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BASEBALL/FOOTBALL

 

JUVENILIA

 

THE DUKE SNIDER STORY by Irwin Winehouse (1964, Messner).   Ex-lib hardcover w/ jacket (protected by mylar but faded). Tape and glue residue on endpapers. Upper corner of ffep torn off. Binding sound. Good reading copy. $3

 

SANDY KOUFAX by Jerry Mitchell (1966, Grosset & Dunlap). Ex-school lib pictorial hardcover, no jacket, very worn (tearing of upper spine has been glued). Residue inside rear cover from pocket removal.   Many library stamps. Binding sound. Good reading copy. $3

 

YOUNG READERS BASEBALL STORIES by Charles Coombs (1950, Grosset & Dunlap).  No dust jacket.  Hardcover with some wear; abrasions along spine.  Gift inscription and prev owner name/info on front endpapers; numbers in pencil on table of contents.  A little musty.  $3

 

HOME RUN HENNESSEY by Charles Lawton (1941, Cupples & Leon).   Good hardcover, no jacket.  Advanced reader.  $5

 

LUKE GOES TO BAT by Rachel Isadora (2005, Putnam).   Softcover picture book in very good condition (prev owner mailing label on back cover). $1

 

LITTLE LEFTY and SHORTSTOP FROM TOKYO by Matt Christopher (1993, 1970, Little, Brown).   Softcovers. LL is very good. Shortstop is ex-lib and worn. $1 each.

 

SQUEEZE PLAY: Rookies #2 by Mark Freeman (1990, Ballantine).   Mass market paperback very good, clean, sound, square. $1.50

 

HEAT by Mike Lupica (2007, Scholastic).  Trade paperback good (chip out of the back cover upper edge).  $1.50

 

WONDER BOY by William Heuman (1964, Scholastic). Very worn/tan mass market paperback. Inch loss at upper end of spine. $1

 

THE FINAL TOUCHDOWN by Bernard Palmer (Tyndale). Orig publ 1956, this is a softcover newer reprint from the mid-80s. A Danny Orlis adventure series. Light wear/tanning.  $1

 

TOM HARMON AND THE GREAT GRIDIRON PLOT by Jay Dender (1946, Whitman). Hardcover with jacket (has some wear, now in mylar). No writing or marks; tanned. Binding sound. $6

 

PRO QUARTERBACKS by Jim DuFresne (1982, School Book Fairs).   Worn, tanned. Prev owner name on title page; no other writing. Binding sound. $2

 

ON THE FIELD WITH … PEYTON AND ELI MANNING by Matt Christopher (2008, Little, Brown).  Trade paperback very good, 125 pgs.  $1

 

FOOTBALL TOP 10: Your Guide to the NFL’s Best by Matt Marini (2002, DK). Large format softcover showing a little wear. Clean, sound. $1.50

 

SUPER BOWL by Leonard Kessler (1991, Dell). Early reader. Worn softcover. No writing.   $1

 

KICK, PASS, AND RUN by Leonard Kessler (1996, Harper).  An I Can Read Book Level 2.  $1

FICTION/LITERATURE

 

PAST THE BLEACHERS by Christopher Bohjalian (1992, Carroll & Graf).  Ex-lib hardcover with jacket in mylar; a little skewed.  Ffep torn out.  Little league ball as vehicle for a larger story.  3 stars.  $7.50

 

SCREWBALL by David Ferrell (2004, HarperCollins).   Trade paperback very good. No writing. Sound, square. Murder and mayhem at Fenway. $5

 

BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY by Mark Harris (1956, Knopf). BCE hardcover w/ dust jacket showing some wear. Clean, sound. Well done.   $7

 

FIELDER’S CHOICE: An Anthology of Baseball Fiction edited by Jerome Holtzman (1979, HBJ). Hardcover with worn jacket. Bottom corner of back cover exposed to damp; text unaffected. No writing or marks. 29 selections.   $8.50

 

