The Ninth Inning

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Download or read book The Ninth Inning written by J. Sterling and published by . This book was released on 2020-03-30 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times Bestselling Author, J. Sterling is back with a fresh new baseball romance series you won't want to miss! No one writes baseball like Sterling, Cole Anders is in his last season at Fullton State. If he doesn't get drafted this year, he'll be forced to hang up his cleats for good. It's not something he's ready to do.To prove he's serious about his final season, he's given up girls. No more casual hookups, dates or one-night stands. But there's one girl who has always refused to give up on him. One girl who has been there since the start of Freshman year. One girl he stupidly assumed would always be waiting for him when he got off the field, no matter how long it took.Christina Traver's has had enough of Cole pushing her aside for baseball. She's grown tired of waiting for him to see what she's known since they were freshmen... that they belong together. She's finally moved on.Cole has other ideas, but she refuses to cave. It's not her problem if he wants her now. Too little too late.There comes a point in your life when you have to stop the incessant merry-go-round and just get off the ride, right? Try telling that to Col

Nolan Ryan

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ISBN 10 : 1571672583
Pages : 196 pages
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Download or read book Nolan Ryan written by Rob Rains and published by Sports Publishing LLC. This book was released on 1998-12 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nolan Ryan: From Alvin to Cooperstown is a collection of articles and rare photographs from the archives of The Sporting News. With Ryan's 1999 induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, this book is the first to capture his entire career in pictures with the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers.

The Book

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ISBN 10 : 9781597971294
Pages : 387 pages
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Download or read book The Book written by Tom M. Tango and published by Potomac Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2007 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by three esteemed baseball statisticians, "The Book" continues where the legendary Bill James?'s "Baseball Abstracts" and Palmer and Thorn?'s "The Hidden Game of Baseball" left off more than twenty years ago. Continuing in the grand tradition of sabermetrics, the authors provide a revolutionary way to think about baseball with principles that can be applied at every level, from high school to the major leagues.Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, and Andrew Dolphin cover topics such as batting and pitching matchups, platooning, the benefits and risks of intentional walks and sacrifices, the legitimacy of alleged ?clutch? hitters, and many of baseball?'s other theories on hitting, fielding, pitching, and even baserunning. They analyze when a strategy is a good idea and when it?'s a bad idea, and how to more closely watch the ?inside? game of baseball.Whenever you hear an announcer talk about the ?unwritten rule? or say that so-and-so is going ?by the book? in bringing in a situational substitute, "The Book" reviews the facts and determines what the real case is. If you want to know what the folks in baseball should be doing, find out in "The Book,"

The Ninth Inning

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ISBN 10 : 9781945042256
Pages : 157 pages
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Download or read book The Ninth Inning written by J. Sterling and published by J. Sterling. This book was released on 2020-04-10 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times Bestselling author J. Sterling is BACK with a brand new baseball series! "This is sports romance at its best! I was hooked from the first page! Cole & Christina's romance is my new favorite." - Claire Contreras, NYT Bestselling Author "The Ninth Inning is a home run! The first book in the Boys of Baseball is classic Sterling- hot baseball players, college antics, lots of angst and a crazy-against-all-odds love!" - Jillian Dodd, USA Today Bestselling Author Cole Anders is in his last season at Fullton State. If he doesn’t get drafted this year, he’ll be forced to hang up his cleats for good. It's not something he’s ready to do. To prove he’s serious about his final season, he’s given up girls. No more casual hookups, dates or one-night stands. But there's one girl who has always refused to give up on him. One girl who has been there since the start of Freshman year. One girl he stupidly assumed would always be waiting for him when he got off the field, no matter how long it took. Christina's had enough of Cole pushing her aside for baseball. She’s grown tired of waiting for him to see what she’s known since they were freshmen… that they are good together. She’s finally moved on- for good this time. Cole has other ideas, but she refuses to cave. It’s not her problem if he wants her now. Too little too late. There comes a point in your life when you have to stop the incessant merry-go-round and just get off the ride, right? Try telling that to Cole.

Player Won-Lost Records in Baseball

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ISBN 10 : 9781476670249
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Download or read book Player Won-Lost Records in Baseball written by Tom Thress and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-09-11 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Baseball analysts often criticize pitcher win-loss records as a poor measure of pitcher performance, as wins are the product of team performance. Fans criticize WAR (Wins Above Replacement) because it takes in theoretical rather than actual wins. Player won-lost records bridge the gap between these two schools of thought, giving credit to all players for what they do--without credit or blame for teammates' performance--and measuring contributions to actual team wins and losses. The result is a statistic of player value that quantifies all aspects of individual performance, allowing for robust comparisons between players across different positions and different seasons. Using play-by-play data, this book examines players' won-lost records in Major League Baseball from 1930 through 2015.

