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hardbound.  100 YEARS OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.  "American and National Leagues 1901-2000".  David Nemec and Saul Wisnia.  2000 First Edition.  Publications International Ltd.  Large oversized book.  512 pages.  tons of great photos.  Color illustration of Joe DiMaggio on cover.  tight and clean.  near mint to mint.  17.00

hardbound.  THE HOME RUN ENCYCLOPEDIA.  The who; what and where of every home run hit since 1976!  Edited by Bob McConnell and David Vincent.  A SABR presentation.  MacMillan Books.  1996 first printing.  an enormous reference volume that documents every home run back to 1876 - over 175000 of them!  a fantastic and invaluable research book!  1310+ pages.  Dust jacket has photos of many of the home run greats: Babe Ruth; Hank Aaron; Reggie Jackson; Ernie Banks; Willie Mays; Mickey Mantle; Roger Maris; and others!  tight and clean.  near mint to mint.  no flaws.  (issue price was $40).  24.00

hardbound.  THE 1922 ST. LOUIS BROWNS "Best of the American League's Worst" by Roger A. Godin.  1991 First Edition.  McFarland.  231 pages (to the very best of my knowledge this book was NOT issued with a dust jacket).  mint.  50.00

hardbound.  A FLAG FOR SAN FRANCISCO "The Stormy Honeymoon of a Proud City and Divorced Baseball Team" by Charles Einstein.  1962 stated First.  Simon & Schuster.  288 pages with dust jacket.  Ex Libris.  very good plus to excellent.  27.50

hardbound book.  AFTER THE MIRACLE "The Amazin' Mets Twenty Years Later" by Maury Allen.  1989 First Edition.  Franklin Watts.  260 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  30.00

hardbound book.  A.G. SPALDING AND THE RISE OF BASEBALL "The Promise of American Sport" by Peter Levine.  1985 First Edition.  Oxford University Press.  184 pages with dust jacket.   near mint to mint.  38.00

hardbound book.  ALL ROADS LEAD TO OCTOBER "Boss Steinbrenner's 25 Year Reign over the New York Yankees."  by Maury Allen.  2000 stated First Edition.  St. Martin's Press.  298 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  15.00

hardbound book.  THE AMAZING METS by Jerry Mitchell.  illustrations by Willard Mullin.  1965 Revised Edition.  Grossett and Dunlap.  215 pages.  tight and clean.  excellent or nicer.  12.00

hardbound.  THE AMERICAN LEAGUE.  Joel Zoss & John. S. Bowman.  1995 First Edition.  Bison Books.  Large oversized format.  192 pages.   tons of photos.  Color photo of Bret Saberhagen on cover.  tight and clean.  near mint.  no flaws.  17.50

hardbound.  THE ARMCHAIR BOOK OF BASEBALL “A lavish celebration of the national pastime from an all-star lineup of writers; reporters and raconteurs.; edited by John Thorn; Introduction by Peter Ueberroth; 1985; appears to be first edition; 2nd printing; Scribners; hardbound with dust jacket; 288 pages. Inscribed on title page; overall excellent plus to near mint.   12.00

hardbound book.  BACKSTAGE AT THE METS by Lindsey Nelson with Al Hirshberg.  1966 First.  Viking Press.  autographed by author on fronticepage.  180 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  excellent plus.  60.00

hardbound book.  BALL FOUR "My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues" by Jim Bouton.  1970 Seventh Printing.  World Publishing.  407 pages.  tight and clean.  light wear to dust jacket.  excellent.  8.00

hardbound book.  BASEBALL GAMES.  Home Versions of the National Pastime 1860's to 1960's.  by Mark Cooper M.D.  Price Guide.  Schiffer Books.  1995.  158 pages of full color photos of some of the rarest baseball games you can dream of - and also the more common ones that the average collector can still obtain.  and invaluable reference book.  There is a price list with values in the back - although the book is MUCH more important as a reference tome then it is as a price guide.  The values are great to compare rarities.  the photos and detailed information is priceless.  Written by a dedicated collector with a passion.   recommended whole heartedly.  tight and clean.  no flaws.  near mint.  48.50

hardbound.  BASEBALL IN '41 "A Celebration of the Best Baseball Season Ever - in the Year America Went to War" by Robert W. Creamer.  1991 First Edition.  Viking.  330 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket picturing Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio.  mint.  30.00

hardbound book.  BASEBALL IN THE MOVIES "A comprehensive Reference 1915-1991" by Hal Erickson.  1992.  McFarland.  some photos.  402 pages.  was not issued with dust jacket.  mint.  35.00

hardbound book.  BASEBALL'S GREATEST MANAGERS "Twenty of the All-Time Greats past and present."  by Edwin Pope.  1960 Doubleday.  stated First Edition.  285 pages.  photo dust jacket.  tight and clean.  near mint.  18.50

hardbound.  BASEBALL & LESSER SPORTS by Wilfrid Sheed..  Harper Collins.  stated First Edition.  1991.  298 pages; hardbound; with dust jacket.  unread.  near mint plus to mint.  10.00

hardbound book.  BATS by Davey Johnson (Manager of the NY Mets) and Peter Gollenbock.  1986 First Edition.  Putnam.  316 pages plus dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  15.00

hardbound.  THE BEST OF TEAMS - THE WORST OF TEAMS "A Major League Baseball Statistical Reference 1903-1994" by Russell O Wright.  1995 First Edition.  McFarland.  189 pages.  was NOT issued with dust jacket.  mint.  39.50

hardbound book.  The Bill James Guide to BASEBALL MANAGERS from 1870 to Today.  1997 First Edition.  Scribner.  352 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  45.00

hardbound.  BILLY MARTIN "The Story of Baseball's Unpredictable Genius" by Gene Schoor. 1980 Doubleday.  Stated First Edition.  228 pages; many photos.  Photo illustrated dust jacket.  book is tight and clean; near mint or better.  Dust jacket is excellent.  9.50

hardbound.  THE BOSTON BRAVES "An Informal History" by Harold Kaese.  1948 Putnam.  First Edition.  268 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  excellent.  65.00

hardbound.  THE BOSTON RED SOX by Frederick G. Lieb.  1947 Second Impression.  Putnam.  261 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  minimal wear to edges of dust jacket.  excellent to near mint.  79.50

hardbound.  THE BRAVES "The Pick and the Shovel" by Al Hirshberg.  1948 Waverly House.  First Edition.  224 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  book is tight and clean.  dust jacket has chunk out of top of spine.  excellent or nicer overall.  69.50

hardbound book.  THE BRONX ZOO by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock.  1979 Second Printing.  Crown.  "An astonishing inside look at the World Champion New York Yankees and their coast-to-coast rivals."  248 pages with dust jacket.  near mint or nicer.  15.00

hardbound book.  CAN'T ANYBODY HERE PLAY THIS GAME?  by Jimmy Breslin.  1963 First Edition.  Viking Press.  124 pages.  Casey Stengal photo on cover of dust jacket.  interior is near mint to mint.  dust jacket is excellent plus.  45.00

