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At Gleason's Gym - Autographed
Ted Lewin

Autographed by Ted Lewin

A KNOCKOUT OF A BOOK about the world's most famous gym.
 
"At Gleason's Gym the world works out.  It's down on the Brooklyn waterfront just a left hook away from the Brooklyn Bridge."  This spectacular book puts you smack in the middle of the action.  But it's more than a book about boxing:  It's about the heart of a community, and about the  power of practice, perseverance, and staying true to yourself.  Paintings, sketches and words by Caldecott Honor artist and former professional wrestler Ted Lewin are your guide to this extraordinary place.
Item No. 9781596432314
$17.95
Baseball Hour
Nevius, Carol
Boys and girls enthusiastically warm up with special exercises and drills. The players throw the ball back and forth, jog, bat, catch, and pitch. Finally, the players divide up into two teams. The coach, as umpire, makes calls as they catch pop flies, run the bases, and slide feet first into home plate. Practice ends with the kids showing that teamwork makes them better players. Powerful, mixed-media illustrations with dramatic, up-close perspectives interpret the rhythmic text and capture the intensity and exuberance of baseball practice.
Item No. 9780761453802
$16.99
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Macy, Sue
Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball, and in April 1896 she made history. In a heart-pounding game against the University of California at Berkeley, Agnes led her team to victory in the first-ever intercollegiate women's basketball game, bringing national attention to women's basketball.
Item No. 9780823421633
$17.95
Becoming Babe Ruth
Tavares, Matt
Matt Tavares s striking homage to one of baseball s legends offers a rare view into Babe Ruth s formative years in "the House that built Ruth."
Before he is known as the Babe, George Herman Ruth is just a boy who lives in Baltimore and gets into a lot of trouble. But when he turns seven, his father brings him to the gates of Saint Mary s Industrial School for Boys, and his life is changed forever. At Saint Mary s, he s expected to study hard and follow a lot of rules. But there is one good thing about Saint Mary s: almost every day, George gets to play baseball. Here, under the watchful eye of Brother Matthias, George evolves as a player and as a man, and when he sets off into the wild world of big-league baseball, the school, the boys, and Brother Matthias are never far from his heart. With vivid illustrations and clear affection for his subject, Matt Tavares sheds light on an icon who learned early that life is what you make of it and sends home a message about honoring the place from which you came."
Item No. 9780763656461
$16.99
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Thayer, Ernest L
"And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville-mighty Casey has struck out." Those lines have echoed through the decades, the final stanza of a poem published pseudonymously in the June 3, 1888, issue of the San Francisco Examiner. Its author would rather have seen it forgotten. Instead, Ernest Thayer's poem has taken a well-deserved place as an enduring icon of Americana. Christopher Bing's magnificent version of this immortal ballad of the flailing 19th-century baseball star is rendered as though it had been newly discovered in a hundred-year-old scrapbook. Bing seamlessly weaves real and trompe l'oeil reproductions of artifacts-period baseball cards, tickets, advertisements, and a host of other memorabilia into the narrative to present a rich and multifaceted panorama of a bygone era. A book to be pored over by children, treasured by aficionados of the sport-and given as a gift to all ages: a tragi-comic celebration of heroism and of a golden era of sport.
Item No. 9781929766000
$18.99
Clemente
Willie Perdomo & Bryan Collier

A little boy named Clemente learns about his namesake, the great baseball player Roberto Clemente, in this joyful picture book biography.

Born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente was the first Latin American player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the only player for whom the five-year initiation period was waived. Known not only for his exceptional baseball skills but also for his extensive charity work in Latin America, Clemente was well-loved during his 18 years playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died in a plane crash while bringing aid supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Willie Perdomo's rhythmic text and Bryan Collier's energetic art combine to tell the story of one of baseball's greats.

Item No. 9781250073228
$8.99
Growing Up Pedro
Tavares, Matt
The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares's tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martinez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star.

