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The Closer
The Closer
by Mariano Rivera and Wayne Coffey
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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 incredible journey as the son of a poor... (read more)

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I Don't Care If We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever
I Don't Care If We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever
by Ben Blatt
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Ben, a sports analytics wizard, loves baseball. Eric, his best friend, hates it. But when Ben writes an algorithm for the optimal baseball road trip, an impossible dream of every pitch of 30 games in 30 stadiums in 30 days, who will he call on to take... (read more)

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I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
by Jackie Robinson
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The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All Seasons Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier,... (read more)

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The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter
The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter
by Ian Oconnor
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Surprisingly, one of sports most contentious, complex, and defining clashes played out not in the boxing ring or at the line of scrimmage but on the genteel green fairways of the worlds finest golf courses. Arnie and Jack. Palmer and Nicklaus. Their... (read more)

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The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
by Ben Bradlee
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"The story of Ted Williams contains more twists and turns than the great American novel, and in this epic biography, former Boston Globe editor and investigative reporter Bradlee presents an often disturbing portrayal of the man perpetually known as 'The... (read more)

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Ball Four
Ball Four
by Jim Bouton
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Baseball Season is upon us. I-CHI-RO! I-CHI-RO! Youngsters, you really need to read Ball Four by Jim Bouton. A season in the bigs with the expansion Seattle Pilots (Milwaukee Brewers for those that don't know.) Joe Schultz, Sal "The Barber" Maglie and... (read more)

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Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America
Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America
by Tom Stanton
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Baseball has witnessed more than 125,000 home runs. Many have altered the outcome of games, and some have decided pennants and become legend. But no dinger has had greater impact than Hank Aaron's 715th home run. His historic blast on April 8, 1974... (read more)

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Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms: A Lifetime of Memories from Striking Out the Babe to Teeing It Up with the President
Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms: A Lifetime of Memories from Striking Out the Babe to Teeing It Up with the President
by Elden Auker
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Kick back and take a trip in time to meet some of baseball's all-time greats, with one of them as your personal guide.... (read more)

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Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams
by John Updike
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On September 28, 1960-a day that will live forever in the hearts of fans-Red Sox slugger Ted Williams stepped up to the plate for his last at-bat in Fenway Park. Seizing the occasion, he belted a solo home run- a storybook ending to a storied career. In... (read more)

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The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
by Howard Bryant
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In the thirty-four years since his retirement, Henry Aaron’s reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (rbis, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least thirty home runs per season fifteen times... (read more)

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Francona: The Red Sox Years
Francona: The Red Sox Years
by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy
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From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, perhaps the most scrutinized team in all of sports. During that time, every home game was a sellout. Every play, call, word, gesture — on the field and off — was analyzed by... (read more)

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Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra
Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra
by Christopher Frankie
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Nailed! is a dramatic biography of Lenny Dykstra—the heroic center fielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in the 80s and 90s whose gritty play earned him the nickname “Nails.” Dykstras unlikely post-baseball rise in the... (read more)

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Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age
Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age
by Allen Barra
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1 Fathers and Sons If a scientific research team were to conduct an exhaustive study of the ideal places, times, and conditions for breeding the perfect baseball player, they’d surely come up with something very close to Westfield, Alabama, in the... (read more)

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Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend
Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend
by James S Hirsch
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Considered to be “as monumental—and enigmatic—a legend as American sport has ever seen” ( Sports Illustrated ), Willie Mays is arguably the greatest player in baseball history, still revered for the joy and passion he... (read more)

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Great Time Coming: The Life of Jackie Robinson from Baseball to Birmingham
Great Time Coming: The Life of Jackie Robinson from Baseball to Birmingham
by David Falkner
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Jackie Robinson's extraordinary courage, his unflappable dignity, and his astonishing feats on the field as the first African-American to play on a major league team made him not only a great sports legend but a genuine American hero. In this... (read more)

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Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy (P.S.)
Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy (P.S.)
by Jane Leavy
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“The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed…. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.” —Wall Street Journal “Leavy has hit it out of the park…A lot more than a biography. Its a consideration... (read more)

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A Slow-Pitch Summer: My Rookie Senior Softball Season
A Slow-Pitch Summer: My Rookie Senior Softball Season
by Leon Speroff
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Slow-Pitch Summer is a candid, endearing, and often humorous memoir of a physcian returning to his first softball season in forty years. Dr. Speroff takes the reader along his journey as he rekindles his lifelong love affair with the game. From choosing... (read more)

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Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran (10 Edition)
Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran (10 Edition)
by Dirk Hayhurst
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Dirk Hayhurst may well be the antithesis of the stereotypical athlete, and his book, The Bullpen Gospels, is unlike any other sports memoir of late. Chronicling the uncertain and often frustrating life of a professional ballplayer as he ascends and... (read more)

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I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story
I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story
by Henry Aaron
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The man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry Hammering Hank Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. But the world also left its mark on him. I Had a Hammer is much more than the intimate autobiography of... (read more)

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Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from the Inside
Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from the Inside
by Christy Mathewson
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An inside baseball memoir from the games first superstar, with a foreword by Chad Harbach   Christy Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the “Five... (read more)

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