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Dead Ball

Dead Ball Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480405809
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Blissberg returns to baseball to protect a player who’s on the verge of making historyFifteen years after retiring from baseball, Harvey Blissberg is suffering a bad case of what his girlfriend, Mickey Slavin, calls “sad man-ism” when the owner of his former team, the Providence Jewels, tracks him down. The team’s star, Moss Cooley, is on the verge of shattering Joe DiMaggio’s “unbreakable” fifty-six-game hitting streak. But Cooley has been receiving racist threats, such as a decapitated lawn jockey with a note reading, “escape retribution.” Would Blissberg mind playing bodyguard for a while? When Cooley’s streak ends shy of DiMaggio’s record, the threats and hate mail continue, suggesting that there’s more at stake than preserving a white man’s supreme achievement. Blissberg follows the trail of clues back into the past, and finds that Moss is not the first Cooley man to be persecuted. A determined psychopath is out for Cooley’s neck, and if he has to murder a few ex-ballplayers on the way—so be it.

Set Plays: Organizing and Coaching Dead Ball Situations

Set Plays: Organizing and Coaching Dead Ball Situations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marco Ceccomori
Editor: Reedswain Inc.
ISBN: 1591641594
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Set Plays: Organizing and Coaching Dead Ball Situations by Marco Ceccomori Summary

An in-depth look at the single most important aspect of scoring and preventing goals. Free kicksKick-offsGoal kicksCornersGoalkeeper restarts

Foul Play: Dead Ball

Foul Play: Dead Ball Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Palmer
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141931132
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Foul Play: Dead Ball by Tom Palmer Summary

Russian billionaire Dmitri Tupolev and a mystery Englishman agree to fix an important match in Russia's favour by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But Alex goes against their wishes. His punishment: an 'accidental' car crash and he's out of the return game in Russia. Something is going on with England's replacement goalie, and Danny soon finds himself caught up with the criminals of the footballing underworld. Will he unravel the match-fixing mystery?

BaseballÕs Offensive Greats of the Deadball Era

BaseballÕs Offensive Greats of the Deadball Era Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert E. Kelly
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453583
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BaseballÕs Offensive Greats of the Deadball Era by Robert E. Kelly Summary

Ty Cobb, Nap Lajoie, and Honus Wagner were among the greatest hitters who ever played major league baseball, but how do they stack up against players of other eras and each other? This book employs a statistical analysis of “production per at-bat” to compare 120 top batters by position over a 19-year period when contact, speed and hit-and-run strategy were more valuable than power and home runs. Included are an analysis of each player’s strengths and weaknesses, rankings of the most talented and the most valuable producers, and the selection of an All-Star team for the era.

Ballparks of the Deadball Era

Ballparks of the Deadball Era Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald M. Selter
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786452641
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Ballparks of the Deadball Era by Ronald M. Selter Summary

While most serious fans know that the Deadball Era was characterized by low scoring, aggressive baserunning, and strong pitching, few understand the extent to which ballparks determined the style of play. As it turns out, the general absence of standardization and the ever-changing dimensions, configurations, and ground rules had a profound effect on the game, as offensive production would rise and fall, sometimes dramatically, from year to year. Especially in the early years of the American League, home teams enjoyed an unprecedented advantage over visiting clubs. The 1901 Orioles are a case in point, as the club batted an astounding .325 at Oriole Park IV—some 60 points above their road average and 54 points better than visitors to the park. Organized by major league city, this comprehensive study of Deadball parks and park effects provides fact-filled, data-heavy commentary on all 34 ballparks used by the American and National Leagues from 1901 through 1919. Illustrations and historical photos are included, along with a foreword by Philip J. Lowry and a final chapter that offers an assessment of the overall impact of parks on the era.

In Pursuit of Pennants

In Pursuit of Pennants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark L. Armour,Daniel R. Levitt
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803277113
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In Pursuit of Pennants by Mark L. Armour,Daniel R. Levitt Summary

The 1936 Yankees, the 1963 Dodgers, the 1975 Reds, the 2010 Giants--why do some baseball teams win while others don't? General managers and fans alike have pondered this most important of baseball questions. The Moneyball strategy is not the first example of how new ideas and innovative management have transformed the way teams are assembled. In Pursuit of Pennants examines and analyzes a number of compelling, winning baseball teams over the past hundred-plus years, focusing on their decision making and how they assembled their championship teams. Whether through scouting, integration, instruction, expansion, free agency, or modernizing their management structure, each winning team and each era had its own version of Moneyball, where front office decisions often made the difference. Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt show how these teams succeeded and how they relied on talent both on the field and in the front office. While there is no recipe for guaranteed success in a competitive, ever-changing environment, these teams demonstrate how creatively thinking about one's circumstances can often lead to a competitive advantage. Purchase the audio edition.

