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Doc: The Life of Roy Halladay

Well written and thoroughly researched, this book celebrates Halladay’s career while telling the story of a Hall of Famer who’s legacy continues to be felt on the sport.

The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife

Will appeal not only to baseball fans but also to enthusiasts of sports history nostalgic for a bygone era.

State of Play: The Old School Guide to New School Baseball

A well-written account by one of baseball’s most influential players. Fans of America’s pastime and die-hard sabermetrics devotees will savor this informed perspective.

The Eastern Orthodox Church: A New History

McGuckin presents another well-written and well-researched work in this fantastic introduction to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War

A compelling look at a tumultuous moment in U.S. history through the lives of three extraordinary individuals. Fans of 20th-century American culture as well as Boston and World War I history will rejoice.

Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player

Fans of baseball history will thoroughly enjoy this well-written account of one of the sport’s greatest players.

Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up

Speier’s thorough account provides a fascinating look at the building of an elite baseball club. Fans of the Red Sox wishing to learn more about the work that went into assembling this team will not want to miss this.

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball

Selig’s extraordinary time as commissioner is a story worth telling. All baseball fans, especially those interested in how the sport overcame the steroid era, owe it to themselves to take a look.


Ballpark: Baseball in the American City

This carefully researched, captivating look at the history of the ballpark and the American city will be thoroughly enjoyed by fans of baseball and architecture.

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