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Baseball books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Baseball category. Presented with a red border are the Baseball books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

The New Boys of Summer Baseball's Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties by Paul Hensler The New Boys of Summer Baseball's Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties

In the 1960s, especially in the latter half of the decade, Major League Baseball went through a multitude of changes and innovations. This book tells the story of this dynamic period, including the election of a new commissioner, league expansion,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

The Half-Game Pennant of 1908 Four Teams Chase Victory in the American League by Charles C. Alexander The Half-Game Pennant of 1908 Four Teams Chase Victory in the American League

For a variety of reasons, the 1908 American League pennant race has received much less attention from baseball historians than what happened in the National League that year. Yet the AL's race, involving the league's four westernmost teams, was equally...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Baseball Rowdies of the 19th Century Brawlers, Drinkers, Pranksters and Cheats in the Early Days of the Major Leagues by Eddie Mitchell Baseball Rowdies of the 19th Century Brawlers, Drinkers, Pranksters and Cheats in the Early Days of the Major Leagues

During the 19th century, baseball was a game with few rules, many rowdy players and just one umpire. Dirty tricks were simply part of a winning strategy. Providing bios of dozens of players, managers, umpires and owners, this book chronicles...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Baseball's Top 10 Ranking the Best Major League Players by Position by Robert Kuenster Baseball's Top 10 Ranking the Best Major League Players by Position

This book profiles the top ten major league ballplayers at every position. Each chapter starts with an overview of the position and how the players were chosen, with compelling stats that support the rankings. Player entries include original interviews, individual...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2017

Fate's Take-Out Slide A Baseball Scout Recalls Can't-Miss Prospects Who Did by George Genovese, Dan Taylor Fate's Take-Out Slide A Baseball Scout Recalls Can't-Miss Prospects Who Did
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Few would dispute the pitching greatness of Sandy Koufax-but was Paul Pettit better? Jim Baxes was once compared to the great Pie Traynor yet few baseball fans have ever heard of him. John Elway was undeniably one of the greatest...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

The Call to the Hall When Baseball's Highest Honor Came to 31 Legends of the Sport by Kevin Warneke, David C. Ogden The Call to the Hall When Baseball's Highest Honor Came to 31 Legends of the Sport
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Interviewing Hall of Famers and studying them individually and as a group brings the realization that the National Baseball Hall of Fame is not just a repository of player biographies and artifacts. It is also a repository for the generations...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/09/2017

Spirit of '67 The Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series That Captivated America by Thomas J. Whalen Spirit of '67 The Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series That Captivated America

On the 50th anniversary of the historic 1967 World Series acclaimed author Thomas J. Whalen shows how the Red Sox and Cardinals waged an epic battle for baseball supremacy that captured the imagination of weary Americans looking for escape from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Manager of Giants The Tactics, Temper and True Record of John McGraw by Lou Hernandez Manager of Giants The Tactics, Temper and True Record of John McGraw

For decades prior to the rise of Babe Ruth, the most recognized name in baseball was John McGraw. An outstanding player in the 1890s, McGraw was molded in the rough and tumble pre-20th century game where sportsmanship took a back...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

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Baseball and the Occupation of Japan America's Pastime as a Tool to Promote Social Values by Takeshi Tanikawa Baseball and the Occupation of Japan America's Pastime as a Tool to Promote Social Values

During the occupation of Japan, US officials engaged in cultural diplomacy on a grand scale, encouraging the Japanese public to watch and play baseball, that most American of sports. The author of this book examines the varied uses of baseball...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Cooperstown Chronicles Baseball's Colorful Characters, Unusual Lives, and Strange Demises by Frank Russo The Cooperstown Chronicles Baseball's Colorful Characters, Unusual Lives, and Strange Demises

The Cooperstown Chronicles is an entertaining look at the unusual lives, strange demises, and downright rowdy habits of some of the most colorful personalities in the history of baseball. Frank Russo goes beyond the stats and delves into each player's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Cuba's Baseball Defectors The Inside Story by Peter C. Bjarkman Cuba's Baseball Defectors The Inside Story

This book reveals the complete truth behind the wave of Cuban baseball talent coming to MLB, placing recent events in the context of Cuban baseball history before delving into the stories of the major Cuban stars who have left the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

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Black Baseball in New York City An Illustrated History, 1885-1959 by Larry Lester Black Baseball in New York City An Illustrated History, 1885-1959

For the first time, witness and read about New York's most prominent black teams, from post Civil War days through the late 1950s. Discover the greatness of teams like the Cuban Giants, Lincoln Stars/Giants, and Brooklyn's original Bums, the Royal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball by Jonathan Fraser Light The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball

More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America's culture and psyche. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia by Richard J. Shmelter The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia

Throughout the history of America's pastime, the Los Angeles Dodgers have risen to the summit of Major League Baseball with an almost romantic aura surrounding the team. Whether a novice or aficionado, The Dodgers Encyclopedia will prove to be essential...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood The Battle for Manchester, New Hampshire, 1912-1916 by Scott C. Roper When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood The Battle for Manchester, New Hampshire, 1912-1916

In the early 20th century, immigration, labor unrest, social reforms and government regulations threatened the power of the country's largest employers. The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company of Manchester, New Hampshire, remained successful by controlling its workforce, the local media, and local...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

A Year of Baseball Trivia! Page-A-Day Calendar 2018 by Kenneth Shouler A Year of Baseball Trivia! Page-A-Day Calendar 2018


Format: Calendar - Released: 17/07/2017

Player Won-Lost Records in Baseball Measuring Performance in Context by Tom Thress Player Won-Lost Records in Baseball Measuring Performance in Context

Baseball analysts often criticize pitcher win-loss records as a poor measure of pitcher performance, as wins are the product of team performance. Fans criticize WAR (Wins Above Replacement) because it takes in theoretical rather than actual wins. Player won-lost records...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Latino Stars in Major League Baseball From Bobby Abreu to Carlos Zambrano by Jonathan Weeks Latino Stars in Major League Baseball From Bobby Abreu to Carlos Zambrano

This book provides richly detailed profiles of the greatest Latino baseball players in Major League Baseball history, both past and present. Full of colorful anecdotes and inspiring stories, it offers an in-depth look at the influence of Latino players on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2017

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