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Baseball Myths

Baseball Myths Author Bill Deane
ISBN-10 9780810885462
Release 2012
Pages 203
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The Baseball Entertainer #2 by Robert Kuenster (IRD, Sep 2010), 96 pages, paper, $8.95. 978-1-56663-863-0 LTD sales: 1,764 ($7,818 net)A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball, New, Revised and Expanded One-Volume Edition, by Peter Morris (IRD, Apr 2010), 664 pages, paper, $26.95. 978-1-56663-853-1 LTD sales: 1,547 ($20,953 net)The Sports Junkies' Book of Trivia, Terms, and Lingo: What They Are, Where They Came From, and How They're Used by Harvey Frommer (Taylor Trade, 2005), 400 pages, paper, $16.95. 978-1-58979-255-5 LTD sales: 2,623 ($21,459 net)

The Immaculate Inning

The Immaculate Inning Author Joe Cox
ISBN-10 9781493032136
Release 2018-02-01
Pages 304
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The Immaculate Inning shines a light on the miracle of baseball’s endless possibility—the way that on any given day, someone (maybe a star, or maybe a scrub) could perform the rarest of single-game feats or cap off a seemingly unobtainable chase for a record. Covering a selection of the most unusual, significant, and rare feats in baseball history, both in the context of single-day (and sometimes even single-play) events and those that require a longer streak or a full season’s excellence to reach or complete, the book clearly defines how each task is amassed, provides historical background, and tells riveting stories of the ballplayers that did the unthinkable.

Finding the Hidden Ball Trick

Finding the Hidden Ball Trick Author Bill Deane
ISBN-10 9781442244344
Release 2015-02-18
Pages 276
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The dying art of the hidden-ball trick dates back to the early days of pro baseball, with seven successful executions documented in 1876 alone. This ruse occurs when a baseman conceals the ball instead of returning it to the pitcher. When the runner steps off the base, he is summarily tagged out with the hidden ball. The trick has been used some 264 times with success, a rarity roughly in the class of the no-hitter. The hidden-ball trick has produced many hilarious stories throughout the years, and even enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in 2013 when it was employed twice late in the season. In Finding the Hidden-Ball Trick: The Colorful History of Baseball’s Oldest Ruse, every known execution of the hidden-ball trick in the major leagues is documented, compiled from decades of research. This book recounts how the hidden-ball trick has completed triple plays, ended games, resulted in two arrests, cost a Hall of Famer a managing job, and even occurred in a World Series. Stories include how Fred Merkle gained revenge on Johnny Evers, how Gary Carter was caught to end a game—on his birthday—and how Lou Boudreau was nabbed the day after saying the play was obsolete. In addition to a complete chronological listing of every documented ruse, Finding the Hidden-Ball Trick also includes descriptions of tricks that went awry and a list of unsubstantiated accounts. This unique compilation of baseball stories will be of interest to baseball scholars and fans alike.

Newton s Football

Newton s Football Author Allen St. John
ISBN-10 9780345545145
Release 2013
Pages 250
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An analysis of the link between physics and football includes coverage of such subjects as the shape of the ball and the design of helmets while revealing how many of the greatest minds in football exhibit an instinctual grasp of science, sharing additional insight into how an understanding of physics can help reduce injury risks.

Baseball Americana

Baseball Americana Author Harry Katz
ISBN-10 9780061625466
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 264
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Baseball, the sport that helped reunify the country in the years after the Civil War, remains the national pastime. The Library of Congress houses the world's largest baseball collection, documenting the history of the game and providing a unique look at America since the late 1700s. Now Baseball Americana presents the best of the best from that treasure trove. From baseball's biggest stars to its street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and Little League games, the book examines baseball's hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage, and uniquely American character. The more than three hundred and fifty fabulous illustrations feature first-generation photographic and chromolithographic baseball cards; photographs of famous players and ballparks; and newspaper clippings, cartoons, New Deal photographs, and baseball advertisements. Packed with images that will surprise and thrill even the most expert collector, Baseball Americana is a gift for every baseball fan.

