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click to enlarge Cohen, Joel H, HAMMERIN' HANK OF THE BRAVES. Good only (light discoloration, minor creases). Vintage paperback. (NY: Scholastic Book Services, 1971). First edition. Illustrations; collectible.

$15.00

click to enlarge Stanton, Tom, HANK AARON AND THE HOME RUN THAT CHANGED AMERICA . NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (HarperCollins, 2004). 249 pp.
~~~ From Publishers Weekly: In April 1974, Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's longstanding record for homers, which Aaron had days earlier tied on his first swing of the '74 baseball season. Stanton, whose The Final Season won the Casey Award for best baseball book of 2001, gives a solid account of Aaron's career and the tumultuous year preceding his historic run. This is a fitting celebration in advance of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the event, as well as a solid tribute to the man who "played in more games, got more at-bats, knocked in more runs, collected more total bases, recorded more extra-base hits, and hit more home runs-755-than any other ballplayer." The most fascinating and horrifying part of Stanton's account-sadly for baseball history-is the extent to which Aaron's historic run was marred by constant hate mail and death threats from so-called fans angry that a black man would soon be breaking a white man's record. Stanton effectively uses ballpark attendance records to show that, while Aaron was selling out stadiums across the country, his own Atlanta Braves ballpark was "two-thirds empty" on the day that he hit home run 700, and that 10,000 seats were unsold before the day he broke the record, while 35 million to 40 million people watched or listened to the game worldwide. Stanton shows how Aaron came to understand that "the home run record carried significance beyond baseball," and how he effectively used the media attention to consciously continue the legacy of Jackie Robinson and strongly argue for the increased role of African-Americans in major league baseball management.
~~~ Hardcover edition currently OUT OF PRINT.

$25.00



Adair, Robert K., THE PHYSICS OF BASEBALL. NY: 1993, 10th printing, Harper. VG trade paperback; illustrations $7.50

$7.50

Ballew, Bill, A HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL IN ASHEVILLE . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2007), over 60 b&w photographs, 128 pp.
~~~ So many baseball greats have appeared within McCormick Field’s white lines: Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, manager Cal Ripken Sr. and batboy Cal Ripken Jr., to name a few. Asheville’s hardball history is vast, and Bill Ballew presents it here as never before.

$19.95







Sorry, no books on Ernie Banks currently available.


Bartagna, Joe, CRIMSON IN TRIUMPH: A Pictorial History of Harvard Athletics, 1852-1985. Lexington: 1986, 1st edition, Stephen green Press. VG- (ink line to edge) in VG dust jacket. Red and black boards; oversize; illustrations

$30.00

Barthel, Thomas, BASEBALL BARNSTORMING AND EXHIBITION GAMES, 1901-1962: A History of Off-Season Major League Play. . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007). Photographs, appendices, bibliography, index, 283 pp.
~~~ Until 1947, professional ball players were paid only from opening day to season’s end. Even during the season, a lot of their expenses came out of their own pockets. Even the best-paid players had trouble making ends meet. One answer to their money woes was barnstorming—tours out of season. Cities lacking their own major league teams were happy to host big-league players for such events, as well as for special exhibition games whose proceeds sometimes went to local charities. ~~~ Here is a history of barnstorming and exhibition games from 1901 (when both of the two current major leagues began operating) through 1962 (when a team led by Willie Mays was unsuccessful in its attempt at a tour, signaling an end to true barnstorming). Decade by decade, it covers the teams, the games, and the players for a detailed look at how barnstorming and exhibition brought big-league baseball to the backyard ballparks of America.

$29.95

[Berg], Louis Kaufman, et al, MOE BERG: Athlete, Scholar, Spy . VG in VG- (minor tears) dust jacket. (Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1974), 4th printing. Illustrations, 274 pp.