hardbound.  THE CHICAGO CUBS by Warren Brown.  1946 Putnam.  248 pages.  Ex Libris.  photo illustrated dust jacket shows wear.  very good.  24.00

hardbound book.  THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX by Warren Brown.  1952 First.  Putnam.  photo illustrated.  248 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  autographed by author on fronticepage.  tight and clean.  excellent.  125.00

hardbound.  CHRISTY MATHEWSON "A Game-by-Game Profile of a Legendary Pitcher" by Ronald A. Mayer.   1993 First Edition.  McFarland.  367 pages (to the very best of my knowledge this book was NOT issued with a dust jacket).  mint.  50.00

hardbound book.  THE CINCINNATI REDS "An Informal History" by Lee Allen.  1948 First.  Putnam.  302 pages with dust jacket.  autographed on fronticepage by author.  tight and clean.  book is excellent plus.  some edge wear to jacket.  69.50

hardbound book.  THE CLEVELAND INDIANS by Franklin Lewis.  1949.  G.P. Putnam's.  176 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  autographed by the author on the fronticepage.   tight and clean.  minor wear to dust jacket.  50.00

hardbound book.  A CLEVER BASE-BALLIST "The Life and Times of JOHN MONTGOMERY WARD" by Bryan Di Salvatore.  1999 stated First Edition.  Pantheon.  477 pages.  color illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  15.00

hardbound book.  COBB A Biography by Al Stump.  1994 Stated First Edition.  Algonquin Books.  436 pages.  "The life and times of the meanest man who ever played baseball."  biography of Ty Cobb.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  15.00

hardbound book.  CREATING THE NATIONAL PASTIME "Baseball Transforms Itself 1903-1953" by G. Edward White.  1996 First.  Princeton University Press.  368 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  autographed on fronticepage by author.  near mint to mint.  34.00

hardbound book.  THE CUBS OF '69 "Recollections of the Team That Should Have Been" by Rick Talley.  1989.  Contemporary Books.  354 pages with dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  21.50

hardbound book.  THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO by Dan Shaughnessy.  1990 Dutton.  "Seventy years of horror and heartbreak for Red Sox fans which all began when Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees".  210 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  12.00

hardbound book.  CY YOUNG "A Baseball Life" by Reed Browning.  2000 First Edition.  University of Massachusetts Press.  283 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  40.00

hardbound.  DAVE DRAVECKY “COMBACK” with Tim Stafford; 1990; Zondervan Publishing; hardbound with photo illus. dust jacket of him in San Francisco Giants baseball uniform; 252 pages; color photos. Read once and stored away. near mint to mint.  15.00

hardbound book.  DAMNED YANKEES by Bill Madden and Moss Klein.  1990 First Edition.  Warner Books.  "A no-holds-barred account of life with Boss Steinbrenner".  292 pages with illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  12.00

hardbound book.  DAGUERREOTYPES 8th Edition.  "The Complete Major and Minor League Records of Baseball Stars".  1990 First.  The Sporting News.  320 pages with dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  12.50

hardbound book.  DAY WITH THE GIANTS by Laraine Day.  1952 stated First Edition.  Curtis Publishing.  Mrs. Leo Durocher tells about the drama - the humor - and the heartbreak of being a baseball wife.  219 pages.  photo illus. dust jacket.  tight and clean.  dust jacket show light wear.  excellent or nicer.  22.50

hardbound.  THE DETROIT TIGERS by Frederick G. Lieb.  1946.  Putnam.  2nd Impression.  276 pages.  tight and clean.  dust jacket shows wear - 1" piece out of top spine of jacket.  75.00

hardbound book.  DIZ "The story of Dizzy Dean and Baseball During the Great Depression" by Robert Gregory.  1992 First.  Viking.   492 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  25.00

hardbound book.  THE DIZZIEST SEASON "The Gashouse Gang Chases the Pennant" by G.H. Fleming.  1984 Stated First Edition.  William Morrow.  320 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  Near mint plus.  22.50

hardbound book.  EVEN THE BROWNS "The Zany True Story of Baseball in the Early Forties" by William B. Mead.  1978 First Edition.  Contemporary Books.  255 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  Ex Libris.  the bottom 1" of spine of dust jacket has been removed.  tight and clean.  missing the very last page - which was blank.  10.00

hardbound book.  FENWAY "An Unexpurgated History of the Boston Red Sox" by Peter Golenbock.  1992 First Edition.  Putnam.  464 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  mint.  21.00

hardbound book.  FIVE O'CLOCK LIGHTNING by Tommy Henrich with Bill Gilbert.  1992 First Edition.  Birch Lane Press.  Ruth; Gehrig; DiMaggio; Mantle and the Glory Years of the NY Yankees.  298 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  35.00

hardbound book.  FRANK FRISCH: THE FORDHAM FLASH by Frank Frisch as told to J. Roy Stockton.  1962 Stated First Edition.  Doubleday.  287 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  excellent or nicer.  45.00

hardbound book.  GAMES ASTERISKS AND PEOPLE "Memoirs of a Lucky Fan" by Ford C. Frick.  1973 First.  Crown Publishing.  "Fifty years of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and experiences by the former Commissioner of Baseball.  244 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  excellent plus or nicer.  34.00

hardbound book.  THE GASHOUSE GANG and A Couple of Other Guys by J. Roy Stockton.  1945 Fifth Printing (1946).  A.S. Barnes.  283 pages plus photo illustrated dust jacket.  interior is excellent.  dust jacket has a chunk out of bottom near spine and a 1" tear at bottom.  still displays okay.  35.00

hardbound book.  THE GIANTS OF THE POLO GROUNDS "The Glorious Times of Baseball's New York Giants" by Noel Hynd.  1988 stated First Edition.  Doubleday.  396 pages with dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  25.00

hardbound book.  THE GIANTS OF SAN FRANCISCO by Art Rosenbaum and Bob Stevens.  1963.  Coward-McCann Inc.  photos.  254 pages plus dust jacket.  ex-libris.  tight and  clean.  very good plus to excellent.  12.50

hardbound book.  THE GINGER KID "The Buck Weaver Story" by Irving M. Stein.  1992 First Edition.  Brown & Benchmark.  337 pages with color dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  30.00

hardbound book.  GLORY FADES AWAY "The Nineteenth Century World Series Rediscovered" by Jerry Lansche.  1991 First Edition.  Taylor Printing.  328 pages with dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  20.00

hardbound book.  THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES "The story of the early days of baseball told by the men who played it."  Lawrence S. Ritter.  1986 First Edition of the New and Enlarged Edition.  360 pages with dust jacket.  Library stamp on title page.  bottom one inch of dust jacket spine has been removed.  excellent.  

