Facing Mariano Rivera

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ISBN 10 : 9781613216682
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Download or read book Facing Mariano Rivera written by David Fischer and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-03-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The all-time career leader in saves, with 652, Mariano Rivera is one of the greatest professional athletes in history. Since taking over the closer’s role for the New York Yankees in 1997, until his retirement in 2013, Rivera saved 30 or more games in every season but one. In addition, he has an astonishing MLB record 42 postseason saves, with 11 of them coming in the World Series. After 19 seasons in the Major Leagues, his preeminence among relief pitchers is assumed and his induction into Cooperstown assured. And he accomplished it all, mostly, with one devastating pitch: his signature cut fastball. As third baseman Corey Koskie put it: “You knew what pitch [Rivera’s] going to throw, a cutter. . . . You start to swing at the pitch and the next thing you know, the ball explodes your bat. I tried multiple things hoping to figure out a way get the barrel [of the bat] on one of his pitches. . . . Nothing worked.” Far from a conventional biography, Facing Mariano Rivera offers perspectives and testimonials from opponents and teammates alike, including Rivera’s minor-league roommate and the final batter he faced in the major leagues. Some opponents had uncommon success against “The Sandman,” and they share their secrets for hitting him. Most, however, echo the sentiments of five-time All-Star Mike Sweeney: “When you’re at Yankee Stadium and Mariano Rivera is coming in the game, it feels like a horror movie . . . when you hear the music and you’re scared to death, because you know what’s going to happen.” Truly dominant pitchers come along only rarely. This book tells the reader what it’s like to battle one of the all-time best, in the words of the players who did just that. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Mariano Rivera

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Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781438100524
Pages : 137 pages
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Download or read book Mariano Rivera written by Judith Levin and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 137 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1990, the Yankees paid a signing bonus of $2,000 to acquire a young shortstop from an amateur baseball team in Panama. Mariano Rivera had never even considered a career in baseball until he became a Yankee. Now, he is considered the best postseason closer - and perhaps the best closer - of all time, as well as one of the main reasons the team won four World Series titles between 1996 and 2000, and lost one in 2001. In close games, Rivera's clutch saves have secured both wins and the Yankees' continued appearances in the postseason. Off the field, Rivera has been recognized for his philanthropic work in the United States and Panama alike. In Mariano Rivera, read the story of the man who grew up playing baseball with a homemade cardboard glove in a small fishing village to become the Yankees' beloved Mo through hard work and natural talent.

A Writer's Life

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ISBN 10 : 9781407089577
Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book A Writer's Life written by Gay Talese and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-06-15 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How has Gay Talese found his subjects? How has he gotten them onto the page? What drives him to write? These are some of the questions at the heart of the narrative that combines memory, reflection, explanation and a satisfying obsession. I his trademark prose - precise, beautifully crafted, elegant - Talese traces the paths his passionate interests have made through his life and writing. He talks about first becoming absorbed in issues of race as a student in Alabama, about covering the civil rights struggle and about a recent interracial wedding in Selma. He reflects on the changing American sexual mores he has written about over the last 50 years, and gives an incisive examination of the lives of Lorena and John Bobbitt. He talks about his legendary Esquire profile of Frank Sinatra - judged by the magazine to be the finest in its long history - and about the ordinary men and women whose stories led to some of his most memorable work. And as he delves into the life of a young female Chinese soccer player, we see his consuming interest in the world in its latest manifestation. In these and other recollections and stories, he gives us a fascinating picture of both the serendipity and meticulousness involved in getting a story, and getting it right. Candid, humorous, deeply impassioned - a dazzling book about the nature of writing in one man's life, and of writing itself.

Mariano Rivera

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ISBN 10 : 9781600789632
Pages : 129 pages
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Download or read book Mariano Rivera written by The New York Post and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After 19 seasons in the major leagues, all with a single team—a feat few athletes in today’s modern sport can match—Mariano Rivera closes out his career with the New York Yankees at the conclusion of the 2013 season. New York’s much-loved closer retires as baseball’s all-time leader in saves, ERA, and appearances, and he holds the Yankees’ single-season saves record as well. Few could have predicted when the Yankees brought Rivera up to the majors in 1995 that he would one day hold the record for most career games pitched with a single team. Rivera did much more than lead by example; he powered his team to five World Series championships: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009. Celebrate Mo’s amazing career with this full-color pictorial keepsake packed with unique images and exemplary writing from New York’s award-winning newspaper, the New York Post.

