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In 1969, the New York Mets took on a nickname that was certainly fitting for that season--the Miracle Mets. Nevertheless, even beyond 1969, there have been numerous moments in the history of the Mets that have proven miraculous, from the pitcher's mound to the batter's box and from the regular ...
Miracle Moments in New York Mets History: The Turning Points, the Memorable Games, the Incredible Records
In 1969, the New York Mets took on a nickname that was certainly fitting for that season--the Miracle Mets. Nevertheless, even beyond 1969, there have been numerous moments in the history of the Mets that have proven miraculous, from the pitcher's mound to the batter's box and from the regular season to the playoffs. In Miracle Moments in New York Mets History, Brett Topel details the team's greatest achievements, from the Mets' first win in franchise history in 1962, to Tom Seaver's near-perfect game in 1969, the 1986 World Series, the trade for Mike Piazza, Al Leiter's two-hitter during the 1999 one-game playoff, Jacob deGrom's 2015 All-Star Game appearance, and much more. In doing so, Topel highlights the key players and coaches and reveals the high level of excitement that comes with being a Mets fan. Complete with full-color photos, this book makes the perfect gift for young and old fans alike of the New York Mets!
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26.240000 USD

Miracle Moments in New York Mets History: The Turning Points, the Memorable Games, the Incredible Records

by Brett Topel
Hardback
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The Local Boys by Joe and Jack Heffron 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 on the first team in 1869 to Junior Griffey, soon ...
The Local Boys: Hometown Players for the Cincinnati Reds
The Local Boys by Joe and Jack Heffron 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 on the first team in 1869 to Junior Griffey, soon to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Alongside big-name stars like Dave Parker and Buddy Bell, fans will find those like Eddie Hunter, who played only one inning in 1933, never got to bat, and never field
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32.500000 USD

The Local Boys: Hometown Players for the Cincinnati Reds

by Jack Heffron, Joe Heffron
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In all of baseball, one record shines as perhaps the most coveted: four home runs by one player in a single game. If the pinnacle of pitching is the perfect game, then the highpoint of hitting is four home runs, and only eighteen players in the history of the sport ...
The Four Home Runs Club: Sluggers Who Achieved Baseball's Rarest Feat
In all of baseball, one record shines as perhaps the most coveted: four home runs by one player in a single game. If the pinnacle of pitching is the perfect game, then the highpoint of hitting is four home runs, and only eighteen players in the history of the sport can boast this accomplishment. In The Four Home Runs Club: Sluggers Who Achieved Baseball's Rarest Feat, Steven K. Wagner profiles the select group of men who have accomplished the near impossible. Drawing on interviews with dozens of current and former major-league ballplayers, Wagner chronicles the lives of these few who, in the space of a few hours, left an indelible mark on the game. In doing so, the author draws attention to the unique features that distinguished some of these events: one player homered in three consecutive innings; another did it twice in the same inning; a third hit two inside-the-park home runs; one added a double and a single in the same game; and a fifth player drove in a record-tying twelve runs. Among the men in this elite club are legends Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, and Mike Schmidt, as well as recent inductees Shawn Green, Scooter Gennett, and J. D. Martinez. From the sandlots of Coushatta, Louisiana, to the suburbs of New York City, this book examines the special batsmen who parlayed four mighty swings into baseball immortality. A fascinating look into this extraordinary exploit, The Four Home Runs Club will appeal to baseball fans everywhere.
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34.650000 USD

The Four Home Runs Club: Sluggers Who Achieved Baseball's Rarest Feat

by Steven K Wagner
Hardback
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The Big Red Machine dominated major league baseball in the 1970s, but the Cincinnati franchise began its climb to that pinnacle in 1961, when an unlikely collection of cast-offs and wannabes stunned the baseball world by winning the National League pennant. Led by revered manager Fred Hutchinson, the team featured ...
Before the Machine: The Story of the 1961 Pennant-Winning Reds
The Big Red Machine dominated major league baseball in the 1970s, but the Cincinnati franchise began its climb to that pinnacle in 1961, when an unlikely collection of cast-offs and wannabes stunned the baseball world by winning the National League pennant. Led by revered manager Fred Hutchinson, the team featured rising stars like Frank Robinson, Jim O'Toole, and Vada Pinson, fading stars like Gus Bell and Wally Post, and a few castoffs who suddenly came into their own, like Gene Freese
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34.600000 USD

