The Baseball Almanac

Big Bodacious Book of Baseball

Author: Dan Schlossberg

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781572436176

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 574

Providing trivia buffs with many seasons of entertainment, "The Baseball Almanac" covers every aspect of the game, from the hot dog to the hot corner, plus nicknames, quotations, origins, superstitions, and memorable moments. Color photos throughout.
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The Texas League Baseball Almanac

Author: David King,Tom Kayser

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625845219

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4792

Since forming in 1888, the Texas League has produced some of the most beloved American baseball players and seen more than its fair share of colorful events. In 1931, Houston pitcher Dizzy Dean pitched and won both ends of a double-header in Fort Worth, throwing a three-hit shutout in the second game. In 1906, center fielder Tris Speaker pitched for Cleburne to beat Temple 10-3. In 1998, Arkansas' Tyrone Horne hit for the "homer cycle" in San Antonio, finishing to a standing ovation. "The Texas League Baseball Almanac" delivers day by day the record-breaking events, personal triumphs and memorable games that helped to shape baseball in the region. Join authors David King and Tom Kayser on a nine-inning trip down one of minor-league baseball's most historic institutions, both in season and off. .
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Inherited Freedom

A Grandson 's Reflection on World War II Through His Grandfathers' Experiences, and the Translation of Their Service to the Privileges and Ultimate Responsibilities of Later Generations

Author: Tim Drake

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438958900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 5445

My reason for writing this book is multifaceted. First, it is a contemplative look back into a distinctive time in America's history through the lives of my two grandfathers, Maurice Elmer Drake and Archibald Vance Houston; and an examination of their service to our great country during World War II. My life intersected these two men as a result of my parent's loving choice to adopt me as their son at the time of my birth. Second, it is a critical look into our present situation as a nation, as compared to and contrasted with our past, which I undertook with a burning desire due to the personal impact of my grandfathers' service. Lastly, this book is a consideration of the future of this great country as it lies in the hands of my generation and outlines our responsibilities: to protect it and to provide our descendants with the inherited freedom that was earned in blood by the Greatest Generation over sixty years ago. Please visit www.inheritedfreedom.com for more information.
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The 2006 Yankees

The Frustration of a Nation a Fan's Perspective

Author: Scott Trocchia

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440178577

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 80

View: 4171

The New York Yankees are a dynasty, but since the end of the 2001 season, the franchise has slowly lost its power to win or even get to the World Series consistently. This story specifically examines the Yankees 2006 season, one in which the individual players did not form a cohesive team. Through a player by player analysis, the author proves that individual strengths and weaknesses turned into a team meltdown.Could any player on the 2006 roster save his team from shooting itself in the foot?
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The Louisville Baseball Almanac

Author: Philip Von Borries

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614232733

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9118

Though long associated with fine bourbons, riverboats and champion Thoroughbreds, Louisville, Kentucky, is home to another icon--the Louisville slugger. The Louisville Baseball Almanac presents the first-ever comprehensive look at the rich history of professional teams, ballplayers and managers, a history that runs deep within the city. Originally a major-league city that won a pennant in 1890, the early Louisville teams gave rise to a host of legends and eccentrics, in equal measure. And ever since, Louisville has maintained a strong position in baseball history as a top-flight minor league city. Red Sox, Yankee, Dodger, Reds and Cardinals fans--baseball fans --have Louisville to thank for launching the careers of some of the game's most memorable players. Louisville baseball historian Philip Von Borries recounts the breadth of Louisville's ballplaying heritage, his text complemented by numerous vintage photographs.
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The Anatomy of Baseball Nicknames

Author: Ken Melley

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1642143782

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 2296

The Anatomy of Baseball Nicknames is filled with a selection of over seven hundred monikers given athletes, mostly in the game of baseball, that will make for an enjoyable read whether you are a fan of “America’s Game” or not. Be it “the Left Arm of God” or “the Octopus” or “the Gooney Bird,” all of these have been tagged to significant ballplayers in their major league careers. Besides the major leagues, which date back to the late 1800s, there is a wonderful parallel history of Negro Baseball teams, owners, and players and the powerful way in which nicknames were integral to the game. The integration of Major League Baseball, which began in 1947, when Jackie Robinson stepped on the field with the Brooklyn Dodgers, did not end the nickname era. There is also a revealing chapter on girls and women baseball players. The first game between two women’s teams, where the players were paid for their play, dates back to the 1870s. Along with all the nicknames cited, there are over two hundred pictures of players categorized by their nicknames. The reader will recognize and identify with many of these nicknames, but one will find that far too many have been lost to the history of the game.
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The Lean Years of the Yankees, 1965Ð1975

