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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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Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Billy Beane, general manager of MLB's Oakland A's and protagonist of Michael Lewis's Moneyball, had a problem: how to win in the Major Leagues with a budget that's smaller than that of nearly every ot…
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First published in 1963, Eliot Asinof's Eight Men Out has become a timeless classic of a scandalous world series.

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Twentieth-anniversary edition of a baseball classic, with a new epilogue by Jim Bouton.

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The Breaks of the Game
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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Return once again to the enduring account of life in the Mojo lane, to the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big…
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With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize–winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a bat.…
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When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi
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They were the Beatles of basketball, the Mercury Seven in sneakers.
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Move over, Moneyball -- a cutting-edge look at major league baseball's next revolution: the high-tech quest to build better players.

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“If you build it, he will come.”

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