Baseball

Author: Ron Martriano
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1607348152
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jam-packed with cool baseball trivia, history-making records, unforgettable moments, and wacky true tales of your favorite games, players and events. This book hits a grand slam right out of the park! A perfect gift for the die-hard fan of America's favorite pasttime. Baseball is rich in anecdotes about team superstitions (from the black cat that haunted the Cubs to the "Curse of the Babe"), the antics of the superstars, and other facts that come out of left field. Think today's umpires have a temper? Wait till you read about the 19th century New Jersey ump who pulled out a gun and shoved it in the face of a player who came at him with a bat. Or about the time three Brooklyn Dodger runners found themselves at third base--together. Fans will laugh, they'll learn--and they won't put this down! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baseball

Author: Ron Martirano
Publisher: Imagine Publishing
ISBN: 1623540577
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Jam-packed with cool baseball trivia, history-making records, unforgettable moments, and wacky true tales of your favorite games, players and events. This book hits a grand slam right out of the park! A perfect gift for the die-hard fan of America's favorite pasttime. Baseball is rich in anecdotes about team superstitions (from the black cat that haunted the Cubs to the "Curse of the Babe"), the antics of the superstars, and other facts that come out of left field. Think today's umpires have a temper? Wait till you read about the 19th century New Jersey ump who pulled out a gun and shoved it in the face of a player who came at him with a bat. Or about the time three Brooklyn Dodger runners found themselves at third base--together. Fans will laugh, they'll learn--and they won't put this down!

Book of Baseball Stuff

Author: Ron Martriano
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1607345080
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book hits a grand slam right out of the park! No diehard devotee of the diamond will be able to resist this completely out-of-the ordinary look at the sport. It's rich in anecdotes about team superstitions (from the black cat that haunted the Cubs to the "Curse of the Bambino"), the antics of the superstars, and other stuff that comes out of left field. Think today's umpires have a temper? Wait till you read about the 19th century New Jersey ump who pulled out a gun and shoved it in the face of a player who came at him with a bat. Or about the time three Brooklyn Dodger runners found themselves at third base…together.

Top 10 Bloopers in Baseball

Author: Jamal Hinnant
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766073939
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Young readers will delight in learning about their favorite players’ laugh-out-loud goofs. Full-page photos capture the bloopers, and easy prose includes fun facts and stats.

The Major League Baseball Book of Fabulous Facts and Awesome Trivia

Author: Ken Shouler
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061073733
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Baseball aficionados test their knowledge of the game in a challenging collection of facts and trivia, presented in a question-and-answer format that features more than five hundred entries on baseball statistics, record-breakers, players, teams, games, and more. Original.

Stathead Baseball

Author: Eric Braun
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1543514499
Format: PDF, ePub
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In pro baseball today, it's good to be a stathead. Managers use stats to decide who should be in the lineup each game, where fielders should be positioned, and when to signal for a bunt or a steal. Players use stats to prepare for games and to get an edge from the first pitch to the final out. And sports reporters rely on data to explain the game. Today's baseball fans, who always want to be in the know, get more out of the action by joining the ranks of the statheads.

Bryce Harper

Author: Simone Payment
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508182043
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bryce Harper has been a baseball star since he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was 16 years old; the Washington Nationals drafted him at age 17. A focused, dedicated player, Harper has won numerous awards and has helped make the Nationals a relevant team, leading them to the playoffs several times. In simple language, this inspiring biography focuses on his unusual fast track to the major leagues, and discusses his interests and charity work. This book features full-color photographs, a fact sheet, and a timeline of his accomplishments.

The Little Red Book of Baseball Wisdom

Author: Wayne Stewart
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616087188
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collection of quotes from the sport's most legendary figures covers topics ranging from hitting, fielding, and managing to superstars and the media.

Incredible Baseball Stats

Author: Kevin Reavy
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613218958
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As America's pastime since the mid-1800s, baseball offers the sights, sounds, and even smells that are deeply entrenched in our culture. But for some, the experience can be less sensory. Some, such as Ryan Spaeder and Kevin Reavy, live for baseball statistics. Stats give the game historical context and measurables for past, present, and predictive analysis. Incredible Baseball Stats helps tell unique baseball stories, showcasing extraordinary stats and facts in baseball history, through the 2015 season. For example, in 2015, the Nationals’ Bryce Harper broke out in a major way. He batted .330/.460/.649 with 42 home runs en route to his first MVP Award. It was his fourth MLB season, but he was still younger than NL Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant. He became the youngest player to lead the league in both on-base percentage and homers in the same season since Ty Cobb in 1909. Through 2015, he has a career .902 OPS (143 OPS+), the same OPS and adjusted OPS that Henry Aaron had through his first four seasons—and Hammerin’ Hank was nearly a year older! The authors have scoured the records for untold tales and looked at familiar ones with new statistical insights, to create Incredible Baseball Stats, a perfect book for baseball fans from coast to coast. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told

Author: Jeff Silverman
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592280834
Format: PDF
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Twenty-seven essays, profiles, and stories about baseball feature some of the best writing on the game, with selections from John Updike, George Plimpton, Pete Hamill, Roy Blount Jr., Zane Grey, Jimmy Breslin, Red Smith, P. G. Wodehouse, and many others.