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The Physics of Baseball

by Robert K. Adair

Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How...


The Cooperstown Chronicles: Baseball's Colorful Characters, Unusual Lives, and Strange Demises

by Frank Russo

The Cooperstown Chronicles is an entertaining look at the unusual lives, strange demises, and downright rowdy habits of some of the most colorful personalities in the history of baseball. Frank Russo goes beyond...


Painting the Corners

by Bob Weintraub

"Imaginative baseball stories for long rain delays and hot stove league nights." —Darryl Brock, author of If I Never Get Back and Two in the Field

Bob Weintraub's marvelous collection of baseball stories goes...


Unbreakable

by James R. Baehler

Unbreakable gives fans the fascinating stories behind incredible records and the players who made them and provides a basis for comparing players of the Deadball era with those of today. Most importantly, it...


Before the Machine: The Story of the 1961 Pennant-Winning Reds

by Mark J. Schmetzer & Greg Rhodes

The Big Red Machine dominated major league baseball in the 1970s, but the Cincinnati franchise began its climb to that pinnacle in 1961, when an unlikely collection of cast-offs and wannabes stunned the baseball...


365 Oddball Days in St. Louis Cardinals History

by John Snyder

The St. Louis Cardinals is one of the most successful franchises in National League history. Having won a record ten World Championships, the team has cultivated a huge fan base. 365 Oddball Days in Cardinals...


From the Babe to the Beards

by Bill Nowlin & Jim Prime

With the “Curse” a distant memory, the Boston Red Sox are the first team this century to win three World Series titles. Before 2004, an obnoxious Yankees fan might have smirked: The Red Sox in the World Series...


The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR

by Brian Tuohy

Factual accounts expose how professional sports manipulate the outcomes of games for TV ratings and profits.


Derek Jeter #2

by David Fischer

This book commemorates “The Captain’s” career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter’s legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating...


The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row

by Charlie Gentile

This book tells the story of the 1928 New York Yankees, who won the World Series and fell just short of surpassing the record accomplishments of the 1927 Yankees. Many players from that 1927 “Murderers' Row”...


Cage Rat

by Kevin Long & Glen Waggoner

The Hitting Coach for the New York Yankees, Kevin Long trains power-hitters in the fine art of hitting a baseball well—a talent the legendary Ted Williams once called, “the most difficult skill in sport.”...


Tales from the Seattle Mariners Dugout

by Kirby Arnold

Larry Andersen, Richie Zisk, and Joe Simpson made sure that everywhere bewildered manager Rene Lachemann went during the 1982 season, some JELL-O was sure to follow—from his hotel bathroom sink, tub, and toilet...


The Red Smith Reader

by Dave Anderson & Terence Smith

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1976, Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith is considered one of the greatest sportswriters ever to live. Put alongside Ring Lardner, Red Smith was beloved by those who read him because...


Baseball Teams Facts for Fun!: National League Book 1

by Wyatt Michaels

Like in every popular sport, fans love to show off their knowledge about the teams and famous games. With this book, you'll be able to see who, you, or a friend or family member, is the bigger baseball fan....


Bullpen Diaries: Mariano Rivera, Bronx Dreams, Pinstripe Legends, and the Future of the New York Yankees

by Charley Rosen

"Delightful and insightful." —John Thorn, author of Total Baseball

Baseball is the only sport where the defense has the ball, and there is no lonelier in the world of sports than the pitcher’s mound. Which...


Bottom of the 33rd: Hope and Redemption in Baseball's Longest Game

by Dan Barry

Bottom of the 33rd is chaw-chewing, sunflower-spitting, pine tar proof that too much baseball is never enough.” —Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax 

“What a book—an exquisite exercise...


Five-Plus Tools

by Dave Perkin

“Five-Plus Tools” is a scouting term that refers to a rare and elite type of amateur baseball prospect. A player with five-plus tools grades out well above average in all five skill areas, known as tools:...


You Know Me Al

by Ring Lardner & John Thorn

One of the classic baseball stories, You Know Me Al, first published in 1914, tells the story of the fictional Jack Keefe, a bush league baseball player who earns a trip to the majors to pitch for the Chicago...


Miracle at Fenway

by Saul Wisnia & Dave Roberts

BEFORE THEY BECOME THE 2013 WORLD CHAMPIONS, THERE WAS THE SEASON THAT BROKE THE CURSE AND STARTED IT ALL…

The players and coaching staff of the 2004 Boston Red Sox are now and forever, legends. After all,...


For the Love of Baseball

by Andrew Blauner, Lee Gutkind & Yogi Berra

Stefan Fatsis sends his “stunningly perfect, consummately perfect, why-would-anyone-use-anything-else? perfect” glove to be restored by the glove designer at Rawlings. Frank Deford makes the case that the...