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Con las bases llenas. Béisbol, historia y Revolución (Spanish E...
by Félix Julio Alfonso Lóp...

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Spanish

Pages

451

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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Jugar con una pelota y un bate es algo que comenzó en Cuba casi al mismo tiempo que nuestras luchas por la independencia en el siglo XIX. Por esa razón ha devenido hecho cultural de larga duración, que ha penetrado hondo en el tejido social y conformado un imaginario colectivo de enorme importancia en la vida de millones de personas. Nombres legendarios conforman ese templo de héroes de los diamantes: Sabourín, Carlos Maciá, Méndez, Torriente, Oms, Dihigo, Luque, Miñoso, Marrero, antes; Alarcón, Huelga, Marquetti, Muñoz, Linares, Casanova, Víctor Mesa, Gourriel, Kindelán, ahora; y tantos más guardados celosamente en la memoria de un pueblo rendido ante sus jugadas y hazañas. De eso y de mucho más se trata aquí: del béisbol jugando en Cuba en los últimos cincuenta años, heredero y continuador de una inmensa y poderosa tradición. Del béisbol como sinónimo no solo de estadísticas y números fríos, sino también de alegrías y tristezas; criticado y alabado en todas las esquinas; sufrido y amado sin límites, como lo hacemos todo: con desmesura y pasión .....
The O'Hara Brothers
by Tim O'Leary

Language

English

Pages

9

Publication Date

September 17, 2017

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This is a story about two brothers who demonstrate outstanding ability in the field of sports. They both accomplish record-setting achievement in both baseball and football. Each individual rises through his program in remakable ways. This is a 'feel good' book that will certainly entertain. Enjoy the Moment!
Baseball Speed: Become a Blazing Fast Runner
by Dan Garner

Language

English

Pages

75

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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"Speed kills." That saying has been around a long time and holds true for one simple reason; it is in almost all cases the difference between winning and losing. <br /><br />Can’t get to the ball on time?<br />Can’t hit the ball on time?<br />Can’t get to the base on time?<br />Opponents faster than you?<br />Slowing down as the game goes on?<br /><br />Baseball is a sport where the smallest fractions of error can make or break a play. In some ways, baseball is very predictable in the sense that we know where the hitter is going in almost all cases. <br /><br />Whether or not you and your team can get him is an entirely different question. A quarter of an inch can be the difference between you catching the ball or not, or you tagging your opponent or not. <br /><br />This all comes down to speed. The fastest players are the most dangerous players. <br /><br />But how do we train for speed?<br /><br />It’s a question that stumps a lot of coaches, primarily because speed is the intersection of so many different physical performance qualities. <br /><br />This Baseball Speed book will teach you everything you need to know about how to become a faster baseball player, and includes a full training program to help you become a faster and better player.
Cubanos en las grandes ligas (Spanish Edition)
by Manuel Vega García

Language

Spanish

Pages

1087

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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La presencia de peloteros cubanos en las series de Grandes Ligas en los Estados Unidos es algo que data desde finales del siglo xix, por ser esta, la más fuerte que existe en el beisbol a nivel mundial y en la que anhelan participar jugadores de todos los países del mundo. El libro que propone Manuel Vega García recoge un amplio espectro de la presencia de los cubanos en estas lides y sus actuaciones. Records de bateo, pitcheo, carreras anotadas, bases robadas, mayor cantidad de hits... Toda la información estadística que se necesita poseer para aquellos que siguen estos números y las historias de este deporte y los eventos que lo rodean, las podrá encontrar en este volumen, al que su autor dedicó horas interminables de búsqueda para convertirlo en un material imprescindible para cualquier aficionado, así como también para el más acucioso especialista.
Tim O'Hara: The Early Years
by Tim O'Leary

