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Image for Street and Smith's Official Yearbook 1982: Baseball (42nd Year) [cover: Fernando Valenzuela]

Street and Smith's Official Yearbook 1982: Baseball (42nd Year) [cover: Fernando Valenzuela]

By: (Kavanagh, Gerard, ed.)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Conde Nast Publications: 1982

Edition: 42nd Annual

Seller ID: 15170

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[minor rubbing to cover, long diagonal crease in rear cover; in all other respects a very nice item]. (B&W photographs) Venerable annual rundown of the year's prospects in baseball, mostly at the Major League level but also including a discussion of the minor leagues (focusing on hot prospects bound for the majors) and college baseball. Major stories on Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, then heading into his first full year (after the strike-shortened 19... View more info

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 1999 Yearbook [60th Anniversary issue]

By: (National Baseball Hall of Fame) Ralph, John J., ed.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cooperstown NY, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9753

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, minor handling wear]. (color/B&W photographs) This issue of the Hall of Fame's annual publication celebrated the Hall's 60th anniversary, so in addition to paying tribute to the year's inductees (Nolan Ryan, George Brett, Robin Yount, Orlando Cepeda, umpire Nestor Chylak, manager Frank Selee, and Negro Leagues standout Joe Williams) it also includes brief blurbs (with photos) of all 244 members. Also: an interview with Tom Seaver; a short article abou... View more info

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The Long Ball: The Summer of '75 -- Spaceman, Catfish, Charlie Hustle, and the Greatest World Series Ever Played

By: Adelman, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.2003)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17856

ISBN: 0-316-06899-3

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[faint smudge on bottom page edges, tiny dent in bottom edge of front cover; jacket has minor wear at spine ends, one itty-bitty tear at top front hinge]. (B&W photographs) "The story of that star-studded [1975] season and the heart-stopping Series that followed. It is packed with the most colorful players and managers of the modern era, among them Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, Billy Martin, Carl Yastrzemski, Sparky Anderson, Carlton Fisk, Catfish Hunter, Steve Garvey,... View more info

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The Boys Who Would Be Cubs: A Year in the Heart of Baseball's Minor Leagues

By: Bosco, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15542

ISBN: 0-688-08261-0

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[small gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep, otherwise a nice clean copy, minimal wear, very faint foxing on page edges; jacket shows a bit of surface wear, light staining along edges of rear flap]. (B&W photographs) "In January 1988, twenty years after that dream should have died, [the author] found himself in pro ball. A quirk of random destiny had sent him off to join the Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League during the rubber-chicken circuit days of promoting ... View more info

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Cracking the Show

By: Boswell, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9748

ISBN: 0-385-47286-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[tight clean copy, faint shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket shows very light surface wear to rear panel]. The fourth collection of the author's writings on baseball, including articles on Pete Rose's travails and the triumphant career of Nolan Ryan. View more info

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Who's Who in the Major Leagues - 14th Edition, 1946

By: Carmichael, John P., ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, B.E. Callahan: 1946

Edition: Fourteenth Edition

Seller ID: 18567

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fair


[reading/reference copy only: considerable external wear, soiling to covers, etc.; pages browned and brittle due to cheap pulp paper; page also exhibit numerous tiny chips and tears, mostly at corners and along bottom edges, although no text has been lost]. (B&W photographs) Big league statistics and summaries for the previous (1945) season, along with team-by-team lineups for 1946, with numerous photos of players and brief commentaries about their past accomplishments ... View more info

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Who's Who in the Major Leagues - Nineteenth Edition, 1951

By: Carmichael, John P., ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, B.E. Callahan: 1951

Edition: Nineteenth Edition

Seller ID: 18568

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fair


[reading/reference copy only: considerable external wear, especially along spine, etc.; pages still generally white and supple, with some intermittent spotting/staining]. (B&W photographs) Big league statistics and summaries for the previous (1950) season, along with team-by-team lineups for 1951, with numerous photos of players and brief commentaries about their past accomplishments and future prospects. This edition also includes a 15-page section presenting a "C... View more info

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My Life in Baseball: The True Record

By: Cobb, Ty, with Al Stump

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: (c.1961)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 22053

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate wear to bottom edges and top corners of covers, one-time owner's name on reverse of ffep]. (B&W photographs) Cobb's alleged autobiography, revealed in the ensuing years to have been largely fraudulent from the get-go. The book itself was published a couple of months after his death, and the following year co-author Stump published an expose-type article in the magazine "True," purporting to tell the "true story" behind this &#... View more info

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The Soaring Twenties: Babe Ruth and the Home-Run Decade

By: Gilbert, Thomas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts: (c.1996)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16586

ISBN: 0-531-11279-9

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[brand-new book; tight, clean, flawless]. (The American Game) Series (B&W photographs) One of an excellent series of baseball histories for young readers, this volume "discusses the changes in professional major league baseball during the 1920s, including the pennant race scandal in 1920, the founding of the Negro leagues, Babe Ruth's career, the farm system, and more." ("A Franklin Watts Library Edition," although this is NOT an ex-library book.) View more info

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Pete Rose

By: Gilbert, Thomas W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York/Philadelphia, Chelsea House Publishers / Newfield Publications: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20119

ISBN: 0-7910-2171-8

Condition: Near Fine


(glossy pictorial covers; no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean book, minimal handling wear only]. (Baseball Legends) Series (B&W photographs) Biography for young readers of "Charlie Hustle," from glory to disgrace -- simplified but not whitewashed, as the final entry in the Chronology of his career reads: "1990: Convicted of tax evasion and serves five months in prison; remains ineligible for the Hall of Fame due to settlement with commissioner's office.&#... View more info

