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Hard-Luck Harvey Haddix and the Greatest Game Ever Lost

Lew Freedman - Sports & Recreation - 2009 - 218 pages
"The May 26, 1959, game between the Milwaukee Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates saw Harvey Haddix pitch 12 perfect innings only to lose in a controversial decision in the 13th ...
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Jack Coombs: A Life in Baseball

John P. Tierney - Sports & Recreation - 2008 - 214 pages
Jack Coombs rose to deadball-era stardom as the ace of Connie Mack's Athletics, winners of back-to-back world championships in 1910 and 1911. One of the few players of his day ...
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Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play ...

Martha Ackmann - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 288 pages
Documenting multiple challenges at every turn--as a target for racism from society at large and sexism both inside and outside of the Negro League--this is the unique story of ...
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Elston and Me: The Story of the First Black Yankee

Arlene Howard, Ralph Wimbish - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 224 pages
Of all the great ballplayers to wear Yankee pinstripes, Elston Howard was among the proudest. Remarkable temperament and courage made him the Jackie Robinson of baseball's most ...
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Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography

James Forr, David Proctor - Sports & Recreation - 2010 - 275 pages
"Pie Traynor was the face of Pittsburgh baseball during the twenties and thirties. Traynor was a line-drive hitter who drove in runs effectively with doubles and triples. After ...
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Early Black Baseball in Minnesota: The St. Paul Gophers, Minneapolis ...

Todd Peterson - Sports & Recreation - 2010 - 315 pages
"Though they played in the years before Rube Foster formed the first Negro League, the St. Paul Gophers and the Minneapolis Keystones, had the talent, bench depth, and ...
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Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark

Allen Barra - Sports & Recreation - 2010 - 304 pages
The extraordinary social history of Rickwood Field becomes the story of baseball itself, gloriously evoked for the centennial of America’s oldest ballpark. While America has ...
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Baseball's Biggest Blunder: The Bonus Rule of 1953-1957

Brent P. Kelley - Sports & Recreation - 1997 - 232 pages
The 'bonus rule' of 1953-1957 required baseball players who signed a contract for more than $4,000 to remain on the major league roster for two full seasons. Kelley tells the ...
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High-flying Birds: The 1942 St. Louis Cardinals

Jerome M. Mileur - History - 2009 - 274 pages
"Mileur provides a game-by-game account of the 1942 St. Louis Cardinals, world champions and the winningest team in franchise history. He recounts the team's close pennant race ...
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