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David

David Old Washington, OH, United States Member Since 2005
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  • "Good book, not so good production."

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    It would be nice if the producers took the time and effort to pronounce baseball players names correctly.

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    Pete Rose: An American Dilemma

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    • By Kostya Kennedy
    • Narrated By Ben Bartolone
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    Pete Rose played baseball with a singular and headfirst abandon that endeared him to fans and peers, even as it riled others--a figure at once magnetic, beloved and polarizing. Rose has more base hits than anyone in history, yet he is not in the Hall of Fame. Twenty-five years ago he was banished from baseball for gambling, then ruled ineligible for Cooperstown; today, the question "Does Pete Rose belong in the Hall of Fame?" has evolved into perhaps the most provocative in sports, a layered, slippery and ever-relevant moral conundrum.

    The Rabid Reader says: "Ben Bartolone--narrator--is terrible"
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  • Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball

    "Living on the Cusp of a Dream"

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    No one is better at providing an inside look at a sport than John Feinstein. He does an excellent job at narrating his book, with a fire and enthusiasm you would not find with most of the whitebread narrators on audible who would ruin this audiobook.

    He provides just the right mix of background, anecdotes and quotes. You can feel the pressure on these guys to perform, to make it to the BIGS, to THE SHOW. A lot a minor leaguers drop out relatively soon after starting; once it becomes apparent they will never make it, they decide it's time to stop playing a game and move on with their lives. This book is primarily about Triple A (AAA) minor league players and teams.

    These are the guys who have been in THE SHOW and are back, or guys who have played for years and years on the cusp of a dream on the verge of either giving up because of age or injuries and moving on or playing one last year to get a shot at a slot on the expanded September MLB rosters.

    I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves baseball (on whatever level it's played).

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Sarah Dumoulin Kinburn, Ontario Canada 02-07-12 Member Since 2009
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  • "No need to be a baseball fan"

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    Moneyball is a fascinating look at how the manager of the Oakland A's used statistical methods to assemble the best baseball team he could given his limited budget.

    Although I had heard excellent reviews of this book I avoided it for some time as I have no interest in baseball. I'm glad that I finally decided to give Moneyball a try. Despite my complete lack of baseball knowledge (I recognized the names of exactly three of the baseball players mentioned in the book - Babe Ruth, Bonds and Strawberry) I found the book both interesting and enlightening. Lewis does a great job of explaining what you need to know to see how players had been undervalued and why. On top of this, the stories he tells about the players and the managers are compelling and often humorous.

    I loved listening to this book so much that I'm already thinking about listening to it again. Very highly recommended.

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    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

    Gordon Lamb says: "Excellent Book, Outstanding Narration, Sloppy Edit"

What's Trending in Baseball:

  • 4.4 (119 ratings)

    Game of Shadows Part 2: Barry Bonds, BALCO, & the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports

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    • By Mark Fainaru-Wada, Lance Williams
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    This audiobook is the window into the underground world of cheating at the highest levels, which set off a frenzy of activity and hand-wringing in the offices of Major League Baseball and Congress. Through the authors' pursuit of sources and documents, they were able to open for public view a world in which elite athletes trade money and risk their health for the edge that will allow them to run faster, hit harder, and compete longer, and then cash in on the fame and wealth.

  • 4.4 (13 ratings)

    Bums Part 1: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
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    Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball. In Bums, best-selling author Peter Golenbock has compiled a fascinating oral history of the Ebbets Field heroes with recollections from former players, writers, front-office executives, and faithful fans.

  • 4.3 (37 ratings)
    Bat Boy: My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees (






UNABRIDGED) by Matthew McGough Narrated by Jason Harris

    Bat Boy: My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Matthew McGough
    • Narrated By Jason Harris
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    Sixteen-year-old Matthew McGough was a fairly typical teenager, obsessed with getting through high school, girls, and baseball, not necessarily in that order. His passion for the New York Yankees was absolute, complete with a poster of his hero, Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly, hanging on his bedroom wall. Despite having no connections whatsoever with the ballclub, Matt dreamed of sitting in the dugout with the fabled Bronx Bombers.

