Middle Innings

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN 10 : 080329283X
Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book Middle Innings written by Dean A. Sullivan and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2001-02-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dean A. Sullivan presents a fascinating array of provocative, unexpected, and illuminating materials that reveal the rich history of baseball. The 105 pieces in this work cover such topics as the Merkle Boner, Jim Thorpe, Christy Mathewson, the Black Sox scandal, Lou Gehrig, the death of Ray Chapman, Ty Cobb, Dizzy Dean, and more from the storied major leagues. Lesser-known treasures celebrate semipro teams, boys' baseball fiction, Japanese baseball, college ball, black baseball, the minor leagues, women's teams, and other facets of the wonderful game of baseball.

Nine Innings for the King

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ISBN 10 : 9781476620176
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book Nine Innings for the King written by Jim Leeke and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-10-14 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On a sunny Fourth of July during World War I, King George V went out to a ball game. Along with Queen Mary and other royalty, Winston Churchill, dozens of VIPs, thousands of troops and ordinary Londoners, the monarch cheered an extraordinary “baseball match” between American soldiers and sailors. This historic event helped solidify the transatlantic alliance that was vital to winning the war. The game itself was a thriller, reported throughout the English-speaking world. The players ranged from kids fresh off the sandlots to a handful of major and minor leaguers and a future Hall of Famer. The two veteran pitchers went the distance, the outcome in doubt until the last batter. Drawing on American and British sources and game-day coverage, this first-ever full account of the “King’s game” records every play and explores the lives of several players. The author provides a brief history of the Anglo-American Baseball League and armed forces baseball played in England, France and the United States during the Great War.

Late Innings

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Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN 10 : 9781504081665
Pages : 495 pages
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Download or read book Late Innings written by Roger Angell and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2023-01-24 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The acclaimed New Yorker sportswriter examines the inner working of professional baseball, in these essays from the spring of 1977 to the summer of 1981. Late Innings takes fans far beyond the stadium view of the field and into the substrata of baseball as it is experienced by the people who make it happen. Celebrated as one of the game’s finest chroniclers, Roger Angell shares his commentary on the money, fame, power, traditions, and social aspects of baseball during the late seventies and early eighties. Covering monumental events such as Reggie Jackson’s three World Series home runs and the bitter ordeal of the 1981 players’ strike, Angell offers a timeless perspective on the world of baseball to be enjoyed by fans of all ages.

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.

Baseball's Longest Games

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ISBN 10 : 9780786457342
Pages : 370 pages
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Download or read book Baseball's Longest Games written by Philip J. Lowry and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-04-23 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Baseball is the only major team sport that doesn’t feature a clock, and there’s a familiar saying among fans that as long as outs remain, the game can, theoretically, go on forever. Every now and again, it nearly does, as author Phil Lowry demonstrates. The product of more than four decades of research, this book catalogs baseball games from around the world and throughout history that lasted 20 or more innings, stretched five or more hours, or ended after 1:00 am. Lowry also examines probability models to predict how often games of unusual length will occur.

Seventh Inning Stretch

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ISBN 10 : 9780762762637
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book Seventh Inning Stretch written by Josh Pahigian and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010-03-16 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Seventh Inning Stretch, by noted baseball expert Josh Pahigian addresses all of the most interesting baseball arguments, however frivolous, that fans have been engaging in for decades, and even a few they may have never stopped to consider before.

Going the Distance

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ISBN 10 : 9781438447988
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book Going the Distance written by Michael Joyce and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: His major league baseball dreams dashed, a former pitcher returns home to make a life or death family decision.

The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9781439103777
Pages : 496 pages
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Download or read book The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers written by Bill James and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-06-16 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Thar's Joy in Braveland

