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The Cincinnati Reds

by Lee Allen & Greg Rhodes

First published in 1948, Lee Allen's history of the Reds, like Franklin Lewis's history of the Cleveland Indians, was originally published by G. P. Putnam's Sons. Allen narrates the historic organization's success,...


Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball's Most Enigmatic Slugger

by Shawn Boburg, Jean Rhodes & Leigh Montville

Authorized by the future Hall of Famer himself, and written by a clinical psychologist and an award-winning investigative journalist, Becoming Manny is the incredible story behind one of the greatest baseball...


As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires

by Bruce Weber

Millions of American baseball fans know, with absolute certainty, that umpires are simply overpaid galoots who are doing an easy job badly. Millions of American baseball fans are wrong.

As They See 'Em is...


Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit

by Matt McCarthy

"The best baseball book since Moneyball."

Hailed by critics as one of the great books about baseball, Odd Man Out captures the gritty essence of our national pastime as it is played outside the spot­light....


Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most Controversial Owner, and theDodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles

by Michael D'Antonio

Read Michael D'Antonio's posts on the Penguin Blog

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a revealing biography of "one of the most polarizing figures in baseball history" (The New York Times).

If...


For Boston: From Worst to First, the Improbable Dream Season of the 2013 Red Sox

by The Boston Globe & Larry Lucchino

When John Farrell was introduced as the new Red Sox manager in the fall of 2012, he took over a last-place team lacking talent and cohesion. A franchise that once made Boston proud had become an embarrassment....


Playing the Field: Why Defense Is the Most Fascinating Art in Major League Baseball

by Jim Kaplan

Casual fans may concentrate on the duel between batter and pitcher, but for those who know the game of baseball, nothing is more fascinating, or more important, than the art of defense. In Playing the Field...


The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris

by Mark Kurlansky

"A fantastic social history" from the author of Salt and Cod (USA Today)

In the Dominican Republic town of San Pedro de Macorís, baseball is often seen as the only way to a better life. For those who make...


Going, Going, Gone!: The Art of the Trade in Major League Baseball

by Fran Zimniuch

Early in the history of America's favorite pastime, trading baseball players was almost as easy as trading baseball cards. This was before the end of the reserve clause and the advent of arbitration, free agency,...


Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season

by Shi Davidi & John Lott

In a one of a kind look at the Toronto Blue Jays 2013 season, two seasoned sports journalists take readers behind the scenes as the team stocks up on stars, revitalizes its fans and embarks on a campaign of...


Our Game

by Charles C. Alexander

Our Game is a book by Charles C. Alexander, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio University and author of acclaimed baseball books Our Game: An American Baseball History and Rogers Hornsby: A...


Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National Pastime during the Civil War

by George B. Kirsch

During the Civil War, Americans from homefront to battlefront played baseball as never before. While soldiers slaughtered each other over the country's fate, players and fans struggled over the form of the national...


The Only Way I Know

by Cal Ripken & Mike Bryan

There aren?t many Americans who didn?t feel a lump in their throat watching Cal Ripken, Jr. take a historic jog around the bases on the evening of September 6, 1995--the night he smashed Lou Gehrig?s record...


Wrigleyworld: A Season In Baseball's Best Neighborhood

by Kevin Kaduk

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Say It's So: The Chicago White Sox's Magical Season

by Phil Rogers

The Chicago White Sox's march to the 2005 World Series title was as surprising as it was dramatic, and in Say It's So: The Chicago White Sox's Magical Season, Phil Rogers delivers the inside story of how it...


Still a Kid at Heart: My Life in Baseball and Beyond

by Phil Pepe, Gary Carter & Johnny Bench

In his new book, Still a Kid at Heart, written with longtime New York baseball writer Phil Pepe, Carter writes of his love for the game, the personalities on and off the field who have enriched his life, and...


Living the Dream: An Inside Account of the 2008 Cubs Season

by Jim McArdle, Len Kasper & Ron Santo

Legendary broadcaster Jack Brickhouse once said "any team can have a bad century." He was joking, of course, but the Chicago Cubs franchise, whose games he worked for decades, entered 2008 on the brink of making...


When Baseball Went to War

by Bill Nowlin, Todd Anton & Curt Schilling

Combined with never-before-published photographs and other special features, this account tells the compelling and unforgettable story of ballplayers such as Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Jerry Coleman, Bob Feller,...


'78: The Boston Red Sox, A Historic Game, and a Divided City

by Bill Reynolds

Now in paperback: the inside story behind a crucial chapter in Red Sox lore-and a turbulent time in a troubled city.

George Steinbrenner called it the greatest game in the history of American sports. On a...


Legends of the Tribe: An Illustrated History of the Cleveland Indians

by Morris Eckhouse

Legends of the Tribe relives the exciting Jacobs Field era of the 1990s along with the complete 100-year legacy of this storied franchise. This book revives the memorable moments of Indians history and includes...