Language

English

Pages

121

Publication Date

September 16, 2017

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A young boy of 8 years of age finds an old baseball glove in his grandfather's attic. He puts it on and begins to feel faint. He lies down on the flooring and passes out. When he awakens, he is in the Boston Red Sox dugout as a 20 year old and waiting for his time at bat in the 9th inning. This begins a back & forth journey through time where Tim O'Hara returns to his present era and displays unblievable ability in playing the game of baseball. He further excels in basketball and football. This is a 'feel good' story about a boy who demonstrates not only the ability to compete in sports, but who also shows humility and a spirit of fair play in competing against others. From 8 to 15 years of age, Tim O'Hara is an example of kindness and confidence in all of his endeavors. His remarkable success as a player is unparalled. Enjoy the Moment!
Saving Babe Ruth (Prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series)
by Tom Swyers

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 27, 2014

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<b>While you're downloading a copy of <i>Saving Babe Ruth</i>, get a copy of the next book in the series (<i>The Killdeer Connection</i>) on SALE today for only $2.99!</b> <br /><br /><i>Going down swinging is not an option . . . </i><br /><br />Survival is the name of the game when two obsessed men teeter on the cusp of madness in a war over a kids’ baseball field in this thriller based on a true story. <br /><br />Travel baseball promoter Rob Barkus has a full bench. He’s backed by a corrupt board of directors, a sports-fixated high school administration, and a mob of crazy travel baseball parents. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the town’s sandlot baseball league so that his elite travel teams can take over its beautiful Babe Ruth baseball field. <br /><br />The only obstacle between Barkus and his field of dreams is David Thompson, a Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer. When Thompson steps up to save the crumbling league for his son and the rest of the sandlot players in town, Barkus unleashes a cunning and ruthless attack against David, his family, and his teenaged league of misfit players. <br /><br />Thompson is outnumbered and surrounded. He’s like a man who walked into quicksand. The harder he struggles to save the league, the deeper he sinks. On top of it all, Thompson is stuck in a family Catch-22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son's love along with his own self-respect, not to mention losing the game of summer for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn't back down, it threatens his marriage and deprives his son of any chance to play on the high school team. <br /><br />Thompson is on an emotional roller coaster and he can't get off. He is fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without harming the family he loves. <br /><br />Standing alone and pushed to his breaking point, he needs to figure out when to fold and when to fight. One thing is for sure: if he finally snaps, he won’t take any prisoners. <br /><br />Captivating characters lead double lives and keep secrets in this award-winning page-turner, laced with humor, about a man who takes a stand and risks it all to make a difference in a world gone mad. <br /><br /><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Margot Livesey says Swyers "has created a man for all seasons" in David Thompson and calls <i>Saving Babe Ruth</i> "an absorbing and compulsively readable novel."<br /><br />In a foreword, Babe Ruth's grandson, Tom Stevens, calls <i>Saving Babe Ruth<i> a "great story." <br /><br /><b>Read <i>Saving Babe Ruth</i> as the prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series which starts with the <i>The Killdeer Connection</i> as the first book. <i>The Killdeer Connection</i> was selected as a 2017 winner in Amazon's international Kindle Scout writing competition.</b> <br /><br /><i> Saving Babe Ruth </i> is an Amazon multiple category bestseller.<br /><br /><b>Gold Winner,  Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 "Best First Book: Fiction."<br />Silver Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 "Best Popular Fiction."<br />Readers Views, "Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast."<br />Finalist, "Best New Fiction," 2014 USA Best Book Awards.</b><p></p></i></i>
The Great Book of Baseball: Interesting Facts and Sports Stories ...
by Bill O'Neill

