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The Detroit Tigers Reader
The Detroit Tigers Reader celebrates the great moments and personalities of the city's rich baseball history.The story of the Tigers---like the story of Detroit itself---is one of resilience and endurance. For baseball fans it's...

03.07.2018

The Psychology Behind Fitness Motivation
This is a book for the unmotivated, for those who have been fit and long to be fit again, and for those of you who have never been fit with the desire to attain the body and health of your dreams. This book is also for those of you who need...

25.10.2017

Save by Roy
In 2013, the Colorado Avalanche announced that Joe Sakic, a franchise legend and Hall of Fame center, would be promoted to become the new executive VP of hockey operations. Soon, Sakic was instrumental in the hiring of Patrick Roy, the greatest...

31.10.2017

The Conquest of Everest
29 May 2013 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. The allure of Everest remains undimmed, and the publication of this unique book celebrates this most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the photographic...

10.08.2015

Red Sox vs. Yankees
Red Sox vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry covers nearly a century's worth of epic battles on and off the baseball field between these age-old rivals. Featuring exclusive interviews with former governors Mario Cuomo of New York and Michael Dukakis of...

09.08.2017

Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups
You love to argue about the game and its players, delving into baseball history and lore in search of support for your points of view. You'll find plenty of food for thought -- and argument! -- in Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups....

19.03.2018

Baseball Prospectus 2013
The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the businessThe essential guide to the 2013 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player—or both—you won't be properly informed...

02.03.2016

Muscles
Now you can learn muscle testing from the original pioneers who developed the techniques. This renowned classic provides unparalleled coverage of manual muscle testing, plus evaluation and treatment of faulty and painful postural conditions. This...

22.03.2015

Magic Summer
In 1969, ending seven years of lovable futility, the New York Mets won the World Series. How they did it became the stuff of legend. Photographs.

29.03.2016

3,000-Hit Club
It is an exclusive club. So exclusive that it has only 23 members. Not everyone can join. Membership is reserved for only those select few who were able to collect 3,000 hits during their Major League Baseball careers. Babe Ruth did not make it....

17.07.2013

Viva La Vuelta!
A history of the Vuelta a Espana that recounts the story of the Spanish cyclists, whose lives reflect the changes their country has undergone. The story of the Vuelta is also an account of a race trying to establish itself in an international...

01.09.2017

Ted Williams' Hit List
Ted's take on the top 25 sluggers of all timeTed Williams, arguably the greatest pure hitter in baseball history, ranks his favorites for the top 25 sluggers of all time, from Babe Ruth to Josh Gibson. Originally published in 1996, "Ted Williams'...

28.11.2013

On the Road Bike
Ned Boulting has noticed something. It's to do with bikes. They're everywhere. And so are their riders. Some of these riders seem to be sporting sideburns and a few of them are winning things. Big things. Now Ned wants to know how on earth it came...

31.03.2014

Baseball Americana
A lavishly illustrated history of America's game, from the unparalleled collections of the Library of CongressBaseball, the sport that helped reunify the country in the years after the Civil War, remains the...

05.09.2013

Bill James Presents...Stats Major League Handbook 2001 (Stats Major League Handbook)
Bill James and STATS present the most popular and complete baseball annual in print. Now in its 12th edition, the Major League Handbook continues to act as an almanac for all the action that happened on the playing field the previous season....

12.11.2014

Skating for the Gold
As a general overview of the setup for the 1998 women's Olympic competition, I suppose this isn't bad, but the devil's in the details, and boy are there some howlers in this one. Jumps are misidentified madly, in such a manner that one gathers the...

03.02.2015

Kettlebell - Simple & Sinister
Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the source - the man who started the kettlebell revolution. - Simple & Sinister will prepare you for almost anything life could throw at you, from carrying a piano upstairs to holding your...

04.12.2016

Wayne Gretzky's Ghost
The gift book of the year for hockey fans: Roy MacGregor has been called "the best hockey writer in the country," and we finally have a collection of his very best hockey writing, revised and updated.For nearly 40 years Roy MacGregor has...

21.07.2017

The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America
Of all the teams in the annals of baseball, only a select few can lay claim to historic significance. One of those teams is the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers, the first racially integrated Major League team of the twentieth century. The addition of Jackie...

08.01.2018

Changing the Game
Changing the Game: A History of NHL Expansion celebrates an often-overlooked aspect of hockey history. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the NHL’s move into the American market in the 1920s along with the memorable expansions that...

21.03.2014

Runner's World The Runner's Body
Every day scientists learn more about how the body adapts to the stress of running—and how various body systems contribute to running performance. Leading the charge is a fresh generation of brilliant young exercise physiologists including Ross...

