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Try Not to Suck
Try Not to Suck ›
By Bill Chastain, By Jesse Rogers

Cloth

ISBN 9781629374765

Estimated Release Date Mar 2018

With his irreverant personality, laid-back approach, and penchant for the unexpected, Joe Maddon is a singular presence among Major League Baseball managers. Whether he's bringing clowns and live bear cubs to spring training or leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series victory in 108 years, Maddon is always one to watch.  In Try Not to Suck, ESPN's Jesse Rogers and MLB.com's Bill Chastain fully explore Maddon's life and career, delving behind the scenes and dissecting that mystique which makes Maddon so popular with players and analysts alike. Packed with insight, anecdotes, and little-known facts, this is the definitive account of the curse-breaker and trailblazer at the helm of the Cubs' new era.
2018 Minor League Baseball Analyst
2018 Minor League Baseball Analyst ›
By Jeremy Deloney, By Rob Gordon, Edited by Brent Hershey

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629374826

Estimated Release Date Mar 2018

The first book of its kind to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting, the 2018 Minor League Baseball Analyst provides a distinctive brand of analysis for more than 1,000 minor league baseball players. Features include scouting reports for all players, batter skills ratings, pitch repertoires, performance trends, major league equivalents, and expected major league debuts. A complete sabermetric glossary is also included. This one-of-a-kind reference is ideally suited for baseball analysts and those who play in fantasy leagues with farm systems.
2018 Baseball Forecaster
2018 Baseball Forecaster ›
By Brent Hershey, By Brandon Kruse, By Ray Murphy, By Ron Shandler

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629374819

Estimated Release Date Jan 2018

The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2018 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill that make up any given batter's ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, and what happens when he makes contact—reverse engineering those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball abilities and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs (4 Formats) ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629374260

Published Jun 2017

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.
Rock Solid
Rock Solid (4 Formats) ›
By Tim Raines, By Alan Maimon, Foreword by Andre Dawson, Introduction by Keri Jonah
Cloth Price 25.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629374000

Published Jun 2017

For more than a decade, Tim Raines patrolled left field for the nascent Montreal Expos, igniting the powder keg of what would become one of the most innovative, entertaining, and talented teams of the modern era. Raines, nicknamed "Rock," hit and stole his way into the hearts of baseball fans across North America. The seven-time all-star tore through the Expos record books before moving on to the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, and Florida Marlins, ultimately earning three World Series rings. And now Raines sit on the cusp of entering Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. But it wasn't always easy playing for the upstart Montreal Expos or being Tim Raines. Raines' performance dipped in 1982, and at the end of the season, Raines entered treatment for substance abuse for cocaine addiction. To avoid leaving the drug in his locker, Raines would carry it in his hip pocket, and would slide headfirst when stealing bases. He used cocaine before games, in his car, after games, and on some occasions between innings in the clubhouse. Raines would later testify at the infamous Pittsburgh drug trials, in September 1985, and would ultimately resume his career at a high level and once again become one of baseball's brightest stars, on and off the field. This memoir entails the life and playing career of one of the sport's all-time greatest leaders and personalities, an honest, raw, and compelling tale of triumph and redemption.
The New York Mets Fans' Bucket List
The New York Mets Fans' Bucket List (4 Formats) ›
By Matt Cerrone, Foreword by David Wright
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629374093

Published Jun 2017

Every New York Mets fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around New York. From singing "Meet the Mets" to running the old Shea Stadium bases, author Matthew Cerrone provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Citi Field. But not every experience requires a trip to Queens; long-distance Mets fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Mets from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The New York Mets Fans' Bucket List.
If These Walls Could Talk: Kansas City Royals
If These Walls Could Talk: Kansas City Royals (4 Formats) ›
By Matt Fulks, By Jeff Montgomery, Foreword by Dayton Moore
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629373843

Published May 2017

With their 2015 World Series championship, the Kansas City Royals claimed their spot among baseball's top current franchises. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Royals, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. Montgomery recounts moments with George Brett, Willie Wilson, and Mike Sweeney as well as the current squad under Ned Yost, including Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon. Kansas City fans will not want to be without this book.
If These Walls Could Talk: San Francisco Giants
If These Walls Could Talk: San Francisco Giants (4 Formats) ›
By Chris Haft, Foreword by Mike Krukow, Foreword by Brandon Crawford
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629373898

Published May 2017

The San Francisco Giants are one of baseball's most storied franchises. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Giants, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. Haft recounts stories from this decorated Giants dynasty, which earned World Series rings in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Giants fans will not want to be without this book.
The Plan
The Plan (4 Formats) ›
By David Kaplan, Foreword by Anthony Rizzo, Introduction by Bud Selig
Cloth Price 24.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629373263

