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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.

Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges: The Quiet Man

A tribute to one of baseball’s great men of character, Gil Hodges, the slugging first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Hodges hit 370 home runs in his career and as a manager, led the New York Mets to the 1969 world championship. Based on interviews with Hodges’ teammates and the players he managed on the Mets and Washington Senators. This Commemorative Edition includes confidential information about the struggle to get Hodges into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Over 180 photos. Softcover. 208 pages.
#3287 $14.99

 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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