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Baseball Books - Biographies

The story of baseball's long history is filled with remarkable sportsmen as well as the teams for which they played. This page contains the biographies and autobiographies of some of the greatest to play the game. Some are legends long gone, some are still playing. All are worth reading.

 1961*


1961*

Babe Ruth's 60 home runs for the 1927 Yankees stood for more than 30 years. In 1961, two Yankees--Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris--approached the Babe's mark. Author Phil Pepe, the Yankees beat writer that year, provides his firsthand account of the historic home run challenge and Maris, the unlikely hero who ultimately conquered it.
Hardcover. 265 pages.
#2342 $19.95

 Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of '69


Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of '69

During his legendary career with the Chicago Cubs, Ernie Banks was a perennial all-star, a Gold Glove Award winner and a two-time MVP. In 1969, the future Hall of Famer missed his best chance to participate in the World Series as the Miracle Mets derailed the Cubs' hopes for a world championship. This definitive biography tells the story of Mr. Cub and the 1969 team's pursuit of the World Series through detailed research and engaging original interviews.
Hardcover. 233 pages.
#2343 $24.95

 Harry the K


Harry the K

To Philadelphia Phillies fans, Harry Kalas was the soundtrack of summer. To millions of football fans across America, he was the "Voice of the NFL." Written from more than 160 interviews--from childhood friends to surviving family to Harry's personal psychologist and more--Harry the K is a loving and honest portrayal of one of the most celebrated broadcasters in the history of sports.
Paperback. 339 pages.
#2334 $14.95

 Juan Marichal


Juan Marichal

From 1960 to 1969 no pitcher in major league baseball won more games than Juan Marichal. Coming from humble origins in the Dominican Republic, Marichal went on to become a dominant pitcher, an icon in two countries and an international ambassador for the game of baseball. In this first full account of his life and career, Marichal tells of his experiences growing up on a Dominican farm, adjusting to life in the United States, and his 16-year major league career.
Hardcover. 261 pages.
#2445 $25
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 Stan the Man


Stan the Man

The biography of Stan Musial, who grew up in a Pennsylvania steel-mill town during the Great Depression and went on to become one of the great players of all time. When he retired after 22 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, Musial had 3,630 hits and held 17 big league records. Never-before-published material from interviews with former classmates, relatives, friends and teammates.
Hardcover. 256 pages.
#2169 $24.95
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 What I Learned from Jackie Robinson


What I Learned from Jackie Robinson, by Carl Erskine

Former Dodger pitcher Erskine recalls his enduring friendship with Robinson which taught the author many important lessons about patience, fortitude, and doing the right thing--even when the chips were down. This moving portrait takes us inside the locker room at Ebbets Field, inside the soul of Robinson, and inside the hearts of his friends, teammates, and oppressors.
Hardcover. 151 pages.
#1233 $19.95
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