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The Best of Baseball: Baseball's Greatest Players, Teams, Games, and More

By: Adomites, Paul; Wisnia, Saul; Nemec, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263703

ISBN: 0785316914

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Ink name on front endpaper. 1996 Large Hardcover. 216 pp. ...a collection of the sport's greatest players, managers, teams, games, ballparks, and so much more. ...With lively text and over 300 engaging photos... View more info

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About Three Bricks Shy... And the Load Filled Up: The Story of the Greatest Football Team Ever

By: Blount, Jr., Roy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 2004

Seller ID: 2262577

ISBN: 0822958341

Condition: Fine


2004 expanded edition. A fine copy. xvi, 349 pp. Any number of writers could spend an entire season with an NFL team, from the first day of training camp until the last pick of the draft, and come up with an interesting book. But only Roy Blount Jr. could capture the pain, the joy, the fears, the humor—in short, the heart—of a championship team. In 1973, the Pittsburgh Steelers were super, but missed the bowl. Blount’s portrait of a team poised to dominate the NFL for more than a decade recounts the gridiron accomplishments and off-the-field lives of players, coaches, wives, fans, and ow... View more info

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Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker

By: Cavendish, Mark

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Velo Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2206095

ISBN: 1934030643

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. xii, 288 pp. Boy Racer unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport's brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish.Written off as fat and useless in his youth, Cavendish's hunger for success and his sheer natural ability has forged him into one of cycling's youngest phenoms -- and one of cycling's most accomplished sprinters.Some have called him cocky, but to those who dislike his style, Cav will shrug his shoulders and reply, I know I'm good. There's no point lying about it. Cav's fearlessness in the saddle a... View more info

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Tales from Baseball's Golden Age

By: Fehler, Gene

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sports Publishing, Inc.: 2000

Seller ID: 2275913

ISBN: 1582612471

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. x, 262 pp. Tales from Baseball's Golden Age is a collection of anecdotes about baseball in the 1940s and '50s. The author has interviewed nearly 100 former Major League Baseball players about their experiences in the era that purists consider to be the Golden Age of Baseball. For longtime fans who are enamored of baseball history and tradition, this book should have special appeal. Each entry is prefaced by a concise player profile, leading into an anecdote that is written entirely in the player's own words. Each tale is about 150 words in length, making for ... View more info

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Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend

By: Hirsch, James S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275498

ISBN: 1416547908

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edge of jacket very lightly bumped, otherwise an excellent copy. 2010 Hard Cover. viii, 628 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. Authorized by Willie Mays and written by a New York Times bestselling author, this is the definitive biography of one of baseball's immortals.Considered to be as monumental -- and enigmatic -- a legend as American sport has ever seen (Sports Illustrated), Willie Mays is arguably the greatest player in baseball history, still revered for the passion he brought to the game. He began as a teenager in the Negro Leagues, became a cult hero in Ne... View more info

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The Best That I Can Be: An Autobiography

By: Johnson, Rafer; Goldberg, Philip; Brokaw, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287864

ISBN: 0385487606

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, To Anna, My love and best wishes to a fellow Mission Covenant friend. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. xv, 270 pp. Rafer Johnson's story is the classic American dream: hard work leading to success, honor, and glory. Here, he openly writes about his humble beginnings in an obscure African American Texas ghetto, his growing up in the all-white, sun-drenched Californian town of Kingsburg, and his time at UCLA as the president of the student body and an acclaimed athlete. His talents brought him to dramatic athletic duels in Moscow, Melbourne, a... View more info

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Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star

By: Kim, Christina; Shipnuck, Alan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2010

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288718

ISBN: 1608190889

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Signed by author with inscription, Heather, Thank you so much for what you do for the game and for photography! Enjoy the ride! Christina Kim. An excellent copy. 2010 Hard Cover. x, 228 pp. Christina Kim is the brashest, bawdiest, funniest player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. Golf fans know her for her colorful wardrobe, even more colorful on-course antics, and an explosive game. But in this rollicking account of the 2009 season, Kim invites readers deep into her life, providing an intimate diary of a young woman's struggles on and off the golf course, and ... View more info

