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Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift
4.7 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop. They eat dinner together and tease each other mercilessly. They trade stories about the greats they have met along the way. And the next day they do the same thing all over again.As every former ballplayer can appreciate, in that routine, every spring, there
Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak
4.8 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was old school and stubborn. But after 20 straight losing seasons and his job on the line, he was ready to try anything. So when he met with GM Neal Huntington in October 2012, they decided to discard everything they knew about the game and instead take on drastic ''big data'' strategies.
Going well beyond the number-crunching of Moneyball, which used statistics found on the back of baseball cards to identify market inefficiencies, the data the Pirates
Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
4.8 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
An inspiring memoir from David Ross, the veteran catcher dubbed ''Grandpa Rossy'', who became the heart and soul of the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series championship team.
In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons.