Sports from the 2014 Summer Newsletter

1954 is a book that should be read by all who love the game and its history. This is the year when baseball and the country truly found out, against the backdrop of Brown vs. Board of Education, the true and lasting significance of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line seven years before. This is about Jackie, and Willie Mays, and Henry Aaron, and about Willie’s ’54 Giants team, a civil rights experiment all by itself.” —Mike Lupica

1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780306823329
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Da Capo Press - May 6th, 2014

Former All-Star catcher Jason Kendall—who played for numerous teams, including the Oakland A’s—gives fans an insider’s view of the game in his new book. From pregame rituals to what’s being said at home plate to how teams silently communicate, Throwback is an entertaining and intriguing look at professional baseball. “Kendall is the toughest baseball player I have ever met, and one of the most insightful. He provides a revealing look inside the game in this fascinating book. It was written with the mangled fingers of an old-school catcher, my favorite people in the game.” —Tim Kurkjian, ESPN Commentator

Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250031839
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 13th, 2014


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