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A Pitcher's Story

Written By: Roger Angell
  • ID Book : 0446554227
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 391
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-pitcher-s-story.pdf

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Baseballs best writer offers an extraordinarily candid and thorough exploration of the inner craft of pitching from one of the games best, David Cone.There is no big league pitcher who is more respected for his skill than David Cone. In his stellar career Cone has won multiple championships andcountless professional accolades. Along the way, the perennial all-star has had to adjust to five different ballclubs, recover from a career-threatening arm aneurysm, cope with the lofty expectations that are standard for the games highest paid players, and overcome a humbling three-month, eight-game losing streak in the summer of 2000. Cone granted exclusive and unlimited access to baseballs most respected writerRoger Angell of The New Yorker. The result is just what baseball fans everywhere would expect from Angell: an extraordinary inside account of a superstar.

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By Terry McDermott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307908895
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 282
  • File Pdf: off-speed.pdf

Book Summary:

Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The lively and fascinating story of baseball’s 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch In August 2012, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in what Terry McDermott calls “one of the greatest exhibitions of off-speed pitches ever put on.” For McDermott, a lifelong fan and student of baseball, the extraordinary events of that afternoon inspired this incisive meditation on the art of pitching. Within the framework of Hernandez’s historic achievement, Off Speed provides a vibrant narrative of the history and evolution of pitching, combining baseball's rich tradition of folklore with the wealth of new metrics from a growing legion of statisticians who are transforming the way we think about the game. Off Speed is also the personal story of a fan’s steadfast devotion, first kindled in McDermott by his father at the local diamond in small-town Iowa and now carried forward with the same passion by his own daughters. Approaching his subject with the love every fan brings to the park and the expertise of a probing journalist, McDermott explores with irrepressible curiosity the science and the romance of baseball.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Isbn : 1645427110
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • File Pdf: dalko.pdf

Book Summary:

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By Andrew McKay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1329828852
  • Pages :
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 648
  • File Pdf: clayton-kerkshaw.pdf

Book Summary:

Learn about the awe-inspiring journey of one the greatest baseball superstars, Clayton Kerkshaw; his early life, amazing achievements and fun facts about him. This book will help you to become familiar with this amazing superstar and will no doubt motivate you too to work hard at your dreams.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1480443077
  • Pages : 98
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • File Pdf: t-j-s-secret-pitch.pdf

Book Summary:

More than anything, T. J. wants to be a pitcher. But he’s smaller than his teammates, and his pitches just don’t pack the power they need to strike out the batters. When T. J. learns about one of baseball’s early heroes, Pittsburgh Pirate Rip Sewell, he decides to try Sewell’s secret weapon. But will his teammates give T. J. the chance to prove that he can be a pitcher? And will T. J.’s secret pitch help lead his team to victory?

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547517718
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 928
  • File Pdf: knuckler.pdf

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At forty-four years old, Tim Wakefield is the longest-serving member of one of baseball’s most popular franchises. He is close to eclipsing the winning records of two of the greatest pitchers to have played the game, yet few realize the full measure of his success. That his career can be characterized by such words as dependability and consistency defies all odds because he has achieved this with baseball’s most mercurial weapon—the knuckleball. Knuckler is the story of how a struggling position player bet his future on a fickle pitch that would define his career. The pitch may drive hitters crazy, but how does the pitcher stay sane? The moment Wakefield adopted the knuckleball, his career sought to answer that question. With the Red Sox, Wakefield began to master his pitch only to find himself on the mound in 2003 for one of the worst post-season losses in history, followed the next year by one of the most vindicating of championships. Even now, as Wakefield battles, we see the twists and turns of a major league career pushed to its ultimate extreme. A remarkable story of one player’s success despite being the exception to every rule, Knuckler is also a lively meditation on the dancing pitch, its history, its mystique, and all the ironies it brings to bear.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101626283
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: throwing-strikes.pdf

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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Isbn : 1250060699
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • File Pdf: pitch.pdf

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 9780786483143
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • File Pdf: a-league-of-my-own.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 1101971126
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 152
  • File Pdf: the-o-henry-prize-stories-2016.pdf

Book Summary:

