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1 Coombs, John W. (Jack). Baseball. Individual Play and Team Strategy
New York Prentice Hall 1939 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Stated second printing, with additions and revisions. Blue cloth. No jacket. 278 pp. Black and white photos and diagrams throughout. A guide to playing the game of baseball, discussing each fielding position and defensive strategies, pitching, hitting and strategies for hitting, special plays in baseball, as well as game strategies. This includes the batting order and its importance, bunting, etc. GOOD condition. General fading, minor scuffing and soiling to the covers. Extremities rather scuffed, with some fraying. Ownership signature present. Minor toning in the interior. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Gay, Timothy Tris Speaker. The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend
Lincoln University of Nebraska Press 2005 no Hard Cover Good Good 
Hardcover in unclipped jacket. 314 pp. With a few black and white photos. A biography of the Hall of Fame baseball player, Tris Speaker, delving into his career as an early superstar, as well as into the darker side of baseball at the time, including gambling. GOOD condition. Minor scuffing and fading to the jacket. Rear panel soiled, with minor staining. Old price sticker on the rear panel. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Small spots of staining along the fore edge. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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3 Graham, Frank McGraw of the Giants. An Informal Biography
New York G.P Putnam and Sons 1944 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Presumed first edition, with no statement of later printings present. Light gray cloth. No jacket. 265 pp. Black and white photos of various baseball players throughout. A biography of John McGraw, focusing primarily on his managerial career with the New York Giants, but also discussing his career as a professional baseball player. John McGraw played baseball during the early 1900s, but was better known for his success as a manager, and was inducted into the baseball hall of fame. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy foxing and spotting to the covers. Minor soiling. General browning, heavy to the spine. Some bumping and scuffing along the extremities. A few pages apparently opened roughly in the rear of the book. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Red Sox. Official Program and Scorecard.  1959, No author given
4 No author given Red Sox. Official Program and Scorecard. 1959
No Place No Publisher 1959 no Wraps Good 
Wraps, illustrated in blue, with red titling. A program to the 1959 Red Sox, with a blank scorecard at the center for a Baltimore Orioles. The 1959 Red Sox featured Ted Williams and Frank Malzone, among others, on their team, with photos of both on page 3. The scorecard mentions Green at second base, being Pumpsie Green, the first African-American player to play for the Red Sox, who made his debut in 1959. Most of the piece is filled with advertisements. GOOD+ condition. General browning to the piece, with minor wrinkling and edgewear. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Sport. The Magazine for Sport Spectators. April, 1948. With An Article on Ted Williams, Various authors
5 Various authors Sport. The Magazine for Sport Spectators. April, 1948. With An Article on Ted Williams
New York Macfadden Publications 1948 no Wraps Good 
Color illustrated wraps, with the front cover depicting Ted Williams. 104 pp. Black and white and a few color photos throughout, including one of Ted Williams. A single issue of this magazine devoted to sports, including boxing and golf, with this month featuring a lengthy article on Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox. Written by Ed Fitzgerald, it purports to take a neutral look at Williams, citing controversy and controversial anecdotes surrounding the noted slugger. GOOD condition. Superficial layer of paper peeled off the upper front cover. General toning, minor soiling to the covers. Mathematical calculations in ink to the rear cover. Extremities with several chips and tears, bearing associated creasing. Light toning in the interior. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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