Baseball has something for everyone, whether you’re an expert switch-hitter or an amateur statistician.As the 2018 season continues, we’ve been looking back at some of the greatest players and most fascinating secrets of America’s favorite game.
In 1986 the bad guys of baseball won the World Series. Now Erik Sherman, New York Timesâ€’bestselling coauthor of Mookie, profiles key players from that infamous Mets team, revealing never-before-exposed details of their lives after that championship year, along with a look back at the magical season itself.KINGS OF QUEENS
In the thirty-four years since Henry Aaronâ€™s retirement, his reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (RBIs, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least thirty home runs per season fifteen times, becoming the first player in history to hammer five hundred home runs and three thousand hits). But his influence extends beyond statistics. At long last, here is the definitive biography of one of baseballâ€™s immortal figures.THE LAST HERO
MoneyballÂ is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can’t buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major-league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.MONEYBALL