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ISBN 10 : 9781933599724
Pages : 330 pages
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Download or read book Thar's Joy in Braveland written by Saul Wisnia and published by SABR, Inc.. This book was released on 2014-04-07 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "You talk about destiny, well, you can't rule that out. We were hard-nosed and that showed up in 1957." -- Braves catcher Del Crandall to editor Gregory H. Wolf Few teams in baseball history have captured the hearts of their fans like the Milwaukee Braves of the 19505. During the Braves' 13-year tenure in Milwaukee (1953-1965), they had a winning record every season, won two consecutive NL pennants (1957 and 1958), lost two more in the final week of the season (1956 and 1959), and set big-league attendance records along the way. This book celebrates the Milwaukee Braves' historic 1957 World Series championship season. Led by the bats of National League Most Valuable Player Henry Aaron and slugging third baseman Eddie Mathews and the "Big Three" pitching trio (Cy Young Award winner Warren Spahn, Lew Burdette, and Bob Buhl) the Braves won 95 games. The team enjoyed standout seasons by shortstop Johnny Logan, outfielder Wes Covington, and catcher Del Crandall And GM John Quinn pulled off the biggest trade of the summer, acquiring All-Star second baseman Red Schoendienst from the New York Giants. The Braves cemented their place in history by defeating the New York Yankees in the World Series. In one of the greatest performances in the history of the fall classic, crafty Lew Burdette tossed his second consecutive shutout (and third complete game) to defeat the Bronx Bombers in Game Seven, in Yankee Stadium. A collaborative effort of 32 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves portrays that memorable team with life stories of all of the roster players, the manager and coaching staff, the owner, the general manager, and sportswriters and radio announcers. Summaries of the regular season and World Series re-create the magic of that unforgettable season. Table of Contents: Introduction:The Milwaukee Braves Make History by Gregory H Wolf From Yawkey to Milwaukee: Lou Perini Makes his Move by Saul Wisnia THE BRAVES Henry “Hank” Aaron by William Johnson Joe Adcock by Gregory H Wolf Bill Bruton by John Harry Stahl Bob Buhl by Gregory H Wolf Lew Burdette by Alex Kupfer Dick Cole by Doug Engleman Gene Conley by John R Husman Wes Covington by Andy Sturgill Del Crandall by Gregory H Wolf Ray Crone by Gregory H Wolf John DeMerit by Steven Schmitt Harry Hanebrink by Andy Sturgill Bob Hazle by Nancy Snell Griffith Joey Jay by Joe Wancho Ernie Johnson by Dana Sprague Dave Jolly by Chip Greene Nippy Jones by Dan Fields Johnny Logan by Bob Buege Bobby Malkmus by Gregory H Wolf Felix Mantilla by Rick Schabowski Eddie Mathews by David Fleitz Don McMahon by John Vorperian Red Murff by Michael J Bielawa Danny O’Connell by Mel Marmer Andy Pafko by Dale Voiss Phil Paine by Chip Greene Taylor Phillips by Rick Schabowski Juan Pizarro by Rory Costello Del Rice by Norm King Mel Roach by David Fleitz Carl Sawatski by Gregory H Wolf Red Schoendienst by Kristen Lokemoen Ray Shearer by William Johnson Warren Spahn by Jim Kaplan Chuck Tanner by Dan Fields Hawk Taylor by Steven Schmitt Bobby Thomson by Jeff Findley Frank Torre by Norm King Bob Trowbridge by Nancy Snell Griffith THE MANAGER Fred Haney by Jim Gordon THE COACHES Bob Keely by Gregory H Wolf Johnny Riddle by Nancy Snell Griffith Charlie Root by Gregory H Wolf Connie Ryan by John McMurray GENERAL MANAGER John Quinn by Rory Costello County Stadium by Gregg Hoffmann Jane Jarvis by Rory Costello THE SPORTSWRITERS Headlines and Deadlines: Wordsmiths of the Braves by Bob Buege Lou Chapman by Bob Buege Red Thisted by Bob Buege Bob Wolf by Bob Buege RADIO ANNOUNCERS Voices of the Braves: Blaine Walsh and Earl Gillespie by Bob Buege REGULAR SEASON SUMMARY The Milwaukee Braves Season Timeline and Summary by Gregory H Wolf WORLD SERIES SUMMARY World Series Summary by Norm King By the Numbers: Milwaukee Braves in 1957 by Dan Fields Thirteen Years of Magic by Bob Buege

100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Publisher : Triumph Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781617494925
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book 100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die written by Alex Halsted and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2011-03-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die will help fans of the Twin Cities' favorite franchise get the most out of being a fan. It takes 50 years of Twins history and distills it to the absolute best and most compelling, identifying in an informative, lively, and illuminating way the personalities, events, and facts every Twins fan should know without hesitation. Numbers with huge impact, such as 34, .388, and 1987; nicknames such as Puck and Kitty and Tony-O.

Early Baseball in New Orleans

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ISBN 10 : 9781476635989
Pages : 271 pages
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Download or read book Early Baseball in New Orleans written by S. Derby Gisclair and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-03-11 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 1800s, New Orleans' local economy evolved from rural-agrarian into urban-industrial. With this transformation came newfound leisure time, which birthed the concept of organized sport. Though first considered a game for children, baseball became New Orleans' most popular pastime, and by 1859, numerous baseball clubs had been established in the city. This book traces the development of baseball in New Orleans from its earliest recorded games in 1859 through the end of the 19th century, with a particular focus on the New Orleans Pelicans.

