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Baseball - Hard & Soft Cover Books

Condition
- All below are Complete & Clean, Nothing Missing & Intact - Spines & Pages are Tightly Bound - No Loose Bindings or Pages - No Broken, Split or Folded Spines - No Reinforcing on Books or Jackets - No Book Plates, Foxing, Moisture Damage or Musty Odours - No Dog Eared Pages - All condition issues are noted below for each book - All have been stored vertically on book shelves

All Dust Jackets are Original to the Books & Unless Noted Flaps are Not Price Clipped - Those that are Clipped are due to Being Sold in Canada at Higher Prices

No Library Copies or Book Club Editions

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Legend - HC Hard Cover - S Spine - B Binding - DJ Dust Jacket - DJF Dust Jacket Flap - P Inside Pages

Condition - VF Very Fine - F Fine - NF Near Fine - VG Very Good - G Good - Fr Fair

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Hard Covers

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Year

Grade Price Title - Author - Publisher - Contents - Description

Who's Who In The Major Leagues - Hard Cover Editions w/ Scarce DJ's - Each 6" x 9"

Filled with Team Rosters, Stats, Hundreds of Photos, Bios of Each Player, Mgr, Coach etc

Official Photographer - George Burke

1937

Edition

HC / S / B

VG

DJ - Fr G

P - VG+

95.00

by H. Speed Johnson, 5th Edition - Callahan

Boldly Signed Photo Inside by Gus Mancuso (Deceased)

w/ Dedication

Photos of 25 Players & Mgr from each team & others + 1936 Team Photos of Yankees WS Champs & NYG - Printed Signatures of each ML Player, Mgr & Coach - Excellent Reference For Evaluating Authenticity

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Spine edge & 3 corners are lightly bumped - Mild rubbing on corner tips & spine edge - Mild fading at top & bottom edge - Purple binding w/ embossed title on front board cover

DJ - Front & back photos of 1936 top players - Intact w/ chipped edges - DJF, Not clipped, No price

P - All Tight & Supple (not brittle) - Light toning at edges - Owners name on front end page - 170 pp

1947

Edition

HC / S / B

VG

DJ - VG+

P - NF

75.00

by John Carmichael, 15th Edition - Callahan

Bios of All Players w/ Photos of Players & Mgr's from each team + many others

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No rubbing - All corners & spine edge are lightly bumped - Tan binding w/ embossed title on front board cover

DJ - Front, photos of 1946 top players, Musial, Pollet, Vernon, Newhouser - Back, 1946 Cardinals WS Champs team photo - Edge has minor wear & 4 edge chips 1/4" & less at spine & flap fold corners - DJF, Not clipped, No price

P - All Tight & Supple (not brittle) - Light creamy white toning - 96 pp

Hard Cover Books - Autobiographies etc

The Following are Original Owner Copies From 1 Collection - Purchased New & Read Once

Unless Noted Prices on Dust Jacket Flaps Have Not Been Clipped

1962

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - VG

P - VF

45.00

Veeck - As In Wreck

by Bill Veeck w/ Ed Linn - Putnam

Maverick Owner of Browns, Indians & White Sox & loathed by his peers - Filled with humor - Reviewed as 1 of the Best Ever baseball books

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Spine edges of cloth slightly bumped - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 2 corner tips & bottom spine edge - Black binding w/ full lustre

DJ - Some edge chips 1/4" & less at spine & flap fold corners - 3 closed edge tears, 3/4", 3/8" & 1/4" - Surface wear at edges - DJF, Not clipped, No price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 380 pp

1970

1st Edit

6th Print

Aug / 70

Stated

HC / S / B

F

DJ - VG

P - VF

45.00

Ball Four

My Life & Times

Throwing The Knuckleball in the Big Leagues

by Jim Bouton w/ Leonard Schecter - World Publishing

Personal diary account leading up to & during the entire 1969 Season - Day to day ups & downs of the Seattle Pilots bullpen their 1st & only year - Controversial, Revealing & very very funny - Bowie Kuhn attempted to discredit the book as Detrimental to Baseball - Considered to be 1 of the most important baseball books

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No wear or rubbing - Light blue binding w/ full lustre

DJ - Some edge chips 1/4" & less at spine & flap fold corners - 2 closed edge tears 3/4" & 1/4" - Toned at edges - DJF, Price clipped

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 400 pp + 8 photo pages + 16 page foreword etc