Winning Through Mental Toughness

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ISBN 10 : 9781615797875
Pages : 270 pages
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Download or read book Winning Through Mental Toughness written by David Carr and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on 2010-02 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Jacobs Field

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ISBN 10 : 9781625850430
Pages : 128 pages
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Download or read book Jacobs Field written by Vince McKee and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2014-03-25 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sports landscape changed in the spring of 1994 when the Cleveland Indians moved into their new stadium at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. No longer the joke of the league, The Jake made them the jewel of baseball and helped revitalize a city and a fan base. For the first time ever, these interviews and stories from the players, managers and front office personnel give the inside scoop on what happened on the field, in the dugout and behind the scenes of this exciting time in Cleveland sports history. Get the best seat in the house for the most recent addition to the Tribe's celebrated legacy.

Great Church

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ISBN 10 : 9781304267412
Pages : 68 pages
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Download or read book Great Church written by Kerry White and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Famous Immigrant Athletes

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ISBN 10 : 9780766095892
Pages : 114 pages
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Download or read book Famous Immigrant Athletes written by John A. Torres and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2017-12-15 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If music is the universal language, then sports is a close second. Every four years the world comes together for soccer's World Cup as well as the Olympics. We take pride in presenting our best to compete against the best. As a country of immigrants, the United States has always been a standout. In fact, some of our best athletes have come from other countries. Readers learn about the greatness of basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, tennis star Martina Navratilova, baseball great Albert Pujols, weightlifter-turned-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger and more athletes who have come to this country and excelled at their sport.

Home Game

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ISBN 10 : 9781101904916
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Download or read book Home Game written by Bret Boone and published by Crown Archetype. This book was released on 2016-05-10 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the first third-generation player in Major League history, a sometimes moving, always candid inside look at his family’s seventy years in baseball A five-foot-ten fireball questioned by scouts because of his small stature, supposed lack of power, and cocky attitude, Bret Boone didn’t care about family legacy as he fought his way to the Major Leagues in 1992; he wanted to make his own way. He did just that, building a career that featured three All-Star appearances, four Gold Gloves, a bout with alcohol­ism, and the mixed blessing of being traded three times. But now that he’s coaching minor leaguers half his age—and his fifteen-year-old son has the potential to be the first fourth-generation Major Leaguer—Bret has a new perspective on his remarkable family, with its ten All-Star appearances, 634 home runs, 3,139 RBIs, and countless kitchen-table debates about the game’s great­est players. For the first time, he’s ready to share his adventures as part of the sport’s First Family. Infused with Bret’s candor and deep love of the game, Home Game traces baseball’s evolution—on the field and behind the scenes—from his grandfa­ther Ray’s era in the 1950s to his father Bob’s in the ’70s and ’80s to the one he shared with his brother Aaron in the ’90s and 2000s—sometimes called the PED era—when players made millions, dined on lobster in the clubhouse, and, in some cases, indulged in performance-enhancing drugs. Along the way, his book also touches on Boone family lore, from Ray playing with his hero Ted Williams and Bob winning a World Series with the 1980 Phillies to Bret’s flop in a nationally televised home-run derby and Aaron’s historic home run in the 2003 playoffs. Blending nostalgia, close analysis of the game, insight into baseball’s un­written codes, and controversial thoughts on its future as a sport and a busi­ness, Bret Boone offers a one-of-a-kind look at the national pastime—from the colorful, quotable scion of a family whose business is baseball.

October Baseball

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ISBN 10 : 9780786482979
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book October Baseball written by Dan Zachofsky and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-07-27 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For baseball players, the dream of a championship season begins in spring training. Newcomers and veterans, journeymen and legends, all come together for a single purpose--to win the World Series. And each year, all but one team goes into the off-season disappointed. But for that one team, the hard work of spring training and the grind of a 162-game season gives way to the euphoria of a championship, fulfilling a dream for the team and its fans. The 28 players, managers, and pitching coaches here have all experienced baseball's postseason. Many have been a part of championship teams; others have lived every baseball dream except winning the World Series. Among the interviewees are Jack McKeon, Jim Leyland, Tony Perez, Mark Grace, Robin Yount, Lou Piniella, Don Baylor, Jeff Bagwell, Alfonso Soriano, Larry Bowa, and Jim Thome. Mike Lowell provides a foreword as well as an interview. These baseball men share their thoughts about their accomplishments, the art of hitting and pitching, what it takes to become a champion, and the leadership qualities necessary for a winning team. They also reflect on the people who have motivated them and what goes on in a winning major league clubhouse.