The Meaning Of Sports

The Meaning Of Sports Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Mandelbaum
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9780786738847
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In The Meaning of Sports, Michael Mandelbaum, a sports fan who is also one of the nation's preeminent foreign policy thinkers, examines America's century-long love affair with team sports. In keeping with his reputation for writing about big ideas in an illuminating and graceful way, he shows how sports respond to deep human needs; describes the ways in which baseball, football and basketball became national institutions and how they reached their present forms; and covers the evolution of rules, the rise and fall of the most successful teams, and the historical significance of the most famous and influential figures such as Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi, and Michael Jordan. Whether he is writing about baseball as the agrarian game, football as similar to warfare, basketball as the embodiment of post-industrial society, or the moral havoc created by baseball's designated hitter rule, Mandelbaum applies the full force of his learning and wit to subjects about which so many Americans care passionately: the games they played in their youth and continue to follow as adults. By offering a fresh and unconventional perspective on these games, The Meaning of Sports makes for fascinating and rewarding reading both for fans and newcomers.

The Glory of Their Times

The Glory of Their Times Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lawrence S. Ritter
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062309617
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The Glory of Their Times by Lawrence S. Ritter Summary

Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, rawer, more intimate—when giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb ran the bases. In the monumental classic The Glory of Their Times, the golden era of our national pastime comes alive through the vibrant words of those who played and lived the game.

Schrodinger's Ball

Schrodinger's Ball Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Felber
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1588365484
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Schrodinger's Ball by Adam Felber Summary

“Tender, hilarious, and packed with delightful surprises . . . If Einstein and John Cleese had written a novel together, this would be it.”–Joseph Weisberg, author of 10th Grade Four friends set out into the night in Cambridge, Massachusetts, undeterred by the fact that one of them might actually be dead. Deb has perfected the half-hour orgasm. Grant, a geek, desperately desires Deb. Depressed Arlene has just improbably slept with Johnny, their leader, who recently and accidentally shot himself to death. But is he (or anyone) alive or dead until he’s observed to be by someone else? Maybe not, according to Dr. Erwin Schrödinger, the renowned physicist (1887—1961) who is, strangely, still ambling through the Ivy League town, offering opinions and proofs about how our perceptions can bring to life–and, in turn, reduce and destroy–other people and ourselves. And what does Schrödinger have to do with the President of Montana, who just declared war on the rest of the country, or the Harvard Square bag lady who is rewriting the history of the world? What’s the significance of the cat in the box, the “miracle molecule,” or the discarded piece of luncheon meat? Answer: All will collide by the end of this hypersmart, supersexy, madly moving novel that crosses structural inventiveness with easygoing accessibility, the United States with our internal states of being, philosophy with fiction. In Adam Felber’ s dazzling debut, science and humanity collide in a kaleidoscopic story that is as hilarious as death and as heartbreaking as love.

Marion Darche: A Story Without Comment

Marion Darche: A Story Without Comment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: F. Marion Crawford
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465534407
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The Reawakening

The Reawakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Souza
Editor: Permuted Press
ISBN: 161868082X
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The Reawakening by Joseph Souza Summary

A series of terrible things begin to happen when a scientist with a dark past resumes his genetic experiments in a small Maine town. The animals suddenly become aggressive for no apparent reason, attacking anyone within sight, including Rick’s wife. After slaughtering his diseased herd, Rick realizes to his horror that they have come back to life. Soon the farm is under siege by the deranged animals, and a small group of refugees who have assembled in the farmhouse must hunker down and defend themselves against the terrible onslaught of cannibals. The entire town soon becomes filled with the human flesh-eaters, threatening the farmhouse and the survivors within it. But they all have the same message before they reawaken: they are seeking the chosen ones. The onset of winter provides a temporary defense against the army of the dead, but with supplies running low, the survivors realize they must formulate a plan before the arrival of spring and the dreaded melt-off. And as the world outside them descends into total madness, a surprising leader emerges from the group who will hopefully lead them to safety.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Faucher
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071503862
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The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball by David Faucher Summary

David G. Faucher shares his successful "full-participation model" of coaching youth basketball in this Baffled Parent's Guide. Faucher, the head coach of the men's basketball team at Dartmouth College, covers creating good habits, offensive skills and defensive basics, dealing with parents, first aid and safety, and game rules.

English / Finnish Dictionary

English / Finnish Dictionary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph D. Lesser
Editor: Joseph D. Lesser
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English / Finnish Dictionary by Joseph D. Lesser Summary

This practical dictionary of the Finnish language contains over 90,000 entries in a concise, easy-to-use format. The direction of the translation is from English to Finnish. It offers a broad vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms for holidays or for use as a classic reference work.

