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If These Walls Could Talk: Philadelphia Phillies
If These Walls Could Talk: Philadelphia Phillies (4 Formats) ›
By Larry Shenk, Foreword by Larry Bowa
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600789106

Published May 2014

Over the last half-century, the Philadelphia Phillies have experienced epic highs—World Series titles in 1980 and 2008—and frustrating lows, and Larry Shenk has been there for every minute of it. He provides a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and events that have shaped the franchise’s history. The book gives the detailed scouting reports on Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley and takes readers into the clubhouse as Steve Carlton closes in on 300 career wins. Listen in on Pete Rose’s phone call with President Reagan after Rose broke the National League hits record and see Richie Ashburn’s face when he heard he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Giving fans a taste of what it’s like to be a part of the Phillies’ storied history from a perspective unlike any other, readers will also learn about a man whose work ethic and character has made an impact on the players and staff for 50 years.
The Mouth That Roared
The Mouth That Roared (4 Formats) ›
By Dallas Green, By Alan Maimon
Cloth Price 26.95

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ISBN 9781600788055

Published May 2013

From profanity-laced clubhouse tirades and outspoken opinions on the state of the game to tears at an emotional funeral for his murdered granddaughter, Dallas Green tells his story for the first time in this autobiography. In his nearly 60 years in baseball as a pitcher; manager of three franchises, including both New York squads, the Mets and Yankees; general manager; and executive, Dallas Green has never minced words or shied away from making enemies. Though many bristled at his gruff style, nobody could argue with the result of his leadership: as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, he led the team to a World Series championship in 1980 and as general manger of the Chicago Cubs, he pulled off one of the most lopsided trades in the history of the sport by dealing journeyman Ivan DeJesus to the Phillies in exchange for Larry Bowa and future Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg. This larger-than-life baseball personality shares insights from the mound, the dugout, and the front office as well as anecdotes of some of the game’s biggest stars and encounters with the press, player agents, and the unions. Dallas Green also shares his feelings about his granddaughter, Christina-Taylor Green, who was shot and killed by a deranged stalker in Tucson, Arizona, during an assassination attempt on the life of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Knowing that the loss of his beloved granddaughter has irrevocably changed him, Green discusses how, in the wake of her death, baseball became a coping mechanism for him.
"Then Bowa Said to Schmidt. . ."
"Then Bowa Said to Schmidt. . ." (4 Formats) ›
By Robert Gordon
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600788017

Published May 2013

The ultimate reference book for any “Phillie phanatic,” this book provides a behind-the-scenes peek into the private world of the players, managers, broadcasters, and executives, taking readers into the clubhouse and onto the field. Author Robert Gordon takes fans inside the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies’ run to the World Series, when first baseman John Kruk once told a fan, “I ain’t an athlete, lady, I’m a baseball player;” back to 1980, when Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, and Larry Bowa delivered the team's first World Series title; and to 2008, when a new generation experienced the ecstasy of a World Series win. Written for every fan who follows the Phillies, this unique book captures the memories and great stories from more than a century of the team’s history.
Remembering Harry Kalas
Remembering Harry Kalas ›
By Rich Wolfe
Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600788123

Published Apr 2013

A stirring tribute to Harry Kalas, the voice of the Philadelphia Phillies from 1971 until his sudden passing in 2009, this work captures the spirit of the man who became as synonymous with the city of Philadelphia as a Mike Schmidt home run, a cheesesteak sandwich, or the Liberty Bell. Remembering Harry Kalas includes stories about the longtime Phillies voice from a who’s who of national figures and people who were close to the late broadcaster, including Schmidt, Kalas’s family, Tim McCarver, Curt Smith, Phillies president David Montgomery, Ryan Howard, Mike Piazza, and many others. It is the definitive book about one of the most memorable personalities in the City of Brotherly Love.
100 Things Phillies Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Phillies Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Bill Baer
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600786785

Published Jan 2012

Compiling 130 years of the Phillies, this handbook offers dedicated information to fans of Philadelphia's favorite baseball team. Topics covered include personalities, events, and facts that every fan should know without hesitation, such as important dates, player nicknames, and memorable moments. This guide to all things Phillies also includes a list of must-do Phillies-related activities, which include visiting the birthplace of Grover Clevelend Alexander, finding the best Phillies bars in the City of Brotherly Love, and searching for the remnants of the Baker Bowl.
Worth the Wait
Worth the Wait (4 Formats) ›
By Jayson Stark
Trade Paper Price 12.95

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ISBN 9781600786556

Published Apr 2011

For 25 years, Philadelphia waited for a team like the 2008 Phillies to come along. Waited for a team that could end the longest title drought on any city in America that fields teams in all four major professional sports. Waited for that one magical postseason run that could unleash a quarter-century of pent-up frustration. And then these '08 Phillies hopped on that magic carpet and made it happen. Unlike so many Phillies teams that were haunted by the past, this team was inspired by it, by the chance to place its own inimitable stamp on the franchise. And as the 2 million people who attended their championship parade can attest, it was Worth the Wait.
162-0: Imagine a Phillies Perfect Season
162-0: Imagine a Phillies Perfect Season (4 Formats) ›
By Paul Kurtz
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781600785344

Published Mar 2011

Imagining a year in which the Phillies never lose a single game, this idealistic resource identifies the most memorable victory in the team's history on every single day of the baseball calendar season, from late March to late October. Ranging from games with incredible historical significance and individual achievement to those with high drama and high stakes, the book envisions the impossible: a blemish-free Phillies season. Evocative photos, original quotes, thorough research, and engaging prose and analysis add another dimension.
Armed & Dangerous
Armed & Dangerous (2 Formats) ›
By Fran Zimniuch
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600786433

