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One Batter One Pitch

Author : Michael Connelly
ISBN : 9780595604319
Genre : Fiction
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The novel One Batter, One Pitch is a sequel to An Informal Boston Education, which chronicled the chaotic, frenetic, and hilarious career, social, and romantic missteps of quirky, wisecracking, ballplaying, weightlifting, and beer-drinking young Boston CPA Rocky Collins; until, with the help of a good woman and promising new job, he finally gets his life under control. But now hes approaching middle age, frustrated with limiting age-related physical issues and feeling increasingly out of tune with the culture; and worst of all, the changing competitive landscape facing the company hes been successful with for twenty years has become an insurmountable problem. Hes working too hard and long with disappointing results, and worrying that, despite his rewarding family life and a solid circle of old friends, hes going to end up a failed, essentially numerical man. But his unrelenting drive and determination, intelligence and wit, along with the unwavering empathetic support of his equally hard-working wife, finally have him hooking up with a couple of charismatic, successful Boston venture capitalists, who not only appreciate his talent and work ethic, but also his imagination and combative Boston-Irish humor. He gets his career back on track by helping them turn around a couple of mid-size manufacturing companies, while also helping found a new independent baseball league with some very unique rules, equipment, and playing fields; designing The Penultimate Boston Sports Bar; and helping a black Boston area youth minister build a Life Training and Development Center.
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Published by the Boy Scouts of America for all BSA registered adult volunteers and professionals, Scouting magazine offers editorial content that is a mixture of information, instruction, and inspiration, designed to strengthen readers' abilities to better perform their leadership roles in Scouting and also to assist them as parents in strengthening families.

Pitch By Pitch

Author : Bob Gibson
ISBN : 9781250060693
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Pitch by Pitch gets inside the head of Bob Gibson on October 2, 1968, when he took the mound for game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. With the tension rising in the stadium, an uproarious crowd behind him, and the record for the most strikeouts thrown in a World Series game on the line, Gibson, known as one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball history, relives every inning and each pitch of this iconic game. Facing down batter after batter, he breaks down his though process and recounts in vivid and candid detail his analysis of the players who stepped into the batter's box against him, his control of both the ball and the elements of the day, and his moments of synchronicity with teammate Tim McCarver, all the while capturing the fascinating relationship and unspoken dialogue that carries on between pitcher and catcher over the course of nine critical innings. From the dugout to the locker room, Gibson offers a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the players, the team's chemistry, and clubhouse culture. He recounts the story of Curt Flood, Gibson's best friend and the Cardinal center fielder, who would go on to become one of the pioneers of free agency; shares colorful anecdotes of his interactions with some of baseball's most unforgettable names, from Denny McLain and Roger Maris to Sandy Koufax and Harry Caray; and relives the confluence of events, both on and off the field, that led to one of his---and baseball's---most memorable games ever. This deep, unfiltered insider look at one particular afternoon of baseball allows for a better understanding of how pros play the game and all the variables that a pitcher contends with as he navigates his way through a formidable lineup. Gibson's extraordinary and engrossing tale is retold from the unique viewpoint of an extremely perceptive pitcher who happens to be one of baseball's all-time greats.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Dynamic Physical Education For Secondary School Students

Author : Timothy A. Brusseau, Jr.
ISBN : 9781492591092
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Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students provides PETE students a solid conceptual foundation for creating healthy learning environments and quality physical education programs. This resource offers a wide variety of units and activities that enhance learning.

Inside Pitch

Author : Nick Cafardo
ISBN : 9781633194595
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the greatest pitchers of his generation, Tom Glavine delivered the defining moment of the Atlanta Braves' 1990s dynasty. Glavine took the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium mound for Game 6 of the 1995 World Series and allowed just one hit as the Braves won 1–0 to clinch Atlanta's first, and only, World Series title. Glavine captured the World Series MVP trophy and the hearts of Braves fans forever. In Inside Pitch, the left-hander tells the story that led up to this moment of glory and countless others in a Hall of Fame career that spanned 22 seasons. Glavine provides an in-depth look at the Braves' glory years, including his friends and fellow Cy Young Award winners Greg Maddux and John Smoltz and manager Bobby Cox. Glavine also shares memories of teammates from Deion Sanders to Chipper Jones and of playing for owner Ted Turner. He also tells his own story from growing up in a working-class family, pushing himself to succeed and his decision to turn down a chance to play pro hockey, opting for baseball instead. He describes his 300th win, his election to baseball's Hall of Fame, and his later seasons with the New York Mets before returning to close out his career with the Braves. Fans of the Braves, and of baseball, will love Glavine's book. It is filled with all the drama and inspiration that make the game America's passion.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The On Base Specialist