Before Pedro Martinez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramon was the best pitcher he'd ever seen. He'd dream of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues--and here, Matt Tavares tells the story of how that dream came true. In a fitting homage to a modern day baseball star, the acclaimed author-illustrator examines both Pedro Martinez's improbable rise to the top of his game and the power that comes from the deep bond between brothers.

Item No. 9780763668242
$16.99
H is for Home Run
Brad Herzog
Now anyone can be one of the "boys or girls of summer" and get a home plate view of America's favorite pastime in H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet. This new offering in our line of children's alphabet books brings the game of baseball to entertaining and informative life. Sports writer Brad Herzog pairs easy-to-read rhymes with detailed expository so that readers are pitched baseball's facts, faces, history, and places from A-Z.
Item No. 9781585362196
$16.95
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Myers, Christopher
One day at the basketball court, two kids, a familiar challenge--H.O.R.S.E.?
But this isn t your grandmother s game of hoops.
Not when a layup
from the other side of the court
standing on one foot
with your eyes closed is just the warm-up.
Around the neighborhood, around the world, off Saturn s rings, the pair goes back and forth.
The game is as much about skill as it is about imagination.
A slam dunk from multi-award-winning author/illustrator Christopher Myers, "H.O.R.S.E." is a celebration of the sport of basketball, the art of trash-talking, and the idea that what s possible is bounded only by what you can dream.
A 2013 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor Book"
Item No. 9781606842188
$18.99
Henry Aaron's Dream (Hardcover)
Tavares, Matt
Matt Tavares hits one out of the park with this powerful tale of a kid from the segregated south who would become baseball s home-run king.
Before he was Hammerin Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy grow ing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a big-league baseball player. He didn t have a bat. He didn t have a ball. And there wasn t a single black ball player in the major leagues. B ut none of this could stop Henry Aaron. In a captivating biography of Henr y Aaron s young life from his sandlot days through his time in the Negro Leagues to the day he played his first spring training game for the Braves Matt Tavares offers an inspiring homage to one of baseball s all-time greats."
Item No. 9780763632243
$16.99
Henry Aaron's Dream (Softcover)
Tavares, Matt
Matt Tavares hits one out of the park with this powerful tale of a kid from the segregated south who would become baseball s home-run king.
Before he was Hammerin Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy grow ing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a big-league baseball player. He didn t have a bat. He didn t have a ball. And there wasn t a single black ball player in the major leagues. B ut none of this could stop Henry Aaron. In a captivating biography of Henr y Aaron s young life from his sandlot days through his time in the Negro Leagues to the day he played his first spring training game for the Braves Matt Tavares offers an inspiring homage to one of baseball s all-time greats."
Item No. 9780763676544
$4.99
Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive - Autographed
Carole Boston Weatherford & Eric Velasquez

Autographed by illustrator Eric Velasquez

In 1936, America was years away from war with Nazi Germany. But long before the first battle of World War II, a starter's gun fired the first shot in our battle against the Nazis.

Adolf Hitler viewed the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a chance to show the superiority of the German "race" over the rest of the world. He never expected that an American, let alone a black American, would dash his dreams.

Jesse Owens grew up during an age when segregation laws forced him to eat at separate restaurants and stay at different hotels. But Jesse never let it slow him down while setting world records and winning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Once in Berlin, the triumph of Jesse's will helped him run through any barrier, winning not only Olympic gold, but countless fans.

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Floyd Cooper
Michael Jordan was once just an ordinary little boy growing up in a North Carolina suburb, trying to keep up with his older brother Larry. Michael was always good at sports, but it seemed like Larry was always going to be bigger, quicker, and luckier. But Michael never gave up, and his practicing began to pay off. Then one summer day during a backyard game of one-on-one, Larry Jordan's "little" brother took him--and the whole family--by surprise!
Based on actual events, this story of a friendly sibling rivalry is enhanced by Floyd Cooper's stunning two-tone art. Jump! even features a gate-fold depicting Michael Jordan's trademark leap that will send young readers soaring.
Item No. 9780399242304
$17.99
Kellogg Book Plate & Clorinda Plays Baseball - Hardcover
Kinerk, Robert

Free book plate autographed by Steven Kellogg with purchase.