Before the Machine: The Story of the 1961 Pennant-Winning Reds

by Mark J. Schmetzer
Hardback
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2018 marks 115 years since the inception of the New York Yankees--and what a 115-year period it's been! But how did the team that has since won a league-leading 27 world championships get started? In A Franchise on the Rise, veteran sportswriter Dom Amore takes readers back in time to ...
A Franchise on the Rise: The First Twenty Years of the New York Yankees
2018 marks 115 years since the inception of the New York Yankees--and what a 115-year period it's been! But how did the team that has since won a league-leading 27 world championships get started? In A Franchise on the Rise, veteran sportswriter Dom Amore takes readers back in time to the first twenty years of the team's existence, from 1903 to 1923, focusing on all the major players and events, including their first ten years as the Highlanders, their move to Yankee Stadium, and their subsequent first World Series in 1923. In doing so, Amore successfully finds the characters' own voices and thereby vividly reconstructs events of more than a century ago. He recounts the snowy night Honus Wagner was offered twenty crisp $1,000 bills to join the new franchise in New York; the story behind the holes punched in the outfield fence that facilitated the stealing of signs in 1909; and why the team thought it may have had the next big superstar in a college football end named George Halas. This is a tale about the business of baseball as it was done at the time and, in many ways, as it still must be done. There was no secret to building a winning organization. It took money and luck, but it also took a group of people working as a team, each allowed to do his job and each doing it superbly.
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29.390000 USD

A Franchise on the Rise: The First Twenty Years of the New York Yankees

by Dom Amore
Hardback
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An October to Remember 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who Played in It recalls one of baseball's most celebrated championship series from the voices of the players who still remain--a collected narrative from a bygone era of major-league baseball as they reflect fifty years later. ...
An October to Remember 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who Played in It
An October to Remember 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who Played in It recalls one of baseball's most celebrated championship series from the voices of the players who still remain--a collected narrative from a bygone era of major-league baseball as they reflect fifty years later. Modeled after Lawrence S. Ritter's celebrated book, The Glory of Their Times--for which the author traversed the country to record stories of baseball's deadball era--An October to Remember 1968 will likewise preserve the days of baseball past, gathering the memories of the remaining players of the great Tigers and Cardinals teams to assemble their accounts into a vibrant baseball collection. The 1968 World Series came at a time of great cultural change--the fading days of fans dressing up for ballgames, the first years of widespread color TV--and was an historic matchup of two legendary teams, pitting star power head-to-head and going the distance of seven hard-fought games. From the voices of the players themselves, An October to Remember 1968 illustrates in detail what it was like to be a 1968 Tiger, a 1968 Cardinal: what it was like to win it all and to lose it all: what it was like to face Bob Gibson peering in from the mound, Al Kaline digging in at the plate; what it was like, in the player's own words, to remember the days of that most special period in the history of America's national pastime.
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26.240000 USD

An October to Remember 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who Played in It

by Brendan Donley
Hardback
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With 363 victories, Warren Spahn is the winningest left-handed pitcher in baseball history. During his 21-year career, Spahn won 20+ games thirteen times, was a 17-time All Star, a Cy Young-award winner, and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973. In addition, Spahn was also a ...
Warren Spahn: A Biography of the Legendary Lefty
With 363 victories, Warren Spahn is the winningest left-handed pitcher in baseball history. During his 21-year career, Spahn won 20+ games thirteen times, was a 17-time All Star, a Cy Young-award winner, and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973. In addition, Spahn was also a war hero, serving in World War II and awarded the Purple Heart. To say Spahn lived a storied life is an understatement. In Warren Spahn, author Lew Freedman tells the story of this incredible lefty. Known for his supremely high leg kick, Spahn became one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. However, the road wasn't as easy as it would seem. Struggling in his major-league debut at age twenty, manager Casey Stengel demoted the young left. It would be four years before Spahn would return to the diamond, as he received a calling of a different kind--one from his country. Enlisting in the Army, Spahn would serve with distinction, seeing action in the Battle of the Bulge and the Ludendorff Bridge, and was awarded a battlefield commission, along with a Purple Heart. Upon his return to the game, he would take the league by storm. Spahn dominated for over two decades, spending twenty years with the Braves (both Boston and Milwaukee), as well as a season with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. Pitching into his mid-forties, he would throw two no-hitters at the advanced ages of thirty-nine and forty. From his early days in Buffalo and young career, through his time and the military and all the way to the 1948 Braves and Spahn and Sain and Pray for Rain, author Lew Freedman leaves no stone unturned in sharing the incredible life of this pitching icon, who is still considered the greatest left-handed pitcher to ever play the game.
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26.240000 USD

