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Tales From The Ballpark

Author : Mike Shannon
ISBN : 0809224844
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Following his successful "Tales from the Dugout, " Mike Shannon continues to delight baseball fans with memorable anecdotes from the sport's past and present. 20 illustrations.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Muzzy Field

Author : Douglas S. Malan
ISBN : 9781935278849
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Few ballparks still in use today can boast of hosting both Babe Ruth and Vince Lombardi during their playing days. Muzzy Field in Bristol, Connecticut, is one of them. In Muzzy Field, author Douglas S. Malan retells the stories of the events and people who shaped this municipal ballpark that is so rich in history. Tucked away in the woodsy corner of a public park located within the once-gilded boundaries of a manufacturing city, Muzzy Field's illustrious history began as a charitable land donation in 1912. With the financial backing of the sports-minded management at New Departure Manufacturing, the field became home to one of the area's strongest semiprofessional baseball teams; it also welcomed some of the greatest athletes who played the game from Ruth to Martín Dihigo and dozens of Hall of Fame athletes. From its earliest days, the colorful stories of the great barnstorming era of professional sports defined what has become a grand old dame of New England ballparks. With photos included, Muzzy Field relates the long legacy and the fascinating stories of a field that many never knew existed. They are tales from a forgotten ballpark.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tales From The Mets Dugout

Author : Bruce Markusen
ISBN : 9781582619835
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Markusen tells tales about the many fascinating teams of one of the most colorful franchises in Major League Baseball, as well as stories about dozens of memorable New York Mets personalities.
Category: Sports & Recreation

More Tales From The Dugout

Author : Mike Shannon
ISBN : 0071417893
Genre : Business & Economics
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The author of Tales from the Dugout collects more than one hundred lesser-known tales from baseball, including stories about Roger Maris, Pete Rose, Phil Rizzuto, Gaylord Perry, and Ken Griffey Jr., among many others. Original. 12,500 first printing.
Category: Business & Economics

Tales From The New York Mets Dugout

Author : Bruce Markusen
ISBN : 9781613215920
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In ?fty years of existence, the New York Mets have experienced almost every phase of success and failure that can be encountered by a major league team. Written by veteran baseball author Bruce Markusen, Tales from the New York Mets Dugout relives some of the favorite moments in Mets history while also telling an array of little-known stories about the players. Stand on the mound with Tom Seaver, watch from the dugout with Davey Johnson, and kneel in front of the umpire with Hall of Famer Gary Carter. Tales from the New York Mets Dugout is the perfect book for anyone who believes in something amazin’.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tales From The Minnesota Twins Dugout

Author : Kent Hrbek
ISBN : 9781683582854
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Imagine a story in which a young man grows up so close to a major-league ballpark that he can see the stadium lights from his front yard. He pretends to be the team’s star during neighborhood ball games and fantasizes about one day playing for his hometown team. Stop imagining. Kent Hrbek made those childhood dreams come true. In this newly revised edition of Tales From the Minnesota Twins Dugout, the Twins superstar himself relives his journey from homegrown dreamer to international superstar. Along the way, he recounts all the unforgettable moments from on the field and in the locker room that make the Twins one of baseball’s most beloved franchises. Hrbek played fourteen seasons for the franchise, helping the club win two World Series titles. His jersey has been retired by the Twins, hanging alongside the likes of Tony Oliva, the hitter he emulated as a child. It is a fairytale story. But it’s only one part of this newly revised edition of Tales From the Minnesota Twins Dugout. Within these pages, readers will find the story of players’ hopes, realities, and unforgettable moments. Enjoy the humorous tales of pranks pulled by Hrbek and his zany teammates, taste the victory as the Twins take home two World Series titles. Savor the story of the hometown hero who remains to this day fiercely loyal to his Twins. A must-have for any Minnesota fan. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Haunted Tales From The Region

Author : Dorothy Salvo Davis
ISBN : 9781614234166
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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South Shore lights blaze through the night, warding off restless spirits that slink among shadows. Join paranormal researcher and author Dorothy Salvo Davis as she reveals the legends and ghouls that haunt this generally peaceful area. Journey to deceased pop legend Michael Jackson's home in Gary and experience a chill as the unexplained dances before you. Does a chimp's apparition play among the walkways and cages of the Washington Park Zoo? Dare to discover. And visit John Dillinger's ghostly gang hideout in Hammond and the uneasy Hoosiers of LaPorte, who suffer the shrieks emanating from wicked Bella Gunness' ever-tortured victims. Cut the lights at your own peril, because the ghouls of the South Shore won't soon find solace.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Denny Matthews S Tales From The Royals Dugout

