INSIDE THE EMPIRE
Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees-by Bob Klapisch, Paul Solotaroff

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A riveting look at what is really said and done behind closed doors with the New York Yankees, the most famous and wealthiest sports franchise in the world 

by Bob Klapisch, Paul Solotaroff

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108 STITCHES Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game Ron Darling with Daniel Paisner

In 108 Stitches, Ron Darling offers his own take on the “six degrees of separation” game and knits together a collection of wild, wise, and wistful stories reflecting the full arc of a life in and around our national pastime.

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THE POLO GROUNDS
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.

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Baseball Goes West: The Dodgers, the Giants, and the Shaping of the Major Leagues- Lincoln A. Mitchell
Baseball Goes West: The Dodgers, the Giants, and the Shaping of the Major Leagues Mitchell, Lincoln A.

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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. 

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THE BIG FELLA BY JANE LEAVY
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)

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A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches
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.”
–Bob Costas

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A FRANCHISE ON THR RISE BY DOMINIC AMORE
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.

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The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan's Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots and Colorful Characters Paperback – June 21, 2016 by Greg Young (Author), Tom Meyers
The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan’s Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots and Colorful Characters

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The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan’s Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots and Colorful Characters by Greg Young, Tom Meyers

“Among the best city-centric series.”–New York Times

THE BOWERY BOYS’ OFFICIAL COMPANION TO THEIR WILDLY POPULAR, AWARD-WINNING PODCAST

The Bowery Boys podcast is a phenomenon, thrilling audiences each month with one amazing story after the next. Now, in their first-ever book, the duo gives you an exclusive personal tour through New York’s old cobblestone streets and gas-lit back alleyways.

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DEFINING GREATNESS: A Hall of Fame Handbook Paperback – April 15, 2012 by Michael Hoban PhD-
DEFINING GREATNESS: A Hall of Fame Handbook Paperback – April 15, 2012 by Michael Hoban PhD-

Who belongs in baseball’s Hall of Fame? That is, which players have EARNED the right to be there? In this book, Professor Michael Hoban uses Bill James’ Win Shares system to come up with a formula that assigns a numerical value to a player’s entire career. The system, called the CAWS Career Gauge (Career Assessment/Wins shares) establishes career benchmarks for each position – to determine if a player has obvious HOF numbers.

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The Summer Game-March 1, 2004 by Roger Angell-
The Summer Game-March 1, 2004 by Roger Angell-

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The Summer Game, Roger Angell’s first book on the sport, changed baseball writing forever. Thoughtful, funny, appreciative of the elegance of the game and the passions invested by players and fans, it goes beyond the usual sports reporter’s beat to examine baseball’s complex place in our American psyche.

Between the miseries of the 1962 expansion Mets and a classic 1971 World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles, Angell finds baseball in the 1960s as a game in transition—marked by league expansion, uprooted franchises, the growing hegemony of television, the dominance of pitchers, uneasy relations between players and owners, and mounting competition from other sports for the fans’ dollars.

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Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero-by Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano
Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero-by Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano

This memoir of a decade-long friendship reveals the very private DiMaggio as he really was—sometimes demanding, sometimes big-hearted, always impeccable, loyal, and a true stand-up guy—while serving up illuminating stories and rare insights about the people in his life, including his teammates, Muhammad Ali, Sandy Koufax, Woody Allen, and more.

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