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The 1964 Phillies: The Story of Baseball’s Most Memorable Collapse
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In 1964, thousands of Philadelphian baseball fans were caught up in the Phillies’ unexpected run at the National League pennant. After nearly a decade of continuous defeat, which earned them little more than the reputation for an unprecedented record of … Read More

Wicked Curve: The Life and Troubled Times of Grover Cleveland Alexander
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When in 1911 Phillies pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander set the National League record for wins by a rookie (28), it was a sign of things to come. Alexander went on to win 373 games over his 20-year career, the third … Read More

The Fightin’ Phillies: 100 Years of Philadelphia Baseball from the Whiz Kids to the Misfits
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From when the Phillies franchise was established in 1883 and a rookie manager led the team to its first National League pennant in 1915 to the World Series titles in 1980 and 2008, Larry Shenk, a longtime Phillies executive, provides … Read More

God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen
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When the Philadelphia Phillies signed Dick Allen in 1960, fans of the franchise envisioned bearing witness to feats never before accomplished by a Phillies player. A half-century later, they’re still trying to make sense of what they saw. Carrying to … Read More

Life Is a Hit; Don’t Strike Out
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Al Oliver is a former Major League Baseball player. Over the course of his eighteen year career, he has been blessed to be able to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-77), Texas Rangers (1978-81), Montreal Expos (1982-83), San Francisco Giants … Read More

Throwing Hard Easy: Reflections on a Life in Baseball
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With a seemingly effortless motion, pinpoint control, a blazing, dancing fastball, and an unequaled competitive spirit, Robin Roberts enjoyed one of the most celebrated careers in baseball history. He made his Major League debut in the summer of 1948 and … Read More

Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra
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Nailed! is a dramatic biography of Lenny Dykstra —the heroic center fielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in the ’80s and ’90s whose gritty play earned him the nickname “Nails.” Dykstra’s unlikely post-baseball rise in the business … Read More

Straight Talk from Wild Thing
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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 … Read More

Mike Schmidt: The Phillies’ Legendary Slugger
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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 … Read More

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