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Product Description: In this delightful history of the sport, Frommer captures the flavor, smell, and craziness of the early days of baseball. Starting with its invention in 1842 by the descendant of a British sea captain (and not Abner Doubleday), Frommer traces the development of the sport from the first games on a vacant lot at 27th and Madison in New York to the turn of the century, when the National League was emerging as the preeminent forum for truly professional baseball...read more

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9781589792548, titled "Old Time Baseball: America's Pastime in the Gilded Age: America's Pastime in the Gilded Age" | Taylor Pub, December 22, 2005, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: A historical account of baseball and its key contributors describes its 1842 invention by a British sea captain's descendant, its early games on a vacant lot in New York, and the rise of professional leagues.

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9781630760069 | Lyons Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In this delightful history of the sport, Frommer captures the flavor, smell, and craziness of the early days of baseball.

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Product Description: Another peek at baseball's good old days—or, in this case, bad old days—by veteran sports-historian Harvey Frommer. Frommer paints Shoeless Joe as a baseball natural ("Joe Jackson hit the ball harder than any man ever to play baseball"—Ty Cobb), an illiterate hick (his table utensils consisted of knife and fingers), and an innocent man snared by the greatest scandal in baseball history...read more

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9780878337842 | Taylor Pub, April 1, 1992, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A biography of 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson, one of America's greatest baseball players, examines his part in the 1919 World Series and the Chicago 'Black Sox' scandal that ended his professional baseball career

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9781630760083 | Lyons Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Another peek at baseball's good old days—or, in this case, bad old days—by veteran sports-historian Harvey Frommer.
9780803218628 | Bison Books, September 1, 2008, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Nearly ninety years have passed since America was rocked by the biggest sports scandal of the twentieth century: the alleged fixing of the 1919 World Series by the Chicago Black Sox.
9780878338207 | Taylor Pub, April 1, 1993, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A biography of 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson, one of America's greatest baseball players, examines his part in the 1919 World Series and the Chicago 'Black Sox' scandal that ended his professional baseball career

Fully illustrated and complete with over 100 interviews, this engrossing oral history truly captures the flavor of what Jewish comedians used to call the Borscht Belt and re-creates a world now gone-a New York State vacation haven in the middle decades of this century primarily to New York City Jews-and is sure to take readers on a sunny cruise down memory lane.

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9781630761974 | Taylor Pub, April 1, 2018, cover price $17.95
9780762832484 | Book Sales, August 1, 2001, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: Fully illustrated and complete with over 100 interviews, this engrossing oral history truly captures the flavor of what Jewish comedians used to call the Borscht Belt and re-creates a world now gone-a New York State vacation haven in the middle decades of this century primarily to New York City Jews-and is sure to take readers on a sunny cruise down memory lane.

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Product Description: Just in time for the one-hundredth anniversary of Miami Beach, It Happened in Miami, the Magic City: An Oral History features nearly seventy fabulous voices including more than fifteen mini-memorists, telling stories, offering perceptions on subject matter as far back as memory allows up to the exciting headlines of today...read more

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9781589799509 | Taylor Pub, November 10, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Just in time for the one-hundredth anniversary of Miami Beach, It Happened in Miami, the Magic City: An Oral History features nearly seventy fabulous voices including more than fifteen mini-memorists, telling stories, offering perceptions on subject matter as far back as memory allows up to the exciting headlines of today.

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Product Description: Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs...read more

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9781589799202 | Taylor Pub, September 30, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs.

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Product Description: Blending exclusive rare interviews with Rachel Robinson (Jackie’s widow), Mack Robinson (Jackie’s brother), Hall of Famers Monte Irvin, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Ralph Kiner, and others, celebrated author Harvey Frommer evokes the lives of general manager Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson by describing how they worked together to shatter baseball's color line...read more
By Harvey Frommer and Monte Irvin (foreword by)

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9781630760021 | Taylor Pub, April 1, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Blending exclusive rare interviews with Rachel Robinson (Jackie’s widow), Mack Robinson (Jackie’s brother), Hall of Famers Monte Irvin, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Ralph Kiner, and others, celebrated author Harvey Frommer evokes the lives of general manager Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson by describing how they worked together to shatter baseball's color line.
9780878333127 | Taylor Pub, May 1, 2003, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Blending exclusive interviews with Rachel Robinson, Mack Robinson (Jackie's brother), Hall of Famers Monte Irvin, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Ralph Kiner and others, celebrated author Harvey Frommer evokes the lives of Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey and heralded baseball player Jackie Robinson to describe how they worked together to shatter baseball's color line.

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Product Description: In this deliciously revealing oral history of Broadway from World War II through the early 1980s, more than one hundred theater veterans—including Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, and Al Hirschfeld—deliver the behind-the-scenes story of the hits, the stars, the feuds, and the fiascoes...read more

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9781589799165 | Taylor Pub, December 2, 2014, cover price $18.95 | also contains It Happened on Broadway: An Oral History of the Great White Way | About this edition: In this deliciously revealing oral history of Broadway from World War II through the early 1980s, more than one hundred theater veterans—including Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, and Al Hirschfeld—deliver the behind-the-scenes story of the hits, the stars, the feuds, and the fiascoes.
9780299197049 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, August 30, 2004, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: From the living memories of the people who created the magic of Broadway theater, It Happened on Broadway illustrates the history of Broadway, its triumphs and failures, its constant variety, and enduring glories.