1972

1st Edit

Stated

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - NF

P - VF

40.00

The Boys Of Summer

by Roger Kahn - Harper & Row

Kahn's highly regarded memoirs as a NY sportswriter of the 1930's to 1950's Brooklyn Dodgers & players, Jackie Robinson, Reese, Erskine etc - The Glory Days & their triumphs & failures

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No wear or rubbing - Spine edge of cloth bumped o/w Grades Fine - Tan & grey binding w/ full lustre & Embossed Roger Kahn signature on front board cover

DJ - No tears - 2 tiny edge chips at spine & flap fold corners - Minor edge wear - Light toning at top edge - DJF, Price clipped

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 442 pp + 16 photo pages + 22 page intro etc

1973

1st Edit

Stated

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - VG+ NF

P - VF

30.00

Cosell

by Howard Cosell - Playboy Press

Tells It Like It Is - Self admission to being Arrogant, Pompous, Obnoxious, Vain, Cruel, Verbose & a Show-Off - His experiences & views of Baseball, Football & Muhammad Ali etc

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No wear or rubbing - Spine edge of cloth lightly bumped o/w Grades Fine - Tan binding w/ full lustre & Embossed title on front board cover

DJ - No chips - 2 closed edge tears, 3/8" & 1/4" at flap fold corners - DJF, Price clipped

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 390 pp + 8 photo pages + 10 page preface etc

1974

1st Edit

Stated

3rd Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - F

P - VF

25.00

Me And The Spitter

by Gaylord Perry w/ Bob Sudyk

Saturday Review Press / E. P. Dutton

His revealing confession of when & why he used the illegal pitch & how he concealed it

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Top spine edge of cloth lightly bumped & tiny spot of mild rubbing on 1 corner tip o/w Grades Fine - Black binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No chips or tears - Top spine edge slightly bumped - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 222 pp

1974

1st Edit

Stated

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - NF

P - VF

20.00

Wait Till I Make The Show

Baseball In The Minor Leagues

by Bob Ryan - Little, Brown & Co

Written before The Minor League Resurgence - He tells of his travels throughout America visiting all levels from AAA to Rookie Leagues & the decline of 57 Leagues in 1949 to 19 in 1972 & 450 cities to 115 - Of players on the way up & former major leaguers hanging on, their struggles, hopes & dreams & life in the minors

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Top spine edge of cloth bumped & tiny spot of mild rubbing on 1 corner tip o/w Grades Fine - Light brown binding w/ full lustre

DJ - 1 very tiny edge chip - 1 closed 1/4" edge tear at flap fold corner - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 238 pp

1974

1st Edit

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - VG

P - VF

65.00

Some Are Called Clowns

The Indianapolis Clowns,

A Season w/ the Last Barnstorming Team

by Bill Heward w/ Dimitri Gat - Crowell

Team history filled w/ humor & tragedy, playing against Negro League Teams & Satchel Paige etc - Where 18 year old Hank Aaron started his career, was discovered & sold to the Boston Braves - 1973 was their 44th season traveling throughout North America playing from between 25 to 10,000 paying customers

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No wear or rubbing - Bottom spine edge of cloth slightly bumped o/w Grades Fine - Tan binding w/ full lustre

DJ - 2 tiny edge chips at flap fold corners - 1 closed 1/2" tear at spine fold & small stain near top edge of spine - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 354 pp Including 24 pages of photos + 12 page intro etc

1975

1st Edit

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - VG

P - VF

25.00

Nice Guys Finish Last

by Leo Durocher w/ Ed Linn - Simon & Schuster

Account by "Leo The Lip" from the 1920's to 1973 as player & manager - The Gas House Gang, gambling, fights, arguments w/ umpires, suspensions etc

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Bottom spine edge of cloth is slightly bumped - Mild rubbing on top & bottom spine edge of cloth & all corners - Light brown binding w/ full lustre

DJ - 4 tiny edge chips at spine & flap fold corners - 2 closed edge tears, 3/8" & 1/8" at spine & flap fold corners - Light marks on front - DJF, Price clipped

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 448 pp + 32 photo pages

1975

1st Edit

2nd Print

Stated

HC / S / B

NF F

DJ - VG -

(Minus)

P - VF
30.00

Charlie O

Charlie O Finley vs The Baseball Establishment

by Herbert Michelson - Bobbs-Merrill

An offensive Tycoon & Owner / GM of the Kansas City & Oakland A's - Hated by his managers & players - His battles w/ Bowie Kuhn - Innovator of orange baseballs, the designated runner etc - 3 straight WS Championships

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on bottom spine edge corners of cloth - Black binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No chips - 2 closed edge tears each 1 3/4" & 4 closed 1/8" edge tears at spine & flap fold corners - Small scuff & lightly toned - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 332 pp + 16 photo pages + 18 page prologue etc

