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I Never Had It Made
Robinson, Jackie

63% off list price of $14.99

Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever. I Never Had It Made is Robi...

Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig
Eig, Jonathan

56% off list price of $15.00

Drawing on new interviews and more than two hundred pages of previously unpublished letters to and from Gehrig, Luckiest Man gives us an intimate portrait of the man who became an American hero: his life as a shy and awkward youth growing up in New York City, his unlikely friendship with Babe Rut...

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

69% off list price of $15.99

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 storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up ...

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
Leerhsen, Charles

67% off list price of $17.00

A fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player ever. His lifetime batting average is still the highest in history, and when he retired in 1928, after twenty-one years with the De...

Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball
Law, Keith

71% off list price of $16.99

For decades, statistics such as batting average, saves recorded, and pitching won-lost records have been used to measure individual players’ and teams’ potential and success. But in the past fifteen years, a revolutionary new standard of measurement - sabermetrics - has been embraced by front off...

The Baseball Maniac's Almanac (5th Edition)
Sugar, Bert Randolph (Edt)

71% off list price of $16.99

Part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever assembled - all verified for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame.First created by legendary sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar, and now updated, here are thousa...

The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
Passan, Jeff

65% off list price of $15.99

Yahoo’s lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports - the pitching arm - and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors.Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers -...

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

63% off list price of $15.00

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 food and medical supplies to Nicaragua after a devastating earthquake. David Maraniss now brings the great baseball player ...

Here's the Catch: A Memoir of the Miracle Mets and More
Swoboda, Ron

76% off list price of $27.99

In time for the 50th anniversary of the Mets' miraculous 1969 World Series win, right fielder Ron Swoboda tells the story of that amazing season, the people he played with and against (sometimes at the same time), and what life was like as an Every Man ballplayer. Ron Swoboda wasn’t the greatest ...

The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
Bradlee, Ben, Jr.

86% off list price of $25.00

At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for. Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average....

The Cardinals Way - How One Team Embraced Tradition and Moneyball at the Same Time
Megdal, Howard

67% off list price of $26.99

The St. Louis Cardinals have experienced the kind of success that is rare in baseball. Regarded by many as the premier organization in Major League Baseball, they not only win, but do so with an apparently bottomless pool of talent, one that is mostly homegrown.Despite years of phenomenal achieve...

The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life
Ankiel, Rick

82% off list price of $15.99

The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as "the Yips." It came without warning, in the middle of a playoff game, with mil...

Ten Innings at Wrigley: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, with Baseball on the Brink
Cook, Kevin

74% off list price of $28.00

The dramatic story of a legendary 1979 slugfest between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies, full of runs, hits, and subplots, at the tipping point of a new era in baseball history.

Ten Innings at Wrigley: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, with Baseball on the Brink
Cook, Kevin

82% off list price of $28.00

The dramatic story of a legendary 1979 slugfest between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies, full of runs, hits, and subplots, at the tipping point of a new era in baseball history.NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic i...

Trading Bases: How a Wall Street Trader Make a Fortune Betting on Baseball
Peta, Joe

65% off list price of $16.00

An ex-Wall Street trader improved on "Moneyball's famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat the Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games - with a 41 percent return in his first year. "Trading Bases" explains how he did it.

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
James, Bill

70% off list price of $26.00

Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in one. The Game provides a century's worth of American baseball history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In The Players, you'l...

The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
Verducci, Tom

71% off list price of $28.00

With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become Wo...

42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story
Henry, Ed

65% off list price of $24.99

Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the hidden hand of God that changed history. Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through...

Ninety Percent Mental
Miller, Scott

79% off list price of $27.00

Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at th...

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

83% 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...

Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball
Formosa, Dan

56% off list price of $14.95

Now in its third edition--a clear guide to the complete rules of baseball! Admit it: Even if you're a diehard fan of our national pastime, sometimes an umpire's call can be a little baffling. And for newer fans, Major League Baseball's nuanced rules--developed and revised over decades--can be do...

The Game of Eating Smart: Nourishing Recipes for Peak Performance Inspired by MLB Superstars
Loria, Julie

75% off list price of $25.99

In Major League Baseball, the transition to eating healthy food has become more than a movement; it’s a revolution. Jose Altuve, Chris Archer, Clayton Kershaw, Noah Syndergaard, Mike Trout, and the 16 other star ballplayers featured in The Game of Eating Smart are proof of the positive effect of ...

Baseball Cop
Dominguez, Eddie

88% off list price of $28.00

Exposing trafficking, theft, fraud, and gambling in the major leagues, a founding member of the MLB's Department of Investigations reveals a news-breaking true story of power and corruption.In the wake of 2005's sometimes contentious, sometimes comical congressional hearings on performance-enhanc...

The Cooperstown Casebook: Who's In the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques
Jaffe, Jay

72% off list price of $25.99

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, tucked away in upstate New York in a small town called Cooperstown, is far from any major media market or big league stadium. Yet no sports hall of fame’s membership is so hallowed, nor its qualifications so debated, nor its voting process so dissect...

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