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The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062380234
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity."


Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062943552
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Published: William Morrow - August 13th, 2019

The captivating inside story of the historic 2018 Boston Red Sox, as told through the assembly and ascendancy of their talented young core—the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting from one of the most respected baseball writers in the country.

Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496217110
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2019

Buck O’Neil once described him as “Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Tris Speaker rolled into one.” Among experts he is regarded as the best player in Negro Leagues history. During his prime he became a legend in Cuba and one of black America’s most popular figures.

Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496217721
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2019

The 1947 World Series was “the most exciting ever” in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade’s worth of drama packed into seven games between the mighty New York Yankees and the underdog Brooklyn Dodgers. It was Jackie Robinson’s first Series, a postwar spectacle featuring Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway, and President Harry Truman in supporting roles.

San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock and a Third-Place Baseball Team Cover Image
ISBN: 9781978807341
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Published: Rutgers University Press - November 7th, 2019

San Francisco is a city of contradictions. It is one of the most socially liberal cities in America, but it also has some of the nation’s worst income inequality. It is a playground for tech millionaires, with an outrageously high cost of living, yet it also supports vibrant alternative and avant-garde scenes.

The Boston Red Sox Killer B's: Baseball's Best Outfield Cover Image
By Jim Prime, Bill Nowlin, Fred Lynn (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781683583387
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Published: Sports Publishing - August 6th, 2019

The Red Sox are World Champions again. Their outfield of Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Mookie Betts, was one of the most productive in baseball history.

Tiger Woods's Back and Tommy John's Elbow: Injuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683582588
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Published: Sports Publishing - October 1st, 2019

How has today’s society changed because of Sandy Koufax, Tom Brady, or Tiger Woods? How have courtrooms and the law changed because of the tragic loss of a No. 1 NBA Draft Pick and a NASCAR driver? And what effect did Magic Johnson’s announcement regarding his HIV diagnosis have on the NBA and testing across the nation?


Baseball's First Indian: The Story of Penobscot Legend Louis Sockalexis Cover Image
By Ed Rice
ISBN: 9781608936731
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Published: Down East Books - September 1st, 2019

Born in 1871 on Maine's Penobscot Indian reservation and nephew of a chief, Louis Sockalexis became professional baseball's first American Indian player. Ultimately, his prowess on the diamond inspired the name Cleveland's baseball team carries today.

Baseball America's Atlanta Braves: Before They Were Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9781932391909
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Published: Baseball America - December 10th, 2019

Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz. Before those Future Hall of Famers vaulted into Major League stardom with the Atlanta Braves, they were top prospects. What were scouts saying about them? How did they compare to their peers in speed, power and arm strength?

Baseball America's Head of the Class Cover Image
ISBN: 9781932391886
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Published: Baseball America - November 12th, 2019

The ultimate guide to the top players and teams in college baseball over the past 40 years.  

Baseball America’s Head of the Class dives deep into the past 40 years of college baseball. By combining archived coverage with brand new analysis the Baseball America staff has created the ultimate reference book for college baseball fans across the United States.

Crumbs in the Outfield Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643700014
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Published: Waldorf Publishing - August 1st, 2019

Crumbs in the Outfield is a collection of baseball haikus, memories and reflections. Through words and pictures, it captures baseball's layered moments and experiences that happen on the field and off. Those moments that happen over nine innings, in the stands, over four seasons, between generations and in our hearts and minds.

A Year of Baseball Trivia! Page-A-Day Calendar 2020: Immortal Records, Team History & Hall of Famers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523506088
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - July 30th, 2019

A daily fix of stats, trivia, and ballfield lore for baseball fans.

The green of the field; the roar of the crowd; the crack of the bat when it connects with the ball, knocking it out of sight: This is the calendar that takes obsessive baseball fans right to the ballpark. Every day is packed with stats, history, and fascinating factoids.

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