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The National Pastime, 2020 (Paperback): Society for American Baseball Research (Sabr) The National Pastime, 2020 (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research (Sabr)
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The National Pastime is the annual review of baseball historical research and regional topics published by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Each year the publication focuses on the history of baseball in a different region or city, following the annual SABR convention from one major league territory to another.

The Crackers - Early Days of Atlanta Baseball (Paperback): Tim Darnell The Crackers - Early Days of Atlanta Baseball (Paperback)
Tim Darnell; Foreword by Bill Shipp; Afterword by Bobby Dew
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Beginning in an era before traffic jams, air-conditioning, and Atlanta's ascension to international fame, Tim Darnell chronicles the emergence of amateur and minor-league baseball in various forms in Atlanta from just after the Civil War through the rise of the Crackers (1901-65).Through never-before-published player interviews, rare illustrations, extensive charts and statistics, and thorough research, Darnell examines the drama and politics that affected the Crackers over the years. Also profiled is the Black Crackers, Atlanta's Negro Southern League franchise whose success and popularity paralleled those of their white counterparts.The Crackers is a light-hearted, fun, and engrossing history of a time, a people, and one very special centerfield magnolia tree whose stories are legend to this day.Includes a Crackers Trivia Quiz, and appendices with records and statistics.

Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 44 #1 (Paperback): Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 44 #1 (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research
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The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. History, biography, economics, physics, psychology, game theory, sociology and culture, records, and many other disciplines are represented to expand our knowledge of baseball as it is, was, and could be played.

Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 42 #1 (Paperback): Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 42 #1 (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research
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The "Baseball Research Journal" presents baseball research with a strong analytical approach. Made up of statistical studies, in-depth examinations of playing techniques, and articles focusing on baseball as a business, the "Baseball Research Journal" draws from the research efforts of members of the Society for American Baseball Research.

SABR 50 at 50 - The Society for American Baseball Research's Fifty Most Essential Contributions to the Game (Hardcover):... SABR 50 at 50 - The Society for American Baseball Research's Fifty Most Essential Contributions to the Game (Hardcover)
Bill Nowlin, Mark Armour, Scott Bush, Leslie Heaphy, Jacob Pomrenke, …
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SABR 50 at 50 celebrates and highlights the Society for American Baseball Research's wide-ranging contributions to baseball history. Established in 1971 in Cooperstown, New York, SABR has sought to foster and disseminate the research of baseball-with groundbreaking work from statisticians, historians, and independent researchers-and has published dozens of articles with far-reaching and long-lasting impact on the game. Among its current membership are many Major and Minor League Baseball officials, broadcasters, and writers as well as numerous former players. The diversity of SABR members' interests is reflected in this fiftieth-anniversary volume-from baseball and the arts to statistical analysis to the Deadball Era to women in baseball. SABR 50 at 50 includes the most important and influential research published by members across a multitude of topics, including the sabermetric work of Dick Cramer, Pete Palmer, and Bill James, along with Jerry Malloy on the Negro Leagues, Keith Olbermann on why the shortstop position is number 6, John Thorn and Jules Tygiel on the untold story behind Jackie Robinson's signing with the Dodgers, and Gai Berlage on the Colorado Silver Bullets women's team in the 1990s. To provide history and context, each notable research article is accompanied by a short introduction. As SABR celebrates fifty years this collection gathers the organization's most notable research and baseball history for the serious baseball reader.

Craig Counsell: What It Takes Is What YA Got (Hardcover): Rich Wolfe Craig Counsell: What It Takes Is What YA Got (Hardcover)
Rich Wolfe
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Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 40 #1 (Paperback): Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 40 #1 (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research
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The Baseball Research Journal presents baseball research with a strong analytical approach. Made up of statistical studies, in-depth examinations of playing techniques, and articles focusing on baseball as a business, the Baseball Research Journal draws from the research efforts of members of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Baseball in Alabama - Tales of Hardball in the Heart of Dixie (Paperback): Doug Wedge Baseball in Alabama - Tales of Hardball in the Heart of Dixie (Paperback)
Doug Wedge; Foreword by Hal Baird Head Baseball Coach Auburn University 1985-2000
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So You Think You're a New York Mets Fan? - Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (Paperback): Brett Topel So You Think You're a New York Mets Fan? - Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (Paperback)
Brett Topel
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So You Think You're a New York Mets Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Mets baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, this book will give you the details behind each stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you'll learn more about the great Mets players and managers of the past and present, from Tom Seaver to Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Lee Mazzilli, Davey Johnson, Dave Kingman, Gil Hodges, Jerry Koosman, Jon Matlack, John Stearns, Darryl Strawberry, Mike Piazza, Edgardo Alfonzo, Matt Harvey, David Wright, and so many more. The many questions that this book answers include: Who was drafted number one overall by the Mets in 1984? Who was on deck when Mookie Wilson hit his famous ground ball to Bill Buckner? There are two men enshrined in Cooperstown wearing Mets caps on their plaques, but there are 12 other Hall of Famers who played for the Mets at one point in their career. Name them. What do the Mets' World Series MVPs from 1969 and 1986 have in common? The two pitchers who were on the mound in 1969 and 1986 when the final out of each World Series was made were actually traded for each other. Name them. This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Amazin's!