$17.50







Berra, Yogi, with Tom Horton, YOGI: It Ain't Over... NF/VG+. Jacket price-clipped, with slight rippling on back panel. Protected by mylar. Clean, tight copy overall. (NY: McGraw Hill, 1989) First Edition. Photographs, 241 pages.
~~~ Today, Yogi Berra is known for what he said. During his Hall of Fame career, he was also known for what he did--which was to play stellar baseball. Here, the three-time MVP tells readers all about himself and his roller-coaster times in major league baseball.

$30.00





Boswell, Tom, DIAMOND DREAMS. Little Brown & Company, 1995., F/NF. Minor flaws to dust jacket, otherwise as new. OUT OF PRINT. "Thirty Years of Baseball Through the Lens of Walter Looss. Text by Tom Boswell." 14.5x10.5. Luxurious full page photos on glossy paper throughout. A stunning book. 160 pp.

$40.00




Hirschberg, Al, THE BRAVES, THE PICK AND THE SHOVEL VG/VG. 1-inch closed tear to rear of jacket. Jacket otherwise clean & unfaded. Original "2.50" intact. Jacket in mylar. (Boston: Waverly House, 1948). First Edition. SIGNED ON FRONT FLYLEAF BY AUTHOR. 224 pages.
~~~ The Braves, the Pick & the Shovel sparkles with carefully chosen inside details of the curious affairs of the Braves from the time when they hit the jackpot in winning their lone world's championship up to the present. ~~~ The book opens with the amazing tale of the 1014 miracle team, which leaped from last place in July to a pennant, and followed by trouncing the mighty Philadelphia Athletics in four straight games in the World Series.
~~~ Hirshberg's informal story then jumps to 1930, when the fabulous Judge Emil Fuchs hired Bill McKechnie to manage his beleaguered Braves. Sketches of Rabbit Maranville, of Fuchs, of McKechnie, of Wally Berger, and of Charles F. Adams, and a host of others who lived and died with the Braves that era are smoothly given to the reader.
~~~ The Braves, the Pick & the Shovel contains a forward by Billy Southworth, who left a lucrative job as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals for a fabulous one as manager of the pennant-bound Boston Braves.

~~~ Al Hirshberg has been writing sports for the Boston Post for 18 years, covering everything from down east hockey to major league baseball. ~~~ Since his return from active duty in the U.S. Navy in early 1946, he has witnessed nearly every major event which took place on the national sports front. While in the Navy, he took part in both the Leyte and Lingayen invasions as a member of an amphibious staff, and also was on hand for several minor D-Day operations in the Philippines.

$195.00









Campanella, Roy, IT'S GOOD TO BE ALIVE. NY: 1960, 1st edition, Dell. Good only (old price in ink to front wrapper, light shelf wear, minor creases) Vintage paperback; illustrations; collectible; great Brooklyn Dodgers' item $15.00

$15.00

[Campanella], Julian May, ROY CAMPANELLA: Brave Man of Baseball. Mankato: 1974, 1st edition, Crestwood House. Good+ (writing to front endpaper, light discoloration to boards) Pictorial boards; oversize; illustrations $25.00

$30.00






[St Louis Cardinals] Bob Broeg, THE St LOUIS CARDINALS ENCYCLOPEDIA. VG- (ink mark to edge) (Masters Press, 1998). 1st Edition. Oversize, profusely illustrated. $40.00

$40.00


Golenbock, Peter, THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS; A History of the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns. Avon Books (Spike), 2000. More than eighty photographs, notes, index, 649 pages. From the days of Rogers Hornsby and Grover Cleveland Alexander to the era of Musial and on to McGwire, this is a history of baseball in St. Louis and its great exploits and scandalous misadventures. Includes many remembrances of players involved in the story.

$27.50



Carew, Rod, CAREW. NY: 1979, 2nd printing, Simon and Schuster. VG+ in VG+ dust jacket. Red boards; illustrations $30.00

$30.00

[Cartwright], Harold Peterson, THE MAN WHO INVENTED BASEBALL. NY: 1973, 2nd (?) printing, Scribners. VG in VG- (a few small spots, tiny tears, crease to flap) dust jacket. Yellow boards; illustrations. "More irritating than calling 2000 the start of the next millenium, is the widespread, mistaken belief that Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball. Doubleday, a Civil War officer who may never have attended a game, was used by a sporting goods company's phony flag-waving sales campaign. Alexander Cartwright, a New York bank clerk, not only designed the first diamond, wrote most of the rules still used today, organized and captained the first game, and sewed the first baseball -- he also became the young sport's Johnny Appleseed, popularizing it from New England to Hawaii and Japan. Author Peterson picks up Cartwright's trail a century later. He even chills his non-fiction readers with a surprise ending. The Man Who Invented Baseball is a treasure for lovers of American history and American baseball. Alexander Cartwright, by the way, is in the Hall of Fame. Guess who isn't? " OUT OF PRINT. $25.00