hardbound book.  THE GO GO CHICAGO WHITE SOX by Dave Condon.  1960.  Coward-McCann.  220 pages with  photo illustrated dust jacket.  autographed by the author on the title page.   book is near mint plus.  dust jacket is excellent or nicer.  78.50

hardbound book.  THE GREAT BASEBALL MYSTERY "The 1919 World's Series" by Victor Luhrs.  1966 First Edition.  Barnes.  318 pages.  interior is near mint.  photo illustrated dust jacket small chunk missing from top of spine.  40.00

hardbound book.  THE GREAT RIVALRY "The Yankees and the Red Sox 1901-1990" by Ed Linn.  1991 First Edition.  Ticknor & Fields.  359 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  21.00

hardbound book.  HANK GREENBERG "The Story of My Life"  edited by Ira Berkow.  1989 stated First Edition.  Times Books.  311 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  20.00

hardbound book.  HEROES PLAIN FOLKS AND SKUNKS "The Life and Times of Happy Chandler" an autobiography with Vance Trimble.  1989 First Edition.  Bonus Books.  317 pages with photo illustrated  dust jacket of him and Jackie Robinson.  near mint to mint.  39.50

hardbound book.  HONUS "The Life and Times of a Baseball Hero"  (Honus Wagner).  by William Hageman.  1996. Sagamore Publishing.  First Edition.  autographed by Author on fronticepage.  218 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  near mint plus to mint.  21.00

hardbound book.  THE HUSTLER'S HANDBOOK by Bill Veeck with Ed Linn.  1965 First Edition.  Putnam.  344 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  book is near mint.  dust jacket is excellent.  25.00

hardbound book.  IF AT FIRST .... A Season With the Mets by Keith Hernandez and Mike Bryan.  1986 First Edition.  McGraw-Hill.  329 pages with dust jacket.  The full back cover of dust jacket is action photo Hernandez swinging for the fences.  near mint to mint.  16.50

hardbound.  IF I NEVER GET BACK "a Novel" by Darryl Brock.  1990 stated First Edition.   Crown.  424 pages with dust jacket.   Sam Fowler is taking a modern-day Amtrak home to San Francisco when an unscheduled stop somewhere west of Cleveland gives him the opportunity to stretch his legs. Instead, Sam finds that time has stretched and mysteriously transported him back to 1869.
Bewildered at first, Sam soon meets up with the Cincinnati Red Stockings, baseball's first all-professional team, and begins to ride the rails with them on their first national tour across post-Civil War America. He encounters a political conspiracy, a get-rich-quick scheme with Mark Twain, and through it all, the shaky-legged beginnings of America's favorite pastime . . . before it ever was!
  near mint to mint.  17.50

hardbound book.  THE INCREDIBLE GIANTS by Tom Meany.  1955 A. S. Barnes. 256 pages.  Color illustrated dust jacket by Willard Mullins.  tight and clean.  edges of pages are browning.  dust jacket worn.  very good.  25.00

hardbound book.  IRON HORSE "Lou Gehrig in His Time" by Ray Robinson.  1990 W.W. Norton  Co.  300 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  21.00

hardbound book.  Jack Coombs BASEBALL 4th Edition.  revised by Danny Litwhiler.  1967 Fourth Printing.  331 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  no flaws.  excellent.  8.50

hardbound.  JIMMIE FOXX "Baseball Hall of Famer 1907-1967" by W. Harrison Daniel.  1996 First Edition.  McFarland.   246 pages.  was NOT issued with dust jacket.  mint.  59.50

hardbound.  JOCKO by Jocko Conlan and Robert Creamer.  1967 Third Printing.  Lippincott.  240 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  inscription on first blank page.  edge wear to dj.  excellent overall.  17.00

hardbound book.  JOE DiMAGGIO "The Hero's Life" by Richard Ben Cramer.  2000 First Edition.  Simon & Schuster.  544 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint.  14.00

hardbound book.  JOHN McGRAW by Charles C. Alexander.  1988 First Edition.  Viking Press.  358 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  25.00

hardbound book.  JOY IN MUDVILLE by George Vecsey.  1970.  First Edition.  McCall Publishing.  "Being a complete account of the unparalleled history of the New York Mets from their most perturbed beginnings to their amazing rise to glory and renown."  249 pages.  interior is near mint to mint.  dust jacket shows edge wear.  20.00

hardbound book.  JUDGE AND JURY "The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis" by David Pietrusza.  1998 First Edition.  Diamond Communications.  565 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  1998 winner of the Casey Award for the best baseball book of the year.  near mint plus to mint.  34.00

hardbound book.  JUDGE LANDIS AND 25 YEARS OF BASEBALL by J.G. Taylor Spink (publisher of "The Sporting News").  1947 (8th printing 1953).  Thomas Crowell Co.  306 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  near mint.  15.00

hardbound book.  JULY 2 1903 "The Mysterious Death of Hall of Famer Big Ed Delahanty."  by Mike Sowell.  1992 First Edition.  MacMillan.  325 pages plus photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  22.50

hardbound.  KINGS OF THE DIAMOND by Lee Allen and Tom Meany.  1965.  Putnam.  "The fabulous story of the immortals in Baseball's Hall of Fame."  252 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint.  15.00

hardbound.  KIRBY PUCKETT - BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE.  as told by Greg Brown.  illustrated by Tim Houle.  1993.  stated First Printing.  Waldman House Press.  horizontal format.  many color and b&w photos.  slick paper.  mint.  8.50

hardbound book.  THE LONG SEASON By Jim Brosnan.  1960 First Edition.  Harper.  273 pages.  "An inside chronicle of the baseball year as seen by major league pitcher."  Photo of him on back cover of dust jacket.  interior is near mint.  dust jacket is very good or nicer.  21.50

hardbound book.  A MAGIC SUMMER - The '69 METS by Stanley Cohen.  1988 stated First Edition.  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.  317 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  12.50

hardbound book.  THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEES by Tom Meany.  1952 A.S. Barnes.  243 pages with illustrated dust jacket.  signed by the author on the fronticepage.  book is tight and clean.  dust jacket is worn.  100.00

hardbound book.  MATTY AN AMERICAN HERO "Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants" by Ray Robinson.  1993 First Edition.  Oxford University Press.  236 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  35.00

hardbound.  McGRAW OF THE GIANTS "An Informal Biography" by Frank Graham.  1944 Ninth Printing.  Putnam.  265 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  interior is tight and clean.  Ex Libris.  good plus to very good.  17.50

hardbound.  MILWAUKEE'S MIRACLE BRAVES by Tom Meany.  1954 Barnes.  First.   241 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  pages have light browning on edges.  dust jacket is very worn.  15.00

hardbound.  MISFITS!  THE CLEVELAND SPIDERS in 1899 by T. Thomas Hetrick.  1991 First Edition.  McFarland.  "A day by day narrative of baseball futility."  216 pages.  was NOT issued with dust jacket.  mint.  65.00

hardbound book.  MODERN BASEBALL STRATEGY by Paul Richards.  "Get on the coaching line with a big league manager; and learn the inside story of one of the least understood phases of modern baseball."  1955 Second Printing.  Prentice-Hall.  214 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket of the Baltimore Orioles manage.  tight and clean.  excellent plus to near mint.  32.00

hardbound.  MOE BERG.  ATHLETE. SCHOLAR.....SPY.  Louis Kaufman; Barbara Fitzgerald and Tom Sewell.   1974 Little & Brown.  Second Printing.  274 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  wear to dust jacket.  book is near mint.  40.00

