Baseball

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“. . . two boys who grew up loving baseball, learned to play it in the country, and perfected in the bright lights of Manhattan and San Francisco.”

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Perhaps you never thought about major-league baseball as a monopoly, but it is.

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Larry Ruttman has a mission. With his book on American Jews and baseball, he wants to prove that successful Jewish Americans connected to baseball owe their success to Jewish values.

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“Readers will find themselves cheering the protagonist, eager to find that light at the end of the tunnel . . .”

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It’s no surprise this celebration of Ted Williams is released on the Opening Day for Major League Baseball. Now fans have two reasons to celebrate on April 1.

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“What Robinson did on the baseball diamond was merely part of his effort to show black people how to be their very best and to show white people how to remove the barriers keeping blacks fr

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“An ex-Wall Street trader improved on Moneyball’s famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat the Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games—with a 41 percent return in his fir

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“Anyone who wants to advance beyond the stage of fandom to understand what it takes to establish and run professional baseball would do well to read Mr.

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“Bluegrass Baseball performs a reality check for prospective players and owners in the minor leagues.”

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“Mr. Wendel engagingly presents the facts of what was a game-changing year in American history for baseball, . . .”

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“. . . brings some balance into the picture, and fans would do well to add it to their understanding of their National Game.”

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“Conspiracy of Silence offers overwhelming evidence of the effectiveness of the black press in advancing integration in this country.”

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In this carefully prepared history dominated by the larger-than-life player Babe Ruth, author Robert Fitts corrects the errors of previous books about the famous baseball tour of Japan 1934.

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“One on One has a payoff on every page. Any sports fan will have a hard time putting this book down.

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“Trading Manny is, of course, about the heartbreak two fans feel when their love for baseball is betrayed.

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“the main points of this powerful book . . . ought to be on the reading list of every university course on American Foreign Policy.”

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“A Talk In The Park is baseball as you’ve never read it—and how you always remembered hearing it.”

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“Shawn Green takes us through the mental process with the singular clarity that once allowed him to go 6x6 with four home runs in one game. Though retired for nearly four years, Mr.

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“Surdam’s book represents the best and probably the only solid study of major-league baseball’s economic situation during the Depression.”

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When late in the 1800s the professional baseball players formed a union and set up their own league, they caused a revolution of sorts in pro ball.

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". . . religion of baseball and its origins are spelled out as meticulously in Mr. Thorn’s book as the Holy Bible spells out the story of Eden . . ."

 

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Joe DiMaggio as an autistic ballplayer is an interesting concept. Jerome Charyn explores this theory in Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil.

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It’s risky to write a book about a season spent with a sports team.

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