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Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life

By: Krzyzewski, Mike; Phillips, Donald T.; Hill, Grant

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 2000

Edition: 4th Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287863

ISBN: 0446526266

Condition: Fine


4th printing. Signed by author without inscription. Presentation copy with enclosed letter. A fine copy. 2000 Hard Cover. xii, 291 pp. The coach of college basketball's most respected program provides leadership insights that can propel readers to greater heights and success in their life's aspirations. Krzyzewski is the winningest active head basketball coach in NCAA tournament history, leading the Duke Blue Devils to five straight Final Four appearances and culminating in back-to-back championships in 1991 and 1992. View more info

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Lardner on Baseball

By: Lardner, Ring; Silverman, Jeff

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Lyons Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205151

ISBN: 158574784X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark.Near Fine. 2002 Hard Cover. xiv, 492 pp. From his humble beginnings as a journeyman reporter for the South Bend Times in Indiana, to the height of his popularity when his work was syndicated in more than 115 newspapers with a readership of more than eight million, Ring Lardner was the undisputed master of sports journalism and fiction. In his stories, readers found the authentic lives of their heroes and idols, their hopes and fears, and the vernacular of the diamond in all its bawdy and athletic glory. Here then for the baseball fan, in one comprehensive volume, ... View more info

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New York Clipper Woodcuts, 1879-1880

By: Lipset, Lew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lew Lipset: 1984

Seller ID: 2279588

Condition: Near Fine


Spine head and spine base very lightly bumped, rear wrapper creased. 1984 Stapled Binding. 72 pp. The woodcuts that are illustrated on the following pages were a series that started in the April 12, 1879 issue and proved to be popular enough to be issued weekly thru January of 1880. The woodcuts continued with other sports figures and theatrical personalities when the Clipper indicated a new series was starting in the May 15, 1880 issue. This series ran for 28 consecutive weeks. The New York Clipper, also known as The Clipper, was a weekly entertainment newspaper published in New York City fro... View more info

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Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero

By: Montville, Leigh

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270431

ISBN: 0385507488

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 2004 Hard Cover. xiv, 513 pp. He was The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? What motivated him to interrupt his Hall of Fame career twice to serve his country as a fighter pilot; to embrace his fans while tangling with the media; to retreat from the limelight whenever possible into his solitary love of fishing; and to become the most famous... View more info

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Catfish, Yaz, and Hammerin' Hank: The Unforgettable Era that Transformed Baseball

By: Pepe, Phil; Dent, Bucky

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Triumph Books: 2005

Seller ID: 2263707

ISBN: 1572438398

Condition: Near Fine


DVD included. Bottom edge of rear board very lightly bumped. 2005 Large Hardcover. xiv, 336 pp. DVD included. In Catfish, Yaz, and Hammerin' Hank, sportswriter Phil Pepe talks to the stars of the day about their fondest memories and their greatest highlights from an era gone by. The spirit of the day is nostalgically captured in Pepe's priceless interviews and through scores of archival photographs. This book proves to be as enjoyable as the era it so thoroughly depicts. View more info

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King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero

By: Remnick, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2282525

ISBN: 0375500650

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Spotting to jacket. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. There were mythic sports figures before him--Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio--but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. Ali was a transcendent athlete and entertainer, a heavyweight Fred Astaire, a rapper before rap was born. He was a mirror of his era, a dynamic figure in ... View more info

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Billy Martin: The Story of Baseball's Unpredictable Genius