hardbound book.  MURDERERS' ROW "The 1927 New York Yankees" by G.H. Fleming.  1985 stated First Edition.  William Morrow.  "The Greatest Team in the History of Baseball."  399 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean and displays as mint - but has a few minor flaws.  Address rubber stamped on bottom of title page; 1" piece cut from bottom of dust jacket spine; inside rare "end" page has been removed.  10.00

hardbound book.  MY DAD THE BABE "Growing Up With an American Hero" by Dorothy Ruth Prone with Chris Martens.  1988 First.  Quinlan Press.  250 pages with lots of photos of Babe Ruth.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.   24.00

hardbound book.  MY GREATEST DAY IN BASEBALL as told to John P. Carmichael.  1945 2nd Printing.  A.S. Barnes.  47 dramatic stories by 47 stars.  includes: Babe Ruth;  Dizzy Dean; Ty Cobb; Hans Wagner; et al.   242.  b&w photos.  tight and clean.  excellent.  10.00

hardbound book.  MY LIFE IN BASEBALL - THE TRUE RECORD by Ty Cobb with Al Stump. 1961 First Edition.  Doubleday.  283 pages.  photos.  Photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  excellent plus or better.  30.00

hardbound.  MY LUKE AND I.  "Mrs. Lou Gehrig's joyous and tragic love for the "Iron Man of baseball'".  Eleanor Gehrig and Joseph Durso.  Thomas Y. Crowell and Co.  1976.  First Edition.  229 pages.  photos.  Photo of Lou Gehrig on dust jacket.  tight and clean.  both the book and dust jacket are near mint to mint.  10.00

hardbound book.  MY KIND OF BASEBALL by Rogers Hornsby. edited by J. Roy Stockton.  1953 David McKay.  185 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  tears in dust jacket.  box is excellent.  65.00

hardbound book.  MY FIFTY YEARS IN BASEBALL Edward Grant Barrow with James M. Kahn. 1951 Coward-McCann.  "The personal story of the man who placed an indelible imprint on the national game: Edward Barrow.  minor and major league manager; league president; great executive; builder of the Yankee empire." 216 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  dust jacket has edge wear.  excellent.  55.00

hardbound.  MY GIANTS by Russ Hodges and Al Hirshberg.  1963 Stated First Edition.  Doubleday.  "The story of the Giants in San Francisco and New York told through the eyes of  their famous Sportscaster with photographs".  203 page with photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  interior is near mint.  dust jacket has minor soiling and yellowing.  30.00

hardbound book.  THE NATIONAL LEAGUE - Sport Magazine's Book book of Major League Baseball Clubs.  edited by Ed Fitzgerald.  1955 Grosset & Dunlap.  244 pages with dust jacket.  excellent plus to near mint.  22.50

hardbound.  NATIONAL LEAGUE OFFICIAL HISTORY 75th ANNIVERSARY.  1951.  Jay Publishing.  Hardbound.  approx. 100 pages of great photos and information.  large sized format.  Produced by the National League.  Interior is very tight and clean.  minor wear to corners and edges of covers.  GREAT book!   45.00

hardbound.  NATIONAL LEAGUE OFFICIAL HISTORY 75th ANNIVERSARY.  1951.  Jay Publishing.  Hardbound.  approx. 100 pages of great photos and information.  large sized format.  Produced by the National League.  Interior is very tight and clean.  minor edge and corner wear.  GREAT book!   47.50

hardbound.  THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.  Joel Zoss & John. S. Bowman.  1995 First Edition.  Bison Books.  Large oversized format.  192 pages.   tons of photos.  Color photo of Dwight Gooden on cover.  tight and clean.  near mint.  no flaws.  18.00

hardbound.  THE NATIONAL LEAGUE STORY.  "The Official History" by Lee Allen.  1965 Revised Edition.  Hill & Wang.  193 pages.  photo illustrated with dust jacket.  tight and clean.  excellent plus.  30.00

hardbound.  THE NATIONAL LEAGUE "An Illustrated History" by Donald Honig.  1983. Crown.  Stated First Edition first printing.  hardbound book with illustrated dust jacket.  340 pages.  large format approx. 8.5" by 11".  lots of great photos.  tight and clean.  minor wear to dust jacket.  near mint.  19.50

hardbound book.  THE NEW YORK GIANTS "An Informal History of a Great Baseball Club" by Frank Graham.  1952.  Putnam.  208 pages with dust jacket.  signed by the author on fronticepage (first name only).  book is excellent the dust jacket is worn around edges.  85.00

hardbound.  THE NEW YORK GIANTS BASEBALL CLUB 1870 to 1900 by James D. Hardy Jr.  1996 First Edition.  McFarland.  "The Growth of a Team and a Sport".  241 pages.  was NOT issued with a dust jacket.  mint.  45.00

hardbound book.  THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF BASEBALL HISTORY "Major League Highlights from the pages of the New York Times".  1975 Arno Press.  327 pages with dust jacket.  near mint.  25.00

hardbound.  THE NEW YORK YANKEES "An Informal History" by Frank Graham.  1948 Putnam.  12th Impression.  317 pages.  dust jacket shows edge wear.  tight and clean.  very good to excellent.  29.50

hardbound.  NOW PITCHING “A Baseball Memoir” by Bob Feller with Bill Gilbert; 1990 first edition; 2nd printing; Birch Lane Press; hardbound with photo illustrated dust jacket; 231 pages; photos. Read once; stored away; near mint to mint condition.  15.00

hardbound book.  NOW WAIT A MINUTE CASEY! by Maury Allen.  1965.  1st Edition.  Doubleday.  "The up-to-date history of baseball's incredible Mets."  254 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  minor wear to dust jacket.  excellent plus.  17.50

hardbound book.  NUGGETS ON THE DIAMOND "Professional Baseball in the Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the Present".  by Dick Dobbins and Jon Twichell.  with more than 300 historical photographs.  1994 Stated First Printing.  Woodford Press.  signed and numbered edition #58 of 300.  autographed by author on the title page.  304 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  covers a lot of California League and Pacific Coast League material.  fantastic book!!  near mint to mint.  89.50

hardbound book.  ONCE UPON THE POLO GROUNDS "The Mets That Were" by Leonard Shecter.  1970 Dial Press. First Edition.  141 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  minimal wear to dust jacket.  excellent plus or nicer.  42.50

hardbound book.  OL' PETE "The Grover Cleveland Alexander Story". by Jack Kavanagh.  1996 First Edition.  Diamond Communications.  179 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  70.00

hardbound book.  ONLY THE BALL WAS WHITE by Robert W. Peterson.  1970.  First Edition third printing.  Prentice Hall.  "Negro Baseball a history of legendary black players and all black professional teams before black men played in the major leagues."  An important and scholarly look at Negro League baseball. One of the best books on the subject.  406 pages.  interior is near mint to mint.  dust jacket has small tears on top edge.  20.00

hardbound book.  OUR GAME "An American Baseball History" by Charles C. Alexander.  1991 First Edition.  MJF.  388 pages with dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  19.50

