Here are 27 books on baseball available as of May 22, 2012, for your reading enjoyment Please enjoy browsing through this selection, and remember, make a note of the Order No(s), and , ordering is easy from Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire. Thank you, RAY

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1. COMPLETE BOOK OF 1989 BASEBALL CARDS: TOPPS, DONRUSS, FLEER, SCORE, Beekman House, New York, 1989, color illustrations, 320pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0517674289 Rating over 2000 new cards., (Order No: 13665 ), $7.00

2. Anderson, Will, THE LOST NEW ENGLAND NINE - THE BEST OF NEW ENGLAND'S FORGOTTEN BALLPLAYERS, Anderson & Sons' Publishing, Bath, ME, (2003), B&W illustrations, 140pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1893804038 New England has been the birthplace of over 1100 major leaguers. In between the well-known and the unknown are several tiers of other ballplayers. This book pays tribute to those tiers closest to the top., (Order No: 51752 ), $10.00

3. Bosco, Joseph, THE BOYS WHO WOULD BE CUBS: A YEAR IN THE HEART OF BASEBALL'S MINOR LEAGUES, William Morrow and Company, New York, (1990) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 351pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0688082610, (Order No: 39134 ), $10.00

4. Boudreau, Lou (with Ed Fitzgerald), PLAYER-MANAGER, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, 1949 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 246pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, signed by the author, (Order No: 62038 ), $30.00

5. Castle, George, BASEBALL AND THE MEDIA: HOW FANS LOSE IN TODAY'S COVERAGE OF THE GAME, Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, (2006), 262pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0803264690 Traces the changes in baseball coverage., (Order No: 57606 ), $7.50

6. Clark, Ellery H. (foreword by William C. Crowley), RED SOX FOREVER, Exposition Press, Hicksville, NY, (1978) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 171pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0682488674 First published in 1977. Laid in is a typed letter signed by the author telling the previous owner of this book how to order the book, and then how to obtain the second typed signed postcard that is laid in telling the author's opinions about past Red Sox defeats., (Order No: 21302 ), $45.00

7. Clark, Ellery H., RED SOX FEVER!, Exposition Press, Hicksville, NY, (1979) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 250pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 068249397X "Loaded with tales of the 'olden days' and also presents some brand-new concepts and conclusions" about Red Sox baseball., (Order No: 38109 ), $30.00

8. Cochrane, Gordon S. (Mickey), BASEBALL: THE FANS' GAME - (BASEFALL THE FAN'S GAME - AS ON DUSTJACKET), Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York, 1939 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 189pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Venerable Connie Mack says Cochrane was the greatest catcher and strategist who came his way in three score years of association with the game. Here this gifted athlete reveals the secrets behind a great team, the plans, intrigues, heartaches and thrills which abound in the popular national sport, a mine of facts for the fan, and a rich fund of helpful hints for the coach. EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN AND NICE ONE-OWNER COPY of the First Edition!, (Order No: 30840 ), $250.00

9. Craft, David; Owens, Tom; Fusselle, Warner (foreword by), REDBIRDS REVISITED: GREAT MEMORIES AND STORIES FROM ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, Bonus Books, Inc., Chicago, IL, (1990) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 246pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0929387120, (Order No: 55231 ), $10.00

10. Eckhouse, Morris and Mastrocola, Carl, THIS DATE IN PITTSBURGH PIRATES HISTORY, Stein and Day, Publishers, New York, (1980), B&W illustrations, 272pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0812860527 In this mini-history, the great moments in Pittsburgh's National League History are listed., (Order No: 23455 ), $10.00

11. Editors of Sports Collectors Digest, 2002 BASEBALL CARD PRICE GUIDE - 16TH EDITION COMPLETELY UPDATED, Krause Publications, Iola, WI, (2002), B&W illustrations, 960pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0873493966, (Order No: 50396 ), $5.00

12. Ferrell, Wes, GREAT HITTING PITCHERS - RECORDS COMPILED BY THE SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN BASEBALL RESEARCH, Soc. for Amer. Baseball Res., Cooperstown, NY, 1979, B&W illustrations, 70pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 23824 ), $12.50

13. Hilton, George W. (edited by), THE ANNOTATED BASEBALL STORIES OF RING W. LARDNER 1914-1919, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1995, 632pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804724059, (Order No: 61052 ), $17.50