    Sarah says: "Fun"
  • 4.3 (96 ratings)
    Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero (






UNABRIDGED) by Leigh Montville Narrated by Scott Brick

    Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Leigh Montville
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    He was one of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend, and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? New York Times best-selling author Leigh Montville delivers an intimate, riveting account of this extraordinary life.

    Joseph says: "Very revealing"
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  • 4.4 (888 ratings)
    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (






ABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Michael Lewis

    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael Lewis
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    Moneyball is a quest for something that money can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected by a brotherhood of baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional measure of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's.

    Steven says: "Best Audible Book Yet"
  • 4.5 (66 ratings)
    The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It (






ABRIDGED) by Lawrence S. Ritter Narrated by Lawrence S. Ritter, Fred Snodgrass, Sam Crawford, Hans Lobert, others

    The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lawrence S. Ritter
    • Narrated By Lawrence S. Ritter, Fred Snodgrass, Sam Crawford, and others
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    Baseball's Golden Age comes alive through the voices of men who were there. Selected from the original tapes on which Lawrence S. Ritter based his classic book of baseball history, The Glory of Their Times is a collection of wonderful tales that paint a vivid and evocative picture of a lively young America and the giants who starred on her ballfields, legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, and many others.

    Richard says: "A Game Winning, Grand Slam!!!"
  • 4.2 (52 ratings)
    Heat (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Paolo Andino

    Heat

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    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Paolo Andino
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    Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his 17-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own. Baseball is Michael's only salvation.

    John Gates McKibbin says: "Great baseball read"
  • 4.2 (169 ratings)
    The Yankee Years (






UNABRIDGED) by Joe Torre, Tom Verducci Narrated by Michael Kramer

    The Yankee Years

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Joe Torre, Tom Verducci
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    Joe Torre is the most successful and most respected baseball manager of the modern era, steering the Yankees to six American League pennants and four World Series championships. When he left the team in 2007, it was front-page news around the country. Famously diplomatic during his tenure with the Yankees, Torre finally speaks out about what it was like building and managing the dynasty during those 12 glorious and tumultuous years.

    Lynn says: "Great listen"
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  • 4.2 (144 ratings)
    Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager (






UNABRIDGED) by Buzz Bissinger Narrated by Jeffrey Nordling

    Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Buzz Bissinger
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Nordling
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    Given unprecedented access to La Russa and his team, best-selling journalist Bissinger captures baseball's strategic and emotional essence. We watch from the dugout as La Russa's Cardinals take on their archrivals, the Chicago Cubs, in a thrilling three-game series.

    Peter says: "Book with good premise follows through"
  • 4.0 (74 ratings)
    Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Michael Lewis

    Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael Lewis
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    There was a turning point in Michael Lewis' life, in a baseball game when he was 14 years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do."

    Elizabeth says: "Nice listen but WAY OVERPRICED"
  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Scott Brick

    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1042)
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    (903)
    Story
    (911)

    Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

    Gordon Lamb says: "Excellent Book, Outstanding Narration, Sloppy Edit"
  • The Closer (






UNABRIDGED) by Mariano Rivera, Wayne Coffey Narrated by Michael Kay

    The Closer

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mariano Rivera, Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated By Michael Kay
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    Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn't even own his own glove. He thought he might make a good mechanic. When discovered, he had never flown in an airplane, had never heard of Babe Ruth, spoke no English, and couldn't imagine Tampa, the city where he was headed to begin a career that would become one of baseball's most iconic.

    Brock says: "Awesome memoir, I only wish it was longer"
  • Calico Joe (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Erik Singer

    Calico Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
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    Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz....

    Carolyn Hathaway says: "Baseball fans only"
  • Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball (






UNABRIDGED) by John Feinstein Narrated by John Feinstein

    Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Feinstein
    • Narrated By John Feinstein
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    John Feinstein is one of the most influential sportswriters of the last three decades. In his masterful new audiobook, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, Feinstein delivers a fascinating account of the mysterious proving ground of America’s national pastime, pulling back the veil on the minor leagues of baseball.

