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THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS
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THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS

By Zimmerman, Paul (preface by Walter Alston; introduction by Mayor Norris Poulson)

New York: Coward McCann, 1960. (xi) 221 pp. Blue cloth with the Dodgers logo in black on the front panel; lettered in black on the spine; illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a few short tears, creases and chips; price intact; previous owner's name on the front pastedown. The Contents are: Foreword by the author; Preface by Walter Alston; Introduction by (then) Los Angeles Mayor, Norris Poulson; On Top of the World; Magic on the Coast; The Coliseum - Myth or Monster; Chavez Ravine; Dodger Brass; The Dodgers Come from Brooklyn; The Silent Strategist; Mr First Baseman; The Skinny Socker; The Stitch in Time; Gilliam the Gluepot; The Duke; Harvest Moon; The Big Motion; Late Season Savers; and Some Other People; and an appendix, featuring Dodger records from 1900.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Only. 8vo.

$19.95

THE BABE SIGNED MY SHOE - Baseball as It Was and  Will Always Be - Tales of the Grand Old Game
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THE BABE SIGNED MY SHOE - Baseball as It Was and Will Always Be - Tales of the Grand Old Game

By Harwell, Ernie (edited by Geoff Upward)

South Bend, Indiana: Diamond Communications, 1994. (xii) 226 pp. Blue boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Foreword by Warner Fusselle; Introduction; A Day at the Office; Covering the Bases; Best Supporting Actors; Up for a Cup of Coffee; Standing the Test of Time; Trading Places; Fighting the Good Fight; Treating 'em Lightly; In the Line (Off) Duty; Out of the Mouths; Another Opener Another Show; The Games People Play; Strange but (Mostly) True; Time They Are a Changin; Will Baseball Survive; and Afterword: Moments in Time; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

EVEN THE BABE CAME TO PLAY - Small Town Baseball in the Dirty 30s
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EVEN THE BABE CAME TO PLAY - Small Town Baseball in the Dirty 30s

By Ashe, Robert

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nimbus Publishing, 1991. 172 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine. Illustrated with black and white photographs. This includes a dropped-in card from the 1985 Topps Collectors Series featuring Babe Ruth. The Contents are: 1930 - The One That Got Away; 1931 - The Climb to Number One; 1932 - Hat Pins, Hortons and a Hidden Ball; 1933 - Reign, Reign, Go Away; 1934 - The Year the Braves Came to Town; 1935 - The Break; 1936 - Baldy and the Babe; 1937 - Sweat Pea's Sweetest Swing; 1938 - Lefty Levels Liverpool; and 1939 - The End of the Line; followed by an index.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$14.95

THREE AND TWO - The Autobiography of Tom Gorman - The Great Major League Umpire
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THREE AND TWO - The Autobiography of Tom Gorman - The Great Major League Umpire

By Gorman, Tom (as told to Jerome Holtzman)

New York: Scribners - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1979. 216 pp. Dark green cloth decorated in silver on the front panel and spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; previous owner's name inside. Thomas David Gorman was a pitcher and umpire in Major League Baseball. Not exactly a star, he pitched five innings in four games for the New York Giants in 1939, then went on to serve as a National League umpire from 1951 to 1976 and then as a league supervisor.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

THE HEART OF THE GAME - The Education of a Minor League Ballplayer
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THE HEART OF THE GAME - The Education of a Minor League Ballplayer

By Hemphill, Paul

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996. 284 pp. Quarter-bound in blue cloth and red boards; lettered in copper foil on the spine; headband. Very lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Dj art by Wendell Minor. It says here: For every spoiled and selfish major-league ballplayer who sneers at the fans and neglects the details of his craft, there are dozens of eager, ernest, hard-working kids toiling in the minors, dreaming of the moment when they will, someday, crack the show. And this is how they get there.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Illus. by Wendell Minor;. 8vo.

