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Seeing Serena

At times, Mazorati’s critical tone takes away from the reading experience. Readers might get a fuller picture of Williams’s career by accompanying this book with the HBO series Being Serena, which is told in her own voice.

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Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and a Colorful History of Sign Stealing

This disturbing tale will satisfy baseball fans, but will also be of great interest to many other sports followers.

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The Reshaping of America’s Game: Major League Baseball After the Players’ Strike

Soderholm-Difatte’s great strength lies in his examination of the steroid era and the damages it wrought, representation of non-white people in baseball management, and new baseball analytics which look for the most productive players through statistical scrutiny. An engaging overview of the sport.

Tony Lazzeri: Yankees Legend and Baseball Pioneer

This book adds much new detail and perspective to the history and development of baseball. It is a must-read for baseball fans, particularly fans of the New York Yankees. It belongs in all public libraries, and libraries with a local connection to the subject.
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Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail

Complete with a map of her route, the latest from Anderson will make hikers want to reach for their trekking poles and will satisfy armchair travelers looking for adventure.

Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood

Parker has a deep collection of stories and he tells them in a way that puts readers right in the thick of it all, from play-by-plays of the biggest playoff games to the brash and freewheeling banter that was always on tap in the Pirates' clubhouse.  

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Comeback Pitchers: The Remarkable Careers of Howard Ehmke and Jack Quinn

This well-researched study of Ehmke, Quinn, and early 20th-century baseball will appeal to readers who enjoy inspiring sports stories.

Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir

This well-written, realistic, and necessary addition to current baseball literature belongs on the shelves of school and public libraries especially, as well as smaller college collections.

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Miracles on the Hardwood: The Hope-and-a-Prayer Story of a Winning Tradition in Catholic College Basketball

Both students and fans of basketball will find this a valuable survey of the last eight decades of the sport, even as it concentrates on the fortunes of Catholic teams.
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