TEXAS RANGERS AN INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF SPORTS

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Texas Rangers An Interactive Guide To The World Of Sports

Author : Zac Robinson
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Texas Rangers may not always win, but they're usually really exciting. Now you can read about them in the completely original Sports by the Numbers series. The Rangers have managed four playoff appearances heading into 2011, and became the A.L. champs in 2010. In all, the club has finished over .500 just 18 times. But it's more than made up for any lack of success in the win column with great players, amazing moments, crazy characters, tremendous plays, and wild games. Kenny Rogers had quite a night in July 1994. And how excited were we on October 1, 1996, thanks to John Burkett? Nolan Ryan's first bid at win number 300 failed, but late-inning heroics saved the day. Oddibe McDowell and Bengie Molina have something in common. Michael Young has racked up a few hits in Arlington, and Mickey Rivers did as well. All these stories and so much more can be found in a unique format that provides 250 numbers, with each telling a story about Ranger history: facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia from the legends, stars, and even the forgotten players. This book isn't just for the diehard Rangers fan. It's for every fan who enjoys watching the Rangers and wants to learn more about their favorite team.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Major League Baseball

Author : Daniel Brush
ISBN : 9781611210316
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The first title devoted to America’s national pastime in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the NumbersTM series! THE SPORT: Baseball is our national pastime—and the popularity of the game has never been greater than it is right now. The Sports by the NumbersTM franchise delves into the history of baseball and explores some of its greatest moments, legends, players, and teams in a unique and provocative numerical framework. THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the NumbersTM from everything else available today. Major League Baseball is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered “mini-stories”—facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia. Each chapter begins with a stirring Introduction highlighting the many exciting stories detailed in that chapter. INTERACTIVE: Numerical entries tagged with SBTN-All Star and SBTN-Hall of Fame logos are scattered throughout this book. These logos indicate that more information is available at our website www.sportsbythenumbers.com. Just click on the athletic locker in the bottom right-hand corner of the homepage and access additional reading material, audio and video clips, and more. Sports by the NumbersTM books are not just for die-hard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams. They will quench any fan’s thirst for entertainment and knowledge. About the Authors: Daniel J. Brush is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. David Horne is a professional educator and former high school athletic director currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Oklahoma. Marc CB Maxwell is a Ph.D. student at the University of Oklahoma and is the author of Surviving Military Separation: 365 Days (Savas Beatie, 2007).
Category: Sports & Recreation

Boston Red Sox

Author : Tucker Elliot
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The team that won the first World Series in baseball's modern era is now officially a part of the Sports by the Numbers franchise! THE TEAM: The Boston Red Sox dominated the early 20th century, winning five World Series titles before the Evil Empire tasted postseason success for the first time. With the 86-year nightmare that followed now firmly in the past, Boston is dominant once again, having become the first team to win multiple World Series titles in the 21st century. The Sports by the Numbers team will take you back to the very beginning, to Huntington Avenue Grounds and names like Cy Young and Tris Speaker, and then one number at a time you will relive the greatest moments in Red Sox history. THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. Boston Red Sox is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered "mini-stories" -- facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia from contemporary stars such as David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, and Dustin Pedroia, to Hall of Fame legends from the past like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and Wade Boggs. Each chapter begins with an introduction that highlights the many exciting stories found in these pages such as the first modern World Series in 1903, Teddy Ballgame's only World Series in 1946, the Impossible Dream in 1967, the postseason heartache in 1975 and 1986, and the postseason miracle in 2004. SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS books are not just for diehard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams.
Category: Sports & Recreation

New York Yankees

Author : Daniel Brush
ISBN : 9781611210323
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The first MLB franchise to be featured in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the NumbersTM series! THE TEAM: The New York Yankees is the greatest franchise in sports history with forty Hall of Fame legends, thirty-nine American League Pennants, twenty-six World Series titles, and the largest fan base in professional sports. The Sports by the NumbersTM franchise unlocks the storied history of the “Bronx Bombers” by providing fans with a unique and captivating look at the legends who make us all dream of wearing pinstripes. THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the NumbersTM from everything else available today. New York Yankees is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered “mini-stories”—facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia. Each chapter begins with a stirring introduction highlighting the many exciting stories detailed in that chapter. INTERACTIVE: Numerical entries tagged with SBTN-All Star and SBTN-Hall of Fame logos are scattered throughout this book. These logos indicate that more information is available at our website www.sportsbythenumbers.com. Just click on the athletic locker in the bottom right-hand corner of the homepage and access additional reading material, audio and video clips, and more. Sports by the NumbersTM books are not just for die-hard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams. They will quench any fan’s thirst for entertainment and knowledge. About the Authors: Daniel J. Brush is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. David Horne is a professional educator and former high school athletic director currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Oklahoma. Marc CB Maxwell is a Ph.D. student at the University of Oklahoma and is the author of Surviving Military Separation: 365 Days (Savas Beatie, 2007).
Category: Sports & Recreation