SHOELESS JOE by W.P. Kinsella (1989, Ballantine).   Mass market paperback good, clean, tight. Basis for the movie “Field of Dreams”.   $3 Also, THE IOWA BASEBALL CONFEDERACY (1991, Ballantine).   Mass market paperback; clean, tight.   Wraps showing some wear, creasing.   $3 And, THE THRILL OF THE GRASS (1984, Penguin). Trade paperback worn; tape repair at upper spine. Eleven short stories. $4 One more, BOX SOCIALS (1991, Ballantine). Trade paperback very good. Western Canada’s Garrison Keillor who also happens to be a card-carrying scout for the Braves. $5

 

ROUND UP: The Stories of Ring Lardner by Ring Lardner (1929, Scribner’s). Hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner info on ffep. 35 stories, only 6 of them about baseball but I could not not include Lardner. $8

 

THE NATURAL by Bernard Malamud (1973, Pocket). Mass market paperback. Prev owner name inside front cover. Tanned, sound. $3

 

THE UNIVERSAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, INC., J. HENRY WAUGH, PROP. by Robert Coover (1971, Plume).  Trade paperback good but front cover has had a half-inch cut off along leading edge.   Prev owner name, date inside front cover.  $5

 

FENCES by August Wilson (1986, Plume). Trade paperback, used stickers on spine/back cover.   Green stain along lower edge of back cover. Prev owner working their budget on rear flyleaves in pencil. Text clean. Binding sound. Pulitzer-winning play about black baseball as the fences of segregation were coming down.   $3.50

 

THE CURIOUS CASE OF SIDD FINCH by George Plimpton (1987, Macmillan). BCE hardcover w/ very good dust jacket (two small tape repairs along upper edge).   Clean, sound. Buddhism meets baseball. $7

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL by Philip Roth (1974, Bantam).  Mass market paperback good, clean, sound.  Ten times the words at half the price.  Roth is the master.  Never heard of the Patriot League?  You’re in for a treat.  $3

 

POE’S RUN & OTHER POEMS by M’Cready Sykes (1904, Cannon Press). Worn hardcover w/ prev owner info on ffep. Rear hinge cracked. Yale football poetry. $20

 

SIX DAYS TO SUNDAY by Bernard Brunner (1975, McGraw-Hill). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket—very good. Clean, sound, square.   $7

 

CAN’T DANCE by Max Crawford (1989, Atheneum).   Hardcover in very good jacket (light wear, small abrasions on front from sticker removal). No writing or marks. Sound, square. Southwest Conference college football. $8

 

ROUGH & TUMBLE by Mark Bavaro (2008, St. Martin’s).   Ex-lib hardcover with dust jacket in mylar (upper corner of front panel cut off). Written by ex-NFL player. $8

 

HISTORY/CULTURE

 

ROAR RESTORED: Detroit Tigers ’06 (2006, Detroit Free Press). Softcover, 127 pgs. $5

 

DETROIT TIGERS YEARBOOKS: 1989 and 1994.  1989 in exc cond,  $6.50,  1994 in good cond, $4

 

THE DETROIT TIGERS: An Illustrated History by Joe Falls (1989, Prentice Hall). Large format softcover with some wear. No writing or marks; binding sound. $7

 

TIGER S.T.A.T.S.: Statistics, Trades, Alumni, Trivia, Stories by Fred Smith (1991, Momentum Books).  Trade paperback very good, inscribed by the author.  Clean, tight.  Covers season by season 1934-1990, plus much, much more! Great ads too!  $10

 

BLESS YOU BOYS: Diary of the Detroit Tigers’ 1984 Season by Sparky Anderson (1984, Contemporary). Hardcover in nearly new dust jacket (upper corners of boards bumped).   No writing or marks; binding tight, square. World Series edition.  SOLD

 

TUNED TO BASEBALL by Ernie Harwell (1985, Diamond Communications). Hardcover in worn, unclipped dust jacket. Boards very good; clean, no writing or marks. Short split developing at front endpapers but o/w sound, square. $7

 

ERNIE HARWELL: Stories from My Life in Baseball (2001, Detroit Free Press). Nearly new trade paperback. No writing or marks; clean. Binding tight. $6

 

ERNIE HARWELL’S DIAMOND GEMS (1991, Momentum Books).  Audio cassettes (2) in new condition; still sealed in orig shrinkwrap.  Recorded by Ernie Harwell, this is an abridgement of the book.  Running time: 3 hrs.  $10  Also available in a lightly worn, clean mass market paperback.  $3

