The Matheny Manifesto
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Matheny Manifesto


  • Author : Mike Matheny
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553446722


The Matheny Manifesto Book Description :

Outlines the author's philosophies about coaching and life, as penned in a letter to the parents of a little league player, while tracing his appointment as a manager for the St. Louis Cardinals and his successful first seasons.

The Matheny Manifesto
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Matheny Manifesto


  • Author : Mike Matheny
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553446715


The Matheny Manifesto Book Description :

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life. Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four years−a Major League record−people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it’s based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a “manifesto.” The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports−it starts with parents and coaches−and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility. From “The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He’s Wrong” to “Let Your Catcher Call the Game,” Matheny’s old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the gam

The Matheny Manifesto
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Matheny Manifesto


  • Author : Mike Matheny
  • Publisher : Crown Pub
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553446692


The Matheny Manifesto Book Description :

Outlines the author's philosophies about a "throwback brand" of wisdom, as penned in a letter to the parents of a little league player, while tracing his appointment as a manager for the St. Louis Cardinals and his successful first seasons. 75,000 first printing.

The Phenomenon
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Phenomenon


  • Author : Rick Ankiel
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610396875


The Phenomenon Book Description :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it. The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as "the Yips." It came without warning, in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away. Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not on the mound, but in the long days and nights that followed as he searched for a way to get back in the game. For four and a half years, he fought the Yips with every arrow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep-breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. And then, after reconsidering his whole life at the age of twenty-five, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround: returning to the Major Leagues as a hitter and playing seven successful seasons. This book is an incredible story about a universal experience--pressure--and what happened when a person on the brink had to make a choice about who he was going to be.

9 Innings of Hitting

9 Innings of Hitting


  • Author : Troy Silva
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 1457519577


9 Innings of Hitting Book Description :

From swing mechanics to the hitter's mental approach, 9 Innings of Hitting is one of the most in-depth resources ever written to help baseball and fast-pitch softball players improve as hitters. Troy Silva of Rijo Athletics explains what players and coaches really need to know about hitting, and exposes the common myths and misconceptions taught by coaches today including irrelevant principles that actually hinder on-field performance. Tailored to hitters who aspire to play at a higher level, 9 Innings of Hitting offers specific insights about proper swing mechanics, how to improve bat speed, pitch recognition, developing the right plan and approach, slow-motion video analysis, sport-specific strength training, and how to put Troy's concepts to work in training, BP, and games. Coaches, players, and parents desperately need this information so they completely understand what it takes for players to perform to their full capability. Learn the fundamental hitting principles that Troy has used to help thousands of baseball and softball players unlock their true potential!

3 Nights in August
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

3 Nights in August


  • Author : Buzz Bissinger
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2006-04-04
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547526713


3 Nights in August Book Description :

This inside view with the Cardinals’ Tony La Russa by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Friday Night Lights “should appeal to any baseball fan” (Publishers Weekly). A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year “Plenty of books have taken us inside baseball, but August takes us directly inside players’ heads.” —Entertainment Weekly 3 Nights in August captures the strategic and emotional complexities of baseball’s quintessential form: the three-game series. As the St. Louis Cardinals battle their archrival, the Chicago Cubs, we watch from the dugout through the eyes of legendary Tony La Russa, considered by many to be the greatest manager of the modern era. In his thirty-three years of managing, La Russa won three World Series titles and was named Manager of the Year a record five times. He now stands as the third-winningest manager in the history of baseball. A great leader, La Russa built his success on the conviction that ball games are won not only by the numbers but also by the hearts and minds of those who play. Drawing on unprecedented access to a major league skipper and his team, Buzz Bissinger portrays baseball with a revelatory intimacy that offers many surprisingly tactical insights—and furthers the debate on major league managerial style and strategy in his provocative afterword. “Superb . . . Will be devoured by hard-core strategists.” —The New York Times Book Review

Wherever I Wind Up
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings

Wherever I Wind Up


  • Author : R.A. Dickey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101561140


Wherever I Wind Up Book Description :

With a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award "An astounding memoir--haunting and touching, courageous and wise." - Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN In 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers’ much-heralded No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream—along with his $810,000 signing bonus—was ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball’s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Sustained by his Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness, Dickey is now the starting pitcher for the Toronoto Blue Jays (he was previously a star pitcher for the New York Mets) and one of the National League’s premier players, as well as the winner of the 2012 Cy Young award. In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.

John s Story
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

John s Story


  • Author : Tim LaHaye
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-09-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101206140


John s Story Book Description :

The brand-new bestselling series from the authors of the phenomenal multi-million-selling Left Behind books. Now in paperback! Here is the first in the Biblically inspired series, The Jesus Chronicles, which brings to life the story of Jesus, told in the voices of those who knew and loved him best—the Gospel writers John, Mark, Matthew, and Luke. In this volume, readers will discover John's story, a thrilling account of the life of the man who came to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament and to save all of humankind—and the disciple who was the last eyewitness to Jesus' glory. Readers will experience firsthand the creation of the Gospel of John as well as the Book of Revelation-Scripture that still has profound meaning for the world 2,000 years later.