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500 Ballparks
    500 Ballparks
    From Wooden Seats to Retro Classics
    by Eric Pastore
    Thunder Bay Press, 2011

    Celebrates the uniqueness of the national pastime's parks, stadiums, and fields. From the major to the minor leagues, each park is identified, discussed, and accompanied by photographs or commissioned artwork. Indexed. 400 pages.
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Taking the Crown
    Taking the Crown  
    The Kansas City Royals' Amazing 2015 Season
    by Matt Fulks
    Triumph Books, 2015

    How did the Kansas City Royals, in 2015, achieve the title of World Series champions that had eluded them for 30 years? This commemorative publication recounts the team's 2015 season beginning with offseason player trades and acquisitions that helped a team that came up just short of the title in 2014 win it decisively a year later. Each game of the playoffs and the World Series are replayed in text and photos..
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The Bird
    The Bird
    The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych
    by Doug Wilson
    St. Martin's Press, 2014

    This is a charming biography of one of major league baseball's forgotten wonders, a lanky pitcher with a mop of curly blonde hair who mesmerized America's national pasttime for a season in 1976 before returning to the obscurity from which he emerged..
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Curt Flood in the Media
    Curt Flood in the Media
    Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete
    by Abraham Iqbal Khan
    University Press of Mississippi, 2012

    Examines the public discourse surrounding Curt Flood's challenge of Major League Baseball's reserve clause. Indexed. 208 pages..
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The House That Ruth Built
    The House That Ruth Built
    A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923
    by Robert Weintraub
    Little, Brown and Company, 2013

    History of the 1923 emergence of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees as a baseball legend and dynasty. 433 pages..
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Top of the Heap
    Top of the Heap 
    Top of the Heap
    A Yankees Collection
    by Glenn Stout
    Mariner Books, 2003

    This anthology from the series editor of The Best American Sports Writing and author of Yankees Century collects the best writing about the Yankees over the course of their long history. Published to coincide with the team's centenary celebration, this is a must-have volume for fans the world over who claim the New York Yankees as their own.
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Never Just a Game
    Never Just a Game
    Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920 
    by Robert F. Burk. University of North Carolina Press, 2001.
    Robert Burk describes the evolution of the major league ballplaying work force: its ethnocultural makeup, its economic position, and its battles for a place at the table in baseball's decision-making structure. Take a pitch.
    Youth Baseball Hitting Fundamentals
    A Coach's Guide
    by Ed Garretson. American Literary Press, 2003.
    Written exclusively for youth baseball coaches and managers, this is a comprehensive guidebook that explains the basics of baseball in a manner that makes it easily accessible to youths. Take a pitch.
The Man in the Dugout
The Man in the Dugout 
Baseball's Top Managers & How They Got That Way
by
Leonard Koppett
Crown Publishing Group, 1993.

Profiles of baseball's top managers, including Connic Mack, Casey Stengel, Leo Durocher, Billy Martin and Tommy Lasorda. Illustrated with B&W photos. Indexed. 404 pages. Take a pitch
 

 

How to Coach Youth Baseball
How to Coach Youth Baseball

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Late Inning Titles
 Inside Baseball for Little Leaguers
Hints on How to Play Better Baseball
by Mickey McConnell
Superstars
Baseball's all Time Greats
by Wayne Coffey
Showdown!
Showdown!
Baseball's Ultimate Confrontations
by Stan Fischler 
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