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Plan: Epstein, Maddon, and the Audacious Blueprint for a Cubs Dynasty

By: baeball/Cubs/Kaplan

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781629373263

ISBN: 1629373265

Condition: USED


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The Physics of Baseball, 3rd edition

By: Baseball/Adair, Robert K.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 7/17/2014

Seller ID: 9780060084363

ISBN: 0060084367

Condition: USED


Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising -- and always illuminating.This newly revised third edition considers recent developments in the science of sport such as the neurophysiology of batting, bat vibration, and the character of the "sweet spot." Faster pitchers, longer hitters, and enclosed s... View more info

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Long Ball: the Summer of '75--Spaceman, Catfish, Charlie Hustle, and the Greates

By: Baseball/Adelman, Tom

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 9/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780316068994

ISBN: 0316068993

Condition: USED


The 1975 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds is generally considered the best of all time, and baseball historians often rank its sixth game as the greatest single game ever played. Adelman opens his story of this epochal summer with the dramatic preseason showdown between owners and players that catalyzed free agency, increased player salaries, and launched an age when baseball would be less about the game and more about "the green." THE LONG BALL then tells the dramatic story of the starstudded season that followed and the heart-stopping series itself. With unforg... View more info

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Baseball Hacks: Tips & Tools for Analyzing and Winning with Statistics

By: Baseball/Adler, Joseph

Price: $5.50

Publisher: O'REILLY & ASSOC INC:

Seller ID: 9780596009427

ISBN: 0596009429

Condition: USED


"Baseball Hacks" isn't your typical baseball book--it's a book about how to watch, research, and understand baseball. It's an instruction manual for the free baseball databases. It's a cookbook for baseball research. Every part of this book is designed to teach baseball fans how to do something. In short, it's a how-to book--one that will increase your enjoyment and knowledge of the game.So much of the way baseball is played today hinges upon interpreting statistical data. Players are acquired based on their performance in statistical categories that ownership deems most important. Manag... View more info

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Curve Ball: Baseball, Statistics, And The Role Of Chance In The Game

By: Baseball/Albert, Jim/Bennett,

Price: $7.50

Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH:

Seller ID: 9780387001937

ISBN: 038700193X

Condition: USED


..". a smart and energetic collection of essays on baseball statistics. Curve Ball doesn't play misty-eyed homage to baseball's traditions and conventional wisdoms.... This is great stuff.... Curve Ball makes clear how pleasurable stats] can be, and arguably how important, to view the great American game with real precision." -- The Wall Street Journal "Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Must own " -- Baseballnotebook.com "In Curve Ball] Albert & Bennett explain the game in ways the conventional press - even titans such as Bill James - cannot." -- Baseball America " The book] illustrates how statistical ... View more info

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Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series

By: Baseball/Asinof, Eliot

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OWLET PAPERBACKS: 12/20/2014

Seller ID: 9780805065374

ISBN: 0805065377

Condition: USED


The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World Series and attempted cover-up as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America " First published in 1963, Eight Men Out has become a timeless classic. Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire scene-by-scene story of the fantastic scandal in which eight Chicago White Sox players arranged with the nation's leading gamblers to throw the Series in Cincinnati. Mr. Asinof vividly describes the tense meetings, the hitches in the conniving, the actual plays in which the Series was thrown, the Grand Jury indictment, and the famous 1921... View more info

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Wit and Wisdom of Ozzie Guillen

By: Baseball/Ballantini, Brett

Price: $4.00

Publisher: TRIUMPH BOOKS: 7/24/2013

Seller ID: 1572438673

ISBN: 1572438673

Condition: USED


Candid, controversial, and usually laced with humor, Ozzie Guillen's frank assessments of both friends and foes, as well as his steadfast willingness to explain his decision-making process regarding game strategy, makes him one of the game's most popular figures, and this intimate account brings readers inside the manager's office, sharing with them thoughts, dreams, quips, and quotes from one of the most active minds--and mouths--in today's game. The book shows why he has been the go-to guy in the clubhouse for reporters seeking just the right quote to enliven their stories, whether as a long... View more info

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Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

By: Baseball/Banner, Stuart

Price: $7.50

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199930296

ISBN: 0199930295

Condition: USED


The impact of antitrust law on sports is in the news all the time, especially when there is labor conflict between players and owners, or when a team wants to move to a new city. And if the majority of Americans have only the vaguest sense of what antitrust law is, most know one thing about it-that baseball is exempt. In The Baseball Trust, legal historian Stuart Banner illuminates the series of court rulings that resulted in one of the most curious features of our legal system-baseball's exemption from antitrust law. A serious baseball fan, Banner provides a thoroughly entertaining histor... View more info

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Baseball Between the Numbers

By: Baseball/Baseball Prospectus

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780465005475

ISBN: 0465005470

Condition: USED


In the numbers-obsessed sport of baseball, statistics don't merely record what players, managers, and owners have done. Properly understood, they can tell us how the teams we root for could employ better strategies, put more effective players on the field, and win more games. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject that professionals and fans alike argue over without end. Despite this fundamental change in the way we watch and understand the sport, no one has written the book that reveals, across every area of strategy and management, how the be... View more info

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Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game is Wrong

