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McCully, Emily Arnold.

Summary: "A picture book biography about Lizzie Murphy, the first woman to play in a major league exhibition game and the first person to play on both the New England and American leagues' all-star teams"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MUR

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

Benham, David

Summary: "Twin brothers David and Jason Benham grew up with big dreams of baseball and an even bigger trust in God. Though they attended a small high school with no baseball field, turned down a professional offer so they could attend college together, and faced more than one missed pitch and injuries, they kept dreaming, praying together on the field, and believing in God's provision for their lives....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2018

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Mattern, Joanne

Summary: "Presents the athletic biography of Derek Jeter, including his career as a high school and professional baseball player"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB JETER MAT

Kelly, David A.

Summary: On January 5, 1920, the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. That's when, some say, that the Red Sox's reversal of fortune began.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE KEL

Yolen, Jane.

Summary: Discusses the life and career of the Pittsburgh Pirates legend who was one of the greatest hitters and fielders in baseball history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Yolen 2010

Abbott, Jim

Summary: A one-handed pitcher who became one of the select few to pitch a no-hitter in Major League Baseball explains how he rose above his disability to excel at the sport he loved in high school, college, and adulthood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ABBOTT, JIM ABB

Winter, Jonah.

Summary: In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season--different--firing one rocket after another over the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 796.357 WIN

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KOU

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB KOUFAX WIN

Hubbard, Crystal.

Summary: "A picture book biography highlighting a pivotal event in the childhood of African American baseball player Marcenia "Toni Stone" Lyle Alberga, the woman who broke baseball's gender barrier by becoming the first female roster member of a professional Negro League team"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.357 HUB

Rappaport, Doreen

Summary: An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and became an American hero.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Stanton, Tom

Summary: Chronicles the relationship between American baseball legends and archrivals Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth against the backdrop of a little-known series of charity golf matches called "The Has-Beens Golf Championship" in 1941.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.35 Stanton 2007

Vernick, Audrey.

Summary: "A historical picture book about Edith Houghton, a female baseball phenomenon who joined the professional women's team the Bobbies at the age of 10"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HOU

Rosengren, John.

Summary: Baseball in the 1930s was more than a national pastime; it was a cultural touchstone that galvanized communities and gave a struggling country its heroes despite the woes of the Depression. Hank Greenberg, one of the most exciting sluggers in baseball history, gave the people of Detroit a reason to be proud. But America was facing more than economic hardship. With the Nazis gaining power...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NAL Hardcover 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREENBERG, HANK ROS

Stout, Glenn

Summary: "The complete story surrounding the most famous and significant player transaction in professional sports The sale of Babe Ruth by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1919 is one of the pivotal moments in baseball history, changing the fortunes of two of baseball's most storied franchises, and helping to create the legend of the greatest player the game has ever known. More than a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martins Press 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B RUTH STO

Kahn, Roger.

Summary: "In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate secondhand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the '40s and '50s, back when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale Books 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.357 KAH

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.357 JAC

Bryant, Howard

Summary: In "The Last Hero", Bryant chronicles Aaron's childhood in segregated Alabama, his brief stardom in the Negro Leagues, his complicated relationship with celebrity, and his historic rivalry with Willie Mays--all culminating in the defining event of his life: his shattering of Babe Ruth's all-time home-run record. Bryant also examines Aaron's more complex second act: his quest to become an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B AARON BRY

Summary: Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans. Includes interviews with family...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV JAC

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JAC NOT RATED

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 Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 Robinson 2008

O'Connor, Jim.

Summary: Presents a biography of the first black baseball player to play in the major leagues when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Also traces the history of all-black baseball teams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1989

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 O'CON

Meltzer, Brad.

Summary: "Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. He could run, leap, and throw better than any other kid around. But he lived at a time when the rules weren't fair to African Americans: Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Robinson 2015

Robinson, Frank

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 1988

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.357 ROB

Leavy, Jane

Summary: George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. swung the heaviest bat, earned the most money, and incurred the biggest fines. Aided by his crucial partnership with Christy Walsh-- business manager, spin doctor, damage control wizard, and surrogate father-- Ruth drafted the blueprint for modern athletic stardom. Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man. -- adapted from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B RUTH LEA

Mara, Wil.

Summary: When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers he became the fir st African American to play on a white Major League Baseball team. Read about how Robinson changed the face of baseball when he broke the color barrier and opened the door for the non-white players that followed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2014

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