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Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball
Fair Ball
A Fan's Case for Baseball
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0767904664
The popular television sportscaster and life-long baseball fan shares his love for America's pastime in a provocative, unflinching look at the world of major league baseball, sharing his views on how to change the game to promote and protect baseball's best interests. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
My Prison Without Bars: Pete Rose
My Prison Without Bars
Pete Rose
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579549276
A first book by the banned baseball celebrity since 1989 is timed for release at the beginning of the baseball season and discusses the scandal that preceded his ban from the game as well as his prospects for the future. 500,000 first printing.
The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball
The Perfect Game
America Looks at Baseball
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810945045
A richly illustrated celebration of the history of baseball captures more than 150 years of baseball art, memorabilia, and ephemera, including nineteenth-century portraits, watercolor drawings, and lithographs, as well as baseball cards, cigar-store sculptures, scorecards, bats and balls, and more. 10,000 first printing.
Batter Up: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Baseball
Batter Up
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
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.
The Only Way I Know
The Only Way I Know
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670871931
The record-breaking Baltimore shortstop provides an insider's look at professional baseball in a candid memoir that describes his youth, all-star career with the Orioles, what is good--and bad--about baseball today, and dedication to his family and the cause of literacy. 300,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo. Tour.
The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
The Catcher Was a Spy
The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
Paperback      ISBN: 0679762892
A portrait of Moe Berg describes the colorful, vagabond life of the baseball player and spy, detailing his wartime exploits as an OSS operative gathering information on Hitler's atomic bomb project
Stealing Lives: The Globalization of Baseball and the Tragic Story of Alexis Quiroz
Stealing Lives
The Globalization of Baseball and the Tragic Story of Alexis Quiroz
Hardcover      ISBN: 0253341914
Focusing on the plight of one Venezuelan teenager, the authors reveal that in their efforts to secure cheap labor, Major League Baseball teams often violate basic human rights, and they propose reforms to redress the inequities created when baseball meets globalization.
Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
Sandy Koufax
A Lefty's Legacy
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0060195339
A portrait of the elusive baseball pitcher considers him as both a champion athlete and a symbol for his beliefs, citing such career achievements as his perfect game in September 1965 and his refusal to pitch a World Series opening game that fell on a Jewish holy day.
Catch Them Being Good: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Coach Girls
Catch Them Being Good
Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Coach Girls
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670031224
The head coach of the U.S. Women's National Soccer team shares his insights into coaching girls, showing coaches around the country how to get the best performance out of young female players. 35,000 first printing.