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  • THE FAN. by Abrahams, Peter.
    Abrahams, Peter.
    THE FAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of pyschological suspense involving a celebrity baseball player and an obsessed fan. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-446-518603.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68601
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  • TOD HALE ON THE NINE. #4 in series. by Barbour, Ralph Henry.
    Barbour, Ralph Henry.
    TOD HALE ON THE NINE. #4 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1929. Hardcover first edition - The fourth and final book in the Tod Hale sports series, in the original edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three glossy internal plates by Leslie Crump. 280 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with a four-color pasted on illustration on the front cover, no dust jacket. (missing front free endpaper, previous owner's name, otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 83963
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  • NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1959) dj. Hardcover - Lists to #19 at front of book and to #18 on back cover of dust jacket. Frontispiece and small illustrations at the head of each chapter. Bound in rust-colored tweed cloth boards, illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. 182 pp. One of the hard-to-find later titles in this series.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some tape remnants on dj, edgewear and wear to folds, but bright and attractive)

    Book ID: 79460
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  • STRIKE THREE: A Chip Hilton Sports Story #3. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    STRIKE THREE: A Chip Hilton Sports Story #3.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1949). Hardcover - Frontispiece. 212 pp. Endpapers with drawings of sports equipment.

    Condition: Good in rust tweed boards, no dj (some wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 64192
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  • STRIKE THREE: A Chip Hilton Sports Story #3. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    STRIKE THREE: A Chip Hilton Sports Story #3.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1949.). Hardcover - A baseball story, frontispiece, illustrated endpapers with small brown drawings on white background. 1960s edition in illustrated boards. Lists to #20 on back cover and in front of book. 212 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated boards with orange spine and back cover - bright and attractive.

    Book ID: 81379
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  • DUGOUT JINX: Number 8 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    DUGOUT JINX: Number 8 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c.1952). Hardcover - Lists to #20 on back cover and in the list at the front. Frontispiece and small illustrations at the head of each chapter. Illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows.210 pp plus a 1 pp "scorecard"

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated boards with orange spine and back cover (slight spine slant, some soiling to edges of textblock - colors are bright).

    Book ID: 79542
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  • CLUTCH HITTER: Chip Hilton Sports Series, Number 4. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    CLUTCH HITTER: Chip Hilton Sports Series, Number 4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1952). Hardcover - A baseball story. Lists to 19 titles in front of book. Illustrated with a frontispiece and internal drawings. Bound in rust-colored tweed boards, illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. 206 pp plus "scorecard."

    Condition: Good+ condition(some spine slant, inconspicuous prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 79543
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  • NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1959) dj. Hardcover - Lists to #19 at front of book and to #18 on back cover of dust jacket. Frontispiece and small illustrations at the head of each chapter. Bound in rust-colored tweed cloth boards, illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. 182 pp. One of the hard-to-find later titles in this series.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (previous owner's name, price-clipped, but overall a bright, straight and attractive copy)

    Book ID: 81402
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  • FENCE BUSTERS: Number 11 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    FENCE BUSTERS: Number 11 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1953) dj. Hardcover - A baseball story in this very popular series of sports books for boys. Frontispiece. Early 1960s edition in tweed rust colored boards. 208 pp. Lists to #18 at front of book and to #17 on back cover of dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers with small brown drawings of ball and bat, helmet, etc.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (price-clipped, a bit of wear to dj at ends of spine)

    Book ID: 81432
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  • THE MINORITY QUARTERBACK: And Other Lives in Sports. by Berkow, Ira.
    Berkow, Ira.
    THE MINORITY QUARTERBACK: And Other Lives in Sports.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2002. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays, written over a period of 20 years, which focus on athletes overcoming hardships, including profiles of pitcher Jim Abbott, who worked past the handicap of having just one arm, and Geno Torretta, who won the Heisman Trophy. The title piece, which was cowinner of a 2000 Pulitzer Prize, examines the struggle that minority football players have undergone in winning recognition at a position once reserved for white players. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Index. xi, 307 pp. ISBN: 1-566634229.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83783
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  • SPRAY HITTER. by Bonner, M. G.
    Bonner, M. G.
    SPRAY HITTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lantern Press, (1959). Hardcover first edition - A school baseball story, illustrated by Victor Prezio. 189 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding (top of spine beginning to tear, some spotting in the margins, other reading wear)