Warren Spahn: A Biography of the Legendary Lefty

by Lew Freedman
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The baseball glove is a ubiquitous item, a crucial piece of equipment in the game of baseball, and it offers the opportunity to examine the production of material culture and social practice at numerous levels. Where and how is a glove made, and how does its manufacture square with the ...
The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value
The baseball glove is a ubiquitous item, a crucial piece of equipment in the game of baseball, and it offers the opportunity to examine the production of material culture and social practice at numerous levels. Where and how is a glove made, and how does its manufacture square with the narratives surrounding its place in American cultural life? What are the myths, superstitions, and beliefs surrounding its acquisition, care, use, and significance? How does a glove function as the center of a web of cultural practices that illustrate how individuals relate to a consumer good as a symbol of memory, personal narrative, and national identity? How do the manufacturers of baseball gloves draw upon, promote, and in some sense create these practices? How do these practices and meanings change in other national and cultural contexts? The Baseball Glove offers students the opportunity to examine these questions in an engagingly written and illustrated book that promotes hands-on interaction with a quintessential item of material culture. At the same time, the book gives students the space for critical self-reflection about the place of material goods like sporting equipment in their lives, and it provides the chance to learn different methodological approaches to studying everyday objects.
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30.70 USD

The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value

by David Jenemann
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The baseball glove is a ubiquitous item, a crucial piece of equipment in the game of baseball, and it offers the opportunity to examine the production of material culture and social practice at numerous levels. Where and how is a glove made, and how does its manufacture square with the ...
The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value
The baseball glove is a ubiquitous item, a crucial piece of equipment in the game of baseball, and it offers the opportunity to examine the production of material culture and social practice at numerous levels. Where and how is a glove made, and how does its manufacture square with the narratives surrounding its place in American cultural life? What are the myths, superstitions, and beliefs surrounding its acquisition, care, use, and significance? How does a glove function as the center of a web of cultural practices that illustrate how individuals relate to a consumer good as a symbol of memory, personal narrative, and national identity? How do the manufacturers of baseball gloves draw upon, promote, and in some sense create these practices? How do these practices and meanings change in other national and cultural contexts? The Baseball Glove offers students the opportunity to examine these questions in an engagingly written and illustrated book that promotes hands-on interaction with a quintessential item of material culture. At the same time, the book gives students the space for critical self-reflection about the place of material goods like sporting equipment in their lives, and it provides the chance to learn different methodological approaches to studying everyday objects.
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162.10 USD

The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value

by David Jenemann
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August 30, 2018 marks the 100th birthday of the former Boston Red Sox outfielder and baseball legend. In Being Ted Williams, esteemed sportscaster Dick Enberg offers a series of personal anecdotes that loosely follow Ted's life from his childhood in San Diego, to his fun teenage years playing in the ...
Being Ted Williams: Growing Up with a Baseball Idol
August 30, 2018 marks the 100th birthday of the former Boston Red Sox outfielder and baseball legend. In Being Ted Williams, esteemed sportscaster Dick Enberg offers a series of personal anecdotes that loosely follow Ted's life from his childhood in San Diego, to his fun teenage years playing in the Pacific Coast League, his glorious yet frustrating Red Sox career, his heroic actions as a fighter pilot in two wars (as John Glenn's favorite wing-man), and his post-career years leading to his heart-rending appearance at age eighty at the 1999 All-Star Game. Though other books have recounted Williams's career, none have done so through the eyes of someone like Enberg, who followed Ted's career as just a young boy, trying to emulate his classic swing, then as a broadcaster, and finally as a friend, when the two men could enjoy numerous get-togethers until Ted's passing in 2002. Enberg also weaves in personal stories and commentary on what it means to be a hero from other legendary sports figures, such as Bobby Knight, Vin Scully, Bill Walton, and many more. Being Ted Williams makes the perfect gift for the baseball fan looking for a unique perspective on one of the sport's greatest legends through the lens of one of the best broadcasters in the game's history.
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26.240000 USD
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Rather than as a Falstaffian figure of limited intellect, Edmund Wehrle reveals Babe Ruth as an ambitious, independent operator, one not afraid to challenge baseball's draconian labor system. To the baseball establishment, Ruth's immense popularity represented opportunity, but his rebelliousness and potential to overturn the status quo presented a threat. ...
Breaking Babe Ruth: Baseball's Campaign against Its Biggest Star
Rather than as a Falstaffian figure of limited intellect, Edmund Wehrle reveals Babe Ruth as an ambitious, independent operator, one not afraid to challenge baseball's draconian labor system. To the baseball establishment, Ruth's immense popularity represented opportunity, but his rebelliousness and potential to overturn the status quo presented a threat. After a decades-long campaign waged by baseball to contain and discredit him, the Babe, frustrated and struggling with injuries and illness, grew more acquiescent, but the image of Ruth that baseball perpetuated still informs how many people remember Babe Ruth to this day. This new perspective, approaching Ruth more seriously and placing his life in fuller context, is long overdue.
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31.450000 USD

