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John J & Hugh S Evers And Fullerton Touching Second : The Science Of Baseball
Reilly & Britton Company, Chicago, 1910 Second Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. The History of the National Game; Its Development Into an Exact Mathematical Sport; Records of Great Plays and Players; Anecdotes and Incidents of Decisive Struggles on the Diamond; Signs and Systems Used by Championship Teams. LIST OF CHAPTERS : Chapter I The Game II The Players III Baseball Law IV Creating A Winning Team V Managers And Their Duties VI Catching VII Pitching VIII The Inside Game IX Outfielding X Batting XI Base Running XII Umpiring XIII Developing New Plays XIV Combination Plays XV The Spring Training XVI Fine. Points Of The Game XVII On The Bench XVIII Deciding Moments Of Great Games XIX Scoring. ILLUSTRATIONS: Frontispiece John J. Evers; Tyrus Cobb, an "all-round" player; Roger Bresnahan, catcher and manager; "Red" Dooin, catcher; Vic Willis, pitcher; Ed Walsh, of the White Sox; Harry Krause, pitcher; Napoleon La Joie, star infielder; Harry Lumley, outfielder; Hans Wagner, heavy hitter; "The Chicago Slide" (Lobert and Kling); Tris Speaker, a "find" of 1909; Christy Mathewson; Mordecai Brown; Eddie Collins, of the Athletics; Photograph of a "Fullerton Score". Book - in Good beige boards with red lettering and illustration laid onto the front board - [SEE SCANS] - some marking and light surface rubbing to the illustration to the front board illustration, some marking to the back board, light bumping to the extreme ends of the spine and a bump to the extreme long edge of the back board, some sunning to the red lettering to the lettering on the spine. Contents, some browning/grubbiness to the paste downs and free front end paper, the plate opposite page 78 has some light marking/browning to the border and also has some light wear to the extreme long edge but not affecting the the photograph detail [SEE SCAN], previous owner's name to the half title page otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 7.75 inches tall by 5.25 inches. 308 pages & 2 pages of advertisements to rear. Illustrated portrait frontispiece, 14 other full page black and white plates and a double page of a "Fullerton Score". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Inventory No: 6875. (Book ref. 6875) £195.00
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Howlett-West, Stephanie The Thrill of Victory: A Price Guide to Books on Sports
Modesto, California: Stephanie Howlett-West, 1998. Spiral Bound. Fine. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Spiral-bound blue card, clear laminated covers, black lettering & design, 206 pages. Large section on baseball books, plus sections on golf, tennis and American football. Prices in US dollars. (Book ref. 4630) £8.00
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Jackson, Phil: Liverpool's Sporting Pages
Bromborough: Lechlade Press, 1991 Presumed FIRST EDITION. Pb. . 8.5" x 5.25". Soft laminated card cover, crease at foot of front cover.88pgs. v tight leaves. Neat inscription on title page (dated 1993). With b/w illustrations. 'Mainly a biography of Louis A Page, England international footballer and baseballer in the 1920s, but also that of his three brothers, Jack, Tom and Willie, all professional footballers and international baseballers in their own right.' (Book ref. 43111) £8.00
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Skirboll, Aaron The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven : How a Ragtag Group of Fans Took the Fall for Major League Baseball
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2010. First Edition. Cloth. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9781569762882 Examines drug use in Major League Baseball (MLB) during the mid-1980s and one of the biggest drug trials in baseball history. 277pp. N.B. Slight marks to top edge of rear insdie D/J. (Book ref. 028212) £7.50
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Chadwick, Lester Baseball Joe in the Central League or Making Good as a Professional Pitcher
New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1914. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo Spine sunned with chips and small tears and a small sticker. Slightly cocked, light dampspotting to top edge, boards a little rubbed, college stamps and inscriptions to ffep, the odd cracked gutter, pp generally clean and bright. (Book ref. 47939) £25.00
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Al Stump Cobb. A Biography
Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo The life and times of the meanest man who ever played baseball. Dustjacket not price clipped. 436pp. A nice copy. (Book ref. 066759) £10.00
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Bernard Malamud The Natural
London: Chatto & Windus, 1980. Uniform Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 5" x 8" 070112458X hardback Covers and contents clean with no inscriptions. Dustjacket is price-clipped. (Book ref. 040795) £20.00
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Graham, Frank The Brooklyn Dodgers: an informal history
U.S.A: Armed Services, Inc., 1945. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Fair. Clean, tightly bound landscape format paperback, spine creased, card covers rubbed at edges, pages age-toned but generally appears little used, no inscriptions. 320 pages, not illustrated. Number 963 in the 'armed forces edition' series (Book ref. 35832) £15.00
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McCARTHY, Tony: War games. The story of sport in World War Two.
London: Queen Anne Press, 1989. 1st. Nr fine brown cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG+ brown marbled d/w with sepia illus & brown lettering, not pc or chipped. 19.5cms x 22.25cms, 192pp. B/w illus & photos throughout. Intro, 11 chaps, index. "Sport remained crucial to the war effort in terms of social structure & leisure time." Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 738g. 0356175642. (Book ref. 2581) £5.00
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DeLILLO, Don: Underworld.
