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Jumble® Marathon
Jumble® Marathon ›
By Tribune Content Agency LLC
Price 9.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781600789441

Published Jun 2014

The race to finish the puzzles in this marathon-themed book begins here as puzzle enthusiasts endure word fun and entertainment galore. For more than 40 years, millions of newspaper readers have delighted in solving the daily Jumble®, which appears in hundreds of national papers and in these puzzle books that offer hours of challenging wordplay and fun. Each page features a series of mixed-up words coupled with a cartoon clue, and one letter from each word is used to form the answer to the puzzle.
The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook
The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook (4 Formats) ›
By Sean Hogan, By Kevin Smeltz, By Allen F. Richardson, Foreword by David Leadbetter
Trade Paper Price 24.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600786907

Published Jun 2014

Certified instructors Sean Hogan and Kevin Smeltz, along with championship golfers Suzann Pettersen and Ian Poulter and World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Nick Price, provide invaluable advice on how to improve upon every aspect of the golf game by gaining a clear and concise understanding for each key element of the sport. The book shows golfers how to improve their full swing, short game, practice routines, and how to better their mental and physical conditioning strategies. The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook is a collection of successful blueprints by top-notch players and instructors that will help players of all levels improve their understanding and performance.
Big Red
Big Red (4 Formats) ›
By Ken Griffey, By Phil Pepe, Foreword by George Foster
Cloth Price 25.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600785443

Published May 2014

Reflecting on an outstanding 19-year major-league career, this autobiography chronicles baseball great Ken Griffey, beginning with his days just out of high school. The account relates Griffey's decision to venture into the baseball business, documenting his time as a scout, coach, and manager along with his accomplishments as a father, raising two other major league ballplayers: Craig, who played briefly for the Seattle Mariners, and future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. Capturing the subject's time with the Big Red Machine, this record details his days playing alongside Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Pete Rose, highlighting the Reds' two consecutive world championships in 1975 and 1976. Finally, the ultimate thrill of Griffey's career is featured: playing in the same outfield in 1990 with his son, Ken Griffey Jr., during the game where they hit back-to-back home runs—the only father-son combination to do so in the history of Major League Baseball. Filled with amusing anecdotes and behind-the-scenes glimpses of what it's like when baseball really does run in the family, this is a sports memoir unlike any other.
Counterpunch
Counterpunch (4 Formats) ›
By Ira Berkow
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781600789731

Published May 2014

Spanning the period between 1967 and 2005, this compilation includes 84 of Pulitzer Prize–winning author Ira Berkow’s columns on boxing. Readers will meet some of the greatest names in the sport’s history in the pages of this book, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, and Mike Tyson. Among the unforgettable stories gathered in this collection are the heated rivalry between Ali and “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier, Tyson’s infamous “Bite Fight” in 1997, and the will-he-or-won’t-he retirement saga of Sugar Ray Leonard. Written in Berkow’s gripping prose, the columns included in Counterpunch chronicle the most important moments in boxing over the last four decades.
How Baseball Explains America
How Baseball Explains America (4 Formats) ›
By Hal Bodley, Foreword by George Will
Cloth Price 24.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600789380

Published May 2014

Examining the connection between baseball and our society as a whole, How Baseball Explains America is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind journey through America's pastime. Longtime USA TODAY baseball editor and columnist Hal Bodley explores just how essential baseball is to understanding the American experience. He takes readers into the Oval Office with George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton as the former presidents share their thoughts on the game, he looks at the changes that America's Greatest Generation ushered in, as well as examining baseball's struggle with performance enhancing drugs alongside America's war on drugs. An unabashedly celebratory explanation of America's love affair with baseball and the men who make it possible, this work sheds light on topics such as the role Jackie Robinson's signing with the Dodgers played in the civil rights movement, how baseball's westward expansion mirrored the growth of our national economy, labor strife, baseball families, the international explosion of the game, and even the myriad ways in which movies, music, and baseball are intrinsically tied. It is a must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding not only the game but also the nation in which it thrives.
I Am a Card Counter
I Am a Card Counter (4 Formats) ›
By Frank Scoblete
Trade Paper Price 18.95

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ISBN 9781600789472

Published May 2014

With the help of the easy-to-master steps in this book, even a novice gambler can go from being a traditional blackjack player to a card counter—an advantage player with a true edge over the house. For a dozen years, Frank Scoblete was a devastating card-counter, consistently beating casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Tunica, Mississippi and angering the casino bosses by knowing more about how to win money than almost anyone who ever challenged a casino. He employed sophisticated methods, including card-counting and little-known advantage-play techniques to turn the tables on the house. Now Frank, known as an icon of the gambling industry, shares with readers everything he knows about beating casinos at blackjack, including techniques for one, two, four, six, and eight deck games such as “end play,” “the fat finger method,” “card groupings,” and several card counting systems that are easy to learn, but powerful and effective to play. I Am a Card Counter is an essential resource for any gambler looking to succeed at the blackjack table.
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.
Stan the Man
Stan the Man (4 Formats) ›
By Wayne Stewart
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600789489

Published May 2014

Broad in scope and deep in analysis, this biography of Stan Musial details not only the personality and the accomplishments of the man, but artfully examines his life against the backdrop of the Great Depression, which the already-impoverished Musial family endured. It looks at Stan’s support racial integration in baseball, as well as the tragedy that struck his hometown of Donora, Pennsylvania, and claimed many lives, including his father’s. The slew of never-before-published material and revealing anecdotes gained through numerous exclusive interviews with former classmates, relatives, friends, teammates, and contemporaries allow this book to shed fresh light on the legendary Musial while making the book a must-read for all baseball fans. This updated, paperback edition includes a new, commemorative section written after Musial’s passing.
Wild Pitches
Wild Pitches (4 Formats) ›
By Jayson Stark, Foreword by Tim Kurkjian
Cloth Price 22.95

