Books tagged: minor leagues

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Born Into Baseball: Laughter and Heartbreak at the Edge of The Show
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,650. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Jim Campanis, Jr. shares his unique perspective on baseball in this collection of stories about his childhood as part of the Dodgers' inner circle; his career as an All American at USC and minor leaguer; and being part of a baseball family whose history dates back to the days of Jackie Robinson. Campanis is funny, insightful, and refreshingly honest about both his triumphs and failures.
Slouching Toward Fargo
Price: $4.99 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!
Touch 'em All: The Minor Leagues in Salem, Virginia
You set the price! 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.
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 146,220. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook is the complete guide to the Toronto Blue Jays minor leagues for 2015. This handbook is even bigger than last year's edition and provides coverage of over 250 players in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization as well as all eight minor league teams.
Tales from the Bus Leagues
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,300. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
A collection of hilarious short stories from a former minor leaguer about life running the roads and playing for peanuts, with the small glimmer of hope of someday suiting up in the NHL. From shaking hands with Gary Player on the first tee at the Masters, to off-seasons living in his grandmother’s basement, Jamie McKinven talks freely about life as a struggling pro.
Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hellraiser
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.
The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,100. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook is the complete guide to the Toronto Blue Jays Minor Leagues. This book in unprecedented in size and scope and covers everything in the Jays' minor league system from the Buffalo Bisons to the Dominican Summer League. The book features over 250 player profiles, team profiles, a 2013 draft report and much, much more.
Pick-Off Play
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
"Pick-Off Play" is a Mickey Rawlings historical baseball mystery story set in 1913.
Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom And Outcast
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Benjamin Michael Kauff was a controversial major league centerfielder. He was only 5'8" but possessed tremendous hitting power, especially to right field in the old New York Polo Grounds. Heralded as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal League", he signed with the NY Giants in 1916.. Benny's career ended prematurely in 1920, after he was banished from baseball by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis.
Richard Kauffman St. Louis Browns First Baseman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Richard Kauffman was a multi-sport athlete at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He played with several minor league baseball teams and briefly in the American League, with the St. Louis Browns. His tenure in the majors was curtailed when Hall of Fame 1st Baseman, George Sisler, joined the St. Louis Browns in 1915. Kauffman became a flour mill executive for a time in Atlanta, Georgia.