Author : Denny Matthews
ISBN : 9781596700390
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Amos Otis, Frank White, George Brett, Hal McRae, Dan Quisenberry, Bret Saberhagen, Paul Splittorff. One mention of any of those names can bring about visions of great baseball, determination, hard-nosed, and winning. However, one vision out-weighs all others: the boys in blue & the Kansas City Royals. The Kansas City Royals, an expansion club in the American League in 1969, struggled during their early existence. It didn't take long, however, before the Royals established themselves as one of the most successful franchises in baseball. That success culminated with the winning of the 1985 World Series.Since 1969, the Royals have developed great players that have had fun. Along the way, they also have developed a winning tradition. Although the Royals have received the "small-market" tag in recent years, the organization still boasts a proud heritage. In Denny Matthews' Tales from the Royals Dugout, longtime Royals radio broadcaster Denny Matthews relives the club's great moments and pro
Category: Sports & Recreation

Great Tales Of Baseball

Author : Wayne Stewart
ISBN : 1711231908
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Great Tales of Baseball is exactly that-- eight chapters (see below) of wonderful, funny, interesting stories about many aspects of the game of baseball. You'll read about an amazing pitcher who usually was just so-so, but he amazingly baffled Babe Ruth nearly every single time he faced the Bambino. Learn about quirky ballparks and those with rich traditions--and even zany ballpark traditions and gimmicks that went horribly wrong. Players share their thoughts and interesting stories on how they tease/prank rookies, their feelings on players who show others up, and one chapter focuses on some of the strangest plays and events from the not-too-distant past. It's a book that will make you laugh, give you new insights, and richly entertain all readers. This list of chapters is a sampling of the stories you'll read:CHAPTER ONE: PROMOTIONS AND GIMMICKS THAT WENT WRONG The opening chapter is full of odd events and promos from Disco Demolition and other promotions which led to games being forfeited to lighter, amusing ones such as Seance Night, Voodoo Night, and even Vasectomy Night.CHAPTER TWO: HAVE PITY FOR THE POOR ROOKIE From the days of Ty Cobb and Lou Gehrig to today, rookies have had tons of pranks pulled on them, most of them pretty funny. Read about how veterans treat raw rookies.CHAPTER THREE: THE AMAZING MAN WHO "OWNED" BABE RUTH This is the chapter on the incredible "jinx" over Ruth.CHAPTER FOUR: STRANGE PLAYS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1990s Here you'll encounter some very odd events dealing with such things as two grand slams being drilled in the same inning-- by the same man! Other "what-are-the-odds events will amaze you.CHAPTER FIVE: RULE CHANGES BROUGHT ABOUT BY ONE MAN Quick thinking men such as Bill Veeck have come up with cunning ways to get around the rule book in baseball-- when one man's actions result in a rule change it's interesting and historic.CHAPTER SIX: SHOWING UP OTHERS It happens more now than perhaps ever before-- players thump their chest and stage antics which leave the other team fuming. You'll read about the actions of men such as Prince Fielder who "bowled" over teammates as part of a scripted walk-off home run celebration.CHAPTER SEVEN: BALLPARK TRADITIONS Baseball is a game rich in traditon and many of them take place at (or deal with) great ballparks. Read about your favorite park and so many others to learn about traditions such as Wrigley Field's raising flags to indicate if the Cubs won or lost on a given day. CHAPTER EIGHT: BALLPARKS' QUIRKS AND UNIQUE FEATURES Read more about the great parks of baseball and what made so many of them (often, but not always, the classic old parks) so special. From Ebbets Field to Fenway and more, this chapter is bound to entertain.

