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Dan Good’s ‘Playing Through the Pain’ Named CASEY Award Finalist

Dan Good/Playing Through the Pain Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever, the story of the three-time All-Star and 1996 National League MVP whose addictions and use of steroids derailed his career and life, has been named one of 10 finalists for the ...

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‘Baseball Memories’ Tracks Baseball History In Poetry

You know Doubleday didn’t invent it, The myth spun by Spalding to circumvent it. Abner was a soldier, never a player Says one of the poems by Ronald A. Mayer. The course of baseball history set to verse In a collection of poems, some longer, some terse, Baseball Memories brings ...

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‘Yogi’ Puts A Smile On Fans’ Faces

There is something about saying the name “Yogi Berra” that puts a smile on your face. Fans under, say, 60, didn’t see him play live, but his feats on the diamond are legendary: the bad-ball hitter who won three MVPs and 10 World Series rings. (10!) No one is close ...

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Horrow’s ‘The Sport Business Handbook’ To Drop March 4

Human Kinetics and Mascot Books today announced the formal launch of one of the most anticipated sports business chronicles ever assembled, The Sport Business Handbook: Insights From 100+ Leaders Who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry. This anthology, compiled by Rick Horrow with Rick Burton and Myles Schrag, will take fans, students and ...

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The first, definitive biography of La Salle basketball icon, Tom Gola

Tom Gola is a Philadelphia Big Five basketball icon who led La Salle College to the National Invitation Tournament championship in 1952 and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship in 1954 and holds the NCAA record for most rebounds in a career. He helped the Philadelphia Warriors win the ...

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From the Oval Office to the Diamond, Smith Book Tracks the Presidents and Baseball

There is a famous political cartoon from the 1860 U.S. Presidential election, depicting Abraham Lincoln winning a baseball game against fellow candidates John Bell, Stephen Douglas and John Breckinridge. The Currier & Ives piece uses terminology like “put out,” “strike,” “short stop,” “home run” and “fair ball,” words that would be familiar to voters even then, ...

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Smith Reveals The History Between U.S. Presidents And Baseball

Acclaimed author Curt Smith chronicles the historic relationship between baseball and the U.S. presidency. Smith’s new book, The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House (University of Nebraska Press) is now available.  Described by USA Today as “the voice of authority on baseball broadcasting,” Smith draws on his background as a former White House ...

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New Ruth Book Explores Lasting Legacy

Babe Ruth’s grandson Tom Stevens calls it “the first real effort to explain his enduring popularity,” and Stevens should know. He wrote the Foreword. BABE RUTH – A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic is a book that explores the legacy of Ruth on many fronts, both in and beyond baseball. ...

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What If America Lost World War III? New Novel ‘A Mound Over Hell’ Portends

BHC Press has announced it will publish Gary Morgenstein’s provocative new science fiction-baseball novel A Mound Over Hell to launch the author’s The Dark Depths book series. The publishing date is currently set at March 29. In making the announcement, BHC Press said, “This is one of the most unique ...

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A ‘Heavenly’ Fantasy Baseball Contest, For All The World

Fantasy sports may be all the rage on earth, but what if the result of a single baseball game, whose teams are comprised of players selected by God and the Devil themselves, from among anyone ever to play in the Majors or Negro Leagues, would determine the fate of the ...

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