Base Ball on the Western Reserve

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ISBN 10 : 9780786430673
Pages : 339 pages
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Download or read book Base Ball on the Western Reserve written by James M. Egan, Jr. and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2008-05-21 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cleveland and the surrounding area was home to one of the earliest and most active baseball scenes outside of the eastern seaboard. This extraordinarily detailed history combines author commentary with first-hand accounts to document baseball's rapid development and popularization in the region during the decades following the Civil War. Ordered chronologically and then geographically by town, chapters follow the game's rise from the earliest reports on ball in 1841, to the era of loosely organized, town-to-town rivalries and semipro clubs, and finally through the early era of the professional, and eventually major league, sport.

Baseball GPA

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ISBN 10 : 9781476601236
Pages : 268 pages
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Download or read book Baseball GPA written by David P. Gerard and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gross Productivity Average, or GPA, is a new baseball statistic that measures performance. Accounting for the effect that each plate appearance or baserunning play has on scoring opportunities, it is reported on a scale similar to that for batting average, making it easy for the average fan to understand. Beginning with a detailed explanation of the statistic and its derivation, the book identifies, in Part II, historical patterns in league-average GPA (even the steroids effect is quantified). Practical applications are then explored, as GPA is used in Part III to settle long-running arguments about strategy and in Part IV to reassess players and awards voting from 1952 to 2012.

Baseball and the Blame Game

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ISBN 10 : 9780786429066
Pages : 229 pages
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Download or read book Baseball and the Blame Game written by John Billheimer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2007-07-02 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most baseball fans know what links Fred Merkle, Fred Snodgrass, Mickey Owen and Bill Buckner. It's a pantheon of public failure. They would be harder put to say what links Eric Byrnes, Tony Fernandez, and Babe Ruth, though these players made misplays every bit as egregious. In this smart, highly readable history of scapegoating, John Billheimer identifies the elements that combine to condemn one player to a life sentence while another gets a wrist slap for the same offense. As it turns out, the difference between a lower-case e in some forgotten box score and a lifetime of ignominy can hinge on a number of factors, including timing, geography, reputation, misunderstanding, media bias, and just plain bad luck.

The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers

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ISBN 10 : 9780520971141
Pages : 321 pages
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Download or read book The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers written by William W. Kelly and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2018-11-13 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Baseball has been Japan's most popular sport for over a century. The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers analyzes Japanese baseball ethnographically by focusing on a single professional team, the Hanshin Tigers. For over fifty years, the Tigers have been the one of the country’s most watched and talked-about professional baseball teams, second only to their powerful rivals, the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. Despite a largely losing record, perennial frustration, and infighting among players, the Tigers remain overwhelming sentimental favorites in many parts of the country. This book analyzes the Hanshin Tiger phenomenon, and offers an account of why it has long been so compelling and instructive. Author William Kelly argues that the Tigers represent what he calls a sportsworld —a collective product of the actions of players, coaching staff, management, media, and millions of passionate fans. The team has come to symbolize a powerful counter-narrative to idealized notions of Japanese workplace relations. The Tigers are savored as a melodramatic representation of real corporate life, rife with rivalries and office politics familiar to every Japanese worker. And playing in a historic stadium on the edge of Osaka, they carry the hopes and frustrations of Japan’s second city against the all-powerful capital.

Field Guide to Covering Sports

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ISBN 10 : 9781506315706
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book Field Guide to Covering Sports written by Joe Gisondi and published by CQ Press. This book was released on 2017-08-08 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transform yourself from sports fan to professional sports journalist Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition goes beyond general guidance about sports writing, offering readers practical advice on covering 20 specific sports. From auto racing to wrestling, author Joe Gisondi gives tips on the seemingly straightforward—like where to stand on the sideline and how to identify a key player—along with the more specialized—such as figuring out shot selection in lacrosse and understanding a coxswain’s call for a harder stroke in rowing. In the new Second Edition, readers also explore sports reporting across multimedia platforms, developing a foundational understanding for social media, mobile media, visual storytelling, writing for television and radio, and applying sabermetrics. Fully revised with new examples and updated information to give readers confidence in covering just about any game, match, meet, race, regatta or tournament, Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition is the ideal go-to resource to have on hand when mastering the beat.

Tales From Orioles Nation

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ISBN 10 : 9781312432116
Pages : 209 pages
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Download or read book Tales From Orioles Nation written by Bill Pemstein and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-08-13 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Pemstein's first book, A Stone's Throw, detailed the wondrous 1980 season of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Stone. Pemstein's back with a whimsical collection of vignettes in Tales from Orioles Nation. Sure, there's a lot on Frank, Brooks, Boog and all the Orioles' stars from that era when Baltimore was the model franchise in the Major Leagues. From the three-headed monster of John Lowenstein, Gary Roenicke and Benny Ayala to the speedy Al Bumbry to the 21-game losing streak and the comeback year of 1989, it's all here. Orioles fans rejoice. Even former Pirates bullpen ace Kent Tekulve gets a word in.