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Product Description: The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox involves not just the teams, but the cities, owners, ballparks, fans, and the media. Its roots reach back to before even Babe Ruth and Harry Frazee, yet it is as contemporary as the next Red Sox–Yankees game...read more

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9781582617671 | Sports Pub, March 1, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Red Sox vs.

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9781589799189 | 3 edition (Taylor Pub, April 7, 2014), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox involves not just the teams, but the cities, owners, ballparks, fans, and the media.
9781596700581 | Rev upd edition (Sports Pub, February 15, 2005), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

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Product Description: Experience the mosaic of mid-century Manhattan in this exuberant oral history that begins in the post–World War II years when the city came into its own, and ends in the mid-1970s when it nearly went bust. This is the story of a time when great ocean liners were docked in the Hudson River ports, Checker cabs hurtled across a two-way Fifth Avenue, and the Third Avenue el cast long shadows onto the street below...read more

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9781589799059 | Reprint edition (Taylor Pub, September 6, 2013), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Experience the mosaic of mid-century Manhattan in this exuberant oral history that begins in the post–World War II years when the city came into its own, and ends in the mid-1970s when it nearly went bust.

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Product Description: In the heady days after World War II, the nation was ready for excitement and heroes, and a city—New York—was eager for entertainment. Baseball provided the heroes, and the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers—with their rivalries, their successes, their stars—provided the show...read more

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9781589798908, titled "New York City Baseball: The Golden Age, 1947–1957" | Reprint edition (Taylor Pub, November 1, 2013), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In the heady days after World War II, the nation was ready for excitement and heroes, and a city—New York—was eager for entertainment.

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Product Description: Throughout the 2008 season, each game played at the world’s most beloved stadium brought “The House That Ruth Built” closer to shutting its gates forever. Players envisioned running off the field one last time. Vendors anticipated selling their last bags of peanuts...read more

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9781584797166 | Stewart Tabori & Chang, September 1, 2008, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Diamonds aren’t forever.

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9781630761554 | Lyons Pr, March 17, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Throughout the 2008 season, each game played at the world’s most beloved stadium brought “The House That Ruth Built” closer to shutting its gates forever.

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Updated to incorporate the latest developments in the storied franchise since the centennial of baseball's winningest team, a new edition of this richly illustrated study offers profiles of the team's legendary players and coaches, detailed statistics, unforgettable moments on and off the field, rare period photographs, trivia, and more. Original.

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9781402210020, titled "A Yankee Century & Beyond" | Sourcebooks Inc, November 1, 2007, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Offers profiles of the team's legendary players and coaches, detailed statistics, unforgettable moments on and off the field, rare period photographs, and trivia.

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Product Description: Advance Praise for Five O'Clock Lightning "Come along with Harvey Frommer on a jaunty stroll through baseball eighty years ago. The 1927 Yankees may or may not have been the best team ever, but surely this is the best book about that wonderful concentration of talent...read more

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9780471778127, titled "Five O'Clock Lightning: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and the Greatest Team in Baseball, the 1927 New York Yankees" | John Wiley & Sons Inc, October 26, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Advance Praise for Five O'Clock Lightning "Come along with Harvey Frommer on a jaunty stroll through baseball eighty years ago.

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Product Description: An entertaining read about the greatest baseball team, the 1927 New York Yankees, who beat up on Al rivals during the regular season and then swept the World Series. With verve, facts, and stories, Harvey Frommer evokes the Murderers' Row of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Miller Huggins, Tony Lazerri, Bob Meusel, and more...read more

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9781630760045, titled "Five O'clock Lightning: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and the Greatest Baseball Team in History, the 1927 New York Yankees" | Taylor Pub, April 1, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: An entertaining read about the greatest baseball team, the 1927 New York Yankees, who beat up on Al rivals during the regular season and then swept the World Series.
9780470580325 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, October 26, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Advance Praise for Five O'Clock Lightning "Come along with Harvey Frommer on a jaunty stroll through baseball eighty years ago.

Miscellaneous:

9780470173824 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, January 18, 2008, cover price $24.95

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A collection of Red Sox profiles includes coverage of Bill Buckner's infamous error at the 1986 World Series, ninety-four-year-old Charlie Wagner's ongoing consultations regarding team prospects, and pitching ace Bill Lee's writing and speaking career.

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9781589792869 | Taylor Pub, February 28, 2006, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A group of Red Sox profiles includes coverage of Bill Buckner's infamous error at the World Series, ninety-four-year-old Charlie Wagner's consultations regarding team prospects, and pitcher Bill Lee's writing and speaking career.

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Product Description: Combining the content of two of Frommer's previous books, Sports Roots and Sports Lingo, this book not only explains how nicknames, namesakes, trophies, competitions, and expressions in the world of sports came to be, but also serves as a useful dictionary of the language of sports-both technical and slang...read more

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9781589792555 | Taylor Pub, August 30, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Combining the content of two of Frommer's previous books, Sports Roots and Sports Lingo, this book not only explains how nicknames, namesakes, trophies, competitions, and expressions in the world of sports came to be, but also serves as a useful dictionary of the language of sports-both technical and slang.