Haunted Baseball

Author : Mickey Bradley
ISBN : 1599215810
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Baseball and ghost stories are as American as apple pie. Haunted Baseball combines both with this fun and freaky collection of otherworldly yarns. Collected from baseball players, stadium personnel, umpires, front-office folks, and fans, the tales told here explore the spooky connection between baseball and the paranormal, including Babe Ruth sightings at a former brothel, the Curse of the Billy Goat that still haunts the Chicago Cubs, of hidden passageways within the depths of Dodger Stadium, and of the spirits of legendary stars that inspire modern-day players at Yankee Stadium. We hear why Johnny Damon believes in ghosts, and how the memories of a 9/11 hero inspired Ken Griffey Jr. to hit a home run against the Phillies—a team against which he'd never even gotten a hit! There's the story of how Sam Rice settled a decades-old baseball controversy with a message from beyond the grave, and how the late Roberto Clemente had premonitions of his own death in a plane crash. With a wealth of anecdotes that have never before been told before, the authors present an entertaining and eerie look at our national pastime.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Death At The Ballpark

Author : Robert M. Gorman
ISBN : 9781476622583
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark—rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game’s history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground-breaking study provides the known details for 150 years of game-related deaths, identifies contributing factors and discusses resulting changes to game rules, protective equipment, crowd control and stadium structures and grounds. Topics covered include pitched and batted-ball fatalities, weather and field condition accidents, structural failures, fatalities from violent or risky behavior and deaths from natural causes.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ballpark Mysteries 10 The Rookie Blue Jay

Author : David A. Kelly
ISBN : 9780385378772
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Batter up! Ballpark Mysteries combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early chapter book readers! Mike and Kate can’t wait to watch their rookie hero Dusty Martin in action. But something is throwing the Blue Jays’ star off his game. Then, when no one else is looking, Mike sees mysterious ghost lights flying across the field. Is the ballpark haunted? And could Dusty have seen the lights, too? Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy’s A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher’s sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features “Dugout Notes,” with more amazing baseball facts.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Tale Of Three Cities

Author : Steven Travers
ISBN : 9781597976176
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants battle it out
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fenway 1912

Author : Glenn Stout
ISBN : 9780547607399
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Winner of the 2011 Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research, for the best book of baseball history or biography "An irresistible look back on Fenway Park's first season, not just for Sox fans . . . a great choice for anyone who enjoys a dip into baseball history at its best."—Huffington Post Even people who aren’t fans of baseball know Fenway Park. More than just a ballpark, it is a part of American culture, and has been for nearly one hundred years. In Fenway 1912, Glenn Stout tells the remarkable story of Fenway’s first year, from the long winter when locals poured concrete and built the park to the ragtag Red Sox team that embarked on a journey to the World Series while the paint was still drying and the grass still coming in. Stout tells the stories behind the park’s notorious quirks like the Green Monster, and of the designers, builders, managers, and players who made Fenway’s first year unforgettable. For all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story. Drawing on extensive new research, the esteemed baseball historian Glenn Stout delivers an extraordinary tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration—capturing Fenway as never before. "Fenway 1912 reads like a novel, detailing the trials and tribulations of the quaint ballpark and the team itself … Stout has made a great story out of history.”—Baseball America "Stout's vivid writing and extraordinary research make the journey worthwhile in so many ways . . . you will likely feel as if you were in the creaky grandstand yourself."—Boston Globe
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tales Of Superhuman Powers

Author : Csenge Virág Zalka
ISBN : 9781476612898
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Csenge Virág Zalka, a Hungarian storyteller, has collected 55 folktales from around the world about supernatural abilities like superhuman strength, invulnerability, flying, heightened senses, speed, invisibility, healing, agility, precognition, telepathy, fire manipulation, teleportation, water powers, and shifting. These tales represent powers that people have dreamed of, conjured up and strived for through the ages. Many of the powers are present in popular culture, making the superheroes who wield them the direct descendants of characters such as the princess who could see through walls or the invulnerable Isfandiyar. Zalka excluded stories about magic or about gods with divine powers, and focused on less well-known stories. She included information on similar heroes, the ability in the story, sources of the powers, the origin of the story, teachings in it, the recommended age group, sources, variants, and comments.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Amazing Tale Of Mr Herbert And His Fabulous Alpine Cowboys Baseball Club

