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Game Six

Author : Mark Frost
ISBN : 9781401394813
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Boston, Tuesday, October 21, 1975. The Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds have endured an excruciating three-day rain delay. Tonight, at last, they will play Game Six of the World Series. Leading three games to two, Cincinnati hopes to win it all; Boston is desperate to stay alive. But for all the anticipation, nobody could have predicted what a classic it would turn out to be: an extra-innings thriller, created by one of the Big Red Machine's patented comebacks and the Red Sox's improbable late-inning rally; clutch hitting, heart-stopping defensive plays, and more twists and turns than a Grand Prix circuit, climaxed by one of the most famous home runs in baseball history that ended it in the twelfth. Here are all the inside stories of some of that era's biggest names in sports: Johnny Bench, Luis Tiant, Sparky Anderson, Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski--eight Hall of Famers in all--as well as sportscasters and network execs, cameramen, umpires, groundskeepers, politicians, and fans who gathered in Fenway that extraordinary night. Game Six is an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at what is considered by many to be the greatest baseball game ever played--remarkable also because it was about so much more than just balls and strikes. This World Series marked the end of an era; baseball's reserve clause was about to be struck down, giving way to the birth of free agency, a watershed moment that changed American sports forever. In bestselling author Mark Frost's talented hands, the historical significance of Game Six becomes every bit as engrossing as its compelling human drama.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Six Innings

Author : James Preller
ISBN : 142994045X
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Two teams, six innings, one game. A lively cast of characters—baseball-loving boys between the ages of eleven to thirteen—are playing the biggest game of their lives. With acrobatic catches, clutch hits, dramatic whiffs, and costly errors, this game is full of action. But as the book unfolds, pitch by pitch, a deeper story emerges, with far more at stake: Sam and Mike, best friends, are trying to come to terms with Sam's newly diagnosed cancer. And this baseball diamond becomes the ultimate testing ground of Sam and Mike's remarkable friendship as they strive to find a way to both come out winners. This is for the championship. This is for life. Six Innings is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Hello It S Me

Author : Chris Epting
ISBN : 9781595809353
Genre : Social Science
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In Hello, It’s Me, pop culture historian Chris Epting celebrates the cultural touchstones of the past 40 years—the music, movies, television, hobbies, and fads that have defined recent generations. Whether it’s shooting hoops with NBA legend Elgin Baylor, drinking whiskey in a Radio City Music Hall broom closet with Ron Wood and Rod Stewart while thousands of fans scream from below, sharing a milkshake with Jerry Lewis, running into Alfred Hitchcock’s stomach as a young child, or jumping on a trampoline with Sally Struthers, Chris Epting takes us on his own strange trip through time, space and hula hoops. Beginning in the 1970s and continuing through the 1980s, 1990s, and up to the present day, Epting writes about the humorous, ironic, poignant, and inspiring moments he’s experienced with a host of pop-culture icons—Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jay Leno, Johnny Thunders, Edward Albee, John Cheever, Milton Berle, etc.—as well as his personal memories of the era’s most famous pop-culture fads, products, and gimmicks—Pet Rocks, lava lamps, mood rings, 8-track tapes, bootleg records, Zotz, halter tops, strawberry wine. . . .
Category: Social Science

Football The Rugby Union Game

Author : Francis Marshall
ISBN : 9781108083942
Genre : History
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Referee Frank Marshall (1845-1906) became president of the Yorkshire Rugby Union in 1890, and quickly made himself unpopular by enforcing the 'amateur' status of players. Featuring team lists and match results, this classic 1892 illustrated history covers rugby at all levels, including early international encounters.
Category: History


Author : Mookie Wilson
ISBN : 9780698138520
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WITH NEW UPDATES FOR THIS EDITION! They said it was the “Curse of the Bambino.” They said “the bad guys won.” Now, for the first time in trade paperback, one of baseball’s all-time good guys, New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson, tells his side of the story—from the ground ball through Bill Buckner’s legs that capped the miraculous 1986 World Series Game Six rally against the Boston Red Sox to the rise and fall of a team that boasted such outsize personalities as Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden, Gary Carter, Lenny Dykstra, and Davey Johnson. Growing up in rural South Carolina in the 1960s, Mookie took to heart the lessons of his father, a diligent sharecropper who believed in the abiding power of faith—and taught his son the game that would change his life. When Mookie landed in Shea Stadium in 1980, the Mets were a perennial cellar-dweller overshadowed by the crosstown Yankees. But inspired by Mookie’s legendary hustle, they would soon become the toast of New York. And even when their off-field antics—made famous by a contingency of the team called “the Scum Bunch”—eclipsed their on-field successes, Mookie stayed above the fray. In 1986, the Mets were a juggernaut, winning 108 games during the regular season and edging the Houston Astros for the National League pennant following a grueling 16-inning Game Six classic. In the World Series against Boston, in an epic at-bat that led to the Buckner error, Mookie would ignite a fire under the Mets, helping to force a Game Seven. New York would win to become World Champions. In an era when role models in sports were hard to come by, some tarnished by their own hubris and greed, Mookie Wilson remained the exception: a man of humility and honor when it mattered the most. WITH A FOREWORD BY KEITH HERNANDEZ
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The 1986 Boston Red Sox There Was More Than Game Six

