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100 Things Game of Thrones Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Game of Thrones Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Rowan Kaiser
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781629373935

Published Aug 2017

Every Game of Thrones fan remembers where they were for Ned Stark's untimely demise, can hum the tune of "The Rains of Castamere," and can't wait to find out Daenerys Targaryen's next move. But do you know the real inspiration for the Red Wedding? Or how to book a trip to visit Winterfell? 100 Things Game of Thrones Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans. Whether you've read all of George R.R. Martin's original novels or just recently devoured every season of the hit show, these are the 100 things all Game of Thrones fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Pop culture critic Rowan Kaiser has collected every essential piece of Game of Thrones knowledge and trivia, as well as 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!
They Call Me Pudge
They Call Me Pudge (4 Formats) ›
By Ivan Rodriguez, By Jeff Sullivan, Foreword by Nolan Ryan, Foreword by Jim Leyland
Cloth Price 25.95

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ISBN 9781629373942

Published Aug 2017

With 14 All-Star appearances, 13 Gold Gloves, a Most Valuable Player Award, and, of course, a World Series ring, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez has more than earned his spot in Cooperstown as one of the best Major League catchers of all time. In They Call Me Pudge, Rodriguez tells the story of his unforgettable baseball journey, from signing his first professional contract as a 16 year-old in Puerto Rico, to his years in Texas, Detroit, and beyond, to the World Series stage in Miami, and behind the doors of the Texas Rangers front office. Rodriguez's accomplishments, his teammates, and his biggest challenges all receive time in the spotlight in this refreshing memoir of a life and Hall-of-Fame career.
100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Mark Ginocchio, Foreword by Tom DeFalco
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781629374024

Published Jun 2017

Every Spider-Man fan knows Peter Parker's origin story, knows about his clashes with the Green Goblin, and is eager to see actor Tom Holland don the red and blue suit on the big screen. But do you know the genesis of Venom or the Sinister Six? Have you ever tried Aunt May's famous wheatcakes? 100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the character. Whether you're a die-hard comic book reader from the Silver Age or a new follower of the popular movies, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Writer and podcaster Mark Ginocchio has collected every essential piece of Spider-Man knowledge and trivia, as well as 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!
2017 Official Rules of Major League Baseball
2017 Official Rules of Major League Baseball ›
By Triumph Books
Price 9.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629373539

Published Jun 2017

An important resource for umpires, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), this handbook lists the dos and don’ts of the national pastime. Fully up-to-date, this book contains the official and sanctioned MLB rules and their interpretations per the Playing Rules Committee, the sole group that determines baseball’s regulations.
Cowboy Jumble: The Rootinest, Tootinest Puzzles Around!
Cowboy Jumble: The Rootinest, Tootinest Puzzles Around! ›
By Tribune Content Agency LLC
Price 9.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629373553

Published Jun 2017

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.
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
Tar Heel Triumph
Tar Heel Triumph ›
By The News & Observer
Price 14.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629373058

Published Apr 2017

Redemption. After falling to Villanova in the final seconds of the 2016 NCAA championship North Carolina's goal heading into the 2016-17 season was clear. The Tar Heels' win over Gonzaga in the 2017 NCAA championship game was the culmination of a basketball season no Tar Heels fan will ever forget. Led by upperclassmen Justin Jackson, Joel Berry II, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks, Coach Roy Williams' squad won the ACC regular season championships and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. North Carolina then stormed past Texas Southern, Arkansas and Butler to set up an Elite Eight matchup with Kentucky, where Luke Maye's game-winning jumper sent North Carolina back to the Final Four. In the national semifinal against Oregon, North Carolina survived a frenetic final minute to reach the championship game. Packed with expert analysis and stunning action photography from The News & Observer, Tar Heel Triumph: North Carolina's Unforgettable 2017 Championship Season takes fans through the Tar Heels' amazing journey, from a December loss to Kentucky to the final seconds in Arizona. This commemorative edition also features in-depth profiles of Jackson, Berry, Williams, Meeks and more!
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

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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

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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

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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.