1975

1st Edit

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - NF

P - VF

20.00

Bush League

A History Of Minor League Baseball

by Robert Obojski - McMillan

Detailed account of teams & players From 1877 to 1973 - Greatest minor leaguer's - Best yearly Players & teams - Lists of every league & city from AAA to Class D + much more

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Top spine edge of cloth lightly bumped - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 3 corner tips & spine edges - Front board cloth has faint line indentation - Green binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No chips - 2 closed 1/4" edge tears on back top - Light scratch on front - Edges lightly toned - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 418 pp + 16 photo pages + 14 page preface etc

1976

1st Edit

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - NF

P - VF

75.00

Get That Nigger Off The Field

by Art Rust Jr - Delacorte Press

The history of racism & prejudice black players experienced - Author interviews w/ Buck Leonard, Cool Papa Bell, Willie Mays, Larry Doby etc

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Top & bottom spine edge of cloth lightly bumped w/ mild rubbing on bottom spine edge - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 2 corner tips - Black & green binding w/ full lustre

DJ - 1 tiny edge chip at bottom spine - 3 closed 1/4" edge tears - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 228 pp, filled w/ player & team photos

1976

1st Edit

Stated

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - VG+ NF

P - VF

15.00

The Story of Yogi Berra

by Gene Schoor - Doubleday

Account from his Childhood to the Major Leagues as player & manager

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Bottom spine edge of cloth has a tiny spot of mild rubbing & is slightly bumped o/w Grades Fine - Blue & light brown binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No chips - 1 closed 1/2" edge tear on back flap - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 214 pp + 12 photo pages + 4 page intro

1976

1st Edit

Stated

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG+ NF

DJ - NF

P - VF

25.00

Frank The First Year

by Frank Robinson w/ Dave Anderson

Holt, Rinehart & Winston

Recounts his daily experiences & conflicts w/ players as the 1st Black Manager (& player) in the Major Leagues with the 1975 Cleveland Indians & raising a 2nd division dissension ridden team to respectability

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 2 corner tips o/w Grades Fine - White & blue binding w/ full lustre

DJ - 1 tiny edge chip at top spine corner - 1 closed 1/8" edge tear at flap fold corner - Minor edge wear at top front flap fold edge - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - Small light stain on front end paper - 259 pp + 10 photo pages + 10 page intro etc

1976

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - F

P - VF

30.00

Casey Stengel - A Biography

by Norman MacLean - Drake Publishers

From 1st to Worst - Lovable Casey tells of his 55 years as player & manager, leading the NY Yankees to 5 straight WS Championships than inheriting the inept 1962 Mets & it's cast of bumbling characters, Marvelous Marv Throneberry, Choo Choo Coleman etc, a team that invented new ways to lose, leading them to a 40 Win & 120 Loss Season - Very Funny

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Spine edge of cloth lightly bumped w/ a hint of mild rubbing - 2 bottom corners lightly bumped but square - Light blue binding w full lustre

DJ - No chips - 1 closed 1/8" edge tear at top back flap fold corner - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 188 pp, filled w/ photos + 2 pages of contents etc

1977

Re-issued

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

F

DJ - F

P - VF

40.00

Eight Men Out

The Black Sox And The 1919 World Series

by Eliot Asinof - Holt, Rinehart & Winston

A compelling comprehensive account of why & how 8 players conspired w/ gamblers to fix the WS, how it unravelled & the trial that followed thus preventing Joe Jackson's immortality into Baseball's HOF to this day

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No wear or rubbing - Black & tan binding w/ full lustre & Embossed author initials on front board Cover

DJ - Wrap-Around 1919 White Sox Team Photo - The 8 players charged w/ fixing are circled - No chips - 1 closed 1/16" edge tear - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 302 pp + 8 photo pages + 14 page preface etc

1977

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - VG

P - VF

Sold

Baseball As I Have Known It

by Fred Lieb - Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

As a NY writer starting in 1911 he covered baseball his love for 70 years & has seen it all - His recollections are crisp & the tales endless, from Ty Cobb to Tom Seaver - An excellent read

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No wear or rubbing - Top & bottom spine edge of cloth slightly bumped o/w Grades Fine - Medium brown binding w/ full lustre & Gold embossed Fred Lieb signature on front board cover

DJ - 5 tiny edge chips at spine & flap fold corners - 3 closed edge tears on back 3/4", 1/8", 1/8" - Light stain spots on front bottom right corner - Lightly toned - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 288 pp - filled w/ photos

