Out At Second

Out at Second PDF
Author: Matt Christopher
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316122947
Size: 14.76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Out At Second

by Matt Christopher, Out At Second Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Out At Second books, Should Manny keep his promise-even if it puts his friend in danger? When the Grizzlies' first basemen is sidelined two days before the playoffs, catcher Manny Griffin and second baseman Stu Fletcher take it upon themselves to help his replacement become a better player. The three practice together and all is going well-until a wild throw hits Stu right in the head! Manny gives his word to keep quiet, but a few days later, Stu starts acting funny. Now Manny faces a difficult decision: should he break his promise and let Stu and the team down... or keep silent and hope that he's not putting Stu in danger? Matt Christopher is the name young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action packed sports novels.


Ebbets Field

Ebbets Field PDF
Author: John G. Zinn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078644827X
Size: 60.79 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Ebbets Field

by John G. Zinn, Ebbets Field Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ebbets Field books, The Ebbets Field volume is the second in McFarland's series on historic ballparks. The book combines articles about the park and the memories of those who went there in any capacity. Essay topics include long time Dodger owner Charles Ebbets, Brooklyn at the opening and closing of the park, the first and last Dodger games at Ebbets Field, black baseball at Ebbets Field, non-baseball events at Ebbets Field and statistical analyses of the park. The memories section includes the reminiscences of Dodger and visiting players as well as fans of all types and ages.


Out At Home

Out at Home PDF
Author: Jeannie St John Taylor
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825497087
Size: 79.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 137
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Out At Home

by Jeannie St John Taylor, Out At Home Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Out At Home books, When his parents separate, thirteen-year-old Dakota will do anything to bring his father home, from trying to become a baseball star to attending church services, but nothing is working and most of his efforts are leading to big trouble.


Princeton Alumni Weekly

Princeton Alumni Weekly PDF
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Publisher: princeton alumni weekly
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Size: 12.60 MB
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It Takes More Than Balls

It Takes More Than Balls PDF
Author: Diedre Silva
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602396310
Size: 26.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 236
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It Takes More Than Balls

by Diedre Silva, It Takes More Than Balls Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download It Takes More Than Balls books, A brilliant analysis of the game of baseball from two women who think everyone should be a baseball fan.


Scapegoats

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Author: Christopher Bell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786480227
Size: 56.42 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Scapegoats

by Christopher Bell, Scapegoats Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Scapegoats books, Everyone wants to be able to perform well at important moments, especially in the world of sports, where both team and individual efforts are necessary for success. A person who does well for the team is praised for his or her contributions. But when the team suffers a loss, especially at a key point in the season, one person is often blamed for it even though the team is just as responsible. This work considers baseball players whose careers have been defined and misrepresented by one moment in which they botched a play, costing their teams an important victory (often a pennant or World Series win), and ever since have taken most of the blame for the team's breakdown. It covers Fred Merkle, whose controversial failure to tag second base after a game-winning single lost the pennant for the Giants in 1908; Fred Snodgrass whose dropped fly ball contributed to the Red Sox's second championship in the 1912 series; Mickey Owen, whose passed ball resulted in the Dodgers losing Game 4 of the 1941 World Series to the Yankees; Ralph Branca, who delivered one of the most talked about home runs in history to Bobby Thomson in the 1951 NLCS; Mike Torrez, whose home run pitch to Bucky Dent was the final, improbable event in the Sox' great collapse of '78; Tom Niedenfuer, whose blown save in the 1985 NLCS cost the Dodgers the pennant; Donnie Moore, the California Angels pitcher remembered for giving up a home run in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS; Bill Buckner, whose E-3 caused him to be blamed for the Red Sox's World Series loss in 1986; and Mitch Williams, blamed for his three-run home run pitch to Joe Carter in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series that lost the world championship for the Phillies.


Ask Hal

Ask Hal PDF
Author: Hal Lebovitz
Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers
ISBN: 1598510347
Size: 58.57 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 181
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Ask Hal

by Hal Lebovitz, Ask Hal Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ask Hal books, A fun and fact-filled collection of baseball Q&As from a legendary sportswriter and rules expert. The popular "Ask Hal" column ran for decades in "The Plain Dealer" and "The Sporting News," answering fans questions about serious, goofy, and bizarre situations on the playing field. This best-of collection is for fans who love to "know it all."


