(Masahiro Tanaka pitching to Yasiel Puig early in Friday night’s game – Photo by Jason Schott)
In recent years, whenever the Yankees have faced a crisis with their pitching, Masahiro Tanaka has a performance that proves he is the ace of their starting rotation.
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Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball
By Christopher J. Phillips
Princeton University Press; hardcover, 320 pages; 27.95
Baseball has always been known as a numbers game, and that is no truer than now in what can certainly be called the analytics era.
It is the one sport where people can sit and keep score (as seen above), which is an art unto itself because there are many different ways to score hits and outs, so you can really make it your own. By comparison, scoring a basketball game is just circling numbers for points and fouls, can be quite tedious, and doesn’t nearly tell the story of the game like a baseball scorecard.
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After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon
By Kasey S. Pipes
Regnery History; hardcover; $29.99
Richard Nixon became the first and only American president to resign from office, which he did on August 9, 1974, to avoid nearly certain impeachment.
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The Golden Hour
By Beatriz Williams
William Morrow; hardcover, $26.99; E-Book, $12.99
Beatriz Williams is the bestselling author of ten novels, including The Summer Wives, A Hundred Summers, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, and A Certain Age.
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By Jennifer Weiner
Atria Books; hardcover; $28.00
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and her memoir, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. With over 11 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries, Weiner has established herself as a writing powerhouse that creates plenty of discussion.
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Moondust: In Search Of The Men Who Fell To Earth
By Andrew Smith
Harper Perennial; paperback; $16.99
This July marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to commemorate it, there is a new edition of journalist Andrew Smith’s Moondust.
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The Oysterville Sewing Circle
By Susan Wiggs
William Morrow; hardcover; $26.99; available today, August 13
Susan Wiggs is the author of more than fifty novels, including the beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series and the instant New York Times bestseller Family Tree. Her award-winning books have been translated into two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.
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The Mets and Miami Marlins will play a three-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico from April 28th-30th, 2020, as announced by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday morning. The three-game set will serve as home games for the Marlins.
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(Gleyber Torres returning to the dugout after his second home run – Photo by Jason Schott)
Gleyber Torres dominated the Baltimore Orioles all season, and the second game of Monday’s doubleheader was no exception as he hit two home runs in the Yankees’ 11-8 win.
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(Gleyber Torres at-bat in the eighth inning of Game 1 – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees opened their doubleheader on Monday with an 8-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1, led by four home runs and a strong outing from starter James Paxton.
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