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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.

Big Leagues

Author : Stephen R. Fox
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Discusses the evolution of baseball, football, and basketball and offers new perspectives on established legends

Major League Dads

Author : Kevin Neary
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Baseball is America's favorite pastime and one of the best ways for fathers and sons to bond. Major League Dads is an inspirational look at such connections through a collection of heartfelt essays from interviews with 150 of the top players in Major League Baseball, such as David Wright, Carlos Pena, Brad Lidge, and Derek Jeter. Through personal recollections, you can read firsthand what their dads meant to them growing up and how they coached them to success both on and off the field.

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.

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 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.

The Rank and File of 19th Century Major League Baseball

Author : David Nemec
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With this volume, David Nemec completes his remarkable trilogy of 19th-century baseball biographies, covering every major league player, manager, umpire, owner and league official. It provides in-depth information on many figures unknown to most historians. Each detailed entry includes vital statistics, peer-driven analysis of baseball-related skills, and an overview of the individual’s role in the game. Also chronicled are players’ first and last major league games, most important achievements, movements from team to team, and much more. By bringing attention to these overlooked baseball personalities, this reference work immeasurably enriches our knowledge of 19th century major league baseball.

The Big Leagues Go to Washington

Author : David George Surdam
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Between 1951 and 1989, Congress held a series of hearings to investigate the antitrust aspects of professional sports leagues. Among the concerns: ownership control of players, restrictions on new franchises, territorial protection, and other cartel-like behaviors. In The Big Leagues Go to Washington, David Surdam chronicles the key issues that arose during the hearings and the ways opposing sides used economic data and theory to define what was right, what was feasible, and what was advantageous to one party or another. As Surdam shows, the hearings affected matters as fundamental to the modern game as broadcasting rights, player drafts and unions, league mergers, and the dominance of the New York Yankees. He also charts how lawmakers from the West and South pressed for the relocation of ailing franchises to their states and the ways savvy owners dodged congressional interference when they could and adapted to it when necessary.

Latino Stars in Major League Baseball

Author : Jonathan Weeks
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This book provides richly detailed profiles of the greatest Latino baseball players in Major League Baseball history, both past and present. Full of colorful anecdotes and inspiring stories, it offers an in-depth look at the influence of Latino players on baseball in the United States.