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The Best of Baseball: Baseball's Greatest Players, Teams, Games, and More

By: Adomites, Paul; Wisnia, Saul; Nemec, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263703


First edition. No jacket. Ink name on front endpaper. 1996 Large Hardcover. 216 pp. ...a collection of the sport's greatest players, managers, teams, games, ballparks, and so much more. ...With lively text and over 300 engaging photos... View more info

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Major League Baseball: Technique and Tactics

By: Allen, Ethan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1947

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261622


Two one-inch tears along top edge of jacket, faint crease along bottom edge of jacket front, front jacket flap clipped. 1947 Hard Cover. xix, 253 pp. Illustrated with 232 black-and-white pictures. CONTENTS: Part I. Defensive Baseball: General Fundamentals, The Pitcher, The Catcher, General Defense for Infielders and Outfielders, General Infield Defense, The First Baseman, General Defense for the Second Baseman and Shortstop, The Second Baseman, The Shortstop, The Third B... View more info

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Double Play: A Story of School and Baseball

By: Barbour, Ralph Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2186583


First edition. Bottom right front corner of cover stained, front paste-down endpaper torn away from binding, rear hinge loose. 1910 Hard Cover. 315 pp. A story of boarding school and baseball. View more info

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Who's Who in Baseball: Complete Star Players' Records from Their First Day in Professional Baseball

By: Baseball Magazine Company

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Baseball Magazine Company: 1930

Seller ID: 2207833


Fifteenth edition. Lightly toned, minor wear to corners. 1930 Stapled Binding. 94 pp. Printed wrappers, stapled binding. An early guide to the playing statistics of star baseball players, including their age, height, weight, birthplace, full name, first game, first club, number of games played, positions played, career batting average, trades, drafts, and sales. It also mentions unique events of the 1929 season, and provides World's Series records and complete pitchers' ... View more info

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Wire to Wire: Inside the 1984 Detroit Tigers Championship Season

By: Cantor, George

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Triumph Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263652


First edition. Ink gift note whited out on front endpaper. 2004 Hard Cover. Award-winning Detroit columnist George Cantor revisits the 1984 World Series champion Detroit Tigers with unparalleled insight into what the season meant to a reeling city filled with delirious fans. The book delves into the details of a year when fantasy became reality—the Tigers chewed up their opponents, spit them out, and catapulted to the top without looking back—and provides fans with t... View more info

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A Lifetime of Nightclubs and Ballparks

By: Costello, Fred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fred Costello: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263717


First edition. Light water stain along bottom edge. 2010 Soft Cover. 163 pp. Fred Costello is a Syracuse native who has spent his life around baseball and music often in and around Rochester. His time in semi-pro baseball, playing in mob-owned nightclubs, and many more experiences are discussed in this book. View more info

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Babe: The Legend Comes to Life

By: Creamer, Robert W.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2264344


Pages faintly toned. 1983 Trade Paperback. In this extraordinary biography, Robert W. Creamer uncovers the complex and captivating man behind the legend. View more info

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Sport's Golden Age: A Close-Up of the Fabulous Twenties

By: Danzig, Allison; Brandwein, Peter; Kieran, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204831


First edition. Very good. One inch chip to top edge of jacket front, three one-inch chips to bottom edge of jacket front, one inch chip to bottom edge of jacket rear, half-inch chip to top edge of jacket spine. 1948 Hard Cover. xii, 296 pp. The greatest era of American Sport Recreated by an All-Star Collection of Sports Writers. CONTENTS: Foreword by John Kieran; Preface by The Editors; The Golden Panorama by Grantland Rice; Baseball by J. Roy Stockton; Boxing by Jam... View more info

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The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball

By: Deford, Frank

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266454


First edition. Sticker on jacket rear. Pages faintly toned. 2005 Hard Cover. 241 pp. In The Old Ball Game, America's most beloved sportswriter, Frank Deford, masterfully chronicles how a friendship between two towering figures in baseball helped make the sport a national pastime. At the turn of the twentieth century, every American man wanted to be Christy Mathewson. One of baseball's first superstars, he was clean-cut, didn't pitch on the Sabbath, and rarely spoke a neg... View more info

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First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson

By: Dingle, Derek T.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 1998

Seller ID: 2195461


An exceptional copy. 1998 Hard Cover. As an African-American, Jackie Robinson had to fight for his rights again and again until he broke the Major League's color line. First in the Field explores the early years of this baseball legend, as he paved the way for other African Americans in professional sports, and made a place for himself in American history. View more info

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Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers

