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The Cincinnati Red Stalkings(Mickey Rawlings 5)

On the day of the grand opening of an exhibit to honor the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the die-hard fan in charge of the event is shot to death. Soon Reds player Mickey Rawlings finds himself embroiled in a mix of conspiracy, lies, and murder that could end his career . . . and his life.

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Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from the Inside

This insiders account blends anecdote, biography, instruction, and social history to celebrate baseball as it was played by its early heroes. Matty describes the dangerous batters he faced, the peculiarities of big league pitchers, and the importance of superstition to athletes.

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

In The Old Ball Game, Frank Deford, NPR sports commentator and Sports Illustrated journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history.At the turn of the twentieth century, Christy Mathewson was one of baseballs first superstars. Over six feet tall, clean cut, and college educated, he didnt pitch on the Sabbath and rarely

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501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die

Propounding his �small ball theory� of sports literature, George Plimpton proposed that �the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature.� Of course he had the relatively small baseball in mind, because its literature is formidable�vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ro

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The Cheaters Guide to Baseball

Ever see Mike Piazza block the plate? Or Derek Jeter slide hard into second? Illegal. But it happens every game. Baseball�s rules, it seems, were made to be broken. And they are, by the players, the front office, and even sometimes the fans. Like it or not, cheating has been an integral part of America�s favorite pastime since its inception. The Cheater�s Guide to Baseball

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The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball

From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando El Duque Hernandez, here is the definitive history of baseball in Cuba. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria expertly traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes and their stories with the politics, music, dance, and literature of the Cuban people. What emerges is more than a story of balls a

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Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from the Inside

An inside baseball memoir from the games first superstar, with a foreword by Chad Harbach Christy Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the Five Immortals, he was an unstoppable force on the mound, winning at least twenty-two games for twelve straight seasons and pitching thr

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Beyond the Sixth

Analysis of the Boston Red Sox and all of major league baseball from the mid 70s to the mid 80s, by expert reporter/commentator Peter Gammons

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Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards

Cardboard Gods is the memoir of Josh Wilker, a brilliant writer who has marked the stages of his life through the baseball cards he collected as a child. It also captures the experience of growing up obsessed with baseball cards and explores what it means to be a fan of the game. Along the way, as we get to know Josh, his family, and his friends, we also get Josh�s classic

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My Turn at Bat: The Story of My Life

Now available for the first time in years, My Turn at Bat is Ted Williams own story of his spectacular life and baseball career.An acclaimed best-seller, My Turn at Bat now features new photographs and, for the first time, Teds reflections on his managing career and the state of baseball as it is played in the 1980s. Its all here in this brilliant, honest and sometime

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