The definitive guide to the 2015 baseball season with schedules, addresses, contact information, and much more. The 2015 Baseball America Directory is a comprehensive reference to the upcoming season, featuring major, minor, and independent league schedules, ballpark directions, organization listings, and club contact information. The 2015 Baseball America Directory is the ideal title for the baseball traveler. From schedules to personnel to addresses to phone numbers and websites, this is the guide to finding information in baseball, from the majors to the minors to college, high school, and amateur baseball.
In celebration of the 100th issue of Who’s Who in Baseball—one of the game’s most venerable publications—comes a century's worth of the annual's iconic covers, insightful breakdowns of the players featured on those covers, and informative accounts of the baseball history tied to each year’s issue. 100 Years of Who’s Who in Baseball is a colorful, must-have book of baseball nostalgia for fans of the American Pastime. The start of the baseball season brings with it a host of annual traditions and reminders, and one of the most beloved—the annual Who’s Who in Baseball—arrives on newsstands across the country every Spring Training. The 2015 season marks 100 years of Who’s Who delivering year-by-year stats to generations of baseball fans to quickly and easily track a player’s performance from the minors to the majors. And while Who’s Who is trusted as an authoritative source of baseball statistics and has been used by generations of club executives, broadcasters, journalists, and fans—it’s the publication’s cover subject that each year generates as much hot-stove speculation and buzz as off-season rumors of trades, firings, and pitching rotations. In partnership with Who’s Who in Baseball, this celebratory book features each of the annual's 100 iconic covers in full color along with an account of why the player rated the cover and what was going on in baseball at the time. From baseball’s deadball era to the dawn of “replay review,” this collection offers a gorgeously illustrated history of the game.
The first book of its kind to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting, the 2017 Minor League Baseball Analyst provides a distinctive brand of analysis for more than 1,000 minor league baseball players. Features include scouting reports for all players, batter skills ratings, pitch repertoires, performance trends, major league equivalents, and expected major league debuts. A complete sabermetric glossary is also included. This one-of-a-kind reference is ideally suited for baseball analysts and those who play in fantasy leagues with farm systems.
A book for baseball fans of all ages, the Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac brings history to life on every page, with biographies and vivid photographs of every player in the Hall of Fame. You'll get all the stories, all the stats, all the vitals, all the plaques, all you need to know about everyone in the Hall--including the new class that will be inducted in July 2017. Players, managers and executives are included. Baseball's most hallowed hall comes alive in the pages of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac. Every player in the Hall of Fame gets a two-page spread featuring a biography, vitals including awards and postseason appearances, complete career statistics, a full-color, full-page photograph, and an image of their Hall of Fame plaque. Each executive, manager and umpire gets a featured space as well, so everyone of the more than 300 people in the Hall gets their place in the sun. The 2017 edition will include full biographies on all the new inductees, as well as plenty of new photographs. Whether you've been to the Hall of Fame many times or just want to learn more about the players who have reached the pinnacle of baseball achievement, the Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac is a book you'll turn to again and again.
Chris von der Ahe knew next to nothing about base¬ball when he risked his life's savings to found the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important—and funniest—figures in the game's history. Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reason—to sell more beer. Then he helped gather a group of ragtag professional clubs together to create a maverick new league that would fight the haughty National League, reinventing big-league baseball to attract Americans of all classes. Sneered at as “The Beer and Whiskey Circuit” because it was backed by brewers, distillers, and saloon owners, their American Association brought Americans back to enjoying baseball by offering Sunday games, beer at the ballpark, and a dirt-cheap ticket price of 25 cents. The womanizing, egocentric, wildly generous Von der Ahe and his fellow owners filled their teams' rosters with drunks and renegades, and drew huge crowds of rowdy spectators who screamed at umpires and cheered like mad as the Philadelphia Athletics and St. Louis Browns fought to the bitter end for the 1883 pennant. In The Summer of Beer and Whiskey, Edward Achorn re-creates this wondrous and hilarious world of cunning, competition, and boozing, set amidst a rapidly transforming America. It is a classic American story of people with big dreams, no shortage of chutzpah, and love for a brilliant game that they refused to let die.
The one player guide every true baseball fan will want - the leading resource for the next generation of rising stars The Baseball America 2017 Prospect Handbook is the ultimate guide to the next generation of baseball stars. The Prospect Handbook features in-depth analysis and statistics for 900 players, with detailed scouting reports, recaps of each team's amateur draft efforts, and a ranking of Major League Baseball's top farm systems. The Prospect Handbook is the must-have resource for information on the best prospects in baseball and is a valuable tool for fans, fantasy leaguers, and anyone who wants to know more about the player development process
The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2017 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill that make up any given batter's ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, and what happens when he makes contact—reverse engineering those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball abilities and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.
Baseball America's Prospect Handbook is, quite simply, the only source you need to find out about the future stars of baseball. Baseball America made its name on finding the best players as amateurs and following them through the minors on the way to the big leagues, and the Prospect Handbook is the compendium that brings it all together. You'll get the Top 30 Prospects for all 30 major league teams, with comprehensive scouting reports on every player. You'll also get a wealth of other information about each team, to give you an idea of where the organization has been and where it's going. It's no accident that you'll find the Prospect Handbook on the desk of every general manager in baseball. Join them in getting the information edge!
Baseball America invented coverage of the baseball draft. So who better than Baseball America to chronicle 50 years of draft history? As the baseball draft grows in prominence and more and more fans connect winning on draft day to winning in the major leagues, the BA draft book takes you through 50 years of great draft stories and the biggest hits and misses in draft history. The Baseball America 50th Anniversary Draft Book combines all the information of a great reference title with all the great stories that make draft history so rich. For every year of the draft, from 1965-2015, you'll get a complete team by team draft list, with who signed and who didn't, who reached the big leagues and who washed out. And the draft lists are more than just lists; they also feature interesting tidbits on people who became prominent baseball or in other sports or other careers altogether. You'll get the story of the most prominent storylines and people for every year of the draft, as well as plenty of charts and photos to take you in-depth on every year. This book will feature lots of information that has never been publicly available before, especially with signing bonuses from the early days of the draft. It goes without saying that anyone who has an interest in the baseball draft will have to have this book, but anyone who loves good stories (longshots that became major league stars, touted phenoms who washed out) will find fun on every page of this book.
Bill James and the Baseball Info Solutions team of analysts continue to pack in new content, including a fresh look at the continued rise and effectiveness of The Shift and a new breakdown of home runs and long flyouts. And, as always, the book forecasts fresh hitter and pitcher projections for those looking to get an early jump on the next season.
Always the best baseball annual, and now the only book that sums up the year in baseball from the majors to the minors and down through every amateur level as well. Numbers and commentary to help fans recall all the great moments from the season that was 2015. The 2015 baseball season was one to remember, and on book offers you a more complete recap of the year than the Baseball America Almanac, which takes you all the way from winter ball to the World Series. The 2015 Almanac has all the major and minor league news and statistics, a review of every organization's season, comprehensive college coverage, a full recap of the 2015 draft, high school and youth baseball news, and even foreign and winter league coverage.
The 2017 edition of the New York Times Bestselling Guide. The 22nd edition of the industry-leading Baseball Prospectus annual is the essentially guide to the 2017 season. Including projections and commentary on nearly 2,000 players from veterans to prospects and in-depth analysis of each big league team, it is every baseball fan's indispensable resource.