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Francona: The Red Sox Years
By Macmillan Audio
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ean: 9781427233585, isbn: 1427233586,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
From famed manager Terry Francona, a lively, unvarnished narrative of his tenure withthe storied Boston Red Sox From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In Francona the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history. He takes readers inside the rarefied world of a 21st-century clubhouse,

The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch That Changed My Life
By Hachette Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews
Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it. The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch - due not to an injury or a bolt of lightning but to a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as ''the Yips''. It came without warning in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away. Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not

Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
Wait Till Next Yearis the story of a young girl growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, when owning a single-family home on a tree-lined street meant the realization of dreams, when everyone knew everyone else on the block, and the children gathered in the streets to play from sunup to sundown. The neighborhood was equally divided among Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans, and the corner stores were the scenes of fierce and affectionate rivalries. The narrative begins in 1949 at the

House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge; Library Edition
By Blackstone Pub
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ean: 9781504734837, isbn: 1504734831,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews
A wild and entertaining sports memoir of legendary center-fielder Lenny Dykstra, offering a no-holds-barred account of his life, a Shakespearian tale of highs and lows spanning his years with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies and his post-baseball career.Nicknamed ''Nails'' for his toughness and grit, Lenny Dykstra approached the game of baseball (and his after-hours activities) with mythic intensity. In his decade in the majors (1985-1996), he was named to three All-Star teams and

Branch Rickey
By Tantor Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the sport and the nation forever. Rickey's is the classic American tale of a poor boy from Ohio whose deep-seated faith and dogged work ethic took him to the pinnacle of success, earning him a place in the Hall of Fame and in history. Bestselling author

Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero
By Random House Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
He was one of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend, and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? New York Times best-selling author Leigh Montville delivers an intimate, riveting account of this extraordinary life. Still a gangly teenager when he stepped into a Boston Red Sox uniform in 1939, Williams' boisterous personality and penchant for towering home runs earned him adoring

Zim: A Baseball Life
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews
Don Zimmer had his first taste of baseball glory in 1948 as a member of a national champion American Legion team. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers, only to have his career-and life-threatened when he was beaned in a minor league game in 1953.After a miraculous recovery, he went on to play for Brooklyn's only world-championship team in 1955, the L.A. Dodgers' first world-championship team four years later, and as an original New York Met in 1962. Zim managed the San Diego Padres, Boston

Tales from the Ballpark
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781470846947, isbn: 1470846942,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
[Read by Raymond Todd] Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America's pastime. Tales from the Ballpark contains more than 125 priceless stories from some of the greatest players and storytellers, including legendary Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner and Bob Gibson and modern-day stars Mo Vaughn and David Wells. Learn about Roberto Clemente's chiropractic skills, a now-famous nun in Cleveland

I'm Keith Hernandez: A Memoir
By Hachette Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping and literary memoir. Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But it was his unique blend of intelligence, humor, and talent - not to mention his unflappable leadership, playful antics, and

Maybe I'll Pitch Forever: A Great Baseball Player Tells the Hilarious Story behind the Legend
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
Satchel Paige was 42 years old when he became the first black pitcher in the American League in 1948. Although the oldest rookie around, he was already a legend. For 22 years, beginning in 1926, Paige dazzled throngs with his performance in the Negro Baseball Leagues. Then he outlasted everyone by playing professional baseball, in and out of the majors, until 1965. Struggle against early poverty and racial discrimination was part of Paige's story. So was fast living and a humorous point of

Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball
By Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781549197888, isbn: 1549197886,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball.In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on

By Penguin Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones - one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history - shares his remarkable story while capturing the magic nostalgia that sets baseball apart from every other sport. Before Chipper Jones became an eight-time All-Star who amassed Hall of Fame-worthy statistics during a 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves, he was just a country kid from small-town Pierson, Florida. A kid who grew up playing baseball in the backyard with his dad, dreaming that

The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager
By Penguin Audio
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ean: 9780525497738, isbn: 9780525497738,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
“An important contribution to 21st-century baseball literature. . . Mr. Colletti’s book might be even more groundbreaking [than Moneyball] in some ways: It’s a nearly unprecedented opportunity to see what running a baseball franchise looks like through the eyeballs of an actual general manager. . . [Colletti] has a gift for entertaining storytelling. . . These are stories modern general managers rarely tell, except in late-night gatherings at their favorite bars with people they know and

The Last Natural: Bryce Harper's Big Gamble in Sin City and the Greatest Amateur Season Ever
By Audible Studios
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews
Before Bryce Harper was the top pick in the Major League Baseball draft, before he signed the sport's biggest contract ever for a first-year pro, he gambled his future on one make-or-break season. The Las Vegas High School sophomore had already dominated the competition like Mickey Mantle on the playground and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which dubbed him the ''most exciting prodigy since LeBron James''. Seeking greater tests as a hitter, the precocious phenom got his GED and

Fall from Grace: The Truth and Tragedy of"Shoeless Joe" Jackson
By Brilliance Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews
Considered by Ty Cobb as the ''finest natural hitter in the history of the game,'' ''Shoeless Joe'' Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting average - which is still ranked third all-time - the man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in the sport's history. That is until the ''Black Sox'' scandal of 1919, which shook baseball to its core. While many have sympathized with

After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
The inside account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets - a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season - told by '69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened then and where they are today. The New York Mets franchise began in 1962, and the team finished in last place nearly every year. When the 1969 season began, fans weren't expecting much from ''the Lovable

Finley Ball: How Two Outsiders Turned the Oakland A's into a Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781504680127, isbn: 150468012X,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews
[Read by Pam Ward] When Charlie Finley bought the A's in 1960, he was an outsider to the game-- an insurance businessman with a larger-than-life personality. He brought his cousin Carl on as his right-hand man, moved the team from Kansas City to Oakland, and pioneered a new way to put together a winning team. With legendary players like Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, and Vida Blue, the Finleys' Oakland A's won three straight World Series and riveted the nation. Now Carl Finley's daughter Nancy

Stan Musial: An American Life
By Random House Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
When baseball fans voted on the top 25 players of the 20th century in 1999, Stan Musial didn't make the cut. This glaring omission - later rectified by a panel of experts - aised an important question: How could a first-ballot Hall of Famer, widely considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, still rank as the most underrated athlete of all time? In Stan Musial, veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this 20-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the kind of

Miracle in Shreveport: A Memoir of Baseball, Fatherhood, and the Stadium that Launched a Dream
By Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781721356515, isbn: 1721356517,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Twin brothers David and Jason Benham grew up with big dreams of baseball and an even bigger trust in God. Though they attended a small high school with no baseball field, turned down a professional offer so they could attend college together, and faced more than one missed pitch and injuries, they kept dreaming, praying together on the field, and believing in God’s provision for their lives.David and Jason’s journey, from Little League to college to professional baseball and beyond, reminds

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
By Random House Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Here is the definitive biography of Satchel Paige, an all-American story of struggle and triumph about the greatest pitcher to ever throw a baseball. In his hometown streets of Mobile, Alabama, Satchel Paige fired rocks with enough power and precision to bring down a bird or a rival gang member. In the Negro Leagues he fine-tuned a pitch so fast that catchers complained it set their mitts on fire. After a young Joe DiMaggio managed a scratch a single off of him, a Yankees scout wired his

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