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories range in setting from Japan at the outset of World War II to a remote cabin in the woods of Wyoming, and the characters that inhabit them range from a misanthropic survivor of an apocalyptic flood to a unicorn hidden in a suburban house. Whether fantastical or realistic, gothic or lyrical, the stories here are uniformly breathtaking. They are accompanied by the editor’s introduction, essays from the eminent jurors on their favorites, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines. CONTENTS "Irises," Elizabeth Genovise "The Mongerji Letters," Geetha Iyer "Narrator," Elizabeth Tallent "Bonus Baby," Joe Donnelly "Divergence," David H. Lynn "A Simple Composition," Shruti Swamy "Storm Windows," Charles Haverty "Train to Harbin," Asako Serizawa "Dismemberment," Wendell Berry "Exit Zero," Marie-Helene Bertino "Cigarettes," Sam Savage "Temples," Adrienne Celt "Safety," Lydia Fitzpatrick "Bounty," Diane Cook "A Single Deliberate Thing," Zebbie Watson "The Crabapple Tree," Robert Coover "Winter 1965," Frederic Tuten "They Were Awake," Rebecca Evanhoe "Slumming," Ottessa Moshfegh "Happiness," Ron Carlson The Jurors on Their Favorites: Molly Antopol, Peter Cameron, Lionel Shriver The Writers on Their Work Publications Submitted For author interviews, photos, and more, go to www.ohenryprizestories.com

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1475841647
  • Pages : 158
  • Category : Education
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  • File Pdf: the-stories-we-tell.pdf

Book Summary:

This book covers topics from the early identification of talent, using demographic characteristics to make academic decisions, and the casting of a ‘gap’ in mathematical performance as about the students themselves. Educators are making decisions about students that contribute to the very gaps in achievement we strive to overcome.

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By Lou Hernández
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476615454
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 210
  • File Pdf: baseballäó-s-great-hispanic-pitchers.pdf

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Baseball has had many outstanding Latin American pitchers since the early 20th century. This book profiles the greatest Hispanic hurlers to toe the rubber from the mounds of the major leagues, winter leagues and Negro leagues. The careers of the top major league pitchers to come from Central and South America and the Caribbean are examined in decade-by-decade portrayals, culminating with an all-time ranking by the author. The grand exploits of these athletes backdrop the evolving pitching eras of the game, from the macho, complete-game period that existed for the majority of the last century to the financially-driven, pitch-count sensitive culture that dominates baseball thinking today.

Bill Stern’s Favorite Baseball Stories

By Bill Stern
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Isbn : 1787204774
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 775
  • File Pdf: bill-stern-s-favorite-baseball-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

AT BAT—WITH BILL STERN Baseball is a game rooted deep in the heart of America. I’ve loved it ever since I was a kid old enough to yell: “Take Me Out to the Ball Game!” As long as I can remember, I’ve been hearing stories of baseball...fascinating tales of fabulous heroes from a land where the sun always shines and men never grow old...curious legends that grew stranger with age...yarns that have been handed down with the years as treasured lore. As I grew older, and fate cast me in the rôle of a radio sports reporter and storyteller, I’ve been fortunate to meet many of the heroes, old and new—Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Leo Durocher, Ted Williams, Bobby Feller and Joe DiMaggio, to name but a handful who have paraded before my microphone. And each in his way has enriched my collection of diamond stories. Of the countless stories I’ve heard from baseball men, I’ve treasured a number to hold, keep and remember. However, a storyteller who has been sharing his most interesting stories with millions of people finds it difficult to be miserly. Hence, I’ve chosen my favorites and offer them in print to all my fans for a generous dose of the romance, the glamour, the color, the thrills, the drama, the comedy, and the nostalgia that are all part of this game called baseball. Maybe I’ll score with some and get shut out on others but here they are just as I treasure them in my sports memory book—my favorite baseball stories.

Wee Willie Sherdel

By John G. Coulson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 1525517457
  • Pages : 398
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 748
  • File Pdf: wee-willie-sherdel.pdf

Book Summary:

Wee Willie Sherdel was a very humble, courageous left-handed pitcher who became one of the all-time great southpaws in St. Louis Cardinals history. The son of a German blacksmith in a small Pennsylvania village, Willie’s dream was to become a major league pitcher – a rather big dream for a small boy. Not the most talented or biggest, he worked hard and learned from greats like Eddie Plank, Branch Rickey and Grover Cleveland Alexander. Sherdel’s best years were in the 1920s while Rickey was developing the farm system concept and the Cards were playing in two World Series. Known for his slow ball, Willie was given the honor of pitching the first game against Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the powerful Yankees in both Series. Although labeled a hard-luck pitcher in the Series, Sherdel performed many great feats on the diamond. Since his retirement in 1932, he remains the Redbirds’ winningest left-hander and fourth all-time winner. Willie also has pitched the third-most games and the fourth-most innings. Like all pitchers, he loved to talk about his hitting. Among Cardinals’ pitchers, Sherdel owns the fourth-most career home runs and the fifth-best batting average for his .337 in 1923. His contemporaries included over 90 Hall of Famers and some of the greatest players of all-time including Ruth, Gehrig, Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby.

