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Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players Cover Image
By Cam Perron, Nick Chiles (With), Hank Aaron (Foreword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982153601
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Published: Gallery Books - March 30th, 2021

The uplifting, unlikely, and inspirational true story of the friendships formed between Cam Perron—a white, baseball-obsessed teenager from Boston—and hundreds of former professional Negro League players, who were still awaiting the recognition and compensation that they deserved from Major League Baseball more than fifty years after their playing days were over.


A Big Day for Baseball (Magic Tree House (R) #29) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524713119
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

Meet Jackie Robinson and solve a mystery in the #1 bestselling Magic Tree House chapter book series!
 


How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! the True Story Revealed Cover Image
By Thomas W. Gilbert, John Thorn (Introduction by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781567926774
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - September 15th, 2020

The fascinating, true, story of baseball's amateur origins. "Explores the conditions and factors that begat the game in the 19th century and turned it into the national pastime....A delightful look at a young nation creating a pastime that was love from the first crack of the bat."--Paul Dickson, The Wall Street Journal


The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America's National Pastime Cover Image
By Alex Irvine, Tomm Coker (Illustrator), C.P. Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399578946
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 8th, 2018

A graphic novel-style history of baseball, providing an illustrated look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport.


The Baseball Book of Why: The Answers to Questions You've Always Wondered about from America's National Pastime Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781493048878
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Published: Lyons Press - March 20th, 2020

Why do we sometimes refer to a left-handed pitcher as a "southpaw?" Why are major league pitchers normally limited to 100 pitches per game? Why was Jack Roosevelt Robinson the first African-American ever to play as part of an official lineup for a team in Major League Baseball? Why is a baseball field sometimes referred to as a diamond?


Who Got Game?: Baseball: Amazing but True Stories! Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781523505531
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 17th, 2020

Celebrate the unheralded people and stories that helped shape the game of baseball!

Meet unsung pioneers,
like John “Bud” Fowler, William Edward White, and brothers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weld Walker, four African Americans who integrated white teams decades before Jackie Robinson.

Discover unforgettable moments, like the time a 17-year old girl


War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541672666
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Published: Basic Books - March 24th, 2020

A "richly detailed" portrait of the three men whose lives were forever changed by WWI-era Boston (Michael S. Neiberg): baseball star Babe Ruth, symphony conductor Karl Muck, and Harvard Law student Charles Whittlesey.


S is for Slugger: The Ultimate Baseball Alphabet (ABC to MVP #3) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781629377964
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Published: Triumph Books - April 7th, 2020

“Offbeat homage to the game and its players…win, win all the way.” –Kirkus Reviews 

Batter up! Featuring a dynamic, colorful parade of baseball legends including dozens of superstars and historical figures like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Ken Griffey Jr., and David Ortiz, S is for Slugger is the ultimate ABC


Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525558699
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Published: Penguin Books - June 2nd, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

The inside story of how Pete Rose became one of the greatest and most controversial players in the history of baseball


The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062942739
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 6th, 2021

In this groundbreaking book, Keith Law, baseball writer for The Athletic and author of the acclaimed Smart Baseball, offers an era-spanning dissection of some of the best and worst decisions in modern baseball, explaining what motivated them, what can be learned from them, and how their legacy has shaped the game.

For years, Daniel Kahneman’s iconic work


The Cactus League: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250785763
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Published: Picador - February 2nd, 2021

Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR and Lit Hub. A Los Angeles Times Bestseller. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"In The Cactus League [Emily Nemens] provides her readers with what amounts to a miniature, self-enclosed world that is funny and poignant and lovingly observed." --Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book Review