    Book ID: 67039
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  • FAMOUS NEGRO ATHLETES. by Bontemps, Arna.
    Bontemps, Arna.
    FAMOUS NEGRO ATHLETES.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs. Biographies ranging from Joe Louis and Satchel page thru Wilt Chamberlain and Althea Gibson. Written for young adults. Index. 155 pp.

    Condition: Very good in orange cloth with black lettering in a very good dust jacket (prev owner's last name, the dust jacket flaps had been pasted down inside the covers, separated now some short edgetears to dj, original price of $3.25 on dj flap) Despite the flaws this is a very uncommon first edition in better condition than usually found.

    Book ID: 83279
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  • CRACKING THE SHOW. by Boswell, Thomas.
    Boswell, Thomas.
    CRACKING THE SHOW.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. First edition - His fourth collection of on baseball, including articles on Pete Rose's gambling problems, the Oakland A's World series, manager Whitey Herzog, the triumphant career of Nolan Ryan and much more. 352 pp. .

    Condition: Fine in blue printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 57355
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  • THE DEVILS' COACH. by Brock, Jim and Joe Gilmartin.
    Brock, Jim and Joe Gilmartin.
    THE DEVILS' COACH.

    Edition: First edition.

    Elgin, IL: David C. Cook, Publishing, (1977). Hardcover first edition - An account of Jim Brock's Christian rebirth and his transformation as the coach of Arizona State University's baseball team, the Sun Devils, culminating with winning the NCAA championship. Basis of a documentary film of the same name. 168 pp. ISBN: 0-89191-1030.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Comment on rear flap about the movie - a feature motion picture from Outreach Films, Burbank, California.

    Book ID: 74171
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  • CHAINS OF FEAR: American Race Relations Since Reconstruction. by Cassity, Michael J.
    Cassity, Michael J.
    CHAINS OF FEAR: American Race Relations Since Reconstruction.

    Edition: First printing.

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, (1984.). Hardcover first edition - Number 3 in the series "Grass Roots Perspectives on American History" - An introduction to the roots of American racism, with chapters on migration, the Klan, Jim Crow, lynching, Harlem Renaissance, segregation in baseball, busing, etc. Index. xxxv, 253 pp.,. ISBN: 0-313-213240.

    Condition: Ex-library in dark red cloth with relatively few markings - a tight copy (as is typical of Greenwood Press publications, many copies went to libraries), but with some highlighting, especially in the introduction, but also scattered throughout.

    Book ID: 39879
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  • SUMMERLAND. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    SUMMERLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Prize winner author's first novel for children, a fantasy novel which won the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. This is the story of "Ethan Feld, possibly the worst ballplayer in the history of the league, as he struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ballclubs in the realms of magic, to save all the Summerlands, and ultimately the world. [Chabon] creates a whole new universe, richly drawn from American folklore, with legendary beings, monsters, and mythical creatures inhabiting a magical landscape where the powers of the past and the future, of good and evil, are locked in grand battle." 500 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Cover art by William Joyce. ISBN: 0-786808772.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (previous owner's name, short tear to top of dj spine)

    Book ID: 75748
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  • SUMMERLAND. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    SUMMERLAND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.). SIGNED first edition - Prize winner author's first novel for children, a fantasy novel which won the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. This is the story of "Ethan Feld, possibly the worst ballplayer in the history of the league, as he struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ballclubs in the realms of magic, to save all the Summerlands, and ultimately the world. [Chabon] creates a whole new universe, richly drawn from American folklore, with legendary beings, monsters, and mythical creatures inhabiting a magical landscape where the powers of the past and the future, of good and evil, are locked in grand battle." SIGNED on the title page. 492 pp. Cover art…

