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1 Bats Golenbock, Peter; Johnson, Davey
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1986 Putnam. Very clean; no marks. Light wear to jacket. A manager's-eye view of the agonies and ecstasies of the 1985 Mets. 316pp. Language: English. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Bill Veeck: A Baseball Legend, Eskenazi, Gerald
2 Bill Veeck: A Baseball Legend Eskenazi, Gerald
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1988 MacGraw-Hill. Very clean; light wear. 182pp. Language: English. Covers famed St. Louis Browns midget incident. An updating/debunking of 1962 autobiography 'Veeck as in Wreck'. Keywords: Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, owner, official, promoter, Eddie Gaedel, pinch hitter, Chicago White Sox, biography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Call the Yankees My Daddy: Reflections on Baseball, Race, and Family, Harris, Cecil
3 Call the Yankees My Daddy: Reflections on Baseball, Race, and Family Harris, Cecil
1592289398 / 9781592289394 Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1st edition 2006 The Lyons Press. Light wear to covers. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. 241 pages; Index. Language: English. '[S]portswriter Cecil Harris reminisces on his years spent covering baseball's most storied team. In his position as the first full-time black beat reporter to cover the New York Yankees, Cecil Harris had an up-close perspective of the team that he'd followed as a fan ever since the 1960s. Raised in a family that rooted against both the Yankees and Red Sox because of both teams' seeming reluctance to accept integration, Harris nevertheless carried a passion for pinstripes into his professional life. Here, we get priceless insight into the Yankees' ascendancy in the late 1990s-as well as their struggles to stave off a crumbling dynasty in the 21st century. Along the way, we meet Joe Torre, Don Zimmer, Derek Jeter, Hall of Fame legend Joe DiMaggio, and many other top baseball personalities. Harris also offers keen insight into the role of race within baseball and the media, even showing how some American League stars sought to exploit Harris's race for their own benefit. Call The Yankees My Daddy is an entertaining and highly readable narrative that takes us both onto the field and into the dugout and locker room with baseball's biggest names, and in its biggest games.'--from back cover. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Comeback, Dravecky, Dave; Stafford, Tim
4 Comeback Dravecky, Dave; Stafford, Tim
Very Good. 
Paperback. Mass-market paperback 5th printing 1991 Harper. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 269pp, B/W photos. Language: English. 'Dravecky's determination to return to pitch with the San Francisco Giants after cancer surgery is one of the best stories of personal triumph in the sports world today. Dravecky tells of his dream of becoming a major league baseball player with energy and candor. Through a casual, narrative style, his descriptions of plays and personalities come alive with the integrity of the game. Dravecky doesn't gloss over the pain he suffered and the discouragements that haunted him as he saw his baseball career fall apart, but he does speak unflinchingly of the religious beliefs and attitudes that enable him to fight against the inevitable adversities in life.'--Cynthia J. Rieben, School Library Journal, 1990. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Darryl Strawberry, Saxon, Walt
5 Darryl Strawberry Saxon, Walt
Very Good. 
Paperback. Mass-market paperback 1st printing 1985 Dell. Very clean; no marks; binding tight. Light spine-crease. HEAVY AGE-DISCOLORATION. 187pp, B/W photos. Language: English. Biography of great player, pre-scandals and disgrace. Keywords: baseball. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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If at First-: A Season with the Mets, Hernandez, Keith; Bryan, Mike
6 If at First-: A Season with the Mets Hernandez, Keith; Bryan, Mike
0070283451 / 9780070283459 Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition/1st printing hardcover with dustjacket, published 1986 by McGraw-Hill. SIGNED by Keith Hernandez on half-title page. Light-to-average wear: scuffs and light scratches to jacket; small rip to jacket spine; wear to corners of book boards. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 329 pages; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'In this rousing first-person account, the Gold Glove first baseman takes readers onto the field and into the clubhouse to capture all the drama and excitement of the New York Mets' 1985 season. For Hernandez -- one of the most talented, thoughtful, and respected players in the game -- it was a season of great anguish and great accomplishment. In spite of a pending divorce trial, public testimony about cocaine use among ballplayers, a brief strike, and one of the worst batting slumps of his career, Hernandez managed to lead the Mets brilliantly in their stirring drive down the stretch.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: sports, baseball, professional, team, NY, memoir, biography, autobiography, ballplayer, athlete, signature, autograph, autographed, 1980s, '80s, Eighties. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Miracle in Buffalo: How the Dream of Baseball Revived a City, Violanti, Anthony