Breaking Babe Ruth: Baseball's Campaign against Its Biggest Star

by Edmund F. Wehrle
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Beginning in 1912, Detroit's Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans. Based on a classic grandstand design, it expanded throughout the 20th century reflecting the booming industrial city around it. Emphasising utility over adornment and offering more fans affordable seats near the field than any other venue ...
Tiger Stadium: Essays and Memories of Detroit's Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009
Beginning in 1912, Detroit's Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans. Based on a classic grandstand design, it expanded throughout the 20th century reflecting the booming industrial city around it. Emphasising utility over adornment and offering more fans affordable seats near the field than any other venue in sports, it was in every sense a working-class ballpark that made the game the central focus. Drawing on the perspectives of historians, architects, fans and players, the authors describe how Tiger Stadium grew and adapted and then, despite the efforts of fans, was abandoned and destroyed. It is a story of corporate welfare, politics and indifference to history pitted against an enduring love of place. Chronological diagrams illustrate the evolution of the playing field.
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41.950000 USD

Tiger Stadium: Essays and Memories of Detroit's Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009

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In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year's World Series, one of the nation's strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a ...
The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II
In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year's World Series, one of the nation's strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a child, Anne Keene's father, Jim Raugh, suited up as the team batboy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped, tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium. Jimmy followed his baseball dreams as a college All-American but was crushed later in life by a failed major-league bid with the Detroit Tigers. He would have carried this story to his grave had Anne not discovered his scrapbook from a Navy school that shaped America's greatest heroes including George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, and Paul Bear Bryant. With the help of rare images and insights from World War II baseball veterans such as Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time in The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II.
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28.340000 USD

The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II

by Anne R. Keene
Hardback
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The New York Yankees don't call themselves the Bronx Bombers for nothing. And though Babe Ruth did not invent the home run, he did indeed popularize it and make it seem less vulgar. New York Yankees Home Run Almanac presents a month-by-month tally of historic, important, unusual, or titanic home ...
The New York Yankees Home Run Almanac: The Bronx Bombers' Most Historic, Unusual, and Titanic Dingers
The New York Yankees don't call themselves the Bronx Bombers for nothing. And though Babe Ruth did not invent the home run, he did indeed popularize it and make it seem less vulgar. New York Yankees Home Run Almanac presents a month-by-month tally of historic, important, unusual, or titanic home runs, hit mostly by Yankees (or players who hit them at Yankees ballparks). It covers everyone from Ruth to Mickey Mantle, Alex Rodriguez, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter, Aaron Judge, and many more pinstripe players, past and present, in an easy-to-read format. Some of the many dingers featured include: Graig Nettles's home run on Opening Day 1974, when the Yankees called Shea Stadium home Jorge Posada's and Bernie Williams's switch-hit home runs during the same game in 2000 Pitcher Whitey Ford's third and final home run of his career Aaron Judge's 50th home run of the season, a rookie record And many more!
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15.740000 USD

