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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.
The Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,450. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Sports
J.C. Wylde, World Series winning pitcher for the Long Beach Herons, suffers a devastating injury that may end his professional baseball career.. Caroline Cleary, the star quarterback for the Sandusky She-Devils women's football team, is on top of her game. When J.C. returns home to Lakeport, Ohio to recuperate, he and Caroline are thrown into a new game neither one is prepared to play.
Nuclear Powered Baseball: Articles Inspired by The Simpsons Episode “Homer At the Bat”
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,040. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
This collection of biographies of major-league players includes every player who appears or is mentioned in the famous episode of The Simpsons, "Homer at the Bat." Don Mattingly, Roger Clemens, Jose Canseco, and Ken Griffey, Jr. are among the players whose voices were used, joining former players like "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and Cap Anson. "Making of" and other Simpsons trivia also included.
The 1986 New York Mets: There Was More Than Game Six
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 212,470. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
One of a two-book series on the rivals that met in the 1986 World Series, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, including biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and other important figures in the top organizations in baseball that year. This book on the 1986 season re-tells the story of that year’s classic World Series as written by SABR members.
Masanori Murakami Japanese Pitching Phenom
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.
Philadelphia's Moonglo Cafe' Bribery and Prostitution in National League Baseball
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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.
Nine Bucks a Pound
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,290. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Sports
Three seasons into his professional career, Del Tanner recognizes his days in the Twins minor league system are numbered if he can’t match the production of the other first basemen in the organization. When his aspiring agent suggests he try steroids, Del makes a choice that will shadow him for the rest of his career.
51 Questions for the Diehard Fan: Los Angeles Dodgers
Price: Free! Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
This trivia book is intended to help diehard Dodger fans celebrate their beloved team. It’s been a long time since April 21, 1890, when the franchise recorded its first official victory in the National League—but 124 years and 10,000 wins later the team is still going strong, still producing great players and historic moments. Enjoy the trivia, Think Blue, and have fun reminiscing.
Not Perfect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,140. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Not Perfect is about the tragic chain of events that occurs after Bo Pearson, the Red Sox right fielder, misses a fly ball and ruins a pitcher's perfect game. His life is devastated by the misplayed line drive. His home is set on fire, and his wife and only son are killed in the blaze. Pearson's obsession with bringing to justice those who caused the fire results in unimaginable consequences.
Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
An insightful, provocative analysis of the business of baseball by a consultant to MLB teams. Gennaro addresses key questions that affect how teams make decisions about their roster and their bottom line. How does winning affect revenue? What is the relative cost of developing talent vs. buying it in the free agent market? What is the dollar value of Cubs’ fans loyalty? Gennaro does the math.