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The Baseball Book Of Why by John McCollister

Title The Baseball Book of Why
Author John McCollister
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2020-04-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781493048885
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why do we sometimes refer to a left-handed pitcher as a “southpaw?” Why are major league pitchers normally limited to 100 pitches per game? Why was Jack Roosevelt Robinson the first African-American ever to play as part of an official lineup for a team in Major League Baseball? Why is a baseball field sometimes referred to as a diamond? This book provides over 100 questions and detailed answers concerning the traditions, rules, and history of the national pastime. Organized by the sport’s five eras—Dead Ball, Live Ball, Golden Age, Expansion, and Steroid Era—it answers questions about hitting, pitching, fielding, base running, managing, scouting and ownership that vex even the most ardent fans of the game. Moreover, this book is an appreciation of how baseball’s traditions began.

The Baseball Book Of Why by John McCollister

Title The Baseball Book of Why
Author John McCollister
Publisher Lyons Press
Release Date 2020-02-20
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1493048872
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Why do we sometimes refer to a left-handed pitcher as a "southpaw?" Why are major league pitchers normally limited to 100 pitches per game? Why was Jack Roosevelt Robinson the first African-American ever to play as part of an official lineup for a team in Major League Baseball? Why is a baseball field sometimes referred to as a diamond? This book provides over 100 questions and detailed answers concerning the traditions, rules, and history of the national pastime. Organized by the sport's five eras--Dead Ball, Live Ball, Golden Age, Expansion, and Steroid Era--it answers questions about hitting, pitching, fielding, base running, managing, scouting and ownership that vex even the most ardent fans of the game. Moreover, this book is an appreciation of how baseball's traditions began.

Sports Illustrated Almanac 2007 by Editors of Sports Illustrated

Title Sports Illustrated Almanac 2007
Author Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher Sports Illustrated
Release Date 2006-11-28
Category Reference
Total Pages 864
ISBN 1933405465
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this reference includes statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports.

Title The Ultimate Baseball Book
Author Daniel Okrent
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2000
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 442
ISBN 0618056688
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Traces the history of baseball and offers profiles of the individuals who shaped the game.

Title The Major League Baseball Ultimate Book of Records
Author Major League Baseball
Publisher FENN-M&S
Release Date 2013-10-15
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9780771057359
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since the first pitch was thrown, MLB has tracked the performance of every team and player, documented every hit and measured every home run. And while some plays are part of the everyday game, there are moments in baseball when a player's performance reaches a new level of greatness and new records are made. The Major League Baseball Ultimate Book of Records catalogs the game's most remarkable achievements, as well as some of the less traditional and quirky stats that all play a part in the game. MLB's team of in-house writers, researchers and historians have scoured the history of the game and written the most accurate, complete and definitive record of baseball stats and achievements. Major League Baseball Ultimate Book of Records documents the absolute best of the best and packs each achievement into this lavishly illustrated book where fans will be treated to never-before-seen photographs of their favourite players. Double-page spreads will show Henderson racing to second base to claim the stolen base record, while another full color spread celebrates Bond's crushing hit that set a new threshold for most home-runs. All the records are here, each with an account of events and spectacular photographs that make this truly the most spectacular baseball book ever published.

My First Book Of Baseball by The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids

Title My First Book of Baseball
Author The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Publisher Sports Illustrated Kids
Release Date 2016-04-05
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 1618931679
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

My First Book of Baseball, the second Rookie Book from Sports Illustrated Kids, coaches young kids through the game of baseball with a visual retelling of an actual MLB game--from the first pitch to the game winning hit! Strikes, outs, steals, foul balls, home runs and more are all explained using a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text with engaging graphics, and a full glossary of essential baseball terms and phrases. An illustrated rookie player character also appears on every page, providing fun facts to help the next generation of fans better understand the game. Perfect for beginning readers, My First Book of Baseball is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their young minor league rookies before, during, and after the ball game.

The Baseball by Zack Hample

Title The Baseball
Author Zack Hample
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2011
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 356
ISBN 9780307475459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Examines the history of the baseball, including how it is made and the reasons behind fans' quest to own a ball, and offer tips on how to catch one at a major league park.

My Baseball Book by Gail Gibbons

Title My Baseball Book
Author Gail Gibbons
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2000-03-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 0688171370
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Baseball is fun - let's play! Find all the basics in this lively guide. The markings on a baseball diamond What baseball players wear The positions, from catcher to left fielder The excitement of the pitch The thrill of hitting a home run All these and more are included, with a useful glossary at the end.