 

THE FINAL SEASON: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark by Tom Stanton (2001, St. Martin’s). Trade paperback showing some wear. No writing; binding sound. The ballpark is Tiger Stadium and Stanton was there for all the home games in ’99. A love affair. Inscribed by the author.   $5

 

OCTOBER 1964 by David Halberstam (1994, Villard).   Very good hardcover in very good jacket. Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing. Yankees vs. Cardinals and its larger social significance. $9

 

ME AND DIMAGGIO: A Baseball Fan Goes in Search of his Gods by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (1986, Simon and Schuster).  Hardcover in good jacket.  Clean, no writing.  Binding is crap; pages detached.  1979 season told well; smart, funny.  Author is the long-time book reviewer for NYT.  Free

 

THE TEAMMATES: A Portrait of a Friendship by David Halberstam (2003, Hyperion). Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket; exposed to moisture at lower end of spine resulting in some staining. No writing; binding tight. Ted Williams, Dom Dimaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Bobby Doerr—very good.   $6

 

TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY IN MUDVILLE: A Lifelong Passion for Baseball by Stephen Jay Gould (2003, Norton).  Ex-lib hardcover with mylared jacket.  Baseball for the thinking person.  $9

 

BASEBALL: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns with essayists (1994, Knopf). Large hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Companion volume to PBS series stands alone. 486 pages.   SOLD

 

THE OLD BALL GAME: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball by Frank Deford (2005, Atlantic Monthly).   Trade paperback very good—uncorrected proof. No writing or marks; binding tight. $5

 

BASEBALL’S GREAT TEAMS: Boston Red Sox by Henry Berry (1975, Collier). Trade paperback has some wear; small price stickers on front cover. No writing or marks; binding tight, square. $4

 

BASEBALL IN THE ‘30s: A Decade of Survival by Donald Honig (1989, Crown). Hardcover, no jacket, has been damaged by damp but still contains many, many useful, clean pictures of players during the ‘30s. Free

 

THE EASTERN STARS: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris by Mark Kurlansky (2010, Riverhead).   Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket.   Clean, tight, nearly new! And very good.   $8

 

STOLEN SEASON: A Journey Through America and Baseball’s Minor Leagues by David Lamb (1991, Random House). Hardcover in very good jacket (mild wear to dj). Clean, sound. $9

 

PLAY BALL: The Life and Troubled Times of Major League Baseball by John Feinstein (1993, Villard). Hardcover in very good jacket (barely a trace of wear). Clean, sharp, sound. $10

 

FIVE SEASONS: A Baseball Companion by Roger Angell (1977, Simon and Schuster). Hardcover in jacket (showing some wear). Gift inscription on ffep. Skewed binding “breaking” in a few spots, but all pages secure. $6

 

MEN AT WORK: The Craft of Baseball by George Will (1990, Macmillan). Hardcover in very good unclipped jacket (gloss is dulled). Clean, sound.   $9

 

THE BRONX ZOO by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock (1979, Crown). Hardcover, no jacket.   Black boards a little warped but no sign of water damage. Clean, sound. $7

 

THE YANKEES READER edited by Weinberger and Riley (1991, Houghton Mifflin). Trade paperback clean, sound. Great collection of baseball fact, fiction and opinion from some of America’s most renowned writers. $5

 

THE 10 BEST YEARS OF BASEBALL: An Informal History of the Fifties by Harold Rosenthal (1981, Van Norstrand Reinhold). Trade paperback in very good condition.   Clean, tight, very minimal wear.   $5

 

WRIGLEYWORLD: A Season in Baseball’s Best Neighborhood by Kevin Kaduk (2006, NAL). Hardcover in very good jacket; remainder mark. All else clean, binding sound. Sportswriter takes a year off (2005) to devote to the Cubs. $7.50

 

3 NIGHTS IN AUGUST: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager by Buzz Bissinger (2005, Houghton Mifflin).   Hardcover in nearly new dust jacket.   Clean, sound. The manager is Tony La Russa, Cards vs Cubs, the author also wrote Friday Night Lights. $10

 

THE BOYS OF SUMMER by Roger Kahn (1972, Harper & Row).   Ex-lib hardcover, dust jacket in mylar.   Pocket on ffep. Worn but still very readable. $7

 

THE CROOKED PITCH: The Curveball in American Baseball History by Martin Quigley (1984, Algonquin). Hardcover, no jacket, only lightly shelfworn. A little reading soil but no writing (an errant, marginal pen slash). $7

 

ALL THE HOME RUN KINGS by Arthur Daley (1972, Putnam).   Hardcover in fair jacket (abrasion in upper corner of front panel, edgeworn w/ closed tears, spine faded).   No writing. Sound. $4

 

BASEBALL STARS 1987 by Dan Schlossberg (1987, Contemporary).   Softcover nearly new. No writing or marks. $6

 

THE LOVE OF BASEBALL (2005, Publications Intl). Compilation of facts and figures accompanied by photos.   320 pages, hardcover in very good jacket. No writing, clean, tight.   $6.50

 

GLOVE AFFAIRS: The Romance, History, and Tradition of the Baseball Glove by Noah Liberman (2003, Triumph). Hardcover w/ dust jacket only very lightly worn; brief gift inscription on ffep. Who’d’ve thought there was so much to know about gloves? $7

 

THE RIPKEN WAY: A Manual for Baseball and Life by Cal Ripken, Sr. with Larry Burke (1999, Pocket Books). Hardcover with dust jacket very good (dj has two closed tears along edges). Clean, sound. $6

 

HOW COULD YOU TRADE BILLY PIERCE? Essays and Analyses of MLB’s Best Pitchers (1901-2005) by Mark Plawecki (2006, Word Assoc).   302 pgs. Trade paperback inscribed by author showing a little wear (front corner creased). All else very good; clean, sound, square. Introduces the Michigan author’s statistical system known as PAPA (Park Adjusted Pitching Average). $10

 

EVERY PITCHER TELLS A STORY: Letters Gathered by a Devoted Baseball Fan by Seth Swirsky (1999, Times). Ex-lib hardcover w/ jacket covered by library mylar. Pocket on ffep. Charming! Every other page is a reproduction of a letter or document from someone in major league baseball, revealing not just in content but also penmanship and letterhead, the heart of the game. The facing pages provide photograph and context for each letter. $9

 

SATCHEL PAIGE’S AMERICA by William Price Fox (2005, U of Alabama Press). Ex-lib trade paperback very good, preserved with library laminate. Binding tight. $4.50

 

PEN MEN: Baseball’s Greatest Bullpen Stories Told by the Men Who Brought the Game Relief by Bob Cairns (1993, St. Martin’s ). Trade paperback worn; prev owner name in pencil on blurb page. Binding sound. $5

 

ONLY THE BALL WAS WHITE: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams by Robert Peterson (1984, McGraw-Hill).   Trade paperback exposed to dampness along upper edge; rippled. No writing; binding sound. $5

 

THE RISE OF JAPANESE BASEBALL POWER by Robert Obojski (1975, Chilton). No dust jacket. Hardcover good, clean condition, light wear. $20

 

NOW WAIT A MINUTE, CASEY! by Maury Allen (1965, Doubleday).   Ex-lib hardcover in mylar-covered jacket well-worn. Pocket on rear fep. NY Mets: the early years. $6

 

A DREAM SEASON by Gary Carter & John Hough Jr. (1987, HBJ). Hardcover in excellent dust jacket. Remainder mark; o/w clean, tight. 1986 Mets. $9

 

IF AT FIRST…: A Season with the Mets by Keith Hernandez and Mike Bryan (1986, McGraw-Hill). Hardcover in exc dust jacket. Clean, tight. 1985 Mets. $10

 

BALLS by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock (1984, Putnam’s). Hardcover in very good dust jacket (light wear at bottom edge of spine). Clean, tight, square. ’83 Yankees. $8

 

SIXTY-ONE: The Team, the Record, the Men by Tony Kubek and Terry Pluto (1987, Macmillan). Hardcover in very good jacket. Clean, tight. Maris’ record-breaking 61 homers written by his teammate. $9

