Offers an indispensable guide for understanding soccer's especially vital importance in Latin America. 287 pp.
After their record-breaking 1968 season, star-pitcher Bob Gibson and his teammates were stunned to lose the World Series to the Detroit Tigers. For the next six years, as Gibson struggled to maintain his pitching excellence, changes in American culture ultimately changed the St. Louis Cardinals and baseball itself. 239 pp.
Relive the tumultuous preseason before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. 301 pp.
Leroy "Satchel Paige was arguably one of the world's greatest pitchers and a premier star of Negro-league baseball. But in this biography, the author reveals Paige to have been much more than just a blazing fastball pitcher. 347 pp.
The St. Louis Cardinals are the most successful franchise in National League history, while the St. Louis Browns were one of the least successful, yet most colorful, American League teams. Now Richard Peterson has collected the writings of some of baseball's greatest storytellers to pay tribute to both these teams. 442 pp.