Author: Robert W. Cohen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480395

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 4071

The New York Yankees’ history is filled with great achievements, outstanding performances, and unprecedented success. For more than 40 years, from 1921 to 1964, the Yankees and their fans had much to cheer about—the team won 29 pennants and 20 world championships and featured such greats as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford. Yankee haters waited endlessly for the fall of the seemingly unbeatable team from New York, and finally, in 1965, the Yankees began to flounder. The team didn’t win anything for the next eleven years. Each losing season, from 1965 through 1975, is fully covered in this book. The author maintains that in their long losing streak and mediocrity, the Yankees somehow acquired a more endearing quality that had not previously existed. The team that had once offered its fans Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle and other greats now offered Bill Robinson, Danny Cater, Jerry Kenney and Jake Gibbs, and standouts Bobby Murcer, Mel Stottlemyre, Thurman Munson and Roy White—men who knew the Yankees’ long and glorious history, but also knew first-hand the decade of frustration and disappointment that Yankees players and fans had to live through.
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The Baseball Maniac's Almanac

Author: Bert Randolph Sugar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071442669

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 3076

A fantastic and far-flung compilation of stats, figures, and little-known nuggets about our national pastime An addictive read, sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, The Baseball Maniac's Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser--and absolutely the greatest, most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever compiled-- all verfied for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Renowned sportswriter Bert Sugar, with his trademark tough-guy swagger, presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts about: Individual players and teams Managers • Player relatives The Hall of Fame Annual awards The World Series All-Star Games A list of the all-time statistical leaders for all all the major league teams PLUS: A truly unforgettable "miscellany" section answers such mind-boggling questions as, "Which major-leaguers have palindromic surnames?" and "Which players born under each zodiac sign have hit the most career home runs?"
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Baseballês Retired Numbers

Major and Minor Leagues

Author: Thomas W. Brucato

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786417625

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 853

The retiring of a number to honor a player likely began with the New York Yankees. The Yankees were not the first team to experiment with numbers on uniforms to identify players, but they were the first to wear numbers permanently and retired Lou Gehrig's number 4 in 1939. This book covers retired numbers in baseball's major and minor leagues. In the major league section of the book, a player's name is followed by his retired number, the name of the team that retired it, the year that it was retired, the player's primary position, and the teams he was affiliated with during his playing career. The author then presents a brief summary of the player's career and lists any major awards or honors he won. Retiring numbers in the minor leagues is a bit different; a player who excels in the minors isn't usually with a team for long because he is promoted to the majors. In the minor league section, a player's name is followed by a brief summary of his significance. After both the major and minor league sections, readers will find team-by-team and numerical lists of honored players.
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Baseball Guide

The Ultimate Baseball Almanac

Author: Sporting News

Publisher: Sporting News

ISBN: 9780892048137

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 632

View: 6260

Providing day-by-day 2005 results for every major league team, this is a comprehensive review of the year's highs, lows, and results by league, team, and player with a look to the upcoming 2006 Major League Baseball season.
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Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Author: S. Wagg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230320813

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 7691

The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.
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Structures - Cultures, Geometry, and Energy

Author: Debbie Keiser

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593632681

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Earth is a solid structure on which we live, but it is not unchanging. Forces inside Earth constantly change both the inside and outside of the planet we call home. When students consider the concept of structures, they will discover that the word has many meanings. The books in Prufrock's new Differentiated Curriculum Kits employ a differentiated, integrated curriculum based on broad themes. This all-in-one curriculum helps teachers save planning time, ensure compliance with national standards, and most importantly, pique their students? natural excitement and interest in discovery. By participating in the wide variety of activities in the Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 5, students will discover the structures around them and gain a lifelong desire to learn. Structures Book 2: Cultures, Geometry, and Energy is a book from the Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 5. In this book, students will look at the origins of popular nursery rhymes, as well as their decline in popularity. Students will consider racial barriers in professional sports and the structure of seasons within these sports. Students also will discover that geometry and architecture go hand-in-hand and learn about solar energy, sound energy, and static and moving electricity. Each of these topics will be explored within the concept of structures.
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The 50 Greatest Red Sox Games

