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1 Abrahams, Peter THE FAN
New York: Warner, (1995). 0446518603 / 9780446518604 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Source for the recent film adaptation with Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Barbour, Ralph Henry FINKLER'S FIELD: A Story of School and Baseball
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. Owner's signature and date (December 25, 1911) to the front endpaper, mild soiling and rubbing to the covers, minor shelfwear, else a very good plus copy in attractive blue cloth with titles and spine and front panel illustration in white; no dust jacket. 
Frontispiece and three internal color plates by Howard Heath. "Outcast from Kansas at an Eastern boys school wins friends by persuading Finkler the neighboring farmer to let them use his field as a diamond."--McCue, BASEBALL BY THE BOOKS. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Bishop, Curtis LITTLE LEAGUE DOUBLE PLAY
Philadelphia/New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1962). First edition. Hardcover. Gift inscription to the top of the front endpaper, page edges display some soiling and stains, rear endpaper lightly stained, modest wear to the shelf edges, else a very good copy; lacking the dust jacket. 
"Ronnie and his buddy Julian Vega form an ace DP combo on Tracy's Giants. Ronnie's aunt, and guardian, doesn't approve of baseball or associating with Mexicans. She is won over."--Andy McCue, BASEBALL BY THE BOOKS. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Block, Lawrence THE BURGLAR WHO TRADED TED WILLIAMS
(New York): Dutton, (1994). 0525938079 / 9780525938071 First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in illustrated dust jacket; no remainder mark! 
Burglar/bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr returns after ten years to his burgling ways; Bernie is forced to meet a hefty increase in his rent, and then is framed for the theft of a million-dollar baseball card collection. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Evers, Crabbe FEAR IN FENWAY
New York: (1993). 0688114687 / 9780688114688 First edition. Hardcover. Bumping to edges, soiling to covers, else very good plus, in an illustrated dust jacket. 
A Duffy House baseball mystery from the author of MURDER IN WRIGLEY FIELD. Evers is a pseudonym for writing team William Brashler and Reinder van Til. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Evers, Crabbe TIGERS BURNING
New York: William Morrow, (1994). 0688114695 / 9780688114695 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Duffy House mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Geller, Michael MAJOR LEAGUE MURDER
New York: St. Martin's, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a dust jacket w/a couple of short tears, shelfwear else very good. 
A Slots Resnick mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Gorman, Ed GRAVES' RETREAT
New York: A Double D Western/Doubleday, (1989). 0385239580 / 9780385239585 First edition. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, else near fine in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket. 
A local baseball hero gets mixed up with his brother's bank robbery scheme in Old West Missouri. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Guthrie, A.B., Jr. PLAYING CATCH-UP
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Fourth in Guthrie's series of western mysteries featuring small-town Montana sheriff Chick Charleston and his highly educated sidekick, Jason Beard. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Kinsella, W.P. BOX SOCIALS
New York: Ballantine Books, (1992). 0345377494 / 9780345377494 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
SIGNED by Kinsella to the title-page. "A head-on collision between Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger."--Quill & Quire. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Kinsella, W.P. THE DIXON CORNBELT LEAGUE And Other Baseball Stories
(New York): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1995). 006017188X / 9780060171889 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Nine tales that blend baseball with fantasy and the supernatural (Roberto Clemente returns from the dead in "Searching for January") by the author who gained a wide audience when his novel SHOELESS JOE was adapted for the big screen as FIELD OF DREAMS. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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THE NATURAL, Malamud, Bernard
12 Malamud, Bernard THE NATURAL
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1963. First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. An unusually fine, fresh copy in blue boards with a red embossed baseball device to the spine, titles in silver; in a slightly nicked but very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket that remains unprice-clipped and quite bright. 
This edition adds a note and glossary of American baseball terms by Malamud for the English readers. The classic baseball novel which draws an allegorical parallel between baseball and the quest for the Holy Grail. Filmed in 1984 with Robert Redford. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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13 Perle, Ruth Lerner I WANT TO WIN
Middletown, Connecticut: Kroha Associates/The Walt Disney Company, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial boards without dust jacket, as issued. 
A picture book featuring Minnie Mouse and her friends in softball team tryouts. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Rosen, R.D. MEAN STREAK (DEAD BALL)
New York: Walker & Company, (2001). 0802733662 / 9780802733665 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Mild creases, else a very nearly fine copy in glossy illustrated wraps. 
The publisher has made a late change of title on this book and it will appear as DEAD BALL. "Compelling characters, ingenious plotting, vivid writing, and some pretty good baseball, too--the complete Rosen package."--Daniel Okrent. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Smith, April BE THE ONE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 0679450963 / 9780679450962 First edition, first printing. Dated and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Cassidy Sanderson is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers --the only female scout in the major leagues-- and while in pursuit of a hot prospect she becomes entangled in murder and blackmail. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Standiford, Les DONE DEAL
(New York): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1993). 0060177314 / 9780060177317 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
The first Johnny Deal thriller finds the former college ballplayer involved in a murder and a South Florida scheme to bring Major League Baseball to Miami. "DONE DEAL is fast, rude, and a wonderful read. It kept me up all night..."--William Kittredge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Tunis, John R. THE KID COMES BACK
New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc. [1990]. 068821729X / 9780688217297 First edition thus, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Dust jacket illustration by Mike Wimmer features Roy Tucker--a young outfielder in pursuit of a fly ball. 
"Roy Tucker, injured when shot down over France during WW II, returns to the Dodgers."--McCue. "Packs an extra quota of excitement and suspense. The slam-bang climax makes just the right finale for a grand baseball-and-adventure yarn."--New York Times. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Zubro, Mark Richard AN ECHO OF DEATH
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). 0312112688 / 9780312112684 First edition. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Crown of the spine lightly bumped, else near fine; in a shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with two small white abrasions to the front panel. Jacket art by Adam Niklewicz. 
The fifth mystery in the "Tom and Scott" series featuring Tom Mason, a high school teacher, and his lover, professional baseball player Scott Carpenter. This one features the death of a former teammate and friend of Scott's. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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