1977

1st Edit

Stated

2nd Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - NF

P - VF

25.00

Baseball And The Cold War

by Howard Senzel - Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

The authors story from boyhood as a Rochester Red Wings baseball fan to a sixties radical & his eventual return to his love of baseball - He details a 1959 game in Havana between the Red Wings & the Sugar Kings during which bullets were fired onto the field nicking the Red Wings Manager, the events that followed, the Cuban Revolution & the end of professional baseball in Cuba

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Bottom spine edge of cloth lightly bumped - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 2 corner tips o/w Grades Fine - Black & green binding w/ full lustre & Gold embossed Rochester Red Wings logo on front board cover

DJ - No chips - 1 closed 1/4" edge tear & 3 closed 1/16" edge tears at spine corners - Edges lightly toned - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks or toning etc - 3 consecutive pages have light corner folds - 297 pp

1978

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VF

DJ - VG+ NF

P - VF

30.00

Hack

by Robert Boone & Gerald Grunska - Highland Press

Only 5' 6" & 195 lbs the odds were against him but in 1930 Hack Wilson hit for a .356 Average, produced 191 RBI unsurpassed to this day & 56 HR's, a NL Record he held for 68 years that a steroid era would eventually erase - His short 11 year career resulted from self destruction, alcohol, bar room brawls & bad habits - He died penniless & alone in 1948 - Inducted into the BB HOF in 1979

HC / S / B- Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Looks Mint Perfect - No wear or rubbing - Dark blue binding w/ full lustre & White embossed title on front board cover

DJ - No tears - 1 tiny edge chip at back flap fold corner - Front, edges have light minor surface wear - Back, edges have some surface wear but Hack Wilson photo isn't affected - DJF, Not clipped, No price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - Light stain on front end paper from a humorous Hack Wilson news paper article describing an incident during a game after a night of drinking, laid in & included - 149 pp + 16 photo pages + 8 pages of contents etc

1978

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG

DJ - VG+

P - VF

25.00

Even The Browns

by William Mead - Contemporary Books

With 1st hand player interviews - The early 1940's come to life & explains how the 2nd World War allowed the St Louis Browns to win their only World Series in 1944 - & of players such as Pete Gray a 1945 Browns outfielder w/ 1 arm but still managed to hit for a .218 average w/ 13 RBI in 253 plate appearances

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Spine edge of cloth slightly bumped w/ a hint of wear on bottom edge - 1 bumped corner but square w/ a tiny spot of mild rubbing - Brown binding w/ full lustre

DJ - 3 tiny edge chips at spine & flap fold corners - 6 closed edge tears I/4" & less - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 255 pp + 6 photo pages + 12 page preface etc

1979

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VF

DJ - VG

P - VF

40.00

The Bronx Zoo

by Sparky Lyle & Peter Golenbeck - Crown

A former pitcher's behind the scenes game by game diary of the 1978 feuding, egotistical NY Yankees

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Looks Mint Perfect - No wear or rubbing - Black binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No chips - 1 closed 3/4" tear on back near spine & 1 closed 1/8" edge tear at spine corner - DJF Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 248 pp + 8 page preface etc

1979

1st Edit

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VF

DJ - NF

P - VF

75.00

Chappie And Me

Autobiographical Novel by John Craig - Dodd, Mead

True account of a white player masquerading behind black shoe polish in 1936 & experiencing the world of a Black Barnstorming Team, Chappie Johnson & His Colored All Stars - Of racism - The endless miles of broken down bus rides, small red neck towns, of laughter & despair

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Looks Mint Perfect - No wear or rubbing - Blue & gray binding w/ full lustre

DJ - 1 tiny edge chip at back flap fold corner - 1 closed 1/4" edge tear at spine corner - Edges lightly toned - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 247 pp + 6 page intro

1984

Enlarged

Edition

2nd Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG

DJ - VG

P - VF

50.00

The Glory Of Their Times

The Story of The Early Days of Baseball

Told by The Men Who Played It

by Lawrence Ritter - Morrow

From taped interviews w/ 26 former great players (expanded from 22) - Rube Marquard, Edd Roush, Goose Goslin etc

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Spine edge of cloth lightly bumped - 3 lightly bumped corners but square - o/w would Grade Fine - Gold & tan binding w/ full lustre

DJ - 1 edge chip 1/8" at back top - 4 closed edge tears, 1", 1/2", 3/8" & 1/4" - DJF, Price clipped - DJ is protected w/ Mylar cover