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    New York: Hyperion, (2002.). SIGNED first edition - Prize winner author's first novel for children, a fantasy novel which won the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. This is the story of "Ethan Feld, possibly the worst ballplayer in the history of the league, as he struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ballclubs in the realms of magic, to save all the Summerlands, and ultimately the world. [Chabon] creates a whole new universe, richly drawn from American folklore, with legendary beings, monsters, and mythical creatures inhabiting a magical landscape where the powers of the past and the future, of good and evil, are locked in grand battle." SIGNED on the title page. 492 pp. Cover art by William Joyce. With a proposed first printing of 250,000 copies, this advance issue is much more uncommon than the trade hardcover.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new)

    Book ID: 49931
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  • SUMMERLAND. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    SUMMERLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Prize winner author's first novel for children, a fantasy novel which won the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. This is the story of "Ethan Feld, possibly the worst ballplayer in the history of the league, as he struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ballclubs in the realms of magic, to save all the Summerlands, and ultimately the world. [Chabon] creates a whole new universe, richly drawn from American folklore, with legendary beings, monsters, and mythical creatures inhabiting a magical landscape where the powers of the past and the future, of good and evil, are locked in grand battle." SIGNED on the title page. 500 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Cover art by William Joyce. ISBN: 0-786808772.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name on front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 54123
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  • SUMMERLAND. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    SUMMERLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Prize winner author's first novel for children, a fantasy novel which won the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. This is the story of "Ethan Feld, possibly the worst ballplayer in the history of the league, as he struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ballclubs in the realms of magic, to save all the Summerlands, and ultimately the world. [Chabon] creates a whole new universe, richly drawn from American folklore, with legendary beings, monsters, and mythical creatures inhabiting a magical landscape where the powers of the past and the future, of good and evil, are locked in grand battle." SIGNED on the title page. 500 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Cover art by William Joyce. ISBN: 0-786808772.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 39902
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  • SUMMERLAND. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    SUMMERLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Prize winner author's first novel for children, a fantasy novel which won the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. This is the story of "Ethan Feld, possibly the worst ballplayer in the history of the league, as he struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ballclubs in the realms of magic, to save all the Summerlands, and ultimately the world. [Chabon] creates a whole new universe, richly drawn from American folklore, with legendary beings, monsters, and mythical creatures inhabiting a magical landscape where the powers of the past and the future, of good and evil, are locked in grand battle." SIGNED on the title page. 500 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Cover art by William Joyce. ISBN: 0-786808772.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a few small bumps to the bottom edge of the boards)

    Book ID: 61660
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  • THE SEVENTH BABE. by Charyn, Jerome.
    Charyn, Jerome.
    THE SEVENTH BABE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1979) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "It is 1923, and the Boston Red Sox are down in the cellar after trading their best players - including Babe Ruth - to the Yankees. Along comes Babe Ragland, a 17 year old left handed third baseman who looks like a scarecrow and plays like a wonder." INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. 347 pp. ISBN: 0877952205.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66373
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2001. by Collins, Bud, editor.
    Collins, Bud, editor.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2001.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. First edition - Includes articles on the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and the story of Americans who were kidnapped in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan by a militant Islamic group, and on athletes Cal Ripken Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tiger Woods, Joe DiMaggio, and others. Among the contributors are H. G. Bissinger, Charles P. Pierce, Jim Harrison, Rick Reilly, Toure and others. Biographical notes. 368 pp. ISBN: 0-618-086269.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45240
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  • Cooper, John R.
    THE COLLEGE LEAGUE MYSTERY: Mel Martin Basbeball Stories #6

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Garden City Books, (1953.). Hardcover first edition - " A swindler's squeeze play threatens Starbuck College's freshmen nine." The last of this six book series and the last title listed in the book (actually only 5 titles are listed in both the book and on the back cover of the dustjacket - #5 'The Fighting Shortstop' is not included in either list. ). Green and white illustrated endpapers with seven different baseball action drawings. The first 2 books in this series were published by Cupples and Leon, and the last four by Garden City Books. A title published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, and rather uncommon in the first edition, especially in this condition - 191 pp.

