Gene A. Budig, former head of three major universities, author of numerous books, and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday at the age of 81. He was president of Major League Baseball’s American League from 1994 to … Continue reading Remembering Gene A. Budig
The following books are now available in paperback! And our Baseball Sale is heading into extra innings (now expires April 21) so shop now and steal some savings while the MLB season is postponed. ALOU: “A worthwhile journey into baseball’s … Continue reading New in Paperback: Baseball Edition
Baseball season may be coming to close soon—but with these great fall books—the games continue in full swing! Baseball is set apart from other sports by many things, but few are more distinctive than the intricate systems of coded language … Continue reading Baseball in the Fall
The following is an excerpt from When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope (April 2019) by Kevin Cowherd. From the Prologue Adam Jones awakens from a fitful sleep and gazes at the … Continue reading Excerpt: When the Crowd Didn’t Roar
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Alou: My Baseball Journey by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis. About the Book: Growing up in a tiny shack … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Alou!
Twenty-five years ago, the rough and rowdy Philadelphia Phillies faced the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. William Kashatus recounts the match—and the precluding season—in Macho Row: The 1993 Phillies and Baseball’s Unwritten Code (Nebraska, 2017). The following is an excerpt … Continue reading The 1993 World Series
Much of the world came to a halt during the Great War, but baseball marched on. On July 4, 1918, the US Army and US Navy paused their fighting to celebrate Independence Day and play nine innings of America’s much-beloved … Continue reading A Great Game during the Great War
The following books are now available in paperback. A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball By Jennifer Ring “This revealing book, which makes an important contribution to sports and women’s history, will interest anyone curious about … Continue reading Now in Paperback: Baseball Edition
The following is an excerpt from Alou: My Baseball Journey (April 2018) by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis. This foreword was written by Pedro Martínez, Hall of Fame pitcher … Continue reading Excerpt: Alou
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Making My Pitch: A … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Making My Pitch!