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Who Killed the Racehorse Sunny Man?

Sunbriar Sunny Man

by Eliza McGraw The Sunny Man Mystery In May of 1925, a strong, beautiful racehorse named Sunny Man died in agony, thrashing in his stall, his lips turning blue. His death horrified horsemen, who were equally concerned with the idea

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Ron Darling: Game 7, 1986

Ron Darling Game 7

by Ron Darling with Daniel Paisner Game 7, 1986: Be careful what you wish for This book is not like other sports books. Certainly, it’s not like other books by former ballplayers. Athletes seem to want to write about the

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George Whiteman and the 1918 World Series

by Glenn Stout George Whiteman: September 11, 1918 In the eighth inning of the sixth and final game of the 1918 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs, with the Red Sox nursing a 2–1 lead

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The Cardinals Way: In the Spirit of Moneyball

Cardinals Way

by Howard Megdal The Cardinals Way Prologue In working on The Cardinals Way, spending days, weeks, and months with everyone in this organization from owner Bill DeWitt Jr. to current and former Cardinals John Mozeliak, Dan Kantrovitz, Jeff Luhnow, Sig

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Bill Veeck and the Chicago White Sox

Bill Veeck and the Chicago White Sox

by Dan Epstein Excerpt From Chapter 1:  Let’s Do It Again (Bill Veeck) Bill Veeck buys the Chicago White Sox. Over 29.7 million fans bought tickets to major league ballgames in 1975, the third-highest attendance figure in history, and the

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