The New York Yankees Home Run Almanac: The Bronx Bombers' Most Historic, Unusual, and Titanic Dingers

by Douglas B. Lyons
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The Story of the Greatest Yankees Team--and Baseball Team--of All Time New York, 1936. Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and rookie Joe DiMaggio--with these six future Hall of Fame players, the Yankees embarked on a four-year run that would go down in the history books ...
The New York Yankees 1936-39: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Baseball's Greatest Dynasty
The Story of the Greatest Yankees Team--and Baseball Team--of All Time New York, 1936. Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and rookie Joe DiMaggio--with these six future Hall of Fame players, the Yankees embarked on a four-year run that would go down in the history books as the greatest Yankees team, if not, the greatest baseball team of all time. Over the next four years, the Yankees won four straight pennants, finishing an average of nearly fifteen games ahead of the second-place team. They won their four World Series by an overall margin of 16-3, sweeping the last two, putting the punctuation mark on baseball's first true dynasty. Even the Ruthian Yankees of the twenties never won more than two consecutive world championships. From 1936 to 1939, the world was changing rapidly. America was in the grip of the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected president in the greatest landslide in American history. And Hitler's Germany was on the move in the fall of 1939, just as the Yankee dynasty reached its climax. Against the backdrop of a world in turmoil, baseball, and America's love for baseball, thrived. Starring the best team of all time, featuring little-known anecdotes of players and set against a history of the world, Yankees 1936-39, Baseball's Greatest Dynasty tells the tale of a legendary team that changed history.
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26.240000 USD

The New York Yankees 1936-39: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Baseball's Greatest Dynasty

by Stanley Cohen
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According to the New York Times, Cuba is at an historic turning point. As Cuba catches up with political and economic changes, baseball will inevitably catch up and change as well. In Cuba Loves Baseball, photographer Ira Block, who has spent the past three years photographing the culture of Cuba ...
Cuba Loves Baseball: A Photographic Journey
According to the New York Times, Cuba is at an historic turning point. As Cuba catches up with political and economic changes, baseball will inevitably catch up and change as well. In Cuba Loves Baseball, photographer Ira Block, who has spent the past three years photographing the culture of Cuba through baseball, has assembled more than one hundred images of baseball players of all ages. In doing so, Block helps to preserve baseball's enduring presence in Cuba. The colorful photos cover everything from grass roots baseball to the pro teams, from portraits of old-timers to children playing baseball in the streets, and from exuberant fans at stadiums to vendors selling traditional food before the games. Cuba Loves Baseball incorporates sport with culture in a country that has been closed for so many years. It makes the perfect gift for sports fans, people interested in Cuba and travel, men and women who played baseball as children in cities or rural areas, and parents who have children playing baseball now.
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29.390000 USD

Cuba Loves Baseball: A Photographic Journey

by Ira Block
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I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called baseball's Gettysburg Address at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary. He died two years later and his ...
The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic
I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called baseball's Gettysburg Address at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary. He died two years later and his fiery widow, Eleanor, wanted nothing more than to keep his memory alive. With her forceful will, she and the irascible producer Samuel Goldwyn quickly agreed to make a film based on Gehrig's life, The Pride of the Yankees. Goldwyn didn't understand--or care about--baseball. For him this film was the emotional story of a quiet, modest hero who married a spirited woman who was the love of his life, and, after a storied career, gave a short speech that transformed his legacy. With the world at war and soldiers dying on foreign soil, it was the kind of movie America needed. Using original scrips, letters, memos, and other rare documents, Richard Sandomir tells the behind-the-scenes story of how a classic was born. There was the so-called Scarlett O'Hara-like search to find the actor to play Gehrig; the stunning revelations Elanor made to the scriptwriter Paul Gallico about her life with Lou; the intensive training Cooper underwent to learn how to catch, throw, and hit a baseball for the first time; and the story of two now-legendary Hollywood actors in Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright whose nuanced performances endowed the Gehrigs with upstanding dignity and cemented the baseball icon's legend. Sandomir writes with great insight and aplomb, painting a fascinating portrait of a bygone Hollywood era, a mourning widow with a dream, and the shadow a legend cast on one of the greatest sports films of all time.
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23.88 USD

The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic

by Richard Sandomir
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The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles chronicles the team's thrilling, roller coaster history since arriving in the West Coast from Brooklyn. Featuring the stellar talents and memorable personalities of Dodgers greats such as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Tommy Lasorda, Fernando Valenzuela, and Kirk Gibson, as well as the stars ...
The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles
The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles chronicles the team's thrilling, roller coaster history since arriving in the West Coast from Brooklyn. Featuring the stellar talents and memorable personalities of Dodgers greats such as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Tommy Lasorda, Fernando Valenzuela, and Kirk Gibson, as well as the stars of today, like Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger, and Corey Seager, author Michael Schiavone offers an in-depth history of the team since their arrival in 1958. In 1957, the Dodgers left their home of Brooklyn, New York, where they had been since their inception in 1884, for the sun of California. Since arriving in LA, the team has won five World Series Championships and ten National League Pennants, and become one of the most popular organizations in Major League Baseball. With highlights of each season, the moments fans love to remember (Kirk Gibson's memorable home run in Game One of the 1988 World Series) or wish to forget (the entire 1992 season), as well as those who have graced the field of Chavez Ravine, The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles shares the wonderful history of the boys in blue in the most comprehensive book available. Whether you're a fan of the Dodgers of old or today's team, this book offers the most information of the team's time in California than any other on the market.
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26.240000 USD

