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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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Pitch By Pitch

Author : Bob Gibson
ISBN : 9781250060693
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.42 MB
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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

Introduction To Exercise Science

Author : Stanley P. Brown
ISBN : 0683302809
Genre : Medical
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The emphasis in this new book is on providing students with a foundation of all areas of Exercise Science. It provides a broad description of the field as well as an introduction of some basic science that the field relies upon. Career potentials in these fields are also discussed. Connection Website: (
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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.

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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Growing Up

Author : David Sielschott
ISBN : 9781683945024
Genre : Fiction
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What happens to the boy from the wrong side of the tracks after he grows up and heads off to war? How much does the effort of one kind adult mean in the lives of young people? How do friends from rival towns cope when they are the stars of their teams and their dads are out of control? From the group of 11-12 year old baseball players who are made up of a collection of kids who are cut from the other teams in their home town (complete with a right fielder in cowboy boots) to a sophomore basketball player who receives his baptism by fire against an All State opponent, Growing Up is full of entertaining stories that will bring back memories, cause a smile and make you think.
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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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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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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. © 2013 Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

You Re The Umpire

Author : Wayne Stewart
ISBN : 9781602397934
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 43.18 MB
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Challenges fans to better understand the rules by presenting routine calls, basic situations, and obscure rules and situations.
Category: Games & Activities