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Before They Were Cardinals: Major League Baseball in 19th Century St. Louis
by: Jon David Cash
Examines the infancy of major league baseball in St. Luois during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. An in-depth analysis begins with an exploration of the factors that motivated civic leaders to form the city's first major league ball club. It provides a vivid portrait of the ball players and the participants involved in the baseball war between the National League and the American Association. It concludes with an appendix that traces the issue of race in baseball during this period. 279 pgs.
c. 2002...H/C...$29.95

Cardinals: St. Louis Football Cardinals: A Celebration of the Big Red
by: Marecek, Greg

This is the first book to document the complete 28 year history of the coaches, players, and games that brought both thrills and disappointments to their tens of thousands of loyal fans. Three great quarterbacks spanned the era: Charley Johnson in the 1960s, Jim Hart in the 1970s, and Neil Lomax in the 1980s. Two division championships, three playoff appearances, and a handful of near-miss titles highlighted the seasons. The rundown of the best games, seasons and moments, with vivid imagery and dozens of action pictures never before seen, will stir emotions and memories. The Cardiac Cards are resurrected in this beautiful keepsake edition! B/W & Color photos. 182 pgs.
c. 2009, SIGNED by Greg Marecek, H/C... $75.00

Full Court: The Untold Stories of the St. Louis Hawks
by: Marecek, Greg

Full Court tells the story of an often-forgotten but remarkable time in St. Louis sports history—the era of the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks. Author Greg Maracek has woven together a compilation of interviews from the Hawks players to deliver a history of a former perennial power in the National Basketball Association. Between 1955 and 1968, pro basketball closely rivaled the attention—and at times outstripped the success—of baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals. A storied rivalry with the fabled Boston Celtics is credited by many as the single most important catalyst to the national growth of NBA interest. Names of Hawks’ stars became legendary to basketball fans. Leading the way is Hall of Fame superstar Bob Pettit, the first player to score 20,000 points—and later 25,000—in a career. Other Hall of Fame Hawks include Cliff Hagan, Slater Martin, Len Wilkens, and “Easy” Ed Macauley. Pettit’s 50-point performance in the 1958 championship game, NBA doubleheaders at Kiel Auditorium, owner Ben Kerner’s sometimes wild and wacky postgame promotions, division and conference titles, sold-out crowds, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Cousy, and one incredible St. Louis World Championship season makes for riveting reading not only for fans of St. Louis sports but also for lovers of NBA lore. 246 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C... $24.95

Have Heart
by: Eckstein, David & Brown, Greg

From being released by the Boston Red Sox to playing in the World Series for the St Louis Cardinals, David Eckstein tells how it takes heart to get through life's ups & downs. That's exactly what this book is designed to do, give readers a pep talk on life. It allows fans & children of all ages to meet this 5' 7" sparkplug shortstop in a personal way. He shares his family album of special family photos & memories. This is about the heart of a strong family, and encourages all of us to find our heart. Color photos. 56 pgs.
c. 2007, H/C...$18.45

Seasons in the Sun: The Story of Big League Baseball in Missouri
by: Roger D. Launius
Offers an excellent overview of the teams, pennant races, trials, and triumphs of the different major-league teams that have resided in the state of Missouri over the years. B/W photos. 175 pgs.
c. 2002...H/C...$24.95

by: Ozzie Smith & Rob Rains
The powerful and moving autobiography of the Hall-Of-Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith, who played for the San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals. 187 pgs.
c. 1988, H/C...$16.95


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