The Polo Grounds: Essays and Memories of New York City’s Historic Ballpark, 1880-1963 (McFarland Historic Ballparks) Paperback – January 27, 2019 by Stew Thornley (Author, Editor
This book offers descriptive text and photos which give a sense of the glory of this classic ballpark. Additionally, this book contains historic articles and memories submitted by more than 70 former players who played at the Polo Grounds.
Baseball Goes West: The Dodgers, the Giants, and the Shaping of the Major Leagues Mitchell, Lincoln A.
Following the 1957 season, two of baseball’s most famous teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants,left the city they had called home since the 19th century and headed west. The Dodgers went to Los Angeles and the Giants to San Francisco. Those events have entered baseball lore, and indeed the larger culture, as acts of betrayal committed by greedy owners Walter O’Malley of the Dodgers and Horace Stoneham of the Giants.
The Big Fella Babe Ruth and the World He Created by Jane Leavy
“Jane Leavy could write the biography of a tube of toothpaste and I’d be first in line to buy it. Jane Leavy on Babe Ruth? Home run! Think you know the Babe? Not a chance—not until you read The Big Fella.” (Jonathan Eig, author of Ali and Luckiest Man)
The Major League Baseball Ultimate Book of Records
An Official MLB Publication hand bound in full grain leather.MLB’s team of in-house writers, researchers and historians have scoured the history of the game and written the most accurate, complete and definitive record of baseball stats and achievements. Major League Baseball Ultimate Book of Records documents the absolute best of the best and packs each achievement into this lavishly illustrated book where fans will be treated to never-before-seen photographs of their favourite players. Double-page spreads will show Henderson racing to second base to claim the stolen base record, while another full color spread celebrates Bond’s crushing hit that set a new threshold for most home-runs.
All the records are here, each with an account of events and spectacular photographs that make this truly the most spectacular baseball book ever published.
A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches Hardcover – April 2, 2019 by Tyler Kepner (Author)
“There has been so much good writing on the subject of baseball that you sometimes wonder if there can be a fresh way to go about it. But Tyler Kepner turns the trick. Analytical and anecdotal, insightful and entertaining, K is a welcome addition to the baseball bookshelf.”
A Franchise On The Rise: The First Twenty Years Of The New York Yankees Dom Amore
Dom Amore is a twenty-year member of the Baseball Writers Association of America who has been writing about sports for Connecticut newspapers since 1982 and for the Hartford Courant since 1988, covering the Yankees, MLB, and baseball at all levels for much of that time.
A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle by Randy Roberts, Johnny Smith
The story of Mickey Mantle’s magnificent 1956 season
Mickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland.
The Heart of the Game: An Illustrated Celebration of the American League, 1946-1960 Andy Jurinko
Heart of the Game: An Illustrated Celebration of the American League, 1946-1960, nationally acclaimed artist Andy Jurinko has recreated this cherished era in a collection of more than 300 color paintings that celebrate the stars of the American League.
101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out Hardcover – March 4, 2008 by Josh Pahigian
“101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out.”
Runner’s World Your Best Stride: How to Optimize Your Natural Running Form to Run Easier, Farther, and Faster–With Fewer Injuries
With specific, illustrated exercises that show how to counteract tight muscles from excessive sitting, improve limited arm mobility from hunching over electronic devices, strengthen your feet for better balance, and improve speed by lengthening your stride, Runner’s World Your Best Stride is an approachable guide to human movement and a practical tool for improved running performance.
Goodnight Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Bedtime Books) BY Michael Dahl
From the arrival at the stadium to the last goodnight, Goodnight Baseball is a sweet, nostalgic tale―told in gentle, fun rhyme―about the thrill of a baseball game.