The Matheny Manifesto Book
Score: 4.5
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The Matheny Manifesto


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

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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 Book
Score: 4.5
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The Matheny Manifesto


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

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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 Book
Score: 4.5
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The Matheny Manifesto


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

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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.

What Drives Winning Book

What Drives Winning


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 0996226451

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InSideOut Coaching Book
Score: 5
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InSideOut Coaching


  • Author : Joe Ehrmann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-08-02
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439183007

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InSideOut Coaching Book Description :

In this inspirational yet practical book, the man Parade called “the most important coach in America,” subject of the national bestseller Season of Life, Joe Ehrmann, describes his coaching philosophy and explains how sports can transform lives at every level of play, from the earliest years to professional sports. Coaches have a tremendous platform, says Joe Ehrmann, a former Syracuse University All-American and NFL star. Perhaps second only to parents, coaches can impact young people as no one else can. But most coaches fail to do the teaching, mentoring, even life-saving intervention that their platform provides. Too many are transactional coaches; they focus solely on winning and meeting their personal needs. Some coaches, however, use their platform. They teach the Xs and Os, but also teach the Ys of life. They help young people grow into responsible adults; they leave a lasting legacy. These are the transformational coaches. These coaches change lives, and they also change society by helping to develop healthy men and women. InSideOut Coaching explains how to become a transformational coach. Coaches first have to “go inside” and articulate their reasons for coaching. Only those who have taken the InSideOut journey can become transformational. Joe Ehrmann provides examples of coaches in his life who took this journey and taught him how to find something bigger than himself in sports.He describes his own InSideOut experience, starting with the death of his beloved brother, which helped him understand how sports could transcend the playing field. He gives coaches the information and the tools they need to become transformational. Joe Ehrmann has taken his message about the extraordinary power of sports all over the country. It has been warmly endorsed by NFL head coaches, athletic directors at major universities, high school head coaches, even business groups and community organizations. Now any parent-coach or school or community coach can read Ehrmann

9 Innings of Hitting Book

9 Innings of Hitting


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

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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!

Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way Book

Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way


  • Author : Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2006-12-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492582175

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Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way Book Description :

Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer. Cal and Bill Ripken understand this like few others. From their father, Cal Sr., a legend in the Baltimore Orioles organization for 37 years, they learned to play the game the right way. Those lessons, paired with their combined 33 years of big league experience, helped develop the Ripken Way, a method of teaching the game through simple instruction, solid explanations, encouragement, and a positive atmosphere. In Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way, Cal and Bill share this approach to coaching and development. Whether you're teaching your children at home, managing the local travel team, or working with high school-level players, Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way will help you make a difference both on and off the field, with these features: -More than 50 drills covering defense, hitting, pitching, and baserunning -Age-specific practice plans for players ranging from 4 to 15+ -Strategies for setting goals and reasonable expectations for your players and team -Advice on communicating with parents, players, and staff -Methods for creating a positive and fun environment in which kids can learn the skills and strategies of the game Bill Ripken was once voted by his peers as one of the big league players most likely to become a manager. Cal Ripken, Jr., known as baseball's Iron Man, is a member of the game's All-Century Team and a future Hall of Famer. Together, they are proof positive that the Ripken Way is the right way to teach the game of baseball.

3 Nights in August Book
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

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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

One Last Strike  Enhanced Edition  Book
Score: 4.5
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One Last Strike Enhanced Edition


  • Author : Tony La Russa
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062231901

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One Last Strike Enhanced Edition Book Description :

In One Last Strike the enhanced e-book edition legendary baseball manager Tony La Russa takes you behind the scenes at Busch Stadium in 6 exclusive videos, discussing his unique managing techniques and giving you access to the Cardinals' dugout, locker room, batting cage and more. Major League Baseball legends Joe Torre, Brian Jordan, Tom Seaver, and Dennis Eckersley make video cameos, giving testimonials to La Russa's character on and off the field. Also, only in the enhanced edition you will find photographs of La Russa's World Series rings, along with exclusive audio commentary about pitching charts, lineup cards, and batting orders that reveal La Russa's winning strategies in history-making games. The team that refused to give up their manager in his final season A comeback that changed baseball After thirty-three seasons managing in Major League Baseball, Tony La Russa thought he had seen it all—that is, until the 2011 Cardinals. Down ten and a half games with little more than a month to play, the Cardinals had long been ruled out as serious postseason contenders. Yet in the face of those steep odds, this team mounted one of the most dramatic and impressive comebacks in baseball history, making the playoffs on the night of the final game of the season and going on to win the World Series despite being down to their last strike—twice. Now La Russa gives the inside story behind this astonishing comeback and his remarkable career, explaining how a team with so much against it was able to succeed on baseball's biggest stage. Opening up about the devastating injuries, the bullpen struggles, the crucial games, and the players who made it all possible, he reveals how the team's character shaped its accomplishments, demonstrating how this group came together in good times and in bad to become that rarest of things: a team that actually enjoyed it when the odds were against them. But this story is much more than that of a single season. As La Russa, the third-winnin

The Phenomenon Book
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

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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.

Life Is Yours to Win Book

Life Is Yours to Win


  • Author : Augie Garrido
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-04-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439186947

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Life Is Yours to Win Book Description :

A successful college baseball coach recounts his transition from a fear-based life to a rewarding career of passionate motivation, outlining the lessons he has learned about opportunity, courage, and failure.

