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Product Description: The stellar play and fascinating backstories of exiled Cuban sluggers and hurlers in Major League Baseball (MLB) has become one of the biggest headlines in America's national pastime. On-field exploits by colorful Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, American League rookie-of-the-year José Abreu, home run derby champion Yoenis Céspedes, radar-gun busting Cincinnati fast-baller Aroldis Chapman, and a handful of others have been further enhanced by feel-good tales of desperate Cuban superstars risking their lives to escape Fidel Castro’s communist realm and chase a celebrated American Dream of financial and athletic success...read more

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9781442247987 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, May 20, 2016, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: The stellar play and fascinating backstories of exiled Cuban sluggers and hurlers in Major League Baseball (MLB) has become one of the biggest headlines in America's national pastime.

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Product Description: Winner, SABR's Robert Peterson Award for increasing public awareness of Negro League baseball When Cuba met Japan in the finals of Major League Baseball's 2006 World Baseball Classic (WBC), many among the international audience were shocked that a purported "amateur" team could challenge for the sport's first true world championship...read more

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9780786493821 | Reprint edition (McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 17, 2014), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Winner, SABR's Robert Peterson Award for increasing public awareness of Negro League baseball When Cuba met Japan in the finals of Major League Baseball's 2006 World Baseball Classic (WBC), many among the international audience were shocked that a purported "amateur" team could challenge for the sport's first true world championship.

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Product Description: The New York Mets Encyclopedia provides the full and exciting story of modern-era baseball’s most popular expansion-age franchise. From those lovable losers of 1962 and 1963, to the Miracle Mets of 1969 and 1973, and on to year-in and year-out contenders of the 1980s and 1990s, New York’s National League Mets have written some of the most exciting and colorful pages in Major League history...read more

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9781613213445 | Perseus Distribution Services, June 4, 2013, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The New York Mets Encyclopedia provides the full and exciting story of modern-era baseball’s most popular expansion-age franchise.
9781582616346 | 2 edition (Sports Pub, April 1, 2003), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The New York Mets Encyclopedia: Second Edition is fully updated and provides the exciting story of modern-era baseball's most popular expansion-age franchise through the 2002 season.
9781582610351 | Sports Pub, June 1, 2001, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the history of the New York Mets, from their first season in 1962 through the Subway Series of 2000.

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9781582615097 | Sports Pub, March 1, 2002, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The New York Mets Encyclopedia provides the full and exciting story of modern-era baseball’s most popular expansion-age franchise.

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Product Description: Before they were the stars of the Negro Leagues--before the Negro Leagues even began--outstanding African American players like Rube Foster, Charles Grant and Pop Lloyd competed against the leading players of Cuba. In the early years of the 20th century, winners of the "colored" championship in the United States traveled to Cuba to compete against the top Cuban League teams, amateur clubs, and All-Star squads...read more
By Peter C. Bjarkman (foreword by) and Severo Nieto

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9780786419289, titled "Early U.s. Blackball Teams in Cuba: Box Scores, Rosters and Statistics from the Files of Cuba's Foremost Baseball Researcher" | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, February 14, 2008, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Before they were the stars of the Negro Leagues--before the Negro Leagues even began--outstanding African American players like Rube Foster, Charles Grant and Pop Lloyd competed against the leading players of Cuba.

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'In this book, Peter Bjarkman follows the full arc of Cuban baseball history, including coverage of the nearly five decades since the Sugar Kings' ejection from the International League. Dispelling the mystery and disinformation that surround Cuba, its leader, and its teams, early and late, Bjarkman gives us the first balanced history of baseball on the Caribbean island'--Provided by publisher.

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9780786428298 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, January 22, 2007, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: 'In this book, Peter Bjarkman follows the full arc of Cuban baseball history, including coverage of the nearly five decades since the Sugar Kings' ejection from the International League.

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Looks at the history of baseball in a variety of countries, including Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, and includes profiles of each country's teams and top players.

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9780313322686 | Greenwood Pub Group, February 28, 2005, cover price $87.00 | About this edition: Looks at the history of baseball in a variety of countries, including Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, and includes profiles of each country's teams and top players.

The most comprehensive book ever written on the history of the NBA's most storied franchise, The Boston Celtics Encyclopedia will surely be included in every sports fan's library. Written in a unique, easy-to-read style, the Celtics Encyclopedia brings to life the exploits of such Celtic legends as Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Red Auerbach, Kevin McHale, John Havlicek, Bob Cousy and more.

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9781582610627, titled "The Boston Celtics Encyclopedia" | Sports Pub, December 1, 1999, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The most comprehensive book ever written on the history of the NBA's most storied franchise, The Boston Celtics Encyclopedia will surely be included in every sports fan's library.

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9781582615646 | 2 edition (Sports Pub, October 1, 2002), cover price $19.95

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An experienced expert on basketball history presents a thorough survey of the 100-year saga of the sport, offering descriptions of the game's players, both great and forgotten, gathering out-of-the-way facts that fascinate and inform, and tracing the game's steady evolution. Original. IP.

