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Product Description: Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, the peer-reviewed journal offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, teams, and players; pre–Negro League organization and play; barnstorming; segregation and integration; class, gender, and ethnicity; the business of black baseball; and the arts...read more
By Leslie A. Heaphy (editor)

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9781476663883 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 30, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, the peer-reviewed journal offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, teams, and players; pre–Negro League organization and play; barnstorming; segregation and integration; class, gender, and ethnicity; the business of black baseball; and the arts.
9781476663876 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 30, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Black Ball is an annual publication for new and authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, pre-Negro League organization and play, and the integration of major league baseball.

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Product Description: From the Casey Award–winning author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, the first full biography of Leo Durocher, one of the most colorful and important figures in baseball history.Leo Durocher (1906–1991) was baseball's all-time leading cocky, flamboyant, and galvanizing character, casting a shadow across several eras, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Space Age Astrodome, from Prohibition through the Vietnam War...read more

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9781632863119 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, April 4, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: From the Casey Award–winning author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, the first full biography of Leo Durocher, one of the most colorful and important figures in baseball history.

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Product Description: From the time she was a girl growing up in the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Toni Stone knew she wanted to play professional baseball. There was only one problem--every card was stacked against her. Curveball tells the inspiring story of baseball’s “female Jackie Robinson,” a woman whose ambition, courage, and raw talent propelled her from ragtag teams barnstorming across the Dakotas to playing in front of large crowds at Yankee Stadium...read more

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9781556527968 | Chicago Review Pr, June 1, 2010, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: From the time she was a girl growing up in the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Toni Stone knew she wanted to play professional baseball.

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9781613736562, titled "Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League" | Reprint edition (Chicago Review Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: From the time she was a girl growing up in the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Toni Stone knew she wanted to play professional baseball.

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9781569766705 | Lawrence Hill Books, June 1, 2010, cover price $19.95

Major League Baseball has had its share of troubled times. In terms of sheer dirt, three scandals rise to the top: Shoeless Joe and the Black Sox, the 1985 Pittsburgh drug trials, and the steroid era. The former and latter have been covered extensively. Yet there has never been a book detailing the biggest drug trials in baseball history. The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven tells the whole story in all its shocking details. The MLB participants were among the game's elite, as a virtual all-star team had come to Pittsburgh. Implicated as cocaine users: Keith Hernandez, Dave Parker, Lee Mazzilli, Dusty Baker, Lonnie Smith, Joaquin Andujar, John Milner, Dale Berra. Mentioned as using amphetamines: Willie Mays, Willie Stargell. But the guys who took the fall for these superstars were just average fans, not heavy hitters or major drug dealers, and this book reveals the often comic circumstances of how they set up deals--and how they got busted. In 1985, it seemed the league was poised to implement a drug testing policy for the players. Obviously, that didn't happen, and because of this inaction, the steroid era came along--and with it all of the broken records that transformed the sport. That's what makes this story so relevant today.

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9781569762882 | 1 edition (Chicago Review Pr, July 27, 2010), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Major League Baseball has had its share of troubled times.

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9781613736753 | Reprint edition (Chicago Review Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $15.99

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Product Description: Disapproving scolds. Sexist condescension. Odd theories about the effect of exercise on reproductive organs. Though baseball began as a gender-neutral sport, girls and women of the nineteenth century faced many obstacles on their way to the diamond...read more

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9780252040375 | Univ of Illinois Pr, January 15, 2017, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Disapproving scolds.

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9780252081866 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, January 15, 2017), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Disapproving scolds.

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Product Description: The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. History, biography, economics, physics, psychology, game theory, sociology and culture, records, and many other disciplines are represented to expand our knowledge of baseball as it is, was, and could be played...read more

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9781943816019, titled "Baseball Research Journal" | Society for Amer Baseball, April 1, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball.
9781933599830, titled "Baseball Research Journal" | Jou edition (Society for Amer Baseball, April 1, 2015), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball.
9781933599151, titled "The Baseball Research Journal: Fall 2009" | Society for Amer Baseball, January 1, 2010, cover price $14.95
9781933599106 | Society for Amer Baseball, February 1, 2009, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Book by Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)
9780910137942 | Society for Amer Baseball, May 1, 2004, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The Baseball Research Journal presents baseball research with a strong analytical approach.
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Product Description: The Tobacco State League played an important role in eastern North Carolina for five summers (1946-1950), giving small-town communities a chance to be a part of professional baseball and offering a return to normalcy after World War II...read more

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9781476666709 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Tobacco State League played an important role in eastern North Carolina for five summers (1946-1950), giving small-town communities a chance to be a part of professional baseball and offering a return to normalcy after World War II.