The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles

by Michael Schiavone
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The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. History, biography, economics, physics, psychology, game theory, sociology and culture, records, and many other disciplines are represented to expand our knowledge ...
Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 47 #1
The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. History, biography, economics, physics, psychology, game theory, sociology and culture, records, and many other disciplines are represented to expand our knowledge of baseball as it is, was, and could be played.
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15.700000 USD

Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 47 #1

by Society for American Baseball Research (Sabr)
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The Boston Red Sox are one of the most iconic teams in all of professional sports, representing not just a city or a state, but an entire region--they're New England's sole entry into MLB. Baseball immortals Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth wore a Red Sox uniform early in their careers, ...
The 50 Greatest Players in Boston Red Sox History
The Boston Red Sox are one of the most iconic teams in all of professional sports, representing not just a city or a state, but an entire region--they're New England's sole entry into MLB. Baseball immortals Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth wore a Red Sox uniform early in their careers, and many other great players, including Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, and Pedro Martinez have played for New England's beloved ball club. Sports historian Robert W. Cohen has chosen the 50 best ever to play for the Sox and profiles their exploits. Chances are you'll find your favorite player here.
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20.950000 USD

The 50 Greatest Players in Boston Red Sox History

by Robert W. Cohen
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So You Think You're a Cleveland Indians Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Indians baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, this book will give you the details behind each story that bring to life players and managers, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple ...
So You Think You're a Cleveland Indians Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards
So You Think You're a Cleveland Indians Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Indians baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, this book will give you the details behind each story that bring to life players and managers, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you'll learn more about the great Indians players and managers of the past and present, from Nap Lajoie to Tris Speaker, Cy Young, Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Bob Lemon, Rocky Colavito, Gaylord Perry, Sandy Alomar Jr., Omar Vizquel, Jim Thome, Corey Kluber, and so many more. The many questions that this book answers include: Who was the only Indians player to be named MVP of the All-Star Game? Who is the only pitcher in team history to win at least 30 games in a season? Which Cleveland Indians player led the team in home runs during the 1960s? In 1987, the Indians had two pitchers on their staff who were later enshrined into the Hall of Fame. Who were they? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Tribe!
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15.740000 USD

So You Think You're a Cleveland Indians Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards

by Joseph Wancho
Paperback
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Considered by Ty Cobb as the finest natural hitter in the history of the game, Shoeless Joe Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career batting average of .356--which is still ranked third best all time--the man from Pickens County, South ...
Fall from Grace: The Truth and Tragedy of Shoeless Joe Jackson
Considered by Ty Cobb as the finest natural hitter in the history of the game, Shoeless Joe Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career batting average of .356--which is still ranked third best all time--the man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in the sport's history. That is, until the Black Sox scandal of 1919, which shook baseball to its core. While many have sympathized with Jackson's ban from baseball (even though he hit .375 during the 1919 World Series), not much is truly known about this quiet slugger. Whether he participated in the throwing of the World Series or not, he is still considered one of the game's best, and many have fought for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. From the author of Turning the Black Sox White (on Charles Comiskey) and War on the Basepaths (on Ty Cobb), Fall from Grace tells the story of the incredible life of Joseph Jefferson Jackson. From a mill boy to a baseball icon, author Tim Hornbaker breaks down the rise and fall of Shoeless Joe, giving an inside look during baseball's Deadball Era, including Jackson's personal point of view of the Black Sox scandal, which has never been covered before in this.
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15.740000 USD