    W. Perry Hall says: "Living on the Cusp of a Dream"
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  • Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era (






UNABRIDGED) by Tim Elfrink, Gus Garcia-Roberts Narrated by Johnny Heller

    Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tim Elfrink, Gus Garcia-Roberts
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
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    All Porter Fischer wanted was the $4,000 Tony Bosch owed him. But Bosch would not pay him back, so he swiped Bosch’s Biogenesis ledgers as collateral. Fischer eventually examined the lists of clients and treatment plans revealed in the ledgers and saw what he really had: proof that major and minor sports figures came to the Miami antiaging clinic for anabolic steroids, human growth hormones, and other illegal drugs. That included one of the greatest sluggers in modern baseball history: three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez.

  • Ball Four: The Final Pitch (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Bouton Narrated by Jim Bouton

    Ball Four: The Final Pitch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jim Bouton
    • Narrated By Jim Bouton
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    When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries. Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four.

    Dennis Anderson says: "Author's reading provides new insight into classic"
  • 56: Joe Dimaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports (






UNABRIDGED) by Kostya Kennedy Narrated by Kevin T. Collins

    56: Joe Dimaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kostya Kennedy
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
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    Seventy baseball seasons ago, on a May afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio lined a hard single to left field. It was the quiet beginning to the most resonant baseball achievement of all time. Alongside the story of DiMaggio's dramatic quest, Kennedy deftly examines the peculiar nature of hitting streaks and with an incisive, modern-day perspective gets inside the number itself, as its sheer improbability heightens both the math and the magic of 56 games in a row.

    Roy says: "A fascinating look at both DiMaggio and the streak"
  • Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series (






UNABRIDGED) by Eliot Asinof Narrated by Harold N. Cropp

    Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Eliot Asinof
    • Narrated By Harold N. Cropp
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    In 1919, American headlines proclaimed the fix and cover-up of the World Series as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America." In this painstaking review, Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire scene-by-scene story of the scandal, in which eight Chicago White Sox players arranged with the nation’s leading gamblers to throw the series to Cincinnati. Asinof vividly describes the tense meetings, the hitches in the conniving, the actual plays in which the Series was thrown, the Grand Jury indictment, and the famous 1921 trial.

    Tom says: "A true work of genius"
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  • A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred (






UNABRIDGED) by George Will Narrated by Mark Deakins

    A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By George Will
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
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    In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?

    Shortfellow says: "If you love the Cubs, Wrigley or George Will"
  • The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter (






UNABRIDGED) by Ian O'Connor Narrated by Nick Pollifrone

    The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ian O'Connor
    • Narrated By Nick Pollifrone
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    Every spring, Little Leaguers across the country mimic his stance and squabble over the right to wear his number, 2, the next number to be retired by the world’s most famous ball team. Derek Jeter is their hero. He walks in the footsteps of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and someday his shadow will loom just as large. Yet he has never been the best player in baseball. In fact, he hasn’t always been the best player on his team. But his intangible grace and Jordanesque ability to play big in the biggest of postseason moments make him the face of the modern Yankee dynasty, and of America’s game.

    REBECCA says: "Truly, The Captain..."
  • Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order) (






UNABRIDGED) by Joe Peta Narrated by Fred Sanders

    Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Joe Peta
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
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    An ex-Wall Street trader improved on Moneyball’s famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat the Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games - with a 41 percent return in his first year. Trading Bases explains how he did it. After the fall of Lehman Brothers, Joe Peta was out of a job. He found a new one but lost that, too, when an ambulance mowed him down. In search of a way to cheer himself up while he recuperated, Peta started watching baseball again. That’s when inspiration hit: Why not apply his outstanding risk-analysis skills to improve on sabermetrics, the method made famous by Moneyball?

    Holley says: "Fascinating"
  • When the Boys Came Back: Baseball in 1946 (






UNABRIDGED) by Frederick Turner Narrated by Brian Emerson

    When the Boys Came Back: Baseball in 1946

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Frederick Turner
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
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    In the aftermath of the global conflict of World War II, few events in the United States were as eagerly awaited as baseball's spring training. But the national pastime was as unsettled as the rest of the country. Had some of the stars seen their careers ended by their service? How would wartime players fare against returning veterans?

