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Summary: Tells how the Oakland Athletics general manager, Billy Beane, tried to use statistics to find better players without resorting to the larger budgets big-market teams were able to employ.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2012

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MON

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MON

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MON RATED PG-13

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Mo

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Moneyball 2012

Canseco, Jose

Summary: When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport--in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power. He shattered the mold of the out-of-shape baseball player and ushered in a new era of superathletes who looked like bodybuilders, made outrageous salaries, and enjoyed rock-star lifestyles. And the ticket for this ride?...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regan Books 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Canse

Sax, Sarah

Summary: "It's warm up time in this newest installment in the Brinkley Yearbook series. Will Alexandra make the cut and help the historically boys baseball team defend their 9-year championship title? Alexandra, also known as Al, has been playing baseball with her older brothers for as long as she can remember. But when she ages out of Little League, it seems like it's the end of the road for Al and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 SAX

Babb, Valerie Melissa

Summary: "No athlete is referenced as frequently in commentaries on Black politics as LeBron James. The NBA all-star, gold medal Olympian, four time NBA champion, and four-time finals MVP has been a pivotal figure in both the culture and politics of basketball. Despite his unmatched skill, success and popularity, James has never been fully free from the entrenched racism and anti-blackness in American...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEBRON, JAMES BAB

Summary: In graphic novel format, presents the life and achievements of the baseball player who became the first African American to play in the major leagues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Saddleback Educational Pub. 2008

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Blk Hist Graph Robinson

Summary: "On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 136 years of baseball history, only 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock is the only pitcher to ever claim he accomplished his while high on LSD. During his 12 years in the major leagues, Dock lived the expression "Black is Beautiful!" He wore curlers on the field. He stepped out of his Cadillac wearing the widest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO

Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe)

Summary: A collection of short stories that includes the classic graphic novel It's Tokyo, Charlie Brown!, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang hops on a plane to Japan when their Little League team is chosen to represent the United States in an international baseball game in Tokyo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2023

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Buckley, James

Summary: "While most athletes excel in just one sport, Jim Thorpe was different. Born in Oklahoma in 1887, he played both professional football and baseball, and ran track and field. Jim was not only a sports icon but also a trailblazer. Raised as part of the Sac and Fox tribal nation, he was the first Native American person to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States. And although his personal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2023

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Summary: The true story of Moe Berg, professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney, and a top-secret spy who helped the US win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ca

Summary: Don Haskins, a future Hall of Fame coach of tiny Texas Western University, bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GLO

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Glory 2006

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD GLO

Summary: The shop around the corner: The setting is pre-World War II Budapest. Bickering co-workers in a gift shop don't realize they're lonelyhearts penpals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE GRE

Summary: "Hoosiers: Norman Dale is a basketball coach whose checkered past has led him to a last-chance position with a last-chance team. Made to feel unwelcome by squad members, an icy fellow teacher and townspeople, Dale perseveres with an unwavering passion for the game ; The French connection: New York City detectives "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy Russo hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GEN

Boseman, Chadwick

Summary: Depicts the early career of Jackie Robinson as he became the first African American Major League Baseball player when he was signed to the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FOR

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD FOR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Fo

Summary: Everyone is looking for their dreams to come true. Nathan dreams of a basketball comeback; Haley is looking for musical success; Peyton is hoping for happiness; Mouth needs to find a decent job; Jamie wants to be like his hero Q; Brooke is hoping to save the Clothes Over Bro's brand from her nasty mom; Lucas is hoping to find the right girl to marry. What isn't a dream: Dan learning what it's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ONE

Boseman, Chadwick

Summary: Depicts the early career of Jackie Robinson as he became the first African American Major League Baseball player when he was signed to the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE FOR

Sorell, Traci

Summary: "The true story of John Meyers and Charles Bender, who in 1911 became the first two Native American pro baseball players to face off in a World Series, teaches important lessons about resilience, doing what you love in the face of injustice, and the fight for Native American representation in sports"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila 2023

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.357 SOR

Summary: Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SUG
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SUG

Summary: "Sparks fly both on and off the court in this groundbreaking feature debut by writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard), which elevated the coming-of-age romance by giving honest expression to the challenges female athletes face in a world that doesn't see them as equal. Sanaa Lathan (Alien vs. Predator) and Omar Epps (Higher Learning) make for one of the most iconic screen couples...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LOV

Singleton, Chris

Summary: "It might be America's favorite pastime, but baseball isn't just an American sport! From Cuba to Japan, Australia to Italy, a diverse melting pot of countries and cultures have embraced the ole ballgame. In Baseball Around the World, you'll take a multicultural world tour to meet the nations and players who have pushed baseball to international popularity--with a twist, of course. Find out what...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bushel & Peck Books 2022

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J796.357 SIN

Summary: "From the playground to the pro leagues, Monica and Quijncy taught each other how to play the game. Now, their commitment to the sport will force them to make a choice between each other and the game ... between family and team ... between Love and Basketball"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Video 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LOV

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LOV

Hill, Grant

Summary: "The full, frank story of a remarkable life's journey-to the pinnacle of success as a basketball player, icon, and entrepreneur, to the depths of personal trauma and back, to a place of flourishing and peace-made possible above all by a family's love"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HILL, GRANT HIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HILL HIL

Bryant, Kobe

Summary: In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant shares his vast knowledge and understanding of the game. Citing an obligation to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it "the right way," The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most analytical and creative basketball players ever. Bryant...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MCD, Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 BRY

Contents: disc 1. Broke (79:00) / director, Billy Corben ; 9.79 (79:00) / director, Daniel Gordon -- disc 2. There's no place like home (59:00) / directors, Maura Mandt and Josh Swade ; Benji (77:00) / directors, Coodie and Chike ; Ghosts of Ole Miss (51:00) / director, Fritz Mitchell -- disc 3. You don't know Bo (76:00) / director, Michael Bonfiglio ; Survive and advance (101:00) / director, Jonathan...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ESP

Summary: Minor league baseball player Carlton Garrett takes an unplanned road trip to find his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garrett, after his mother becomes ill. Knowing that his father is charming, yet extremely immature, he brings along his sometimes girlfriend for support. After father and son are reunited, Carlton must struggle to deal with the misadventures brought on by his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Open 2009

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