The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers

By Bill James,Rob Neyer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439103771
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 192
  • File Pdf: the-neyer-james-guide-to-pitchers.pdf

Book Summary:

Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them -- these days it's the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there's never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information. That's what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN.com baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch more than a dozen years ago. Since then, they've been compiling the centerpiece of this book, the "Pitcher Census," which lists specific information for nearly two thousand pitchers, ranging throughout the history of professional baseball. The Guide also offers: A "dictionary" describing virtually every known pitch The origins and development of baseball's most important pitches Top ten lists: best fastballs, best spitballs, and everything in between Biographies of some of the great pitchers who have been overlooked More knuckleballers and submariners than you ever thought existed An open debate concerning pitcher abuse and durability A formula for predicting the Cy Young Award winner Something fresh and new: Bill James' "Pitcher Codes" The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers is about understanding pitchers, and baseball's action always starts with the pitchers. It's also about entertaining debates and having a great deal of fun with the history of a game that obsesses so many.

What Makes an Elite Pitcher?

By Warren N. Wilbert
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  • Publisher : McFarland
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  • Pages : 394
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • File Pdf: what-makes-an-elite-pitcher.pdf

Book Summary:

Elite baseball pitchers are elite for a reason. They seem to have it all: a variety of pitches that no one can lay a bat to; cool heads and confidence in their "stuff" when they get in a jam; and the kind of dexterity that makes difficult plays seem easy. Is elite status revealed through statistics? Though the author of this book considers statistics of both the traditional and sabermetric sort, he argues that the greats are proved not by broad statistical comparison with all other pitchers, but by their record against one another. In a thoughtful discussion of the evidence of head-to-head matchups, he finds the nine pitchers who make up the true elite: Cy Young, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Grover Alexander, Lefty Grove, Warren Spahn, Tom Seaver, Roger Clemens, and Greg Maddux. For each pitcher the book provides biographical information, career highlights, and a list of the feats that put him in the record books.

Old Story New

By Marty Machowski
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  • Publisher : New Growth Press
  • Isbn : 1936768593
  • Pages : 545
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 883
  • File Pdf: old-story-new.pdf

Book Summary:

Best-selling children’s book author Marty Machowski helps families connect to the Bible with a theologically robust yet simple and relatable devotional program. Old Story New is designed to explain God’s plan of salvation through the New Testament. Suited for children from preschool through high school, this gospel-focused book is full of ten-minute devotions to continue the gospel story that began in Long Story Short. The consistent and short structure helps children walk through the life-changing truths of the Christian faith in the New Testament—without overwhelming them. The gospel story told through Old Story New is filled with adventure, suspense, drama, and mystery, captivating young readers. Machowski makes it easy for parents and caregivers to stay on the life-giving course of sharing the gospel with their families. Through 78 New Testament stories, Old Story New does the hard work for moms and dads. Simple discussion questions (and answers!) for each day’s devotion help children understand and connect with Jesus’s life, death, resurrection, and the birth of the Christian church. Old Story New isn’t devotional material preaching half-truths and moralism. This creative devotional program helps parents shepherd their children to see redemptive history, with the central theme of Jesus illuminated clearly in every story. Don’t give up on your family devotions. Machowski recognizes how well-intended parents and caregivers can struggle to maintain a family Bible study. A fuller, richer understanding of the gospel will be found in Old Story New.

