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The Cooperstown Chronicles

by Frank Russo

Professional baseball has always consisted of a variety of characters, from likeable youngsters to notorious rebels. From 1871 to the present, the sport has witnessed the likes of Germany Schaeffer, an infielder...

The 1928 New York Yankees

by Charlie Gentile

The 1927 New York Yankees are often considered one of the best Yankee teams of all time—perhaps one of the best major league teams ever. Yet often overlooked is the Yankee team that followed. The 1928 Yankees...

Dodgers Past & Present

by Steven Travers

From their origins as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1884, through their departure from their beloved borough in 1957, to their record-breaking popularity in sunny Los Angeles, the Dodgers baseball team has been...

The Local Boys

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...

Wire-to-Wire Reds

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

by Gaylon H. White

During the 1956 baseball season in the city of Los Angeles, Mickey Mantle’s pursuit of Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record was matched only by the day-to-day drama of Steve Bilko’s exploits in the...

Vaudeville on the Diamond

by David M. Sutera

Over the last couple of decades, minor league baseball games have shown substantial attendance figures, with more than forty-one million spectators in both 2010 and 2011. With all the high-tech, live-streaming,...

The Boys of Summer

by Roger Kahn

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the colour...

Historical Dictionary of Baseball

by Lyle Spatz

Dating back to 1869 as an organized professional sport, the game of baseball is not only the oldest professional sport in North America, but also symbolizes much more. Walt Whitman described it as “our game,...

Baseball's Most Notorious Personalities

by Jonathan Weeks

Of the 17,000-plus players who have donned major league uniforms over the years, not all were particularly nice or ethical. In fact, the actions of a handful were so heinous, they left an indelible mark on the...

The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports

by B. P. Robert Stephen Silverman

The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports takes the greatest Jewish athletes in all major sports from the past eleven decades and ranks them against each other, using a limited scope and quantitative criteria. Each decade...

State of Play

by Bill Ripken

Advanced statistics and new terminology have taken hold of baseball today, but do they accurately reflect the reality of the game? A baseball lifer states his case.

America?s favorite pastime is enduring an assault...

The Strenuous Life

by Ryan Swanson

Featuring an amazing cast of historical figures, this is the story of how President Theodore Roosevelt led an American sports and fitness revolution.

Give up exercise, Theodore Roosevelt was told by a doctor...

100 Miles of Baseball

by Dale Jacobs & Heidi Lm Jacobs

From sandlots to major league stands, two fans set out to recapture their love of the game.

For most of their lives together Dale Jacobs and Heidi LM Jacobs couldn?t imagine a spring without baseball. Their season...

Not Just Baseball

by William Bourne

William Bourne grew up loving baseball, playing in an under-eighteen league in Greenwich, Connecticut, with his brother. As an adult, he traced the history of Minor League baseball, traveling to various baseball...

Wits, Flakes, and Clowns

by Wayne Stewart

Throughout the twentieth century, baseball has been blessed with a slew of colorful characters, funny men, and “flakes.” And though many fans lament the apparent vanishing of such players, there are still...

The Cup of Coffee Club

by Jacob Kornhauser

The Cup of Coffee Club shares the stories of eleven men who played in just a single major league baseball game and how they responded to the heartache of never making it back. Featuring exclusive interviews...

Cut off and Relays

by Tomás Gil

I wrote this booklet because of my concern for what I feel is a great problem in baseball today - the principal essence of the game is missing. The basic fundamentals of the game, those things which make a complete...

Baseball's Iconic 1-0 Games

by Warren N. Wilbert

Although very few baseball games end with a final score of one to zero, and such a score line might suggest a contest devoid of drama, nothing could be further from the truth. Since the 1876 inaugural season...

The Yogi Poems and Other Celebrations of Local Baseball

by Raphael Badagliacca

This book of 25 stories and poems is for anyone who loves baseball at any level ? from the major leagues to high school to little league ? or softball played with passion by people of all ages on diamonds across...