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Three Nights in August captures the strategic and emotional complexities of baseball's quintessential form, the three-game series. As the St. Louis Cardinals battle their archrival Chicago Cubs, we wa…
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"Among the best books ever written on professional basketball." The Philadelphia Inquirer

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * THE BEST SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

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The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It
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This new enlarged edition of The Glory of Their Times contains the complete text and all the photographs that were in the original book, published in 1966, plus for the first time the…
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