Pitchin' Man

By Paige Satchel,Lebovitz Hal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gray & Company, Publishers
  • Isbn : 1938441060
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 235
  • File Pdf: pitchin-man.pdf

Book Summary:

The first autobiography by Leroy “Satchel” Paige, one of the best and most colorful pitchers in the history of professional baseball. Based on interviews conducted by Cleveland sports writer Hal Lebovitz, this book was first released shortly after Paige joined the Indians in 1948 (days after his 42nd birthday and after 22 years playing with various Negro League, minor league and Puerto Rican League teams). Told in a casual first-person style, Paige's stories provide a snapshot from a bygone era of Major League baseball. Paige tells how he began his pitching career by throwing rocks (”We had a pretty rough gang down on the South Side of Mobile, near the Bay, where I was born and raised”). He describes his early years in baseball, starting at age 17 with the Chattanooga Black Lookouts in 1926, and addresses the controversy over varying claims about his age and the source of his nickname. He talks about ballplayers he had known, in particular Josh Gibson (”the best of all”) of the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays, and Bob Feller (with whom Paige barnstormed years before joining the Indians). Includes a foreword by Indians owner Bill Veeck and a note from Indians player-manager Lou Boudreau. With Paige's help, the Indians went on to win the 1948 World Series.

Tales from the Masnavi

By A. J Arberry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136776648
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: tales-from-the-masnavi.pdf

Book Summary:

The Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273), a massive poem of some 25,000 rhyming couplets, by common consent ranks among the world's greatest masterpieces of religious literature. The material which makes up the Masnavi is divisible into two different categories: theoretical discussion of the principal themes of Sufi mystical life and doctrine, and stories of fables intended to illustrarte those themes as they arise. This selection of tales is the most accessible introduction to this giant epic for the non-perisan reader.

Urban Shocker

By Steve Steinberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Isbn : 1496200950
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 195
  • File Pdf: urban-shocker.pdf

Book Summary:

Baseball in the 1920s is most known for Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, but there was another great Yankee player in that era whose compelling story remains untold. Urban Shocker was a fiercely competitive and colorful pitcher, a spitballer who had many famous battles with Babe Ruth before returning to the Yankees. Shocker was traded away to the St. Louis Browns in 1918 by Yankees manager Miller Huggins, a trade Huggins always regretted. In 1925, after four straight seasons with at least twenty wins with the hapless Browns, Shocker became the only player Huggins brought back to the Yankees. He finally reached the World Series, with the 1926 Yankees. In the Yankees' storied 1927 season, widely viewed to be the best in MLB history, Shocker pitched with guts and guile, finishing with a record of 18‑6 even while his fastball and physical skills were deserting him. Hardly anyone knew that Shocker was suffering from an incurable heart disease that left him able to sleep only while sitting up and which would take his life in less than a year. With his physical skills diminishing, he continued to win games through craftiness and well-placed pitches. Delving into Shocker's baseball career, his love of the game, and his battle with heart disease, Steve Steinberg shows the dominant and courageous force that he was.

Gator

By Ron Guidry,Andrew Beaton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Isbn : 0451499328
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 469
  • File Pdf: gator.pdf

Book Summary:

Legendary New York Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry recounts his years playing for one of the most storied and celebrated teams in sports history--the world champion New York Yankees during their heyday in the Bronx Zoo years, with manic manager Billy Martin, headline loving owner George Steinbrenner, and an ego-driven all-star cast that included everyone from slugger Reggie Jackson and All star catcher Thurman Munson to Cy Young Award winners Sparky Lyle and Catfish Hunter. Ron Guidry, known as Gator and Louisiana Lightning to his teammates, quickly rose in 1977 to become the ace of the Yankees' stellar pitching staff, helping the team regarded as the most famous and notorious in Yankee history win the World Series. In 1978, he went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA and won the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in baseball, helping to bring home the Yankees' second straight World Series championship. A four-time All Star and five-time Golden Glove winner, he played from 1976 to 1988, served as the Yankees' captain in the 1980s, and remains one of the greatest pitchers in Yankee history. In Gator, Guidry takes us inside the clubhouse to tell us what it was like to play amidst the chaos and almost daily confrontations between Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner, Martin's altercations with star slugger Reggie "the straw that stirs the drink" Jackson. He talks poignantly about the death of Thurman Munson in 1979, and the impact that had on Ron and on the club. He tells stories about players like Lou Pinella, Willie Randolph, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, and Mickey Rivers, and coach Yogi Berra (who in 1984 became the Yankees' manager) and Elston Howard.