$25.00

~ SOLD ~ Chadwick, Bruce, WHEN THE GAME WAS BLACK AND WHITE. 1992. The Illustrated History of Baseball's Negro Leagues. 9.5x9.5. Jacket in mylar protector. Profusely illustrated with period photos and color photos of Negro League ephemera. Bibliography, index, 191 pages. $25.00

$25.00










[Clemente], Jim O'Brien, REMEMBER ROBERTO: Clemente Recalled by Teammates, Family... Pittsburgh: 1994, 1st edition, James P. O'Brien Publishing. VG+ in VG+ dust jacket. Black boards; illustrations; Inscribed by author. $40.00

$40.00









[Cobb], Charles C. Alexander, TY COBB. NY: 1985, 1st edition, Oxford University Press. VG Trade paperback ; illustrations, 304 pages. From The New York Times Book Review : "{The author's} research and documentation are impressive. . . . Die-hard Cobb fans who have read the other books about Cobb (all out of print) will probably be offended by Mr. Alexander's treatment of their hero. Two of Cobb's previous biographers did a lot of drinking with him. The results were mutual hangovers and the consequent tendency to be sympathetic to their subject. Mr. Alexander's book has more of the unfortunate truth about Cobb and is more valuable as history. Still, 'Ty Cobb' won't rank all that high among baseball biographies. Robert W. Creamer's 'Babe' {BRD 1974} and 'My Turn at Bat' {BRD 1969}, by Ted Williams and John Underwood, are superior. . . . The endless rundown of Cobb's hits, runs and errors slows the pace of the story." $12.50

$12.50

[Cobb], Norman L. Macht, TY COBB. NY: 1993, 1st edition, Chelsea House. VG+ pictorial boards; illustrations $20.00

$20.00

[Cobb], John McCallum, THE TIGER WORE SPIKES: An Informal Biography of Ty Cobb. NY: 1959, 1st edition, A.S. Barnes. VG- (minor corner wear, signature to flyleaf, ink mark within) in Good+ dust jacket. Green and black boards $40.00

$40.00

[Cobb], Stump, Al, COBB. Chapel Hill: 1994, 1st (of this) edition, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. VG+ in VG+ dust jacket. Blue boards; illustrations; movie tie-in, 464 pages. From The New York Times Book Review: "{This} is the most revealing account we are ever likely to get of the life of a man who is on every sports historian's short list of baseball's greatest players. . . . Students of baseball will delight in the book's stories about'scientific baseball' in the dead-ball era, before Babe Ruth appeared. . . . In his last years, Cobb added some puzzling pieces to the mosaic of his troubled life. Although he never earned as much as a .225-hitting utility infielder gets today, Cobb had become a multimillionaire through shrewd investments in automobile stocks and Coca-Cola. He spread a good deal of that wealth by sending regular checks to some three dozen indigent old ball-players. He also setup a college scholarship fund for promising young Georgians and helped to establish a small hospital for his old hometown, Royston, Ga. Ty Cobb was at once despicable, beneficent and a magnificently talented athlete. Al Stump has done as excellent job of plumbing the character of a sports legend." OUT OF PRINT. $25.00

$25.00






Bogen, Gil, TINKER, EVERS AND CHANCE: A Triple Biography. . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003). 60 photographs & illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, 272 pp.
~~~ Though they never led the league in double plays turned, and though at times they actively disliked one another, Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance of the Chicago Cubs have for decades been called one of the greatest, most colorful and most memorable double-play combinations of all time. But their places in the Hall of Fame have been disputed by some who believe their reputation rests with a piece of Franklin P. Adams doggerel. ~~~ This triple biography of Tinker, Evers, and Chance covers each man’s career and life before and after baseball, giving special attention to their relationship on and off the field. The author also considers the trio’s induction into the Hall of Fame in 1946 and examines the arguments made on both sides of the debate.

