The Contract

Author: Derek Jeter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481423126
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In Kalamazoo, Michigan, eight-year-old Derek Jeter, who dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, learns what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.

Understanding Baseball

Author: Trey Strecker,
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618895
Size: 68.62 MB
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The study of baseball history and culture shows the national pastime to be a forum of debate where issues of sport, labor, race, character and the ethics of work and play are decided. An understanding of baseball calls for consideration of different perspectives. This very readable textbook offers insights into baseball history as a subject worthy of scholarly attention. Each chapter introduces a specific disciplinary approach—history, economics, media, law and fiction—and poses representative questions scholars from these fields would consider. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Mack Mcgraw And The 1913 Baseball Season

Author: Richard Adler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451726
Size: 44.74 MB
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Few franchises in the deadball era won as consistently or as often as the New York Giants and Philadelphia Athletics. Between them, the teams claimed 12 pennants and finished second or higher 22 times. The steady success also earned managers John McGraw and Connie Mack their reputations. It was history in the making, then, when the two Hall of Famers led their clubs into the 1913 World Series, the third and final time they went head to head for the world championship. The author provides a carefully researched account of the season-long dominance of the Giants and A’s, the narrative building toward a dramatic collision in the Fall Classic.

The Contract Series

Author: Derek Jeter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN: 9781481498333
Size: 80.88 MB
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The first three books in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, are now available together in a collectible boxed set! This paperback boxed set contains the first three middle grade novels in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing program. Inspired by Derek Jeter’s own life, The Contract, Hit & Miss, and Change Up focus on setting your goals high, thinking before you act, and dealing with growing pains. The Wall Street Journal raved, “the play by play action is exciting and the lessons many.” This is the perfect series for every baseball fan.

Center Field Shot

Author: James R. Walker
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803248253
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This work explores how the new medium of television changed America's pastime and traces the sometimes contentious but mutually beneficial relationship between baseball and television, from the first televised game in 1939 to the modern-day world of Internet broadcasts, satellite radio, and high-definition television. Original.

The Contract Series Books 1 5

Author: Derek Jeter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN: 9781534441316
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The first five books in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter are now available together in a collectible boxed set! This paperback boxed set contains the first five middle grade novels in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing program. Inspired by Derek Jeter’s own life, The Contract, Hit & Miss, Change Up, Fair Ball, and Curveball focus on setting your goals high, thinking before you act, dealing with growing pains, learning the world isn’t always fair, and finding the right role models. The Wall Street Journal raved, “the play by play action is exciting and the lessons many.” This is the perfect series for every baseball fan.

The College World Series

Author: W. C. Madden
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786418428
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In 1947, the University of California and Yale University baseball teams took the field in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to play the first-1ever NCAA Division I College World Series. It was a two-day, three-game series with an attendance of fewer than 4,000. Today, it is a weeklong series held in Omaha, Nebraska, with eight teams, tens of thousands of fans and millions more watching on television. This book covers each College World Series from 1947 through the 2003 series. For Division I, the authors devote a chapter to each decade, and then richly cover each game of each series. They also provide information on standout players' careers (in baseball and other professions). The NCAA Division II and III team championships are also covered comprehensively if briefly, and an appendix features short profiles of great college coaches.

Late Innings

Author: Dean A. Sullivan
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803292857
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The third volume in this exciting, well-researched history of America's pastime retraces some of the most important people and events in the game, from Jackie Robinson's shattering of the race barrier to the labor unrest of the 1970s.

The Origins And History Of The All American Girls Professional Baseball League

Author: Merrie A. Fidler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604282
Size: 18.24 MB
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This in-depth treatment of the organization and operation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League draws on primary documents from league owner Arthur Meyerhoff and others for a unique perspective inside the AAGPBL. The study begins with a brief history of women’s softball, an important precursor to, and talent pool for, women’s professional baseball. Next the book investigates league administration and organization as well as publicity and promotion. Later chapters cover team administrative structures, managers, chaperones, player backgrounds, and league policies. Finally, discussion focuses on the activities of the AAGPBL Players’ Association from 1980 onward. Informed by many years of research and insights from former players, this exhaustive history contains 149 photographs.