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The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game
The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game
by Edward Achorn
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Chris von der Ahe knew next to nothing about baseball when he risked his life's savings to found the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important — and... (read more)

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Baseball America 2014 Directory: 2014 Baseball Reference Information, Schedules, Addresses, Contacts, Phone & More
Baseball America 2014 Directory: 2014 Baseball Reference Information, Schedules, Addresses, Contacts, Phone & More
by Baseball America
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The definitive guide to the 2014 baseball season with schedules, addresses, contact information, and much more. The 2014 Baseball America Directory is a comprehensive reference to the upcoming season, featuring major, minor, and independent league... (read more)

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Don't Let Us Win Tonight: An Oral History of the 2004 Boston Red Sox's Impossible Playoff Run
Don't Let Us Win Tonight: An Oral History of the 2004 Boston Red Sox's Impossible Playoff Run
by Allan Wood
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Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox unprecedented championship run in the fall of 2004, this guide takes fans behind the scenes and inside the dugout, bullpen, and clubhouse to reveal to baseball fans how it happened, as it happened.... (read more)

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Wrigley Field: The Long Life and Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines
Wrigley Field: The Long Life and Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines
by Stuart Shea
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In spring 1914, a new ballpark opened in Chicago. Hastily constructed after epic political maneuvering around Chicagos and organized baseballs hierarchies, the new Weeghman Park (named after its builder, fast-food magnate Charley Weeghman) was home to... (read more)

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Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball
by John Feinstein
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John Feinstein is a columnist for The Washington Post, Golf World and Golf Digest. He also hosts a daily radio show on the CBS Sports Radio Network, is a contributor to the Golf Channel, and is an essayist for CBS Sports Television.... (read more)

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by Michael M. Lewis
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Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only... (read more)

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Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey Into the Heart of Cuban Sports
Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey Into the Heart of Cuban Sports
by S. L. Price
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S. L. Price, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated since 1994, has been called a “Master of the New Journalism” by the New York Times. An award-winning former columnist and feature writer at the Miami Herald and the Sacramento Bee, he is also... (read more)

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The Cubs Fan's Guide to Happiness
The Cubs Fan's Guide to Happiness
by George Ellis
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The Chicago Cubs tradition is one built on spectacular losing streaks and even more spectacular collapses. Yet despite all the losses and disappointments, an amazing thing happens every summer at the corner of Addison and Sheffield: millions of fans... (read more)

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Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-Fated But
Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-Fated But
by Jonah Keri
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US “A special book that gives an underappreciated time and place in baseball its due.” —Tim Raines   “In Up, Up & Away, Jonah Keri has produced a book that is one part history, one part local legend, one part eulogy, and... (read more)

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A Tribe Reborn: How the Cleveland Indians of the '90s Went from Cellar Dwellers to Playoff Contenders
A Tribe Reborn: How the Cleveland Indians of the '90s Went from Cellar Dwellers to Playoff Contenders
by George Christian Pappas
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For almost 50 years, the Cleveland Indians were a joke. They had won the 1948 World Series with one of the greatest teams of all time, but had not been to the playoffs since 1954 (losing to the New York Giants in the World Series). Even the Major League... (read more)

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Turning the Black Sox White: The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey
Turning the Black Sox White: The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey
by Tim Hornbaker
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Charles Albert “The Old Roman” Comiskey was a larger-than-life figure—a man who had precision in his speech and who could work a room with handshakes and smiles. While he has been vilified in film as a rotund cheapskate and the driving... (read more)

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Million Dollar Arm: Sometimes to Win, You Have to Change the Game
Million Dollar Arm: Sometimes to Win, You Have to Change the Game
by J B Bernstein
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andlt;B andgt;A TRUE STORY OF FINDING THE AMERICAN DREAM . . . ABROADandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;India is a country with more than one billion people, a fanatical national cricket obsession, and exactly zero talent scouts. There, superstar... (read more)

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A Game of Brawl: The Orioles, the Beaneaters, and the Battle for the 1897 Pennant
A Game of Brawl: The Orioles, the Beaneaters, and the Battle for the 1897 Pennant
by Bill Felber
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Not only was it probably the most cutthroat pennant race in baseball history, it was also a struggle to define how baseball would be played. A Game of Brawl re-creates the rowdy, season-long 1897 battle between the Baltimore Orioles and the... (read more)

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Facing Mariano Rivera: Players Recall the Greatest Relief Pitcher Who Ever Lived
Facing Mariano Rivera: Players Recall the Greatest Relief Pitcher Who Ever Lived
by David (edt) Fischer
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The all-time career leader in saves, with 633, Mariano Rivera is one of the greatest professional athletes in history. Since taking over the closers role for the New York Yankees in 1997, Rivera saved 30 or more games in every season but one. In addition,... (read more)

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If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers: Stories from the Detroit Tigers' Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box (If These Walls Could Talk)
If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers: Stories from the Detroit Tigers' Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box (If These Walls Could Talk)
by Mario Impemba
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Providing a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and events that have shaped the Detroit Tigers recent resurgence, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness, grief, and quirkiness. Beginning in... (read more)

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100 Things Braves Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)
100 Things Braves Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)
by Jack Wilkinson
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With 135 years of Braves history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Atlanta fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements,... (read more)

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They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived
They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived
by Doug Harvey
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andlt;B andgt;In the pageantry of baseball, one select group is virtually unknown in the outside world, derided by fans, faced with split-second choices that spell victory or defeat. These men are up-close observers of the action, privy to inside jokes... (read more)

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A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred
A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred
by George F. Will
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GEORGE F. WILL is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with his twice-weekly syndicated column appearing in more than five hundred newspapers and online news sources. He is a Fox News contributor and the author of thirteen books, including... (read more)

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100 Things White Sox Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things... Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die)
100 Things White Sox Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things... Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die)
by Bob Vanderberg
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A list of essential knowledge and experiences all fans of the Chicago White Sox must know and do in their lifetime, this book covers the team's long history all the way through the 2013 season. Most White Sox fans have taken in a game or two at U.S... (read more)

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Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball
Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball
by Jeff Blair
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From one of Canada's top baseball writers and radio hosts: a retrospective of the Toronto Blue Jays on the 20th anniversary of Joe Carter's World Series-winning home run--and a look ahead to what promises to be their most successful season since. A must... (read more)

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