Robert Kinerk's and beloved artist Steven Kellogg's Clorinda returns to play ball!
Clorinda the irrepressible cow is back! This time the bovine's at bat for her favorite team, the Red Hats of BossTown. And the rival team is in trouble...because when Clorinda steps up to the plate--it's a win for the home team for sure!
Whimsical, rhyming text from Robert Kinerk paired with humorously detailed illustrations from acclaimed illustrator Steven Kellogg, makes for a charming tale of teamwork that reinforces the importance of self esteem.
Item No. 9780689868658
$16.99
Lipman Pike - Autographed
Richard Michelson

Autographed by author Richard Michelson

In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batter's box. Lipman Pike's father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesn't approve -- Jewish boys should be paying attention to more sensible matters. But when Lip is barely a teenager, he's invited to join the Nationals Junior Club and play first base. When he hits his first pitch over the right fielder's head, Lip knows baseball is the sport for him. Award-winning author Richard Michelson chronicles the meteoric rise of one of baseball's earliest (and unsung) champions.

Item No. AUTORM4
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Major Taylor Champion Cyclist - Autographed
Lesa Cline-Ransome

Autographed by both Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome

Marshall Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars. When his stunts landed him a job at the famous Indiana bike shop Hay and Willits, folks were amazed that a thirteen-year-old black boy in 1891 could be such a crackerjack cyclist.
How little Marshall Taylor -- through dedication, undeniable talent, and daring speed -- transformed himself into the extraordinary Major Taylor is chronicled in this inspiring biography. Here is the story of a kid who turned pro at the age of eighteen, went on to win the world championship title just three years later, and battled racism and the odds to become a true American hero.
Item No. 9780689831591
$16.95
Mudball (Softcover)
Tavares, Matt
Matt Tavares brings to life a winning tale of the shortest home run in history with the help of his luminous artwork and an infectious love of the game.
CRACK!
Somehow, Andy's bat had hit the ball. Everybody heard it . . . but nobody saw where it went.
Andy Oyler is the shortest player on his baseball team, the Minneapolis Millers, not to mention the whole league. And no matter how hard he tries, he just can't seem to get a hit. But one fateful spring day in 1903, a sudden change in the weather leads to a change in Andy Oyler s luck and as Andy soon discovers, even the shortest player can become the game's biggest hero! Matt Tavares brings one of baseball's legendary stories to life and champions the underdog in all of us. Helping readers keep score is a bibliography and final note from the author about this uplifting all-American tale.

"From the Hardcover edition.""

Item No. 9780763641368
$6.99
Play Ball Spanish Softcover
Posada, Jorge
Jorge Posada is an all-star catcher for the New York Yankees, a position he has held since 2000. Laura Posada is an attorney and CEO of Laura Posada, LLC. The couple lives with their two children, Jorge Luis and Paulina, in New York City.
Item No. 9781416998266
$6.99
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Corey, Shana
A winning new picture book about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League--written with sass and style by all-star Shana Corey with illustrations from promising young rookie Rebecca Gibbon.
Did you know that one of America's favorite songs, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," was written about a girl? And that in the 1940s girls all across America were crazy for our country's favorite game?
These little known facts inspired Shana Corey to imagine a story about how one determined girl made her way to the big leagues & found a sisterhood of players in pigtails. With the same exuberant spirit that fueled the formation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, joyful text & jubilant pictures celebrate these brave girls' love of the game & the league they called their own.
Item No. 9780439183055
$19.99
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Robinson, Sharon
Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, has crafted a hearwarming, true story about growing up with her father.
When Jackie Robinson retires from baseball and moves his family to Connecticut, the beautiful lake on their property is the center of everyone's fun. The neighborhood children join the Robinson kids for swimming and boating. But oddly, Jackie never goes near the water.
In a dramatic episode that first winter, the children beg to go ice skating on the lake. Jackie says they can go--but only after he tests the ice to make sure it's safe. The children prod and push to get Jackie outside, until hesitantly, he finally goes. Like a blind man with a stick, (contd.)
Item No. 9780545052511
$17.99
There Goes Ted Williams (Hardcover)
Matt Tavares

A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre — just in time for Fenway Park's centennial.