hardbound book.  THE PITCH THAT KILLED "Carl Mays; Ray Chapman and the Pennant Race of 1920" by Mike Sowell.  1989 First Edition.  Macmillan.  330 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  25.00

hardbound.  THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES "An Informal History" by Frederick G. Lieb.  1948 Putnam.  First Edition.  298 pages.  dust jacket.  tight and clean.  excellent or nicer.  65.00

hardbound.  THE PLAYER Christy Mathewson; Baseball; and the American Century by Philip Seib.  2003 stated First.  Four Walls Eight Windows.  198 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  22.00

hardbound.  PRIMITIVE BASEBALL "The first quarter-century of the national pastime" by Harvey Frommer.  1988 First Edition.  Athenum.  143 pages with illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  20.00

hardbound book.  REAL GRASS REAL HEROES "Baseball's Historic 1941 Season" by Dom DiMaggio with Bill Gilbert.  1990 Stated First Printing.  Zebra books.  240 pages.  illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  14.50

hardbound.  THE REAL McGRAW by Mrs. John J. McGraw; edited by Arthur Mann.  1953 David McKay.  336 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  edge wear to dust jacket.  tight and clean.  excellent.  38.00

hardbound.  REDBIRDS REVISITED.  David Craft & Tom Owens.  1990 Bonus Books.  first edition.  Great Memories and Stories from St. Louis Cardinals.  246 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  17.50

hardbound book.  ROGERS HORNSBY Biography by Charles C. Alexander.  1995 stated First Edition.  Henry Holt.  366 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  25.00

hardbound book.  ROWDY RICHARD "A Firsthand account of the National League Baseball Wars of the 1930's and the Men who fought them" by Dick "Rowdy Richard" Bartell with Norman L. Macht.  1987 First.  North Atlantic Books.  373 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  autographed by ROWDY RICKARD BARTELL on fronticepage.  near mint to mint.  95.00

hardbound.  THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS by Frederick G. Lieb.  1945 Putnam.  6th Impression.  218 pages.  dust jacket has edge wear and fading.  tight and clean.  very good plus or nicer.  30.00

hardbound.  THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 1892-1992 by Rob Rains.  1992 stated First Edition.  St. Martin's Press.  302 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  mint.  42.00

hardbound book.  SAY HEY "The Autobiography of Willie Mays" with Lou Sahadi.  1988 First Edition.  Simon & Schuster.  286 pages.  color illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  28.50

hardbound book.  SCREWBALL by Tug McGraw and Joseph Durso.  1974 stated First.  Houghton Mifflin.  178 pages.  color photo illustrated dust jacket.  dj has some wear.  minor moisture wrinkle on bottom edge of back half of book.  otherwise tight and clean.  very good plus or nicer.  12.50

hardbound book.  SEASON OF GLORY "The Amazing Saga of the 1961 New York Yankees" by Ralph Houk and Robert W. Creamer.  1981 First Edition.  Putnam.  320 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.  near mint plus to mint.  25.00

hardbound.  A SEASON IN THE SUN by Roger Kahn; 1977; stated First Edition; Harper & Row; hardbound with illus. dust jacket; 175 pages; photos. Roger Kahn is also know for his baseball best seller THE BOYS OF SUMMER. Read once or twice and stored away. Overall; near mint plus condition.  12.50

hardbound.  SHADOW BALL - The History of the Negro Leagues.  by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns with Jim O'Connor.  1994.  First Printing.  Alfred A. Knopf.  Based on the Television Public Service Series: Baseball The American Epic.  80 pages.  many photos.  photo of Satchel Paige on dust jacket.  tight and clean.  excellent plus to near mint.  16.50

hardbound.  THE STORY OF BASEBALL "A Completely Illustrated and Exciting History of America's National Game"; John M. Rosenburg.  1968 Random House "Landmark Giant".  Large format; 8.25" by 11.5".  192 pages; lots of photos.  interior is tight and clean.  Color photo illustrated dust jacket is intact with no rips or tears but the glossy lamination on the dj is de-laminating; making it appear to be creased.   10.00

hardbound book.  THE STORY OF TY COBB Baseball's Greatest Player by Gen Schoor.  1952.  1st Edition.  Julian Messner.  181 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  excellent plus to near mint.  25.00

hardbound.  THE STORY OF THE WORLD SERIES by Frederick G. Lieb.  New Revised Edition.  1965.  Putnam.  438 pages.  illustrated dust jacket.  "the exciting account of World Series play from the first annual baseball classics to the present."  excellent.  21.00

hardbound.  STRIKE ZONE.  Jim Bouton and Eliot Asinof.  1994 First Edition.  autographed by JIM BOUTON.  A novel by the author of Ball Four and the author of Eight Men Out. 253 pages.  tight and clean.  color illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  15.00

hardbound.  THE SUMMER GAME by Roger Angell; 1972 First Edition; 2nd Printing; Viking; hardbound with illus. dust jacket; 303 pages. Compilation of his stories from THE NEW YORKER Magazine. Overall; near mint condition.   15.00

hardbound.  THEY ALSO SERVED "Baseball and the Home Front 1941-1945" by Bill Gilbert.  1992 Stated First Edition.  Crown.  276 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  mint.  16.00

hardbound.  TIM  McCARVER "OH BABY I LOVE IT!".  with Ray Robinson.  1987.  Villard Books.  baseball summers; hot pennant races; grand salamis; jellylegs; el Swervos; dingers and dunkers; etc. etc.  245 pages.  Color photo of him on dust jacket.  tight and clean.  Was a promotional copy and has rubber stamp on top ends of pages "Not For Resale".  otherwise near mint to mint.  8.50

hardbound book.  TWO SPECTACULAR SEASONS by William R. Mead.  1990 Macmillan.  First Edition.  1930: The Year the Hitters Ran wild and 1968: The Year the Pitchers Took Revenge.  245 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket (Babe Ruth and Bob Gibson).   mint.  16.50

hardbound book.  TY COBB by Charles C. Alexander.  1984.  Oxford University Press.  272 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  tight and clean.  near mint plus to mint.  25.00

hardbound book.  THE UNFORGETTABLE SEASON "The most exciting & calamitous Pennant Race of all Time" by G.H. Fleming.  1981 First Edition.  Holt Rinehart Winston.  334 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  24.50

hardbound book.  VEECK AS IN WRECK "The Chaotic Career of Baseball's Incorrigible Maverick" by Bill Veeck with Ed Linn.  1962.  G.P. Putnam's.  380 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  autographed on frontispiece by BILL VEECK.  excellent plus.  150.00

hardbound book.  VOICES OF THE GAME by Curt Smith.  1987 First Edition.  Diamond Communications.  The first full-scale overview of Baseball Broadcasting 1921 to present.  594 pages with dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  29.00

hardbound book.  WALTER JOHNSON "Baseball's Big Train" by Henry W. Thomas.  1995 stated First Printing.  Phenom.  458 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  30.00

hardbound.  THE WASHINGTON SENATORS "An Informal History" by Shirley Povich.  1954 Putnam.  First Edition.  246 pages.  Dust jacket shows normal wear.  tight and clean.  excellent.  175.00