Author : DJ Stout
ISBN : 9780292773509
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Back in the 1940s and 1950s, almost every small town in America had a baseball team. Most players were simply local heroes with a local following, but a few teams achieved fame far beyond their region. The Alpine Cowboys—despite being based in Texas's remote, sparsely populated Big Bend country—became a star in the firmament of semi-pro baseball. Lavishly underwritten by a wealthy rancher with a passion not only for baseball but even more for helping young men get a good start in life, the Cowboys played on a "field of dreams" whose facilities rivaled those of professional ballparks. Many Cowboys went on to play in the big leagues, and several pro teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, and St. Louis Browns, came to play exhibition games at Kokernot Field. The story of Herbert Kokernot Jr. and his Alpine Cowboys is a legend among baseball aficionados, but until now it has never been the subject of a book. DJ Stout, son of former Cowboys player Doyle Stout, presents a hall-of-fame-worthy collection of photographs, memorabilia, and reminiscences from Alpine Cowboys players, family members, and fans to capture fifteen years (1946–1961) of baseball at its finest. Nicholas Dawidoff's introduction, originally published in Sports Illustrated, tells the fascinating tale of "Mr. Herbert" and his determination to build a baseball team and ballpark that deserved to carry his ranch's 06 brand. One of the most heartwarming episodes in the annals of the game, The Amazing Tale of Mr. Herbert and His Fabulous Alpine Cowboys is a fitting tribute to a man, a team, and a ballpark.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Travelers Tales Thailand

Author : James O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781932361803
Genre : Travel
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Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book, this newly designed collection paints a unique portrait of a complex and captivating land. One contributor lives as a monk for a month, gaining an inside look at monastic life. Another discovers Bangkok’s riverine pleasures, a world away from its car-choked streets. Yet another finds refuge as the houseguest of an isolated tribesman. Through these engaging personal stories, readers witness how Thailand satisfies just about any traveler’s hunger for the exotic, the beautiful, the thrillingly different. Writers include Pico Iyer, Norman Lewis, Diane Summers, Simon Winchester, Ian Buruma, Thalia Zepatos, and Tim Ward. “The breadth and color of the collective portrait [the contributors] provide of Thailand is remarkable.” — Los Angeles Times
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Travelers Tales Alaska

Author : Bill Sherwonit
ISBN : 9781609520724
Genre : Travel
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In Travelers' Tales Alaska, contemporary adventurers, seekers, and lifelong Alaskans take you into the "Last Frontier" for wild and poignant adventures. Walk among bears, witness the Inupiat taking of a bowhead whale, and spend time "weathered-in" on the Bering Sea coast. Follow the seasons of commercial fisherfolk in the world's most dangerous seas, sail the Inside Passage, or flight-see with bush pilots famed for high-stakes navigation around Denali, North America's highest mountain. Discover the 49th state’s quirky side, including an entire town that lives in a single World War II-vintage high-rise, a "Hairy Man" who roams the Bush, and backcountry gourmands who communicate with edible plants. Drive the Alaska Highway or head north along the pipeline Haul Road to the Arctic coast, not simply to get there, but to be there. Get the inside view as Alaskans share their stories of learning a new land or guiding tourists through Native culture. Whether you choose camping at Wal-Mart or casting for grayling on a lake named Paradise, whether you travel the Great Land in actuality or in your armchair, these stories bring Alaska alive, in all its latter-day complexity and glory.
Category: Travel

Tallchief S Love Tales Trilogy

Author : Bill Tallchief
ISBN : 9781456835385
Genre : Fiction
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“So, you think I’m not a lady?”
“No, I said you weren’t acting like a lady”
“Mommy’s hurt,
“ Girl, git outta there quick, RayRay’s on his way with
Mommy’s hurt!”
BoomBoom an’ Snake, they’s pissed”
“She loved this boy!”

“Have I taken this too far?” he questioned himself.
“I cannot lose her, I cannot” he thought.
She stood at the bay window, intently peering at the freshly fallen snow.
…a trickle of tear formed…
She abhors the heat and humidity and was closed to idea of being here.

“The silence was awakened by the deep sighs of lust.”
The water flows steadily upon them. He kisses her neck, her cheek, her shoulder….he has her locked in place…
“Calm down and let’s do this like rational people. “
Six shots….. Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang!
Wake up, Dana….please wake up!!...

A Clash of Separation and Redemption

A Conflict of Sun and Snow

A Road You Dare Not Travel

Category: Fiction