Baseball

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Isn’t the publishing business supposed to be imploding, with printing costs rising, and the number of titles shrinking?

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Keith Hernandez played first base better than anyone of the late 1970s and ’80s.

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Babe Ruth was baseball’s biggest star, ever, his name appearing in the record books more than the Beatles sang the word “Yeah!,” a man who hit homers higher and farther than any fan had ever seen,

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“this book should become a fixture in the library of any baseball player or coach.”

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Given the title, The Pitcher and the Dictator, it would seem that this is a book about Satchel Paige and the legendary short season that he played in the Dominican Republic while in the em

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"Tom Verducci. . . has written one of the best books on baseball in recent years."

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Baseball has served a distinctive slice of the American social experience for over 170 years. It has been the subject of countless fiction and nonfiction books, movies, plays, and music.

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“Off Speed is very much like the perfect game it describes: a true gem.”

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For Detroit Tigers fans and for baseball fans in general, Hank Greenberg is remembered as one of the greatest players in Tigers history.

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For those who lived through the sixties, this account of some of the major events and people of the decade is certain to resonate.

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Brian Kenny’s book, Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution, borders on heresy.

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Jeff Passan, a baseball columnist at Yahoo! Sports, set out to write a baseball book that he hoped “could help a lot of people.” He categorically succeeded.

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Writing about sports, in particular about the historical pathways of baseball, is a favorite pastime of academics.

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“the definitive work to date.”

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Evaluating talent in any line of work is a difficult challenge.

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Veteran sportswriter Lonnie Wheeler’s latest baseball book, Intangiball: The Subtle Things That Win Baseball Games, is somewhat akin to trying to prove the existence of Big Foot.

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Barry Svrluga is clearly a good guy.

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No other professional sport relentlessly pounds away at all its participants like the 162-games of a major league baseball season, and author Barry Svrluga’s book, The Grind: Inside Baseball’s

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“through it all, Major League Baseball not only survives, it flourishes. There is no game like it.”

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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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