Published Mar 2011

In Armed & Dangerous author Fran Zimniuch provides an in-depth look at the 2011 Phillies, including in-depth features on pitching aces Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, and Roy Oswalt as well as profiles of manager Charlie Manuel and other members of the 2011 Phillies. Featuring beautiful color photography, Armed & Dangerous provides a first look at what could prove to be a historic team.
Shane Victorino
Shane Victorino (4 Formats) ›
By Alan Maimon
Cloth Price 24.95

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ISBN 9781600785429

Published Mar 2011

Long before Shane Victorino gained fame as a Gold Glove center fielder, All-Star, and World Series champion with the Philadelphia Phillies, he was a precocious child on the island of Maui, frustrating teachers with his inability to sit still and tagging along with older boys to neighborhood ball fields. For Victorino, diagnosed at an early age with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, sports became an ideal outlet for his boundless energy. As the first Maui native ever to appear in a World Series, Victorino played an integral role in giving his team, and the city of Philadelphia, a memory for the ages. In Shane Victorino: The Flyin' Hawaiian, readers will find the compelling story of a young man whose persistence and determination helped him overcome obstacles and emerge victorious at the highest level of his profession.
Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt (4 Formats) ›
By Rob Maaddi, Foreword by Jayson Stark
Cloth Price 24.95

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ISBN 9781600783180

Published Apr 2010

The first comprehensive biography of this Philadelphia Phillies’ icon, this book provides fans a detailed look into the life of legendary third baseman and feared slugger Mike Schmidt. Schmidt was not always a fan favorite—he was somewhat misunderstood and seen as standoffish by many fans who referred to him as “Mr. Cool.” Author Rob Maaddi dispels the myths by transporting readers back to key events in Schmidt’s life and Hall of Fame career that make him come alive and help to create an understanding of the hardworking ballplayer he really was. The book not only uncovers the real man behind the remarkable numbers, but also allows fans to relive the most memorable moments from Schmidt’s legendary career including his 500th career home run and the 1980 World Series victory. It also delves into his close relationships with teammates like Pete Rose, Dick Allen, and Garry Maddox. This satisfying portrait of one of the games’ most celebrated players is one that baseball fans of all ages will not want to be without and will cherish for years to come.
Straight Talk from Wild Thing
Straight Talk from Wild Thing (4 Formats) ›
By Mitch Williams, By Darrell Berger, Foreword by John Kruk
Cloth Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781600783067

Published Apr 2010

When Mitch Williams threw the pitch that lost the 1993 World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies, no one could have predicted that his reaction to the loss would win the hearts and minds of Phillies fans across the nation. He stood at his locker for an hour after the game, answering every question, most of which could be answered simply: "I threw a bad pitch." He didn't go into hiding, make excuses, or believe that one loss was the end of the world. Phillies fans, notorious as the toughest in sports, recognized a stand-up guy when they saw one and embraced him as one of their own. Though his successful pitching career is behind him, Mitch is still standing up in Philadelphia and telling it like it is. Straight Talk from Wild Thing is the story of his career, but more than that, it is inside baseball seen from many perspectives: sitting on a 10-hour minor league bus ride, standing on a pitcher's mound, and sitting in a clubhouse, a dugout, and a ranch in Texas, where a man who "retired" at age 32 struggled to figure out what to do next.
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Philadelphia Phillies
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Philadelphia Phillies (4 Formats) ›
By Todd Zolecki, Foreword by Scott Franzke
Trade Paper Price 17.95

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ISBN 9781600781643

Published Feb 2010

Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Philadelphia Phillies documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Phillies highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the rapturous season of the “Whiz Kids” and the magical 2008 run to the World Series, as well as the lows of the historically inept Phillies of the 1930s and the equally historic collapse of 1964. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.
Pouring Six Beers at a Time
Pouring Six Beers at a Time (5 Formats) ›
By Bill Giles, By Doug Myers
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600782565

Published Mar 2009

A hilarious, fascinating, and revealing view of the national pastime from the 1930's to the present, Pouring Six Beers at a Time offers a treasure trove of stories by a man once dubbed the P. T. Barnum of Major League Baseball, current Philadelphia Phillies Chairman Bill Giles. His 70 plus years of behind-the-scenes stories are an invaluable treat that no baseball fan will want to miss. From sound effects man for the radio broadcasts of the Cincinnati Reds as a teenager to owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, Bill Giles has been involved in virtually every aspect of the game of baseball. Highlights from his fascinating life include taking overnight train rides with the Reds as a young boy, witnessing the birth of indoor baseball in Houston, bringing the marketing of baseball into the modern era—helping to establish traditions and promotions that are now standard, and signing some of the greatest players in modern history with names such as Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Joe Morgan, and Curt Schilling.
Phillies Confidential
Phillies Confidential (4 Formats) ›
By Gary Matthews, By Scott Lauber
Cloth Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781600782022

Published Nov 2008

Relive one of the most memorable seasons in the Phillies' storied 126-year history, as broadcaster Gary Matthews takes you into the clubhouse, the dugout, and onto the field, giving fans an inside look at the 2008 Major League season. The book includes details of the pivotal offseason trade for closer Brad Lidge, how they managed to withstand their midseason slide, and the late-season rally in which they overtook the New York Mets. In this day-by-day recap of the magical 2008 season fans will relive the heart-wrenching losses and exhilarating wins of a long season that ended in a sweet World Series victory.