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 360 pp - Filled w/ photos + 20 page original & enlarged preface etc

1984

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - NF

P - VF

25.00

Bums

An Oral History Of The Brooklyn Dodgers

by Peter Golenbock - Putnam

The players, their triumphs & heartbreaks as a team & individually & their departure to California

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Mild bump at top spine edge of cloth - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 2 corner tips o/w Grades Fine - Blue binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No Tears - 1 tiny chip at top flap fold corner - Mild edge toning - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 464 pp - Filled w/ full page player photos many w/ facsimile signatures

1984

1st Edit

Stated

2nd Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - VF

P - VF

25.00

Reggie

by Reggie Jackson w/ Mike Lupica - Villard Books

An In depth tell all account - His battles w/ team-mates, Charlie O Finley, Billy Martin, Steinbrenner etc - He has been depicted as a hero, villain, egomaniac but most of all he was a clutch hitter

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Bottom spine edge of cloth lightly bumped & tiny spot of mild rubbing on 2 corner tips o/w would Grade Fine - Black & red binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No tears or chips - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 332 pp + 10 page intro

1984

1st Edit

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG

DJ - VG+

P - VF

12.00

Strike Two

by Ron Luciano & David Fisher - Bantam

A collection of baseball memories - He recalls wild whacky & funny incidents, brawls & heated arguments, strange plays, embarrassing moments & his worst calls

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Bottom spine edge of cloth lightly bumped w/ a hint of mild rubbing - 3 corners lightly bumped but square w/ a tiny spot of mild rubbing on tips - Black & red binding w/ full lustre

DJ - 6 tiny edge chips on spine & flap fold corners - 3 closed edge tears 1/2", 1/4" & 1/8" - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 326 pp + 16 photo pages + 10 page intro

1985

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG

DJ - NF F

P - VF

12.00

Temporary Insanity

by Jay Johnstone w/ Rick Tally - Contemporary Books

Uncensored hilarious incidents he took part in & witnessed e.g. Tom Lasorda arranging a date for Ernie Broglio w / a female impersonator - Moe Drabowsky using a bullpen phone calling a Hong Kong restaurant & ordering 25 take out dinners & to be delivered to Los Angeles

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Top spine edge of cloth lightly bumped - 1 corner lightly bumped but square - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 3 corner tips & bottom spine edge of cloth - Blue binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No chips - 1 closed 3/16" edge tear at spine corner - DJF Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 198 pp + 32 photo pages + 10 page tribute etc

1985

1st Edit

2nd Print

June 85

Stated

HC / S / B

VF

DJ - VF

P - VF

40.00

Tuned To Baseball

by Ernie Harwell - Diamond Communications

Signed by Ernie Harwell, (Deceased) on Title Page

w/ Dedication

He recounts memories from nearly 40 years in the broadcast booth, stories of games, players, mgrs, umpires - Humorous interviews & hilarious broadcasting bloopers etc

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Looks Mint Perfect - No wear or rubbing - Blue binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No tears or chips - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 229 pp + 12 photo pages + Forward page etc

1988

1st Edit

Stated

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - VG+

P - VF

10.00

Winfield, A Players Life

by Dave Winfield w/ Tom Parker - Norton

His views of baseball, the players, free agency, his unpredictable bosses Kroc & Steinbrenner, racism etc

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Spine edge of cloth lightly bumped - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 2 corners tips o/w would Grade Fine - Tan & blue binding w/ full lustre & Embossed DW initials on front board cover

DJ - No chips - 1 closed 5/8" edge tear - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 314 pp + 22 photo pages - Owners name on front end paper

1988

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - VF

P - VF

20.00

John McGraw

by Charles Alexander - Viking

Ferocious, intense, intelligent & rowdy, he Managed the NY Giants for 40 years winning 10 Pennants & is considered to be the most accomplished manager the game has known

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - 1 corner lightly bumped but square - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 2 Corner Tips o/w Grades Fine - Red binding w/ full Lustre

DJ - No chips or tears - DJF, Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 358 pp + 8 photo pages + 10 page acknowledgement etc - Remainder mark stamp on bottom

Hard Cover - Coffee Table Books

1964

Edition

1st Print

HC / S / B

VG -

(Minus)

DJ - VG

P - VF

10.00

The Story of Baseball

by John Rosenberg - Random House

Historical account of baseball's biggest moments, colorful personalities etc & filled w/ photos

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Light wear at 3 corners & spine cloth edge - Cover has photos

DJ - 6 edge chips 1/4" & less at spine & flap fold corners - 3 closed edge tears 1", 1/4" & 1/16" - DJF, Price clipped

