6 Baseball Books Including Biographies of Babe Ruth, Moe Berg and Andrew Dawson.
Lot 368. 6 Baseball Books Including Biographies of Babe Ruth, Moe Berg and Andrew Dawson. Also, a book on the business of baseball by Marvin Miller and two books with brief profiles of hundreds of players. The biographies and Miller’s book are hardbacks. 1. “Babe Ruth: His Life and Times” by Paul Adomites and Saul Wisnia, 1995 first edition, 240 illustrated pages on Ruth’s life and career marking the 125th anniversary of his birth. Nm-m book and dust jacket. 2. “Moe Berg: Athlete, Scholar, Spy” by Louis Kaufman, et al., 1974 second printing, classic book on the catcher who had a modest MLB career in 1923 and from 1926-39 with five different teams. He then served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Ex+ book with the owner’s name on the flyleaf and inside the back cover; vg+ dust jacket. 3. “Hawk” by Andre Dawson with Tom Bird, foreword by Ernie Banks, 1994 first edition, ex-m to nm book, ex-m dj. Dawson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. 4. “A Whole Different Ball Game: The Sport and Business of Baseball” by Marvin Miller, preface by Studs Terkel, introduction by Bill James, 1991 first edition, vg-ex book and dj with damage to the book covers, nm-m pages. Under Miller’s leadership as executive director from 1966-82, the MLB Players Association (MLBPA) became one of the nation’s strongest unions. Red Barber called him, after Babe Ruth, “the second most influential man in the history of baseball.” Miller was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020. 5. “Aaron to Zuverink” by Rich Marazzi and Len Fiorito, 1984 Avon first printing, 526 pages, more than 1,000 profiles of 1950s MLB players, vg softcover. 6. “Aaron to Zipfel” by Rich Marazzi and Len Fiorito, 1985 Avon first printing, 594 pages, profiles of 1960s players, vg softcover. Winning Bid $15.