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Muggsy
Muggsy ›
By Muggsy Bogues, By Jake Uitti, Foreword by Alonzo Mourning, Foreword by Stephen Curry
Price 18.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781637272138

Published Aug 2023

<strong>A candid and insightful memoir from one the NBA&#39;s most unlikely stars.</strong><br /><br />Growing up, Muggsy Bogues was always told he should do something else, anything besides basketball. He never acknowledged his many doubters except to prove them spectacularly wrong.<br /><br />Twenty years after receiving his first basketball as a toddler, he stood proud—at five-foot-three—as the starting point guard for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. From the East Baltimore playground courts where he earned his nickname by &quot;muggin&#39;&quot; opponents for possession of the ball, to Dunbar High School where he excelled alongside future NBA players, Bogues set the tone in his early years for the great heights he&#39;d reach professionally.<br /><br />In this new autobiography, Bogues delves deep into his life and career, reflecting on legendary battles with Michael Jordan, John Stockton, and other generational stars of &#39;80s and &#39;90s hoops. He shares far-ranging anecdotes from playoff runs in Charlotte, filming <em>Space Jam</em>, and even watching a young Steph Curry grow up.<br /><br /><strong>Conversational and clear-sighted, this is a story of uncompromising vision and fleet-footed determination during a golden era for the NBA.</strong>
Jim Kaat: Good as Gold
Jim Kaat: Good as Gold ›
By Jim Kaat, By Douglas B. Lyons, Foreword by Bob Costas
Price 18.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781637272121

Published Apr 2023

<strong>An unforgettable look at a lifetime of baseball packed with humor and passion for the game.</strong><br /><br />With a career that has now touched eight decades, Jim Kaat has had a prime front row seat for baseball&#39;s continuing evolution. Not only was he a major-league pitcher for 25 seasons, but his time as a pitching coach and his many years as a broadcaster have given him a singular long view of the game.<br /><br />In <em>Good as Gold</em>, Kaat weaves the tale of a lifetime, taking fans on the field, into the clubhouse, and behind the mic as only he can.<br /><br /><strong>Full of priceless stories from New York, Minnesota, and across the major leagues, this honest and engaging autobiography gives fans a rare seat alongside Kaat on a tour of baseball history.</strong>
Goodbye, Oakland
Goodbye, Oakland (3 Formats) ›
By Dave Newhouse, By Andy Dolich
Cloth Price 28.00

Cloth, PDF, EPUB

ISBN 9781637272152

Published Apr 2023

<strong>A fascinating tour of Oakland sports history and a look toward the future of professional sports in the East Bay.</strong><br /><br />Oakland is a sports city like no other. It is the only city in America to be abandoned by the same team twice, with the Raiders most recently leaving for Las Vegas. The Golden State Warriors, who crossed the bay in 1971 in search of better digs, have now returned to San Francisco with trophies in tow. The long-fought battle to keep the Oakland Athletics in the East Bay may narrowly save the city from a hat trick of departures.<br /><br />And yet, Oakland has produced more than its share of success in the form of 10 national titles across the NFL, NBA, and MLB. The city is gritty, gutsy, and self-preserving, with a blue-collar mentality and a gold standard under that collar. Bolstered by the Silicon Valley tech boom, Oakland has become one of the most desirable places to live in the entire country, all while its sports fans increasingly find that, in the famous words of Gertrude Stein, &quot;There is no there there.&quot;<br /><br />What is it about Oakland that inspires such wanderlust in its professional teams?<strong> </strong>Featuring numerous conversations with luminaries across sports, politics, and economics, this new book explores Oakland&#39;s fascinating and paradoxical identity as a sports town while illuminating a cast of characters as diverse as the city itself: rogues, superstars, movers and shakers operating on and off the field, and, of course, the fans.<br /><br /><strong>Through the insight of venerated <em>Oakland Tribune</em> scribe Dave Newhouse and sports business leader Andy Dolich, readers will come to appreciate the many quirks and challenges that define &quot;The Town.&quot;</strong>
Sports Illustrated The New York Mets
Sports Illustrated The New York Mets (3 Formats) ›
By The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Cloth Price 35.00

Cloth, PDF, EPUB

ISBN 9781637272978

Published Apr 2023

<strong>Celebrate the championship glory, Hall of Fame personalities, and passionate fans that make the New York Mets one of the most historic franchises in baseball</strong><br /> <br />Once an intrepid expansion club, the New York Mets have now thrilled their loyal fans for six decades. <em>Sports Illustrated™</em> celebrates the franchise with <em>The New York Mets</em>, an extraordinary collection of classic stories and photographs from the pages of <em>SI</em>. This commemorative book salutes the World Series teams of 1969 and 1986 while spotlighting legendary stars like Casey Stengel, Tom Seaver, Keith Hernandez, Mike Piazza, and David Wright.<br /><br /><strong>From the Polo Grounds to Shea Stadium to Citi Field, fans will unearth countless gems from the Mets&#39; past on each page of this celebration.</strong>
Jumble® Health
Jumble® Health ›
By Tribune Content Agency LLC
Price 11.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781637270851

Published Apr 2023

<div><strong>Hours of challenging wordplay and fun!</strong><br /><br />For over sixty-five years, millions of newspaper readers have delighted in solving the daily Jumble®, which appears in hundreds of national papers and in these puzzle books.<br /><br />Each page features a series of mixed-up words coupled with a cartoon clue, and certain letters from each word are used to form the answer to the puzzle.</div>
2023 Minor League Baseball Analyst
2023 Minor League Baseball Analyst (3 Formats) ›
By Rob Gordon, By Jeremy Deloney, Edited by Brent Hershey

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB

ISBN 9781637271872

Published Mar 2023

<div><strong>The best resource for projecting future performance of minor league athletes—essential for fantasy league baseball players.</strong><br /><br />The first book of its kind to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting, the <em>2023 Minor League Baseball Analyst </em>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.</div>
Ron Shandler's 2023 Baseball Forecaster
Ron Shandler's 2023 Baseball Forecaster (3 Formats) ›
By Brent Hershey, By Brandon Kruse, By Ray Murphy, By Ron Shandler
Trade Paper Price 26.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB

ISBN 9781637271865

Published Jan 2023

<div><strong>For more than thirty years, the very best in baseball predictions and statistics.</strong><br /><br />The industry&#39;s longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, <em>Ron Shandler&#39;s Baseball Forecaster</em>, 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&#39;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.</div>