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    • Ball Four

    • The Final Pitch
    • By: Jim Bouton
    • Narrated by: Jim Bouton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Three Ten Year Updates Give Bouton a 5th Star

    • By Byron on 08-09-12
    • The Final Pitch
    • By: Jim Bouton
    • Narrated by: Jim Bouton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 762 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The MVP Machine

    • How Baseball's New Nonconformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players
    • By: Ben Lindbergh, Travis Sawchik
    • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 80

    Instead of out-drafting, out-signing, and out-trading their rivals, baseball's best minds have turned to out-developing opponents, gaining greater edges than ever by perfecting prospects and eking extra runs out of older athletes who were once written off. Lindbergh and Sawchik take us inside the transformation of former fringe hitters into home-run kings, show how washed-up pitchers have emerged as aces, and document how coaching and scouting are being turned upside down. The MVP Machine charts the future of a sport and offers a lesson that goes beyond baseball.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, bad narrator

    • By Tobin on 07-16-19

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Moneyball

    • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,968
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,480

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book, Outstanding Narration, Sloppy Edit

    • By Dirk Turgid on 03-05-12
    • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 07-26-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,968 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • For the Good of the Game

    • The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball
    • By: Bud Selig
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The longtime commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story of Bud and Baseball

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-15-19
    • The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball
    • By: Bud Selig
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 07-09-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Astroball

    • The New Way to Win It All
    • By: Ben Reiter
    • Narrated by: Ben Reiter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 642
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569

    Astroball is the inside story of how a gang of outsiders went beyond the stats to find a new way to win. When new Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and his top analyst, the former rocket scientist Sig Mejdal, arrived in Houston in 2011, they had already spent more than half a decade trying to understand how human instinct and expertise could be blended with hard numbers. Astroball is the story of the next wave of thinking in baseball and beyond, at once a remarkable underdog story and a fascinating look at the cutting edge of evaluating and optimizing human potential. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More About the Story than the Process

    • By Boyd Tschaggeny on 07-16-18
    • The New Way to Win It All
    • By: Ben Reiter
    • Narrated by: Ben Reiter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 07-10-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 642 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

    • By: Tyler Kepner
    • Narrated by: Tyler Kepner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than 300 people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Perfect Baseball Book

    • By Jordan on 05-21-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Full Count

    • The Education of a Pitcher
    • By: David Cone, Jack Curry - contributor
    • Narrated by: David Cone
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Met and Yankee All-Star Pitcher David Cone shares lessons from the World Series and beyond in this essential memoir for baseball fans everywhere. To any baseball fan, David Cone was a bold and brilliant pitcher. During his 17-year career, he became a master of the mechanics and mental toughness a pitcher needs to succeed in the major leagues. A five-time All-Star and five-time World champion now gives his full count - balls and strikes, errors and outs - of his colorful life in baseball.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hyper-smooth; perfect for any baseball fan!

    • By Brigham on 06-15-19

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Inside the Empire

    • The True Power Behind the New York Yankees
    • By: Bob Klapisch, Paul Solotaroff
    • Narrated by: Bob Klapisch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A riveting look at what is really said and done behind closed doors with the New York Yankees, the most famous and wealthiest sports franchise in the world. Using the 2018 baseball season as the backdrop, Inside the Empire gives listeners the real, unvarnished “straight-from-the-gut” truth...will set the record straight, and drop bombshells about iconic figures along the way. There’s never been a baseball audiobook quite like it.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime

    • By: Bruce Markusen, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bruce Markusen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Every time you watch baseball, you’re watching more than just a game - you’re participating in the latest chapter of a compelling story. What began as the earliest bat-and-ball games became the favorite American pastime of the first 19th-century baseball games. Knowing how baseball came to be what it is today will add levels of enjoyment, respect, and appreciation to any game you watch.

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Ninety Percent Mental

    • By: Bob Tewksbury, Scott Miller
    • Narrated by: Bob Tewksbury
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows listeners a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unique and fascinating perspective

    • By elizabeth on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Play Hungry

    • The Making of a Baseball Player
    • By: Pete Rose
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Pete Rose was a legend on the field. As baseball’s hit king, he shattered records that were thought to be unbreakable. And during the 1970s, he was the leader of the Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds team that dominated the game. But he’s also the greatest player who may never enter the Hall of Fame because of his lifetime ban from the sport. Perhaps no other ballplayer’s story is so representative of the triumphs and tragedies of our national pastime.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bigger Fan of Pete Now

    • By Eric J Barth on 06-14-19
    • The Making of a Baseball Player
    • By: Pete Rose
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 06-04-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Mental Game of Baseball

    • A Guide to Peak Performance
    • By: H.A. Dorfman, Karl Kuehl, Rick Wolff - foreword
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game. The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Big Fella

    • Babe Ruth and the World He Created
    • By: Jane Leavy
    • Narrated by: Jane Leavy, Fred Sanders
    • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    After hitting his 60th home run in September 1927, Ruth embarked on the mother of all barnstorming tours, a three-week victory lap across America, accompanied by Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig. In The Big Fella, acclaimed biographer Jane Leavy recreates that 21-day circus and in so doing captures the romp and the pathos that defined Ruth’s life and times. Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents, and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Babe Ruth and American History

    • By A. L. Katz on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $49.05

    • Calico Joe

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short but worth at least 2 credits

    • By Marjean on 04-21-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Smart Baseball

    • The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball
    • By: Keith Law
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law's iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data means for the future of the sport.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • slightly annoying but solid

    • By Ex on 08-07-17
    • The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball
    • By: Keith Law
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 353 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Heat

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Paolo Andino
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heat

    • By bernardo roman on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Moneyball

    • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Audible Book Yet

    • By Steven on 06-15-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Last Boy

    • Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
    • By: Jane Leavy
    • Narrated by: Jane Leavy, John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Drawing on more than 500 interviews with friends and family, teammates, and opponents, she delivers the definitive account of Mantle's life, mining the mythology of The Mick for the true story of a luminous and illustrious talent with an achingly damaged soul.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Man Behind the Myth

    • By Ray on 11-12-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Catcher Was a Spy

    • The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
    • By: Nicholas Dawidoff
    • Narrated by: Jeff Kramer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    The only Major League ballplayer whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA, Moe Berg has the singular distinction of having both a 15-year career as a catcher for such teams as the New York Robins and the Chicago White Sox and that of a spy for the OSS during World War II. Here, Dawidoff provides "a careful and sympathetic biography" ( Chicago Sun-Times) of this enigmatic man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Baseball & Espionage: A Few of my Favorite Things

    • By Jonathan Love on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ballplayer

    • By: Chipper Jones, Carroll Rogers Walton, Bobby Cox - foreword
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 324

    Before Chipper Jones became an eight-time All-Star who amassed Hall of Fame-worthy statistics during a 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves, he was just a country kid from small-town Pierson, Florida. A kid who grew up playing baseball in the backyard with his dad, dreaming that one day he'd be a major league ballplayer. With his trademark candor and astonishing recall, Chipper Jones tells the story of his rise to the MLB ranks and what it took to stay with one organization his entire career in an era of booming free agency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Affirmation

    • By Todd e Eckman on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $28.00

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