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Baseball, An Illustrated History

Baseball, An Illustrated History

by Kevin Baker | Ken Burns | Geoffrey C. Ward

  • SPORT
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 564 PAGES

Re-released to coincide with the PBS broadcast of Baseball: The Tenth Inning, this updated edition features a new chapter by historian Kevin Baker on such topics as the 1994 strike, the home-run race of 1998 and recent steroid controversies. (USA444, $39.95)

The Faith of 50 Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture

The Faith of 50 Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture

by Christopher Hodge Evans

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

Ten essays examining baseball as an American civil religion. (BBL02, $30.00)

The National Game: Baseball and American Culture

The National Game: Baseball and American Culture

by John P. Rossi

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 243 PAGES

A scholarly introduction to baseball's history and its effects on American society. (BBL03, $16.90)

 
101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out

101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out


by Josh Pahigian

  • SPORT
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 227 PAGES

A definitive guide to must-see baseball shrines, attractions and gravesites, including the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, the Field of Dreams movie set, the Jackie Robinson Center and Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park. (BBL20, $18.95)

A Yankee Century, A Celebration of the First Hundred Years of Baseball's Greatest Team

A Yankee Century, A Celebration of the First Hundred Years of Baseball's Greatest Team


by Paul O'Neill | Harvey Frommer

  • SPORT
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A comprehensive volume of New York Yankee photographs, interviews, statistics, and trivia. (BBL09, $24.00)

Baseball's Golden Age, The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon

Baseball's Golden Age, The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon


by Neal McCabe

  • SPORT
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 198 PAGES

A celebration of the photographic art of Charles Conlon features more than two hundred images of such legendary figures as Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Honus Wagner, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and others. (BBL18, $35.00)

Call of the Game: What Really Goes on in the Broadcast Booth


by Michael L. Johnson | Gary Bender

  • SPORT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 263 PAGES

An introduction to a career in sports broadcasting, drawing from both textbook theory and 25 years of professional experience. (BBL06, $19.95)

Men at Work, The Craft of Baseball

Men at Work, The Craft of Baseball


by George F. Will

  • SPORT
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 353 PAGES

An analysis of the game of baseball profiles four key figures -- Tony Gwynn, Orel Hershiser, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Tony LaRussa -- featuring historical arcana, anecdotes, and conversations with players, managers, and coaches. (BBL21, $14.99)

Moneyball, The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball, The Art of Winning an Unfair Game


by Michael Lewis

  • SPORT
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 316 PAGES

How to suceed without spending a fortune. Lewis uses the low-budget Oakland Athletics and the plucky team's outsized general manager Billy Beane in this enlightening look at the business of baseball. (BBL19, $15.95)

Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season

Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season


by Jonathan Eig

  • SPORT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 323 PAGES

A chronicle of the 1947 baseball season during which Jackie Robinson broke the race barrier is a sixtieth anniversary tribute based on interviews with Robinson's wife, daughter, and teammates. (BBL23, $16.00)

Small-Town Heroes, Images of Minor League Baseball

Small-Town Heroes, Images of Minor League Baseball


by Hank Davis

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Psychologist and journalist Hank Davis' anecdotal account of the minor league baseball culture in the United States and Canada. (BBL10, $22.95)

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

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


by Jason Turbow

  • SPORT
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 294 PAGES

With rollicking stories from the past and new perspectives on baseball's informal rulebook, Turbow's insiser's account is a must for every fan. (BBL16, $15.95)

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

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


by Zack Hample

  • SPORT
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 356 PAGES

Zack Hample shares ballpark legends and lore, details the evolution of the ball, and offers up his secret methods for snagging your own from major league games in this entertaining account from the master (he's collected 4,600 baseballs from 48 different stadiums over the years). (BBL15, $14.95)

The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told, Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond

The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told, Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond


by Jeff (ED Silverman

  • SPORT
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 326 PAGES

Twenty-seven essays, profiles, and stories about baseball feature some of the best writing on the game, with selections from John Updike, George Plimpton, Pete Hamill, Roy Blount Jr., Zane Grey, Jimmy Breslin, Red Smith, P. G. Wodehouse, and many others. (BBL17, $16.95)

Luckiest Man: The Life And Death of Lou Gehrig


by Jonathan Eig

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 420 PAGES

Recounts the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now commonly called after him, in a portrait that shares details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life. (BBL22, $16.00)

Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing about It a Game

Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing about It a Game


by Roger Kahn

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 290 PAGES

Revered sports writer Roger Kahn depicts the golden period of baseball through his account of growing up in Brooklyn and his dynamic career writing for the Dodgers. (BBL05, $19.95)

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