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 178 pp - 8.25" W x 11.25" H

1972

Edition

3rd Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VF

DJ - VG+

P - VF

15.00

This Great Game

Contributors, Roger Angell, Joseph Reichler & Many Others

Rutledge Books - Prentice-Hall

Strategies by Earl Weaver - Stories of great games - 12 pages of baseball humour - 2 page photos of games during the early 1900's - 12 double page color paintings of the top stars Mays, Yaz etc by artist LeRoy Neiman - Packed w glossy photos

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Looks Mint Perfect - No wear or rubbing - Red binding w/ full lustre & Embossed title on front board cover

DJ - No Chips - 2 closed edge tears on top 1/2" & 1/4" - DJF Price clipped

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 255 pp - 8.5" W x 11" H

1976

1st Edit

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VF

DJ - F

P - VF

12.00

A Baseball Century

The First 100 Years of the National League

by Rutledge Books - Macmillan

Loaded w/ extensive league & team histories - Plenty of photos

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Looks Mint Perfect - No wear or rubbing - Red binding w/ full lustre & Embossed title on front board cover

DJ - No chips - 1 closed 1/8" edge tear - DJF Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 256 pp - 8.75" W x 11" H

1985

Updated

Edition

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG NF

DJ - F VF

P - VF

10.00

Baseball's Great Moments

by Joseph Reichler - Bonanza Books

Baseball's most dramatic games from 1946 to 1984 w/ box scores & photos - Filled with anecdotes

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Top spine edge of Cloth Is Bumped - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 3 corner tips o/w Grades Fine - Dark blue binding w/ full lustre

DJ - No chips or tears - Top spine edge is bumped - DJF Not clipped & w/ price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 288 pp - 7" W x 10" H

1988

1st Edit

1st Print

HC / S / B

VF

DJ - VF

P - VF

15.00

Baseball Legends

by Angus Garber - Friedman Press

Profiles & photos of the legendary players - Most memorable games & moments

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Looks Mint Perfect - No wear or rubbing - Dark blue binding w/ full lustre

DJ - Mickey Mantle on FC - No tears or chips - DJF Not clipped, No price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 128 pp - 10.25" W x 10.25" H

1993

Updated

Edition

1st Print

Stated

HC / S / B

VG+ NF

DJ - VF

P - VF

20.00

20th Century Baseball Chronicle

A Year By Year History Of Major League Baseball

by Numerous Contributors - Publications International

A massive book - History & best moments from 1900 to 1992 - 1,277 Photos

HC / S / B - Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Tiny spot of mild rubbing on 2 corner Tips & spine corners o/w Grades Fine - Medium blue binding w/ full lustre & Embossed title on front board cover

DJ - No tears or chips - DJF Not clipped, No price

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 608 pp - 9 1/2" W x 11" H

 

Legend - C Cover - FC Front Cover - S Spine - B Binding - P Inside Pages

Condition - VF Very Fine - F Fine - NF Near Fine - VG Very Good

Soft Covers - All Bound

The following were published in Soft Cover Only

Year

Grade Price Title - Author - Publisher - Contents - Description

1991

1st Edit

1st Print

C / S / B

NF

P - VF

12.00

"On A Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place"

Baseball's Worst Teams

by George Robinson & Charles Salzberg - Dell Publishing

Unimaginable & often hilarious accounts of 10 very bad teams from the 1899 Cleveland Spiders to the 1988 Baltimore Orioles, including the 1962 Mets & 1977 Blue Jays - w/ Numerous interviews from the players themselves

FC - Photos, Babe Ruth, Fresco Thompson & Marv Throneberry

C /S / B - All Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No creases or surface wear etc - Has a touch of corner wear o/w would Grade Fine

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 288 pp w/ photos & stats + 12 pages of acknowledgements etc - 5 1/4 x 8

1991

1st Edit

1st Print

Stated

C / S / B

NF

P - VF

10.00

Run, Rabbit, Run

The Hilarious & Mostly True Tales

of Walter "Rabbit" Maranville

by Bob Carroll - Intro by Harold Seymour

SABR - Society For American Baseball Research

He was small, thin & wiry but a very good player - He was also tough, belligerent, but never lacked in ideas for practical jokes - An excellent & interesting book to read

FC - Art, Rabbit Maranville

C / S / B - All Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No creases or surface wear etc - Has a touch of corner wear o/w would Grade Fine

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 96 pp w/ photos & stats - 6 x 8 3/4