Baseball Between the Numbers

Baseball Between the Numbers Author Jonah Keri
ISBN-10 9780465003730
Release 2007-02-27
Pages 496
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In the numbers-obsessed sport of baseball, statistics don't merely record what players, managers, and owners have done. Properly understood, they can tell us how the teams we root for could employ better strategies, put more effective players on the field, and win more games. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject that professionals and fans alike argue over without end. Despite this fundamental change in the way we watch and understand the sport, no one has written the book that reveals, across every area of strategy and management, how the best practitioners of statistical analysis in baseball-people like Bill James, Billy Beane, and Theo Epstein-think about numbers and the game. Baseball Between the Numbers is that book. In separate chapters covering every aspect of the game, from hitting, pitching, and fielding to roster construction and the scouting and drafting of players, the experts at Baseball Prospectus examine the subtle, hidden aspects of the game, bring them out into the open, and show us how our favorite teams could win more games. This is a book that every fan, every follower of sports radio, every fantasy player, every coach, and every player, at every level, can learn from and enjoy.

Smooth Criminal

Smooth Criminal Author Bill Deane
ISBN-10 0982511256
Release 2012
Pages 253
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David T. Riley dreamt big. His desire to be a superstar recording artist led the adolescent hoodlum into the fringes of organized crime. Ironically though, it was a failed extortion attempt at the Coral Gables bus station that landed him in jail where he found his calling in June of 1960. When the CIA needed recruits to carry out dangerous spying missions to Cuba, their Ivy League educated agents would rather not do themselves, they found Riley languishing in a light green jumpsuit in Miami Dade County Jail awaiting trial. Street-smart, confident to the point of being cocky and extremely intelligent, the Agency believed he'd be able to talk his way out of any situation. Trained by the Feds to operate in a complex world of international crime, David became one of the Agency's top operatives. The CIA's use for him eventually waned, and with skills learned through covert work, Riley afforded himself an extensive career in gunrunning, drug dealing, fraud and embezzlement. SMOOTH CRIMINAL, A One-Man American Crime Wave exposes how the Government's secret release of criminals to conduct dangerous overseas assignments backfires when they return home.

Award Voting

Award Voting Author Bill Deane
ISBN-10 0910137323
Release 1988
Pages 72
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Award Voting has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Award Voting also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Award Voting book for free.

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb Author Charles Leerhsen
ISBN-10 9781451645767
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 464
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Details the life of the legendary, record-holding baseball player, who retired in 1928 and became the first inductee into the Hall of Fame, but who has also been categorized as a belligerent, aggressive player and a racist who hated women and children.

The Biomechanics of Batting Swinging and Hitting

The Biomechanics of Batting  Swinging  and Hitting Author Glenn Fleisig
ISBN-10 9781134932849
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 200
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In the movie Bull Durham, frustrated manager Joe Riggins stresses to his team, "This is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball." This simplification works well for biomechanists too, as sports can be broken down into specific physical tasks like throwing, hitting, catching, and running. There have been significant advances in understanding some actions, but not others. In the first ten years of the journal Sports Biomechanics, only 18 of 236 articles were about hitting a ball. This scarcity is startling considering that according to USA Today (May 20, 2005), three of the five hardest things to do in sports involve hitting a ball (#1: baseball batting, #4: golf tee shot, and #5: tennis serve return). This book provides the latest biomechanical research in the under-studied field of hitting a ball. The biomechanics of baseball, cricket, hockey, hurling, softball, table tennis, and tennis are all examined. The chapters are written in a style that will both satisfy the high standards of biomechanists and provide information for instructors and athletes to improve performance. This book is based on a special issue of Sports Biomechanics.

