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4.7 out of 5 stars with 261 reviews
The New York Times best-seller.
David Halberstam, an avid sports writer with an investigative reporter's tenacity, superbly details the end of the 15-year reign of the New York Yankees in October 1964. That October found the Yankees going head-to-he
4.4 out of 5 stars with 232 reviews
More than six years after his death, David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize winner for his groundbreaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them best sellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.
The Teammates is the profoundly moving story of four
One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season
4.1 out of 5 stars with 219 reviews
In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to become the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands. There, sporting long hair, and warming up to ''Jesus Christ Superstar'', the Ironmen would play a dramatic game against
Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
4.1 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
An inspiring memoir from David Ross, the veteran catcher dubbed ''Grandpa Rossy'', who became the heart and soul of the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series championship team.
In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons.
The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It
mpn: 9781598875928, ean: 9781598875928, isbn: 1598875922,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 165 reviews
First published in 1966, The Glory of Their Times is a universally hailed classic. A loving look back at the way baseball used to be, and the legends who played the game—immortals like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and many others—it's a delightfully evocative work full of fascinating characters and wonderful anecdotes.This is also the story of author Lawrence S. Ritter's six year quest to find the heroes of a bygone era. He interviewed more than two dozen players from the turn of the
ean: 9780307876928, isbn: 0307876926,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 270 reviews
The companion to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning directed with Lynn Novick. The authors of the acclaimed and bestselling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon: baseball. Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns’s moving and fascinating history of the game goes beyond stolen bases, double plays, and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by,
The Teammates: A Portrait of Friendship
ean: 9781401397494, isbn: 1401397492,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 267 reviews
As baseball legend Ted Williams lay dying in Florida, his old Boston Red Sox teammates Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio piled into a car and drove 1,300 miles to see their friend. Another member of the close-knit group, Bobby Doerr, remained in Oregon to tend to his wife who had suffered a stroke. Besides providing a poignant travelogue of the elderly Pesky and DiMaggio's trip, David Halberstam's The Teammates goes back in time to profile the men as young ballplayers. Although it is enlightening
Ernie Harwell's Audio Scrapbook: Library Edition (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)
ean: 9781616579326, isbn: 1616579323,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 169 reviews
Ernie Harwell, the long-time voice of the Detroit Tigers, has created an audio scrapbook that's a virtual time-machine into baseball's legendary past. Includes old interviews with legends Connie Mack, Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio -- as well as classic calls from Ernie's early days with the Atlanta Crackers to his legendary career as the Tigers' play-by-play announcer. A must have.
I'm Keith Hernandez: Library Edition
ean: 9781478921790, isbn: 147892179X,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping and literary memoir. Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But it was his unique blend of intelligence, humor, and talent--not to mention his unflappable leadership, playful antics, and
The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth
By Brand: Random House Audio
ean: 9780739332733, isbn: 0739332732,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 204 reviews
A comprehensive look at a gargantuan life. People Montville is refreshingly nonjudgmental about his superstar subject. First-rate biography. Los Angeles Times Book Review Crisp analogies and astute observations, combined with a fluid writing style, are Leigh Montville s strengths in this definitive biography of the Splendid Splinter. Montville s writing is rich and full, like a Ted Williams swing. He connects solidly. A raw, no-holds-barred view of [Williams s] life. Tampa Tribune An
Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
By Brand: Random House Audio
ean: 9780739320419, isbn: 0739320416,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 181 reviews
“There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child’s mind;it’s as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever.”There was a turning point in Michael Lewis’s life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis’ ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. “I didn’t have words for it
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