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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...


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...


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.


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”...


Life Is A Hit; Don't Strike Out

by Al Oliver

Al Oliver is a former Major League Baseball player. Over the course of his eighteen year career, he has been blessed to be able to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-77), Texas Rangers (1978-81), Montreal...


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....


Rage: The Legend of "Baseball Bill" Denehy

by Bill Denehy & Peter Golenbock

Baseball, addiction, and recovery are chronicled in this story of a gifted athlete who almost had it all.


Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?: And Other Unsolved Mysteries of Baseball

by Paul Aron

Advance Praise for Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?

"Aron has found the Rosetta stone to all of baseball's enduring mysteries, and he skips it along the pond with utter disregard for the ducks. His fortunate readers...


The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field

by Josh Ostergaard

A humorous, historical, and hirsute miscellany that's the baseball book Howard Zinn would have written, if he hated the Yankees.


The Local Boys: Hometown Players for the Cincinnati Reds

by Jack Heffron, Joe Heffron & Chris Welsh

The Local Boys tells the stories of men who achieved the boyhood dream of playing for the hometown team. From Ethan Allen to Don Zimmer, they’re all here, including Charlie “Bushel Basket” Gould, who played...


The Wire-to-Wire Reds: Sweet Lou, Nasty Boys, and the Wild Run to a World Championship

by Joel Luckhaupt, John Erardi & Marty Brennaman

They were a one-year wonder, but what a year. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds stunned the baseball world by winning the National League pennant and then sweeping the heavily favored Oakland A’s in the World Series....


The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels

by Gaylon H. White

The Bilko Athletic Club is the story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels, a team of castoffs and kids built around a bulky, beer-loving basher of home runs named Steve Bilko. The Angels compiled a 107-61 won-loss...


When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball's First Dynasty, 1912-1918

by Thomas J. Whalen

In the years before the Curse of the Bambino descended on New England, the Boston Red Sox rode major league baseball like a colossus, capturing four World Series titles in seven seasons. Blessed with legendary...


Ballpark Facts for Fun! National League

by Wyatt Michaels

For years, ballparks have served as the home for America's pastime. They span the entire country, varying in quality, size, and history. From the small sandlots in tiny Midwestern town to the massive Yankee...


Ballpark Facts for Fun! American League

by Wyatt Michaels

For years, ballparks have served as the home for America's pastime. They span the entire country, varying in quality, size, and history. From the small sandlots in tiny Midwestern town to the massive Yankee...


Baseball Teams Facts for Fun!: National League Book 2

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....


Vaudeville on the Diamond: Minor League Baseball in Today's Entertainment World

by David M. Sutera

From 1993 to 2010, minor league baseball has, in aggregate, shown a steady increase in attendance, reaching as high as nearly fifty-two million spectators in 2008. With all the high tech, live streaming, fast-paced...


This Side of Cooperstown: An Oral History of Major League Baseball in the 1950s

by Larry Moffi & Paul Dickson

Enshrinement in the Hall of Fame is the ultimate honor for major leaguers. This rousing oral history recounts stories of 17 players who came up just short: Virgil Trucks, Gene Woodling, Carl Erskine, and others....


Even the Browns: Baseball During World War II

by William B. Mead

Now the Baltimore Orioles, the St. Louis Browns won their only pennant in 1944. This lighthearted look at America's Pastime during World War II reminisces about charity games, cigarette drives, and the bumbling...