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By Michael M Oleksak, Mary Adams Oleksak. 1991
The Oleksaks, who lived in the Dominican Republic for ten years, trace the development of baseball in that country, as… well as in Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Venezuela. They depict the Latin clubs as a major source of players for U.S. leagues; reveal the language, cultural, and racial barriers that Latin players faced; and profile some of the illustrious players. c1991
Confessions of a baseball purist: what's right, and wrong, with baseball, as seen from the best seat in the house
By Mark Hyman, Jon Miller. 1998
Longtime Baltimore Orioles announcer and later ESPN broadcaster reminisces about his three decades in baseball. Discusses famous players including Cal… Ripken and Reggie Jackson, the development of interleague play, the unions, the new breed of players, and the owners. 1998.
By William Curran. 1990
By Nathan Aaseng. 1983
Invites the reader to make decisions about do-or-die situations in ten World Series games. Describes what actually happened and how… it affected the outcome of the game. Grade 5-8 and older readers. 1983.
By Bill Littlefield. 1993
A self-confessed baseball traditionalist, Littlefield tours the whole of the baseball world, from Little League games to the major leagues.… With chapters on hitting and pitching, and tryout camps and old-timers, Littlefield is searching for the soul of baseball, where it is played as a pure game. 1993.
By Stacey May Fowles. 2017
Fowles gives us a candid perspective on subjects ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training… to the politics of cheating, from the importance of having a favourite player to the near-religious splendour of a no-hitter. She confronts the stereotypes that female fans lack real knowledge about the game and are only at the ballpark for the eye candy, and calls out the "boys will be boys" attitudes and its implications both on and off the field. She also offers exhilarating snapshots of the Blue Jays' 2015 season, and reflects on the relevance of specific players not only to the average fan, but to the game's history as a whole. Fowles explores how we can use the lens of baseball to examine who we are--for better or worse--and reminds us that our love for the game shouldn't stop us from demanding it be better to its players and its fans. Bestseller. 2017.
By Daniel Okrent, Steve Wulf. 1989
This collection portrays 150 years of great triumphs, heart-breaking losses and amusing blunders in the history of baseball, including the… Chicago "Black" Sox Scandal of 1919 and the miraculous comeback of the Mets in the 1986 World Series. 1989.
By Dave Winfield, Thomas Trebitsch Parker. 1988
The New York Yankee star outfielder tells of his childhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. After college, he joined the San… Diego Padres and later the Yankees hired him with a $23 million, 10-year contract. Bestseller 1988.
By James S Hirsch. 2010
Authorized biography of baseball outfielder Willie Mays, born in 1931 Alabama. Follows Mays from the Negro Leagues to the New… York Mets. Highlights Mays's best games, including his astonishing catch when playing for the Giants in the 1954 World Series. Discusses his personal life and baseball's racial integration. Bestseller. Some violence and strong language. 2010.
By Willie Stargell, 1956 Bird Tom. 1984
The memoirs of a legendary Pittsburgh Pirate whose personality and emphasis on teamwork earned him the respect of managers, fans,… and other players. He recalls his unsettled childhood, early passion for baseball, and the rough years as a black in the minor leagues. "Pops" also shares his experiences with his family, career, teammates, the press, changes in the game, and the struggles of playing pro ball. 1984.
By Thomas Boswell. 1984
A sportswriter, in a lively style, tells what the game of baseball is all about, particularly from the viewpoint of… the average fan. In the course of his insightful observations, Boswell manages to destroy many of baseball's shibboleths, such as the value of bunting and hitting behind the runner. 1984.
2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team's… move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren't dead - not by a long shot. Here, finally, is the definitive English-language history of the Montreal Expos, written by New York Times bestselling sportswriter Jonah Keri. 2014.
By Claire Mackay. 1994
In nine "innings," Claire Mackay examines and explains every imaginable aspect of the game of baseball. Beginning with the history… of the game, Mackay describes the player's positions, equipment, and the ballparks they play in. Throughout the book are bits of baseball lore and trivia. Grades 4-7. c1994.
By David Fisher, Ron Luciano. 1982
By Roger Angell. 1972
Recaptures some of the funniest and finest moments of baseball in the 1960s. Includes the rise of California's teams, the… sufferings of the Mets, the fall of the Yankee empire, the triumphs of the Dodgers, Cardinals, and Orioles, and much more. Bestseller. 1972.
By Bob Elliott. 2005
Opening at the 2004 Olympic baseball tournament, where the unheralded Canadian team came within an errant throw of the gold… medal game, the author recounts Canada's rich baseball history, from 1838 to 2004, when the top rookie in both major leagues hailed from the Great White North. 2005.
By Cal Ripken, Mike Bryan. 1997
Memoir of Cal Ripken, who in 1995 broke Lou Gehrig's record of playing 2,130 consecutive games. His feat established him… as a baseball great and earned him new acclaim for his team, the Baltimore Orioles. Traces Ripken's baseball life from the Little League to the majors, highlighting triumphs and setbacks. Also discusses how the sport has changed over the past fifteen years. 1997.
By G. P Jordan. 1993
A guide for the baseball fan or player who wants to understand all aspects of the game better. It includes… the rules of baseball, a short history of the game and its stars, plus batting tips, how to use a scorecard and much more. Grades 5-8. 1993.
By Herb Gluck, Mickey Mantle. 1985
Autobiography of the miner's son who became one of baseball's most famous stars. Chronicles Mantle's outstanding career, his deprived childhood,… his long marriage and his friendships with many of baseball's great players and coaches. Strong language. Bestseller 1985.