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Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back

by Josh Hamilton & Tim Keown

Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character " superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to...


The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime

by Michael Duca & Jason Turbow

Everyone knows that baseball is a game of intricate regulations, but it turns out to be even more complicated than we realize. What truly governs the Major League game is a set of unwritten rules, some of which...


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...


The Closer: Mi vida

by Mariano Rivera & Wayne Coffey

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.

Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his...


In the Time of Bobby Cox

by Lang Whitaker

Bobby Cox has now hung up his spikes, leaving behind an unparalleled tenure as one of the most successful managers of all time. Known throughout baseball as a player’s manager, the legendary skipper has endeared...


Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball

by John Feinstein

From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball

“No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.” —Chris...


One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season

by Chris Ballard

"One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart."

--Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys...


The Psychology of Baseball: Inside the Mental Game of the Major League Player

by Mike Stadler

Get inside the minds of the stars of the diamond in this extraordinary tour of brain power, psyche, and sheer will.

Yogi Berra once said, "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical." Even so,...


Men at Work

by George F. Will

In his classic tribute to America's pastime—now with a new introduction—political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lifelong sports enthusiast George F. Will travels from the baseball field...


Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order)

by Joe Peta

An ex–Wall Street trader improved on Moneyball’s famed sabermetrics and beat the Vegas odds with his own betting methods. Here is the story of how Joe Peta turned fantasy baseball into a dream come true....


The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance

by H. A. Dorfman

In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.


One on One Baseball: The Fundamentals of the Game and How to Keep It Simple for Easy Instruction

by Dom Scala

Coach your kids the Dom Scala way From his days playing in the majors to his years as bullpen coach with the New York Yankees through his NCAA victories with Adelphi University and his success as director of...


The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

by Paul Dickson & Skip McAfee

The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable...


Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

by Michael Lewis

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous...


The Yankee Years

by Tom Verducci & Joe Torre

The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees.

 

When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in...


The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

by Zack Hample

The holy grail, the fountain of youth, the golden fleece, and the baseball: rarely do objects inspire such madness. The Baseball is a salute to the ball, filled with insider trivia, anecdotes, and generations...


Stan Musial: An American Life

by George Vecsey

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Veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the biographical treatment he deserves. Stan Musial is the definitive portrait...


The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First First

by Jonah Keri

What happens when three financial industry whiz kids and certified baseball nuts take over an ailing major league franchise and implement the same strategies that fueled their success on Wall Street? In the...


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 Cheater's Guide to Baseball

by Derek Zumsteg

Ever see Mike Piazza block the plate? Or Derek Jeter slide hard into second? Illegal. But it happens every game. Baseball’s rules, it seems, were made to be broken. And they are, by the players, the front...