Pitching In A Pinch : Or, Baseball From The Inside

By Christy Mathewson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 144654771X
  • Pages : 324
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 534
  • File Pdf: pitching-in-a-pinch.pdf

Book Summary:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

History of Baseball in 100 Objects

By Josh Leventhal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Isbn : 1603764011
  • Pages : 424
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 148
  • File Pdf: history-of-baseball-in-100-objects.pdf

Book Summary:

The only book of its kind to tell the history of baseball, from its inception to the present day, through 100 key objects that represent the major milestones, evolutionary events, and larger-than-life personalities that make up the game A History of Baseball in 100 Objects is a visual and historical record of the game as told through essential documents, letters, photographs, equipment, memorabilia, food and drink, merchandise and media items, and relics of popular culture, each of which represents the history and evolution of the game. Among these objects are the original ordinance banning baseball in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1791 (the earliest known reference to the game in America); the "By-laws and Rules of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club," 1845 (the first codified rules of the game); Fred Thayer's catcher's mask from the 1870s (the first use of this equipment in the game); a scorecard from the 1903 World Series (the first World Series); Grantland Rice's typewriter (the role of sportswriters in making baseball the national pastime); Babe Ruth's bat, circa 1927 (the emergence of the long ball); Pittsburgh Crawford's team bus, 1935 (the Negro Leagues); Jackie Robinson's Montreal Royals uniform, 1946 (the breaking of the color barrier); a ticket stub from the 1951 Giants-Dodgers playoff game and Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round The World" (one of baseball's iconic moments); Sandy Koufax's Cy Young Award, 1963 (the era of dominant pitchers); a "Reggie!" candy bar, 1978 (the modern player as media star); Rickey Henderson's shoes, 1982 (baseball's all-time-greatest base stealer); the original architect's drawing for Oriole Park at Camden Yards (the ballpark renaissance of the 1990s); and Barry Bond's record-breaking bat (the age of Performance Enhancing Drugs). A full-page photograph of the object is accompanied by lively text that describes the historical significance of the object and its connection to baseball's history, as well as additional stories and information about that particular period in the history of the game.

The Jewish Story Finder

By Sharon Barcan Elswit
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786492864
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 146
  • File Pdf: the-jewish-story-finder.pdf

Book Summary:

Storytelling, as oral tradition and in writing, has long played a central role in Jewish society. Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography identifies 668 Jewish folktales by title and subject, summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some centuries old and others freshly imagined, the tales include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes for festivals and holidays. Themes include justice, community, cause and effect, and mitzvahs, or good deeds. This second edition nearly doubles the number of stories and expands the guide’s global reach, with new pieces from Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Chile. Subject cross-references and a glossary complete the volume, a living tool for understanding the ever-evolving world of Jewish folklore.

Tom Candiotti

By K.P. Wee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476615594
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 803
  • File Pdf: tom-candiotti.pdf

Book Summary:

Most baseball fans know Tom Candiotti as a knuckleballer but he began his career as a conventional pitcher in 1983—after becoming just the second player to appear in the major leagues following Tommy John surgery, at a time when only Tommy John himself had ever come back from the operation. Candiotti, whose arm recovered, threw fastballs and curveballs in his first two years in the majors before switching over to the knuckleball for the 1986 season. He would then go on to use primarily the knuckleball for the rest of his career, though he threw a good enough curveball to get hitters out. This biography is based on the recollections of Candiotti himself, his former teammates and managers, newspaper and periodical accounts, and archival resources.

S'more Secrets: Sleepover Stories Told in Darkness: Volume 2: For Tweens and Teens

By William A. Stricklin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Isbn : 1645304337
  • Pages : 1178
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 486
  • File Pdf: s-more-secrets.pdf

Book Summary:

S'more Secrets: Sleepover Stories Told in Darkness: Volume 2: For Tweens and Teens By: William A. Stricklin William A. Stricklin’s three volume series S’more Secrets preserves legendary tales and ghost stories he has told in darkness for over half a century. He has told these stories to children in the Cook Islands who called him Tusitala, to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and sleepover friends. Throughout his travels worldwide, children have been enthralled by his fanciful spooky tales told in darkness around the campfire while toasting and eating s’mores. His favorites of these stories are right inside. Volume 2 is filled with Hawaiian legends and adventure stories for tweens and teens. Stricklin writes for his daughter Mary Eliska, his son Bill, and grandsons Kona Kai and Kamuela.