 

BASEBALL FOR THE LOVE OF IT: Hall of Famers Tell It Like It Was by Anthony Connor (1982, Macmillan). Hardcover in very good jacket. Clean, sound. The greats in their own words. $10   Also available in very good trade paperback. $6

 

SPARTAN SEASONS: How Baseball Survived the Second World War by Richard Goldstein (1980, Macmillan). Hardcover in exc dust jacket. No writing or marks; clean, tight. $9

 

BASEBALL: The Lives Behind the Seams by Maury Allen (1990, Macmillan). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. No writing or marks; clean. Binding tight, square. Stories of unsung heroes. $8

 

BASEBALL AS I HAVE KNOWN IT by Fred Lieb (1977, Ace). Mass market paperback worn w/ bookdealer stamp on teaser page. Sound reading copy. $3

 

THE DIAMOND REVOLUTION: The Prospects for Baseball after the Collapse of its Ruling Class by Neil Sullivan (1992, St. Martin’s).   Hardcover in unclipped jacket like new.   No writing (faint remainder mark); clean, tight. $7

 

FAIR BALL: A Fan’s Case for Baseball by Bob Costas (2000, Broadway). Hardcover in dust jacket, both excellent. Clean, tight. $7

 

MONEYBALL: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis (2003, Norton). Like new hardcover with unclipped jacket; sharp, crisp, clean. Binding tight. $8.50

 

WHEN YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT! by Yogi Berra with Dave Kaplan (2001, Hyperion). Hardcover in dust jacket, both excellent. Thumbprint on outer page edges; o/w clean, tight. Part memoir, mostly baseball. $6

 

THE UMPIRE STRIKES BACK by Ron Luciano and David Fisher (1982, Bantam). Hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket (inch-long closed tear on front panel). No writing; sound. Part memoir, mostly funny. $7

 

STRIKE TWO by Ron Luciano and David Fisher (1985, Bantam).   Mass market paperback sound, clean.   An umpire with a sense of humor.   $3

 

BALL FOUR: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues by Jim Bouton (1970, World Publ). Second printing. Hardcover in good, clipped jacket (half-inch tear at upper spine). No writing. $10

 

BALL FOUR PLUS BALL FIVE: An Update 1970-1980 by Jim Bouton (1982, Stein & Day).   Trade paperback inscribed by the author inside the front cover. Light wear; tendency of wraps to curl, one corner creased. $15

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H G Bissinger (1990, Harper). Trade paperback read many times. A season with a Texas high school team. “Exciting, funny, and, above all, horrifying.” Tracy Kidder   $5

 

STILL KICKING: My Journey as the First Woman to Play Division I College Football by Katie Hnida (2006, Scribner).   Hardcover in very good jacket; remainder mark. $8

 

THE BIG ONE by Bill Cromartie (1981, Gridiron Leisure Press). Second edition. Hardcover, no jacket.   Binding’s a little wonky. Brief analysis/summary (2-3 pgs) of every single U-M/OSU game from 1897 to 1981. $8

 

HIGH HOPES: Taking the Purple to Pasadena by Gary Barnett with Vahe Gregorian (1996, Warner). Hardcover in very good jacket. Perennial bottom-dweller of the Big 10 heads to the Rose Bowl. Well done. Anecdote concerning the game against Michigan worth the price right there.   $7

 

UNDER THE TARNISHED DOME: How Notre Dame Betrayed Its Ideals for Football Glory by Don Yaeger and Douglas Looney (1993, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover in very good jacket. Clean, sound. The Lou Holtz years.   $8.50

 

FOR BROWNS FANS ONLY! Wonderful Stories Celebrating the Incredible Fans of the Cleveland Browns by Rich Wolfe (undated, Lone Wolfe Press). Hardcover in exc jacket.   “If you are a Browns fan, this book is the soundtrack of your life.”   $8

 

SUNDAY’S HEROES: NFL Legends Talk About the Times of Their Lives by Richard Whittingham (2003, Triumph Books).   Hardcover in jacket very good.   Brief anecdotes require deep knowledge of NFL history for best appreciation. 220 pages. $12

 

