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Raceball
How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game
Written by Rob Ruck


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $25.95

From an award-winning writer, the first linked history of African Americans and Latinos in Major League Baseball

After peaking at 27 percent of all major leaguers in 1975, African Americans now make up less than one-tenth--a decline unimaginable in other men's pro sports. The number of Latin Americans, by contrast, has exploded...

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Baseball
Baseball
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307273499
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Baseball
An Illustrated History, including The Tenth Inning
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $75.00

The companion volume to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning, directed with Lynn Novick.

The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon: baseball. In words and pictures... Read more >
Baseball
Baseball
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, Read by Ken Burns
Format: Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307876928
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Baseball

Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Read by Ken Burns


Format: Abridged Compact Disc
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $35.00

The companion to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning directed with Lynn Novick.
 
The authors of the acclaimed and bestselling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon: baseball. Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken...

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Baseball
Baseball
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, Read by Ken Burns
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307876935
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Baseball

Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Read by Ken Burns


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $14.00

The companion to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning directed with Lynn Novick.
 
The authors of the acclaimed and bestselling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon: baseball. Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken...

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The First Fall Classic
The First Fall Classic
Written by Mike Vaccaro
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767929684
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The First Fall Classic
The Red Sox, the Giants, and the Cast of Players, Pugs, and Politicos Who Reinvented the World Series in 1912
Written by Mike Vaccaro


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $15.95

In this wonderful page-turner, veteran sports journalist Mike Vaccaro brings to life a bygone era in cinematic and intimate detail—and re-creates the magic and suspense of the world’s first classic series.

Despite a major presidential election, the near-assassination of Teddy Roosevelt, and the most sensational trial of the young century, baseball dominated...

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Miracle Ball
Miracle Ball
Written by Brian Biegel and Pete Fornatale
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307452696
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Miracle Ball
My Hunt for the Shot Heard 'Round the World
Written by Brian Biegel and Pete Fornatale


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00

"Nothing short of mind-blowing . . . Just amazing stuff"—Newsday

"A fast-paced, fascinating tale that combines shoe leather, high-tech forensics and some healthy dollops of luck….Biegel makes a compelling case that he's solved the mystery…his book is a home run." – Associated Press
 
October 3, 1951. Giants third baseman Bobby... Read more >
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Munson
Munson
Written by Marty Appel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767927550
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Munson
The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain
Written by Marty Appel


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $16.00

Our captain and leader has not left us, today, tomorrow, this year, next … Our endeavors will reflect our love and admiration for him.”
—Honorary plaque to Munson in Yankee Stadium

Thurman Munson is remembered by fans as the fiercely competitive, tough, and—most of all—inspiring Yankee captain and champion from the wild Bronx... Read more >
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Satchel
Satchel
Written by Larry Tye
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ISBN: 9780812977974
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Satchel
The Life and Times of an American Legend
Written by Larry Tye


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.00

He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

Through dogged research and extensive interviews, award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye has tracked... Read more >
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Kiss 'Em Goodbye
Kiss 'Em Goodbye
Written by Dennis Purdy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345520128
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Kiss 'Em Goodbye
An ESPN Treasury of Failed, Forgotten, and Departed Teams
Written by Dennis Purdy


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $15.00

THEY’RE GOING, GOING, GONE. . . .
 
Their names roll off the tongue, a litany of the damned: the Providence Steam Roller, the Wilmington Quicksteps, the Cincinnati Porkers. They are the lost squads of professional sports history—teams forsaken by fans, fleeced by owners, or forgotten by time. Until now. 

Kiss ’Em Goodbye unearths... Read more >
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Kiss 'Em Goodbye
Kiss 'Em Goodbye
Written by Dennis Purdy
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ISBN: 9780345520470
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Kiss 'Em Goodbye
An ESPN Treasury of Failed, Forgotten, and Departed Teams
Written by Dennis Purdy


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $11.99

THEY’RE GOING, GOING, GONE. . . .
 
Their names roll off the tongue, a litany of the damned: the Providence Steam Roller, the Wilmington Quicksteps, the Cincinnati Porkers. They are the lost squads of professional sports history—teams forsaken by fans, fleeced by owners, or forgotten by time. Until now. 

Kiss ’Em Goodbye unearths... Read more >
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The First Fall Classic
The First Fall Classic
Written by Mike Vaccaro
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385532181
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The First Fall Classic
The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912
Written by Mike Vaccaro


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $11.99

In this wonderful page-turner, veteran sports journalist Mike Vaccaro brings to life a bygone era in cinematic and intimate detail—and re-creates the magic and suspense of the world’s first classic series.

Despite a major presidential election, the near-assassination of Teddy Roosevelt, and the most sensational trial of the young century, baseball dominated...

