Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees-by Bob Klapisch, Paul Solotaroff
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
A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball Hardcover – April 1, 2015
A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball
by Jennifer Ring book-
In 2010 twenty American women were selected to represent Team USA in the fourth Women’s Baseball World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela; most Americans, however, had no idea such a team even existed.
A Game of Their Own chronicles the largely invisible history of women in baseball and offers an account of the 2010 Women’s World Cup tournament.
Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain Paperback – June 1, 2010
Written by Marty Appel, opening a fascinating door on the Yankees of the 1970s, Appel recounts stories that have never been told, and examines the Yankees’ gruff captain’s relationships with friends and teammates such as Lou Piniella, Bobby Murcer, Graig Nettles and Reggie Jackson, as well as Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner. With a level of intimacy and understanding that could be achieved only by someone in Appel’s shoes, MUNSON captures its subject in mesmerizing, nostalgic detail.
Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball Paperback – March, 1993-
A comprehensive history of women in baseball chronicles the role of women in the sport from the game’s inception in 1869 to the present.
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood Paperback-October 4, 2011 – Jane Leavy- book
Award-winning sports writer Jane Leavy with the definitive biography of baseball icon Mickey Mantle. The legendary Hall-of-Fame outfielder was a national hero during his record-setting career with the New York Yankees, but public revelations of alcoholism, infidelity, and family strife badly tarnished the ballplayer’s reputation in his latter years. In The Last Boy, Leavy plumbs the depths of the complex athlete, using copious first-hand research as well as her own memories, to show why The Mick remains the most beloved and misunderstood Yankee slugger of all time.
Willard Mullin’s Golden Age Of Baseball Drawings 1934-1972 Hardcover –
This first-ever retrospective of the dean of American sports cartooning “stars” baseball greats such as Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Lou Gehrig, and many others.
In Fantagraphics’ ceaseless effort to rediscover every world-class cartoonist in the history of the medium, we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form―sports cartooning―and to its greatest practitioner―Willard Mullin. The years 1930-1970 were the Golden Age of both American sports and American comic strips, when giants strode their respective fields―Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Aaron in one, George (Krazy Kat) Herriman, Milton (Steve Canyon) Caniff, Walt (Pogo) Kelly in the other―and Mullin was there, straddling both fields, recording every major player and event in the mid-20th-century history of baseball.
Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy Paperback – March 16, 2010 by Jane Leavy-
The instant New York Times bestseller about the baseball legend and famously reclusive Dodgers’ pitcher Sandy Koufax. SANDY KOUFAX reveals, for the first time, what drove the three-time Cy Young award winner to the pinnacle of baseball and then—just as quickly—into self-imposed exile.
“The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed…. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.” —Wall Street Journal
Ball Four (Edition 20th Anniversary) by Bouton, Jim-
Ball Four, a memoir that described the petty jealousies on the team, as well as camaraderie, raucous tomcatting, game-winning heroics, routine drug use and the pain professional athletes endure.
The book broke the code of silence that kept what really happened in the locker room, on the bus and on the road off-limits. It also contained an immortal line: “You spend your life gripping a baseball,” Jim Bouton wrote, “and it turns out that it was the other way around all along.”
The Game From Where I Stand-
There’s the view from the stands. There’s the view from the press box. And then there’s the view from center field. An insider’s revealing look at the hidden world of major league baseball. Doug Glanville, a former major league outfielder and Ivy League graduate, draws on his nine seasons in the big leagues to reveal the human side of the game and of the men who play it.