$14.95

HITS, RUNS AND ERRORS
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HITS, RUNS AND ERRORS

By Smith, Robert

New York: Dell Books, 1949. 192 pp. Dell Map Back 292. Light edgewear with creasing on the corners and spine; no interior markings. Cover art by H. E. Vallely. The Contents are: As It Was in the Beginning; Round Plate and Square Pitch; The King, the Captain and the Boss; The Great Rebellion; Gunpowder for Breakfast; The Wild Irishman and the Gentle Indian; Little Napoleon; Underhand and Overhand; Infielders and Outfielders; The Lord High Executioner; The One and Only; Fireball and Screwball; Can You Spare a Dime; Gangsters Bums and Heroes; and Every Time I Wheel About.... First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good-. Illus. by H. E. Vallely;.

$9.95

BASEBALL'S BIGGEST BLOOPERS - The Games That Got Away
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BASEBALL'S BIGGEST BLOOPERS - The Games That Got Away

By Gutman, Dan

New York: Viking - The Penguin Group, 1993. (xi) 160 pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth on green boards; lettered in silver on the spine; headband; blue endpapers; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. The Contents are: Part One: The Four Most Dramatic Mistakes in Baseball History: The Merkle Bonehead Play; The Snodgrass Muff; The Owen Dropped Third Strike; The Buckner Boot. Part Two: Other Legendary Bloops and Blunders: Heinie Zimmerman's Dash to the Plate; Hank Gowdy Steps in It; Hack Wilson: Out in the Sun Too Long; Umpire Goats; Herb Washington: Designated Pick-off Victim; Curt Flood: It Must Be Up There Somewhere; Lonnie Smith: Faked Out of the World Series; and Babe Herman: Rush Hour on the Basepaths; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

THE OLDEST ROOKIE - Big League Dreams from a Small Town Guy
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THE OLDEST ROOKIE - Big League Dreams from a Small Town Guy

By Morris, Jim; Engel, Joel

Boston: Little Brown and Company, 2001. (xi) 276 pp. Quarter-bound in brown on beige boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The story of Jimmy Morris, this was filmed as The Rookie in 2002, directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Dennis Quaid, J. D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Angus T. Jones, Brian Cox and a host of others.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

HARD BALL
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HARD BALL

By Bell, George (with Bob Elliott)

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1990. (vii) 200 pp. Signed on the reverse of the Contents Page by George Bell. Blue boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a bit of rubbing on the front panel; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. This includes a dropped-in copy of George Bell's 1982 Donruss rookie card, as Jorge Bell. A fine player from the days when the Blue Jays were on their way to greatness, rather than wallowing in the mire. Oh well, wait till next year. The Contents are: Growing Up in the Dominican; The Phillies; Rookie; The First Championship; Most Valuable Player; The DH Experiment; Goodbye Jimy; The Second Championship; and Hardball; followed by Appendix: George Bell's Stats.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

BABE RUTH - The Big Moments of the Big Fellow
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BABE RUTH - The Big Moments of the Big Fellow

By Meany, Tom (re: Babe Ruth)

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1970. 249 pp. Pictorial boards; orange upper edge; illustrated with black and white plates. Light rubbing on the corners; no interior markings; as issued, no dustjacket. This includes a pair of Babe Ruth trading cards, one from 1990 featuring the All Time New York Yankees, and the other from the Babe Ruth Collection published by Megacards in 1992 - this one features Ruth as a pitcher in 1916. The Contents are: Preface by Tom Meany; Foreword by Christy Walsh; Ruth's Complete Record; The Drum Beater; They Don't Forget; The Tinsel Crown; The First Home Run; The Big Decision; The Gay Life; The Big Tummy Ache; The Big Hello; The Yankee Legend; The Beau Geste; The First Cut; The Big Scoop; and The Tinsel Tarnishes.. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$19.95

EVEN THE BABE CAME TO PLAY - Small Town Baseball in the Dirty 30s
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EVEN THE BABE CAME TO PLAY - Small Town Baseball in the Dirty 30s