The Comic Book Story of Baseball

By Alex Irvine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Isbn : 0399578951
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 494
  • File Pdf: the-comic-book-story-of-baseball.pdf

Book Summary:

A graphic novel-style history of baseball, providing an illustrated look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport. This graphic novel steps up to the plate and covers all the bases in illustrating the origin of America's national pastime, presenting a complete look at the beginnings (both real and legendary), developments, triumphs, and tragedies of baseball. It also breaks down the cultural impact and significance of the sport both in America and overseas (including Japan, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic), from the early days of America to the flying W outside Wrigley Field in 2016. Featuring members of Baseball's Hall of Fame and modern day stand-outs—including Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, the 1930s New York Yankees, the 2004 Boston Red Sox, the 2016 Chicago Cubs, and more—The Comic Book Story of Baseball spotlights the players, teams, games, and moments that built the sport's legacy and ensured its popularity.

THE MIRACULOUS PITCHER - A Greek Fairy Tale about generosity and hospitality

By Anon E. Mouse
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 62
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 959
  • File Pdf: the-miraculous-pitcher-a-greek-fairy-tale-about-generosity-and-hospitality.pdf

Book Summary:

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 348 In this 348th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Greek Fairy Tale "THE MIRACULOUS PITCHER”. One evening, in times long ago in Greece, old Philemon and his old wife Baucis sat at their cottage-door, enjoying the calm and beautiful sunset. They had already eaten their frugal supper, and intended now to spend a quiet hour or two before bedtime. So they talked together about their garden, and their cow, and their bees, and their grapevine, which clambered over the cottage-wall, and on which the grapes were beginning to turn purple. But the rude shouts of children and the fierce barking of dogs, in the village near at hand, grew louder and louder, until, at last, it was hardly possible for Baucis and Philemon to hear each other speak. "Ah, wife," cried Philemon, "I fear some poor traveller is seeking hospitality among our neighbours yonder, and, instead of giving him food and lodging, they have set their dogs at him, as their custom is!" When the strangers arrived at the home of Baudis and Philemon they ask for refreshment and shelter. Unlike their neighbours, Baucis and Philemon invite the strangers in, even though they have scant provisions in their pantry. They then feed and water the strangers, who all but empty the pantry. But Baucis and Philemon make no complaint. They offer them overnight shelter which is accepted and in the morning offer the strangers breakfast which is accepted. What happened next you ask…? Were they rewarded for their generosity or did their guests leave their pantry bear and the couple hungry? To find the answers to these questions, and others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find out! BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR ONLY $1 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

Smart Baseball

By Keith Law
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062490257
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 174
  • File Pdf: smart-baseball.pdf

Book Summary:

Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law’s iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data means for the future of the sport. For decades, statistics such as batting average, saves recorded, and pitching won-lost records have been used to measure individual players’ and teams’ potential and success. But in the past fifteen years, a revolutionary new standard of measurement—sabermetrics—has been embraced by front offices in Major League Baseball and among fantasy baseball enthusiasts. But while sabermetrics is recognized as being smarter and more accurate, traditionalists, including journalists, fans, and managers, stubbornly believe that the "old" way—a combination of outdated numbers and "gut" instinct—is still the best way. Baseball, they argue, should be run by people, not by numbers.? In this informative and provocative book, teh renowned ESPN analyst and senior baseball writer demolishes a century’s worth of accepted wisdom, making the definitive case against the long-established view. Armed with concrete examples from different eras of baseball history, logic, a little math, and lively commentary, he shows how the allegiance to these numbers—dating back to the beginning of the professional game—is firmly rooted not in accuracy or success, but in baseball’s irrational adherence to tradition. While Law gores sacred cows, from clutch performers to RBIs to the infamous save rule, he also demystifies sabermetrics, explaining what these "new" numbers really are and why they’re vital. He also considers the game’s future, examining how teams are using Data—from PhDs to sophisticated statistical databases—to build future rosters; changes that will transform baseball and all of professional sports.