7 Miracle in Buffalo: How the Dream of Baseball Revived a City Violanti, Anthony
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1991 St. Martin's. Very clean, no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Jacket lightly crumpled at edges and corners. 244pp, B/W photos. Language: English. Keywords: minor, league, Bisons, western, New York, state, Erie County, Rich. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Pure Baseball: Pitch by Pitch for the Advanced Fan Hernandez, Keith; Bryan, Mike
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover w/ dustjacket 1994. REMAINDER MARK to bottom page edge. Noticeable SHELFWEAR. Clean; pages bright; binding tight. 259pp, Index. 'We have never seen the game scrutinised with such care and detail. Hernandez provides commentary on 2 ball games in the 1993 season: a Phillies-Braves match-up and an extra innings battle between the Tigers and the Yankees. [He] examines the overall strategies of the game and offers good analyses of fielding techniques, base stealing, lineups, umpiring etiquette, double-steal rundowns, hit-and-runs, signals, infield shifts and more. His most intense and incisive analysis, however, is saved for the psychology of the pitcher-hitter duels. No matter where you are watching, you will never again see the game in the same way.'--Playboy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Rookie: When Michael Jordan Came to the Minor Leagues, Patton, Jim
9 Rookie: When Michael Jordan Came to the Minor Leagues Patton, Jim
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st printing hardcover with dustjacket 1995 Perseus. Superclean; no mark; pages bright; binding tight. Back flap of jacket is creased; looks great otherwise. 220pp. Language: English. 'Jordan joined baseball as no ordinary rookie: his career had been in basketball and he'd never hit a professional curve ball. Sports writer Patton provides a strong survey of Michael Jordan's introduction to the sports world and his evolution to become a major team player. Descriptions are lively and well done.'--Midwest Book Review. Keywords: season, Birmingham, Barons. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Shine! All-Stars, Shine!, Spalding, Greg
10 Shine! All-Stars, Shine! Spalding, Greg
Very Good. 
Paperback. Oversize softcover; presumed 1st edition 1995 Chicago Spectrum Press. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 174pp, many B/W photos, trivia, commentary. Language: English. From the publisher: 'From the All-Star Game's inception, Pittsburgh, the Pirates and the two stadiums participated mightily in the mid-summer classic's history. Forbes Field hosted 2 games and Three Rivers did the same. 66 Pirates suited up for the National League over the years. Enjoy reliving the nostalgic moments, including those 5 days in 1994 with events such as the Clemente statue dedication, the workout day, the fanfest, and the All-Star Game itself. Yet you will also notice much space devoted to previous all-star history'. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Official Baseball Hall of Fame Story of Jackie Robinson, Alvarez, Mark
11 The Official Baseball Hall of Fame Story of Jackie Robinson Alvarez, Mark
Very Good. 
Paperback. 1st paperback printing 1990 Little Simon / Professional Ink. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only a hint of wear. 96pp, B/W photos. Language: English. For ages ca. 9-12. Keywords: juvenile, children's, biographies, player, race, racial, color, barrier, black, African American, Negro, United States, history, game, athlete, Brooklyn, Dodger, minor, major, league, Jack Roosevelt Robinson, Army, 20th, twentieth, century, civil rights. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Unfulfilled Indian Summer of 1996, Schneider, Russell
12 The Unfulfilled Indian Summer of 1996 Schneider, Russell
Good. 
Hardcover. Softcover 1996 Russell Schneider Enterprises. SIGNED on title page by author. HEAVY WEAR: clean; intact; unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; but several pages are creased and cover corners are flared. 260pp; B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. Keywords: Cleveland, World Series, trades, Eddie Murray, Carlos Baerga, Kevin Seitzer, team. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Yesterday's Heroes: Revisiting the Old Time Baseball Stars, Appel, Martin
13 Yesterday's Heroes: Revisiting the Old Time Baseball Stars Appel, Martin
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1988 Morrow. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 256pp, B/W photos. Language: English. The baseball and post-baseball careers of average players and the near-stars, such as Rocky Colavito, Monte Irvin, Denny McLain, Enos Slaughter, David Clyde, Gary Peters, Dick Hall, Danny Walton, Ewell Blackwell. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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