A Quarter Past Dead (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 3)

A Quarter Past Dead (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 3) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: TP Fielden
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008193797
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A Quarter Past Dead (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 3) by TP Fielden Summary

‘One of the best in the genre’ THE SUN ‘A fabulously satisfying addition to the canon of vintage crime’ DAILY EXPRESS ‘A delicious adventure’ DAILY MAIL on The Riviera Express *** Murder can strike at any hour...

Shielding The Truth

Shielding The Truth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurie Daley,Michael Panckridge
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730444384
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Shielding The Truth by Laurie Daley,Michael Panckridge Summary

Michael Panckridge, author of the toby Jones cricketing series, joins forces with Australian Rugby League legend Laurie Daly to bring us an exciting new sporting series - League of Legends. Sam Davies loves rugby league more than anything - and now he's been chosen to train in the Country squad! He loves league so much that he even sneaks out to watch the Salamanders, his most despised team, play - any football is better than no football. Sneaking out leads to serious complications when Sam witnesses something on the way home from the match that is somehow tied up with the Salamanders football team and the missing Fogherty Shield. Something really weird is going on, and with the help of his friends, Sam is determined to find out just what it si. But in the process it looks like might end up discovering more than he's bargained for ... Ages: 10-13 years

101 Steps to Win the World Cup

101 Steps to Win the World Cup Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cirrus Kazimi
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595874767
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101 Steps to Win the World Cup by Cirrus Kazimi Summary

Never before has so much information and wisdom about playing and coaching the game of soccer (Football) have been collected and processed in one book. From; who is the right player to who is the right coach for this job, to how to develop your player's technique. From team tactical skills, to how to manipulate time and space and restarts and how to meet the physical demands of the game and become a faster player. The player's diet and the psychology of the game and every conceivable aspect of the game and coaching is discussed in this book. Our mission is to promote the sport of soccer (Football) while at the same time providing an educational environment for individuals at the highest level of the game to improve their approach to playing and coaching skills. It is a book you will go back to over and over to get more information. It is a corner stone for every soccer player and coaches' library.

To Timbuktu for a Haircut

To Timbuktu for a Haircut Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Antonson
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626364885
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To Timbuktu for a Haircut by Rick Antonson Summary

Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendor and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name – a flippant tag for “the most remote place on earth.” With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour train ride, a swindling travel agent, “Third World, three-lane” roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat before finally reaching Timbuktu. Rick narrates the history of this elusive destination through the teachings of his Malian guide Zak, and encounters with stranded tourists, a camel owner, a riverboat captain, and the people who call Timbuktu home. Antonson’s eloquence and quiet wit highlight the city’s myths—the centuries old capital and traveler’s dream—as well as its realities: A city gripped by poverty, where historic treasures lie close to the sands of destruction. Indeed, some 700,000 ancient manuscripts remain there, endangered. Both a travelogue and a history of a place long forgotten, To Timbuktu for a Haircut emerges as a plea to preserve the past and open cultural dialogues on a global scale. The second edition of this important book outlines the volatile political situations in Timbuktu following the spring 2012 military coup in Mali and the subsequent capture of the city by Islamic extremists. Literally, it is a race against time to save the city’s irreplaceable artifacts, mosques, and monuments, and to understand why Timbuktu’s past is essential to the future of Africa.

The Gashouse Gang

The Gashouse Gang Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Heidenry
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586485989
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The Gashouse Gang by John Heidenry Summary

With The Gashouse Gang, John Heidenry delivers the definitive account of one the greatest and most colorful baseball teams of all times, the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals, filled with larger-than-life baseball personalities like Branch Rickey, Leo Durocher, Pepper Martin, Casey Stengel, Satchel Paige, Frankie Frisch, and—especially— the eccentric good ol' boy and great pitcher Dizzy Dean and his brother Paul. The year 1934 marked the lowest point of the Great Depression, when the U.S. went off the gold standard, banks collapsed by the score, and millions of Americans were out of work. Epic baseball feats offered welcome relief from the hardships of daily life. The Gashouse Gang, the brilliant culmination of a dream by its general manager, Branch Rickey, the first to envision a farm system that would acquire and "educate" young players in the art of baseball, was adored by the nation, who saw itself—scruffy, proud, and unbeatable—in the Gang. Based on original research and told in entertaining narrative style, The Gashouse Gang brings a bygone era and a cast full of vivid personalities to life and unearths a treasure trove of baseball lore that will delight any fan of the great American pastime.