hardbound book.  WILLIE MAYS "My Life In and Out of Baseball" as told to Charles Einstein.  1966 Second Printing.  Dutton.  329 pages.  He is photographed on back cover of dust jacket.  dust jacket is excellent plus.  interior is tight and clean but book is Ex Libris.  scarce.  35.00

hardbound book.  WHEN THE BOYS CAME BACK "Baseball and 1946" by Frederick Turner.   1996 First Edition.  Henry Holt.  290 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  16.50

hardbound book.  WHEN THE GIANTS WERE GIANTS by Peter Williams.  1994 First Edition.  Algonquin Books.  "Bill Terry and the Golden Age of New York Baseball."  331 pages plus photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  22.50

hardbound book.  WHITEY AND MICKEY.  An Autobiography of the Yankee Years.  Whitey Ford; Mickey Mantle and Joseph Durso.  1977 Viking Press.  First Edition.  202 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus.  22.00

hardbound book.  THE WHIZ KIDS and the 1950 PENNANT by Robin Roberts and C. Paul Rogers III.  1996 Temple University Press.  First Edition.  390 pages.  photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  35.00

hardbound.  THE WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY AND HOW OF BASEBALL.  Jim Charlton.  1995 First Printing.  Barnes & Noble Books.   183 pages.  includes chapters on: .400 hitters; heavy hitter; batting titles; switch hitters; designated hitters; triple plays; no-hitters; stolen bases; trades; rookies; stadiums and much more.  tight and clean.  no flaws.  near mint to mint.  12.50

hardbound.  THE WORLD SERIES by Lee Allen.  1969 First Edition.  Putnam.  253 pages with dust jacket.  near mint plus to mint.  38.50

hardbound book.  THE WORLD SERIES and Highlights of Baseball in text and over 250 pictures by Lamont Buchanan.  1951 stated First Edition.  E.P. Dutton.  256 pages.  interior tight and clean.  edge wear to photo illustrated dust jacket with small piece out of bottom of dust jacket spine.  excellent or nicer.  19.00

hardbound book.  THE WORST TEAM MONEY COULD BUY "The Collapse of the New York Mets" by Bob Klapisch and John Harper.   1993 stated First Edition.  Random House.  281 pages with dust jacket.  near mint plus.  25.00

hardbound.  THE YEAR THE METS LOST LAST PLACE by Paul D. Zimmerman and Dick Schaap.  1969 Stated First.  World Publishing.  223 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  21.00

hardbound book.  THE YEAR THEY CALLED OFF THE WORLD SERIES "A True Story" by Benton Stark.  1991 First Edition.  Avery Publishing.   The 1904 season.  236 pages with dust jacket.  near mint to mint.  25.00

hardbound.  YOU CAN'T STEAL FIRST BASE by Jimmy Dykes and Charles O. Dexter.  1967 stated First Edition.  Lippincott.  218 pages with photo illustrated dust jacket.  book is mint.  dj is excellent plus.  40.00

SOFTBOUND BOOKS

softbound.  1986 NATIONAL LEAGUE GREEN BOOK.  104 pages.  horizontal format.  Official league publication.  color photos of Pete Rose, Willie McGee, Nolan Ryan, and Dwight Gooden. great reference book.   minor corner wear.  tight and clean.  7.50

softbound.   THE 2005 ESPN BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA edited by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette.  Sterling Publishing.  1775 pages.  over 3" thick.  a WEALTH of information.  near mint plus. 10.00

softbound.  ADDIE JOSS: King of the Pitchers by Scott Longert.  1998.  SABR.  photos.  color illustrated cover.  mint.  22.50

softbound.  AMERICAN BASEBALL From The Gentleman's Sport to the Commissioner System. Volume I.  by David Quentin Voigt.  1990 2nd Printing.  Pennsylvania State University Press.  336 pages. tight and clean.  near mint to mint.  25.00

softbound.  AMERICAN BASEBALL From The Commissioners to Continental Expansion. Volume II.  by David Quentin Voigt.  1990 2nd Printing.  Pennsylvania State University Press.  336 pages. tight and clean.  near mint to mint.  25.00

softbound.  AMERICAN BASEBALL From Postwar Expansion to The Electronic Age. Volume III.  by David Quentin Voigt.  1983.  First Printing.  Pennsylvania State University Press.  336 pages. tight and clean.  near mint to mint.  30.00

softbound.  ANDY PAFKO "THE SOLID MAN" by John C. Hoffman with action photos.  1951.  The Barnes All-Star Library Armed Forces Edition.  nice cover photo of the Brooklyn Dodger batting.  28 pages plus the covers.  lots of great photos of him.  fronticepage is stamped Craig AFB Alaska.  otherwise tight and clean.  excellent or nicer.  22.50

softbound book.  THE BASEBALL DRAFT "The First 25 Years 1965-1989 from Monday to McDonald".  edited by Alan Simpson.  1990.  Baseball America.  313 pages.   tight and clean.  near mint to mint.  20.00

softbound book.  BASEBALL PIONEERS "Ratings of Nineteenth Century Players" by Charles F. Faber.  1997.  McFarland.  148 pages.  mint.  32.00

softbound.  BIG BOOK OF BASEBALL LINEUPS by Rob Neyer "a complete guide to the best; worst; and most memorable players to ever grace the major leagues."  2003 First.  Fireside.  240 pagers.  tight and clean.  near mint plus.  21.50

softbound.  THE CARDINALS "The Complete Record of Redbird Baseball".  1983 First Edition.  Collier MacMillan.  503 pages.  Career statistics for every Cardinal from Ody Abbott to Ed Zmich; year by year summary of every season since 1892; World Series highlights from Grover Alexander to Bruce Sutter.  tight and clean.  excellent plus to near mint.  14.50

softbound.  CLOUT! “The Top Home Runs in Baseball History" by Dan Valenti, 1989 First Edition, Stephen Greene, softbound, 168 pages, photos. Includes chapters on the GREAT ONES hit by: Bobby Thompson, Bill Mazeroski, Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Carlton Fisk, Henry Aaron, Dick Sisler, Gabby Hartnett, Mickey Mantle, Dusty Rhodes, Mark McGwire, Reggie Jackson, Bucky Dent, George Brett, and Kirk Gibson.  Read once and stored away.  Near mint.  5.00

soft cover.  THE COMPLETE YEAR BY YEAR N.Y. METS FAN'S ALMANAC.  Duncan Bock and John Jordan.  1992 Stated First Edition.  Crown Publishing.  271 pages.  tight and clean.  excellent plus or nicer.  16.00

softbound.  THE CUBS "The Complete Record of Chicago Cubs Baseball".  1986 First Edition.  Collier MacMillan.  550 pages.  Career statistics for every Cub from Bert Abbey to Dutch Zwilling; year by year summary of every season since 1876; All-Time Cubs Career and Single Season Leaders.  historical text by Art Ahrens and Eddie Gold..  tight and clean.  excellent plus to near mint.  14.50