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Product Description: This signature book captures the flavor of the "Borscht Belt," that fabled vacation area just "ninety minutes from Broadway." Summer romances, mambo time, menus with seven kinds of herring, musical and comedic greats getting their start, bungalows, and big hotels like Grossinger’s—all come back in a rush...read more

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9780299206048 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, January 30, 2005, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: This signature book captures the flavor of the "Borscht Belt," that fabled vacation area just "ninety minutes from Broadway.
9780156002387 | Mariner Books, October 1, 1996, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.It Happened in Brooklyn tells the story of mid-century Brooklyn, home of the famed Brooklyn Dodgers, Nathan’s franks, stoop-ball, stickball, and some of the best high schools in America...read more

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9780151143665 | Harcourt, October 1, 1993, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An oral narrative of life in the borough of Brooklyn

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9781438427508 | Excelsior Editions, March 5, 2009, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.
9780299206147 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, November 30, 2004, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Mid-century Brooklyn was the home of the Dodgers, stoop-ball and stick-ball, a booming Coney Island amusement scene, and some of the best high schools in America.
9780156002370 | Mariner Books, November 1, 1995, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Like the borough itself, this celebratory chronicle is a symphony of neighborhoods, ethnicities, faiths, and foods.

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Product Description: What a time! In the heady days after World War II, a nation was ready for heroes and a great city was eager for entertainment. Baseball provided the heroes, and the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers—with their rivalries, their successes, their stars—provided the show...read more

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9780299196943 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: What a time!
9780156655002 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, April 1, 1992), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: When the lights came on again after World War II, they illuminated a New York eager for action.

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In honor of the centennial of baseball's winningest team, this richly illustrated volume offers profiles of the team's legendary players and coaches, detailed statistics, unforgettable moments on and off the field, rare period photographs, trivia, and more. Reprint.
By Harvey Frommer and Paul O'Neill (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9780425186176 | Berkley Pub Group, October 1, 2002, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In honor of the centennial of baseball's winningest team, this illustrated volume offers profiles of the team's players and coaches, detailed statistics, unforgettable moments on and off the field, and trivia.

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9780425191774 | Reprint edition (Berkley Pub Group, October 1, 2003), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: In honor of the centennial of baseball's winningest team, this richly illustrated volume offers profiles of the team's legendary players and coaches, detailed statistics, unforgettable moments on and off the field, rare period photographs, trivia, and more.

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A collection of period photographs, personal reminiscences, and interviews with such New York personalities as Herman Badillo, Jimmy Breslin, Elaine Kaufman, and Bill Gallo capture the cultural diversity and social history of Manhattan in the years from the end of World War II to the mid-1970s. Reprint.

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9780425181690 | Berkley Pub Group, October 1, 2001, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A collection of period photographs, personal reminiscences, and interviews capture the cultural diversity and social history of Manhattan in the years from the end of World War II to the mid-1970s.

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9780425191668 | Reprint edition (Berkley Pub Group, August 1, 2003), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A collection of period photographs, personal reminiscences, and interviews with such New York personalities as Herman Badillo, Jimmy Breslin, Elaine Kaufman, and Bill Gallo capture the cultural diversity and social history of Manhattan in the years from the end of World War II to the mid-1970s.

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Product Description: On city streets and suburban sandlots, millions of boys have played the nation's game. Growing Up Baseball recounts the stories of those few whose childhood dreams of playing in the big leagues came true. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Frederic J. Frommer (editor) and Harvey Frommer (editor)

Hardcover:

9780878331864 | Taylor Pub, May 1, 2001, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: On city streets and suburban sandlots, millions of boys have played the nation's game.

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Brings together the childhood memories of a hundred men and women, young and old, who reflect on family life, interaction with the gentile world, and the meaning of peace (view table of contents)
By Harvey Frommer (editor) and Myrna Katz Frommer (editor)

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9780151001323 | Harcourt, November 1, 1995, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Brings together the childhood memories of a hundred men and women, young and old, who reflect on family life, interaction with the gentile world, and the meaning of place

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9780803269002 | Bison Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Brings together the childhood memories of a hundred men and women, young and old, who reflect on family life, interaction with the gentile world, and the meaning of peace

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On the heels of their 1996 World Championship comes an in-depth volume that include statistics on every Yankee player and manager, more than 250 classic photos, chapters on different Yankee eras, rivalries, ball parks, and much more. (view table of contents)

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9780028615110 | Macmillan General Reference, May 1, 1997, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Compiles the history and lore of the 'Bronx Bombers' from their beginnings in 1903 as the Highlanders through the 1996 World Series championship

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Recounts one hundred and forty years of New York City baseball, focusing on the Yankees, Dodgers, and Mets

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9780878338801 | Taylor Pub, April 1, 1995, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Recounts one hundred and forty years of New York City baseball, focusing on the Yankees, Dodgers, and Mets

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