1992

1st Edit

1st Print

Stated

C / S / B

VG

P - F

15.00

Baseball Babylon

From The Black Sox To Pete Rose, The Real Stories

Behind The Scandals That Rocked The Game

by Dan Gutman - Penguin

Tells of players involved in scandals of every sort - sex & womanizing, extortion, murders, suicides, bizarre deaths & death threats, drugs, boozers, gamblers, gays, mental illness, nervous breakdowns, crimes, jail / prison time, espionage, fights & lifetime feuds, discrimination, collusion, HOF'rs, banned players, etc etc etc - Unbelievable how much there was

FC - Art

C / S / B - All Tight, Square & Clean - No creases or surface wear etc - Has some tiny & very light small scratches w/ minimal edge & corner wear - Cover has been folded back w/ light edge wear at the spine fold

P - All Tight, Clean & Bright w/ a hint of toning at bottom edges - No marks, folds etc - 366 pp w/ photos + 12 pages of acknowledgements etc - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

1992

1st SABR Edit

1st Print

Stated

C / S / B

NF - F

P - VF

10.00

Baseball - The Fan's Game

by Mickey Cochrane - Originally Published in 1939

Reprinted by SABR w/ New Intro by Mark Alvarez

His life story from childhood to a major league player & manager - Filled with wonderful anecdotes of star players during the 1920's & 30's

FC - Photo, Mickey Cochrane

C / S / B - All Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No creases or surface wear etc - Has a hint of wear on 2 corners o/w would Grade Fine

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 190 pp w/ photos + 18 pages of introductions etc - 5 x 7

Lot of 2 Below - $15.00

1976

1st Edit

1st Print

C / S / B

VG

P - NF F

Issued in Soft

Cover Only

Sports Memorabilia

A Guide to America's Fastest Growing Hobby

by John Douglas - Foreword by Bob Mathias

Wallace - Homestead Book Co

Guide to every type of collectible imaginable w/ 375 color photos & hundreds of others, Game Tickets - Equipment, Jersey's, Bats, Helmets - Publications, Annuals - Books - Media Guides, Yearbooks, Programs - Cards, National & Regional, Errors, Variations, Oddities - Premiums - Postcards - Display Items, Bobbleheads, Posters, Pennants - Autographs - Buttons, Pins, Coins, Schedules etc etc - Not a Price Guide

FC - Montage of various items

C / S / B - All Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Corners only have small creases & slight wear

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 160 pp - 8 1/2 x 11

1977

1st Soft Cover Edition

1st Print

C / S / B

VG+ NF

P - F

The Complete Book Of Baseball Cards

by Steve Clark - Grosset & Dunlap

Cards of yesterday to the 1970's - The Topps Co - The Players - Collecting - The Rare Cards, etc - Hundreds of photos

FC - Montage of various cards

C / S / B - All Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - Corners & edges have very slight wear - 1 corner has a small crease

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 128 pp w/ photos - 8 x 11

Lot of 3 Below - $20.00 - All were issued in Soft Cover Only

1979

1st Edit

1st Print

C / S / B

NF

P - VF

Great Hitting Pitchers

by SABR - Society For American Baseball Research

Numerous articles, lists & categories from pre 1900, by individual games, yearly batting average leaders & career averages, 2 or more HR games, grand slams, pinch hit HR's etc

FC - Wes Ferrell

C / S / B - All Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No creases or surface wear etc - A few stress marks on spine - Corners have a hint of wear

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 70 pp w/ photos + 4 preface, contents pages etc - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

1980

1st Edit

1st Print

C / S / B

NF

P - VF

Bibliography of Baseball Films & Publications

by Paul Merkel - United States Baseball Federation

Comprehensive lists & categories of coaching & teaching aids on every aspect of the game including books / films by major League players

C / S / B - All Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No creases or surface wear etc - Light toning at spine - Some corners have a hint of wear

P - All Tight, Clean & bright White - No marks, folds, toning etc - 98 pp + 6 contents, foreword pages etc - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

1993

1st SABR

Edition

1st Print

C / S / B

NF

P - VF

Wards Baseball Book

Baseball: How To Become A Player

by John Montgomery Ward of the NY BB Club

Originally Published in 1888

Reprinted by SABR - New Foreword by Mark Alvarez

The origin, history, explanation & theory of the game - Separate chapters on how to play each position, batting, base running, throwing a curve ball etc

C / S / B - All Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No creases or surface wear etc

P - All Tight, Clean & bright white - No marks, folds, toning etc - 150 pp w/ Illustrations + 4 pages, Title Page etc - 4 3/4 x 7