Fall from Grace: The Truth and Tragedy of Shoeless Joe Jackson

by Tim Hornbaker
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Baseball Italian Style brings together the memories of major leaguers of Italian heritage whose collective careers span almost a century, from the 1930s up to today. In these first-person accounts, baseball fans will meet at an intimate level the players they cheered as heroes or jeered as adversaries, as well ...
Baseball Italian Style: Great Stories Told by Italian American Major Leaguers from Crosetti to Piazza
Baseball Italian Style brings together the memories of major leaguers of Italian heritage whose collective careers span almost a century, from the 1930s up to today. In these first-person accounts, baseball fans will meet at an intimate level the players they cheered as heroes or jeered as adversaries, as well as coaches, managers, front-office executives, and umpires.The men who speak in this collection, which includes eight Hall of Famers (Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Ron Santo, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Tom Lasorda, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre) go beyond facts and figures to provide an inside look at life in the big leagues. Their stories provide a time capsule that documents not only the evolution of Italian American participation in the national pastime but also the continuity of the game and the many changes that have taken place, on and off the field. At a time when statistical analysis plays an increasingly prominent role in the sport, the monologues in this book are a reminder that the history of baseball is passed on to future generations more eloquently, and with much greater passion, through the words of those who lived it than it is by numerical data.
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26.240000 USD

Baseball Italian Style: Great Stories Told by Italian American Major Leaguers from Crosetti to Piazza

by Lawrence Baldassaro
Hardback
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You're straddling the pitcher's mound in Shea Stadium. The game rests in your hands. Your heart is pounding. Big money is at stake. You feel thousands of eyes burning your jersey as they wait for a pitch. You gulp at the air trying to settle your nerves. It's go time. ...
Insight Pitch: My Life as a Major League Closer
You're straddling the pitcher's mound in Shea Stadium. The game rests in your hands. Your heart is pounding. Big money is at stake. You feel thousands of eyes burning your jersey as they wait for a pitch. You gulp at the air trying to settle your nerves. It's go time. Insight Pitch is a sports story that spills over three decades. Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Skip Lockwood tells anecdotes from throughout his career as a ballplayer, starting with his days as a Little Leaguer through his professional tenure with the Kansas City Athletics, Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels, New York Mets, and Boston Red Sox, before his retirement in 1980. Along the way, he details both the on- and off-the-field shenanigans as well as the enormous psychological process that he underwent each and every time he took the mound. Readers will find some laughs along the way and marvel as they share the locker room with legends like Jesse Owens, Satchel Paige, Catfish Hunter, and Yogi Berra. Humorous but insightful, this book makes the perfect addition to any baseball fan's shelf.
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20.990000 USD

Insight Pitch: My Life as a Major League Closer

by Skip Lockwood
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Play Ball! the Story of Little League Baseball
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36.700000 USD

Play Ball! the Story of Little League Baseball

by Robin Van Auken, Lance Van Auken
Hardback
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Composition Book 100 Sheet/200 Pages 8.5 X 11 In. Wide Ruled Helmet Bats Balls: Baseball Writing Notebook Wide Ruled Lined Book Soft Cover Writing Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Composition Book 100 Sheet/200 Pages 8.5 X 11 In. Wide Ruled Helmet Bats Balls: Baseball Writing Notebook Wide Ruled Lined Book Soft Cover Writing Notebook

by Goddess Book Press
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Composition Book 100 Sheet/200 Pages 8.5 X 11 In.Wide Ruled Baseball Navy Gloves: Balls Baseball Writing Notebook Wide Ruled Lined Book Soft Cover Writing Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Composition Book 100 Sheet/200 Pages 8.5 X 11 In.Wide Ruled Baseball Navy Gloves: Balls Baseball Writing Notebook Wide Ruled Lined Book Soft Cover Writing Notebook

by Goddess Book Press
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Composition Book 100 Sheet/200 Pages 8.5 X 11 In.Wide Ruled Baseball Gloves Ball: Grass Baseball Writing Notebook Wide Ruled Lined Book Soft Cover Writing Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Composition Book 100 Sheet/200 Pages 8.5 X 11 In.Wide Ruled Baseball Gloves Ball: Grass Baseball Writing Notebook Wide Ruled Lined Book Soft Cover Writing Notebook

by Goddess Book Press
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Composition Book 200 Sheet/400 Pages 8.5 X 11 In.-College Ruled Baseball-Orange: Baseball Writing Notebook Soft Cover
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9.440000 USD

Composition Book 200 Sheet/400 Pages 8.5 X 11 In.-College Ruled Baseball-Orange: Baseball Writing Notebook Soft Cover

by Goddess Book Press
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Go Hog Go! -Arkansas Razorbacks Notebook-
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8.390000 USD

Go Hog Go! -Arkansas Razorbacks Notebook-

by Ar Club
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