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Fail Better

By Mark Kingwell

Taking seriously the idea that baseball is a study in failure—a very successful batter manages a base hit in just three of every ten attempts—Mark Kingwell argues that there is no better tutor of human failure’s enduring significance than this strange, crooked game of ... Read more

Great Expectations

By Shi Davidi & John Lott

 

The making of the Blue Jays’ 2013 season.

After a disastrous 2012 season, the Blue Jays had a major makeover, adding an array of star players through trades and free-agent signings, including R. A. Dickey, the best pitcher in the National League last year, and ticket sales ... Read more

Heart of a Tiger

By Herschel Cobb

 

Casey Award Winner: The Best Baseball Book of the Year

“Elegantly written and genuinely moving. ” — Publishers Weekly

“An unforgettable story . . . that will alter how you feel about baseball’s most demonized star. ” — Tom Stanton, author of Ty and the Babe

The ... Read more

Hello, Friends!

By Jerry Howarth

 

An honest memoir about life, family, and baseball from the longtime, legendary Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster

For 36 years, Jerry Howarth ushered in eternal hope each spring and thrived in the drive of each fall as the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1982, the lifelong ... Read more

Hockey Abstract Presents... Stat Shot

By Rob Vollman
With Tom Awad & Iain Fyffe

 

Making advanced stats simple, practical, and fun for hockey fans

Advanced stats give hockey’s powerbrokers an edge, and now fans can get in on the action. Stat Shot is a fun and informative guide hockey fans can use to understand and enjoy what analytics says about team building, ... Read more

Mat Memories

By John “Alexander” Arezzi, Greg Oliver
Foreword by Mick Foley, John Gibbons, and Suzanne Alexander

 

A man with three different names ties together the stars of professional wrestling, country music, and the New York Mets.

John Arezzi was a lifelong Mets fan who dreamed of a job in baseball. In 1981, he took a job with the Mets Class A team in North Carolina. But Arezzi had ... Read more

My Turn at Bat

By Claude Brochu, Daniel Poulin, and Mario Bolduc
Translated by Stephanie Myles

The decline and fall of the Montreal Expos. In 1969, the Montreal Expos played their first game. Thirty-two years later, the team that once boasted baseball's best farm system is nearly dead. In this book, former Expos president Claude Brochu gets to the bottom of the Expos' ... Read more

My Turn At Bat

By Claude Brochu
Translated by Stephanie Myles

 

The decline and fall of the Montreal Expos. In 1969, the Montreal Expos played their first game. Thirty-two years later, the team that once boasted baseball’s best farm system is nearly dead. In this book, former Expos president Claude Brochu gets to the bottom of the Expos’ ... Read more

The Diamond Alphabet

By George Bowering

George Bowering is fond of baseball, and he likes the alphabet. Having written a few baseball books and a few alphabet books over the years, he decided to write a baseball alphabet book. Diamond Alphabet is made up of 130 between-innings takes, five for each letter. You probably ... Read more

The Only Way Is the Steady Way

By Andrew Forbes

Essays about baseball’s past, present, and future—and the wisdom of Ichiro Suzuki

The Only Way Is the Steady Way is a baseball memoir in scorecards and baseball cards, a recollection of the game’s biggest stars and outlandish personalities, and introspective letters to a ... Read more