Ted Williams lived a life of dedication and passion. He was an ordinary kid who wanted one thing: to hit a baseball better than anyone else. So he practiced his swing every chance he got. He did fingertip push-ups. He ate a lot of food. He practiced his swing again. And then practiced it some more. From his days playing ball in North Park as a kid to his unmatched .406 season in 1941 to his heroic tours of duty as a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, the story of Teddy Ballgame is the story of an American hero. In this engrossing biography, a companion to Henry Aaron’s Dream, Matt Tavares makes Ted Williams’s life story accessible to a whole new generation of fans who are sure to admire the hard work, sacrifice, and triumph of the greatest hitter who ever lived.

Item No. 9780763627898
$16.99
There Goes Ted Williams (Softcover)
Tavares, Matt
A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre just in time for Fenway Park's centennial.
Ted Williams lived a life of dedication and passion. He was an ordinary kid who wanted one thing: to hit a baseball better than anyone else. So he practiced his swing every chance he got. He did fingertip push-ups. He ate a lot of food. He practiced his swing again. And then practiced it some more. From his days playing ball in North Park as a kid to his unmatched .406 season in 1941 to his heroic tours of duty as a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, the story of Teddy Ballgame is the story of an American hero. In this engrossing biography, a companion to "Henry Aaron s Dream," Matt Tavares makes Ted Williams s life story accessible to a whole new generation of fans who are sure to admire the hard work, sacrifice, and triumph of the greatest hitter who ever lived."
Item No. 9780763676568
$4.99
Twice as Good - Autographed
Richard Michelson

Autographed by author Richard Michelson

To nine-year-old Willie Powell, there was no prettier sight than the smooth grass lawns of Edgewater Golf Cource. He had been so eager to see them that he'd run seven miles to where the course was situated outside of town. But his elation didn't last. When he asked two golfers if they'd teach him the game, one man responded by saying, 'Son, didn't anyone ever tell you that your kind is not welcome here?' In the 1920's there was no place for Willie, or any black person, on a golf cource. It was a game for white people only, at least in America. But his enthusiasm for golf and his belief in what he knew to be right drove Willie Powell to change that, and to change minds.

Item No. AUTORM3
$16.95
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Nelson, Kadir
"We are the ship; all else the sea."-Rube Foster, founder of the Negro National League

The story of Negro League baseball is the story of gifted athletes and determined owners; of racial discrimination and international sportsmanship; of fortunes won and lost; of triumphs and defeats on and off the field. It is a perfect mirror for the social and political history of black America in the first half of the twentieth century. But most of all, the story of the Negro Leagues is about hundreds of unsung heroes who overcame segregation, hatred, terrible conditions, and low pay to do the one thing they loved more than anything else in the world: play ball.

Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through its decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. The voice is so authentic, you will feel as if you are sitting on dusty bleachers listening intently to the memories of a man who has known the great ballplayers of that time and shared their experiences. But what makes this book so outstanding are the dozens of full-page and double-page oil paintings-breathtaking in their perspectives, rich in emotion, and created with understanding and affection for these lost heroes of our national game.

We Are the Ship is a tour de force for baseball lovers of all ages.

Item No. 9780786808328
$19.99
Zachary's Ball (Softcover)
Tavares, Matt
"Zachary s Ball is a children s classic." -Peter Gammons, hall-of-Fame baseball reporter
When Zachary s father catches a foul ball at Fenway Park and gives it to him, something really amazing happens. Zachary finds himself on the pitcher s mound, wearing a Red Sox uniform and playing against New York! As long as Zachary has the ball, all his baseball fantasies seem to come true. But can he hold on to its magic? Zachary s Ball, Matt Tavares s debut picture book, is a perfect story for celebrating the 100th birthday of the setting that inspired it: Boston s Fenway Park, the oldest park still in use by a major-league club and one of the country s most beloved ballparks."
Item No. 9780763659776
$6.99