Published May 2017

On October 12, 2011, Theo Epstein became the new Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, flipping a switch on the lovable-loser franchise and initiating a plan to accomplish in Chicago what he'd succeeded in as general manager of the Boston Red Sox: ending a World Series drought. It would require a complete team tear-down and turnover, a new farm system foundation of young talent which Epstein and Cubs GM Jed Hoyer gradually added to with gutsy trades and timely signings. After years of rebuilding, Epstein's crystalline vision has been unquestionably realized in the form of one of the most exciting and talented teams in baseball, led by heavyweights like Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant as well as visionaries like manager Joe Maddon. In The Plan, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago and ESPN Radio goes behind the scenes with the Cubs and their front office, walking the steps of their captivating rise to becoming 2016 World Series champions. Featuring exclusive interviews with Epstein, owner Tom Ricketts, and other team insiders, this is the definitive account of a new era on the North Side.
100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Jimmy Greenfield
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629374628

Published Apr 2017

With 135 years of Chicago Cubs history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Cubs fan should know. More than a look at the century-long wait for another World Series win, the book contains crucial information for Cubs fans, such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Cubs also includes a list of must-do Cubs-related activities, which include taking in Wrigley field, traveling to Arizona for spring training, and sipping beers at the best Cubs bars around the country.
If These Walls Could Talk: Baltimore Orioles
If These Walls Could Talk: Baltimore Orioles (3 Formats) ›
By Rick Dempsey, By Dave Ginsburg, Foreword by Cal Ripken
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629373447

Published Apr 2017

The Baltimore Orioles are one of baseball's most historic franchises. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Orioles, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. Dempsey recounts moments from the 1983 World Series championship, the rise of Cal Ripken Jr., and the current team under Buck Showalter. Orioles fans will not want to be without this book.
It Happens Every Spring
It Happens Every Spring (4 Formats) ›
By Ira Berkow
Trade Paper Price 19.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629373188

Published Apr 2017

Culled from 50 years' worth of columns from one of the country's most popular sportswriters, It Happens Every Spring stands as a remarkable and evocative anthology that is guaranteed to delight baseball fans of all ages. Former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow captures the spirit of America's pasttime in this collection of opinions, stories, and observations from his long and distinguished career. From memories of Ted Williams and Satchel Paige to reflections on Jackie Robinson, Barry Bonds, and the soul of the beloved game, this work combines Berkow's eye for detail with the comedy and drama revealed by the subjects themselves, bringing to life some of the most famous baseball personalities from the last half century.
The New York Yankees Fans' Bucket List
The New York Yankees Fans' Bucket List (4 Formats) ›
By Mark Feinsand
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629373393

Published Apr 2017

Every New York Yankees fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around the Bronx. From visiting Stan's Sports Bar to sitting in the bleachers for the roll call, author Mark Feinsand provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Yankee Stadium. But not every experience requires a trip to New York; long-distance Yankees fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Yanks from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The New York Yankees Fans' Bucket List.
100 Things Blue Jays Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Blue Jays Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Steve Clarke
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629374123

Published Apr 2017

Most Blue Jays fans have taken in a game or two at Rogers Centre, remember where they were when Joe Carter hit his World Series–winning home run in 1993, and took in every moment of the Jays' historic 2015 postseason run. But only real fans know who spent two decades as the team's BJ Birdy mascot, can name the opposing player who was once jailed for hitting a seagull with a thrown baseball at Exhibition Stadium, or how long it takes to open the Rogers Centre roof. 100 Things Blue Jays Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die stands as the ultimate resource for true fans of Canada's sole major league baseball team. Author Steve Clarke has collected every essential piece of Blue Jays knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as readers progress on their way to fan superstardom. This updated edition includes the Blue Jay's recent success and revival, including the push to the 2015 American League Championship Series and Josh Donaldson's MVP season.
100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Rusty Burson
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629374130

Published Apr 2017

Most Texas Rangers fans have gone to at least a game or two in Arlington and were gripped by every captivating moment of the team's 2015 postseason run. But only real fans know the significance of the numbers 8, 34, and 1972, or where to find the best Rangers bars in Texas. 100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Texas Rangers, whether you cheered on the Ryan Express or are a recent supporter of the team under Jeff Bannister. From the bizarre and wonderful 1977 season to the Josh Hamilton saga and beyond, experienced sportswriter Rusty Burson has collected every essential piece of Rangers knowledge, plus must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom. This updated edition includes the Rangers' recent memorable successes, including the push to the 2015 playoffs, and new faces like Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels.