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Michael Jordan: The Life
Lazenby, Roland
(Hardcover)

74% off list price of $30.00

The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball - hitting nothing ...


Big Data Baseball
Sawchik, Travis
(Paperback)

62% off list price of $15.99

After twenty consecutive losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, team morale was low, the club’s payroll ranked near the bottom of the sport, game attendance was down, and the city was becoming increasingly disenchanted with its team. Big Data Baseball is the story of how the 2013 Pirates, mir...


Miracle in Shreveport: A Memoir of Baseball, Fatherhood, and the Stadium that Launched a Dream
Benham, David
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $19.99

Twin brothers David and Jason Benham grew up with big dreams of baseball and an even bigger trust in God. Though they attended a small high school with no baseball field, turned down a professional offer so they could attend college together, and faced more than one missed pitch and injuries, the...


Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
Ross, David
(Hardcover)

67% off list price of $28.00

Teammate is the inspiring memoir from "Grandpa Rossy," the veteran catcher who became the heart and soul of the 2016 Chicago Cubs championship team.In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many...


My Cubs: A Love Story
Simon, Scott
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $23.00

NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured—and now triumphant—franchise.


The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse
Cohen, Rich
(Hardcover)

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A captivating blend of reportage and memoir exploring the history of the Chicago CubsWhen Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise. "Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win," he ...


The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse
Cohen, Rich
(Hardcover)

72% off list price of $26.00

A captivating blend of reportage and memoir exploring the history of the Chicago CubsWhen Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise. "Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win," he ...


The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team
Lindbergh, Ben
(Hardcover)

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What would happen if two statistics-minded outsiders were allowed to run a professional baseball team?It’s the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That’s what baseball...


The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team
Lindbergh, Ben
(Hardcover)

81% off list price of $30.00

What would happen if two statistics-minded outsiders were allowed to run a professional baseball team?It’s the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That’s what baseball...


The New York Yankees (Matt Christopher, Legendary Sports Teams)
Christopher, Matt
(Paperback)

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The New York Yankees played their first game in the American League in 1903. Since then, they have become the best team in baseball, bar none. Now this action-packed and fact-filled volume brings the Yankee's great history to life. From Babe Ruth's called shot and Lou Gehrig's tearful farewell sp...


Jeter Unfiltered
Jeter, Derek
(Hardcover)

74% off list price of $28.00

The only authorized full-color book commemorating Derek Jeter's iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees, featuring archival images and original photos of his final 2014 season from renowned photographer Christopher Anderson. Derek Jeter's twentieth and final season in Major League Baseb...


I'm Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies: Inside the Game We All Love
Kurkjian, Tim
(Paperback)

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In the aftermath of the Steroid Era that stained the game of baseball, at a time when so many players are so rich and therefore have a sense of entitlement that they haven't earned, ESPN baseball commentator Tim Kurkjian shows readers how to love the game more than ever, with incredible insight a...


Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception
McDermott, Terry
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $23.95

The lively and fascinating story of baseball’s 150-year hunt for the perfect pitchIn August 2012, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in what Terry McDermott calls "one of the greatest exhibitions of off-speed pitches ever put on." For McDermo...


The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life
Jenkins, Jerry B.
(Hardcover)

72% off list price of $24.00

"Nothing worth doing right is easy." -Mike MathenyMike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 201...


The Extra 2%
Keri, Jonah
(Hardcover)

78% off list price of $26.00

What happens when three financial industry whiz kids and certified baseball nuts take over an ailing major league franchise and implement the same strategies that fueled their success on Wall Street? In the case of the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, an American League championship happens - the culmination...


This Old Man: All in Pieces
Angell, Roger
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $26.95

Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life.


Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero
Positano, Rock
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $16.00

In 1990, Dr. Rock Positano, a thirty-two-year-old foot and ankle specialist, met Joe DiMaggio. Despite the forty years between them, an unlikely friendship developed after the doctor successfully treated the baseball champ’s heel spur injury. Joe mentored Rock but came to rely on his young friend...


Stealing Games: How John McGraw Transformed Baseball with the 1911 New York Giants
Klein, Maury
(Hardcover)

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The 1911 New York Giants stole an astonishing 347 bases, a record that still stands more than a century later. That alone makes them special in baseball history, but as Maury Klein relates in Stealing Games they also embodied a rapidly changing America on the cusp of a faster, more frenetic pace...


The Baseball Economist
Bradbury, J. C.
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

Freakonomics meets Moneyball in this provocative exposé of baseball’s most fiercely debated controversies and some of its oldest, most dearly held myths. Providing far more than a mere collection of numbers, economics professor and popular blogger J.C. Bradbury, shines the light of his economic t...


Out of My League: A Rookie's Survival in the Bigs
Hayhurst, Dirk
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $14.95

After six years in the minors, pitcher Dirk Hayhurst hopes 2008 is the year he breaks into the big leagues. But every time Dirk looks up, the bases are loaded with challenges - a wedding balancing on a blind hope, a family in chaos, and paychecks that beg Dirk to answer, "How long can I afford to...


How to Speak Baseball
Charlton, James
(Hardcover)

63% off list price of $14.95

This handsome guide to the language of baseball decodes the amusing, clever phrases that pepper commentary about the sport. Packed with witty explanations of everything from "duster" and "rubber arm" to "up the elevator," this ballpark lexicon plays on a nostalgic love for the national pastime wh...


The Long Season: The Classic Inside Account of a Baseball Year, 1959
Brosnan, Jim
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $15.99

A timeless classic from baseball's golden era, legendary pitcher Jim Brosnan's witty and candid chronicle of the 1959 Major League Baseball season, which set the standard for all sports memoirs to follow.


The Last Best League: One Summer, One Season, One Dream (10th Anniversary Edition)
Collins, Jim
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $17.99

Every summer, in ten small towns across Cape Cod, elite college baseball players gather in hopes of making it to The Show. The hopes are justifiably high: The Cape Cod Baseball League is the best amateur league in the world, producing one out of every six major league players, from Nomar Garciapa...


Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game
Gibson, Bob
(Paperback)

74% off list price of $16.99

Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game gets inside the head of Bob Gibson on October 2, 1968, when he took the mound for game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters.With the tension rising in the stadium, an uproarious crowd behind ...


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