14. Hirshberg, Al, FROM SANDLOTS TO LEAGUE PRESIDENT: THE STORY OF JOE CRONIN, Julian Messner, Inc., New York, (1962) 1st ed, B&W frontis, 191pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), When Joe Cronin became President of the American League in 1960, he reached almost the top rung in a baseball career that covered thirty-five years. There was nothing in baseball, short of Commissioner, that he hadn't been--star shortstop, player-manager, field manager, general manager. And on the way up he won many honors, including the Most Valuable Player award and membership in baseball's Hall of Fame., (Order No: 30839 ), $75.00

15. Honig, Donald, THE OCTOBER HEROES: GREAT WORLD SERIES GAMES REMEMBERED BY THE MEN WHO PLAYED THEM, Simon and Schuster, New York, (1979) 1st ptg, B&W photographs, 285pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 067123059X Great names from every era recall some of baseball's most memorable moments - tales of Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander - the WHO'S WHO of stars that have glimmered in the October classic., (Order No: 14163 ), $5.00

16. Lindberg, Richard Carl, STEALING FIRST IN A TWO-TEAM TOWN: THE WHITE SOX FROM COMISKEY TO REINSDORF, Sagamore Publishing, Champaign, IL, (1994), B&W illustrations, 274pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author, ISBN 0915611937 An account of the Chicago White Sox from the earliest days of the team's founding in 1900 by the enigmatic Charles Comiskey through the triumphant 1990s., (Order No: 38164 ), $45.00

17. McGimpsey, David, IMAGINING BASEBALL: AMERICA'S PASTIME AND POPULAR CULTURE, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (2000) 1st ptg, 195pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0253336961 This book is a conversation about how "America's pastime" is fictionalized in a variety of cultural products. Moving from traditionally "high-brow" novels to pop culture artifacts, it offers an appraisal of baseball's cultural allure., (Order No: 28855 ), $17.50

18. Paige, LeRoy (Satchel) (as told to David Lipman), MAYBE I'LL PITCH FOREVER: A GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER TELLS THE HILARIOUS STORY BEHIND THE LEGEND, Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, (1962), B&W illustrations, 285pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Not a book club edition, price on dustjacket flap., (Order No: 60572 ), $10.00

19. Reidenbaugh, Lowell, 100 YEARS OF NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL, 1876-1976, The Sporting News, St. Louis, Missouri, (1976) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 204pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0892040173 An authoritative account of the men and events that shaped the National League and built it to its present eminence., (Order No: 26431 ), $15.00

20. Ritter, Lawrence and Honig, Donald, THE IMAGE OF THEIR GREATNESS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BASEBALL FROM 1900 TO THE PRESENT -- UPDATED EDITION, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1984) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 406pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517554224 This is an illustrated history of baseball from the turn of the century to the present., (Order No: 22013 ), $6.00

21. Schacht, Al (grammar and adjectives by Murray Goodman) (foreword by John Kieran), CLOWNING THROUGH BASEBALL, A. S. Barnes and Company, New York, (1945) 6th ptg, ill. by Willard Mullin, 189pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 62118 ), $5.00

22. Sommers, Paul M. (editor), DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: THE BUSINESS OF BASEBALL, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, (1992), 208pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0815780427, (Order No: 62259 ), $12.00

23. Sullivan, Dean A. (compiled & edited by) (introduction by Benjamin G. Rader), EARLY INNINGS: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF BASEBALL, 1825-1908, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, (1995), 312pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0803242379, (Order No: 62176 ), $15.00

24. Treat, Roger L., WALTER JOHNSON: KING OF THE PITCHERS -- [SPECIAL LIMITED WASHINGTON EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR], Julian Messner, Inc., New York, (1948), ill. by Robert S. Robison, 192pp, good, tan cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, spotting to boards, (Order No: 62037 ), $20.00

25. Voigt, David Quentin (foreword by Clifford Kachline), AMERICAN BASEBALL: VOLUME III - FROM POSTWAR EXPANSION TO THE ELECTRONIC AGE, Pennsylvania State Univ. Pr., University Park, PA, (1983), B&W illustrations, 414pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0271003294 "Voight's overview of American baseball at mid-century shows both major and minor league attendance reaching peaks in 1950, then declining under competition from pro football, basketball, and hockey.", (Order No: 25597 ), $20.00

26. Ward, Arch, THE NEW CHICAGO WHITE SOX, Henry Regnery Company, Chicago, IL, 1951, B&W illustrations, 96pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Author was a memeber of The Chicago Tribune sports staff since 1925, and sports editor since 1930., (Order No: 40568 ), $125.00

27. White, G. Edward, CREATING THE NATIONAL PASTIME: BASEBALL TRANSFORMS ITSELF 1903-1953, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 368pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 0691034885, (Order No: 61332 ), $7.50

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