By Ashe, Robert

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nimbus Publishing, 1991. 172 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a sticker ghost on the upper left of the front cover and a flat uncreased spine. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Chapters are: 1930 - The One That Got Away; 1931 - The Climb to Number One; 1932 - Hat Pins, Hortons and a Hidden Ball; 1933 - Reign, Reign, Go Away; 1934 - The Year the Braves Came to Town; 1935 - The Break; 1936 - Baldy and the Babe; 1937 - Sweat Pea's Sweetest Swing; 1938 - Lefty Levels Liverpool; and 1939 - The End of the Line; followed by an index.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$14.95

JACKIE ROBINSON - A Biography
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JACKIE ROBINSON - A Biography

By Rampersad, Arnold (re: Jackie Robinson)

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. 512 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Prologue 1962; In Pharaoh's Land: Cairo, Georgia 1919 - 1920; A Pasadena Boyhood 1920 - 1937; Pasadena Junior College 1937 - 1939; Blue and Gold at UCLA 1939 - 1941; Jack in the World at War 1941 - 1944; A Monarch in the Negro Leagues 1944 - 1946; A Royal Entrance 1946; A Brooklyn Dodger 1946 - 1947; A Most Valuable Player 1947 - 1950; Free at Last 1950 - 1952; Dodging Blows Fighting Back 1952 - 1955; The Bottom of the Ninth 1955 - 1957; Like Starting Over 1957 - 1960; A New Frontier 1960 - 1964; On the Killing Ground 1964 - 1968; Rounding Third 1968 - 1971; Heading Home 1971 - 1972; and Epilogue 1997; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

THE GAME IS EASY - LIFE IS HARD:  The Story of Ferguson Jenkins Jr.
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THE GAME IS EASY - LIFE IS HARD: The Story of Ferguson Jenkins Jr.

By Turcotte, Dorothy (re: Fergie Jenkins)

Grimsby, Ontario: The Fergie Jenkins Foundation, 2002. 201 pp. followed by a series of black and white and colour plates. Signed by Ferguson Jenkins on a pasted-in book plate on the half-title page. Black cloth decorated in gilt on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the subject's signature, no interior markings. This includes a dropped-in copy of the O-Pee-Chee 1972 Fergie Jenkins baseball card. The Chapters are: The First Dream; The Adelaide Street Gang; Turning Point; Off to the Minor Leagues; Southern Nights; Latin American Here I Come; Chattanooga Choo Choo; The Big Leagues at Last; Wrigley Field; Chew Chew Chew that Chewing Gum; Leo the Lip; A Change of Scene; The Buffalo Head Gang; The Cy Young Award; The Accolades Continue; The Harlem Globetrotters; National Baseball Hall of Fame; More Honours to Come; Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; Walk of Fame; The Second Dream; Some Dreams Don't Last; The Worm in the Apple; The Third Dream; The Game Is Easy Life Is Hard; What Makes a Winner; What Does a HOF Pitcher do in Retirement; and What the Future Holds; followed by: A Lifetime of Achievement; Fergie's Diamond Memories; and an index.. Signed by Subject. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

MICKEY MANTLE COMICS - Volume 1, number 1 - December 1991 - Baseball's Greatest Heroes
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MICKEY MANTLE COMICS - Volume 1, number 1 - December 1991 - Baseball's Greatest Heroes

By Peyer, Tom

Buffalo, New York: Magnum Comics, 1991. Unpaginated. Very lightly rubbed on the corners. Illustrated in full colour by Joe Sinnott and John Tartaglione.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Joe Sinnott; John Tartaglione;. 8vo. Comics.

$9.95

THE BASEBALL READER - Favorites from The Fireside Books of Baseball
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THE BASEBALL READER - Favorites from The Fireside Books of Baseball

By Einstein, Charles (editor) (Franklin P. Adams; Samuel Hopkins Adams; Sherwood Anderson; Roger Angell; Jimmy Breslin; Heywood Broun; Richard Donovan; John Drebinger; James T. Farrell; Don Hoak; Carl Hubbell; Shirley Jackson; John Lardner; Ring W. Lardner)

