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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

1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever
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From the Publisher: Set against the backdrop of a racially charged nation and a still predominantly all-white major league landscape, seven years removed from Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color line, 1954 tells the story of the first time in … Read More

Comeback Kings: The San Francisco Giants’ Incredible 2012 Championship Season
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  The San Francisco Giants’ 2012 postseason run was symbolic of the team’s season. The 2012 season saw the Giants lose closer Brian Wilson to injury in April, overcome the departure of All-Star left fielder Melky Cabrera to suspension in … Read More

The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World
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Celebrated sports writer Roger Kahn casts his gaze on the golden age of baseball, an unforgettable time when the game thrived as America’s unrivaled national sport. The Era begins in 1947 with Jackie Robinson changing major league baseball forever by … Read More

Juan Marichal: My Journey from the Dominican Republic to Cooperstown
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In a decade that featured such legendary hurlers as Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, and other Hall of Famers, no pitcher won more games than Juan Marichal in the 1960s. His unique, high-kick pitching style was imitated by kids … Read More

Willie Mays: The Life The Legend
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Willie Mays: The Life The Legend by James S. Hirsch   “Now in paperback, the “enormously entertaining and wide-ranging” (Seattle Times) authorized, definitive,New York Times bestselling (4 weeks on the list) biography of Willie Mays, the most complete baseball player … Read More

Comeback
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The moment was electric and unforgettable. Less than one year after cancer surgery on Dave Dravecky’s pitching arm, the San Francisco Giants pitcher came back to take the mound once again. And won. Five days later, he won again . … Read More

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