    Condition: Very good + in very good+ dust jacket (prev owner's initials on front endpaper, creasing to front flap of dj, some edgewear, approx 1 inch tape repair to spine of dj.) Overall, a tight and clean copy, with white pages (suprisingly lacking in the usual toning) , attractive cover to dj.

    Book ID: 30977
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  • THE UNIVERSAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, INC.: J. Henry Waugh, PROP. by Coover, Robert
    Coover, Robert
    THE UNIVERSAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, INC.: J. Henry Waugh, PROP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - Coover's second novel, the story of an accountant who becomes increasingly obsessed by the fantasy baseball league he created in which every move is determined by the roll of the dice. 242 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, dust jacket has several short tears, a couple of small chips, some sunning to the spine, original price of $4.95 still present and now protected by an achival cover.

    Book ID: 85464
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  • THE NEW OAKLAND A'S. by Darlington, Sandy and Julie Reynolds.
    Darlington, Sandy and Julie Reynolds.
    THE NEW OAKLAND A'S.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Arrowhead Press, (1981.). First edition - Deluxe color edition. Uncommon look at the A's transformation by Billy Martin in 1980 - from a team which finished in last place in 1979 with only 306,763 fans the whole year. Over 50 illustrations including 8 in three colors. Laid in a thin yellow 33 vinyl "Billy Ball" record. Large format. 96 pp. Note: this was the transformation before that told in the book and film 'Moneyball.'. ISBN: 0-9604152-2x.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 51736
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  • JUST CALL ME JOE JOE. by Elster, Jean Alicia. Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.
    Elster, Jean Alicia. Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.
    JUST CALL ME JOE JOE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, (2001). Hardcover first edition - "The new series, 'Joe Joe in the City' deals realistically with issues and challenges facing African American children and families in an urban environment." In this book a young boy learns of the history and the stars of the Negro Baseball League. Illustrated in full color. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-817013989.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 55754
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  • Everett, Percival.
    SUDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American writer's first book, a comic novel about a baseball player, an elephant he wins, and a 9 year old runaway who adopts them both. The three friends hole up in a cabin and outfox all intruders, including the local sheriff, a drug smuggler, and a taxidermist with his eye on Renoir, the elephant. Although Everett has received many awards - including an award for lifetime achievement by the National Book Critics Circle - and the Washington Post described him as one of the most adventurously experimental of modern American novelists. he remains not nearly as well-known or read as he should be. 171 pp. ISBN: 0-670-681105.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bit of sunning to edges of boards, spine of dj)

    Book ID: 86598
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  • THE SWEETHEART SEASON by Fowler, Karen Joy
    Fowler, Karen Joy
    THE SWEETHEART SEASON

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (1996). SIGNED first edition - The story of a woman's baseball team, the Sweetwheat Sweethearts, in the 1940s, told by one member's grown daughter in the 60s - except that things are not quite so simple as they appear. Author's second imaginative and highly praised novel. SIGNED by author. 332 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65732
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  • THE SWEETHEART SEASON by Fowler, Karen Joy
    Fowler, Karen Joy
    THE SWEETHEART SEASON

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a woman's baseball team, the Sweetwheat Sweethearts, in the 40's, told by one member's grown daughter in the 60's - except that things are not quite so simple as they appear. SIGNED on the title page. Author's second imaginative and highly praised novel. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-47379.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45988
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  • Fowler, Karen Joy
    THE SWEETHEART SEASON

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Ballantine, 1998. SIGNED - SIGNED on the title page. The story of a woman's baseball team, the Sweetwheat Sweethearts, in the 40's, told by one member's grown daughter in the 60's - except that things are not quite so simple as they appear. Author's second imaginative and highly praised novel. This edition has a Reader's Guide at the back. ISBN: 0-345-416422.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers.

    Book ID: 18422
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