New York: Bonanza Books, 1986. (xiii) 361 pp. Burgundy boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper. There are far too many articles to list them all but some of the highlights are: Tinker to Evers to Chance by Franklin P. Adams; Baseball in Mumford's Pasture Lot by Samuel Hopkins Adams; from Hello Towns - Perhaps Someone Like Babe Ruth Was at Bat by Sherwood Anderson; 1975: Boston Red Sox 7, Cincinnati Reds 6: The Spectacular Sixth Game of the World Series by Roger Angell; They're Afraid to Come Out - The Mets by Jimmy Breslin; 1923: New York Yankees 4, New York Giants 2: The Ruth Is Mighty and Shall Prevail by Heywood Broun; The Fabulous Satchel Paige by Richard Donovan; 1941: New York Yankees 4, Cleveland Indians 3: The End of Dimaggio's Hitting Streak by John Drebinger; from Father and Son: A Letter to Connie Mack by James T. Farrell; The Day I Batted Against Castro by Don Hoak with Myron Cope; The 1934 All STar Game: Fanning Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Simmons, Cronin by Carl Hubbell as told to John P. Carmichael; braves 10, giants 9: Small Type Used on Purpose by Shirley Jackson; The Unbelievable Babe Herman: He Didn't Triple into a Triple Play, Not Quite by John Lardner; Alibi Ike by Ring W. Lardner; Game Called - Babe Ruth is Dead - poetry by Grantland Rice; from Baseball Has Done It: I Have Grievances, Sir by Jackie Robinson; 1965: Los Angeles Dodgers 1, Chicago Cubs 0: The Radio Account of the Ninth Inning of Sandy Koufax's Perfect Game by Vin Scully; 1951: New York Giants 5, Brooklyn Dodgers 4: Bobby Thomson and the Miracle by Red Smith; The Pitcher and the Plutocrat by P. G. Wodehouse; and many, many more.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THEY CALL ME SPARKY
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THEY CALL ME SPARKY

By Anderson, Sparky (with Dan Ewald)

Chelsea, Michigan: Sleeping Bear Press, 1998. (vi) 256 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; gray endpapers; headband; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Sparky started his playing career in the California League for the Santa Barbara Dodgers in 1954, then moved up to Double-A Ball in 1955 with the Forth Worth Cats of the Texas League, then in 1956, he moved up to Triple-A with the Montreal Royals, Jackie Robinson's first team. He spent five seasons in the minor leagues without ever wearing a major league univform, then got traded to the Phillies where he spent one full season in the major leagues, 1959. But he was sent back down and played his next four seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League, which was owned by Jack Kent Cooke. Cooke appreciated Anderson's leadership qualities and convinced him to try coaching. In 1964, Anderson started to manage the Leafs, his first managing job, when the Leafs were affiliated with the Milwaukee Braves and the Washington Senators. From the Leafs, he went on to manage an assortment of minor league teams, getting to the majors as a third-base coach for the San Diego Padres in 1969. In 1970, the California Angels hired him for their coaching staff, but almost immediately after that, the Cincinnati Reds hired him as manager and the rest is well-known history. Said Johnny Bench, "There's a difference between a good manager and a great one. The good one will tell you there's more than one way to skin a cat. The great manager will convince the cat it's necessary. Sparky had the cats carrying the knives to him." The Contents are: Introduction; Statistical Legacy; Putting It on the Line; The Right Thing - The Only Thing; Sparky; What Are You Doing Here?; Makers of Men; Take the Time; Little Georgie Is Still the Same; And It Don't Cost a Dime; It's All About People; About the Real People; If at First You Don't Succeed; Learning from the Bottom Up; The Big Red Machine; About Discipline; Just Keep Going; Refusing to Quit; The Reds' Pink Slip; Turning Defeat into Victory; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chicago; A Lesson in Loyalty; Opportunity and Youth; A Character Check; The Perfect Summer; A Very Painful Wake-up; And When I'm Bad; From the High Side and Low; From the Kids; Better Late Than Never; Sparky's Greatest Gift; For the Children; The Universal Manager; It's People First; Did He Say That?; Honesty and Humor; A Bogey and a Smile; And Still Not a Dime; And in Closing.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