Haunted Baseball

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ISBN 10 : 9781599215815
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Haunted Baseball written by Mickey Bradley and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2007-08-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Baseball and ghost stories are as American as apple pie. Haunted Baseball combines both with this fun and freaky collection of otherworldly yarns. Collected from baseball players, stadium personnel, umpires, front-office folks, and fans, the tales told here explore the spooky connection between baseball and the paranormal, including Babe Ruth sightings at a former brothel, the Curse of the Billy Goat that still haunts the Chicago Cubs, of hidden passageways within the depths of Dodger Stadium, and of the spirits of legendary stars that inspire modern-day players at Yankee Stadium. We hear why Johnny Damon believes in ghosts, and how the memories of a 9/11 hero inspired Ken Griffey Jr. to hit a home run against the Phillies—a team against which he'd never even gotten a hit! There's the story of how Sam Rice settled a decades-old baseball controversy with a message from beyond the grave, and how the late Roberto Clemente had premonitions of his own death in a plane crash. With a wealth of anecdotes that have never before been told before, the authors present an entertaining and eerie look at our national pastime.

2015 Baseball Forecaster

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ISBN 10 : 9781633190214
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book 2015 Baseball Forecaster written by Ron Shandler and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2014 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill that make up any given batter's ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, and what happens when he makes contact—reverse engineering those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball abilities and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.

The Franchise: New York Yankees

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ISBN 10 : 9781637270394
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Franchise: New York Yankees written by Mark Feinsand and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2022-06-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Franchise: New York Yankees, take a more profound and unique journey into the history of the baseball's most successful team. This thoughtful and engaging collection of essays captures the astute fans' history of the franchise, going beyond well-worn narratives of yesteryear to uncover the less-discussed moments, decisions, people, and settings that fostered the Yankees' iconic identity. Through wheeling and dealing, mythmaking and community building, explore where the organization has been, how it got to prominence in the modern major league landscape, and how it'll continue to evolve and stay in contention for generations to come. Yankees fans in the know will enjoy this personal, local, in-depth look at baseball history.

Blood Feud

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ISBN 10 : 1579401112
Pages : 324 pages
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Download or read book Blood Feud written by Bill Nowlin and published by Rounder Records. This book was released on 2005 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh look at the merciless Red Sox / Yankees rivalry, drawing on history, original interviews with players from both sides, and discussions with partisans of each team among the fans.

The Captain

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ISBN 10 : 9781524746063
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book The Captain written by David Wright and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A memoir from one of the most admired players in baseball, the captain of the New York Mets, David Wright David Wright played his entire Major League Baseball career for one team, the team he dreamed of playing for as a kid: the New York Mets. A quick fan favorite from Virginia who then earned his stripes in New York, Wright came back time and again from injury and demonstrated the power of hard work, total commitment, and an infinite love of the game. Wright’s stats are one thing. He was a seven-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He holds many Mets franchise records and was nicknamed "Captain America" after his performance in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. But there is more: The walk-offs. The Barehand. The Subway Series and World Series home runs. And the electricity that swept through Shea Stadium then Citi Field whenever number 5, “the Captain,” was in the game.

Watching Baseball

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ISBN 10 : 9781461747116
Pages : 424 pages
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Download or read book Watching Baseball written by Jerry Remy and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2008-05-01 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Boston Globe's number-one bestseller is back, revised and updated for the 2008 season and presented in a new trim size. Jerry Remy's name and face are already known to millions of fans. During baseball season 400,000 or more households tune in to listen to his broadcast of Red Sox games. But many learned to love him years ago when he was traded to the Sox, earning a trip to the 1978 All-Star Game in his first year with the team. Remy hit .278, scored eighty-seven runs, and stole thirty bases that season. Injured in 1984, Remy never played another game. In 1988 he began his work as an announcer, working color commentary for Red Sox broadcasts on NESN, a basic cable channel available throughout New England and by satellite across the country. In Watching Baseball Remy explains America's favorite sport by going inside the minds of coaches and players to reveal the game within the game. He takes readers around the diamond, pointing out the positioning of infielders, what's really going on during batting practice, how catchers and pitchers call a game, the difference between high cheese and a knuckler, and much more.

Image and Video Technology

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ISBN 10 : 9783319294513
Pages : 793 pages
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Download or read book Image and Video Technology written by Thomas Bräunl and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-02-03 with total page 793 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th Pacific Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology, PSIVT 2015, held in Auckland, New Zealand, in November 2015. The total of 61 revised papers was carefully reviewed and selected from 133 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on color and motion, image/video coding and transmission, computational photography and arts, computer vision and applications, image segmentation and classification, video surveillance, biomedical image processing and analysis, object and pattern recognition, computer vision and pattern recognition, image/video processing and analysis, and pattern recognition.