Title The Baseball Drill Book
Author Bob Bennett
Publisher Human Kinetics
Release Date 2004
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 309
ISBN 0736050833
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Offers 198 activities for baseball players' training. Covers drills for warm-up, throwing, catching, base running, hitting, pitching, and fielding.

Title Rob Neyer s Big Book of Baseball Blunders
Author Rob Neyer
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2007-11-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781416592143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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BLOOPER: BALL SQUIRTS THROUGH BILLY BUCKNER'S LEGS. BLUNDER: BILLY BUCKNER'S MANAGER LEFT HIM IN THE GAME. Baseball bloopers are fun; they're funny, even. A pitcher slips on the mound and his pitch sails over the backstop. An infielder camps under a pop-up...and the ball lands ten feet away. An outfielder tosses a souvenir to a fan...but that was just the second out, and runners are circling the bases (and laughing). Without these moments, the highlight reels wouldn't be nearly as entertaining. Baseball blunders, however, can be tragic, and they will leave diehard fans asking why...why...why? Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders does its best to answer all those whys, exploring the worst decisions and stupidest moments of managers, general managers, owners, and even commissioners. As he did in his Big Book of Baseball Lineups, Rob Neyer provides readers with a fascinating examination of baseball's rich history, this time through the lens of the game's sometimes hilarious, often depressing, and always perplexing blunders. · Which ill-fated move cost the Chicago White Sox a great hitter and the 1919 World Series? · What was Babe Ruth thinking when he became the first (and still the only) player to end a World Series by getting caught trying to steal? · Did playing one-armed Pete Gray in 1945 cost the Browns a pennant? · How did winning a coin toss lead to the Dodgers losing the National League pennant on Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'round the World"? · How damaging was the Frank Robinson-for-Milt Pappas deal, really? · Which of Red Sox manager Don Zimmer's mistakes in 1978 was the worst? · Which Yankees trade was even worse than swapping Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps? · What non-move cost Buck Showalter a job and gave Joe Torre the opportunity of a lifetime? · Game 7, 2003 ALCS: Pedro winds up to throw his 123rd pitch...what were you thinking? These are just a few of the legendary (and not-so-legendary) blunders that Neyer analyzes, always with an eye on what happened, why it happened, and how it changed the fickle course of history. And in separate chapters, Neyer also reviews some of the game's worst trades and draft picks and closely examines all the teams that fell just short of first place. Another in the series of Neyer's Big Books of baseball history, Baseball Blunders should win a place in every devoted fan's library.

How Baseball Happened by Thomas W. Gilbert

Title How Baseball Happened
Author Thomas W. Gilbert
Publisher Godine+ORM
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 276
ISBN 9781567926880
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The untold story of baseball’s nineteenth-century origins: “a delightful look at a young nation creating a pastime that was love from the first crack of the bat” (Paul Dickson, The Wall Street Journal). You may have heard that Abner Doubleday or Alexander Cartwright invented baseball. Neither did. You may have been told that a club called the Knickerbockers played the first baseball game in 1846. They didn’t. Perhaps you’ve read that baseball’s color line was first crossed by Jackie Robinson in 1947. Nope. Baseball’s true founders don’t have plaques in Cooperstown. They were hundreds of uncredited, ordinary people who played without gloves, facemasks, or performance incentives. Unlike today’s pro athletes, they lived full lives outside of sports. They worked, built businesses, and fought against the South in the Civil War. In this myth-busting history, Thomas W. Gilbert reveals the true beginnings of baseball. Through newspaper accounts, diaries, and other accounts, he explains how it evolved through the mid-nineteenth century into a modern sport of championships, media coverage, and famous stars—all before the first professional league was formed in 1871. Winner of the Casey Award: Best Baseball Book of the Year

Title The Comic Book Story of Baseball
Author Alex Irvine
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release Date 2018-05-08
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780399578953
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A graphic novel-style history of baseball, providing an illustrated look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport. This graphic novel steps up to the plate and covers all the bases in illustrating the origin of America's national pastime, presenting a complete look at the beginnings (both real and legendary), developments, triumphs, and tragedies of baseball. It also breaks down the cultural impact and significance of the sport both in America and overseas (including Japan, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic), from the early days of America to the flying W outside Wrigley Field in 2016. Featuring members of Baseball's Hall of Fame and modern day stand-outs—including Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, the 1930s New York Yankees, the 2004 Boston Red Sox, the 2016 Chicago Cubs, and more—The Comic Book Story of Baseball spotlights the players, teams, games, and moments that built the sport's legacy and ensured its popularity.