Buzzie and the Bull - A GM, a Clubhouse Favorite, and the Dodgers' 1965 Championship Season (Hardcover): Ken Lazebnik Buzzie and the Bull - A GM, a Clubhouse Favorite, and the Dodgers' 1965 Championship Season (Hardcover)
Ken Lazebnik; Foreword by Bob Bavasi
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Buzzie and the Bull chronicles a baseball year in the lives of two lifelong friends who couldn't be more different: Buzzie Bavasi, the legendary general manager of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, and Al "the Bull" Ferrara, bon vivant, fountain of joy, and bench player. Their 1965 baseball journey encompassed a thrilling pennant race settled on the final day of the season, a city engulfed in flames, a perfect game, and a GM who extolled his friend the Bull as a hero in May and then banished him from the team to the depths of public purgatory in July. The partnership of these two characters-the general manager who valued fearlessness above all else and the crazy player who loved living on the edge-became the embodiment of champions who never choked in the clutch. Over seventeen years, Bavasi's teams won eight pennants and four World Series titles. His approach deserves recognition it has never received, and his friendship with Ferrara illustrates the ground on which he staked his baseball career. The summer of 1965 proved Bavasi's thesis that champions are built on players with one core characteristic: nerves of steel.

Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 44 #2 (Paperback): Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 44 #2 (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research
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The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. History, biography, economics, physics, psychology, game theory, sociology and culture, records, and many other disciplines are represented to expand our knowledge of baseball as it is, was, and could be played.

Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 43 #1 (Paperback): Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 43 #1 (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research
R360 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the "Baseball Research Journal" is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. History, biography, economics, physics, psychology, game theory, sociology and culture, records, and many other disciplines are represented to expand our knowledge of baseball as it is, was, and could be played.

Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 42 #2 (Paperback): Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 42 #2 (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research
R358 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The "Baseball Research Journal" presents baseball research with a strong analytical approach. Made up of statistical studies, in-depth examinations of playing techniques, and articles focusing on baseball as a business, the "Baseball Research Journal" draws from the research efforts of members of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 41 #2 (Paperback): Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 41 #2 (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research
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The "Baseball Research Journal" presents baseball research with a strong analytical approach. Made up of statistical studies, in-depth examinations of playing techniques, and articles focusing on baseball as a business, the "Baseball Research Journal" draws from the research efforts of members of the Society for American Baseball Research.

The National Pastime, 2012 - Short but Wondrous Summers: Baseball in the North Star State (Paperback): Society for American... The National Pastime, 2012 - Short but Wondrous Summers: Baseball in the North Star State (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research
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Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 41 #1 (Paperback, Spring 2012): Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 41 #1 (Paperback, Spring 2012)
Society for American Baseball Research
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The Spring 2012 issue of the "Baseball Research Journal" features 17 articles, showcasing the best of baseball research in many disciplines, including game theory, statistical analysis, physiology and perception, history, and baseball records. The full table of contents:
Records, Numbers, and Analysis
Pitchers Dig the Long Ball (At Least When They Are Hitting)
by David Vincent
The Bible and the Apocrypha: Saved Runs and Fielding Shares
by Jon Bruschke
Hank Greenberg's American League RBI Record
by Herm Krabbenhoft
Are Baseball Players Superior to Umpires in Discriminating Balls from Strikes?
by Christoph Kreinbucher
Breaking Balls with a Runner on Third: A Game Theoretical Analysis of Optimal Behavior
by William Spaniel
Major Leaguers and the Minors
Johnny Vander Meer's Third No-Hitter
by Ernest J. Green
Sparky
by Steve Ames
Pop Kelchner, Gentleman Jake, The Giant-Killer and the Kane Mountaineers
by Ed Rose
International Perspectives
Women's Baseball at Home and Abroad
by Jennifer Ring
Global World Series, 1955-1957
by Bob Buege
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Baseball
by Frank Ardolino
Babe Ruth and Eiji Sawamura
by Robert K. Fitts
Big League Moments
1906 Cleveland Naps, Deadball Era Underachiever
by Rod Caborn and Dave Larson
One Trade, Three Teams, and Reversal of Fortune
by Sol Gittleman
Expos Get First Franchise No-Hitter Right Out of the Gate
by Norm King
Books
Whatever Happened to the Triple Crown? Excerpt from the Runmakers
by Frederick E. Taylor
Book Review: The Most Famous Woman in Baseball by Bob Luke
reviewed by Mike Cook

Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 40 #2 (Paperback): Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal (BRJ), Volume 40 #2 (Paperback)
Society for American Baseball Research
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The Baseball Research Journal presents baseball research with a strong analytical approach. Made up of statistical studies, in-depth examinations of playing techniques, and articles focusing on baseball as a business, the Baseball Research Journal draws from the research efforts of members of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic - Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's (Paperback): Jason... Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic - Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's (Paperback)
Jason Turbow 1
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning - 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City (Paperback):... Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning - 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City (Paperback)
Jonathan Mahler
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A "New York Times "Notable Book of the Year
Scheduled for release in July 2007 as an ESPN original miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner, and Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson.
A kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City in 1977, "The Bronx Is Burning "is the story of two epic battles: the fight between Yankee Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Mario Cuomo and Ed Koch for the city's mayorship. Buried beneath these parallel conflicts--one for the soul of baseball, the other for the soul of the city--was the subtext of race.
Deftly intertwined by journalist Jonathan Mahler, these braided Big Apple narratives reverberate to reveal a year that also saw the opening of Studio 54, the acquisition of the "New York Post" by Rupert Murdoch, a murderer dubbed the "Son of Sam," the infamous blackout, and the evolution of punk rock. As Koch defeated Cuomo, and as Reggie Jackson rescued a team racked with dissension, 1977 became a year of survival--and also of hope.

All My Octobers - My Memories of Twelve World Series When the Yankees Ruled Baseball (Paperback): Mickey Mantle All My Octobers - My Memories of Twelve World Series When the Yankees Ruled Baseball (Paperback)
Mickey Mantle
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To everyone who truly loves the game, Mickey Mantle epitomizes the golden age of baseball, when the mighty New York Yankees indisputably ruled, appearing in an unprecedented twelve World Series in fourteen years! In this intimate memoir, Mantle recounts the joys and trials of his rise from rural Oklahoma youngster to the pinnacle of baseball greatness.

In "All My Octobers," the one and only Mick relives every one of his World Series appearances -- from the 1951 battle when he played alongside an aging Joe DiMaggio to his three-home-run performance in the 1964 showdown. In addition to the on-field heroics, Mantle talks candidly about the injuries, the alcohol, the parties and celebrations, and the terrible toll they can take on a young athlete's life. But most of all, it is a remembrance of October greatness, of postseason pyrotechnics . . . and a loving appreciation of a team of titans that achieved something marvelous and unequaled to this day.

Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901 - Operating by Any Means Necessary (Paperback, 1st ed): Michael E. Lomax Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901 - Operating by Any Means Necessary (Paperback, 1st ed)
Michael E. Lomax
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An important and forgotten chapter in sports and African American history. Here is the first in-depth account of the birth of black baseball and its dramatic passage from grass-roots venture to commercial enterprise. In the late nineteenth century resourceful black businessmen founded ball teams that became the Negro Leagues. Racial bias aside, they faced vast odds, from the need to court white sponsors to negotiating ball parks. With no blacks in cities, they barnstormed small towns to attract fans, employing all manner of gimmickry to rouse attention. Drawing on major newspapers and obscure African-American journals, the author explores the diverse forces that shaped minority baseball. He looks unflinchingly at prejudice in amateur and pro circles and constant inadequate press coverage. He assesses the impact of urbanization, migration, and the rise of northern ghettoes, and he applauds those bold innovators who forged black baseball into a parallel club that appealed to whites yet nurtured a uniquely African American playing style. This was black baseball's finest hour: at once a source of great ethnic pride and a hardwon pathway for integration into the mainstream.

Catching Dreams - My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues (Paperback, New Ed): Frazier Robinson, Winnie Robinson Catching Dreams - My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues (Paperback, New Ed)
Frazier Robinson, Winnie Robinson
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In a rare memoir about the Negro Leagues and its celebrated players, Frazier "Slow" Robinson offers an inspiring and often entertaining view of the black baseball diamond through a catcher's mask. In 1939, at the age of 29--after playing professional baseball for twelve years--Frazier Robinson caught the legendary Satchel Paige in barnstorming games from New Orleans to Walla Walla. Robinson played several more seasons in the Negro Leagues before finishing his career in Canada. While his career was a solid one, it was less spectacular than that of his friend and Hall-of-Famer, Satchel Paige, and so more typical of the experience of most Negro Leaguers. Richly embroidered with the threads of black society and of life as a black athlete in a racially divided nation, Robinson recounts his long career with the skill and ease of a natural storyteller. He covers, in remarkable detail, the personal perspective of the men, the teams, and the times that shaped this uniquely American subculture. From playing catcher for obscure industrial teams to barnstorming with Satchel Paige, he chronologically traces his nationwide path through the 1920s, '30s, '40s, and early '50s. The Foreword by John "Buck" O'Neil and Introduction by Gerald Early place Robinson squarely in the world of sports, African American culture, and American history.

100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Paperback): Rusty Burson 100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Paperback)
Rusty Burson
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Ron Shandleras 2019 Baseball Forecaster - & Encyclopedia of Fanalytics (Paperback): Brent Hershey, Brandon Kruse, Ray Murphy,... Ron Shandleras 2019 Baseball Forecaster - & Encyclopedia of Fanalytics (Paperback)
Brent Hershey, Brandon Kruse, Ray Murphy, Ron Shandler
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Mutt's Dream - Making the Mick (Hardcover): Howard Burman Mutt's Dream - Making the Mick (Hardcover)
Howard Burman
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