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Monday, March 31, 2014

Play Ball!

It’s opening day and the cries of ‘play ball’ begin to echo over the diamond shaped fields, it’s my favourite time of the year, baseball season! With all it’s tradition and history, the game known as “America’s pastime” has arrived.

If you don't have time to catch a game, you might want to try:

Books
Courting the Yankees: legal essays on the Bronx bombers.
KF 3989 .A75 C68 2003
John H. Minan & Kevin Cole, Little White Book of Baseball Law.
KF 3989 .M563 2009

or search our catalog with the keyword ‘baseball’ and browse the 165 titles we own.

Movies
42
61
A League of Their Own
Angels in the Outfield
Bull Durham
Eight Men Out
Field of Dreams
For the Love of the Game
Headin Home (1920 silent movie starring Babe Ruth)
Jackie Robinson Story
Major League
Moneyball
The Natural
The Pride of the Yankees (featuring Babe Ruth)
The Rookie
Stratton Story
Take Me out to the Ballgame
That Touch Of Mink (not about baseball but features Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle & Roger Maris in one scene)
Trouble with the Curve
For more, check out http://www.baseballmovie.com/baseball-movies.php
or view them at http://www.sportsinmovies.com/baseball-movies.asp

If you want to refresh your memory on the rules (and the new rules on replay) check out
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/foreword.jsp


Or you want to write that substantive paper take a look at  SABR – Society for American Baseball Research - http://sabr.org/