BANANA BATS AND DING-DONG BALLS - A Century of Unique Baseball Inventions
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BANANA BATS AND DING-DONG BALLS - A Century of Unique Baseball Inventions

By Gutman, Dan

New York: Macmillan and Co., 1995. (xvii) 251 pp. Light rubbing at the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and line drawings. If you have ever wondered about the first game on the radio, the catcher's mitt, the catcher's mask, the ding-dong ball, Cracker Jack, hot dogs at the ballpark, batting helmets, in fact, anything about things invented for baseball, you can likely find it right here in Gutman's fascinating book. The Contents are: Introduction; Bats; Practice; Around the Ballpark; Baseballs; and Protective Gear; followed by a bibliography and an index.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

PETE ROSE:  MY STORY
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PETE ROSE: MY STORY

By Rose, Pete (with Roger Kahn)

New York: Macmillan and Co., 1989. (xviii) 300 pp. Quarter-bound in red cloth on black boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. The Chapters are: A Hall-of-Fame Promise; To Reach the Unreachable Star; Beginnings; Boyhoods; Up from the Minors; A Rose Grows in Cincinnati; The Thrill of the (Plastic) Grass; No Longer a Red; Almost a Centerfold; The Gambler; and Fathers and Sons; followed by an index. Includes a dropped-in O-Pee-Chee Baseball Card from 1985 featuring Pete Rose as the manager of Reds. It was obvious right from the start that Pete Rose was a remarkable athlete. His nickname, Charlie Hustle, was well deserved. And that's what he did for the Cincinnati Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies, and briefly, for the Montreal Expos - he hustled. Three World Series rings, two Gold Gloves, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, Rookie of the Year and 17 All-Star games - incredible highlights in an incredible career. Most addictions in this world are forgiven after the apologies and the confessions are given - a little public humiliation and it is back to business as normal. It's curious that Pete Rose has never been forgiven for gambling. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE PETE ROSE STORY - An Autobiography
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THE PETE ROSE STORY - An Autobiography

By Rose, Pete (introduction by Joe Garagiola)

New York and Cleveland: World Publishing - Tower Books, 1970. 202 pp. Quarter-bound win red cloth on white boards; lettered in white on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with some rubbing on the front panel and a crease on the back panel; price clipped; faint pencil mark on the front free endpaper; no other interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. This includes a dropped-in copy of Rose's 1982 Fleer Baseball Card, when he was playing first base for the Phillies; and another dropped in card from 1986 Topps, celebrating the Pete Rose years with the Phillies - 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982. It was obvious right from the start that Pete Rose was a remarkable athlete. His nickname, Charlie Hustle, was well deserved. And that's what he did for the Cincinnati Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies, and briefly, for the Montreal Expos - he hustled. Three World Series rings, two Gold Gloves, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, Rookie of the Year and 17 All-Star games - incredible highlights in an incredible career. Most addictions in this world are forgiven after the apologies and the confessions are given - a little public humiliation and it is back to business as normal. It's curious that Pete Rose has never been forgiven for gambling. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

EXTRA INNINGS
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EXTRA INNINGS

By Robinson, Frank (with Berry Stainback)

New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1988. (ix) 270 pp. Blue boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. This includes a dropped-in baseball card from 1990 Topps, showing Frank Robinson as the manager of the Orioles. Subtitled The Grand Slam Response to Al Campanis's Controversial Remarks About Blacks in Baseball, the Contents are: The Truth Is Out; Have and Good Year and Get Out of Here; Some Called Me Vicious; Brushbacks and Beanballs; That Guy's Got a Gun; Camaraderie in Baltimore; Managing in Puerto Rico; Playing for Earl Weaver; The Alston Myth the Angels' Grind; The First Black Manager; The Scouting Reports List Race; Learning the Hard Way; The Worst Period of My Life; The NL's First Black Manager; A GM for No Season; Manager of the Year; Drug Problems; It's Time to Make a Change Frank; Pitchers Are Just Different; Back to Baltimore; Corked Bats and Scuffed Balls; and Joining the Front Office.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

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