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Play Ball!

Baseball is back! Get back in the swing of things by reading about some of the biggest stars in the game.

Jackie Robinson : an integrated life by J. Christopher Schutz
Ty Cobb : a terrible beauty by Charles Leerhsen

An authoritative, reliable and compelling biography of perhaps the most significant and controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb.

The inspiring true story of the poor Puerto Rican factory worker, Benjamin Molina Santana, who against all odds raised the greatest baseball dynasty of all time : Molina's three sons-- Bengie, Jose, and Yadier-- have each earned two World Series rings, which is unprecedented in the sport.

For nearly two decades Alan Trammell displayed an all-around game as a fielder, hitter, and base runner that was rare for shortstops of his era. This exhaustively researched biography provides the first book-length account of the life and career of one of the most well-known figures in Detroit sports history.

This book tells the complete, unvarnished story of the great Tom Seaver, that rarest of all American heroes, and a New York sports icon.

The definitive biography of one of baseball's most celebrated, mercurial, and misunderstood figures.

Long shot by Mike Piazza

Drawing on interviews with friends and family, as well as teammates and opponents, New York Times bestselling author Leavy delivers the definitive account of one of the biggest talents and most tragic figures ever to play baseball--Mickey Mantle.

Charlie Gehringer made himself into an outstanding fielder and perhaps the greatest two-strike hitter of all time. This work follows Gehringer's career from the day a scout spotted him on the sandlots of Michigan in 1923 to his induction into the Hall of Fame in 1949,  and into his life after baseball..

Papi : my story by David Ortiz