Mack Mcgraw And The 1913 Baseball Season

Author: Richard Adler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451726
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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 Little White Book Of Baseball Law

Author: John H. Minan
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604421002
Size: 61.45 MB
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The game of baseball has often resulted in brawls, both on the field and in the courtroom, and from the 1890's on, much of what baseball is today has been shaped by the law. In eighteen chapters, this eye-opening book discusses cases that involved rules of the game, new stadium construction, ownership of baseball memorabilia, injured spectators, television contracts, and much more.

The Contract

Author: Derek Jeter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481423126
Size: 60.70 MB
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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.

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 New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

Author: Bill James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106938
Size: 32.88 MB
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When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “holy book of baseball.” Now, baseball's beloved “Sultan of Stats” (The Boston Globe) is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium. Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in one. The Game provides a century's worth of American baseball history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In The Players, you'll find listings of the top 100 players at each position in the major leagues, along with James's signature stats-based ratings method called “Win Shares,” a way of quantifying individual performance and calculating the offensive and defensive contributions of catchers, pitchers, infielders, and outfielders. And there's more: the Reference section covers Win Shares for each season and each player, and even offers a Win Share team comparison. A must-have for baseball fans and historians alike, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as the sport itself.

More Tales From Baseball S Golden Age

Author: Gene Fehler
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781582614816
Size: 23.72 MB
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After the runaway success of his Tales from Baseball's Golden Age, Gene Fehler presents his second installation, More Tales from Baseball's Golden Age. It is a collection of anecdotes, memories, and stories from the men who played baseball during its heyday, in the '40s and '50s. Stories include reminiscences about playing with or against baseball legends such as Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Satchel Paige, and Ted Williams and interviews with nearly two dozen players who were not heard from in Tales from Baseball's Golden Age. Fehler combines lifetime statistics and personal interviews from over 50 Hall of Famers, All-Stars, and ordinary players to create a memorable book sure to delight any baseball fan, young or old.

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.