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Astroball: The New Way to Win It All
Reiter, Ben
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $27.00

When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article’s author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they were more than just bad. They were a...


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

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...


I Never Had It Made
Robinson, Jackie
(Softcover)

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...


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
(Paperback)

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...


Ninety Percent Mental
Miller, Scott
(Hardcover)

73% 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...


Eight Men Out
Asinof, Eliot
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $17.99

The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World Series and attempted cover-up as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America!" In this timeless classic, Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire story of the infamous scandal in which eight Chicago White Sox players arranged ...


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

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 -...


Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game
Neyer, Rob
(Hardcover)

74% off list price of $27.99

The former ESPN columnist and analytics pioneer dramatically recreates an action-packed 2017 game between the Oakland A’s and eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros to reveal the myriad ways in which Major League Baseball has changed over the last few decades.On September 8, 2017, the Oakl...


Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
Leerhsen, Charles
(Paperback)

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...


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

62% off list price of $15.99

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...


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

70% off list price of $15.00

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life.


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
(Hardcover)

78% off list price of $27.99

Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law’s iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data me...


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
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $27.99

Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law’s iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data me...


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

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...


Incredible Baseball Trivia: More Than 200 Hardball Questions for the Thinking Fan
Nemec, David
(Paperback)

70% off list price of $14.99

Match wits with the father of baseball trivia, David Nemec, a ten-time national champion as he presents more than 200 baseball stumpers that are artfully designed to test the depth of the reader’s knowledge about the game since 1871 including:• Who is the most recent major leaguer to compile 100 ...


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

63% off list price of $18.00

When 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 explained, “and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by...


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

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...


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

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...


Baseball Cop
Dominguez, Eddie
(Hardcover)

72% 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...


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...


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

67% off list price of $26.99

Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers - five times the salary of all NFL quarterbacks combined. Pitchers are the lifeblood of the sport, the ones who win championships, but today they face an epidemic unlike any baseball has ever seen. One tiny ligament in th...


Babe
Creamer, Robert W.
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $17.00

Babe Ruth is without a doubt the most famous character ever produced by the sport of baseball. A legendary player, world famous for his hitting prowess, he transcended the sport to enter the mainstream of American life as an authentic folk hero. In this extraordinary biography, noted sportswrit...


The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America's National Pastime
Irvine, Alex
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $18.99

A graphic novel-style history of baseball, providing an illustrated look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport.This graphic novel steps up to the plate and covers all the bases in illustrating the origin of America's national pastime, presenting a complete look at th...


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

67% off list price of $17.00

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...


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