softbound.  EIGHT MEN OUT "The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series" by Eliot Asinof.  1963.  This is the 1987 stated First Printing Owl Henry Holt edition.  392 pages.  near mint plus.  15.00

softbound.  1993 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL - NATIONAL LEAGUE with "Team Histories"  by Pete C. Bjarkman.  1991 Carroll & Graf (updated and revised).  584 pages.  tight and clean.  excellent plus.  8.50

softbound.  THE FENWAY PROJECT by Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan.  2004 Stated First Printing.  Rounder Books.  "64 of the game's most ardent and knowledgeable fans chronicle one night on the field; in the stands; and behind the scenes at America's oldest ballpark."  no flaws.  tight and clean.  near  mint plus to mint.  7.50

softbound.  A FUTURE WITH THE DODGERS.  1949 Brooklyn Dodgers promotional publication.  comes with card facsimile signed by Branch Rickey that reads in part: "....though written primarily for young men who possess the necessary qualifications to play baseball professionally ....."  34 pages printed on slick paper.  many photos including Ralph Branca; Gil Hodges; etc.  issued and specifically geared to those players approached by Brooklyn Dodger scouts.  It outlines the benefits of becoming a Brooklyn Dodger.  small ding in bottom of spine.  tight and clean.  overall excellent plus to near mint.  rare!  129.50

soft cover book.  GIANTS DIARY "A century of Giants Baseball in New York and San Francisco" by Fred Stein and Nick Peters.  1987.  North Atlantic Books.  374 pages.  near mint to mint.  14.50

softbound.  THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES "The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by Men Who Played It".  Lawrence S. Ritter.  Enlarged Edition.  Quill.  1984.  360 pages.  "The single best baseball book of all time" - Red Barber.  many photos.  6" by 9.5".  tight and clean.  the only flaw is light fading to the spine and edges near spine.  10.00

softbound.  HISTORIA del BASE BALL PROFSIONAL DE CUBA. Raul Diez Muro.  390 pages.  square bound.  approx. 6" by 9" by an inch thick.  pulp pages have edge and corner chipping.  cover is intact but worn.   interior is tight but does have age spotting.  Complete history of Cuban baseball from 1878 up to 1949.  great book but remember it is written in Spanish.  Quite a few photos with many images of EARLY players.  including US Negro League stars (Dihigo; Charleston; Lloyd) who played in Cuba.  169.50

softbound.  HOW TO DO BASEBALL RESEARCH by Gerald Tomlinson.  2000 SABR.  163 pages.  owners name inked on top corner of fronticepage.  otherwise tight and clean.  near mint.  7.50

softbound.  HOW TO PITCH by RUBE MARQUARD.  1932.  "Ten Great Lessons For the Boy".  Former Star of the New York Giants now Coach of Atlanta Baseball Club.  12 pages plus the covers.  copyrighted by him.  Either self published or published by the Atlanta Crackers.  Nice cover photo of him with facsimile autograph.  This is the variant WITHOUT a price printed in upper right corner (the other variation has pre-printed 25 cent price tag).  tight and clean.  erasure blemish in upper right and also minor scotch tape stain at lower staple.  overall excellent or better.  scarce!  150.00

softbound.  HOW TO PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL by Oscar Fraley; photos by Charles Yerkow.  1954;  A.A. Wyn Pub.  magazine format.  photos on front cover of: Mickey Mantle; Ralph Kiner; Stan Musial; Peewee Reese; Gil Hodges; Sal  Maglie; Allie Reynolds; Phil Rizzuto.  Photos on the back cover of: Carl Furillo; Clint Courtney; Gil McDougald; Hank Sauer; Harry Brecheen; Junior Gilliam; Gene Woodling; Don Mueller; Hank Bauer; Duke Snider.   "Learn from these 18 top Big Leaguers how to pitch; bat; catch; field; and play all positions.  With nearly 400 Continuous Action Photographs".   98 pages plus the covers.  tight and clean.  excellent plus to near mint.  35.00

soft cover book.  THE JEWISH BASEBALL HALL OF FAME "Baseball's greatest players and most memorable moments"  by Erwin Lynn.  1987 Stated First Edition.  Shapolsky Books.  272 pages.  near mint to mint.  9.50

softbound.  LEFTY GROVE: AMERICAN ORIGINAL by Jim Kaplan.  2000 SABR.  314 pages.  photo illustrated cover.  mint.  25.00

softbound.  LEGENDS OF LOUISVILLE "Major League Baseball in Louisville 1876-1899" by Philip Von Borries.  1993 First.  Altwerger & Mandel Printing.  153 pages.  mint.  30.00

softbound.  LITTLE BIG LEAGUERS "Amazing Boyhood Stories of Today's Baseball Stars".  Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo.  Compiled by Bernie Ward.  1990 First Edition.  includes a bonus of 45 baseball Trading Cards of Big League players in their Little League uniforms!  mint.  8.50

softbound.  A LITTLE BOOK OF TIGERS – Detroit Tigers; Gale Research Company; 1968; 4.5” by 6”; 24 pages.  by Leslie Shepard & Ricky Ruffner.  “A gathering of Odd facts and fancies; about Tigers in Mythology; Folklore; History; Literature; ….etc. And a few words about the TIGERS IN BASEBALL – THE DETROIT TIGERS.” Book is “dedicated to a famous Baseball Team in what should be known as The Year of the Pennant – 1968”. 7 pages are about the baseball team. This is an extremely oddball item for all you Detroit fans!  mint.    14.50

softbound.  MEMORIES OF A BALLPLAYER by Bill Werber and C. Paul Rogers III.  2001 SABR.  250 pages.  tight and clean - does not appear to have been read.  corner bumped.  excellent plus to near mint.  15.00

Softbound.  THE NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME and MUSEUM.  Cooperstown New York  1965 Revised Edition.  horizontal format.  lots of photos and history.  pictures plaques of all the members up to then.  has water stain thru the upper left quadrant.  still; informative.  8.50

softbound.  OLD TIMER'S  Vol. 1 BASEBALL PHOTO ALBUM.  1961.  JKW Sports Publications.  Magazine format.  "Over 300 collector's item photos of famous old timers from the 1890's on".  cover photos of: Dan Brouthers; Lou Gehrig; Cap Anson; Babe Ruth; Wee Willie Keeler; Honus Wagner; Grover Alexander; Rogers Hornsby; Ty Cobb, John J. McGraw, Joe DiMaggio, Home Run Baker, Christy Mathewson.  tight and clean.  excellent or nicer.  45.00

softbound.  Satchel Paige's Own Story PITCHIN' MAN as told to Hal Lebovitz.  1948. First Edition (most likely privately printed).  96 pages.  photos.  7" by 5".  back cover has photo: "The Greatest Night Crowd in Baseball History 78382 Indians vs Chicago 8/20/48 Satchel Paige pitching".  interior is tight and clean.  cover has light creasing and displays nicely.  very good or better.  45.00

softbound.  Satchel Paige's Own Story PITCHIN' MAN as told to Hal Lebovitz.  1948. First Edition (most likely privately printed).  96 pages.  photos.  7" by 5".  back cover has photo: "The Greatest Night Crowd in Baseball History 78382 Indians vs Chicago 8/20/48 Satchel Paige pitching".  interior is tight and clean.  small crease in upper right corner.  near mint or nicer.  65.00