Complete Guide To Slowpitch Softball

Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball PDF
Author: Rainer Martens
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736094067
Size: 61.20 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Complete Guide To Slowpitch Softball

by Rainer Martens, Complete Guide To Slowpitch Softball Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Complete Guide To Slowpitch Softball books, Hall of Famer Rainer Martens has been playing softball for over 45 years. He currently coaches and plays for the Florida Legends—winners of over 80 national championships in the last 20 years. Although many books focus on fastpitch softball, this is the first comprehensive guide for slowpitch softball played by more than 13 million in the U.S. Includes over 200 photos and a 45-minute DVD that presents demonstrations of offensive and defensive techniques and tactics. Original.


Matty An American Hero

Matty  An American Hero PDF
Author: Ray Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195357776
Size: 62.70 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Matty An American Hero

by Ray Robinson, Matty An American Hero Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Matty An American Hero books, When all-time pitching great Christy Mathewson died of tuberculosis in 1925 at the age of 45, it touched off a wave of national mourning that remains without precedent for an American athlete. The World Series was underway, and the game the day after Mathewson's death took on the trappings of a state funeral: officials slowly lowered the flag to half-mast, each ballplayer wore a black armband, and fans joined together in a chorus of "Nearer My God to Thee." Newspaper editorials recalled Mathewson's glorious career with the New York Giants, but also emphasized his unstinting good sportsmanship and voluntary service in World War I. The pitcher known to one and all as "Matty" or "Big Six" was as beloved for the strength of character he brought to the national pastime, as for his stunning 373 career victories. "I do not expect to see his like again," said his best friend and former manager, John McGraw. "But I do know that the example he set and the imprint he left on the sport that he loved and honored will remain long after I am gone." In Matty, Ray Robinson tells the story of a man who became America's first authentic sports hero. Until Mathewson, Robinson reveals, Americans loved baseball, but looked down on ballplayers and other athletes as hard-drinking, skirt-chasing ne'er-do-wells. Deprived of real-life role models, millions of readers followed the serialized exploits of Frank Merriwell, a fictional hero who excelled at sports from baseball to billiards and never drank, smoke, or swore. Robinson shows how an eager public greeted Mathewson as a flesh-and-blood version of Merriwell from his first year at Bucknell University, where he shone as star pitcher, premier field-goal kicker, and class president. Lured into the big leagues before he could graduate, the tall, handsome pitcher soon won over men, women and children with his sense of fair play and his arsenal of blazing fastballs, sweeping curves, and infamously deceptive fadeaway pitches. Robinson skillfully details the highlights of Mathewson's career, including his showdowns against the great batters of his day and his encounters with the young Brooklyn, Chicago, Pittsburgh and St. Louis teams. Here are the six remarkable days in October, 1905 when Mathewson became the only pitcher ever to hurl three straight shutouts in a World Series, and the afternoon at West Point when he won $50 in a bet that he could throw 20 of his best pitches to exactly the same spot. Robinson does not underplay Mathewson's occasional failings, but the most surprising aspect of this fascinating portrait is just how close America's first Hall of Fame pitcher came to living up to his image. Drawing on rare interviews, press clips, and long overlooked eyewitness accounts, Matty brings baseball's golden age to life--not only the great teams and the early superstars, but the long train trips between games, with cramped berths and no air conditioning; the small town ballplayers let loose amidst big city vice; and the two-bit gambling that eventually led to the infamous Black Sox Scandal of the 1919 Series (a scandal that might have escaped detection if the sportswriters in the press box with Mathewson had not been able to rely on his experienced eye for clues to how ballplayers might throw games). Offering rare insight into the making of an early twentieth century American hero, Matty is must reading for anyone who loves baseball.


Out Of The Blue

Out of the Blue PDF
Author: Matt Fulks
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633192342
Size: 30.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Out Of The Blue

by Matt Fulks, Out Of The Blue Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Out Of The Blue books, The Kansas City Royals' Historic 2014 Season