Author : Bill Nowlin
ISBN : 1943816190
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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One of a two-book series on the rivals that met in the 1986 World Series, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, including biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and other important figures in the top organizations in baseball that year. This book on the 1986 season re-tells the story of that year's classic World Series. After four games, each team had won two away games and neither had won at home. Then the Red Sox won Game Five at Fenway, and were one game away from winning their first World Championship in 86 years. It came to the point they were one pitch away from baseball Nirvana. And then.... Just about everyone knows what happened, but there are takes on it here you might not have read elsewhere. Mostly, this is the story of each of the players, coaches, managers, and broadcasters, their lives in baseball and the way the 1986 season fit into their lives. As with many of the books published by the Society of American Baseball Research, this was a true collaborative effort. There are 74 different SABR members who contributed to making these two books on the Mets and Red Sox a reality. It took us two books to tell the story as well as we wanted. Be sure to pick up the companion 1986 New York Mets book for the rest of the story! Table of Contents: Tony Armas by Augusto Cardenas Marty Barrett by Mark Kanter Don Baylor by Malcolm Allen & Alfonso L Tusa C Wade Boggs by Steve West Oil Can Boyd by Bill Nowlin Mike Brown by Nick Waddell Bill Buckner by Dave Williams Roger Clemens by Rick Bush Steve Crawford by John DiFonzo Pat Dodson by Bob LeMoine Dwight Evans by Bill Nowlin Wes Gardner by Joanne Hulbert Rich Gedman by Tyler Ash Mike Greenwell by Joe Wancho Dave Henderson by Paul Hensler Glenn Hoffman by Clayton Trutor Bruce Hurst by Gregory H Wolf Tim Lollar by Gregory H Wolf Steve Lyons by Donna L Halper Al Nipper by Gregory H Wolf Spike Owen by Norm King Rey Quinones by John Gregory Jim Rice by Alex Edelman Ed Romero by Bill Nowlin Kevin Romine by Thomas Ayers Joe Sambito by Gene Gumbs Dave Sax by Rich Bogovich Calvin Schiraldi by David Forrester Tom Seaver by Maxwell Kates Jeff Sellers by Niall Adler Bob Stanley by Will Anderson Dave Stapleton by Tyler Ash Mike Stenhouse by Mark Sternman Sammy Stewart by Bill Nowlin Marc Sullivan by Armand Peterson LaSchelle Tarver by Mike Richard Mike Trujillo by Mike Richard Rob Woodward by Bob LeMoine Owner, Jean Yawkey by Joan M Thomas General Manager, Lou Gorman by Daniel R Levitt Manager, John McNamara by Mark Armour Coaches Bill Fischer by Bob LeMoine Walt Hriniak by David E Skelton Rene Lachemann by Norm King Joe Morgan by Rory Costello Broadcasters Joe Castiglione by Curt Smith Ken Coleman by Curt Smith Ned Martin by Bob LeMoine Bob Montgomery by Bill Nowlin Six 1986 Red Sox Games April 29, 1986 by Cecilia Tan and Bill Nowlin May 19, 1986 by Michael Huber May 20, 1986 by Doug Skipper August 21, 1986 by Bill Nowlin September 4, 1986 - Mets/Red Sox exhibition game by Saul Wisnia September 28, 1986 by Tom Flynn The 1986 American League Championship Series by Allan Wood Why was Bill Buckner still on the field at the end of Game Six? by Bill Nowlin The Revenge of 1912 by David Kaiser A Parade for the Fallen by Bob Brady The 1986 World Series by Matthew Silverman Mike Sergio by Bill Nowlin By The Numbers by Dan Fields How the Red Sox Were Built by Rod Nelson
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Red Sox And Philosophy

Author : Michael Macomber
ISBN : 9780812696776
Genre : Philosophy
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Loyalty to a great cause raises some of the most profound issues in philosophy, and loyalty to the greatest of all causes, the Boston Red Sox, poses these questions in the sharpest possible way. The Red Sox and Philosophy brings together a team of thirty of America's leading thinkers (twenty-eight of them citizens of Red Sox Nation), to unravel some of the mysteries of the Red Sox. Can we adapt Anselm's proof of the existence of God to prove that the Red Sox are the greatest conceivable sports team? Why are Red Sox fans moral heroes? Can the science of sabermetrics be reconciled with the religion of baseball? Are pink Red Sox hats rationally defensible? These and other challenging problems are solved in The Red Sox and Philosophy. - Publisher.
Category: Philosophy

Six Characters In Search Of An Author

Author : Luigi Pirandello
ISBN : 9781474279024
Genre : Drama
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Six people arrive in a theatre during rehearsals for a play. But they are not ordinary people. They are the characters of a play that has not yet been written. Trapped inside a traumatic event from which they long to escape, they desperately need a writer to complete their story and release them. Intrigued by their situation, the director invites them to act out the key events of their lives ... Pirandello's best-known play and one of the most extraordinary and mysterious plays of the 20th century, Six Characters speaks directly to an age of uncertainty: where do we come from, where are we going, how do we become what we want to be?
Category: Drama

Game Of Six

Author : Celestial Anne
ISBN : 1543153585
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A simple and successful hometown concert turns into a fight for life. Can Ike survive the Game of Six or will it take Donnie and him down?