06.09.2015

The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn
This is one of my three favorite novels. Whether it's a "great" book or not is completely beside the point. David Ritz has an amazing gift for capturing the voice of any subject he chooses and, in the case of "The Man Who Brought The Dodgers Back...

05.10.2015

Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Cincinnati Reds
Fred Hutchinson, the popular manager of the Cincinnati Reds, was at the top of his profession when he was suddenly diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in December 1963. This is the story of Fred Hutchinson and his players as they completed his...

19.11.2017

Big Red
I enjoyed this book since it dug deeper into the life of a baseball player than in some other books, and I enjoyed Griffey's unique viewpoints. I read a proof of the book, so this may have changed, but the organization of a few of the chapters...

23.06.2015

Beyond Brawn
An encyclopaedia on how to build a terrific physique. By acknowledging your individuality, this book teaches you how to train yourself. The 'how-to' guidance includes: why conventional training is fundamentally wrong and must be bypassed; how to...

02.01.2014

Come and Gone
After five years of blue-collar cycling in Belgium (A Dog in a Hat), Joe Parkin returns to the United States looking for a ride. He joins the elite Coors Lite road team as a key member, but the adjustment to domestic racing, with small...

03.02.2018

Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball
Connie Mack (1862–1956) was the Grand Old Man of baseball and one of the game’s first true celebrities. This book, spanning the first fifty-two years of Mack’s life, through 1914, covers his experiences as player, manager, and club owner and will...

13.01.2018

The Northern Game
Opening at the 2004 Olympic baseball tournament, where the unheralded Canadian team came within an errant throw of the gold medal game, the author recounts Canada's rich baseball history, from 1838 to 2004, when the top rookie in both major leagues...

18.11.2015

Armchair Reader Grand Slam Baseball
The Armchair Reader series will entertain and enlighten with little-known anecdotes, untold stories, fascinating facts, lists, and behind-the-scenes information. The Readers innovative approach and unique style will capture the baseball fans...

18.02.2015

Sixty Feet, Six Inches
Reggie Jackson and Bob Gibson offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand America's pastime from their unique insider perspective.Legendary. Insightful. Uncompromising. Candid. Uncensored. Mr. October and...

10.02.2018

Thinner Leaner Stronger
If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics," or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...regardless of your age... then you want to read this book....

05.07.2018

Sayonara Home Run!
With talented young Japanese players signing to the American Majors, interest in Japanese baseball is at an all-time high. Sayonara Home Run! introduces curious fans to Japan's national pastime through the lens of the country's playfully...

27.01.2014

Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?
Advance Praise for Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?"Aron has found the Rosetta stone to all of baseball's enduring mysteries, and he skips it along the pond with utter disregard for the ducks. His fortunate readers will have so much fun they may not...

31.03.2017

They Call Me Killer
An intimate, humorous look at Brian Kilrea's 60-year career in junior hockeyWith more wins than any coach in junior hockey history, and a personality as large as his winning record, Brian Kilrea is more than a hockey legend, he's one of the most...

03.12.2016

100 Years Of Baseball
The story of America’s pastime is rooted in our history. The most commonly told stories of baseball are no mystery. They can easily be found in any of the thousands of books on this team or that player. In 100 Years of Baseball, we get to...

28.01.2018

Rickey & Robinson
In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate, second-hand reports. This story contains exclusive...

19.03.2013

Still Pitching
He pitched to Ted Williams and Darryl Strawberry, Yogi Berra and his son, Dale, Maury Wills and his son, Bump. He gave up home runs to Aaron and Zisk. His playing career spanned three commissioners, four decades, and five teams in six cities. He...

03.03.2013

10 Pounds in 10 Days
As America's favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer, Jackie Warner has years of experience showing her clients how to get red-carpet ready in no time. Now she's sharing the secret formula! She'll show you how to lose 10 pounds fast and then...

10.01.2018

Full-Court Quest
Most fans of women’s basketball would be startled to learn that girls’ teams were making their mark more than a century ago—and that none was more prominent than a team from an isolated Indian boarding school in Montana. Playing like “lambent...

21.08.2017

Black and Blue
An unforgettable account of the epic Baseball World Series between the celebrated Los Angeles Dodgers and the perennial underdog Baltimore Orioles. Nobody expected the Orioles to have a chance; after all by 1966, the Dodgers had replaced the Yankees...

06.03.2015

Two Wheels on my Wagon
As bicycle races go, the attractions of the Tour Divide are not immediately apparent. For a start, it is the longest mountain-bike race in the world, running nearly 3,000 miles down the Rockies from Canada to Mexico. But the distance is not the only...

