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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: 118,920. 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
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.
The Competition For Japanese Pitcher Masanori Murakami San Francisco Giants Vs. Nankai Hawks 1964-1966
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Masanori Murakami pitched baseball in Japan for 17 seasons after he returned to the Nankai Hawks in 1966. His story is intriguing for many reasons. A main one is that MLB chief Ford Frick broke relations with Japan over the rights to Mashi, as he was called by Giants' fans. The San Francisco Giants decided to accept a compromise agreement that was offered by the Nippon Pro Baseball commissioner.
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.
Who's on First: Replacement Players in World War II
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 256,780. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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
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.
Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 194,590. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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.
Philadelphia's Moonglo Cafe' And Major League Baseball A Sordid Account Of Bribery And Prostitution
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Major League Baseball has hidden a secret from public knowledge for 55 years. The secret involves meetings between a Philadelphia prostitute and 3 major leaguers in the 1959 baseball season. The names of the players are known to Philadelphia Phillies' management, the Phila. Police Dept. and MLB execs. Baseball commissioner Ford Frick chose to keep the players' identities hidden from the public.
Detroit the Unconquerable: The 1935 World Champion Tigers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,380. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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.
1970s Baseball: A History and Analysis of the Decade's Best Seasons, Teams, and Players
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 46,750. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
Your one-stop reference guide is here for all things baseball during the 1970s. Selections are made for the decade's greatest players at every position, top 10 managers, fielders, clutch performers, memorable moments, most valuable players, individual seasons, rivalries, power/speed threats, and even tape measure homers. Relive all the memories from a great period in baseball history!
The National Pastime: Premiere Issue Digital Edition
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
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
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.