Atlanta Braves

Author : Tucker Elliot
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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THE TEAM: The Braves are the oldest continuously operated franchise in National League history and are one of just six Major League clubs with more than 10,000 victories—that's more than the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees and nearly 1,000 more than the Philadelphia Phillies (though the Phils have lost 10,000-plus games). In baseball's modern era the Braves franchise has won three World Series titles, 17 Pennants, and made 21 playoff appearances ... not to mention an unprecedented run of 14 consecutive Division Titles and the team of the 1990s under the leadership of Bobby Cox. A virtual who's who of Hall of Fame legends also claim the Braves as their home team: Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, Eddie Mathews, and Phil Niekro to name a few. THE FORMAT: Atlanta Braves: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports is composed of ten chapters, each offering numbered "mini stories"—facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia from Hall of Fame legends Aaron, Spahn, Mathews and Niekro to future Hall of Famers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Chipper Jones, to contemporary stars Brian McCann, Dan Uggla and Tim Hudson. Each chapter begins with an introduction that highlights the many exciting stories found in these pages such as the "Worst-to-First" 1991 Braves, the legendary career of Manager Bobby Cox, the unprecedented Cy Young success for the Braves during the 1990s, the team's greatest sluggers, and the greatest feats and most astounding records in franchise history. SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS books are not just for diehard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams—and this title is the definitive source for history and trivia on your Atlanta Braves.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Mixed Martial Arts

Author : Daniel J. Brush
ISBN : 1932714677
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The first Mixed Martial Arts book to be featured in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the Numbers series THE SPORT: The short and tumultuous history of the UFC and modern Mixed Martial Arts is one of the greatest stories in all of sports. From its spectacular beginnings to its deathbed, to reemergence as the fastest growing sport in the world, Mixed Martial Arts covers it all.THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. The book offers ten compelling chapter introductions and one thousand numbers full of statistics, stories, and oddities that blast new fans with the force of a Bas Rutten liver shot, and wipe away the cobwebs of the diehards as if they were waking up from a Cro Cop head kick.INTERACTIVE: Numerical entries tagged with SBTN All-Star or SBTN Hall of Fame logos are scattered throughout this book. These logos indicate that more information is available at our web site www.sportsbythenumbers.com. Readers and sports fans can then visit our site and participate in the SBTN blogs and conversations regarding those numbers, creating an interactive community.- Why did Hermes Franca agree to fight Manny Reyes for one dollar?- How did Matt The Law Lindland get his nickname?- Why did Jason Mayhem Miller mention Sacagawea after his WEC contract was fulfilled?- How many strikes did Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch combine to throw at UFC 87?- Why was Ian Freeman's victory over Frank Mir at UFC 38 both inspiring and terribly sad?Find out all the answers and more in Mixed Martial Arts-a book for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their favorite fighters and promotions.About the Authors: Daniel J. Brush, David Horne, and Marc CB Maxwell, also known as the Sports by the Numbers Guys, are the award-winning authors of the Sports by the Numbers series. Other titles include University of Oklahoma Football, New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, and NASCAR to name a few. Zac Robinson is a professional educator and life-long combat sports fan who has trained in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido in the United States and Korea. He is also a columnist for MMA Monthly Journal. REVIEWS ...very interesting... can arm you with all the tools you need to be the smartest guy in a room full of MMA Fans.Fight Magazine, 07/2009
Category: Sports & Recreation

Dr Vonda Wright S Guide To Thrive

Author : Vonda Wright
ISBN : 9781633191037
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Based on the author's extensive work with master athletes and adult onset exercisers who have changed their lives, Wright translates practical advice into real-life action using tactics learned as an orthopedic surgeon and sports doctor, as well as a competitive athlete and businesswoman.
Category: Health & Fitness

Team Sports Marketing

Author : Kirk L. Wakefield
ISBN : 9780750679794
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 75.38 MB
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Some might argue that sports marketing is a special case of marketing, meaning that there are theoretical and practical dimensions of marketing that are peculiar to sports marketing. This book unpacks this argument and looks at the features that distinguish it - especially from other forms of service marketing.
Category: Business & Economics

From The Fields To The Garden

Author : Zac Robinson
ISBN : 098267595X
Genre : Boxing
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From a humble beginning in a dirt-poor migrant camp where he picked cotton and fruit with dreams of playing baseball and seeing the world, to being stationed in Thailand as a member of the United States Air Force, to the quiet of the locker room before a big fight, to the center of the cage in the middle of chaos, to the stadiums of Japan, to the arenas of Las Vegas, and ultimately to the lights of Madison Square Garden as the most famous cutman in combat sports ... this is THE LIFE OF STITCH DURAN. The brawl after UFC 38 in London ... Stitch was there. Tito Ortiz and his I just killed Kenny shirt ... Stitch was there. Mike Tyson and Bob Sapp squaring off after Sapp beat Kimo Leopoldo ... Stitch was there. Marvin Eastman's cut ... Stitch was there. The Inoki slap ... Stitch was there. Vodka with Fedor after victory ... Stitch was there. Pride 28 and Wand's big knees ... Stitch was there. Shadow boxing in a Japanese restaurant with Wladimir Klitschko, TUF 1 Finale, Randy's first retirement, Pride Final Conflict Resolution, Diaz/Gomi at Pride 33, GSP/Serra at UFC 69, Gonzaga/Cro Cop at UFC 70, Chuck/Wand at UFC 79, Corey Hill's leg break, and Rocky VI ... yep, Stitch was at every one of them, too. And not only was Stitch there, Stitch had an impact. In the world of combat sports, Stitch has impacted a lot of people, and a lot of fights - all of which can be found in this book, the story of how he made it FROM THE FIELDS TO THE GARDEN: THE LIFE OF STITCH DURAN. ** Praise for The Life of Stitch Duran ** "Stitch is fast becoming an icon to both MMA and boxing ... he is admired by his fans and his peers. When the blood flows, Stitch knows just what to do." - Bruce Buffer ** "Stitch's tape jobs are so pretty you almost hate to punch someone in the face with them! His experience and expertise in the fight game is a rare commodity." - Randy Couture
Category: Boxing