Go Giants! from the 2015 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Summer Newsletter.


The Giants’ recent championship seasons were filled with high-drama and “torture,” but the calm constant throughout was manager Bruce Bochy. How does he stay so even-keeled and composed? Bochy reflects on his zen-like approach to life in A Book of Walks, an irresistible collection of essays about the benefits of walking (the exercise, not base-on-balls). Giants fans will love getting a glimpse into the mind of the team’s beloved skipper (Bonus: the walks he writes about are often baseball-related or take place in San Francisco), but so will anyone who agrees that “a walk will do you good.” 

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$9.95
ISBN: 9780985419035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wellstone Books - May 15th, 2015

Like the players’ rings that get more dazzling with each championship, the books that commemorate the Giants’ past three World Series wins keep upping the ante. Championship Blood, celebrating the 2014 season, is the most visually-stunning one yet. This large-formatted coffee-table beauty features images by Sports Illustrated photographer Brad Mangin and stories and essays by KNBR’s Brian Murphy. With a foreword by Bruce Bochy and afterword by former third base coach Tim Flannery, this book has it all.

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Championship Blood: The 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants Cover Image
By Brian Murphy, Brad Mangin (Photographer), Bruce Bochy (Foreword by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9781937359799
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cameron & Company - April 21st, 2015

Celebrate the golden age of San Francisco Giants baseball with this firsthand account by Giants beat reporter Andrew Baggarly. Since the team moved to the shores of McCovey Cove in 2000, Giants fans have been thrilled by iconic players, historic moments, and heroic performances—not to mention three World Series championships. Giant Splash takes readers onto the field and inside the clubhouse for every unforgettable moment. “A must-read for all Giants fans.” —Jon Miller

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Giant Splash: Bondsian Blasts, World Series Parades, and Other Thrilling Moments by the Bay Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781629370316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triumph Books (IL) - May 1st, 2015

It is incredibly hard to make it to the major leagues, and even harder to become a starting player. The odds of it happening to three siblings in the same family is rarer, still. But the Molinas are no ordinary family. In former Giants catcher Bengie Molina’s wonderful new book, we learn how the patriarch of his family, his father Benjamin, raised three sons who not only became big league catchers, but who each won two World Series rings. Benjamin, a poor Puerto Rican factory worker, had a passion for the game that was surpassed only by the love for his family. He taught his sons baseball, but through the game also taught them about humility, loyalty, and the true meaning of success. An absolutely moving and beautiful book.

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Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781451641042
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 12th, 2015

 

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