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Five years after the publication of The Baseball Book, the Sports Illustrated editorial team that created that New York Times best-seller returns with this updated and expanded edition. This 326-page revision brings the original edition up to the minute, with more than 80 pages of new material, including timely stories by Sports Illustrated''s best writers and 60 pages of spectacular new photographs up to and including the San Francisco Giants'' World Series triumph over the Texas Rangers last October. With unforgettable pictures and award-winning words, this lavish volume brings to life the epic teams and colorful characters, the crucial plays and classic games, the personalities and performances and artifacts that have kept baseball at the heart of American sports for more than a century. The Baseball Book is a perennial favorite in the highly successful series of coffee-table books released by Sports Illustrated every holiday season since 2004.