Baseball Genius

Author: Tim Green
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481468642
Size: 24.68 MB
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An average kid with an above average talent for predicting baseball pitches tries to help his favorite player out of a slump in this entertaining novel from bestselling authors Tim Green and Derek Jeter. Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. Unfortunately his dad can’t afford to keep him on the travel team. His dad runs a diner and makes enough to cover the bills, but there isn’t enough to cover any extras. So Jalen decides to take matters into his own hands and he sneaks into the home of the New York Yankee’s star second baseman, James Yager, and steals a couple of balls from his personal batting cage. He knows that if he can sell them, he’ll be able to keep himself on the team. But like the best-laid plans—or in this case the worst!—Jalen’s scheme goes wrong when Yager catches him. But Jalen has a secret: his baseball genius. He can analyze and predict almost exactly what a pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. He can’t quite explain how he knows, he just knows. And after proving to Yager that he really can do this, using a televised game and predicting pitch after pitch with perfect accuracy, the two agree to a deal. Jalen will help Yager out of his batting slump and Yager won’t press charges. However, when he begins to suspect that the team’s general manager has his own agenda, Jalen’s going to need his friends and his unusual baseball talent to save not only Yager’s career, but his own good name.

Double Play

Author: Tim Green
Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN: 1534406697
Size: 18.41 MB
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Jalen DeLuca and his hero New York Yankee James “JY” Yager must team up to prove themselves in this sequel to Tim Green and Derek Jeter’s New York Times bestselling novel, Baseball Genius. Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. He’s playing for his summer travel team and trying to win a regular spot in the rotation. But Jalen’s got more than talent on the field. He’s a baseball genius who can analyze and predict almost exactly what any pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. He can’t quite explain how he knows, he just does. His unique ability helped him save the career of New York Yankee star baseman James “JY” Yager, and now Jalen figures he’ll be almost part of the team. Or will he? After a power struggle with the Yankees GM and a failed negotiation with Cat, JY strikes out on his own to show he can still hit in the majors without Jalen’s help. Disappointed, but focused on his own baseball career, Jalen tries to carve out his own spot with the Rockton Rockets. When things go wrong for both of them, JY works out a deal with Cat, bringing the pair together again. With JY’s help, Jalen and Daniel are able to join a travel team from a nearby rival town who will face off against the Rockets in the championship game of an elite tournament in Boston. With the pressure mounting for JY to perform at the Green Monster and Jalen intent on paying back his former team, they’ll have to pull off the ultimate double play if they’re both going to succeed.

Grand Slam

Author: Tim Green
Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN: 9781534406711
Size: 21.78 MB
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Jalen DeLuca applies his baseball genius to his own playing in this follow-up to Tim Green and Derek Jeter’s New York Times bestselling novel Baseball Genius. Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. He’s playing for his summer travel team and trying to win a regular spot in the rotation. But Jalen’s got more than talent on the field. He’s a baseball genius. He can analyze and predict almost exactly what a pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. He can’t quite explain how he knows, he just knows. His unique ability helped him to save the career of Yankees’s star baseman, James “JY” Yager, but with JY sidelined with an injury, Jalen’s focusing on his own on-field efforts. However, the media is still interested in the “Calamari Kid” and Jalen begins to get a little full of himself. Now Daniel and Cat are starting to feel left out and kind of angry. Maybe all this baseball genius stuff isn’t as great as it’s cracked up to be. Will Jalen figure out how to use his baseball genius both on and off the field? And can he find a way to hit a grand slam that makes everyone happy?

Baseball Genius Home Run Collection

Author: Tim Green
Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN: 9781534446304
Size: 18.33 MB
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From New York Times bestselling authors Tim Green and Derek Jeter comes a collectible boxed set that features all three novels in the Baseball Genius series! Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. He’s playing for his summer travel team and trying to win a regular spot in the rotation. But Jalen’s got more than talent on the field. He’s a baseball genius. He can analyze and predict almost exactly what a pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. He can’t quite explain how he knows, he just knows. In Baseball Genius, Jalen’s unique ability helps him save the career of the Yankees star baseman, James “JY” Yager, but it also brings him into conflict with the GM of the Yankees who’d like nothing more than to see JY off the team. In Double Play, Jalen and JY have to team up for the ultimate play when they both face competition in Boston. And in Grand Slam, JY is sidelined by an injury, and Jalen focuses on his own on-field efforts. However, the media is still interested in the “Calamari Kid” and Jalen begins to get a little full of himself. Now Jalen’s friends are feeling left out and a little angry. Maybe all this baseball genius stuff isn’t as great as it’s cracked up to be. Will Jalen figure out how to use his baseball genius both on and off the field?

How Not To Be Wrong

Author: Jordan Ellenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698163842
Size: 53.94 MB
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.

Curt Schilling

Author: Cliff Mills
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438100442
Size: 69.33 MB
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One of only four modern major league pitchers to strike out more than 300 batters in a year for two different teams, Curt Schilling delivered on a famous promise to help bring a world championship to the Boston Red Sox in 2004. Pitching on a mangled and bloody ankle, he fought through the pain to win crucial games in that postseason against the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. In 2001, he also helped lead the then-four-year-old Arizona Diamondbacks to the team's one-and-only world championship. Off the mound, this father of four is an outspoken political voice, a dynamic business owner, and a generous volunteer of his time and money, benefiting charitable causes such as ALS and melanoma research, among others. In Curt Schilling, find out how this right-hander delivers success on and off the field.

Jack And Zach

Author: Paul Amelio
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1628571209
Size: 63.77 MB
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Jack and Zach: The Talk of the Town is a fun new children's adventure featuring two key characters, Jack and Zach, who learn as they grow to become friends. Written and illustrated by Italian-American Artist Paul Amelio, the story follows the dynamic mind of a young boy named Jack, who becomes attached to a runt piglet discovered one Halloween at an upstate pumpkin farm. The piglet is considered a misfit and is offered to Jack's mother as a gift in exchange for her patronage. The excitement begins when Jack's mother inadvertently brings the piglet home, and it becomes by default, Jack's illegitimate stepbrother. The cartoons foster a positive outlook and teach the importance of being ambitious, without losing the curiosity and carefree nature that makes being a kid so fascinating, and let's face it ... downright hysterical. About the Author Born in Italy, Paul Amelio settled in New York. As a child, his love of comic books turned into his own creative passion, as he began developing characters of his own. His childhood interest evolved into a successful advertising and marketing career. Although still dedicated to his profession, he came to realize that giving back to society was an irresistible obligation. Jack and Zach's origin emanates from when the author was nine years old. A close family friend had a child born with visible birth defects. The child was treated as any other he knew, and was provided with love and care that was deeply instilled within Paul's thoughts ever since. He never forgot that child, whose name he remembers only as Jack. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/PaulAmelio Author's websites: http: //www.jackandzach.net and http: //www.paulamelio.com