Author : Bill Hagedorn
ISBN : 9781476619415
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A new type of player is stepping into the batter's box--the on-base specialist. And it's about time; the last major advance in baseball offense came in 1973 with the designated hitter in the American League. In recent years, pitching has dominated hitting, and run production has been on the decline. With a new dynamic in offensive strategy, that is probably about to change. Batters in the future could well be on base more frequently than before, and more successful in getting on base than pitchers will be in getting them out. Most importantly, the on-base specialist will be expected to help his team score more runs and win more games. This book is the first to explore this concept. The reasoning and statistics behind this new model of offense are sound and the implications may be game-changing.
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Hard Knocks Consequences Too

Author : Fred G. Dickenson
ISBN : 9781490814599
Genre : Religion
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"Hard Knocks and Consequences Too, by Fred G. Dickenson, is a folksy and practical walk down the path of life; it is about learning from personal experiences in ways that imprint upon one's character. Fred's devotional anthology is fun to read, and it inspires the reader to reflect a little deeper into how everyday life can teach profound spiritual lessons. Whether read as a daily devotional or as a biographical journey, it will inspire any reader. I recommend Hard Knocks and Consequences Too for any believer who desires to learn how to learn from experience." -David Martz, EdD, author and adult educator "In Hard Knocks and Consequences Too, you are gently coaxed into mental and spiritual exercise that begins to plant principles from God's Word, into your heart. Once you have read it, not only will more seed be planted, but you will begin to see a harvest. It will impact your life in a positive way." -Missionary Wilson Gauntt, MEd, professor at Global University "Fred has a gift in assessing his life-past and present-with a candid approach to proving that God has a hand in everything ... and he does it with an enjoyable sense of humor and humility. I recommend both books for your personal library, as a gift to a loved one in spiritual need (or not); for church libraries and ministries; and to anyone for enjoyment and a trip down memory lane." -Donna Gentry Weeden, 2013 president of Paradise Historical Society, Inc.; past Texas municipal court judge
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Diamond Stars

Author : Marc Peter Reyna
ISBN : 9781457561627
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Diamond Stars is a love story about Solly and Abby, a boy and a girl with a deep, abiding love for the game of baseball, thrown together by fate, luck and baseball cards to witness one of the signature achievements in baseball history: New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell striking out five future Hall-of-Famers in succession at the 1934 All-Star Game. Diamond Stars is a story about passions, perseverance and the strange, mystical role heroes play in our lives. It is also a story of baseball and the enduring hold it has on the people who play it, watch it and love it. Diamond Stars moves between two classic games, in 1934 and 1984, following Solly and Abby’s story with their future clouded by doubt and their salvation in the improbable hands of a man who lost as many games as he won. Solly is convinced of this. His job now is to convince Van Lingle Mungo.
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Play Ball

Author : Matt Christopher
ISBN : 9780316203210
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The first book in an epic series about family, friendship, and baseball Eleven-year-old cousins catcher Liam McGrath and pitcher Carter Jones grew up playing baseball together. Now, their team is on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball World Series. To reach the title match, however, they must first beat their number one rivals from Southern California. Little do they know that the game will prove to be just the first challenge they'll face on their road to the championships.
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Games 2

Author : Youth Specialties,
ISBN : 9780310862130
Genre : Religion
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Nearly 400 more wild, creative games for guaranteed fun! - Baseball and Kickball Games . . . The national pastime is hereby turned on its ear by more nutty variations than you can shake a Louisville Slugger at. Plus other diamond games, like kickball. - Swimming Pool and Lake Games . . . Whether your water is a pond, pool, or Puget Sound, we've got contests, activities -- even a spectator Water Carnival (see page 117). - Wide Games . . . Got a few acres and a few hours to organize, strategize -- and then use stealth and cunning to infiltrate enemy lines, smuggle contraband through customs, or detect (and dispatch) aliens? These adventure games are perfect for camps and retreats! - Golf Games . . . You don't need manicured courses, motorized carts, or polyester pants. What you do need are people willing to golf with marshmallows, rubber bands, hula hoops, and croquet mallets. - Frisbee Games . . . Portable, ubiquitous, and supremely cool, flying discs hold hours of entertainment for your group. In fact, why not plan an entire day of Frisbee games? Plus . . . A bevy of relay races, outdoor games especially for large and small groups, 30-some soccer and hockey games, alternative football games, and enough water games (including water balloon games) to give your group a sopping good summertime! Whether you're a youth worker or recreation director in a church, school, club, or camp -- Games 2 is brimming with notoriously wild, creative, and youth-group tested games!
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Sut Mccaslin

