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On the Eighth Day, God Made Baseball
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Major League Baseball has had its share of characters. Mark Littell is a one-of-a-kind, mold-breaking country boy from the Bootheel of Missouri. In this book, Mark takes you through his wild and wooly career as a baseball player, from his … Read More

Bring In the Right-Hander!: My Twenty-Two Years in the Major Leagues
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One of only twenty-nine Major Leaguers to play in four different decades, Jerry Reuss pitched for eight teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates twice. So when Reuss tells his story, he covers about as much of baseball life as any player … Read More

Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty
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The New York Times bestseller about Major League Baseball’s Molina brothers and how they became Gold Glove, World Series–winning catchers: “A simply told, deeply moving story, quite unlike the usual baseball book” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). A baseball rules book. … Read More

2 Balls in Play in One Game! (Guest Post by Pete Cava)
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ON THIS DATE:  JUNE 30, 1959   In the fourth inning of a Cardinals-Cubs contest at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, two balls are in play simultaneously.   With St. Louis ahead 2-1, Stan Musial was batting against Cubs right-hander Bob Anderson.  … Read More

Stan the Man: The Life and Times of Stan Musial
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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 … Read More

Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game
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From the Publisher: Pitch by Pitch gets inside the head of Bob Gibson on October 2, 1968, when he took the mound for game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. With … Read More

If These Walls Could Talk: St. Louis Cardinals: Stories from the St. Louis Cardinals Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box
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From the Publisher: The St. Louis Cardinals are one of baseball’s most storied franchises, and as much a part of St. Louis as Anheuser-Busch and the arch. From Lou Brock to Matt Carpenter, Ozzie Smith to Yadier Molina, Bob Gibson … Read More

The Gashouse Gang: How Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Pepper Martin, and Their Colorful, Come-from-Behind Ball Club Won the World Series—and America’s Heart—During the Great Depression
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With The Gashouse Gang, John Heidenry delivers the definitive account of one the greatest and most colorful baseball teams of all times, the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals, filled with larger-than-life baseball personalities like Branch Rickey, Leo Durocher, Pepper Martin, Casey … Read More

The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History
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The St. Louis Cardinals are perhaps the most popular and successful franchise in National League history, having won more world championships than any other club in the league. Baseball greats such as Stan Musial, Rogers Hornsby, and Albert Pujols have … Read More

The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life
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From the Publisher: Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. … Read More

One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season
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One Last Strike by legendary baseball manager Tony La Russa is a thrilling sports comeback story. La Russa, the winner of four Manager of the Year awards—who led his teams to six Pennant wins and three World Series crowns—chronicles one … Read More

Jack Buck: “That’s a Winner!”
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In his forthright and honest autobiography, former St. Louis Cardinal, World Series, and Super Bowl broadcaster Jack Buck entertains all of his fans once more in a different setting. Jack Buck: ?That’s a Winner!” does more than entertain, however. It … Read More

For Cardinal Fans Only! A Lotta People Are Cubs Fans Cause They Can’t Afford World Series Tickets
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Fans themselves relive the greatest moments St. Louis Cardinals history and share with the reader their intimate memories of life as a Card’s Fan. Dozens of narrative tales fill this volume, which is packed with photos, quips and quotes plus … Read More

Stan Musial: An American Life
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the biographical treatment he deserves. Stan Musial isthe definitive portrait of one of the game’s best-loved but most unappreciated legends—told through the remembrances … Read More

The Ultimate Cardinals Record Book: A Complete Guide to the Most Unusual, Unbelievable, and Unbreakable Records in Cardinals History
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Featuring every relevant team record, statistic, and award winner from the St. Louis Cardinals’ incredible past, this book includes a comprehensive collection of Redbirds all-time leaders in every conceivable category, from hits to strikeouts. From Dizzy Dean’s 30 wins or … Read More

Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals’ Stunning 2011 Championship Season
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The complete story of the Cardinals’ unexpected run to the 2011 World Series title is captured in this action-packed commemorative volume. Profiles of the team’s stars, complete recaps of every postseason game, and stunning photography make this book a must-have keepsake … Read More

10 Rings: Stories of the St. Louis Cardinals World Championships
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10 Rings: Stories of the St. Louis Cardinals World Championships is like ten adventure novels with different plots that all have the same ending and a happy one at that. The Cardinals were the last of the original National League … Read More

Tony La Russa: Man on a Mission
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Players and fans love him or hate him, so it’s surprising that people know very little about St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa’s life; this biography goes behind the scenes of one of the most iconic figures in baseball … Read More

Box Socials
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Here’s the story of how Truckbox Al McClintock, a small-town greaser whose claim to fame was hitting a baseball clean across the Pembina River, almost got a tryout with the genuine St. Louis Cardinals — but instead ended up batting … Read More

One Man Out: Curt Flood versus Baseball (Landmark Law Cases and American Society)
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When Curt Flood, all-star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, refused to be traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968, he sent shock waves throughout professional baseball that ultimately reached the Supreme Court. Flood challenged the game’s reserve clause … Read More

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