By: Baseball/Baseball Prospectus

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 1/16/2010

Seller ID: 9780465005963

ISBN: 0465005969

Condition: USED


In the numbers-obsessed sport of baseball, statistics don't merely record what players, managers, and owners have done. Properly understood, they can tell us how the teams we root for could employ better strategies, put more effective players on the field, and win more games. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject that professionals and fans alike argue over without end. Despite this fundamental change in the way we watch and understand the sport, no one has written the book that reveals, across every area of strategy and management, how the be... View more info

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Yogi Book

By: Baseball/Berra, Yogi

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 5/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780761110903

ISBN: 0761110909

Condition: USED


At last they're all together, in celebration of one of America's most beloved figures: from "It ain't over 'til it's over" to "You can't think and hit at the same time" here are all the famous Yogisms, those pithy-as-poetry legendary words that are among the most popularly quoted sayings ever. Compiled by Yogi Berra and his family, "The Yogi Book" is the official collection of all Yogi Berra's quotable quotes. And more than just the genuine sayings themselves, there's Yogi on hand to explain each saying's provenance. Including many rarely-before-seen photographs plus appreciations and comments... View more info

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Three Nights In August : Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Mana

By: Baseball/Bissinger, H. G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/3/2012

Seller ID: 9780618405442

ISBN: 0618405445

Condition: USED


A Pulitzer Prize-winning author captures baseball's strategic and emotional essences through a point-blank account of one three-game series viewed through the keen eyes of legendary manager Tony La Russa. Drawing on unprecedented access to a manager and his team, Bissinger brings the same revelatory intimacy to major-league baseball that he did to high school football in his classic besteller, Friday Night Lights. Three Nights in August shows thrillingly that human nature -- not statistics -- can often dictate the outcome of a ballgame. We watch from the dugout as the St. Louis Cardinals b... View more info

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Joe Black: More than a Dodger

By: Baseball/Black, Joe

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780897337533

ISBN: 0897337530

Condition: USED


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Home Game: Big-League Stories from My Life in Baseball's First Family

By: Baseball/Boone, Bret

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9781101904909

ISBN: 1101904909

Condition: USED


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Ball Four

By: Baseball/Bouton, Jim

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780020306658

ISBN: 0020306652

Condition: USED


Twentieth-anniversary edition of a baseball classic, with a new epilogue by Jim Bouton. When first published in 1970, Ball Four stunned the sports world. The commissioner, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to declare the book untrue. Fans, however, loved the book. And serious critics called it an important social document. Today, Jim Bouton is still not invited to Oldtimer's Days at Yankee Stadium. But his landmark book is still being read by people who don'tordinari... View more info

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Baseball and Philosophy

By: Baseball/Bronson, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OPEN COURT PUB CO: 5/8/2014

Seller ID: 9780812695564

ISBN: 0812695569

Condition: USED


Baseball and Philosophy brings together two high-powered pastimes: the sport of baseball and the academic discipline of philosophy. Eric Bronson asked eighteen young professors to provide their profound analysis of some aspect of baseball. The result offers surprisingly deep insights into this most American of games.The contributors include many of the leading voices in the burgeoning new field of philosophy of sport, plus a few other talented philosophers with a personal interest in baseball. A few of the contributors are also drawn from academic areas outside philosophy: statistics, law,... View more info

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Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

By: Baseball/Canseco, Jose

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 1/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780060746407

ISBN: 0060746408

Condition: USED


When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport -- in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power, which allowed him to become the first man in history to belt more than forty home runs and swipe more than forty bases in the same season. He won Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and a World Series ring. Canseco shattered the mold of the out-of-shape baseball player and ushered in a new era of superathletes who looked like bodybuilders, made outrageous salaries, and enjoyed rock-star lifestyles. And the ticket ... View more info

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Vindicated Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball

By: Baseball/Canseco, Jose

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/18/2015

Seller ID: 9781416591870

ISBN: 1416591877

Condition: USED


In 2005, Jose Canseco blew the lid off Major League Baseball's steroid scandal -- and no one believed him. His "New York Times" bestselling memoir "Juiced" met a firestorm of criticism and outrage from the media, coaches, clubs, and players, many of whom Canseco had personally introduced to steroids -- with a needle in the ass. Baseball's former golden boy, Rookie of the Year, onetime Most Valuable Player, and owner of two World Series rings was called a liar.Now, steroids are back in the headlines. Record-breaking athletes are falling from grace, and the infamous Mitchell Report confirmed ... View more info

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Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life

By: Baseball/Cengel, Katya

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR:

Seller ID: 9780803235359

ISBN: 0803235356

Condition: USED


Forget the steroid-addled, overpaid, and unmotivated players: America's pastime is still alive and well, and is still the heartfelt sport it's always been--in the Minor Leagues. And nowhere is this truer than in Kentucky, whose rich baseball history continues to play out in the four teams profiled in this book. Following these teams through the 2010 season--the triumphs, struggles, and big league hopes and dreams--the book tells the larger story of baseball in America's smaller venues, where the game in its purest form is still valued and warmly embraced. The story begins before the seas... View more info

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How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter

By: Baseball/Charlton, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781452126456

ISBN: 1452126453

Condition: USED


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