    Richard says: "A fan of baseball lore should love this book"
  • Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era (






UNABRIDGED) by Tim Elfrink, Gus Garcia-Roberts Narrated by Johnny Heller

    Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tim Elfrink, Gus Garcia-Roberts
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
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    All Porter Fischer wanted was the $4,000 Tony Bosch owed him. But Bosch would not pay him back, so he swiped Bosch’s Biogenesis ledgers as collateral. Fischer eventually examined the lists of clients and treatment plans revealed in the ledgers and saw what he really had: proof that major and minor sports figures came to the Miami antiaging clinic for anabolic steroids, human growth hormones, and other illegal drugs. That included one of the greatest sluggers in modern baseball history: three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Baseball Nutrition: Maximize Your Potential (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Correa Narrated by Andrea Erickson

    The Ultimate Guide to Baseball Nutrition: Maximize Your Potential

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    • By Joseph Correa
    • Narrated By Andrea Erickson
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    The Ultimate Guide to Baseball Nutrition will teach you how to increase your RMR (resting metabolic rate) to accelerate your metabolism and help you change your body for good. Learn how to get in top shape and reach your ideal weight through smart nutrition so that you can perform at your very best. Eating complex carbohydrates, protein, and natural fats in the right amount and percentages as well as increasing your RMR will make you faster, more agile, and more resistant.

  • The Last Best League, 10th Anniversary Edition: One Summer, One Season, One Dream (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Collins Narrated by Jim Collins

    The Last Best League, 10th Anniversary Edition: One Summer, One Season, One Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jim Collins
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
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    Every summer, in ten small towns across Cape Cod, the finest college baseball players in the country gather in hopes of making it to "The Show." The hopes are justifiably high: The Cape Cod Baseball League is the best amateur league in the world, producing one out of every six major league players. Over the last decade, baseball's hard truths became evident for the Chatham stars who went on to play professionally, and the final chapter of their story can now be written.

    M. Leavell says: "Jim Collins: Great American Storyteller"
  • Broken Laces (






UNABRIDGED) by Rodney Walther Narrated by Jeff Hoyt

    Broken Laces

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rodney Walther
    • Narrated By Jeff Hoyt
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    Jack "The Cannon" Kennedy thinks he's living the American Dream. A fancy house in the Houston suburbs. A promising career. And a loving wife who tolerates his long hours and selfish ways."In one horrific instant, he loses his wife. Then his job. Then his hope. And that just leaves Kellen, the young son Jack hardly knows or understands.

    Brian says: "One of the best audiobooks I've listened to"
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  • The Pitcher (






UNABRIDGED) by William Hazelgrove Narrated by William Hazelgrove

    The Pitcher

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By William Hazelgrove
    • Narrated By William Hazelgrove
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    A boy with a golden arm but no money for lessons. A mother who wants to give her son his dream before she dies. A broken down World Series pitcher who cannot go on after the death of his wife. These are the elements of The Pitcher. A story of a man at the end of his dream and a boy whose dream is to make his high school baseball team. In the tradition of The Natural and The Field of Dreams, this is a mythic story about how a man and a boy meet in the crossroads of their life and find a way to go on.

  • Stories from the Baseball Diamond, Volume 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Larry Hill Narrated by Brit Whittle

    Stories from the Baseball Diamond, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Larry Hill
    • Narrated By Brit Whittle
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    Stories from the Baseball Diamond is a collection of short stories about baseball players and teams and it features little league and the minor leagues, as well as the major leagues. Most of the stories are set in recent times and some of the stories set in the golden age of baseball. If you like baseball or if you like stories about the relationships between people you will like these stories. "The Hooting Hoot Owls" is one of my favorite baseball stories.

  • They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived (






UNABRIDGED) by Doug Harvey, Peter Golenbock Narrated by Robert Brown

    They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Doug Harvey, Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By Robert Brown
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    In the pageantry of baseball, one select group is virtually unknown in the outside world, derided by fans, faced with split-second choices that spell victory or defeat. These men are up-close observers of the action, privy to inside jokes, blood feuds, benches-clearing brawls, and managers’ expletive-filled tirades. In this wonderful memoir, Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey takes us within baseball as you’ve never seen it, with unforgettable inside stories of baseball greats such as Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, and Whitey Herzog.

    Rick says: "The Best? Possibly."
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