Trading Bases

Trading Bases Author Joe Peta
ISBN-10 9781101609651
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 384
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An ex–Wall Street trader improved on Moneyball’s famed sabermetrics and beat the Vegas odds with his own betting methods. Here is the story of how Joe Peta turned fantasy baseball into a dream come true. Joe Peta turned his back on his Wall Street trading career to pursue an ingenious—and incredibly risky—dream. He would apply his risk-analysis skills to Major League Baseball, and treat the sport like the S&P 500. In Trading Bases, Peta takes us on his journey from the ballpark in San Francisco to the trading floors and baseball bars of New York and the sportsbooks of Las Vegas, telling the story of how he created a baseball “hedge fund” with an astounding 41 percent return in his first year. And he explains the unique methods he developed. Along the way, Peta provides insight into the Wall Street crisis he managed to escape: the fragility of the midnineties investment model; the disgraced former CEO of Lehman Brothers, who recruited Peta; and the high-adrenaline atmosphere where million-dollar sports-betting pools were common.

Why Evolution is True

Why Evolution is True Author Jerry A. Coyne
ISBN-10 9780191643842
Release 2010-01-14
Pages 336
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For all the discussion in the media about creationism and 'Intelligent Design', virtually nothing has been said about the evidence in question - the evidence for evolution by natural selection. Yet, as this succinct and important book shows, that evidence is vast, varied, and magnificent, and drawn from many disparate fields of science. The very latest research is uncovering a stream of evidence revealing evolution in action - from the actual observation of a species splitting into two, to new fossil discoveries, to the deciphering of the evidence stored in our genome. Why Evolution is True weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics, palaeontology, geology, molecular biology, anatomy, and development to demonstrate the 'indelible stamp' of the processes first proposed by Darwin. It is a crisp, lucid, and accessible statement that will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth of evolution.

The Mismeasure of Man Revised Expanded

The Mismeasure of Man  Revised   Expanded Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 9780393340402
Release 2006-06-17
Pages 448
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The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve. When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits. And yet the idea of innate limits—of biology as destiny—dies hard, as witness the attention devoted to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are here so effectively anticipated and thoroughly undermined by Stephen Jay Gould. In this edition Dr. Gould has written a substantial new introduction telling how and why he wrote the book and tracing the subsequent history of the controversy on innateness right through The Bell Curve. Further, he has added five essays on questions of The Bell Curve in particular and on race, racism, and biological determinism in general. These additions strengthen the book's claim to be, as Leo J. Kamin of Princeton University has said, "a major contribution toward deflating pseudo-biological 'explanations' of our present social woes."

Judy Hall s Complete Crystal Workshop

Judy Hall s Complete Crystal Workshop Author Judy Hall
ISBN-10 184181461X
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 256
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From crystal expert Judy Hall comes a fascinating book that gives you a personalized, practical and direct experience of the thought-provoking wisdom that crystal exploration has conveyed to thousands throughout the world. Going far beyond a reference guide, The Crystal Experience is more like a personal tutor, leading you through the key ideas and concepts of using crystals via inspirational and holistic hands-on exercises and rituals. Features interactive exercises that help you to tailor the book to your needs, journaling sections for you to write down your own experiences and a step-by-step learning programme that guides you to revision work and more advanced exercises. Perfect for novice and practised crystal users alike, this holistic, integrated and practical guide is your own personal crystal workshop in a book.

Why Brilliant People Believe Nonsense

Why Brilliant People Believe Nonsense Author J. Steve Miller
ISBN-10 0988304899
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 448
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The passing of time reveals much expert opinion to be nonsense. How can we evaluate expert opinion and learn to think for ourselves? "In the midst of an information explosion, we face a wisdom deficit," notes author J. Steve Miller. This book, in a remarkably accessible and entertaining way, equips readers to think more clearly, innovate more creatively, see through the deceptions of clever advertisers and salesmen, simplify complex and convoluted arguments, manage life's decisions with more confidence, and express convictions more powerfully. This book is designed to be read by all individuals interested in learning critical and creative thinking skills. It can also be used as a text targeting high school seniors and college freshmen. An accompanying website offers free lesson plans and teaching tips.

Foreign Policy of Freedom

Foreign Policy of Freedom Author
ISBN-10 9781610164474
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Foreign Policy of Freedom has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Foreign Policy of Freedom also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Foreign Policy of Freedom book for free.

Beyond Aesthetics

Beyond Aesthetics Author Noël Carroll
ISBN-10 0521786568
Release 2001-04-30
Pages 450
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Claims authorial intention, art history, and morality play a role in our encounter with art works.