Language

English

Pages

131

Publication Date

September 16, 2017

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For the real sports fan this is a must-read book. It is perhaps the biggest collection of facts and what some might call fiction, since some of the sports stories have been passed on for generations. Although it focuses on baseball, there are scores of insightful anecdotes that crossover into many other sports. It doesn't stop there. It shows how intertwined with everyday life baseball has been over the years, from its relationship to world conflicts to the impact on US Presidents.<br /><br />You'll enjoy the trivia questions at the end of each chapter, some of which you might find simple, some are difficult, but they are all entertaining.<br /><br />There are literally hundreds of random facts that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. They take you from Abner Doubleday right up to present day. It covers controversial issues surrounding players, owners, and even fans.<br /><br />We can assure you that no matter what generation you are from that you will learn the history of baseball. You will read sports stories from the perspective of people that were there. It begins in Cooperstown and ends with World Series baseball, which has contained some of the most dramatic moments the sport has ever seen.<br /><br />Not everyone that has left an indelible mark on the sport is a household name, but they will be after you finish the book. <br />Sports trivia books come and go, but this one sticks around a long time. It stays with us for as long as many of the historic sporting events and the people that made them what they are.<br /><br />We know baseball has been passed down from one generation to the next, and this sports trivia book might be, too. It will bring back memories, educate, and is most of all, fun!<br />
The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My...
by Rick Ankiel

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<div> <div><b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b></div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><b>Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it.</b></div> <div><br /></div> <div><i>The Phenomenon</i> is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as "the Yips." It came without warning, in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not on the mound, but in the long days and nights that followed as he searched for a way to get back in the game. For four and a half years, he fought the Yips with every arrow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep-breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. And then, after reconsidering his whole life at the age of twenty-five, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround: returning to the Major Leagues as a hitter and playing seven successful seasons.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>This book is an incredible story about a universal experience--pressure--and what happened when a person on the brink had to make a choice about who he was going to be.</div>
20-Game Losers (The SABR Digital Library Book 51)
by , Daniel R. Levitt

