Favorite Books for Die-Hard Baseball Fans

  • These best-selling books are perfect for the devoted baseball fan. The storylines of all these books have one thing in common - baseball is at the heart of the story.
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  • The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran
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    General Sports & Recreation - From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher's mound to the deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother's air mattress, veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out ... - The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran (Books)
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  • Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit
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    Matt McCarthy never expected to get drafted by a Major League Baseball team. A molecular biophysics major at Yale, he was a decent left-handed starter for a dismal college team. But good southpaws are hard to find, and when the Anaheim Angels selected him in the twenty-first round of the 2002 draft, McCarthy jumped at the chance to live every boy's dream.
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  • As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires
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    As They See 'Em is an insider's look at the largely unknown world of professional umpires, the small group of men (and the very occasional woman) who make sure America's favorite pastime is conducted in a manner that is clean, crisp, and true. Bruce Weber, a New York Times reporter, not only interviewed dozens of professional umpires but entered their world, trained to become an umpire, and then s
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  • Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession
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    When award-winning journalist Dave Jamieson's parents sold his childhood home a few years ago, he rediscovered a prized boyhood possession: his baseball card collection. Now was the time to cash in on the “investments" of his youth. But all the card shops had closed, and cards were selling for next to nothing online. What had happened? In Mint Condition, his fascinating,...
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  • The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon's Golden Age Baseball Photographs
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    Charles M. Conlon created iconic images of baseball?s glorious heyday, taking about 30,000 photographs of the sport from 1904 to 1942. In The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon?s Golden Age Baseball Photographs, soulful, striking shots of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and hundreds of other major leaguers are paired with captions meticulously based on contemporary reports and quotes...
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