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Big League Brothers

Author : Jim LeBuffe
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Big League Brothers is a joy for baseball fans of all generations. It tells the story of the rare occurrence when two or even three brothers have significant careers in Big League baseball. Included are today’s Boone, Molina, Benes, Giambi, Leiter, Martinez and Guerrero brothers. Yesterday’s stars, going back to 1940, include the DiMaggio, Alou, Ripken, Brett, Perry, Throneberry, Gwynn, Waner, Torre, Boyer, Dean, Forsch and Aaron siblings. Big League Brothers is Jim LeBuffe’s third baseball book, following Parallel Hitters (2002) and Baseball Fathers and Sons (2001). All are available on-line from iuniverse.com, bn.com or amazon.com or by calling toll free 1-877-823-9235.

Big League Trivia

Author : Madison McEntire
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Big League Trivia - Facts, Figures, Oddities, and Coincidences from our National Pastime is a unique trivia book divided into twenty-four chapters dealing with various areas of the great game of major league baseball. Chapters include: All-Star Game, Award Winners, Ballparks, Coincidences, Debuts, Family, Golden Oldies, Home Run Feats, League Leaders, Managers, Milestones, Moment of Glory, No-Hitters, Oddities, One and Only, Opening Day, Pitching Feats, Runs Batted In, So Close, Teams, Triples, Two of a Kind and World Series and Playoffs. Rather than using a simple question-and-answer format, the material in Big League Trivia is presented in sentence form varying in length from a single line to an entire paragraph to give more detailed information on various items from major league baseball. The items covered in Big League Trivia span from the beginning of the modern baseball era in 1900 through the 2005 season and include everything from the most famous moments in baseball history to unusual coincidences and quirky statistical oddities that only baseball can produce.

Cardboard Gods

Author : Josh Wilker
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Captures the experience of growing up obsessed with baseball cards and explores what it means to be a fan of the game as the author marks the stages of his life through the cards he collected as a child.

The Boyer Brothers of Baseball

Author : Lew Freedman
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This the story of the seven baseball-playing Boyer brothers from western Missouri who signed professional contracts in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Led by oldest brother Cloyd, a pitcher, third baseman Ken and third baseman Clete, three of the seven brothers reached the majors. This book recounts their hardscrabble upbringing and how they fought their way to success. Initially discouraged by arm injuries that curtailed his big-league career, Cloyd became a coach and manager at the minor and major league levels, and remained in the game for nearly half a century. The most accomplished, Ken, became a perennial National League All-Star, and was the 1964 Most Valuable Player. In the 1960s, he was the face of the St. Louis Cardinals, and after his playing days ended he returned to manage the team. Clete gained prominence as a regular for the American League champion New York Yankees, and competed in five World Series before starring in the National League and concluding his career in Japan. While they did not make it to the top, the other four brothers enrich the story with their own baseball histories, and help illustrate how the closeness of the family helped each of them succeed.

A Very Big League of Their Own

Author : Nick Garcia
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Nick Garcia was born in Key West, Florida in 1968. He attended Vanderbilt University and received a B.S. in accounting from Auburn University and a Law Degree from Georgia State University. He currently practices law in Fayetteville, Georgia where he lives with his wife Myra and their four children. The revolutionary Theory of Roidactivity has at long last cracked Major League Baseballs Steroid Code. Who were the first players to taste baseballs forbidden fruit? Nick Garcias A League of Their Own is a shocking, irreverent romp that illuminates the ghosts of baseballs past, present and future. Strap yourself in and be prepared for the most controversial ride the Major League circus has ever seen. More awe inspiring than a Mark Mcgwire home run and more poignant than a Roger Clemens fastball to the temple, A League Of Their Own is Major League Baseballs bitter little pill.

Diamonds Around the Globe

Author : Peter C. Bjarkman
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Looks at the history of baseball in a variety of countries, including Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, and includes profiles of each country's teams and top players.

The Man Who Made Babe Ruth

Author : Brian Martin
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At six-feet-six, the hulking Martin Leo Boutilier (1872-1944) was hard to miss. Yet the many books written about Babe Ruth relegate the soft-spoken teacher and coach to the shadows. Ruth credited Boutilier--known as Brother Matthias in the Congregation of St. Francis Xavier--with making him the man and the baseball player he became. Matthias saw something in the troubled seven-year old and nurtured his athletic ability. Spending many extra hours on the ballfield with him over a dozen years, he taught Ruth how to hit and converted the young left-handed catcher into a formidable pitcher. Overshadowed by a fellow Xavierian brother who was given the credit for discovering the baseball prodigy, Matthias never received his due from the public but didn't complain. Ruth never forgot the father figure who continued to provide valuable counsel in later life. This is the first telling of the full story of the man who gave the world its most famous baseball star.

Hank Aaron

Author : Charlie Vascellaro
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Presents the life and accomplishments of one of the most important figures in Major League Baseball history who achieved over three thousand career base hits and is the all-time home run leader.

The Ferrell Brothers of Baseball

Author : Dick Thompson
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Here is the baseball history of three brothers. George was the eldest of the trio and the local hero. He played, managed and scouted in professional baseball for 50 years. Rick was the cerebral baseball brother. He devoted 60 years to the game in such capacities as college player, eight-time major league all-star, coach, scout and major league executive. Wes was the natural. He was as talented as anyone who ever set foot on a baseball diamond and as good as any pitcher who ever threw a ball. This work chronicles the Ferrell family history with a major emphasis on George, Rick, and Wes; all the baseball doings; and includes numerous photographs. An appendix offers a year-by-year statistical look at the baseball careers of all seven Ferrell brothers including date of birth, height, weight, league, team, position, and averages, among other data.

Stand and Deliver

Author : Paul Votano
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From "Princeton Charlie" Reilly, the first pinch-hitter ever, to today's pinnacle in pinch-hitting, Lenny Harris, this book enumerates the exploits and records of the best in this craft through the 2001 season. Among the statistics are many anecdotes of their performances. The decade-by-decade study of pinch-hitting begins in 1892 when it first became permissible to substitute players in major league baseball for reasons other than injury. In addition to focusing on the substitute batters who were the leaders in each era, there are chapters devoted to the characteristics of an effective pinch-hitter, preparation for the job, the impact of the designated hitter, and how a player becomes a pinch-hitter in the first place. The considerable accomplishments and strengths of these players, who for too long have not been given the recognition they deserve, are presented in detail.