softback.  PLAY BALL SON! by Bert V. Dunne.  1949.  sponsored by Ford Motor Co.  photos from the film of the same name.  7.5" by 5.25".  64 pages.  Testimonial on cover by Joe Cronin claims this is "the best technical book on baseball ever written for boys."  many photos.  light water stain across top edge of pages.  very good.  12.50

softbound.  STILL LAST IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE "The St. Louis Browns" by Bill Borst.  1992 First.  Altwerger & Mandel.  166 pages.  photo illustrated cover.  near mint to mint.  15.00

softbound.  Street & Smith's 1943 SPORT STORY YEAR BOOK.  softbound, large oversized magazine format, square bound with pulp paper.  Color cover has illustrations of baseball, boxing, basketball and football.  Contains 2 long novels and 5 novelettes and many short stories.  Max Brand, David Garth, Arthur Mann, Ross Russell, Bruce Dunn, James Burchard, Richard McCann, Tim Cohane and others.  Tight and clean.  overall excellent or nicer. 29.50

softbound.  The Sporting News TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL PARK.  Large soft bound.  First Printing of the Revised 2nd Edition.  1987.  written by Lowell Reidenbaugh.  288 pages.  lots of photos of the ball parks, past and present.  Polo Grounds, Ebbetts Field, Fenway Park, the explosive scoreboards of Comiskey and lots, lots more.  If you like ball parks and stadiums, you will enjoy this book.  tight and clean.  Near mint plus.  16.00

softbound.  THIS DATE IN NEW YORK YANKEE HISTORY "From the beginning to the 1978 Championship" by Nathan Salant.  1979 First.  Scarborough.  "a day to day listing of events in the history of the New York American League baseball team." 403 pages.  tight and clean.  some wear and age soiling to cover.  great reference.  excellent.  22.50

softbound.  TY COBB “His Tumultuous Life and Times”, An Illustrated Biography by Richard Bak, 1994 First Edition, Taylor Publishing, oversized softbound, 194 pages, many fantastic and early photos. Printed on quality, slick stock. Read once and put away. Near mint to mint.   15.00

softbound.  VIEW FROM THE MOUND by Warren Spahn.  presented by Paris Belts.  undated but issued in 1959.  "Warren Spahn one of baseball's greatest left-handers expresses her personal views on everything from fast balls to fashions."  32 pages.  approx. 8.5" by 5.5".  lots of photos of him.  minor ding in lower right corner.  tight and clean.  excellent and scarce (not catalogued in Grobani).  excellent or nicer.  74.50

softbound.  THE WORST BASEBALL PITCHERS OF ALL TIME "Bad Luck; Bad Arms; Bad Teams and Just Plain Bad" by Alan S. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman.  1993 First.  McFarland.  222 pages.  near mint plus to mint.  12.50

PAPERBACK BOOKS

paperback.  THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF BASEBALL.  edited by Zander Hollander.   Signet.  fantastic reference books.  photos, career records, scouting reports, predictions, rosters, player profiles, major league marks, all-time greats, official stats, schedules, etc.  these are all used and might have minor notations inside from the previous owners.  but they are all in very nice condition.  tight and clean.  excellent or better, but used.
1982.  cover photo of Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela.  articles include: The Life and Times of Fabulous Fernando: The great Baseball Card War; The Funniest Men in the Majors; A Sixth No-Hitter for Nolan Ryan?  7.50
1983.   cover photo of Brewers Robin Yount.  articles include: Rating Robin Yount vs. the All-time Shortstops; George Steinbrenner to Manage the Yankees; Darrell Porter's greatest victory; Rickey Henderson - License to Steal.  crease in bottom right corner.  7.00
1987.  cover photo of the New York Mets.  articles include: Great Scott and the Split-Finger Fastball; Boston's Roger Clemens - "The Franchise"; Dykstra & Backman - The Mets Dead-End Kids; Mike Schmidt bats down his critics.  6.50
1988.  cover photo of Ozzie "The Wiz" Smith.  articles include: Kirby Puckett - The Little Bear Who Could; For Nolan Ryan, Life Begins at 40; Bout of the Century - Battling Billy vs. Gorgeous George; Mark McGwire - Too Good To Be True?  6.50
1989.  cover photo of L.A. Dodgers Orel Hershiser.  articles include:  Jose Canseco's 40-40 Vision; The Adventures of David Cone; Orel & Kirk - The Dodgers Odd Couple.  6.50
1990.  cover photo of Oakland A's Dave Stewart.  articles include:  Defying the odds - Jim Abbott's Amazing Story; Let's Hear it from Tim McCarver - Voice of the '90's; The Transformation of Dave Stewart.  6.50
1991.  cover photo of Detroit Tigers Cecil Fielder.  articles include: Rijo and the Nasty Boys; Nails Dykstra's Vindication; Fielder - Far East to Far Out; Inside Rotisserie Baseball.  6.50
1993.  cover photo of San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds.  articles: The Two Barry Bonds; O Canada! O Alomar!; The Eck: From Fear; To A's Saving Grace.  6.50
1994.  cover photo Phillies Lenny Dykstra.  articles:  Dykstra-Kruk Animal House Diary; Paul Molitor grabs ring at last; Randy Johnson - Nolan Ryan of the 80's; Frank Thomas conquers Chicago; Baseball gets a facelift.  5.00
1995.  color photo of Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr.  25th Anniversary Edition.  articles: covering the bases with Bob Costas; Reggie Jackson handicaps Maris Chase; the rebirth of David Cone; 10 great moments of the past 25 years.   5.00

paperback. THE GREATEST SPORTS EXCUSES; ALIBIS; AND EXPLANATIONS.  Jeff Parietti.  1990 Contemporary Books.  282 pages.  many great quotes!  tight and clean.  no flaws.  near mint.  5.00

paperback.  ROTISSERIE LEAGUE BASEBALL New 1987 Edition.  Edited by Glen Waggoner and Robert Sklar.  Bantam Books.  first printing - second edition.  215 pages.  no flaws.  tight and clean.  near mint to mint.  3.00

paperback.  STREET & SMITH'S 1995 GUIDE TO BASEBALL. Ballantine.  color photo cover of Mariners KEN GRIFFEY.  "The definitive sourcebook to professional baseball that gives you: career & season stats; statistical rankings by position; team by team evaluations; the most player photos.  501 pages of GREAT reference material.  tight and clean.  excellent.  6.00

1937 5th Edition WHO'S WHO IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES by Harold Speed Johnson.  photos; stories and record of every player in the the American and National Leagues!  Published by B.E. Callahan of Chicago.  paperback version.  172 pages.  20 or more player photos from every single team.  Hundreds of facsimile player autographs.  an absolutely priceless reference guide!  Cover photos of Lefty Grove; Carl Hubbell; Paul Waner; Luke Appling.  Minor wear to bottom of spine.  Square bound.  interior is very tight and clean.  Overall excellent condition.  99.00


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