PRO FOOTBALL’S GREAT MOMENTS by Jack Clary (1981, Bonanza).  Hardcover in edgeworn jacket with tape repairs.  No writing or marks; clean.  Sound.  Relive the Thanksgiving Day Massacre of ’62 when the Lions feasted on Green Bay turkey like never before (or again).  $8

 

FOOTBALL AMERICA: Celebrating Our National Passion text by Phil Barber and Ray Didinger (1996, Turner Publ). Ex-lib large format hardcover with jacket. Pictorial paean to the sport from scrub to the bigs.   Great pics! 256 pages all in full color. $8

 

PRIDE: The Official Magazine of the Detroit Lions Vol. 1 Issue 5, October 17, 2004, Lions vs. Packers. Light wear, clean, sound. $10

 

REFERENCE/INSTRUCTIONAL

 

FUNGOES, FLOATERS AND FORK BALLS: A Colorful Baseball Dictionary by Patrick Ercolano (1987, Prentice-Hall). Trade paperback very good, clean, tight. Chockful of helpful information. Ever wondered why K is used for a strikeout? It’s in here. $5

 

THE BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Complete and Official Record of Major League Baseball (1990, Macmillan). Eighth edition hardcover in jacket very good (light edgewear to jacket).   Clean, sound. 2781 pages.   SOLD

 

JAPAN PRO BASEBALL GUIDE 1936-1974 compiled and edited by Edward Broder. 42 pgs, softcover in English. White wraps tanned, light soil. No writing or marks. Staple binding sound. $100

 

WHAT TIME IS IT? YOU MEAN NOW? by Yogi Berra with Dave Kaplan (2002, Hyperion). Hardcover in dust jacket very good (dj has lost a little of its gloss). Clean, tight. Anecdotal life lessons. $6

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE 1983 RED BOOK: Official Media Guide   Light soil on red wraps; all else like new. No writing or marks.   Sound, square. $4.50

 

OFFENSIVE BASEBALL DRILLS: 68 Hitting, Baserunning, & Team Drills by Rod Delmonico (1996, Human Kinetics).  Trade paperback very good with dog ears.  Author coaches Univ of Tennessee team.  $5

 

HOW TO HIT by Johnny Mize as told to Murray Kaufman (1953, Henry Holt). No jacket. Hardcover boards soiled/worn (splitting along spine edge). Prev owner name on spine and ffep. Text clean, binding sound. Includes anecdotes. $4.50

 

COACHING YOUTH FOOTBALL by John McCarthy Jr (1995, Betterway Books).   Trade paperback in exc cond. 2nd edition. $5

 

MICHIGAN ’97 FOOTBALL GUIDE Preview of ’97 season, player bios/stats, UM football history—352 pages, large softcover in exc cond. Exhaustive. $10

 

FOOTBALL STATS: 2004 Edition by Footballguys.com.   Spiral-bound lightly worn.   Clean. 361 pages. $7

 

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

 

CLEMENTE! by Kal Wagenheim (1973, Praeger). Hardcover in very good jacket (half-inch closed tear at upper spine). No writing or marks; clean. Binding sound, square. $9

 

COACH: Lessons on the Game of Life by Michael Lewis (2005, Norton). Small hardcover with white (lightly soiled) jacket. Gift inscription inside front cover. Binding tight. Author of Moneyball.   $3

 

COMEBACK by Dave Dravecky with Tim Stafford (1990, Zondervan). Trade paperback has some wear.   Prev owner stamp inside front cover, blind stamp on 3 prelim pages; text clean. Binding sound. Major league pitcher battles cancer in his pitching arm. $5

 

LITTLE LEAGUE CONFIDENTIAL: One Coach’s Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival by Bill Geist (1992, Macmillan). Very good hardcover in unclipped jacket. Clean, sound, humorous. Having coached t-ball one unforgettable summer, it works.   $7

 

BETWEEN THE LINES: One Athlete’s Struggle to Escape the Nightmare of Addiction by Steve Howe with Jim Greenfield (1989, Masters Press). Hardcover in unclipped but edgeworn jacket. No writing; binding tight. Author is from Clarkston. $7

 

