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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 Team That Time Won't Forget: The 1951 New York Giants
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 230,980. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Because of Bobby Thomson’s dramatic “Shot Heard ’Round the World” in the bottom of the ninth of the decisive playoff game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, this team will forever be in baseball public’s consciousness. Biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and owner fill this volume along with chapters on the Polo Grounds, integration, sign-stealing, and much more about the 1951 Giants.
Baseball Research Journal Vol. 44 Issue 2
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,640. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
Fall 2015 issue of the flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). An interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal presenting the best research on baseball. History, biography, economics, physics, psychology, game theory, sociology and culture, records, and many other disciplines are represented to expand our knowledge of baseball as it is, was, and could be played.
From Beer to Beards: Boston Baseball's 2011 to 2013 Roller Coaster Ride
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,860. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Follow the Boston Red Sox, game by game, through all three seasons of this unbelievable odyssey, providing information and insight regarding the events surrounding the team, players, and management as they journeyed from worst to first.
A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 246,470. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
This volume celebrates the 1965 Minnesota Twins, who captured the American League pennant in just their fifth season in the Twin Cities. Led by an All-Star cast, from Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Zoilo Versalles, and Mudcat Grant to Bob Allison, Jim Kaat, Earl Battey, and Jim Perry, the Twins won 102 games, but bowed to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Sandy Koufax in Game Seven.
Mustaches and Mayhem: Charlie O's Three Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics: 1972-74
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 364,010. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
The Oakland Athletics captured major league baseball’s crown each year from 1972 through 1974. Led by future Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter and Rollie Fingers, the Athletics were a largely homegrown group who came of age together. Biographies of every player, coach, manager, and broadcaster (and mascot) from 1972 through 1974 are included, along with season recaps.
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.
Braves Field: Memorable Moments at Boston's Lost Diamond
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 139,500. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
From its opening on August 18, 1915 to the sudden departure of the Boston Braves to Milwaukee before the 1953 baseball season, Braves Field was home to Boston's National League baseball club and also hosted many other events: from NFL football to championship boxing. The most memorable moments to occur in Braves Field history are portrayed here as researched and written by SABR members.
Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 180,010. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The Black Sox Scandal isn’t the only story worth telling about the 1919 Chicago White Sox. The team roster included three future Hall of Famers, a 20-year-old spitballer who would win 300 games in the minors, and even a batboy who later became a celebrity with the “Murderers’ Row” New York Yankees. All of their stories are included in Scandal on the South Side with a timeline of the 1919 season.
The National Pastime: Summer 2015 issue: North Side, South Side, All Around the Town: Baseball in Chicago
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,870. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The National Pastime provides in-depth articles focused on the geographic region where the national SABR convention is taking place annually. The SABR 45 convention took place in Chicago, and here are 45 articles on baseball in and around the bat-and-ball crazed Windy City: 25 that appeared in the souvenir book of the convention plus another 20 articles available in ebook only.
Calling the Game: Baseball Broadcasting from 1920 to the Present
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 183,730. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
An exhaustive, meticulously researched history of bringing the national pastime out of the ballparks and into living rooms via the airwaves. Every play-by-play announcer, color commentator, and ex-ballplayer, every broadcast deal, radio station, and TV network. Plus a foreword by "Voice of the Chicago Cubs" Pat Hughes, and an afterword by Jacques Doucet, the "Voice of the Montreal Expos" 1972-2004
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.
The 50 Greatest Dodgers Games of All Time
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,520. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The 50 Greatest Dodgers Games features all the best players to don the uniform: Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, Kirk Gibson, Zack Wheat, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Clayton Kershaw, Steve Garvey, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese and more. It also features some of the unsung heroes of baseball history, like Cookie Lavagetto, Vic Davalillo, Sandy Amoros, Al Gionfriddo

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