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ISBN 9781600789427

Published May 2014

Every baseball fan knows that Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols are among the best to ever play the game. But how do their high-priced contracts impact their teams’ abilities to compete for a World Series title? Which managers and executives are best at getting the most out of their roster, year-in and year-out? And how does sabremetrics play into all of this? In this book, veteran ESPN columnist Jayson Stark explores these questions and many more. Supplemented with insightful commentary from countless baseball insiders, it gives baseball fans a rare, fascinating glimpse into the why behind the game’s winners and losers.
100 Things Braves Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Braves Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Jack Wilkinson
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600789649

Published Apr 2014

With 135 years of Braves history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Atlanta fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls. This guide to all things Braves covers the franchise’s 14 no-hitters, the story of the 1914 Miracle Braves, and how the SuperStation helped make the Braves “America's team.” Fully updated for 2014, this book walks fans through developments such as Chipper Jones’ retirement and the team’s first years under new manager Fredi González.
100 Things Elvis Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Elvis Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Gillian Gaar
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600789083

Published Apr 2014

With 2014 marking the 60th anniversary of the release of Elvis Presley’s first record, “That’s All Right,” this book makes the perfect companion for celebrating the life and music of one of the world’s most popular entertainers. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures, legions of Elvis fans around the globe who still adore him more than three decades after his death will delight in this ode to “The King.” Ranked from one to 100, the songs, albums, movies, places, personalities, and events that are the most important to know in Elvis lore unfold on the pages, offering hours of entertainment for both casual and serious fans.
100 Things White Sox Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things White Sox Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Bob Vanderberg
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600788079

Published Apr 2014

A list of essential knowledge and experiences all fans of the Chicago White Sox must know and do in their lifetime, this book covers the team’s long history all the way through the promising 2012 season. Most White Sox fans have taken in a game or two at U.S. Cellular Field, have seen highlights of a young Frank Thomas, and remember the team’s 2005 World Series championship. But only real fans remember which player once took his pants off after sliding into first base, can name the opposing outfielder who was showered with beer during the 1959 World Series, or remember who hit the most home runs onto the roof of old Comiskey Park. This is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Chicago’s South Side team, whether a die-hard booster from the days of Billy Pierce or a new supporter of Paul Konerko and Chris Sale.
Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest and Great Lakes
Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest and Great Lakes (4 Formats) ›
By Timothy M. Mullin
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781600789694

Published Apr 2014

The perfect travel guide for baseball fans who want to see more of the great ballparks in America’s heartland, this handy guide gives you the tips for best lodging, great restaurants, and local attractions for the Major League and minor league cities and towns that dot the Midwest. With details about every ballpark from Major League Baseball to the Frontier League, this travel companion tells you the best places to sit, the best ballpark food to eat, and the best places to go around town when you are not at the ballpark. From taking in a AAA game with the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines and visiting the Field of Dreams to knowing how to best experience Target Field in the Twin Cities, Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest and Great Lakes is all you need to plan a dream baseball road trip.
Battle of the Bay
Battle of the Bay (4 Formats) ›
By Gary Peterson, Foreword by Tony La Russa
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781600789335

Published Apr 2014

1989 was a season of both triumph and tragedy for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics, still marking baseball’s only cross-Bay series. But 1989 is remembered as much for the devastating earthquake that struck moments before Game 3 of the World Series as it is for the exploits of Mark McGwire, Will Clark, and other stars. In this history, Gary Peterson combines his firsthand observations with meticulous research and new interviews with players, coaches, and broadcasters to offer a fresh perspective of that unforgettable year. From Dave Dravecky’s emotional return to the mound after cancer surgery and his gruesome injury in his next start to highlight-reel performances by Clark, McGwire, Jose Canseco, and Rickey Henderson to Dave Stewart reaching out to rescue workers after the earthquake, Battle of the Bay captures the agony and excitement that surrounded the Bay Area in the summer and fall of 1989.
Core Four
Core Four (4 Formats) ›
By Phil Pepe, Foreword by David Cone
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600789625

Published Apr 2014

Tracing the careers of four instrumental players who turned around the Yankees ball club, this book shares behind-the-scenes stories from their early days together in the minors through the 2013 season, and follows them on their majestic ride to the top of the baseball world. At a time when the New York Yankees were in free fall, having failed to win a World Series in 17 years and had not played in one in 14 years—the Bronx Bombers’ longest drought since before the days of Babe Ruth—along came four young players whose powerful impact returned the franchise to its former glory. They were a diverse group from different parts of the globe: Mariano Rivera, a right-handed pitcher from Panama, who was destined to become the all-time record holder in saves and baseball’s greatest closer; Derek Jeter, a shortstop raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who would become the first Yankee to accumulate 3,000 hits; Jorge Posada, an infielder-turned-catcher from Puerto Rico, who would hit more home runs than any Yankees catcher except the legendary Hall of Famer Yogi Berra; and Andy Pettitte, a left-handed pitcher born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who would win more postseason games than any player in baseball history. Together they formed the “Core Four,” and would go on to play as teammates for 13 seasons during which time they would help the Yankees advance to the postseason 12 times, win the American League pennant seven times, and take home five World Series trophies. This book follows these phenoms from the minor leagues to the present, detailing their significant contributions to a winning major league franchise. This 2014 edition updates readers on Jeter’s struggles with injuries and recovery, Rivera’s final season, and Pettitte’s and Jeter’s plans moving forward.