$29.95


CHICAGO CUBS 1980 OFFICIAL PROGRAM. Chicago: 1980, 1st edition, Chi. Cubs. VG+ Folder; interesting cover art; scarce;collectible $30.00

$30.00

Feldman, Doug, SEPTEMBER STREAK: The 1935 Chicago Cubs Chase the Pennant. . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003). Photographs, appendices, bibliography, index, 247 pp.
~~~ With the recent success of the Gas House Gang as backdrop, the National League prepared for the 1935 season. The United States was still in the Great Depression, but executives in baseball predicted a financial comeback during the year, and Chicago’s “windy” politicians demanded a pennant-contending ballclub. Yes, there was a time when the Cubs were expected to win. ~~~ This book chronicles the Cubs’ 1935 season and the many on- and off-field events that impacted the game for years to come: Fans who had once turned to baseball for heroes and men of character now laughed at players’ uncouth antics and fun-loving carousing reported in the morning newspapers; Babe Ruth debuted in the National League with the Boston Braves, and retired soon after; the first major league night game was played in Cincinnati; the chewing gum king Phil Wrigley was the first to broadcast all of his team’s games on the radio; and the Cubs won 21 games in a row in September to take the pennant—the last Cubs team to win 100 games in a season.

$29.95

Golenbock, Peter, WRIGLEYVILLE: A MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR OF THE CHICAGO CUBS. St Martins, March 1996., NEW, First Edition. A history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs from 1875 to the present. Photographs, notes, index, 541 pp. $35.00

$35.00

Lally, Dick, CHICAGO CUBS. Hardcover, 9x11, color plates on glossy paper throughout, 63 pp.. Bonanza Books, 1991. NEW copy, First Edition, hardcover. Color plates on glossy paper throughout, 63 pp.

$20.00

Rubenstein, Bruce A, CHICAGO IN THE WORLD SERIES, 1903-2005: The Cubs and the White Sox in Championship Play. . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006). Photographs, notes, bibliography, index, 252 pp.
~~~ When the White Sox met the Astros in the 2005 World Series, it marked only the second time Chicago team had appeared in a televised World Series. (The first was in 1959 when the White Sox lost to the Dodgers.) Of the other 12 Series involving the Cubs or White Sox, seven occurred before the radio broadcasting of baseball. Five others were broadcast, but because the games were played during the workday, fans continued to get their coverage from newspapers. There they found accounts penned by some of the greatest journalists of the 20th century, including Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, Arthur “Bugs” Baer and Westbrook Pegler, as well as legendary Chicago scribes Charles Dryden, James Crusinberry, Hugh Fullerton, I.E. Sanborn, and Irving Vaughan. ~~~ With a chapter on each World Series involving a Chicago team, this book covers 100 years of championship diamond contests in the Windy City, from the intra-city classic of 1906 to the end of the White Sox’s 88-year championship drought in 2005. Contemporary accounts from newspapers and sports publications complement the author’s informed commentary, providing two views of the Series: one shared by those who were there, and one informed by the decades since.

$30.00

Skipper, John C, THE CUBS WIN THE PENNANT! -- Charlie Grimm, the Billy Goat Curse, and the 1945 World Series Run. . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004). Photographs, tables, bibliography, index, 211 pp.
~~~ On September 29, 1945, the Chicago Cubs’ fireball pitcher Paul Erickson threw a curve ball to Tommy O’Brien of the Pittsburgh Pirates with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. O’Brien’s knees buckled, as any hitter’s knees would when he expects a fastball but gets a curve instead. O’Brien had reason to be surprised—it was Erickson’s first curveball of the game, and some even claim that it was his first of the year. The ball crossed home plate for strike three. The Cubs won 4-3 and captured the National League championship. ~~~ The Cubs’ journey to the National League pennant in 1945 is detailed here. The author interviewed nine surviving members of the 1945 Cubs, including pitchers Erickson, Hank Borowy, Hank Wyse and Claude Passeau, second baseman Don Johnson, shortstop Lenny Merullo, backup catcher Dewey Williams, first baseman Phil Cavaretta, and outfielder Andy Pafko, and includes their recollections of that magical Cubs season.

$29.95

Skipper, John C, TAKE ME OUT TO THE CUBS GAME; 35 Former Ballplayers Speak of Losing at Wrigley. . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004). Photographs, tables, bibliography, index, 256 pp.
~~~ On September 29, 1945, the Chicago Cubs’ fireball pitcher Paul Erickson threw a curve ball to Tommy O’Brien of the Pittsburgh Pirates with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. O’Brien’s knees buckled, as any hitter’s knees would when he expects a fastball but gets a curve instead. O’Brien had reason to be surprised—it was Erickson’s first curveball of the game, and some even claim that it was his first of the year. The ball crossed home plate for strike three. The Cubs won 4-3 and captured the National League championship. ~~~ The Cubs’ journey to the National League pennant in 1945 is detailed here. The author interviewed nine surviving members of the 1945 Cubs, including pitchers Erickson, Hank Borowy, Hank Wyse and Claude Passeau, second baseman Don Johnson, shortstop Lenny Merullo, backup catcher Dewey Williams, first baseman Phil Cavaretta, and outfielder Andy Pafko, and includes their recollections of that magical Cubs season.

