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New Books -Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling and Baseball

Blending his knowledge of finance and lifelong passion for baseball, Joe Peta has produced an interesting blend of two different worlds in explaining how he beat the odds in wagering on Major League baseball games with his new book, Trading Bases – A Story About Wall Street, Gambling and Baseball [...]

New on DVD – The World Series: History of the Fall Classic

The filmmakers of Major League Baseball Productions, who blend archival footage, game action and more than 100 interviews with players, managers, writers, broadcasters and historians, have created an exciting and comprehensive chronicle of the Fall Classic. [...]

New Film on DVD for Quirky Baseball Lovers

a new DVD entitled, “Not Exactly Cooperstown”, is a colorful road trip into the Reliquary’s remarkable world of events and exhibits, and features interviews with artists, writers, fans, baseball scouts, former major leaguers, mascots and scholars to define this lightly-funded group based in Pasadena, CA. [...]

Chadwick Boseman & Harrison Ford Cast in Jackie Robinson Movie

Legendary Pictures announced that Chadwick Boseman, who has appeared on “Justified,” “Fringe” and “Castle,” will play Dodger baseball great Jackie Robinson and will be joined by Harrison Ford to play Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers GM who with Jackie Robinson broke the color line in baseball in 1947. [...]

Baseball’s Greatest Games DVD Collection

Coinciding with the 2011 World Series, A&E Home Entertainment and Major League Baseball have assembled an impressive presentation of 10 exceptional and iconic games on DVD – BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES that include the clutch performances of players like Carlton Fisk, Bill Mazeroski and Derek Jeter. [...]

The 2011 World Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers

At the start of this season I had one team from the 2010 World Series returning to the Fall Classic. The Giants. While I missed that, look for the other team, the Rangers, to win their first title in its 50 year history as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals beginning Wednesday in the 107th Fall Classic. [...]

Baseball’s Early Days Captured in New Photo Book

Using both traditional portrait angles and innovative looks at the players, Charles Conlon captured the soul of baseball taking over thirty-thousand photographs from 1904 to 1942. Over 200 hundred of his most celebrated appear in his latest book- “The Big Show: Charles Conlan’s Golden Age Baseball Photographs”, a follow up to Baseball’s Golden Age which esteemed author Roger Angell of The New Yorker called “the best book of baseball photographs ever published”. [...]

Angels Baseball on DVD

From humble beginnings in 1961 when they started out in such places as Los Angeles’ Wrigley Field, the Angels franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary with two DVD titles. [...]

Moneyball – Baseball’s Newest Cinematic Presentation

After a few roster changes, Sony Pictures’ baseball film, Moneyball heads into the box office game led by Brad Pitt as the marquee player. Based on a true story, Pitt portrays Billy Beane, a former ballplayer who never met expectations before switching to the business side of the sport as the general manager of the Oakland A’s. Heading into the 2002 season, he faces a daunting situation: his small-market Oakland A’s have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild his team and compete with a third of their payroll. [...]

Twins vs. Braves Classic 1991 World Series

The 1991 world series had it all – stellar defensive play; savvy moves by both managers; Kirby Puckett pumping his fist as he circled the bases after his 11th-inning home run off Charlie Leibrandt to win Game 6, and Veteran Jack Morris caps it with an extraordinary Game 7 pitching performance against the relentless Braves with a 10 inning masterpiece in a game that had only one run. [...]