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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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I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story

By: Baseball/Aaron, Hank

Price: $5.00

Publisher: AMISTAD:

Seller ID: 9780061373602

ISBN: 0061373605

Condition: USED


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 one of the greatest names in pro sports--it is a fascinating social history of twentieth-century America. With courage and candor, Aaron recalls his struggles and triumphs in an atmosphere of virulent racism. He relives the breathtaking moment when, in the heat of hatred and controversy, he hit his 715th home run to break Ruth's cherish... View more info

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Physics of Baseball

By: Baseball/Adair, Robert K.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 12/1/2012

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0060950471

ISBN: 0060950471

Condition: USED


A Sterling Professor of Physics at Yale University provides a unique and fascinating perspective on America's favorite pastime.Did you Know . . .An average head wind (10 miles per hour) can turn a 400-foot home run into a 370-foot out?A curve ball that seems to break over 14 inches never actually deviates from a straight line by more tha 3 1/2 inches?There is no such thing (except in softball) as a rising fastball?The collision of a ball on the bat lasts only about 1/1000th of a second?That a batted ball should be able to travel no father than ... View more info

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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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Black and Blue: Sandy Koufax, the Robinson Boys, and the World Series That Stunn

By: Baseball/Adelman, Tom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780316067157

ISBN: 0316067156

Condition: USED


"Richly layered....An entertaining and informative portrait of two underappreciated teams in an unforgettable time."--Boston Sunday Globe The most surprising World Series ever? Many baseball fans would agree that it was the epic 1966 clash between the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the perennial underdog Baltimore Orioles. The godlike Sandy Koufax had led the Dodgers to victory in two previous World Series, and had finished the season with twenty-seven wins, a personal best. Few outside Baltimore gave the Orioles - slugger Frank Robinson leading a young team of no-name kids... 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

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

By: Baseball/Asinof, Eliot

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 9/24/2014

Seller ID: 9780805003468

ISBN: 0805003460

Condition: USED


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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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One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Sea

By: Baseball/Ballard, Chris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HACHETTE AUDIO PA:

Seller ID: 9781401312664

ISBN: 1401312667

Condition: USED


""One Shot at Forever" is powerful, inspirational. . . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart."--Jeff Pearlman, "New York Time"s bestselling author of "Boys Will Be Boys" and "The Bad Guys Won" In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois, playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats, defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that... 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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Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball

By: Baseball/Baumer, Benjamin

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780812245721

ISBN: 0812245725

Condition: USED


From the front office to the family room, sabermetrics has dramatically changed the way baseball players are assessed and valued by fans and managers alike. Rocketed to popularity by the 2003 bestseller "Moneyball" and the film of the same name, the use of sabermetrics to analyze player performance has appeared to be a David to the Goliath of systemically advantaged richer teams that could be toppled only by creative statistical analysis. The story has been so compelling that, over the past decade, team after team has integrated statistical analysis into its front office. But how accurately... View more info

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Full Swing: Hits, Runs and Errors in a Writer's Life

By: Baseball/Berkow, Ira

Price: $5.00

Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC: 9/23/2017

Seller ID: 9781566636896

ISBN: 1566636892

Condition: USED


A memoir of life and sport by the New York Times columnist and feature writer, one of the most articulate and admired sports writers in America. Mr. Berkow's very personal story carried him from his youth on the streets of Chicago to his accomplishments in Manhattan and elsewhere. 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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3 Nights in August

By: Baseball/Bissinger, Buzz

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN:

Seller ID: 9780618710539

ISBN: 0618710531

Condition: USED


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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

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Baseball before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game

By: Baseball/Block, David

Price: $8.50

Publisher: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR:

Seller ID: 9780803262553

ISBN: 0803262558

Condition: USED


It may be America's game, but no one seems to know how or when baseball really started. Theories abound, myths proliferate, but reliable information has been in short supply--until now, when "Baseball before We Knew It" brings fresh new evidence of baseball's origins into play. David Block looks into the early history of the game and of the 150-year-old debate about its beginnings. He tackles one stubborn misconception after another, debunking the enduring belief that baseball descended from the English game of rounders and revealing a surprising new explanation for the most notorious myth of ... View more info

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

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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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America's Classic Ballparks

By: Baseball/Buckley, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: THUNDER BAY PR:

Seller ID: 9781607107255

ISBN: 1607107252

Condition: USED


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