Shift

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ISBN 10 : 9781641250139
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Download or read book Shift written by Russell Carleton and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2018-04-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With its three-hour-long contests, 162-game seasons, and countless measurable variables, baseball is a sport which lends itself to self-reflection and obsessive analysis. It's a thinking game. It's also a shifting game. Nowhere is this more evident than in the statistical revolution which has swept through the pastime in recent years, bringing metrics like WAR, OPS, and BABIP into front offices and living rooms alike. So what's on the horizon for a game that is constantly evolving? Positioned at the crossroads of sabermetrics and cognitive science, The Shift alters the trajectory of both traditional and analytics-based baseball thought. With a background in clinical psychology as well as experience in major league front offices, Baseball Prospectus' Russell Carleton illuminates advanced statistics and challenges cultural assumptions, demonstrating along the way that data and logic need not be at odds with the human elements of baseball—in fact, they're inextricably intertwined. Covering topics ranging from infield shifts to paradigm shifts, Carleton writes with verve, honesty, and an engaging style, inviting all those who love the game to examine it deeply and maybe a little differently. Data becomes digestible; intangibles are rendered not only accessible, but quantifiable. Casual fans and statheads alike will not want to miss this compelling meditation on what makes baseball tick.

The Last Nine Innings

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ISBN 10 : 9781402248801
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book The Last Nine Innings written by Charles Euchner and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2007-02-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Last Nine Innings is the last word on the inside of baseball. It's full of wonderful revelations and perceptions that help us understand the game in ways that we might never have imagined. Charlie Euchner has done a marvelous job in getting players to talk, simply, about how they play, and we're the wiser for it." -Frank Deford "Charlie takes an unorthodox approach to an emotional week and succeeds at finding the heart of both the tension of the World Series and the technical foundations of the baseball profession. This is a different book, in a very good way." -Howard Bryant, the Washington Post, and author of Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball "The lengthy description of game 7 makes for dramatic reading, and the interviews with key players from that game add a human dimension." -Booklist "I enjoyed Charles's book. It's an interesting read, rich in thought-provoking detail and context, in the manner of Malcolm Gladwell. He deftly pulls off a difficult double play: educating the serious fan while entertaining the casual one." -Tom Verducci, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated "The Last Nine Innings is entertaining, engaging and enlightening. You'll never watch a baseball game the same way." -Andrew Zimbalist, author of Baseball and Billions: A Probing Look Inside the Big Business of Our National Pastime and Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College "Memo to ESPN analysts, FOX color announcers and daily baseball scribes: stop telling us about who had a haircut, who didn't have a haircut and who collects stamps. Rip out the red thread on the baseball, peel back the cowhide and talk about all the stuff that's wound up inside the game. That's what Charles Euchner does in The Last Nine Innings and it's fascinating." -Leigh Montville, author of Ted Williams, Biography of an American Hero and Why Not Us?: The 86-Year Journey of the Boston Red Sox Fans from Unparalleled Suffering to the Promised Land of the 2004 World Series The Great American Pastime has changed. For the first time in the history of the game, the three major forces that drive the evolution of modern pro baseball-The Triple Revolution-is revealed: The Triple Revolution: (1) Globalization of Recruiting and Business (2) Scientific Analysis & Reduction of Physical Baseball Movements (3) Evolution Effect of Modernized Stat-Crunching Charles Euchner uses a dramatic moment-by-moment narrative of the seventh game of the 2001 World Series between the Yankees and the Diamondbacks to display the Triple Revolution; and to reveal the hidden dimensions of the "game within the game": From pitching motions to batting styles, from fielding and base-running, to training and strategy. Euchner uses extensive interviews with all the players from this modern classic to produce a comprehensive view of the game that will fascinate casual fans, and stimulate baseball experts. The insider narrative includes Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter, Tino Martinez, Luis Gonzalez and Curt Schilling, along with the game's coaches, managers, support staff, even medical researchers and top game stats experts. Among the questions answered: What is the ideal pitching motion? How can we judge defensive performance? What makes managers succeed and fail? What changes the odds over the course of the game? And much more. Whether a recreational fans, or serious student of the game, The Last Nine Innings enlightens; as baseball author Andrew Zimbalist writes, "You'll never watch a baseball game the same way."

Facing Mariano Rivera

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ISBN 10 : 9781613216682
Pages : 288 pages
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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.

Innings

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ISBN 10 : 9781728305240
Pages : 152 pages
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Download or read book Innings written by Mike Robertson and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2019-03-28 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author has played recreational baseball of one kind or another for almost sixty years. He has worn the uniforms of more than a dozen teams over that period—sometimes noticeably, sometimes competently, and a scant few times almost disgracefully. Included in this narrative is a history of his almost thirty years of playing for one of the founding teams of the National Capital Baseball League—one of the largest, if not the largest, recreational baseball league in the country. Innings is an account of the author’s participation in a game that for him, regardless of his skill in playing it, has almost been a vocation.

