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Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Author: Jim Abbott and Tim Brown | Narrator: Jim Abbott
Release Date: April 03, 2012
On an overcast September day in 1993, Jim Abbott took the mound at Yankee Stadium and threw one of the most dramatic no-hitters in major-league history. The game was the crowning achievement in an unlikely success story, unseen in the annals of profe...
Author: George Vecsey | Narrator: Scott Brick
Release Date: May 10, 2011
When baseball fans voted on the top twenty-five players of the twentieth century in 1999, Stan Musial didn’t make the cut. This glaring omission—later rectified by a panel of experts—raised an important question: How could a first-b...
Author: Howard Bryant | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: May 11, 2010
In the thirty-four years since his retirement, Henry Aaron’s 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, be...
Author: Joe Torre and Tom Verducci | Narrator: Tom Verducci
Release Date: February 03, 2009
Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee yearsWhen Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in...
Get in the Game Cover
Author: Rick Wolff and Cal Ripken, Jr. | Narrator: Cal Ripken, Jr.
Release Date: April 10, 2007
Unabridged CDs - 5 CDs, 6 hours In the spirit of Rick Pitino's phenomenal New York Times bestseller Success Is a Choice (more than 500,000 copies sold), living legend Cal Ripken, Jr., presents an inspiring guide to overcoming any challenge and build...
Get in the Game Cover
The Big Bam Cover
Author: Leigh Montville | Narrator: Adam Grupper
Release Date: May 02, 2006
He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. From the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Ted Williams comes the thoroughly original, definitively ambit...
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Bat Boy Cover
Author: Matthew McGough | Narrator: Matthew McGough
Release Date: May 03, 2005
Sixteen-year-old Matthew McGough was a fairly typical teenager, obsessed with getting through high school, girls, and baseball, not necessarily in that order. His passion for the New York Yankees was absolute, complete with a poster of his hero, Yank...
Bat Boy Cover
Ted Williams Cover
Author: Leigh Montville | Narrator: Philip Bosco
Release Date: April 13, 2004
He was The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controversy in life and ...
Ted Williams Cover
Author: Michael Lewis | Narrator: Scott Brick
Release Date: March 20, 2003
Moneyball 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 j...
Fair Ball Cover
Author: Bob Costas | Narrator: Bob Costas
Release Date: July 05, 2000
From his perspective as a journalist and a true fan, Bob Costas, NBC's award-winning broadcaster, shares his views on the forces that are diminishing the appeal of Major League Baseball and proposes realistic changes that can be made to protect and p...
Fair Ball Cover