Off Speed

Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception

Off Speed

Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The lively and fascinating story of baseball’s 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch In August 2012, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in what Terry McDermott calls “one of the greatest exhibitions of off-speed pitches ever put on.” For McDermott, a lifelong fan and student of baseball, the extraordinary events of that afternoon inspired this incisive meditation on the art of pitching. Within the framework of Hernandez’s historic achievement, Off Speed provides a vibrant narrative of the history and evolution of pitching, combining baseball's rich tradition of folklore with the wealth of new metrics from a growing legion of statisticians who are transforming the way we think about the game. Off Speed is also the personal story of a fan’s steadfast devotion, first kindled in McDermott by his father at the local diamond in small-town Iowa and now carried forward with the same passion by his own daughters. Approaching his subject with the love every fan brings to the park and the expertise of a probing journalist, McDermott explores with irrepressible curiosity the science and the romance of baseball.

Cite Right, Third Edition

A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More

Cite Right, Third Edition

Cite Right is the perfect guide for anyone who needs to learn a new citation style or who needs an easy reference to Chicago, MLA, APA, AMA, and other styles. Each chapter serves as a quick guide that introduces the basics of a style, explains who might use it, and then presents an abundance of examples. This edition includes updates reflecting the most recent editions of The Chicago Manual of Style and the MLA Handbook. With this book, students and researchers can move smoothly among styles with the confidence they are getting it right.

Doing Honest Work in College, Third Edition

How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success

Doing Honest Work in College, Third Edition

Doing Honest Work in College stands on three principles: do the work you say you do, give others credit, and present your research fairly. These are straightforward concepts, but the abundance of questionable online sources and temptation of a quick copy-paste can cause confusion as to what’s considered citing and what’s considered cheating. This guide starts out by clearly defining plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty and then gives students the tools they need to avoid those pitfalls. This edition addresses the acceptable use of mobile devices on tests, the proper approach to sources such as podcasts or social media posts, and the limitations of citation management software.

How to Write a BA Thesis, Second Edition

A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper

How to Write a BA Thesis, Second Edition

How to Write a BA Thesis is the only book that directly addresses the needs of undergraduate students writing a major paper. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to move from early ideas to finished paper. It covers choosing a topic, selecting an advisor, writing a proposal, conducting research, developing an argument, writing and editing the thesis, and making through a defense. Lipson also acknowledges the challenges that arise when tackling such a project, and he offers advice for breaking through writer’s block and juggling school-life demands. This is a must-read for anyone writing a BA thesis, or for anyone who advises these students.

The Fine Art of Baseball

A Complete Guide to Strategy, Skills, and System

The Fine Art of Baseball


The Baseball Scrapbook

The Baseball Scrapbook

The Baseball Scrapbook, with its more than 700 rare photographs and information-packed essays and captions, is a nostalgic trip through the history of America's Pastime. Providing a unique evocation of baseball's glorious past and present, The Baseball Scrapbook is a celebration of the powerful grip that the game has on its millions of fans, and a recreation of the history of the sport as it lives in our memory and imagination.

Baseball Inside Out

Winning the Games Within the Games

Baseball Inside Out

An offbeat investigation into the unspoken etiquette in the game of baseball discusses cheating, violence, autograph signing, spitballs, fan behavior, and more. 20,000 first printing.

Art of Pitching

Pitching Stratching and Change-of-pace

Art of Pitching


Athletic Journal

Athletic Journal

Vols. 9-10 include proceedings of the 8th-11th annual meeting of the American Football Coaches Association and of the 3d-6th annual meeting of the National Association of the Basketball Coaches of the United States.