Nine Innings

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ISBN 10 : 9781450239615
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Download or read book Nine Innings written by Lenny Silva and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2010-07-09 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nine Innings: Life Lessons Learned, written for young student athletes and their parents, contains nine chapters, each referenced to coincide with nine innings of a baseball game. This guide provides practical advice from a father, and baseball coach, to help you and your child become mentally tougher, relying on confidence, courage, competitiveness, and continued improvement in order to achieve success in school, sports, and life. Learn how to find the inner strength to improve your life with a positive attitude and proper goal-setting techniques, while stepping out of your comfort zone. In order to achieve all that you want, it’s important to understand that the behavioral changes that you make today will improve who you are tomorrow. This is best accomplished by focusing your energy on the present. Nine Innings: Life Lessons Learned offers practical advice to help young student athletes—and their parents—become more confident, street-smart, mentally strong, positive, focused, and successful.

Baseball's Great Hispanic Pitchers

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ISBN 10 : 9780786479757
Pages : 317 pages
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Download or read book Baseball's Great Hispanic Pitchers written by Lou Hernández and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

The Ninth Inning

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ISBN 10 : 1988647231
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Download or read book The Ninth Inning written by Jerry (Zaza) Bader and published by . This book was released on 2017-08-24 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A baseball story with a nifty rhyme and colorful illustrations. It is the perfect book for young boys and girls who like baseball. It is time for a new positive take on the classic tale of a baseball hero.

Mets Journal

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ISBN 10 : 9781578604746
Pages : 337 pages
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Download or read book Mets Journal written by John Snyder and published by Clerisy Press. This book was released on 2011-04-28 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Baseball fans will have their hands full well beyond the season of America's favorite game. Dividing the team's history into decades, years, and even days, Mets Journal offers hitting and pitching highlights, team and player stat

Tip O'Neill and the St. Louis Browns of 1887

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ISBN 10 : 9781476672908
Pages : 252 pages
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Download or read book Tip O'Neill and the St. Louis Browns of 1887 written by Dennis Thiessen and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-06-19 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1887, Tip O'Neill, left fielder for the St. Louis Browns, won the American Association batting championship with a .492 average--the highest ever for a single season in the Major Leagues. Yet his record was set during a season when a base on balls counted as a hit and a time at bat. Over the next 130 years, the debate about O'Neill's "correct" average diverted attention from the other batting feats of his record-breaking season, including numerous multi-hit games, streaks and long hits, as well as two cycles and the triple crown. The Browns entered 1887 as the champions of St. Louis, the American Association and the world. Following the lead set by their manager, Charles Comiskey, the Browns did "anything to win," combining skill with an aggressive style of play that included noisy coaching, incessant kicking, trickery and rough play. O'Neill did "everything to win" at the plate, leaving the no-holds-barred tactics to his rowdier teammates.

Drama and Pride in the Gateway City

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ISBN 10 : 9780803243729
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Download or read book Drama and Pride in the Gateway City written by Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2013-04-01 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By 1964 the storied St. Louis Cardinals had gone seventeen years without so much as a pennant. Things began to turn around in 1953, when August A. Busch Jr. bought the team and famously asked where all the black players were. Under the leadership of men like Bing Devine and Johnny Keane, the Cardinals began signing talented players regardless of color, and slowly their star started to rise again. Drama and Pride in the Gateway City commemorates the team that Bing Devine built, the 1964 team that prevailed in one of the tightest three-way pennant races of all time and then went on to win the World Series, beating the New York Yankees in the full seven games. All the men come alive in these pages—pitchers Ray Sadecki and Bob Gibson, players Lou Brock, Curt Flood, and Bobby Shantz, manager Johnny Keane, his coaches, the Cardinals’ broadcasters, and Bill White, who would one day run the entire National League—along with the dramatic events that made the 1964 Cardinals such a memorable club in a memorable year.

Anthology of Statistics in Sports

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ISBN 10 : 0898718384
Pages : 327 pages
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Download or read book Anthology of Statistics in Sports written by Jim Albert and published by SIAM. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The unlikely worlds of sports fans and statisticians collide in this interesting and accessible collection of previously published articles on the use of statistics to analyze sports, which the editors have thoughtfully culled from a variety of American Statistical Association (ASA) publications. Heavily weighted in the areas of competition (rating players and teams, evaluating strategies for victory), the articles vary in mathematical complexity, but most will be accessible to readers with a general knowledge of statistics. Newly written material from the editors and other notable contributors introduces each section of the book, and a chapter with suggestions on using the articles in the classroom is included. Organized by sport to make it easy for readers to find the papers in their particular areas of interest, Anthology of Statistics in Sports contains separate sections devoted to the major North American team sports of baseball, football, basketball, and ice hockey. Two additional sections cover miscellaneous sports and more general issues related to sports and statistics. This book grew from the efforts of members of the ASA Section on Statistics in Sports, which is dedicated to promoting high professional standards in the application of statistics to sports and fostering statistical education in sports.

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.