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9781570281341 | Masters Pr, October 1, 1999, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Profiles basketball's greatest players, innovative coaches and administrators

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Exploring the history and variety of Cuban baseball, a unique exploration of this 'last frontier' of American sport uses photographs, statistics, and baseball lore to trace the sport's history, from its origins in the 1970s to the current American love affair with their version of the game. 25,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9781892129321 | Total/Sports Illustrated, September 1, 1999, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Explores the history and variety of Cuban baseball through photographs, statistics, and baseball lore
9780756779252 | Diane Pub Co, May 1, 1999, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Shrouded in mystery for decades, Cuban baseball has become the final frontier for fans of the sport in America.

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An in-depth exploration into the life of the star guard of the NBA's Indiana Pacers details how he overcame many obstacles to become a major force in the NBA and includes action photos, career statistics, and more.

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9780766010826 | Enslow Pub Inc, August 1, 1999, cover price $26.60 | About this edition: Examines the life and career of the popular basketball star Reggie Miller, known as one of the best shooters in the game.

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Presents a history of the popular college sport, highlighting important players, coaches, teams, and moments

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9781570280399 | Masters Pr, March 1, 1996, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Presents a history of the popular college sport, highlighting important players, coaches, teams, and moments

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9781570282164 | Masters Pr, December 1, 1998, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Presents a history of the popular college sport, highlighting important players, coaches, teams, and moments

Profiles the professional and personal life of the baseball star who plays with the Seattle Mariners.

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9780894905544 | Enslow Pub Inc, September 1, 1997, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Profiles the professional and personal life of the baseball star who plays with the Seattle Mariners.

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Looks at the life and career of this basketball star, who has repeatedly overcome personal and professional challenges and proven himself one of the sport's most popular players

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9780894907548 | Enslow Pub Inc, September 1, 1996, cover price $22.60 | About this edition: Looks at the life and career of this basketball star, who has repeatedly overcome personal and professional challenges and proven himself one of the sport's most popular players

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Looks at the career of this basketball star who in spite of playing in the shadow of Michael Jordan, has become one of the greatest all-around performers in the sport's history

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9780894907555 | Enslow Pub Inc, July 1, 1996, cover price $22.60 | About this edition: Looks at the career of this basketball star who in spite of playing in the shadow of Michael Jordan, has become one of the greatest all-around performers in the sport's history

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Profiles the ten professional basketball slam dunkers who have left their mark on professional basketball, from the Sixer's Julius Erving to the Bull's Scottie Pippen

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9780894906084 | Enslow Pub Inc, November 1, 1995, cover price $23.93 | About this edition: Profiles the ten professional basketball slam dunkers who have left their mark on professional basketball, from the Sixer's Julius Erving to the Bull's Scottie Pippen

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Profiles ten professional baseball players with outstanding records for stealing bases, from Ty Cobb and Eddie Collins to Ricky Henderson and Kenny Lofton

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9780894906091 | Enslow Pub Inc, November 1, 1995, cover price $23.93 | About this edition: Profiles ten professional baseball players with outstanding records for stealing bases, from Ty Cobb and Eddie Collins to Ricky Henderson and Kenny Lofton

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Product Description: Book by Bjarkman, Peter C.

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9781570280030 | Masters Pr, October 1, 1995, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Book by Bjarkman, Peter C.

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A biography of the major league pitcher who holds the record for the most wins by a southpaw

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9780791012253 | Reprint edition (Chelsea House Pub, April 1, 1995), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: A biography of the major league pitcher who holds the record for the most wins by a southpaw

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9780791011911 | Chelsea House Pub, August 1, 1994, cover price $18.65 | About this edition: A biography of the major league pitcher who holds the record for the most wins by a southpaw

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Capturing the excitement surrounding the legendary player, the story of Shaquille O'Neal includes his debut with the Orlando Magic in 1993, his selection as Rookie of the Year his first year, and playing in the NBA All-Star Game.

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9780831779832 | Smithmark Pub, February 1, 1995, cover price $9.98 | About this edition: Capturing the excitement surrounding the legendary player, the story of Shaquille O'Neal includes his debut with the Orlando Magic in 1993, his selection as Rookie of the Year his first year, and playing in the NBA All-Star Game.

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9780517120354 | Crescent Books, November 1, 1994, cover price $9.99

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Product Description: Since Cuba's Esteban Bellan made his debut for the Troy Haymakers of the National Association in 1871, Latin Americans have played a large role in the major leagues. Nearly 15 percent of big league rosters are made up of Latinos, while the region's colorful and competitive winter leagues have been a proving ground for up-and-coming major league players and managers...read more

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9780899509730 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, November 1, 1994, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Since Cuba's Esteban Bellan made his debut for the Troy Haymakers of the National Association in 1871, Latin Americans have played a large role in the major leagues.

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Providing a comprehensive history of all past and present NBA teams, a leading basketball historian focuses on franchise histories, brings hometown teams to life, and includes a survey of the careers of the twelve greatest players in NBA history.

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9780786701261, titled "The Encyclopedia of Pro-Basketball Team Histories" | Carroll & Graf Pub, November 1, 1994, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Provides a comprehensive history of all past and present NBA teams, focusing on franchise histories, and includes a survey of the careers of the twelve greatest players in NBA history
9780887368493 | Mecklermedia, December 1, 1993, cover price $75.00

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A biography of the baseball player who hit over 500 homeruns in his nineteen seasons with the Chicago Cubs

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9780791011676 | Chelsea House Pub, February 1, 1994, cover price $18.65 | About this edition: A biography of the baseball player who hit over 500 homeruns in his nineteen seasons with the Chicago Cubs

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