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Everything I Know I Learned From Baseball 99 Life Lessons From The Ball Field

Author : Philip Theibert
ISBN : 1938545346
Genre : Self-Help
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The first book ever to use the fundamentals of baseball as building blocks for a life of happiness, fulfillment, and success. The perfect antidote to the stress and craziness of travel baseball and softball. Brief, straightforward essays remind us that real winners are the ones who play the game right and treat people and the game with respect.
Category: Self-Help

Lessons In Life I Learned From My Baseball Cards

Author : Patrick J. Caraher
ISBN : 9781497626102
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Remember when the most exciting moment of your childhood was opening a fresh pack of baseball cards? How you gazed lovingly at the pictures of your heroes, pored over their statistics, thrilled to their exploits and identified with their lives? We all know someone whose baseball card collection was the most significant touchstone of his childhood. Baseball card collector Patrick Caraher has turned his lifelong passion into a spiritual odyssey in Lessons in Life I Learned from Baseball Cards. Selecting some prize items from his collection, Caraher has reflected on their larger resonance and produced this little gem of a book, the sports equivalent of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. With deft cameos of stars whose admirable lives and careers characterized such virtues as fortitude, humility, determination, honesty, and decency, Caraher has breathed life into the statistics behind baseball's role models and produced a collection of miniature portraits that illuminates the national pastime as few other books have.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Mickey Rourke Movies

Author : Dan Rempala
ISBN : 9781465325594
Genre : Reference
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This book explores important life lessons through the lens of Mickey Rourke movies. Fifteen movies are discussed from all phases of his extraordinary career, from his teen heartthrob years of the early 1980s to his more recent work as a token bad guy. Despite never having taken a film class or paid full-price to see a movie, the author explores each film and makes a seemingly endless series of insightful, and often humorous, observations about the human condition. In fact, this book features a minimum of two jokes per page.
Category: Reference

Everything I Need To Know I Learned In Boy Scouts

Author : Richard Bennett
ISBN : 9781477553428
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Former Scout Richard Bennett chronicles the history and stories of BSA Troop 826, a ragtag collection of neighborhood boys from Irving, Texas, who quickly grew up in the North Texas area, and needed the direction provided by Scoutmaster Warren Street and other adult volunteers. Bumps, bruises, and life lessons were the order of the day in the North Texas troop. No cell phones, video games, air conditioning, or televisions allowed! Boy vs Nature, first-time experiences away from the familiarity of home, success stories as well as the not-so-successful; it's all here. See what can happen when young men are given an opportunity to advance in life on the practice field known as 'Scouting.'
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life Lessons From Baseball

Author : Steve Riach
ISBN : 1562929941
Genre : Religion
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Life Lessons from Baseball packs the adrenaline of blasting a game winnning home run with the thrill of pitching a perfect game. Each powerful story and profile of one of today's top players or hall of fame heroes will encourage you to walk with a deeper sense of appreciation of God's grace and mercy in everyday life.
Category: Religion

Everything I Know About Business I Learned From The Grateful Dead

Author : Barry Barnes
ISBN : 9781455505173
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Grateful Dead is one of the most popular bands of all time and they have enjoyed incredible relevance to this day. But let's admit it, they were not exactly poster boys for corporate America. In EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS I LEARNED FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD, Deadhead and business scholar Barry Barnes proves that the Dead's influence on the business world will turn out to be a significant part of their legacy. Without intending to, the band pioneered ideas and practices that were subsequently embraced by American corporations. And in this book Barnes shares the ten most innovative business lessons from the Dead's illustrious career, including: -Creating and delivering superior customer value -Incorporating and establishing a board of directors early on -Founding a merchandising division -Giving away your product for free to increase demand Above all, Barnes explains how the Dead were masters of what he calls "strategic improvisation" -- the ability to adapt to changing times and circumstances -- and that their success lay precisely in their commitment to constant change and relentless variation. For an extraordinary thirty years, the Dead improvised a business plan and realized their vision -- all while making huge profits. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS I LEARNED FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD will show you how they did it -- and what your business can learn from their long, strange trip.
Category: Business & Economics

Baseball Between The Numbers

Author : Jonah Keri
ISBN : 9780465003730
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Everything I Know About Business I Learned From My Mama