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Product Description: At six feet, four inches and more than 220 pounds, Roger Clemens was literally a large figure in baseball for a quarter century. The best pitcher of his generation, his 4,672 strikeouts rank third all-time. He dominates modern statistical analysis: all-time first in base-out runs saved, situational wins saved, win probability added and base-out wins saved...read more

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9781476665764 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: At six feet, four inches and more than 220 pounds, Roger Clemens was literally a large figure in baseball for a quarter century.

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Product Description: Baseball pioneer J. L. Wilkinson (1878-1964) was the owner and founder, in 1920, of the famed Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues. The only white owner in the Negro National League (NNL), Wilkinson earned a reputation for treating players with fairness and respect...read more

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9781476662992 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Baseball pioneer J.

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Product Description: For nearly two decades Alan Trammell displayed an all-around game as a fielder, hitter, and base runner that was rare for shortstops of his era. With second baseman Lou Whitaker, he formed one-half of arguably the greatest double-play combination in baseball history and was an integral piece of one of the signature teams of the 1980's...read more

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9781476666600 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: For nearly two decades Alan Trammell displayed an all-around game as a fielder, hitter, and base runner that was rare for shortstops of his era.

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Product Description: Perhaps familiar today as an answer to sports trivia questions, Ken Williams (1890-1959) was once a celebrity who helped bring about a new kind of power baseball in the 1920s. One of the great sluggers of his era (and of all time), he beat Babe Ruth for the home run title in 1922, and became the first to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season that year...read more

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9781476665351 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Perhaps familiar today as an answer to sports trivia questions, Ken Williams (1890-1959) was once a celebrity who helped bring about a new kind of power baseball in the 1920s.

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Product Description: Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments is a richly illustrated exploration and first-of-its-kind compendium study of the world's most coveted and precious baseball uniforms worn by Major League ballplayers during the twentieth century...read more

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9781588345714 | Smithsonian Inst Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments is a richly illustrated exploration and first-of-its-kind compendium study of the world's most coveted and precious baseball uniforms worn by Major League ballplayers during the twentieth century.

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Product Description: Ted Strong Jr. (1917-1978) was a two-sport athlete, a major star of the Negro Leagues and one of the original Harlem Globetrotters. His prominence in the Negro Leagues led Branch Rickey and other white baseball league owners to consider Strong as one of several possible players to integrate major league baseball, and he was a key force on the basketball court when the Globetrotters defeated the then-invincible Minneapolis Lakers in 1948...read more

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9781442267275 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2016, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Ted Strong Jr.

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Product Description: The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920. They had begun the decade as the best team in all of baseball, but over the following eight years, their owner died, the great Tris Speaker retired in the face of a looming scandal, and the franchise was in terrible shape...read more

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9780821422434 | Ohio Univ Pr, October 15, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920.

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9780821422441 | Reprint edition (Ohio Univ Pr, October 15, 2016), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920.

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Product Description: 500 Ballparks is dedicated to diamond shrines that have seen the best of the game, from the earliest days of the sport through to today. It is organized into two sections. First is an A-Z illustrated directory of 380 major ballparks, including those that have seen Major League action...read more

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9781770857513 | 2 edition (Firefly Books Ltd, October 7, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: 500 Ballparks is dedicated to diamond shrines that have seen the best of the game, from the earliest days of the sport through to today.
9781607102939 | Thunder Bay Pr, November 1, 2011, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: All ballparks are not created equal.

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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

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Product Description: When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome, nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World, captured the attention of an entire nation, bringing pride to the city and enhancing its reputation nationwide. It was a Texas-sized vision of the future, an unthinkable feat of engineering with premium luxury suites, theater-style seating, and the first animated scoreboard...read more
By Mickey Herskowitz (foreword by)

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9780803255456 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome, nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World, captured the attention of an entire nation, bringing pride to the city and enhancing its reputation nationwide.

