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The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth

Leigh Montville · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. From the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Ted Williams comes the thoroughly original, definitively ambitious, and exhilaratingly colorful biography...
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Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius

Bill Pennington · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 530
Format: Hardcover


The definitive biography of one of baseball's most celebrated, mercurial, and misunderstood figures

Billy Martin is a story of contrasts. He was the clutch second baseman for the dominant New York Yankees of the 1950s. He then spent sixteen seasons managing in the big leagues,...
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Jeter Unfiltered

Derek Jeter · Gallery Books
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

The only authorized full-color book commemorating Derek Jeter's iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees, featuring archival images and original photos of his final 2014 season from renowned photographer Christopher Anderson.Derek Jeter's twentieth and final season in Major...
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The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

Jane Leavy · Harper
Pages: 456
Format: Book

Drawing on interviews with friends and family, as well as teammates and opponents, "New York Times"-bestselling author Leavy delivers the definitive account of one of the biggest talents and most tragic figures ever to play baseball--Mickey Mantle.

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The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron

Howard Bryant · Pantheon
Pages: 600
Format: Book

In "The Last Hero", Bryant chronicles Aaron's childhood in segregated Alabama, his brief stardom in the Negro Leagues, his complicated relationship with celebrity, and his historic rivalry with Willie Mays--all culminating in the defining event of his life: his shattering...

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Long Shot

Mike Piazza · Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Mike Piazzas autobiography—the candid story of the greatest hitting catcher in the history of baseball, from his inauspicious draft selection to his Hall of Fame-worthy achievements and the unusual controversies that marked his career. Mike Piazza was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

Jonathan Eig · Simon & Schuster; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of the life and tragic death of baseball legend Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend—the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecutive-games streak was ended by a horrible disease that now bears...
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The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life

Rick Ankiel · PublicAffairs
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

On October 3, 2000, 21-year-old pitcher Rick Ankiel took the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game One of the National League division series. All was going well until Ankiel, who'd been lauded as the next Bob Gibson, threw a pitch that missed the mitt--wildly. Then he threw another....
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SATCHEL: The Life and Times of an American Legend

Larry Tye · Random House; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy "Satchel" Paige.Few reliable records or news reports survive...
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Stan Musial: An American Life

George Vecsey · ESPN; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

When baseball fans voted on the top twenty-five players of the twentieth century in Stan Musial didnrsquot make the cut This glaring omissionmdashlater rectified by a panel of expertsmdashraised an important question How could a first-ballot Hall of Famer widely considered one of the greatest...
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