Author : Tim Knox
ISBN : 047014906X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Praise for Everything I Know About Business I Learned from My Mama "Not your typical success book by any means. It's laugh-out-loud funny, full of great stories and outstanding business ideas, and has real heart. This is one I would spend my money on!" --Larry Winget, New York Times bestselling author of It's Called Work for a Reason! and star of the A&E hit reality series Big Spender "Every now and then I find a book that is so inspiring I immediately start making a list of all the people I know who must have a copy. Everything I Know About Business I Learned from My Mama is one of those books." --Dan Miller, author of 48 Days to the Work You Love "This book is a great combination: both entertaining and educational. You'll get some terrific ideas and insights and have so much fun in the process, you might not even realize you're learning. I recommend it." --Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor "This is one of those rare books that works on every level. Knox is an absolute pleasure to read, his stories are joyfully engaging, and there's a business lesson on every page. I enthusiastically recommend that you get this book immediately. Like me, you won't put it down until you've reached the last page. Hey, Tim, write another one soon!" --Joe Calloway, author of Work Like You're Showing Off! "Think of this book as Jeff Foxworthy meets Donald Trump. You get all of The Donald's wisdom dished up in some of the most hilarious business adventures ever described. Only Tim would learn a major business lesson from having his daddy try to electrocute him. If it ain't fun, don't do it. By that advice, you should read this book. It's an entrepreneur's gold mine nestled in a silly foam container." --Jerry Newman, author of My Secret Life on the McJob
Category: Business & Economics

The Baseball Fanbook

Author : The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
ISBN : 9781547840199
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Everything You Need to Become a Hardball Know-It-All The next book in the Fanbook series from Sports Illustrated Kids, The Baseball Fanbook has all the nerdy-cool insider knowledge that fans ready for next-level, in-depth stats need to know to impress their friends, family, coaches, and any season ticket holders they may meet. Tailor-made for baseball fanatics ages 8 and up who know the basics of the sport they love, may play it, and are looking to become super fans, this new fanbook is filled with fun trivia, unique lingo, and illustrated behind-the-skills how-to's. Chapters include Team Tidbits (salient baseball facts about every MLB team), Think Like a Manager (essential strategies to understand), He Reminds Me Of (compares current players to legendary greats of America's favorite pastime), and much more!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating

Author : Paul Oyer
ISBN : 9781422191675
Genre : Business & Economics
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Conquering the dating market—from an economist’s point of view After more than twenty years, economist Paul Oyer found himself back on the dating scene—but what a difference a few years made. Dating was now dominated by sites like Match.com, eHarmony, and OkCupid. But Oyer had a secret weapon: economics. It turns out that dating sites are no different than the markets Oyer had spent a lifetime studying. Monster.com, eBay, and other sites where individuals come together to find a match gave Oyer startling insight into the modern dating scene. The arcane language of economics—search, signaling, adverse selection, cheap talk, statistical discrimination, thick markets, and network externalities—provides a useful guide to finding a mate. Using the ideas that are central to how markets and economics and dating work, Oyer shows how you can apply these ideas to take advantage of the economics in everyday life, all around you, all the time. For all online daters—and for anyone else swimming in the vast sea of the information economy—this book uses Oyer’s own experiences, and those of millions of others, to help you navigate the key economic concepts that drive the modern age.
Category: Business & Economics

What I Know About Baseball Is What I Know About Life

Author : Peter G. Doumit
ISBN : 9781602471641
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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What do Baseball and Life have in common? What lessons can be learned from America's Pastime that are applicable to Life? In "What I Know about Baseball Is What I Know about Life," lifelong coach Pete Doumit shares his thought-provoking insights into these questions, drawing on his experiences as a coach and teacher of the game of Baseball and the 'game' of Life. 'As both a player and student under the tutelage of Coach Doumit, I have benefited greatly...Now in my fifth year as a professional baseball player, I owe much of my success to this teaching.' -Jason Cooper, Stanford University, Cleveland Indians Organization 'Coach Doumit has compiled an important collection of his experiences both on the field and in life...a must read for any coach or teacher.' -Quintz Whitaker, Moses Lake HS Baseball Coach/Teacher 'Having had a son on teams coached by Pete Doumit and in his classroom, we have witnessed first hand the lessons learned by 'Coach, ' taught by example and explanation.' -Steve and Elizabeth Matern, Parents
Category: Sports & Recreation

Baseball History Research 101

Author : Brian McKenna
ISBN : 9780557494750
Genre :
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In Baseball History Research 101, Brian McKenna has brought together in one quick and easy synopsis a complete guide for the beginning researcher.Individual chapters highlight the necessary topics:* Selecting Your Field of Study* Available Resources* Web Sites* Digital Archives* Searching Resources, Sites and Archives* Making Contacts* Organizing Your Data* Writing and Getting PublishedYou will discover not only where to search but how and why. Then, you'll be given hints in making notes, maintaining your data and organizing it.The program utilizes the most inexpensive methods possible. Most resources are free or can be examinedrather cheaply. Appendixes are also provided which offer a bibliographical listing of baseball works and pre-prepared forms which you'll find useful duringyour endeavors.

