Hardcover. University of Nebraska Press, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 344 pages. Almost Yankees is a poignant and nostalgic narrative of the lives and travails of Minor League Baseball, focusing on the 1981 championship season of the New York Yankees' Triple-A farm club, the Columbus Clippers. That year was especially notable in the annals of baseball history as the year Major League Baseball went on strike in midseason. When that happened, the Clippers were suddenly the best team in baseball and found themselves the focus of national media attention. Many of these Minor Leaguers sensed this was their last, best chance to make an impression and fulfill their dreams to one day reach the majors. The Clippers' raw recruits, prospects, and Minor League veterans responded to this opportunity by playing the greatest baseball of their lives on the greatest team most of them would ever belong to. Then the strike ended, leaving them to return to their ordinary aspirational lives and to be just as quickly forgotten.
Hardcover. New York, Ticknor & Fields, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 282 pages, illustrated throughout with vintage b&w photos, documenting the Yankee star's career. Small nick to dust jacket along fore-edge, light edgewear, otherwise very good.
Hardcover. New York, Grosset & Dunlap , 1st, 1930, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. 304 pages plus ads in rear. Some rubbing to spine and corners. Dust jacket with edgewear, chipping, soiling.
Hardcover. Michigan, Tile Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 394 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. First in a series of baseball books to piece together the vast newspaper record of the nineteenth century. Mild rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. Slight cocking to spine. Unmarked. Bright and clean; a tight copy. While Anson's greatest success was in being the lone player before 1900 to reach 3,000 hits, Cap Anson 1: When Captaining Meant Something: Leadership in Baseball's Early Years, examines him through his managerial and captaining roles with Chicago's National League team (the White Stockings, later known better as the Colts, before they became the modern-day Cubs) from 1879 to 1897. The book also compares Anson to other captain-managers of his day, and Chicago to contemporaneous teams with divided management: those with a combination of captains and bench managers.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown & Company, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 132 pages. Hardcover. SIGNED BOOKPLATE WITH SIGNATURES OF BILL LITTLEFIELD AND BERNIE FUCHS. Bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston , Little Brown, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, pictorial dust jacket featuring Ken Griffey, Jr. Walter Iooss, a Sports Illustrated photographer for over 30 years, captures what he calls in his introduction "a thread that has connected the various stages of my life, as well as my photographic career. Baseball." 160 color phots of the game's greats.
Hardcover. New York, Harper Design, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 256 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color photographs. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. A lavish, gorgeously designed full-color collection that showcases the designs of Dorothy and Otis Shepard, two groundbreaking giants of early twentieth-century American advertising. Dorothy and Otis Shepard are the unsung heroes of early twentieth-century North American visual culture. Together, they were the first American graphic designers to work in multiple mediums and scales with equal skill and vision, and their work remains brilliant; yet their names are little known today. Dorothy and Otis chronicles their story in detail for the first time. It explores the Shepards' penchant for abstraction and modernism, and shows how the advent of billboard advertising inspired their creativity--large campaigns that matched the grandeur of their lifestyle. Throughout, it demonstrates how their influence touched all aspects of consumer culture--from collaborating on the packaging for Wrigley's Gum and designing uniforms and logos for the Chicago Cubs to planning and promoting the resort island Catalina, where Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Clark Gable, and other celebrities frequented.
Hardcover. New York, Grosset & Dunlap , 1st, 1932, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. 244 pages plus ads in rear. Some rubbing to corners and spine. Dust jacket with edgewear, soiling. Some browning to pages.
Hardcover. New York, Villard, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 368 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, IL, NTC Publishing Group, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 256 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. A unique collection of photographs offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes visual chronicle of baseball players from the 1930s, '40s, and '50s
Softcover. Jefferson NC, McFarland & Company, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 157 pages. In late 1922, Judge Emil Fuchs purchased the woebegone Boston Braves--primarily to bring his ailing friend, Christy Mathewson, back into the game he loved so much. A true fan, Judge Fuchs poured his fortune into the team, intent on giving Boston's long-suffering National League fans a winner. He introduced Ladies' Days, contracted to have Braves games broadcast on radio, and successfully campaigned to allow Sunday baseball in Boston. Moreover, he gave the fans a competitive team, climaxed by the Braves' dramatic pennant race with the New York Giants in 1933.
Hardcover. Boston, MA, Lothrop Publishing Company, 1st, 1903, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 291 pages + ads in rear. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Scarce baseball novel. Green illustrated cloth with baseball player on front cover. Previous owner's inscription in pencil on front end paper and the number 35 scribbled on prelim page with crayon, else a lovely copy with very little wear to covers.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA , Taschen, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 296 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. This superb collection of 60s and 70s baseball images commemorates the sport's finest moments via the lens of legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer. Featuring over 300 photos. This unlimited popular edition is for readers on a budget or who were unable to get their hands on the original limited Collector's Edition.
Hardcover. Chicago, Paper Mirror Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, large format, 117 pages. B&w photos by Elliott. Images from another age in baseball history. Chicago photojournalist Peter Elliott brings to life the rhythms and character of this revered stadium during 1977, one of its most celebrated seasons. Elliott's recent discovery of negatives lost for 23 years proudly displays the earthy, forgotten life of old-time Chicago baseball before the advent of corporate sky-boxes and gourmet hot dogs. His refined style demonstrates both the lush eye of youthful talent and the singular drive that brought him back to Comiskey Park over and over again during that strange and captivating time known as "the summer of the Chicago Hit Men." The old park never looked so good. And its reappearance through the artistry of Peter Elliott permits it to live again in the hearts of life-long fans and everyone who loves baseball. An engaging narrative accompanies the photographs and catalogues the history and foibles of park, team, and fans.
Hardcover. New York , Scholastic, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good , Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover with minor wear to dust jacket edges. Illustrated in color by Marc Simont, one of our greatest children's book illustrators who keeps getting better with age. Tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Viking Studio, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. A gallery of the most compelling images from baseball's history. Beginning with a team portrait of the Cincinnati Red Stockings taken in 1869, the books charts the sport through the Black Sox scandal, when giants like Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson roamed the field; all through the Babe Ruth years, WWII, the Negro League and Jackie Robinson's first day in the major leagues. As well as the many famous famous, many unknowns are also shown with the criteria for inclusion being the artistic merit of the photograph.
Hardcover. NY, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, color illustrations by C.F. Payne, SIGNED by author. This inspirational picture book is based on the true story of Shoeless Joe Jackson and his bat, two of the greatest players in baseball history. Some say Shoeless Joe Jackson was the greatest hitter ever. But Shoeless Joe had a partner: his bat, Black Betsy. And if not for the faithful Black Betsy, Joe might never even have made it to the major leagues. Clean copy
Hardcover. New York, Charles E. Graham, 1st, 1912, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. 126 pages. Some discoloration to endpapers. Black & white illustrations. Light wear to corners and spine. Covers a bit warped.
Hardcover. New York , Hyperion Books, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 96 pages illustrated by Nelson. SIGNED BY NELSON on title page. Featuring nearly fifty iconic oil paintings and a dramatic double-page fold-out, an award-winning narrative, a gorgeous design and rich backmatter, We Are the Ship is a sumptuous, oversize volume for all ages that no baseball fan should be without. Using an inviting first-person voice, Kadir Nelson shares the engaging story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through its evolution, until after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.
Hardcover. Boston, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1st, 1906, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 300 pages. Yellow cloth cover with gilt lettering and color embossed illustrations, b&w frontispiece and 7 illustrations by Charles Copeland. Cocked spine, wear to cover corners and edges, previous owner's inscription to front endpaper; otherwise a clean, tight copy.