05.01.2016

Shots on Net
Shannon Klein is a small town girl with big city dreams. She wants nothing more than to leave her hometown of Whitefield, Connecticut, and move back to Boston, Massachusetts—where there seem to be endless possibilities for her career, social life,...

30.07.2014

Oh Baby, I Love It
Baseball Summers, Hot Pennant Races, Grand Salamis, Jellylegs, El Swervos, Dingers and Dunkers

20.10.2012

Growing Up Hockey
Bobby Hull, Frank Mahovlich, Wayne Grtzky-they're all here. but, equally large are the neighborhood rink bullies, the Pee Wee league superstars and the obsessed NHL aficionados. Together, they create a hockey myth as grand as ever existed and as...

10.10.2017

The New Aerobics
Good exercise program

23.04.2013

The Spring Classics
Cycling’s spring races are always the most anticipated of the year, not only because they herald the start of the season, but also because they are brutally difficult and spectacularly unpredictable. Known as the Spring Classics, these one-day races...

01.06.2018

Serious Strength Training
Maximize your strength and muscle definition by applying the latest breakthroughs in scientific research to your training. The new edition of "Serious Strength Training" presents-scientifically based guidelines for periodization...

06.07.2014

The Russian Kettlebell Challenge
If you are looking for a supreme edge in your chosen sport--seek no more! Both the Soviet Special Forces and numerous world-champion Soviet Olympic athletes used the ancient Russian Kettlebell as their secret weapon for xtreme fitness. Thanks to the...

10.07.2017

Baseball Eccentrics
A round up of the most outrageous group of malcontents, characters, rebels, nut jobs, reprobates, wing-nuts, wackos, space cadets, head cases, goofs, free thinkers, and oddballs who ever livened up the grand old game of baseball, this collection not...

14.06.2017

Baseball without Borders
A televised baseball game from Puerto Rico, Japan, or even Cuba might look a lot like the North American game. Beneath the outward similarities, however—the uniforms and equipment and basic rules—there is usually a very different history and culture...

22.10.2014

Bums
It's been over 50 years since they moved to Los Angeles, but the Brooklyn Dodgers remain ingrained in the fabric of our national pastime. Golenbock's oral history of these "lovable losers" tells the team's tale through the words of Pee Wee Reese,...

14.08.2016

Watching Baseball, updated & revised
The Boston Globe's Number One bestseller is back, revised and updated for the 2005 season. Jerry Remy's name and face are already known to millions of fans. Every night during the baseball season, 400,000 or more households tune in to...

12.03.2016

Roger Maris
The definitive biography of the baseball legend who broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home-run record—the natural way—and withstood a firestorm of media criticism to become one of his era’s preeminent players. ROGER MARIS...

06.03.2016

The Cycling Anthology Volume 3
The Cycling Anthology volume three is the third in the series of original writing by some of the world's best cycling journalists. Volume three features Owen Slot, Jeremy Whittle (both The Times), Richard Moore (Slaying the Badger) and more.

12.03.2017

The Naked Warrior
This book filled in the gaps of progression of convict conditioning. This book does have a lot of fluff to it but aside from that and repetitive bold "quotes" from that very page the book is pretty golden. The book sets its goal straight off the bat...

03.05.2015

Before the Curse
In this revised and updated version of his highly regarded book, author Troy Soos covers the history of baseball in New England from 1791 through 1918, the year in which the Red Sox won their final World Series of the 20th century. Beginning with...

18.07.2018

The Tigers of '68
The year was 1968 and it had been 23 seasons since the Detroit Tigers had won a World Series championship. Just the year before, with their city permenantly scarred by riots and racial unrest, the team crumbled in the final days of the pennant race....

01.02.2017

Chaparral Can-Am and Prototype Race Cars
Chaparral: Can-Am & Prototype Race Cars Dave Friedman This outstanding photohistory chronicles the exploits of Chaparral sports racers, from Jim Halls entry as a driver in the 195s through the ultimate Can-Am monster, the 2J (sucker car"...

02.11.2014

The Ultimate Ride
Chris Carmichael has trained many of the world's best cyclists, and now he offers his invaluable training tips, cutting-edge workout programs, and state-of-the-art exercises to help readers find their ultimate ride. In this book, he gives riders of...

10.07.2014

'75
In 1975, the Red Sox played in the most-watched World Series in history, an epic seven-game battle with Cincinnati's Big Red Machine that captivated the nation's attention and revived baseball's lagging popularity. '75 tells the stories of the lives...