The Lords Of The Realm by John Helyar

Title The Lords of the Realm
Author John Helyar
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2011-07-27
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9780307801425
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The ultimate chronicle of the games behind the game."—The New York Times Book Review Baseball has always inspired rhapsodic elegies on the glory of man and golden memories of wonderful times. But what you see on the field is only half the game. In this fascinating, colorful chronicle—based on hundreds of interviews and years of research and digging—John Helyar brings to vivid life the extraordinary people and dramatic events that shaped America's favorite pastime, from the dead-ball days at the turn of the century through the great strike of 1994. Witness zealous Judge Landis banish eight players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, after the infamous "Black Sox" scandal; the flamboyant A's owner Charlie Finley wheel and deal his star players, Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers, like a deck of cards; the hysterical bidding war of coveted free agent Catfish Hunter; the chain-smoking romantic, A. Bartlett Giamatti, locking horns with Pete Rose during his gambling days of summer; and much more. Praise for The Lords of the Realm "A must-read for baseball fans . . . reads like a suspense novel."—Kirkus Reviews "Refreshingly hard-headed . . . the only book you'll need to read on the subject."—Newsday "Lots of stories . . . well told, amusing . . . edifying."—The Washington Post

The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn

Title The Boys of Summer
Author Roger Kahn
Publisher Aurum
Release Date 2013-08-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9781781312070
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the colour barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book fathers and sons and about the making of modern America. 'At a point in life when one is through with boyhood, but has not yet discovered how to be a man, it was my fortune to travel with the most marvelously appealing of teams.' Sentimental because it holds such promise, and bittersweet because that promise is past, the first sentence of this masterpiece of sporting literature, first published in the early '70s, sets its tone. The team is the mid-20th-century Brooklyn Dodgers, the team of Robinson and Snyder and Hodges and Reese, a team of great triumph and historical import composed of men whose fragile lives were filled with dignity and pathos. Roger Kahn, who covered that team for the New York Herald Tribune, makes understandable humans of his heroes as he chronicles the dreams and exploits of their young lives, beautifully intertwining them with his own, then recounts how so many of those sweet dreams curdled as the body of these once shining stars grew rusty with age and battered by experience.

The Way Of Baseball by Shawn Green

Title The Way of Baseball
Author Shawn Green
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-06-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781439191200
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author shares lessons he learned throughout his athletic career, explaining how he approached baseball philosophically and learned to be still, live in the present, and achieve mindfulness in spite of challenges and fame.

Bathroom Baseball Book by John Murphy

Title Bathroom Baseball Book
Author John Murphy
Publisher Red Letter Press
Release Date 1989-03
Category Baseball
Total Pages 50
ISBN 0940462087
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Triva featuring our national pastime, baseball.

Circular by Anonim

Title Circular
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1943
Category Agriculture
Total Pages 86
ISBN MINN:30000008500914
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Getting All Of It by Tom Price

Title Getting All of It
Author Tom Price
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-07-23
Category
Total Pages 114
ISBN 1973834316
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Customized for the Salem Volcanoes(Minor League Team in Salem Oregon)This book gets rid of all the myths and misunderstandings of the baseball swing. For the first time in 120 years of baseball, we now fully understand the swing from a precise analytical perspective - - and here it is!There are two books: Book 1 (this book) is the stand-alone manual written specifically (in baseball language) for fans, ballplayers, and coaches of all levels, including Little League coaches and their dads. It carefully walks you through the swing telling you what is happening, how, and why. It's unlike anything you have ever seen in the baseball literature. You'll be amazed. For FANS, certain chapters are written specifically for you, so you (1) know what to watch for during a game; (2) how to classify batters into different styles; and (3) the final chapter describes the styles of different Home Run Kings from Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds. You'll learn lots and enjoy the game that much more.Book 2 is Technical Supplements, which are referenced in Book 1, with lots of graphs and tables - - based on our computer model which exactly matches the swing. Book 2 is for coaches, trainers, weight trainers, as well as teachers and students of the swing. Perfect for a college course!

Title The Spy Who Played Baseball
Author Carrie Jones
Publisher Kar-Ben Publishing
Release Date 2018
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781512458640
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"Biography of Major League Baseball catcher and coach who was a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II"--Provided by publisher.

My First Baseball Book by Sterling Children's

Title My First Baseball Book
Author Sterling Children's
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date 2015-04-07
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 22
ISBN 1454914866
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Baseball. Bat. Glove. Catch. This First Book is a home run!