Baseball

By Gordon S. (Mickey) Cochrane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SABR, Inc.
  • Isbn : 193359957X
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 545
  • File Pdf: baseball.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1939, John Kieran, a famous sportswriter for The New York Times, said of Baseball: The Fans' Game: "Frankly, this is the best book on baseball that I ever read." It remains one of the best and the SABR is proud to have made it available. SABR first published a paperback replica of the original Funk & Wagnalls 1939 edition in 1993, adding an introduction by Mark Alvarez at that time. Now an ebook edition has been made available for for all in digital formats. Cochrane's book is wonderful for two reasons. First, its tone is real, a true rarity among player-written tomes. Although it's not an autobiography, you'll get a real sense of Mickey Cochrane's personality here, with remarkably little piffle. Second, it's full of nuggets that any baseball fan will treasure. Just look at the topics listed in the table of contents: I. BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL The Chronicle of a Major Leaguer in the Making, from College Campus to the Big Show—The Value of Minor League Training II. WHAT MAKES A PLAYER Fundamentals of Sound Baseball—Hitting, Fielding, Throwing and Running—The Importance of Confidence—Slumps and How Some Were Broken—Pointers for Outfielders III. LET'S LOOK AT THE LINE-UP Fundamentals of Catching—Some Sound Pitching Advice—Footwork and the Line-Up IV. DEFENSE The Battery and Its Relation to the Defense—The Benefits of a Good Double-Play Combination—Strategy on the Defense—Some Stories of Babe Ruth V. BATTING Cobb's System of Batting-Guess Hitting and Sign Stealing—Cultivating Ability to Take a Strike—Attacking Strategy VI. HIT-AND-RUN, THE BUNT, SIGNS. Defensive Strategy Versus the Big Inning—The Hit and-Run and the Big Inning—Stealing Signs and How Some of the Greatest Signal Burglars Work VII. HANDLING PITCHERS Getting the Most Out of Your Stuff—Training Pitcher—The Pressure of a Pennant Race on a Staff-Breaking Down the Effectiveness of an Opposing Pitcher VIII. STRATEGY AND PSYCHOLOGY Importance of the Bull Pen In Winning-Team Tactics—When to Lift a Pitcher—Type of Relief to Have Ready-Essentials of Good Pinch Pitching—"Jockeying" which Started a Losing Streak IX. A WORD FOR THE FANS The Fans Always Write—When Does a Fan Own a Ball Club?—All-Star Teams X. Epilogue A City Goes Crazy over a Championship Ball Club—What Makes for Success in Baseball—Never Make the Same Mistake Twice

Robert’s Short Stories

By Robert D. Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 149690737X
  • Pages : 70
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: robert-s-short-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

Roberts’s short stories is a book of 10 short stories for children some of the stories are Mr. grey squirrel a story about a adventure of a grey squirrel that has a adventure collecting nits. Another story is Mr. Pepper a story about a man that goes n an adventure. A third story is about a social worker. A woman who devotes her life helping others to obtain employment. The book has other stories that are for children or anyone who might like reading books that tells stories about animal adventures or adventures of other people like Mark Twain’s stories were. Like stories you might find in a Library. The adventures of Hackle Barry Fine. Or stories like Alice in Wonder Land or any of Disney stories. This book was written for not only children but for anyone who like to sit down on the couch at home or the bed and read a book that will take you in places you dream about. Or take children into the life of their favorite animal Friends.

THE SHOEMAKERS APRON - 20 illustrated Czech and Slovak Childrens Stories

By Anon E. Mouse
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 8822808657
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 508
  • File Pdf: the-shoemakers-apron-20-illustrated-czech-and-slovak-childrens-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

THIS book contains 20 Czech and Slovak folk and fairy tales translated and retold in English by Parker Fillmore, with excellent illustrations and decorations by Jan Matulka. Drawn from original Slavic sources, and chosen for their variety of subject and range of interest with tales like: The Twelve Months, Zlatovlaska The Golden-Haired, The Shepherd's Nosegay, Smolicheck, The Nickerman's Wife, Batcha And The Dragon, Vitazko The Victorious and many more. Unlike stories from the Grimm brothers, here are fairy tales conceived with all the gorgeousness of the Slavic imagination; charming little nursery tales that might be told in nurseries the world over; folk tales illustrative of the wit of a canny people; and rollicking devil tales as surprising to the Anglo-Saxon imagination as they are entertaining. They are not in any sense academic translations, but vivid renditions by a man who, besides being a student of folklore, was an accomplished story-teller in his own right. The stories are further embellished by Jan Matulka’s exquisite illustrations which capture the essence of the region’s culture. Added to this Matulka commences each story with a vignette which have a distinct Picasso-esque style to them. So, get yourself a warm drink, snuggle in to a comfy chair and sit back and enjoy folklore and tales from the Heart of Europe.

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