A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League
"First in War, First in Peace . . . and Last in the American League." Expressions such as this characterized the legend and lore of baseball in the nation's capital, from the pioneering Washington Nationals of 1859 to the Washington Senators, whose ignominious departure in 1971 left Washingtonians bereft of the national pastime for thirty-three ......
The Wicked Good Book is pithy, nostalgic, practical, and irreverent guide to getting the most out of living in the Pine Tree State. It's a blend of hearty survival skills with everyday common sense and a fair amount of humor provides for the Uber-Maine experience.
Tales from Baseball's Golden Age, Told by the Men Who Played It
Bestselling author Peter Golenbock brings to life baseball greats from the 1940s, '50s, and '60s with Whispers of the Gods. Like the enduring classic The Glory of Their Times, this book is based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews featuring the likes of Roy Campanella, Ted Williams, Phil Rizzuto, Jim Bouton, Stan Musial, and more.
The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine presents a timeline format that not only includes the Red Sox's greatest moments-including its nine World Series wins and individual achievements-but focuses also on some very unusual seasons and events, such as the refusal of the New York Yankees to go up against them in the 1904 World Series, the ......
The Reshaping of America's Game describes the major developments and challenges that took place in Major League Baseball during the 25-plus years following the players' strike, including cheating scandals, steroids, analytics, and changing demographics.
The 1950s marked a transformative period in postwar American history. In baseball, one dynasty was the story during the decade. The New York Yankees played in eight World Series from 1950 to 1959, winning six of them. David Fischer brings expertise and a knack for great story-telling to the most dominant decade in the annals of sport.
Over 100 Years of Change That Formed America's Favorite Pastime
The Making of Modern Baseball examines the development of Major League Baseball, including the recruitment, entry, and performance of ballplayers from foreign countries; the competitive balance or degree of parity that exists among teams within and between the American and National League.
The story of the first year of the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team - as told from two very different points of view: from a star team player from California and a young man of the same age who grew up in the projects next to the stadium. This book looks at both the gains and loses to the community.