New York: Scribner, 1997. Fine pale turquoise boards with gilt lettering to black strip spine; Fine grey illus d/w with gilt/white lettering, not pc or chipped. 16cms x 24cms, 827pp. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 1194g. 0684842696, (Book ref. 2699) £8.50
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Craft, Jerry with Sullivan, Kathleen Our White Boy
Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2010. First Edition. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9780896726741 241pp. (Book ref. 027699) £9.50
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Allen, Maury with Walker, Susan Dixie Walker of the Dodgers: The People's Choice
Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2010. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9780817355999 275pp. (Book ref. 027684) £7.50
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Edited By Briley, Ron The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad
Jefferson: Mcfarland & Company Inc., 2010. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9780786441297 250pp. (Book ref. 027681) £25.00
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Povletich, William Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak
Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2009. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9780870204234 (Book ref. 027671) £10.00
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Fink, Rob Playing in Shadows: Texas and Negro League Baseball
Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2010. First Edition. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9780896727014 (Book ref. 027660) £12.50
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Morris, Andrew D. Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in Taiwan
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. First Edition. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9780520262799 In this engrossing cultural history of baseball in Taiwan, Andrew D. Morris traces the game's social, ethnic, political, and cultural significance since its introduction on the island more than one hundred years ago. Introduced by the Japanese colonial government at the turn of the century, baseball was expected to 'civilize' and modernize Taiwan's Han Chinese and Austronesian Aborigine populations. After World War II, the game was tolerated as a remnant of Japanese culture and then strategically employed by the ruling Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), even as it was also enthroned by Taiwanese politicians, cultural producers, and citizens as their national game. In considering baseball's cultural and historical implications, Morris deftly addresses a number of societal themes crucial to understanding modern Taiwan, the question of Chinese 'reunification', and East Asia as a whole. (Book ref. 027656) £20.00
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Edited By Manning, Sean Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time
USA: Da Capo Press, 2010. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9780306818554 There have been many anthologies devoted to our national pastimes greatest players, but here, at last, is one dedicated to those, for reasons far more personal than stats-based, we call our favorites. In Top of the Order twenty-five of todays premier sports journalists, cultural critics, novelists, and humorists (as well as a couple of former major leaguers) deliver memorable, never-before-published odes to their favorite players, past or present. By turns uplifting, woeful, and hilarious, these essays define what it means to be beset by that strange, incurable condition known as baseball fandom. Featuring original essays by:Roger Kahn on Jackie Robinson, Buzz Bissinger on Albert Pujols, Jonathan Eig on Lou Gehrig, Neal Pollack on Greg Maddux, Laura Lippman on Brooks Robinson, Jeff Pearlman on Garry Templeton, Jim Bouton on Steve Dembowski, Pat Jordan on Tom Seaver, Michael Ian Black on Mookie Wilson, Matt Taibbi on Jim Rice, Steve Almond on Rickey Henderson, and many more. (Book ref. 027650) £7.50
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Wendel, Tim High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time
USA: Da Capo Press, 2010. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9780306818486 What is it about a quality fastball that brings us to the edge of our seats? How is it humanly possible to throw more than 100 mph? And the big question: Who is the fastest pitcher ever? Drawing on interviews with current and former players, managers, scouts, experts, and historians, Tim Wendel delivers the answers to some of the most intriguing questions about the fastball, providing insight into one of baseballs most exhilarating yet mystifying draws. In High Heat he takes us on a quest to separate verifiable fact from baseball lore, traveling from ballparks across the country to the Baseball Hall of Fame, piecing together the fascinating history of the fastball from its early development to the present form while exploring its remarkable impact on the game and the pitchers who have been blessed (or cursed) with its gift. From legends such as Nolan Ryan, Walter Johnson, Steve Dalkowski, and Satchel Paige to present-day standard bearers like Tim Lincecum, Billy Wagner, and Randy Johnson, Wendel examines the factors that make throwing heat an elusive ability that few have and even fewer can harness. Along the way he investigates the effectiveness of early speed-testing techniques (including Bob Fellers infamous motorcycle test), explains why todays radar gun readings still leave plenty of room for debate, and even visits an aerodynamic testing lab outside of Birmingham, Alabama, in order to understand the mechanics that make throwing heat possible in the first place. At its heart, High Heat is a reflection on our infatuation with the fastball-the expectation it carries, the raw ability it puts on display, and, most of all, the feats and trials of those who have attempted to master it. As Wendel puts it, The tale of high heat can lead in several different directions at once, and the real story has more to do with triumph and tragedy that with the simple act of throwing a baseball. (Book ref. 027647) £7.50
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Jacobs, A. G.; McCrory, J. R. Baseball Rules in Pictures
Perigee Books, 1985. 1st Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 0399511296 1985 Perigree Books large format paperback, first edition; very good condition, appears unread; UK dealer, immediate dispatch (Book ref. 11680) £5.24
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DANIEL, Clifton The Forties as Reported By the New York Times
New York: Arno, 1980. Hard Cover. Very Good. A fine hbk copy in d/w. 4to, 246pp with b/w plates. Arno, 1980. (Book ref. 28113) £6.00
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