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Watching Baseball: Discovering the Game within the Game by Jerry Remy.
The Red Sox' color analyst covers all facets of what fans should watch for during a game. The book covers inner aspects of the game from positioning of the infielders to pitch selection to baserunning.
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Baseball: An Illustrated History, by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns.
The companion book to Burns' PBS documentary, in which the history of baseball from its inception to the present is brought to life by numerous entertaining stories, pictures, and interviews. More than just relating the facts about the national pastime, this book presents the stories behind the game.
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Cooperstown: Baseball's Hall of Fame, by Lowell Reidenbaugh, edited by Joe Hoppel.
This book provides pictures, biographies, and stats for all the members of baseball's Hall of Fame. Read about Cy Young, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and the rest of the players who represent baseball's best.
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The Baseball Timeline, by Burt Solomon.
A day-by-day look at the interesting, significant, and surprising events that have shaped baseball history. Full of pictures, trivia, team and league facts, individual accomplishments, and rule changes. There is something new to learn on every page!
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The following are books I haven't read yet myself but that may be of interest to Red Sox fans. If you have read one, let me know what you thought of it.

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, by Bill James.
A large volume from the sabermetrician who was recently hired by the Red Sox. The book is divided into two sections: "The Game," which provides the evolution of baseball through the decades, and "The Players," with profiles of the 100 best players at each position.
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The Science of Hitting, by Ted Williams and John Underwood.
Hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in professional sports, and this book offers advice from one who did it better than anyone else. The Splendid Splinter spent as much time studying hitting as he spent actually doing the hitting. His number one rule? Get a good pitch to hit. Read about the rest of his theories in this book.
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