By: Fallon, Michael

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202845


First edition. A fine copy. Fine. 2016 Hard Cover. xii, 454 pp. The 1977–78 Los Angeles Dodgers came close. Their tough lineup of young and ambitious players squared off with the New York Yankees in consecutive World Series. The Dodgers’ run was a long time in the making after years of struggle and featured many homegrown players who went on to noteworthy or Hall of Fame careers, including Don Sutton, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, and Steve Yeager. Dodgerland is the ... View more info

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Francona: The Red Sox Years

By: Francona, Terry; Shaughnessy, Dan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199241


First edition. Near fine. 2014 Trade Paperback. 360 pp. When Terry Francona took over as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2004, the storied franchise hadn’t won a World Series championship in eighty-six years. Led by Francona, the team won two over the course of four years. During the full eight years of Francona’s tenure, the Red Sox were transformed from “cursed” into one of the most successful and profitable teams in baseball history—only to fall back to las... View more info

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A Yankee Century: A Celebration of the First Hundred Years of Baseball's Greatest Team

By: Frommer, Harvey

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Berkley: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2187079


First Edition. Remainder mark. Very Good. 2002 Hard Cover. More fun than any other Yankee title this year is Frommer's gem. This is the sort of book you want by your side during the season and all through the long winter, to dip into to astound and amaze your companions. View more info

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The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship

By: Halberstam, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2003

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2261531


5th printing. An exceptional copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio, and Johnny Pesky were all members of the famed 1940's Boston Red Sox. Their legendary careers led the Red Sox to a pennant championship and ensured the men a place in sports history. David Halberstam, the bestselling author of the baseball classic Summer of '49, has followed the members of the 1949 championship Boston Red Sox team for... View more info

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October Men: Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' Miraculous Finish in 1978

By: Kahn, Roger

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harcourt: 2004

Seller ID: 2203499


Ink name on front endpaper. 2004 Trade Paperback. On the morning of October 2, 1978, the World Champion NewYork Yankees found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox. That day these rousing ball clubs would meet at Fenway Park. Both had won ninety-nine games. Only one would win one hundred. The Yankees should have been reaching for their golf clubs-they had feuded until they were fourteen games out of first place. Then their fortunes turned, and they capp... View more info

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Playing the Field: Why Defense is the Most Fascinating Art in Major League Baseball

By: Kaplan, Jim

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Algonquin: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202608


First edition. Sticker remnant to rear wrapper. 1987 Soft Cover. Casual fans may concentrate on the duel between batter and pitcher, but for those who know the game of baseball, nothing is more fascinating, or more important, than the art of defense. In Playing the Field Jim Kaplan takes us onto the playing field and into major league dugouts and locker rooms for a definitive look at the great defensive players of the game, past and present. Position by position, and f... View more info

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Lardner on Baseball

By: Lardner, Ring; Silverman, Jeff

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Lyons Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205151


First edition. Remainder mark. Near Fine. 2002 Hard Cover. xiv, 492 pp. From his humble beginnings as a journeyman reporter for the South Bend Times in Indiana, to the height of his popularity when his work was syndicated in more than 115 newspapers with a readership of more than eight million, Ring Lardner was the undisputed master of sports journalism and fiction. In his stories, readers found the authentic lives of their heroes and idols, their hopes and fears, and th... View more info

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1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever

By: Madden, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Da Capo: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263655


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2014 Hard Cover. 1954: Perhaps no single baseball season has so profoundly changed the game forever. In that year—the same in which the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled, in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education, that segregation of the races be outlawed in America's public schools—Larry Doby's Indians won an American League record 111 games, dethroned the five-straight World Series champion Yankees, and went on to play Willie ... View more info

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A Lifetime of Yankee Octobers

By: Maiorana, Sal

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press: 2002

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2187082


Signed by author. First Edition. An exceptional copy. Near Fine. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. It is a look at the New York Yankees through the eighty-five-year-old eyes of life-long Bronx resident, Joseph Kimmerle. A fictional character, Kimmerle has served as batboy, scribe or confidante for every Yankee team since 1923. He has been like a son to Babe Ruth, a trusted friend of Joe DiMaggios, and a father figure for current manager, Joe ... View more info

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Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero

By: Maraniss, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201939


First edition. Spine slightly cocked. Near Fine. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 401 pp. On New Year's Eve, 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver supplies to Nicaragua after an earthquake. Journalist Maraniss now brings the great baseball player back to life. Anyone who saw Clemente play will never forget him--he was a work ... View more info

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Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season

By: O'Nan, Stewart; King, Stephen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260213


