the annual issue of The National Pastime centered around the convention site. Organized chronologically, the articles in the 2017 issue include fascinating figures such as Joan Whitney Payson, Casey Stengel, and Graham McNamee, and events from Ruth playing at Sing Sing to the Titanic's sinking.
Puerto Rico and Baseball: 60 Biographies
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 266,480. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / General
Biographies of 60 of the best and most significant Puerto Rican baseball players from Major League Baseball, as well as early pioneers of the game, Negro Leaguers, and more, from Roberto Clemente right up through the recently inducted hall-of-famer Ivan Rodriguez. This book is a collaborative effort of dozens of members of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research.
Baseball Research Journal Vol. 45 Issue 2: Fall 2016
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,870. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. The Fall 2016 issue includes a history of the DH rule in the 19th century, history of night baseball, Chief Bender, ad much more.
The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 281,090. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
This book is a tribute to the members of the Impossible Dream team, including biographies of all 39 players that year as well as appreciations of this remarkable season by an all-star lineup featuring Joe Castiglione, Ken Coleman, Gordon Edes, Peter Gammons, Jim Lonborg, and many more. The book also presents over 300 rare photographs and memorabilia from this special Red Sox season.
No-Hitters
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 323,100. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Sixty no-hitters and the pitchers who threw them are profiled in this book which combines research from the SABR BioProject and Games Project. Sandy Koufax, Bob Feller, and many more that span all eras of baseball history with their amazing feats. Some are hall of famers, some returned to obscurity after their day of perfection. Plus articles on Negro Leagues, losing no-hitters, and more.
The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Birth of Red Sox Nation
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,010. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Intimate profiles of 14 key figures from the magical 1967 Red Sox season, each including a detailed account of a key game in which the player starred. Red Sox writer Herb Crehan uses his insider's access and boundless knowledge of the team and its history to create the most thorough and entertaining book about the Impossible Dream team in honor of the 50th anniversary.
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.
Tigers by the Tale: Great Games at Michigan & Trumbull
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,220. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
For over 100 years, Michigan and Trumbull was the scene of some of the most exciting baseball ever. This book, the collaborative work of 34 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), portrays 50 classic games at the corner, spanning the earliest days of Bennett Park until Tiger Stadium’s final closing act. From Ty Cobb to Mickey Cochrane, Hank Greenberg to Al Kaline.
Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,210. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 21, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
This volume by members of the Society for American Baseball Research presents the 50 greatest games in Montreal Expos history. Bill Stoneman, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Steve Rogers, Pedro Martinez, and others appear in contextualized game recaps from the earliest days to the glory years of 1979-1981 to the end. Dennis Martinez's perfect game, Pedro's almost, and 48 more for your reading pleasure.
One Pitch Away: The Players' Stories of the 1986 LCS and World Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,280. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Award-winning author Mike Sowell's provides thoughtful and intimate profiles of all the key participants to recount the drama of the1986 American and National League Championship and World Series. The result is top-notch baseball history with a very human touch of what many consider the greatest post season in the annals of baseball.
Tony C: The Triumph and Tragedy of Tony Conigliaro
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Boston sportswriter David Cataneo's definitive biography of the brilliant Boston star, covering his life from local boy star, to record-breaking AL slugger, to near death from a bean ball, to comebacks, more failure, then a tragic, early death. Tony C's turbulent relationship with the Red Sox is covered, as is his playboy adventures, ventures into pop singing, pro karate, and pitching.
Baseball Research Journal Vol. 45 Issue 1: Spring 2016
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,770. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The semi-annual interdisciplinary journal of research by members of the Society for American Baseball Research. In the Spring 2016 issue: Pete Palmer on Player Win Average, Don Zminda on Wilbur Wood, Richard Hershberger and Brian Marshall on Paul Hines, Japheth Knopp on economics of the Negro League and desegregation, Jacob Pomrenke and Bruce Allardice on the Black Sox, Chadwick winners, and more.