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The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307278623
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Published: Anchor - March 22nd, 2011

An insider’s look at baseball’s unwritten rules, explained with examples from the game’s most fascinating characters and wildest historical moments.
 


Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143109396
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2016

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**

“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.”—Sports Illustrated


Why We Swim Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207861
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle San Francisco Chronicle

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.


24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid Cover Image
By Willie Mays, John Shea, Bob Costas (Foreword by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250230423
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 12th, 2020

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BESTSELLER

The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir.


Among the Thugs (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679745358
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Published: Vintage - June 1st, 1993

They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities.


The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101986660
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Published: Dutton - March 10th, 2020

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER
NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY BESTSELLER
One of the 10 Best Books of March, Paste Magazine

A deeply reported insider perspective of Alex Honnold’s historic achievement and the culture and history of climbing.


Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250206688
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 6th, 2020

Bruce Lee’s daughter illuminates her father’s most powerful life philosophies—demonstrating how martial arts are a perfect metaphor for personal growth, and how we can practice those teachings every day.

"Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water."


SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358329756
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Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2020

“Beautifully illustrated and sharply written, SprawlBall is both a celebration and a critique of the three-point shot.


The Negro Baseball Leagues: Tales of Umpiring Legendary Players, Breaking Barriers, and Making American History Cover Image
By Bob Motley, Byron Motley, Dave Winfield (Foreword by), Dionne Warwick (Foreword by), Bob Kendrick (Afterword by), Larry Lester (Afterword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683584001
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Published: Sports Publishing - November 3rd, 2020

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues with updates and additions throughout! 

The Kansas City Monarchs, the Chicago American Giants, the St. Louis Stars, the Birmingham Black Barons, the Homestead Grays, and the Indianapolis Clowns; for over fifty years, they were the Yankees, Cardinals, and Red Sox of black baseball in America.