THE BROOKLYN CYCLONES HARDBALL DREAMS AND THE NEW CONEY ISLAND

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The Brooklyn Cyclones

Author : Ben Osborne
ISBN : 0814762050
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 2001, after losing the Dodgers to California 44 years earlier, Brooklyn welcomed professional baseball back to the community with the Cyclones, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets. This entertaining book recounts the Cyclones first season.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Coney Island Reader

Author : Louis J. Parascandola
ISBN : 9780231538190
Genre : History
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Category: History

501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die

Author : Ron Kaplan
ISBN : 9780803246485
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 45.10 MB
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Propounding his “small ball theory” of sports literature, George Plimpton proposed that “the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature.” Of course he had the relatively small baseball in mind, because its literature is formidable—vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them (or to know what they’re missing). From biography, history, fiction, and instruction to books about ballparks, business, and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide, far more fun than a reference work has any right to be.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Companion To American Sport History

Author : Steven A. Riess
ISBN : 9781118609408
Genre : History
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A Companion to American Sport History presents a collection of original essays that represent the first comprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing field of American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarship relating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars working in the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonial times to the present day, including major sports such as baseball, football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and track and field? Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization, technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sports biography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
Category: History

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015057952627
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Proceedings

Author : North American Society for Sport History
ISBN : UOM:39015073094834
Genre : Physical education and training
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Category: Physical education and training

The A Z Of Club Culture

Author : B. Osborne
ISBN : 0340728248
Genre : Discotheques
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Expanding on Ben Osborne's column in The Guardian, this is a guide to 20 years of club culture. Drawing on research, interviews with DJs and musicians, and stories from the clubbers, it discusses who's who and what's what in contemporary dance. It runs the gamut from afro-funk, handbag and hardbag, to zion train and zippies. It also includes coverage of seminal clubs, crucial music genres, clubbing anecdotes, and club drugs.
Category: Discotheques

Pitchers Of Beer

Author : Dan Raley
ISBN : 9780803228474
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 1937, when local beer baron Emil Sick stepped in, the Seattle Indians were a struggling minor-league baseball team teetering on collapse. Moved to mix baseball and beer by his good friend and fellow brewer, New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, Sick built a new stadium and turned the team into a civic treasure. The Rainiers (newly named after the beer) set attendance records and won Pacific Coast League titles in 1939, ?40, ?41, ?51, and ?55.ø ø The story of the Rainiers spans the end of the Great Depression, World War II, the rise of the airline industry, and the incursion of Major League Baseball into the West Coast (which ultimately spelled doom for the club). It features well-known personalities such as Babe Ruth, who made an unsuccessful bid to manage the team; Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby, who did manage the Rainiers; and Ron Santo, a batboy who went on to a storied career with the Chicago Cubs. Mixing traditional baseball lore with tales of mischief, Pitchers of Beer relates the twenty-seven-year history of the Rainiers, a history that captures the timeless appeal of baseball, along with the local moments and minutiae that bring the game home to each and every one of us. Pitchers of Beer showcases fifty-two photographs of players and memorabilia from noted Northwest baseball collector David Eskenazi.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Coney Island

Author : Michael Immerso
ISBN : 0813531381
Genre : History
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"Coney Island; The People's Playground is the first new history of Coney Island in almost half a century, tracing its evolution and cultural impact from its earliest development as a seaside resort to the present-day Mermaid Parade. Presented in a photo-documentary format featuring more than one hundred vintage photos, archival material, personal accounts, and contemporary sources, the book evokes the atmosphere of the resort as experienced by those who visited it during its heyday. Through the reminiscences of nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, literary figures, and amusement historians, Michael Immerso traces Coney Island's remarkable ascent and subsequent decline, while at the same time examining the colorful individuals and complex social forces that contributed to its rise and fall." "Coney Island is not merely a documentary of the amusement industry or the story of a fabled amusement park, but rather a narrative of the way Americans, and particularly immigrants and urban Americans, came to regard the pursuit of leisure as part of their national birthright."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: History

The Bad Guys Won

Author : Jeff Pearlman
ISBN : 0061851965
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Once upon a time, twenty-four grown men would play baseball together, eat together, carouse together, and brawl together. Alas, those hard-partying warriors have been replaced by GameBoy-obsessed, laptop-carrying, corporate soldiers who would rather punch a clock than a drinking buddy. But it wasn't always this way ... In The Bad Guys Won, award-winning former Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankess were the second-best team in New York. So it was in 1986, when the New York Mets -- the last of baseball's live-like-rock-star teams -- won the World Series and captured the hearts (and other select body parts) of fans everywhere. But their greatness on the field was nearly eclipsed by how bad they were off it. Led by the indomitable Keith Hernandez and the young dynamic duo of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, along with the gallant Scum Bunch, the Amazin's won 108 regular-season games, while leaving a wide trail of wreckage in their wake -- hotel rooms, charter planes, a bar in Houston, and most famously Bill Buckner and the eternally cursed Boston Red Sox. With an unforgettable cast of characters -- Doc, Straw, the Kid, Nails, Mex, and manager Davey Johnson (as well as innumerable groupies) -- The Bad Guys Won immortalizes baseball's last great wild bunch of explores what could have been, what should have been, and thanks to a tragic dismantling of the club, what never was.
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