365 Oddball Days In Dodgers History

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365 Oddball Days In St Louis Cardinals History

Author : John Snyder
ISBN : 9781578604722
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The St. Louis Cardinals is one of the most successful franchises in National League history. Having won a record ten World Championships, the team has cultivated a huge fan base. 365 Oddball Days in Cardinals History combines easy-to-browse baseball trivia with a never-out-of-date annual. It delivers historical and statistical information in quick nuggets, elevating this collection to the perfect water cooler book or bathroom reader for Cardinals fans everywhere.
Category: Sports & Recreation

365 Oddball Days

Author : John Snyder
ISBN : 9781459607255
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This entertaining and informative reference reveals the Lovable Losers in all their beleaguered glory, from the real story behind the Curse of the Billygoat to Steve Bartman's infamous bleachers grab. Delving deep into Cub history, it provides even the most dyed-in-the-wool uniform fan a full year's worth of anecdotes, information, and team lore.
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The 50 Greatest Dodgers Games Of All Time

Author : J.P. Hoornstra
ISBN : 9781626011946
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Dodgers have played more than 10,000 games as a franchise. Their 50 greatest games span two coasts and three centuries worth of baseball. They include: • A doubleheader that lasted six and a half innings combined • A single game that featured three teams on the field • A game in which the Dodgers didn’t record a hit – and won • The games in which the single-season and career home run records were broken • Three perfect games and two no-hitters • The longest game in major league history • The first major league game ever televised • A game in which the Dodgers’ pitcher lost consciousness on the field • An exhibition game that drew 93,103 spectators • The first integrated game in major league history The 50 Greatest Dodgers Games features all the best players to don the uniform: Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, Kirk Gibson, Zack Wheat, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Clayton Kershaw, Steve Garvey, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese and more. It also features some of the unsung heroes of baseball history, like Cookie Lavagetto, Vic Davalillo, Sandy Amoros, Al Gionfriddo and Joe McGinnity. For the first time, their performances are laid side-by-side in this account of the greatest Dodgers games ever played. Which game ranks number one?
Category: Sports & Recreation

Transports Of Delight

Author : Peter Hancock
ISBN : 9783319552484
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This inspiring book shows how the spiritual side of life, with its thoughts, feelings, and aspirations, is intimately bound up with our material technologies. From the wonder of Gothic Cathedrals, to the quiet majesty of lighter than air flight, to the ultimate in luxury of the north Atlantic steamers, Peter Hancock explores how these sequential heights of technology have enabled our dreams of being transported to new and uncharted realms to become reality. Sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively, technology has always been there to make material the visions of our imagination. This book shows how this has essentially been true for all technologies from Stonehenge to space station.But technology is far from perfect. Indeed, the author argues here that some of the most public and tragic of its failures still remain instructive, emblematic, and even inspiring. He reports on examples such as a Cathedral of the Earth (Beauvais), a Cathedral of the Seas (Titanic), and a Cathedral of the Air (Hindenburg) and tells their stories from the viewpoint of material transcendence. By interweaving their stories he reveals how technologies can succeed in elevating human beings and, in taking them to whole new realms of being, he explores and explains why these experiences are ‘Transports of Delight.’
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Iowa Baseball Greats

Author : Don Doxsie
ISBN : 9780786498949
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In the world of sports, Iowa is probably best known for wrestling but the state has also produced more than 200 major league baseball players. Sixteen of them are profiled here, including six Hall of Famers, the game’s brightest star of the 19th century, an American League batting champion, the only pitcher to lead the National League in strikeouts seven years in a row, the only catcher to catch two back-to-back no-hitters and one of the most dominant pitchers in American League history. They made their presence felt off the field, too. One helped fortify the game’s racial barriers. One helped tear them down. One invented devices that changed the game. Two wrote instructional books on baseball. One became famous so young that he graced the cover of national magazines before graduating from high school. Each has a compelling story, some interwoven with the game’s greatest moments.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Die Beatles In Harburg

Author : Rüdiger Articus
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021169532
Genre : Rock music
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Category: Rock music