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The Dreamlife of Johnny Baseball

By: Grossinger, Richard, ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkeley CA, North Atlantic Books: (c.1987)

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 2439

Condition: Very Good+


[mild rubbing to covers, slight soiling of fore-edge]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Anthology of poetry and imaginative stories. Contributors include W.P. Kinsella, Thom Ross, Bobby Byrd. View more info

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Baseball Stars of Tomorrow: An Inside Look at the Minor Leagues

By: Gutman, Bill

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Tempo Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12673

ISBN: 0-448-16937-1

Condition: Very Good+


[tight copy, mild edgewear, some minor creasing to front cover]. Mass Market PB "The farm system, the scouting system, and profiles of several leading minor leagues players like Dave Anderson and Jack Perconte are examined in [this book]." View more info

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The Man in the Dugout

By: Honig, Donald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Follett Publishing Co.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1268

ISBN: 0-695-80633-5

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


Very Good+ in Good DJ [a couple of small spots on fore-edge; jacket is worn, wrinkled, creased, and has a couple of small tears]. (B&W photographs) First-person narratives (taken from taped interviews) of 15 big league managers: Bobby Bragan, Joe McCarthy, Ossie Bluege, Dick Williams, Billy Herman, Burleigh Grimes, Walter Alston, Bob Shawkey, Roger Peckinpaugh, Luke Sewell, Eddie Sawyer, Paul Richards, Al Lopez, Mayo Smith, and Jimmy Dykes. View more info

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Hummers, Knucklers, and Slow Curves: Contemporary Baseball Poems

By: Johnson, Don, ed.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Urbana/Chicago, University of Illinois Press: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14614

ISBN: 0-252-01810-9

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful, as-new copy, with no significant wear to either book or jacket; jacket a teensy bit faded at spine]. "Collected here are baseball poems written over the past four decades by fifty-seven contemporary poets, including Richard Eberhart, Donald Hall, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Hugo, and Gail Mazur. [Also Gregory Corso and John Updike.] Few of them venerate legendary baseball players. Instead, they celebrate all the wonderful variations of the game itself:... View more info

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Buck Leonard: The Black Lou Gehrig

By: Leonard, Buck, with James A. Riley

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6470

ISBN: 0-7867-0119-6

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, a bit of soiling to bottom edge; jacket rubbed, some surface-scratching, mild wrinkling at top of front panel]. (B&W photographs) "This is Buck's story in his own words, tracing his life from his humble beginnings to the present. Not only an eyewitness account of the history of the Negro leagues told by one of the all-time greats, it is also a saga of the black experience, vividly illustrating what it was like to be a black American in the year... View more info

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Aaron to Zuverink

By: Marazzi, Rich, and Len Fiorito

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8118

ISBN: 0-8128-2775-9

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dj


[mild shelfwear, front board slightly bowed, previous owner's note on ffep, referring to his occasional marks in text to indicate players "deceased since printing of book"; jacket edgeworn, a few small chips and tears]. (B&W photographs) "A nostalgic look at the baseball players of the Fifties," an alphabetical encyclopedia featuring short profiles and anecdotes about "virtually everyone who appeared in a major league ballgame from 1950 through 1959,... View more info

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The Magnificent Yankees

By: Meany, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1966)

Edition: New Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2036

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(pictorial covers, no dust jacket) [mild corner wear, a little rubbing to front cover and a trace of soiling on rear, but overall clean and tight]. (Grosset Sports Library) Series (B&W photographs) Contains chapters (avg. 10-20 pages) devoted to numerous Yankee greats, including Casey Stengel, Joe DiMaggio, Allie Reynolds, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Elston Howard, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Jim Bouton (pardon me, James Alan Bouton), Ralph Houk, Tony Kubek, Tom Tresh and ... View more info

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Jewish Baseball Stars

By: Ribalow, Harold U., and Meir Z. Ribalow

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hippocrene Books: (c.1984)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15438

ISBN: 0-88254-898-0

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, with only light wear at spine ends; jacket has a few itsy-bitsy tears, and a couple of almost-microscopic chips]. (B&W photographs) A brief historical look at Jewish athletes and their relationship to professional baseball, followed by chapters devoted to the stories of the following individual players: Johnny Kling, Erskine Mayer, Andy Cohen, Hank Greenberg, "Buddy" Myer, Harry Danning, Morrie Arnovich, Goody Rosen, Sid Gordon, "Dolly"... View more info

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Barons of the Bullpen

By: Schlossberg, Dan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Tempo Books (7456): (c.1975)

Edition: 1st ed. (pbo)

Seller ID: 7665

ISBN: 0-448-07456-7

Condition: Good+


[moderate spine roll, vertical crease in front cover, moderate edgewear/exterior soiling, previous seller's price on title page]. Mass Market PB Paperback original, claiming to be "the first book about the ' Firemen' of baseball -- the indispensable relief pitchers." View more info

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The Pitch That Killed

By: Sowell, Mike

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Co.: (c.1989)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8721

ISBN: 0-02-612410-6

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, minor soiling to page edges, light foxing on top edge; jacket has no significant flaws aside from the price-clipping]. (B&W photographs) The story of New York Yankees pitcher Carl Mays, who in 1920 became "the only major-league pitcher who ever threw a pitch that killed" -- the victim, in this instance, being Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman -- a player as popular and well-liked as Mays was feared and disliked. View more info