Language

English

Pages

799

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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You have to be a very good pitcher to lose 20 games in one season. Why would a manager keep putting you out there to pitch, time after time, if you didn’t have a chance to win the game? More than 25 percent of the pitchers in the National Baseball Hall of Fame are pitchers who lost 20 or more games in a single season. One of them even lost 20 or more games for 10 years in a row! <br /><br />The names in this book are often well-known names. Cy Young lost more than 20 games in three different seasons. Other 20-game losers were Steve Carlton, Walter Johnson, Phil Niekro, Robin Roberts, and Red Ruffing, to name a few. <br /><br />We’ve included here every one of the 23 Hall of Famers who are 20-game losers, as well as some lesser-known names, over sixty biographies in all. Mike Maroth and Brian Kingman, the two most recent pitchers to lose 20 games, are here. So is Jack Nabors thanks to his 1-20 season. You will find Guy Hecker, whose record of 52-20 constituted the best winning percentage of any 20-game loser. And we feature one woebegone pitching staff which had four 20-game losers in the same season. <br /><br />By our count 499 major-league pitchers have had seasons in which they lost 20 or more games. Only two of them had ERAs over 6.00. This take on pitching records offers plenty of quirks to explore. 53 members of SABR combined their efforts to create this truly fascinating book. <br /><br />Contents:<br />20-GAME LOSER, PROFILES OF THE 20-LOSS SEASONS by David E. Skelton<br />THE VANISHING 20-GAME LOSER by Barry Mednick<br /><br />PITCHERS:<br />STEVE ARLIN by Gregory H. Wolf<br />BILL BAILEY by Eric Frost<br />GEORGE BAUMGARDNER by Joe Schuster<br />BOOM-BOOM BECK by Paul E. Doutrich<br />GEORGE BELL by John Struth<br />BILL BONHAM by Joel Rippel<br />ED BRANDT by C. Paul Rogers III<br />BUSTER BROWN by Mark S. Sternman<br />HARRY BYRD by Armand Peterson<br />GEORGE CASTER by Chris Rainey<br />JOHN COLEMAN by Justin Mckinney<br />CLIFF CURTIS by Alan Drude<br />ART DITMAR by David E. Skelton<br />GUS DORNER by Paul Hofmann<br />CECIL FERGUSON by Jeff Findley<br />DANA FILLINGIM by Niall Adler<br />SAM GRAY by Gregory H. Wolf<br />DAN GRINER by Gregory H. Wolf<br />GUY HECKER by Bob Bailey<br />RANDY JONES by Alan Cohen<br />VERN KENNEDY by Joel Rippel<br />HENRY KEUPPER by Emmet R. Nowlin<br />BRIAN KINGMAN by Chad Moody<br />DON LARSEN by Charles F. Faber<br />MIKE MAROTH by Barbara Mantegani and Dave Raglin<br />AL MATTERN by Bob LeMoine<br />JIM MCCORMICK by Chris Rainey<br />STONEY MCGLYNN by Steve Schmitt<br />HARRY MCINTIRE by John Struth<br />JACK NABORS by Stephen V. Rice<br />ROLLIE NAYLOR by Phil Williams<br />SUNNY JIM PASTORIUS by Glen Sparks<br />ORLANDO PEÑA by Joel Rippel<br />SCOTT PERRY by Phil Williams<br />FRED SANFORD by Warren Corbett<br />JACK SCOTT by Skip Nipper<br />GEORGE ALLEN SMITH by Jeff English<br />JIM TOBIN by Gregory H. Wolf<br />CLYDE WRIGHT by Paul E. Doutrich<br /><br />HALL OF FAMERS:<br />20-GAME LOSERS POPULATE THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME by Bill Nowlin<br />STEVE CARLTON by Cosme Vivanco<br />JACK CHESBRO by Wayne McElreavy<br />JOHN CLARKSON by Brian McKenna<br />CANDY CUMMINGS by David Fleitz<br />PUD GALVIN by Charles Hausberg<br />JESSE HAINES by Gregory H. Wolf<br />WALTER JOHNSON by Charles Carey<br />TIM KEEFE by Charlie Bevis<br />TED LYONS by Warren Corbett<br />RUBE MARQUARD by Joe Wancho<br />JOE MCGINNITY by Don Doxsie<br />PHIL NIEKRO by Tom Hufford<br />HANK O’DAY by Dennis Bingham<br />OLD HOSS RADBOURN by Brian McKenna<br />EPPA RIXEY by Jan Finkel<br />ROBIN ROBERTS by C. Paul Rogers III<br />RED RUFFING by Warren Corbett<br />AMOS RUSIE by Charles F. Faber<br />ED WALSH by Stuart Schimler<br />JOHN MONTGOMERY WARD by Bill Lamb<br />MICKEY WELCH by Bill Lamb<br />VIC WILLIS by Daniel R. Levitt<br />CY YOUNG by Bill Nowlin and David Southwick<br />A STAFF WITH FOUR 20-GAME LOSERS by Bill Nowlin<br />CHICK FRASER by Mike Lynch<br />KAISER WILHELM by Gregory H. Wolf<br />VIC WILLIS by Daniel R. Levitt<br />IRV YOUNG by Will Anderson and Bill Nowlin<br />20-GAME LOSERS IN THE MINOR LEAGUES by Bill Nowlin<br />CHRIS ARCHER - NEARLY A 20-GAME LOSER IN 2016 by Bill Nowlin<br />THE PROTECTION MYTH by Warren Corbett
Black Ball 9: New Research in African American Baseball History
by Leslie A. Heaphy

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

September 15, 2017

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 Black Ball is an annual publication for new and authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, pre–Negro League organization and play, and the integration of major league baseball. With articles from across the disciplines, employing a wide range of scholarly approaches, Black Ball promotes the serious study of African American sporting history and culture.<br /> The current work, number 9, includes articles on the mythic structure of Satchel Paige’s career, the evolution of integration narratives, Monte Irvin’s career outside of the majors, J.B. Martin and 1940 Memphis politics, the achievements of Larry Doby and Jackie Robinson, and Buck O’Neil’s contributions to Kansas City and black baseball. Also included are book reviews and details on recently published research.

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