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1 Bankes, James The Pittsburgh Crawfords: the Lives and Times of Black Baseball's Most Exciting Team
Dubuque, IA Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 1991 069712889X / 9780697128898 Softcover Very Good 
Xii, 173 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, 7 by10 inches, very good. From the Wikipedia website: "The Pittsburgh Crawfords were a professional Negro League baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally a youth semipro team, the Crawfords were acquired in 1931 by Gus Greenlee, a numbers operator. Stepping into an organizational vacuum, as the major African American leagues of the 1920s, the Negro National League and the Eastern Colored League, had fallen apart by late that year, Greenlee signed many of the top African-American stars, most notably Satchel Paige. The next year, 1932, saw Greenlee hire Hall of Famer Oscar Charleston as playing manager, and add Hall of Famers Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, and Cool Papa Bell, along with other notable players, such as William Bell, Rap Dixon, and Ted Radcliffe. Playing as an independent club, the Crawfords immediately established themselves as perhaps the best black team in the United States. " Xii, 173 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, 7 by10 inches, very good. From the Wikipedia website: "The Pittsburgh Crawfords were a professional Negro League baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally a youth semipro team, the Crawfords were acquired in 1931 by Gus Greenlee, a numbers operator. Stepping into an organizational vacuum, as the major African American leagues of the 1920s, the Negro National League and the Eastern Colored League, had fallen apart by late that year, Greenlee signed many of the top African-American stars, most notably Satchel Paige. The next year, 1932, saw Greenlee hire Hall of Famer Oscar Charleston as playing manager, and add Hall of Famers Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, and Cool Papa Bell, along with other notable players, such as William Bell, Rap Dixon, and Ted Radcliffe. Playing as an independent club, the Crawfords immediately established themselves as perhaps the best black team in the United States. " SR512COS ; 173 pages 
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2 BERKE, ART and SCHMITT, PAUL This Date in Chicago White Sox History. the Complete Story in Text, Charts, Statistics, and Photos - Since 1901.
New York Stein and Day, 1982 0812861329 / 9780812861327 Soft Cover Good with no dust jacket 
172 pages, 16 plates, tables, wrappers, normal shelf wear otherwise very good. Former owner's signature on front blank endpaper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Dickson, Paul The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999 0151003807 / 9780151003808 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
608 pages, illustrations, cloth, dust jacket in protective mylar covering, former owner's embossed label on front blank endpaper otherwise fine. From BOOKLIST: "Readers will enjoy the scope of this dictionary, a revised edition of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Facts On File, 1989). It is intended to represent the "words, phrases, and slang expressions that define the game." There are definitions not only for designated hitter, ground ball, and unassisted triple play but also for Black Sox, Cactus League, and Lou Gehrig's disease. No term has been included unless the author could collect at least two examples of its use. He identifies which terms are archaic, uses cross-references, and points out parts of speech. First use, etymology, a note on usage, and extended use in the language of everyday life may be given, along with pungent quotations. Besides the language of baseball, the book covers the lingo of its poor relation, softball. Dickson obviously knows his subject, but he could have used the services of an editor who is also a fan. Occasionally players are misnamed (Gary Maddux for Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves). The book includes a brief thesaurus, a list of baseball abbreviations, and a partially annotated bibliography of works on baseball terminology, all of which add to its reference value. Illustrations consist of photographs and drawings from the game's storied past. The Baseball Encyclopedia (10th ed. , Macmillan, 1996) provides a record of player, team, and league statistics; and The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball [RBB D 15 97] covers the customs, folklore, and social significance of the sport. Dickson's focus on language is unique. As the author of several other books on baseball, and some others on words, he has shown himself to be one of the better sports lexicographers in terms of clarity of definitions and currency. The result of his efforts is an engrossing, highly readable reference book that could well become a standard in the public library." ; 9.10 X 6.90 X 1.70 inches; 608 pages 
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4 Durant, John and Alice The Story of Baseball in Words and Pictures. [3rd Edition]
New York Hastings House 1973 0803867158 / 9780803867154 Third Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
312 pages, very well illustrated, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. "Enlarged and brought up to date" ; Ex-Library; 312 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Klapisch, Bob & Rafael Hermoso, Et Al. New York Yankees 1996 World Championship Season Game-By-Game As Reported by the Record
Hackensack, NJ Library of the Record 1997 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
233 pages, paperback, comb bound. Former owner's embossed label. Title from cover. From the preface by Bill Pennington: "In the succeeding pages is the magical story of the 1996 World Series Champion Yankees. . . The story of the best baseball team in the world in the spring, summer and fall of 1996. It is the story of one dream-like baseball season." Contributors include Bob Klapisch, Rafael Hermoso, Vinny Ditrani, Ken Davidoff and John Rowe. Scarce. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Mead, William B. Even the Browns.
Chicago Contemporary Books 1978 0809280167 / 9780809280162 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, 255 pages, 4 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: "With Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg, Ted Williams, and the other stars doing their part in military service, the major leagues became populated during the early forties by players who were probably just as unfit to play baseball as to fight a way. So while Americans cheered for the men in uniform overseas they also cheered for the men who inherited the flannel at home: the lame and the halt, the too young, too old, and the too slow. Among major league players during those years were a one-legged pitcher, a deaf outfielder, a 15-year-old pitcher, and a one-armed outfielder -the legendary Pete Gray of the notorious St. Louis Browns. " ; 255 pages 
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7 Reidenbaugh, Lowell The Sporting News. Take Me out to the Ball Park.
Sporting News Pub. Co 1983 0892041013 / 9780892041015 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
288 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket in protective mylar cover, very good, oblong 12 by 8.5 inches. Former owner's embossed label on front blank endpaper. From the dust jacket: "Join with the SPORTING NEWS in a descriptive and pictorial trip through the time tunnels of ball parks past and present." ; 11.20 X 8.60 X 1 inches; 288 pages 
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8 Society For American Baseball Research Baseball Research Journal. Tenth Annual Historical and Statistical Review of the Society for American Baseball Research.
Cooperstown, NY Society for American Baseball Research 1981 Softcover Very Good 
[4], 188 pages, 2 illustrations, pictorial wrappers, fine. Includes text by Emil H. Rothe assisted by Richard L. Burtt. BR2752D ; 188 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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