Drawing Card

Author: Dorothy Seymour Mills
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489456
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In the early 20th century, two female baseball players signed with minor league teams only to have their contracts canceled when their gender became public. They withdrew politely, never having the chance to put their talents on display. In this historical novel, Cleveland pitcher Annie Cardello does not go so quietly. When the baseball commissioner cancels her signed agreement, she vows to retaliate. A volatile woman with family roots in ancient Sicily, Annie plots her revenge--murder. A deft blend of sports history and thriller, Drawing Card demonstrates the danger of a woman scorned, especi.

The Baseball Novel

Author: Noel Schraufnagel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786435577
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This annotated bibliography covers approximately 400 novels published from 1838 through 2007. A substantial introduction to the history and development of the genre precedes the chronologically arranged entries, which provide bibliographic details and extensive annotations on plot, themes, and compositional strengths and weaknesses. Mainstream novels by writers such as Hemingway, Wolfe, Roth, and DeLillo are included. Appendices provide historical overviews for the primary baseball subgenres, including mystery, fantasy, and science-fiction; lists for novels that foreground issues of race or ethnicity (or both, as in Winegardner's Vera Cruz Blues), gender (Gilbert's A League of Their Own), and class (Hay's The Dixie Association); and the author's rankings of great baseball novels overall and by subgenre.

20 000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea

Author: Jon Buller
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780780712072
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Roger's friend Kenneth uses an unusual sea vehicle of his own design to take them to an underwater cave, where a cache of old loot gathered by the mermaids turns out to contain a lot of very valuable old baseball cards.

Willard Mullin s Golden Age of Baseball Drawings 1934 1972

Author: Willard Mullin
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606996398
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In Fantagraphics’ ceaseless effort to rediscover every world-class cartoonist in the history of the medium, we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form—sports cartooning—and to its greatest practitioner—Willard Mullin. The years 1930-1970 were the Golden Age of both American sports and American comic strips, when giants strode their respective fields—Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Aaron in one, George (Krazy Kat) Herriman, Milton (Steve Canyon) Caniff, Walt (Pogo) Kelly in the other—and Mullin was there, straddling both fields, recording every major player and event in the mid-20th-century history of baseball. Mullin was to baseball players what Bill Mauldin was to soldiers: advocate and critic, investing them with personality, humanity, dignity, and poignancy; Mauldin had Willie & Joe and Mullin had the Brooklyn Bum, his affectionate 1939 character representing the bedraggled figure of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934-1972 collects for the first time Mullin’s best drawings devoted to baseball—depictions of players like Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and Sandy Koufax, legendary managers like Casey Stengel and George Steinbrenner, and events like Lou Gehrig’s emotional retirement speech on July 4, 1939, for which Mullin not only drew a portrait but composed a poem (which he often incorporated into his cartoons). Mullin’s fluid line and delicate but vigorous brushwork are shown to beautiful effect, with many drawings reproduced from original art. See why millions of baseball fans from the ’30s to the ’70s looked forward to Mullin’s cartoons in their daily paper.

If I Never Get Back

Author: Darryl Brock
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 9781583941874
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Sam Fowler is taking a modern-day Amtrak home to San Francisco when, during an unscheduled stop, he finds that time has mysteriously transported him back to 1869. Sam soon meets up with the Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, and begins to ride the rails with them across post-Civil War America.

Making My Pitch

Author: Ila Jane Borders
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803285302
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Making My Pitch tells the story of Ila Jane Borders, who despite formidable obstacles became a Little League prodigy, MVP of her otherwise all-male middle school and high school teams, the first woman awarded a baseball scholarship, and the first to pitch and win a complete men’s collegiate game. After Mike Veeck signed Borders in May 1997 to pitch for his St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League, she accomplished what no woman had done since the Negro Leagues era: play men’s professional baseball. Borders played four professional seasons and in 1998 became the first woman in the modern era to win a professional ball game. Borders had to find ways to fit in with her teammates, reassure their wives and girlfriends, work with the media, and fend off groupies. But these weren’t the toughest challenges. She had a troubled family life, a difficult adolescence as she struggled with her sexual orientation, and an emotionally fraught college experience as a closeted gay athlete at a Christian university. Making My Pitch shows what it’s like to be the only woman on the team bus, in the clubhouse, and on the field. Raw, open, and funny at times, her story encompasses the loneliness of a groundbreaking pioneer who experienced grave personal loss. Borders ultimately relates how she achieved self-acceptance and created a life as a firefighter and paramedic and as a coach and goodwill ambassador for the game of baseball.

Needful things

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451178596
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A newcomer opens a shop in Castle Rock, Me., bringing bargains as well as nightmares and disasters to the town.

Story of Baseball Coloring Book

Author: E. Lisle Reedstrom
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486267487
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The history of baseball comes vividly to life in ready-to-color action-packed pictures of 45 of its finest players, from Cy Young and Ty Cobb to Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio to Reggie Jackson and Pete Rose. With biographical sketches for each player, featuring career highlights.