By: Schoor, Gene

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200955

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Page toned.Jacket toned. 1980 Hard Cover. 228 pp. A biography of the controversial baseball player, coach, and manager who has managed such teams as the Minneapolis Twins, Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees.Alfred Manuel Billy Martin (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. He is best known as the manager of the New York Yankees, a position he held five different times. As Yankees manager, he led the team to consecutive American League pennants in 1976 and 1977; the Yankees were swept in the 1976 World Series by the ... View more info

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Float Like a Butterfly (Muhammad Ali: The Man Who Could Float Like a Butterfly and Sting Like a Bee)

By: Shange, Ntozake

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Jump at the Sun / Hyperion Books for Children: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198688

ISBN: 0786805544

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Fine.Near Fine. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. Muhammad Ali, considered by many to be the finest athlete of the twentieth century, is also one of the most famous Americans of his time. Here is a compelling testimony to his courage, resilience in the face of controversy, and boxing prowess by Obie Award-winning author Ntozake Shange. In her own words, Shange shows us Ali and his life, from his childhood in the segregated South, to his meteoric rise in boxing to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World... View more info

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The Hank Aaron Story

By: Shapiro, Milton J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Julian Messner, Inc.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271358

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped, ink stamp on bottom corner of front jacket flap, publisher sticker on jacket spine. 1961 Hard Cover. 192 pp. 8vo. A biography of the influential African American baseball player, notable as one of only two players to hit 30 or more home runs in at least fifteen seasons. View more info

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The U.S. Open: Golf's Ultimate Challenge

By: Sommers, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272857

ISBN: 0689115253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Newspaper clippings taped to front endpapers and second blank. 1987 Hard Cover. xii, 350 pp. Traces the history of the U.S. Open, explains how its golfers and courses are chosen, and describes the careers of the participating golfers. View more info

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The U.S. Open: Golf's Ultimate Challenge (Classics of Golf)

By: Sommers, Robert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Classics of Golf: 1990

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2273746

ISBN: 0940889234

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket, insert laid in. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Traces the history of the U.S. Open, explains how its golfers and courses are chosen, and describes the careers of the participating golfers. View more info

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The Cycle Jumpers

By: Spiegel, Marshall

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Berkley Medallion: 1973

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2283961

ISBN: 0425023621

Condition: Very Good


Fifth printing. Wrappers very lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1973 Mass Market Paperback. 174 pp. He's the tops. He's the winner. He's the King! He's Evel Knievel, daring cycle jumper. Veteran of hundreds of successful death0defying leaps over the tops of cars, trucks, busses. Veteran, too, of the failed leap over the Snake River Canyon. Yes, Evel failed at Snake River, but no one else has even tried to make that jump. What made Evel the daredevil cyclist he became? What persuaded him to devote years of practice and study to such a dangerous sport as cycle jumping? What gave him the stre... View more info

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Torvill & Dean

By: Torvill, Jayne; Dean, Christopher; Hennessy, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: David & Charles: 1984

Seller ID: 2201830

Condition: Good


Two tickets for Torvill & Dean performance laid in. Edges lightly rubbed, half inch surface tear to rear wrapper. 1984 Trade Paperback. 208 pp. Athletic, balletic, gymnastic, melodic--on so many levels have Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean rightfully earned themselves a very special place in the hearts of the British public. With their interpretive flair and technical brilliance, they have brought the sport of ice dancing to a new peak of excellence, and focused the world's attention on its exquisite grace, excitement and beauty. This lively and absorbing biography tells the complete story o... View more info

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Forward: A Memoir

By: Wambach, Abby

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dey St.: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273361

ISBN: 0062466984

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2016 Hard Cover. viii, 230 pp. Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship. Called an inspiration and “badass” by President Obama, Abby has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. View more info

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Take 'Em Into Camp! The History of the Husky Farmers and Baseball in Honeoye Falls, N.Y.

By: Worboys, Paul and Stephen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: .:

Seller ID: 2276904

Condition: Near Fine


Minor pencil marginalia. Unpaginated. The History of the Husky Farmers and Baseball in Honeoye Falls, N.Y. View more info