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USA TODAY - Apr 16, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the third inning and a game-ending, three-run drive with two outs in the ninth, leading the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Sunday. Harper's first home run, off Jerad ...

Reviving baseball in African-American communities

Washington Times - Apr 16, 2017
As baseball celebrated the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, the stories emerged about the lack of participation of African-Americans in the game — now reportedly, at a little more than seven percent, the lowest ever seen ...

Big eighth-inning rally sparks South Carolina baseball to series-finale win

SECcountry.com - Apr 16, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina baseball got all the little things done it needed to in the eighth inning on Sunday to avoid being swept for the first time in two years. The Gamecocks (22-13, 8-7 SEC) scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth ...

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The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse

by: Tom Verducci
With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions.

It took 108 years, but it really happened. The Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions. 

How did a team composed of unknown, young players and supposedly washed-up veterans come together to break the Curse of the Billy Goat? Tom Verducci, twice named National Sportswriter of the Year and co-writer of The Yankee Years with Joe Torre, will have full access to team president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon, and the players to tell the story of the Cubs' transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in baseball.
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by: Chipper Jones, Carroll Rogers Walton
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones—one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history—shares his remarkable story, while capturing the magic nostalgia that sets baseball apart from every other sport.
Before Chipper Jones became an eight-time All-Star who amassed Hall of Fame–worthy statistics during a nineteen-year career with the Atlanta Braves, he was just a country kid from small town Pierson, Florida. A kid who grew up playing baseball in the backyard with his dad dreaming that one day he’d be a major league ballplayer.
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42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story

by: Ed Henry

Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the hidden hand of God that changed history


Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson’s family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie’s humanity that few have taken the time to see.
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Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages

by: David Ross
Foreword by Theo Epstein

An inspiring memoir from David Ross, the veteran catcher dubbed "Grandpa Rossy," who became the heart and soul of the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series championship team.

In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons.
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