13.04.2016

Distance Cycling
Century, brevet, cross-state, ultradistance--there is only one book that covers them all. "Distance Cycling" is a comprehensive guide for planning, training, and competing in long-distance events.Long-time distance cycling great John Hughes,...

27.02.2018

The First Boys of Summer
Greg Rhodes is the author of a number of books on Cincinnati baseball and served as the first director of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. He is currently the Cincinnati Reds team historian. "

01.12.2013

The Imperfect Diamond
From the introduction of the reserve clause in 1879 to the lockout and new basic agreement of 1990, baseball players have been engaged in one of the longest and most colorful labor struggles in our nation’s history. The Imperfect Diamond...

30.06.2014

The Card
Only a few dozen T206 Wagners are known to still exist, having been released in limited numbers just after the turn of the twentieth century. Most, with their creases and stains, look like they've been around for nearly one hundred years. But...

25.06.2018

Far From Home
From Argentina and Venezuela to the Dominican Republic and the rest of the Caribbean, thousands of boys grow up playing sandlot ball and planning a big-league career. Inspired by Latino greats who paved the way, young men head north in hopes of...

05.12.2012

Scorin' on the Fourth of July
After Mikael signs a free agent contract with the Buffalo Storm professional hockey team, he finds himself agreeing to a part of a charity hockey tournament taking place over the Fourth of July weekend. While there, he meets Terri, the goaltender...

05.09.2015

Five O'Clock Lightning
Advance Praise for Five O'Clock Lightning "Come along with Harvey Frommer on a jaunty stroll through baseball eighty years ago. The 1927 Yankees may or may not have been the best team ever, but surely this is the best book about that wonderful...

13.03.2015

The Bodybuilder's Nutrition Book
The basics of nutrition and the author's story is an interesting read. A note of caution: Some of the recommended vitamin intake numbers seem to be dangerously outdated:Vitamin B6: The author seems to give a lot of importance to B6, but the...

18.05.2017

Heart of the Game
From the author of Pitching Around Fidel and Far Afield comes an account of the accidental death of minor league first base coach Mike Coolbaugh, illustrating the many ways in which baseball still has a hold on...

01.06.2013

Road Rash and Ramen Noodles
Phil Gaimon has no business being a professional cyclist. Inexplicably forsaking his former life as a couch potato and gamer, Gaimon begin riding in 2004 with the grand ambition of shedding a few pounds. By sheer accident, he discovered he...

18.02.2016

Hockey Talk
The hockey has a language unique to the game that has developed over the past hundred years. The patter of play-by-play and colour commentators shapes how the fans understand and relate to the game. Hockey Talk introduces young readers –...

10.08.2015

Rickey and Robinson
Blending exclusive interviews with Rachel Robinson, Mack Robinson (Jackie's brother), Hall of Famers Monte Irvin, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Ralph Kiner, and others, celebrated author Harvey Frommer evokes the lives of Brooklyn...

23.02.2013

The Old Ball Game
In The Old Ball Game, Frank Deford, NPR sports commentator and Sports Illustrated journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history.At the turn of the twentieth century,...

28.04.2016

The Unwritten Rules of Baseball
From beanballs to basebrawls, the most important rules governing the game of baseball have never been officially written down—until now.They have no sanction from the Commissioner, appear nowhere in any official...

19.07.2013

Convict Conditioning 2
In his sequel, Convict Conditioning 2, Coach Wade takes us even deeper into the subtle nuances of training with the ultimate resistance tool: our bodies. With an amazing understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, Coach Wade explains very...

17.08.2015

Baseball's Golden Age
Selected and newly printed from the 8000 original Conlon negatives in the archives of The Sporting News, 205 images fill the pages of Baseball's Golden Age. The glory of that time is conveyed too in the text. The authors have assembled evocative...

05.02.2016

We Played the Game
Here is a thrilling, nostalgia-filled and candid look inside the game of baseball-from the dugout to the field manager's office-by the men who made it all happen.Covering the years from 1947 to 1964, more than sixty players—from Hall of...

31.03.2015

The Quotable Baseball Fanatic
Players, writers, and fans share their wisdom in this rich compilation of insights, witticisms, and anecdotes about America’s national sport. The contributors include such greats as Henry Aaron (“The pitcher only had a ball, I had a bat”), Casey...

16.09.2016

Bob Chandler's Tales from the San Diego Padres
Longtime Padres announcer Bob Chandler shares his memories of the team with San Diego baseball historian Bill Swank in an easy-to-read recap of the team's colorful past. Chandler and Swank utilize their numerous contacts to bring readers many inside...