$29.95


click to enlarge Weisberger, Bernard A, WHEN CHICAGO RULED BASEBALL: The Cubs--White Sox World Series of 1906. VG/VG. (HarperCollins, 2006). 224 pp.
~~~ In 1906, the baseball world saw something that had never been done. Two teams from the same city squared off against each other in an intracity World Series, pitting the heavily favored Cubs of the National League against the hardscrabble American League champion White Sox. Now, for its centennial anniversary, noted historian Bernard A. Weisberger tells the tale of a unique time in baseball, a unique time in America, and a time when Chicago was at the center of it all. ~~~ At the turn of the century, American baseball and America itself were, to a modern observer, both completely alien and yet timelessly similar to what we know today. In 1906 the sport of baseball was still mired in the "dead ball" era, when defense won championships, and players didn't need bodybuilder physiques in order to be competitive. The league was racially segregated. A six-day workweek was threatened by early game times, as the first night game wouldn't be played for another three decades. There was no radio to broadcast the contest. Only one ball was used throughout the game. And yet it was still ninety feet between bases. The home team still batted in the bottom of the ninth inning. And the final score could still capture the attention of a nation. ~~~ It was a time when the accomplishments on the field mirrored those beyond the diamond. America was the land of the self-made man, the land where hard work and determination could make a person's fortune. A. G. Spalding proved instrumental in making baseball what it is today -- a thriving business and a national pastime. Charles Comiskey worked his way from scoring runs as a player to becoming one of the most influential owners in baseballhistory. Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown overcame a horribly disfiguring injury to become a Hall of Fame pitcher for the Cubs. And Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance proved that you could use teamwork to stand out as stars. ~~~ A city that had rebuilt itself from the ashes of the Great Fire thirty-five years earlier was now the focal point of an entire baseball-loving country. The contest that could be called the Great Streetcar Series would electrify the city of Chicago, and prove to be one of the most unique and exciting World Series ever to be played.

$24.00



NO JOY: A Cubs Lament




Creamer, Robert, GOING, GOING, GONE ... The History, Lore, and Mystique of Baseball's Ultimate Feat - The Home Run. From the Publisher: "Baseball, our national pastime. The home run: our deepest passion electrified. The long ball is the stuff myths and legends: from the emergence of a Bunyanesque figure named Babe Ruth at the dawn of the century, to the tremendous displays of power by two modern players, Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa, as they battled for the coveted home run record at the end of the century. Going, Going, Gone...captures the magnificent history of the home run in original essays by award-winning writers who have spanned the history of America's favorite sport: Leonard Koppett describes the evolution of the home run: Ray Robinson chronicles some of the most dramatic, game-winning home runs of all time; the late Ed Linn takes us inside three memorable home run seasons; Robert Creamer profiles Babe Ruth; Donald Honig details the exploits of Hank Aaron: and the Berry Stainback recounts the feats of the elite group of men who surpassed 500 or more home runs in their careers. Going, Going, Gone...also features essays on legendary tape-measure home runs and the men who hit them: sluggers who were on the fringe of greatness; inside-the-park home runs; the grand slam; and the most complete and intriguing statistics section of its kind, compiled by the Elias Sports Bureau. The book is further complemented by an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam and a forward by the man who hit the fabled "shot heard round the world," Bobby Thomson. An affecting, insightful, richly illustrated tribute to the most revered feat in America's most beloved game, Going, Going, Gone... is a landmark exploration that will forever change the way we look atthe power and grace of the home run." In print at $40.00.

$35.00

Devaney, John and Burt Goldblatt, THE WORLD SERIES: A Comprehensive Pictorial History. Chicago: 1972, 1st edition, Rand McNally. VG/VG Blue boards; profusely illustrated; oversize $30.00

$30.00







DiMaggio, Joe, BASEBALL FOR EVERYONE. NY: 1949, 1st paperback edition, Signet. Good+ (acetate partially removed in back, light wear and crease, minor 1/4" chip near spine) Collectible vintage paperback . illustrations $30.00

$30.00

DiMaggio, Joe, LUCKY TO BE A YANKEE. NY: 1949, 1st (of this) edition, Bantam. Good only (acetate pulling, light soiling, ink marks in back, delicate) Vintage paperback; collectible $25.00

$25.00

[DiMaggio] Richard Ben Cramer, JOE DIMAGGIO; The Hero's Life. Simon & Schuster, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket slightly crimped at extremities. Black remainder mark on bottom of book (page edges). 16 pages of photos, index, 547 pages. "The definitive story of DiMaggio's life from his first game with the Yankees in 1930s through his rise to national hero status and his unique place as an American celebrity. Includes a great deal of entirely new information uncovered by this leading investigative reporter." In Print at $28.00

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Dinan, John, SPORTS IN THE PULP MAGAZINES. NEW copy. Library binding. Hardcover without dust jacket, as issued. The first study of popular American sports writing, especially fiction, during the heyday of the pulp magazine from the 1880s through the 1940s. The author traces the history and dramatic growth of these magazines and discusses in detail the all-sports pulps, especially those published by Street & Smith. Also profiled are the many prolific writers for these publications, such as Bill Cox, William and Jack Kofoed, William G. Patten, Jackson V. Scholz, and John Tunis. Many (black & white) illustrations depict the pulps and their features. 1998: 204 pages. (McFarland) List In print at $32.50

$30.00





Marzano, Rudy, THE BROOKLYN DODGERS IN THE 1940S: How Robinson MacPhail, Reiser and Rickey Changed Baseball. . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2005). Photographs, notes, bibliography, index, 235 pp.
~~~ Before the rise of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s, baseball was a game of white men, cloth caps and concrete walls. Four men helped to change the sport as America knew it: Branch Rickey, Larry MacPhail, Jackie Robinson and Pete Reiser. ~~~~ These men were essential to the evolution of baseball, especially in their home of Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field. It was there that the first major league game was televised, where the batting helmet was developed, where the first walls were padded and the first outfield warning tracks laid down and—with the arrival of Jackie Robinson, it is where the color line was broken. ~~~~ This richly researched history which includes chapters such as “1940: MacPhail Starts a Dodger Dynasty,” “1942: FDR Says the Show Must Go On” and “The War Years,” presents an exploration of how a crucial decade of Dodger accomplishments transformed American baseball.