Author : Steve Spoerl
ISBN : 9780595131075
Genre : Fiction
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Sut McCaslin, a Baseball Romance tells the story of a major league baseball player in the early 'Fifties. Sut is a reserve outfielder on the Washington Senators, the worst team in baseball. From Opening Day through midseason Sut and his teammates experience the joys and pains of the game until one night in St. Louis that transforms his life. Sut's story is not only baseball. Strains of racism and McCarthyism run strongly through the novel, along with many levels of inquiry into the nature and meaning of the game itself. The story is tilted somewhat more toward allegory than realism, but remains firmly rooted in its time. Written in a casual, engaging style, with vivid and memorable characterizations, Sut McCaslin is both entertaining nostalgia and a creative retelling of the era. Following generally the pattern established by Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, the novel re-enacts the mythic journey of the hero through mid-century America. Not every game is won nor every battle lost.
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Samurai Shortstop

Author : Alan M. Gratz
ISBN : 9781440634826
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Tokyo, 1890. Toyo is caught up in the competitive world of boarding school, and must prove himself to make the team in a new sport called besuboru. But he grieves for his uncle, a samurai who sacrificed himself for his beliefs, at a time when most of Japan is eager to shed ancient traditions. It's only when his father decides to teach him the way of the samurai that Toyo grows to better understand his uncle and father. And to his surprise, the warrior training guides him to excel at baseball, a sport his father despises as yet another modern Western menace. Toyo searches desperately for a way to prove there is a place for his family's samurai values in modern Japan. Baseball might just be the answer, but will his father ever accept a Western game that stands for everything he despises?
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The Tennis Baseball League

Author : Vincent Tipre
ISBN : 9781598586763
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Tennis Baseball League is a memoir detailing Vince's love for baseball, and a new version of the game that has changed his idea of sports altogether.
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Papers Poetry Prose Volume V

Author : Students at Pierce Middle School
ISBN : 9781450258968
Genre : Fiction
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Middle school is a crazy, busy, confusing and difficult time in our lives. Papers, Poetry & Prose is a look at the middle school experience through the eyes of eighth graders. The young authors openly discuss the passions in their lives, the pain and the joys. It is a collection of stories, memories and poems that capture all that they are focused on. Inside you will see the importance of friendship, family, sports and acceptance. Papers, Poetry & Prose will remind you of how challenging it is to be a teen. Enjoy their heartfelt words.
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Research Quarterly

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ISBN : PSU:000063831269
Genre : Health education
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The Coaching Clinic

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ISBN : MINN:31951P006967833
Genre : Coaching (Athletics)
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Category: Coaching (Athletics)

Tales From The Deadball Era

Author : Mark S. Halfon
ISBN : 9781612346496
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Deadball Era (1901û1920) is a baseball fanÆs dream. Hope and despair, innocence and cynicism, and levity and hostility blended then to create an air of excitement, anticipation, and concern for all who entered the confines of a major league ballpark. Cheating for the sake of victory earned respect, corrupt ballplayers fixed games with impunity, and violence plagued the sport. Spectators stormed the field to attack players and umpires, ballplayers charged the stands to pummel hecklers, and physical battles between opposing clubs occurred regularly in a phenomenon known as ôrowdyism.ö At the same time, endearing practices infused baseball with lightheartedness, kindness, and laughter. Fans ran onto the field with baskets of flowers, loving cups, diamond jewelry, gold watches, and cash for their favorite players in the middle of games. Ballplayers volunteered for ôbenefit contestsö to aid fellow big leaguers and the country in times of need. ôJoke gamesö reduced sport to pure theater as outfielders intentionally dropped fly balls, infielders happily booted easy grounders, hurlers tossed soft pitches over the middle of the plate, and umpires ignored the rules. Winning meant nothing, amusement meant everything, and league officials looked the other way. Mark Halfon looks at life in the major leagues in the early 1900s, the careers of John McGraw, Ty Cobb, and Walter Johnson, and the events that brought about the end of the Deadball Era. He highlights the strategies, underhanded tactics, and bitter battles that defined this storied time in baseball history, while providing detailed insights into the players and teams involved in bringing to a conclusion this remarkable period in baseball history.
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The Shortstop S Redemption

Author : Joseph M. Orlando
ISBN : 9781469106595
Genre : Fiction
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