Global Cosmopolitans

Author : L. Brimm
ISBN : 9780230289796
Genre : Business & Economics
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As globalization creates the need for leaders who transcend national borders, this book provides an insider's view of what makes them special. This is the first book to present a framework for understanding this fast-growing and influential group and it provides tools for readers to discover their own inner competitive edge.
Category: Business & Economics

Baseball For Everyone A Treasury Of Baseball Lore And Instruction For Fans And Players

Author : Joe DiMaggio
ISBN : 9788899914035
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1948) - Here is Joe DiMaggio’s inside story of baseball, an instructive and entertaining survey of the game written expressly for fan and player alike — the bleacher fan, the sand-lot player, the high school athlete, and anyone who has ever swung a bat or whooped it up for the home team. Never before in one volume has baseball been covered so thoroughly. Joe DiMaggio, idol of today’s baseball world, probes the arts of batting, base running, coaching, strategy, and play at each of the nine positions. Through his own experiences and those of a hundred other major leaguers, he tells of life in the Big Leagues, World Series play, anecdotes about old-time players such as Shanty Hogan and Casey Stengel and contemporary figures like Bill Dickey and Bob Feller. With the aid of sketches and photographs, DiMaggio explains in detail how Lou Gehrig learned to go far to his right for a ground ball; how a shortstop often relays the catcher’s signals to the outfield; how a batter protects a base runner; how a pitcher grips the ball for a sinker, a curve, and a knuckler. Read what old-time catcher Shanty Hogan remembers about life in the Eastern League. (“We called it the ‘Up and At ’em League’—up all night and at ’em all day.”). Or what colorful Casey Stengel said about barnstorming from town to town in automobiles. (“Never let a pitcher who lost a close game that afternoon be your driver that night.”) DiMaggio consulted many authorities in this study of the game. His advisory board of baseball experts included Frankie Frisch, former second baseman and manager of the St. Louis Cardinals; Bill Dickey, former catcher for the New York Yankees; Carl Hubbell, former New York Giant pitcher; Art Fletcher, New York Yankee coach, and Red Barber, Sports Director for C.B.S. Baseball for Everyone is a warm and revealing story of our favorite national pastime, written by the game’s most outstanding exponent, Joe DiMaggio. For sixteen years DiMaggio patrolled center field for the New York Yankees. Three times he was designated the American League’s most valuable player, and in 1947 he won the Sportsman-of-the-Year trophy awarded by Sports Magazine. Illustrated with 9 Halftones and 17 Line Drawings by Lenny Hollreiser
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Knucklebook

Author : Dave Clark
ISBN : 9781566639699
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This little book will teach you all you need to know about the most frustrating yet entertaining pitch in baseball: the knuckleball. "Clark masterfully breaks down the pitch, the mindset, and could save the pitch from extinction with this important work."—Will Carroll.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Baseball For Dummies

Author : Joe Morgan
ISBN : 9781118054376
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Joe Morgan again shows himself a rare bird: an ex-jock with savvy and the ability to communicate it." —People "This book has something for everybody, from longtime fans to Little Leaguers." —New York Newsday Baseball For Dummies, Third Edition, is for baseball fans at all levels, from players and coaches to spectators who love the game. Baseball Hall of Fame player and ESPN baseball analyst Joe Morgan explains baseball with remarkable insight, using down-to-earth language so everyone from the casual observer to the die-hard fan can gain a fuller appreciation of the sport. This updated edition features: Everything you need to know about the game, from what it takes to play each position and how to hit and run the bases to what to watch for in the game and how to appreciate the finer points of the sport Coverage of new star players, new stadiums, and game milestones The lowdown on today’s baseball Web resources The latest on stats and sabermetrics The inside story on the new steroid rules From how to throw a knuckleball or hit an inside pitch to how to keep a scorecard or pick a winning fantasy league team, Morgan covers all the bases, showing you how to get the most out of the game. You’ll see how to: Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding Find a team to play on, from Little League on up Evaluate stats, players, and records Coach or umpire effectively Get more out of a trip to the ballpark Complete with Morgan’s personal lists of top-ten pitchers, fielders, and relievers, as well as new quotes from Derek Jeter and Keith Hernandez, Baseball For Dummies gives you all the inside tips, facts, and stats so you can play like a Major Leaguer!
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Chris Lamb
ISBN : 0803280475
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Chronicles the story of Jackie Robinson's first spring training during 1946, a time when America was struggling with racism and segregation, as well as with the impact of the Second World War, documenting the player's ordeal on and off the field, the reaction of the black and white communities, the influence of the press, and Robinson's own determination and anxieties.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Still Writing

Author : Dani Shapiro
ISBN : 9780802193438
Genre : Reference
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“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.” From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Still Writing is an intimate and eloquent companion to living a creative life. Through a blend of deeply personal stories about what formed her as a writer, tales from other authors, and a searching look at her own creative process, Shapiro offers her gift to writers everywhere: an elegant guide of hard-won wisdom and advice for staying the course. “The writer’s life requires courage, patience, empathy, openness. It requires the ability to be alone with oneself. Gentle with oneself. To be disciplined, and at the same time, take risks.” Writers—and anyone with an artistic temperament—will find inspiration and comfort in these pages. Offering lessons learned over twenty years of teaching and writing, Shapiro brings her own revealing insights to weave an indispensable almanac for modern writers. Like Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary, and Stephen King’s On Writing, Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing is a lodestar for aspiring scribes and an eloquent memoir of the writing life.
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