BEHIND THE MASK: My Double Life in Baseball by Dave Pallone with Alan Steinberg (Signet, 1991). Mass market paperback. Prev bookdealer stamp on title page. O/w clean, sound. Gay umpire in the bigs.   $3

 

THE ROAD TO COOPERSTOWN: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime by Tom Stanton (2004, St. Martin’s). Trade paperback very good. Stanton is a Michigan author, raised in Detroit. Excellent!! $6

 

IT’S ANYBODY’S BALLGAME by Joe Garagiola (1988, Contemporary).   Hardcover in very good unclipped dust jacket. No writing or marks; tanning, clean. Binding sound, square. $9

 

THE POWER AND THE DARKNESS: The Life of Josh Gibson in the Shadows of the Game by Mark Ribowsky (1996, Simon & Schuster).   Hardcover in exc dust jacket. No writing or marks. Binding tight. $8

 

THE TOMMY JOHN STORY by Tommy & Sally John with Joe Musser (1978, Revell). Dodgers pitcher comes back from injury with God’s help. Ex-lib hardcover with jacket; glue residue from pocket removal on rfep. $5

 

BREAKOUT: From Prison to the Big Leagues by Ron LeFlore with Jim Hawkins (1978, Harper & Row). Hardcover in good jacket (inch-long closed tear on back panel); upper corners bumped. Clean, sound. $9

 

SAY HEY: The Autobiography of Willie Mays by Willie Mays with Lou Sahadi (1988, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover in unclipped jacket; light wear, remainder mark. $8

 

CARDBOARD GODS: An All-American Tale by Josh Wilker (2011, Algonquin Books). Ex-lib trade paperback laminated for long-life. Memoir told through the trope of a childhood collection of ‘70s era baseball cards. Excellent.   $5

 

DITKA: An Autobiography by Mike Ditka with Don Pierson (1986, Bonus Books). Hardcover in lightly edgeworn jacket. No writing; binding sound.   $7

 

DA COACH: Irreverent Stories from Mike Ditka’s Players, Coaches, and Friends by Rich Wolfe (1999, Triumph). Hardcover in very good jacket. Maybe I need to be from Chicago? $7

 

QUIET STRENGTH: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker (2007, Tyndale). Hardcover in very good dust jacket. No writing or marks.   Binding sound, square. First African-American coach to win the Super Bowl.   From Jackson, Michigan. $8

 

WOODY HAYES AND THE 100-YARD WAR by Jerry Brondfield (1975, Berkley). Well-worn mass market paperback. A few small stains; no writing or marks. Binding sound. $2

 

EVEN BAD GUYS CRY by Alex Karras with Herb Gluck (1977, Holt, Rinehart and Winston).  Hardcover with partial jacket; worn with some soil.  No writing; text clean.  $7

 

NIGHT TRAIN LANE: Life of Hall of Famer Richard “Night Train” Lane by Mike Burns (2000, Eakin Press). Trade paperback very good. Night Train played for the Detroit Lions from 1960-65.  Inscribed and name-stamped on title page: no other writing or marks. Binding tight. $13.50

 

HEART OF A LION: The Wild and Woolly Life of Bobby Layne by Bob St. John (1991, Taylor Publ).  Hardcover in jacket only lightly worn with a gift inscription on ffep.  “”He never lost a game in his life.  Once in a while time ran out on him.”  Doak Walker  $25

 

I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW …’CAUSE I GET BETTER-LOOKING EVERY DAY by Joe Willie Namath with Dick Schaap (1969, Random House).   BCE hardcover with lightly worn jacket.   No writing or marks; clean, sound.   Brash… but he delivered. $8

 

I BEAT THE ODDS by Michael Oher with Don Yaeger (2011, Gotham).  Hardcover in dust jacket nearly new.  Clean, no writing.  $8

 

BRIAN PICCOLO: A Short Season by Jeannie Morris (1971, Rand McNally). Hardcover in edgeworn jacket (two-inch closed tear on back). Prev owner name/info on ffep; text clean. $7

 

BARRY SANDERS: Now You See Him… by Barry Sanders with Mark McCormick (2003, Emmis).  Very good hardcover in vg jacket.  Clean; no writing.  Includes DVD still sealed in orig envelope.  SOLD