08.10.2012

We Played the Game
Here is a thrilling, nostalgia-filled and candid look inside the game of baseball-from the dugout to the field manager's office-by the men who made it all happen. Covering the years from 1947 to 1964, more than sixty players-from Hall of Famers to...

11.08.2014

Death At The Ballpark
Despite its whizzing fastballs and screaming line drives, baseball today is not an especially dangerous sport. But for many years the national pastime was believed to lead all sports in injuries and fatalities, and by a large margin. Over the game's...

12.01.2015

The Rivals
A Struggle for the Ages. . . BOSTON GLOBE JANUARY 6, 1920RED SOX SELL RUTH FOR $100,000 CASH--------Demon Slugger of American League, Who Made 29 Home Runs Last Season, Goes to New York Yankees--------FRAZEE TO BUY NEW...

05.01.2014

Praying for Gil Hodges
“Tom Oliphant has created a small masterpiece.”--Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the bestselling Wait Till Next YearPraying for Gil Hodges is built around a detailed reconstruction of the seventh game of the 1955 World Series, when the...

12.06.2015

The Greatest Game Ever Played
Nothing could really top the game itself...but it was great to relive it here.

17.12.2016

October Twelve
Although the New York Yankees have won 22 World Championships--far more than any other team--only 12 men have earned the Gold World Series Ring. Recounting their unforgettable story, the author tells of his five most exciting seasons and how he and...

25.09.2014

Few and Chosen Cubs
Famed former Cubs player Ron Santo lists the top five players at every position in the history of the franchise with explanation for each decision, along with statistics for every player and dozens of photos throughout.

25.01.2014

CARDIO SUCKS! 15 Excellent Ways to Burn Fat Fast and Get in Shape
If you're short on time and sick of the same old boring cardio routine and want to kick your fat loss into high gear by working out less and...heaven forbid...actually have some fun...then you want to read this new book.Here's the...

08.06.2016

Winning!
holy crap i got this autographed copy for $.50 at a garage sale.

13.06.2014

True Blue
In 1957 the Dodgers broke the hearts of blue-collar Brooklyn for the embrace of booming Los Angeles. Thus began a new era for the fabled Bums, whose exploits inside -- and outside -- the white lines have intrigued generations of baseball...

09.12.2015

Mookie
They said it was the “Curse of the Bambino.” They said “the bad guys won.” Now one of baseball’s all-time good guys, New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson, tells his side of the story—from the ground ball through Bill Buckner’s legs that capped the...

03.11.2017

The Last Best League
Every summer, in ten small towns across Cape Cod, the finest college baseball players in the country gather in hopes of making it to “The Show.” The hopes are justifiably high: The Cape Cod Baseball League is the best amateur league in the world,...

05.04.2016

My Turn at Bat
Now available for the first time in years, My Turn at Bat is Ted Williams' own story of his spectacular life and baseball career. An acclaimed best-seller, My Turn at Bat now features new photographs and, for the first time,...

21.11.2014

The Babe
In a remarkable wedding of words and pictures, here is the larger-than-life George Herman "Babe" Ruth, "the greatest player of all time".

26.09.2014

A Season on the Reservation
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has always been fascinated by history -- nineteenth-century American history in particular. Tired of L.A., restless and looking for new adventure, challenge, and discovery, he decides to go live among the Apaches he's read...

28.03.2016

Glory in the Fall
Baseball has a rich history-and a treasure trove of books, magazines, and newspaper accounts celebrating (or lamenting) what went down on the diamond. And some of the most amazing games happened when fall arrived and the boys of summer played for...

25.09.2015

Pull Up a Chair
In 1950, Vin Scully broadcast his first major league baseball game for the then–Brooklyn Dodgers. Nearly sixty years later he still invites a listener to “pull up a chair,” completing a record fifty-ninth consecutive year of play-by-play. Recruited...

19.01.2013

The Workout
In this groundbreaking book, Gunnar Peterson -- fitness guru behind Hollywood A-listers and professional athletes -- maps out the optimal get-in-shape program, complete with surefire techniques to help you achieve your best body ever. After more...

24.03.2014

Kobe Bryant
What more can I say? Amazing. This biography describes his achievements as well as his life growing up in Italy. As he moved to America in Philadelphia and attended Lower Merion High school, no one would have thought of his major accomplishments as...

20.01.2016

He Shoots, He Saves
Explore hockey’s history through its unique and most desirable memorabiliaWhether it’s a ticket stub from a game that father and son saw together, an autographed photograph from a hero, or a puck that went up...

23.09.2017