Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book
Paperback ISBN: 0395586682
A look at baseball in the 1950s presents more than two hundred cards, with amusing bios on some of the game's most colorful characters and observations on the baseball card phenomenon
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Baseball
Hardcover ISBN: 0931714974
This book examines a century of Minnesota baseball, from the Twins and Gophers to the Duluth Dukes and St. Paul Saints. Photos, biographies and memories create a compelling read for any sports buff, with a foreword by Harmon Killebrew.
Among the Thugs
Paperback ISBN: 0679745351
They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.
Play by Play
Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0609608711
A prominent NPR personality describes how he chose to go on sabbatical to pursue a lifelong dream to become a play-by-play baseball announcer and offers a detailed journal of his 2000 season with the Aberdeen Arsenal, a minor league franchise. 25,000 first printing.
A Mathematician at the Ballpark
Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans
Paperback ISBN: 0452287820
A mathematician introduces the concepts of probability to help baseball fans develop a better understanding of the game and the meaning of statistics. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
100 Classic Moments in the History of the Game
Hardcover ISBN: 0789451212
Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan provides the foreword to this fascinating history of professional baseball's greatest moments, in more than four hundred photographs from the National Baseball Hall of Fame that capture the finest players, games, triumphs, and tragedies in baseball history.
A. G. Spalding And the Rise of Baseball
The Promise of American Sport
Hardcover ISBN: 0195035526
Traces the life of Spalding, a star baseball player, cofounder of the National League, manager of the Chicago White Stockings, and founder of the famous sporting goods firm