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Munson
Munson
Written by Marty Appel
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385529280
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Munson
The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain
Written by Marty Appel


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Price: $11.99

Our captain and leader has not left us, today, tomorrow, this year, next … Our endeavors will reflect our love and admiration for him.”
—Honorary plaque to Munson in Yankee Stadium

Thurman Munson is remembered by fans as the fiercely competitive, tough, and—most of all—inspiring Yankee captain and champion from the wild Bronx... Read more >
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Satchel
Satchel
Written by Larry Tye
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588368478
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Satchel
The Life and Times of an American Legend
Written by Larry Tye


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $11.99

He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

Through dogged research and extensive interviews, award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye has tracked... Read more >
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Satchel
Satchel
Written by Larry Tye, Read by Dominic Hoffman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739384640
Our Price: $25.00

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Satchel
The Life and Times of an American Legend
Written by Larry Tye
Read by Dominic Hoffman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $25.00

He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

Few reliable records or news reports survive about players in the Negro Leagues. Through... Read more >
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American Icon
American Icon
Written by Teri Thompson, Nathaniel Vinton, Michael O'Keeffe and Christian Red
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307273437
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American Icon

Written by Teri Thompson, Nathaniel Vinton, Michael O'Keeffe and Christian Red


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $14.99

It was an epic downfall. In twenty-four seasons pitcher Roger Clemens put together one of the greatest careers baseball has ever seen. Seven Cy Young Awards, two World Series championships, and 354 victories made him a lock for the Hall of Fame. But on December 13, 2007, the Mitchell Report laid... Read more >
Miracle Ball
Miracle Ball
Written by Brian Biegel and Pete Fornatale
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307452702
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Miracle Ball
My Hunt for the Shot Heard 'Round the World
Written by Brian Biegel and Pete Fornatale


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

The captivating, utterly improbable but ultimately true story of one man’s quest to solve sports’ greatest mystery: What happened to the most famous of all home-run balls–the holy grail of sports?


October 3, 1951. Giants third baseman Bobby Thomson hit the most dramatic home run in the history of baseball. The moment... Read more >
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Now I Can Die in Peace
Now I Can Die in Peace
Written by Bill Simmons
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781933060729
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Now I Can Die in Peace
How The Sports Guy Found Salvation Thanks to the World Champion (Twice!) Red Sox
Written by Bill Simmons


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $16.00

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Baseball
Baseball
Written by George Vecsey
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307494061
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Baseball
A History of America's Favorite Game
Written by George Vecsey


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $11.99

“Football is force and fanatics, basketball is beauty and bounce. Baseball is everything: action, grace, the seasons of our lives. George Vecsey’s book proves it, without wasting a word.”
–Lee Eisenberg, author of The Number

In Baseball, one of the great bards of America’s Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of the... Read more >
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100 Baseball Icons
100 Baseball Icons
Written by Kit Hinrichs, Text by Delphine Hirasuna, Designed by Kit Hinrichs
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580089166
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100 Baseball Icons
From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Archive
Written by Kit Hinrichs
Text by Delphine Hirasuna
Designed by Kit Hinrichs


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $19.95

100 BASEBALL ICONS presents the treasures of the most famous repository of baseball memorabilia in the world, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Given access to the Hall's vast archives, award-winning photographer and lifelong baseball aficionado Terry Heffernan unearths artifacts that represent some of the... Read more >
Baseball
Baseball
Written by George Vecsey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812978704
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Baseball
A History of America's Favorite Game
Written by George Vecsey


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $15.00

“Football is force and fanatics, basketball is beauty and bounce. Baseball is everything: action, grace, the seasons of our lives. George Vecsey’s book proves it, without wasting a word.”
–Lee Eisenberg, author of The Number

In Baseball, one of the great bards of America’s Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of the... Read more >
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The Echoing Green
The Echoing Green
Written by Joshua Prager
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375713071
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The Echoing Green
The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World
Written by Joshua Prager


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $15.95

At 3:58 p.m. on October 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson hit a home run off Ralph Branca. The ball sailed over the left field wall and into history. The Giants won the pennant. That moment—the Shot Heard Round the World—reverberated from the West Wing of the White House to the Sing Sing... Read more >
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The Echoing Green
The Echoing Green
Written by Joshua Prager
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ISBN: 9780307389336
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The Echoing Green

Written by Joshua Prager


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $11.99

At 3:58 p.m. on October 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson hit a home run off Ralph Branca. The ball sailed over the left field wall and into history. The Giants won the pennant. That moment—the Shot Heard Round the World—reverberated from the West Wing of the White House to the Sing Sing... Read more >
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Emperors and Idiots
Emperors and Idiots
Written by Mike Vaccaro
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307418951
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Emperors and Idiots
The Hundred Year Rivalry Between the Yankees and Red Sox, From the Very Beginnin g to the End of the Curse
Written by Mike Vaccaro


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

The New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox. For a hundred years, no two teams have locked horns as fiercely or as frequently – and no two seasons frame the colossal battle more perfectly than 2003 and 2004. Now, with incredible energy and access, leading sports columnist Mike Vaccaro chronicles the... Read more >
The New York Mets
The New York Mets
Written by Richard Grossinger, Foreword by Mike Vacarro
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942055
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The New York Mets
Ethnography, Myth, and Subtext
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Mike Vacarro


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $16.95

No baseball team has captured America’s imagination like the Mets. Alternately the “Lovable Losers” and the “Miracle Mets,” New York’s other team offers fascinating fodder for writer Richard Grossinger in this thoughtful collection. The New York Mets is a series of probing essays on the best and most interesting years of... Read more >
Shades of Glory
Shades of Glory
Written by Lawrence D. Hogan, Foreword by Jules Tygiel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426200335
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Shades of Glory
The Negro Leagues & the Story of African-American Baseball
Written by Lawrence D. Hogan
Foreword by Jules Tygiel


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2007
Price: $15.95

"Probably the most comprehensive history of black baseball available in one book…a must-read for any student of the game." —Cincinnati Enquirer

"Hogan sets the teams and leagues in the cultural and economic context of the black experience and the communities in which they played, broadening the book's appeal to anyone interested... Read more >
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