Pocket Books

1979

1st Print

Stated

C / S / B

VG

P - F

Issued in Soft

Cover Only

45.00

The Year The Expos (Almost) Won The Pennant !

by Montreal writer Brodie Snyder - w/ Life-like

Player Illustrations by Cartoonist, Aislin - Virgo Press

Signed by Brodie Snyder (Deceased) & Aislin

on Title Page

Woulda, Coulda, Shouda - They came close but no cigar - An inside & intimate chronological look at the 1979 Montreal Expos, possibly their best team ever led by Mgr Dick Williams - The year Expo-mania exploded across Canada in anticipation of a WS Championship

FC - Caricature, Mgr Dick Williams

C / S / B - All Tight, Square, Unbroken & Clean - No surface wear - 1 very light unbroken crease at bottom - 1 light stress mark on cover at spine - 3 corners have a hint of wear

P - All Tight, Clean, Bright & supple - No marks or folds - A hint of toning at bottom edges - w/ 20 Aislin Player Caricatures - Complete player & team stats - 234 pp + 6 page introduction etc - 4 1/4 x 7

Note - Aislin is a political newspaper cartoonist for The Montreal Gazette - His credits include The NY Times, Harpers, TIME, National Harpoon etc

Lot of 5 Below $12.00 - All are 4 1/4 x 7

1974

1st Print

Stated

C / S / B

VG

P - VG+

It's Good To Be Alive

by Roy Campanella - Signet Books

Reprint of 1959 Original Issue

Possibly the greatest catcher of All-Time - Candid personal story of his life & the courageous fight to live after a crippling car accident that ended his baseball career

FC - Photo, Roy Campanella

C / S / B - Tight & Clean - Small light crease at top edge - Some edge & corner wear - Crease on spine - Cover has been folded back at spine fold

P - All Tight & Clean - No marks or folds - Lightly toned but supple - 288 pp w/ photos + 6 page introduction etc

1975

14th Print

Stated

C / S / B

VG

P - VG+

Baseball Is A Funny Game

by Joe Garagiola - Bantam Books

Hilarious incidents from his career, team-mates & around baseball

FC - Art, Joe Garagiola

C / S / B - Tight & Clean - No surface wear - Small crease at bottom right corner - Minor edge & corner wear - Creased on spine

P - All Tight & Clean - No marks or folds - Lightly toned but supple - 152 pp + 8 pages of contents etc

1976

1st Edit

1st Print

C / S / B

NF

P - NF

Issued in Soft

Cover Only

The Complete All-Time Pro Baseball Register

by David Neft, Roland Johnson, Richard Cohen & Jordan Deutsch

Grosset & Dunlap - Tempo Books

Drawn from the monumental "Sports Encyclopedia Baseball" into a handy pocket book form - Contains career records of every major league player, over 10,000 from 1901 to 1975 in alphabetical form - 13 batter categories & 17 for pitchers + teams & years played for each + birth date etc + single season & All-Time leaders

FC - Photo, Ball

C / S / B - Tight, Square, Clean - No creases or surface wear - Minor corner wear - Light crease on spine - Cover folded back w/ very light crease at fold

P - All Tight & Clean - No marks or folds except lists on back pages have tiny marks next to some names - Lightly toned but Supple - 372 pp + 12 page introduction etc

1984

2nd Print

Stated

C / S / B

VG

P - F

Aaron To Zuverink

by Rich Marazzi & Len Fiorito - Avon Books

Foreword by George Zuverink

Profiles of more than 1,000 players of the 1950's, their records, moments of glory, life after baseball & occupations

FC - Photos, Aaron, Mantle, Maris, Zuverink

C / S / B - Tight, Square, Clean - Crease on front at top right corner - Minimal edge wear but not on surface - Minor corner wear - Spine is lightly creased

P - All Tight & Clean - No marks or folds - Lightly toned but supple - 526 pp w/ photos + 18 page introduction etc

1990

1st Print

Stated

C / S / B

NF

P - F VF

Summer of '49

by David Halberstam - Avon Books

Highly Acclaimed - In depth account of the 1949 AL Baseball season during a simpler time & the pennant race between the Yankees & Red Sox & the NYY & Dodgers World Series - The year aging Joe DiMaggio's had his 56 game hitting streak & Ted Williams hit .406 winning the batting crown

Embossed FC - Art, Joe DiMaggio

C / S / B - Tight, Square, Clean - No creases or surface wear - Corners have light wear - Faint wrinkle on spine

P - All Tight, Clean, Bright & Supple - No marks, folds or toning - 336 pp w/ photos + 16 page introduction etc

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