$29.95

Marzano, Rudy, THE LAST YEARS OF THE BROOKLYN DODGERS: A History, 1950-1957. . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007). Photographs, tables, glossary, appendix, notes, bibliography, index.
~~~ This work, which picks up where the author’s previous book, The Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s (McFarland, 2005), left off, covers the Dodgers’ final eight years in Brooklyn. Chapters carry the reader from the 1951 playoffs, when a late season collapse and Thomson’s “Shot Heard Round the World” dealt Brooklyn a heartbreaking blow, through the 1955 World Series title, and finally to Walter O’Malley’s controversial decision to move the team to Los Angeles. The author covers each season in-depth and assesses popular perceptions of the Dodgers, their players and owners, and considers O’Malley’s culpability in the team’s departure, which ended a string of 74 years in which Brooklyn had major league baseball.

$29.95

COMING SOON


Wolpin, Stewart, BUMS NO MORE: THE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON OF THE 1955 BROOKLYN DODGERS. Harkavy Press, 1995., NEW. Hardcover with dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with photos on glossy pages throughout. index, 130 pp.

$25.00







LOS ANGELES DODGERS COMMEMORATIVE YEARBOOK. L.A.: 1984, 1st edition, L.A. Dodgers. VG- Large trade paperback ; illustrations $20.00

$20.00







Drysdale, Don with Bob Verdi, ONCE A BUM, ALWAYS A DODGER. NY: 1990, 1st edition, St. Martins. VG/VG Blue boards; illustrations $30.00

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