A unique and refreshing ode to the “little things” that represent baseball’s heartbeat—the player who, in countless ways, makes other players better.Intangiball tracks the progress of the Cincinnati Reds through five years of culture change, beginning with the trades of decorated veterans Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey, Jr. It also draws liberally from such character-conscious clubs as the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, and Tampa Bay Rays. Author, sportswriter, and eternal fan of the game, Lonnie Wheeler systematically identifies the performance-enhancing qualities (PEQs) that together comprise the “communicable competitiveness” that he calls “teamship.” Intangiball is not designed to debunk Moneyball, but rather to sketch in what it left out: “What order is there to a baseball world in which a struggling rookie benefits not a bit from the encouraging words of the veteran who drapes his arm around the kid’s shoulders; in which Derek Jeter’s professionalism serves none but him; in which there is no reward for hustle, no edge for enthusiasm, no payoff for sacrifice; in which there is no place for the ambient contributions of David Eckstein, Marco Scutaro, or the aging, battered Scott Rolen; in which shared purpose serves no purpose?” Intangibles, as it turns out, not only ennoble the game; they help win it. And this is the book every fan must read.

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9781451696028 | Simon & Schuster, August 11, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A unique and refreshing ode to the “little things” that represent baseball’s heartbeat—the player who, in countless ways, makes other players better.

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9781451696035 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, August 23, 2016), cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Mexican American Baseball in Ventura County pays tribute to the legendary teams and players from Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Santa Paula, and other surrounding neighborhoods. From the early 20th century through the 1950s, baseball in Ventura County safeguarded opportunities for nurturing athletic and educational skills, asserting ethnic identity, promoting political self-confidence, developing economic autonomy, and redefining gender roles for women...read more

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9781467117159 | Arcadia Pub, August 22, 2016, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Mexican American Baseball in Ventura County pays tribute to the legendary teams and players from Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Santa Paula, and other surrounding neighborhoods.

For several decades, the Baltimore Orioles were the envy of every Major League Baseball team. Now fans of this indomitable team can walk into the stadium and onto the field with Louis Berney’s newly revised edition of Tales from the Baltimore Orioles Dugout. Individually, these stories are funny, poignant, and eccentric. Collectively, they offer a portrait of a team that is as much a family and a community treasure as it is a professional sports organization. A must have for any Orioles fan.

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9781613218679 | Perseus Distribution Services, August 2, 2016, cover price $19.99
9781613210871 | Reprint edition (Perseus Distribution Services, June 5, 2012), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: For several decades, the Baltimore Orioles were the envy of every Major League Baseball team.

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Product Description: The New York Times bestseller—“a rollicking account” (The Kansas City Star) of the infamous baseball game between the Yankees and Royals in which a game-winning home run was overturned and set off one of sports history’s most absurd and entertaining controversies...read more

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9781476777177 | Scribner, July 21, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An award-winning veteran sportswriter who personally covered the Pine Tar Game looks back and explores one of the wackiest events in baseball history.

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9781476777184 | Reprint edition (Scribner, August 2, 2016), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The New York Times bestseller—“a rollicking account” (The Kansas City Star) of the infamous baseball game between the Yankees and Royals in which a game-winning home run was overturned and set off one of sports history’s most absurd and entertaining controversies.

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Product Description: What do Dizzy Dean, Catfish Metkovich, John Boccabella, Bill Buckner, Mark Prior, and Jason Heyward all have in common? They all wore number 22 for the Chicago Cubs, even though eight decades have passed between the last time Dizzy Dean buttoned up a Cubs uniform with that number and the first timeoutfielder Jason Heyward performed the same routine...read more
By Pat Hughes (foreword by)

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9781613218792 | Sports Pub, August 2, 2016, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: What do Dizzy Dean, Catfish Metkovich, John Boccabella, Bill Buckner, Mark Prior, and Jason Heyward all have in common?

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Product Description: Sports fans in New York will always remember the incredible events of 1969. It was the year that two of the city’s underdog teams would rise above all expectations to be crowned world champions. On January 12, 1969, the underdog New York Jets faced the heavily-favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III...read more

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9781582618043 | Sports Pub, August 10, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the New York Mets 1969 season which culminated in a World Series win against the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Jets 1969 victory in the third Super Bowl.

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9781613218723, titled "Miracle Year 1969: Amazing Mets and Super Jets" | Perseus Distribution Services, August 2, 2016, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Sports fans in New York will always remember the incredible events of 1969.

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