First edition. Faint edge wear to jacket. 2004 Hard Cover. A fan's notes for the ages, Faithful grew from an email exchange last summer. Filled with the heady mix of exhilaration and frustration familiar to all Boston Red Sox fans, Stewart O'Nan fired off a note to fellow Sox fan, Stephen King, who responded with his thoughts on Pedro, Nomar, Manny, Mueller, and Theo. From the supposed Curse of the Bambino to f###in' Bucky Dent to the recent off-season battle for Alex Ro... View more info

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The Catcher and the Manager: Two Baseball Fables

By: O'Rourke, Frank

Price: $10.00

Publisher: A.S. Barnes and Company: 1953

Seller ID: 2204830


Pages toned. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor tears. 1953 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 144 pp. Two short novels by a top writer of sports fiction for the slicks. Part of Barnes' Sports Novel series. KEYWORDS: FRANK OROURKE CATCHER MANAGER TWO 2 BASEBALL FABLES SPORTS FICTION View more info

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Catfish, Yaz, and Hammerin' Hank: The Unforgettable Era that Transformed Baseball

By: Pepe, Phil; Dent, Bucky

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Triumph Books: 2005

Seller ID: 2263707


DVD included. Bottom edge of rear board very lightly bumped. 2005 Large Hardcover. xiv, 336 pp. DVD included. In Catfish, Yaz, and Hammerin' Hank, sportswriter Phil Pepe talks to the stars of the day about their fondest memories and their greatest highlights from an era gone by. The spirit of the day is nostalgically captured in Pepe's priceless interviews and through scores of archival photographs. This book proves to be as enjoyable as the era it so thoroughly depicts. View more info

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Billy Martin: The Story of Baseball's Unpredictable Genius

By: Schoor, Gene

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200955


1st printing. Page toned. Jacket toned. 1980 Hard Cover. 228 pp. A biography of the controversial baseball player, coach, and manager who has managed such teams as the Minneapolis Twins, Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees. Alfred Manuel Billy Martin (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. He is best known as the manager of the New York Yankees, a position he held five different times. As Yankees mana... View more info

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The Ballplayers: Baseball's Ultimate Biographical Reference

By: Shatzkin, Mike; Charlton, Jim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Arbor House/William Morrow: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263705


First edition. Half-inch tear along jacket spine-head, jacket lightly toned. 1990 Large Hardcover. ix, 1230 pp. This hefty, mostly biographical dictionary summarizes lives and careers of past and present major leaguers. Entries vary from a few lines of dates and cursory performance totals to several columns for famous stars. Statistics run through 1988 but 1989 updates are promised. Omitted are players with fewer than two or three big-league years, except for rarities su... View more info

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Daguerreotypes of Great Stars of Baseball

By: Spink, C.C. Johnson; Mac Farlane, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Sporting News: 1981

Seller ID: 2263620


Small sticker along jacket spine-base, quarter-inch tear along top edge of jacket rear. 1981 Hard Cover. 320 pp. The complete major and minor league records of baseball's immortals, dating from the 1870's to the modern era. ...There are rare photos of more than 400 baseball greats in their prime, plus a 32-page photo essay section compiled from The Sporting News archives showing candid glimpses of baseball's finest players in action. View more info

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Lefty Locke, Pitcher-Manager

By: Standish, Burt L.; Wrenn, Charles W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Barse & Hopkins: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200145


First edition. No jacket, corners bumped, light general wear to boards, sticker to front paste-down endpaper, pages toned. 1916 Hard Cover. 317 pp. Illustrated by Charles W. Wrenn. [...] Directed by Locke, the Grays put in an hour of sharp practice that forenoon. As Lefty had stated, the team was practically comprised of winter visitors from the North. Some of them had come South for their health, too. Three were well along in the thirties, and one had passed forty. Yet... View more info

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The Giants Win the Pennant! The Giants Win the Pennant! The Amazing 1951 National League Season and the Home Run that Won it All

By: Thomson, Bobby

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Zebra Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263654


First edition. Rear jacket faintly rubbed. 1991 Hard Cover. Leo Durocher provides the foreword to this look at the amazing 1951 National League season that combines the reflections of such Dodger and Giant greats as Alvin Dark, Monty Irvin, Whitey Lockman, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, and Don Newcombe. View more info

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The Yankee Years

By: Torre, Joe; Verducci, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2009

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2202846


6th printing. A very nice copy. Near Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. viii, 502 pp. Includes color photographs. Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, ... View more info

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Clout!: The Top Home Runs In Baseball History

By: Valenti, Dan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Stephen Greene: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202606


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1989 Soft Cover. A history of the sixteen most important home runs ever hit in professional baseball. View more info