Author: Cecilia Tan,Bill Nowlin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471779032

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9407

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Beckett Baseball Almanac #23

Author: Beckett Media

Publisher: Beckett Baseball Almanac

ISBN: 9781936681143

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: N.A

View: 1656

A truly exhaustive compilation of checklists and prices for baseball cards and thousands of baseball-related collectibles. More than one million total items priced! Includes virtually all baseball collectibles produced in the last century - even minor league and international cards. This is the most complete source of its kind, and the ultimate reference source for baseball collectors.
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Oil in Their Blood

Author: Herman K. Trabish

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411676556

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 5065

This historical novel is a matriarch's remembrance of two oil industry families over three generations: In Pennsylvania, as the Civil War ends, oil industry pioneers fight to control the commodity, own the infrastructure and win the wealth; in the 1890s New York City of the Standard Oil barons, the second generation fights corruption and suffers romantic tragedy as the trade goes global; and, caught in the terrible horrors of World War I, the third generation learns what mature love--and oil--really mean to the emerging modern world. In lean, muscular prose and through relentless storytelling, the book (the first in a multivolume saga of oil's history) is a tour of the world's first oil producing regions, from Pennsylvania to Baku to Mesopotamia to Indonesia to Persia to Romania. It weaves hard fact with adventure, romance and melodrama to explore the metaphysical and stark cold truths about love, family, oil and our addiction to it.
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The Baseball Book of why

Author: Dan Schlossberg

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 317

View: 8912

Gathers little-known facts about score-keeping, baseball cards, players, managers, teams, trades, nicknames, jargon, strategy, equipment, and records
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Spiritual Terrorism

Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb

Author: Boyd C. Purcell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434378896

Category: Religion

Page: 504

View: 4389

This book starts by focusing on Medieval creativity and the first, and later attempts at written music, from the earliest days on into the Ars Nova period, so as to show the eventual evolution to Renaissance triadic counterpoint. The second, more important focus is on an adapted set of Species exercises, with all the benefits of its strict rules. The third focus is on freer creativity within the learned rules. The final focus is on the English Madrigal, and how it bridges to Baroque tonality. A prose Appendix historically orients the student with overview summaries of the Renaissance period.
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Behind the Copper Fence

A Lifetime on Timpani

Author: Thomas N. Akins

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622873688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 213

View: 9257

For 26 years I had the best seat in the house - often in the center of the stage, frequently in the spotlight, always in the clear view of conductors and the audience and constantly amid the passions that come with making good music. This is the story of how I got that seat, of many of the highs and a few of the lows that come with sitting there and of some of the wonderful people who shared my journey. Here are the details behind the creation of William Kraft's Timpani Concerto Number One, the mystery of being honored with a titled chair, the fun of playing on the ISO's softball team and the benefits of studying timpani with Freddie, Eddie and Dan. Carnegie Hall became a special place, conductors from Richard Lert to Henry Mancini earned my respect, and I had an insider's view of the major leagues of orchestral music. Away from music, I led another life as a sportscaster, broadcasting games and interviewing many of America's finest athletes. A little of that slips into these pages, too. There was never a dull moment Behind The Copper Fence. keywords: Music, Percussion, Timpani, Memoir, Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke, CCM, Auditions, William Kraft
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Cooperstown Hall of Fame 2007

Author: N.A

Publisher: Publications International

ISBN: 9781412714860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 5957

Induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame is the single greatest accolade a baseball player can receive. Learn about the more than 270 great players, managers, and contributors to baseball that are enshrined at Cooperstown. In-depth biographies and career statistics of more than 270 honorees. Includes longer profiles on the larger than-life legends, such as Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Nolan Ryan.
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