Pitching In A Pinch   Or  Baseball From The Inside Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Pitching In A Pinch Or Baseball From The Inside


  • Author : Christy Mathewson
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446547717

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Pitching In A Pinch Or Baseball From The Inside Book Description :

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Year of the Pitcher Book

The Year of the Pitcher


  • Author : Sridhar Pappu
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328768131

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The Year of the Pitcher Book Description :

“Both a pleasure and a revelation.”—Daniel Okrent, author of Nine Innings In 1968, two astounding pitchers would dominate the game as never before. One was black, the other white. The stoic Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation’s hope for integration at a heated moment in American history. The flashy Denny McLain was a crass self-promoter who lived a life apart from his Detroit Tigers teammates, searching for fame. But for one season, the nation watched as these two men and their teams swept their respective league championships to meet at the World Series. Gibson set a major-league record that year with a 1.12 ERA. McLain won more than 30 games in 1968, a feat not achieved since 1934 and untouched since. They would reach these heights against the backdrop of assassinations, while boys boarded planes to Saigon and riots swept through American cities, forever changing the fabric of this country. In the grand tradition of David Halberstam, The Year of the Pitcher evokes a nostalgic season and its incredible characters through the story of one of the great rivalries in sports, painting an indelible portrait of the national pastime during our most turbulent era.

The Mental Game Of Baseball Book

The Mental Game Of Baseball


  • Author : H. A. Dorfman
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781888698541

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The Mental Game Of Baseball Book Description :

In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peack performance at every level of the game.

Heads Up Baseball Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Heads Up Baseball


  • Author : Ken Ravizza
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 1995-06-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1570280215

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Heads Up Baseball Book Description :

"This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills which help speed you to your full potential."---Dave Winfield What does it mean to play heads-up baseball? A heads-up player has confidence in his ability, keeps control in pressure situations, and focuses on one pitch at a time. His mental skills enable him to play consistently at or near his best despite the adversity baseball presents each day. "My ability to fully focus on what I had to do on a daily basis was what made me the successful player I was. Sure I had some natural ability, but that only gets you so far. I think I learned how to focus; it wasn't something that I was necessarily born with." -- Hank Aaron "Developing and refining my mental game has played a critical role in my success in baseball. For years players have had to develop these skills on their own. This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills that will help speed you toward your full potential." -- Dave Winfield

Rod Carew s Hit to Win Book

Rod Carew s Hit to Win


  • Author : Rod Carew
  • Publisher : Mvp Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760342664

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Rod Carew s Hit to Win Book Description :

DIVIn the more than 40 years since Rod Carew debuted in the big leagues, he's watched thousands of great and not-so-great hitters while discerning the fundamentals of success at the plate. Countless hours spent experimenting, watching video, and refining his own techniques have helped transform Carew from one of the game's best hitters to one of its most revered teachers./div Rod Carew's Hit to Win teaches hitters how to develop their own swing, stance, and plate approach, all within the framework of solid fundamentals. Detailed photos and diagrams help students envision and execute success at the plate. Carew's hitting philosophy is featured here as well, with a focus on the mental and psychological battle between a hitter and a pitcher. Carew encourages his students to be creative and flexible in the batter's box, making Rod Carew's Hit to Win the ideal instructional tool for hitters of all ages and skill levels.

A Hacker Manifesto Book

A Hacker Manifesto


  • Author : McKenzie Wark
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674044845

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A Hacker Manifesto Book Description :

A double is haunting the world--the double of abstraction, the virtual reality of information, programming or poetry, math or music, curves or colorings upon which the fortunes of states and armies, companies and communities now depend. The bold aim of this book is to make manifest the origins, purpose, and interests of the emerging class responsible for making this new world--for producing the new concepts, new perceptions, and new sensations out of the stuff of raw data. "A Hacker Manifesto" deftly defines the fraught territory between the ever more strident demands by drug and media companies for protection of their patents and copyrights and the pervasive popular culture of file sharing and pirating. This vexed ground, the realm of so-called "intellectual property," gives rise to a whole new kind of class conflict, one that pits the creators of information--the hacker class of researchers and authors, artists and biologists, chemists and musicians, philosophers and programmers--against a possessing class who would monopolize what the hacker produces. Drawing in equal measure on Guy Debord and Gilles Deleuze, "A Hacker Manifesto" offers a systematic restatement of Marxist thought for the age of cyberspace and globalization. In the widespread revolt against commodified information, McKenzie Wark sees a utopian promise, beyond the property form, and a new progressive class, the hacker class, who voice a shared interest in a new information commons.

Sports Law Book

Sports Law


  • Author : Walter T. Champion
  • Publisher : Aspen Law & Business
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 693
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062575462

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Sports Law Book Description :

Finally -- a true survey of Sports Law! This exciting new text covers all the issues, all the parties, all the law, and all the practical skills needed to develop a solid understanding of this burgeoning area. Sports Law is a user-friendly, practice-oriented text that will make your course as lively as the field it covers. The author skillfully blends topics and materials to offer an integrated approach to the subject: the text incorporates the breadth of issues relating to Sports Law -- such as contracts, torts, agents, eligibility, women and sports, antitrust, labor law, international law, discipline, the NCAA, intellectual property, and criminal law without belaboring the less practical topics explanatory materials introduce each of the major cases, such as Philadelphia Ball Club v. Lajoie, Zinn v. Parrish, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission v. National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, NCAA v. Tarkanian, and Martin v. PGA Tour, Inc. sample documents -- including NCAA regulations, collective bargaining agreements, waivers, contracts, and statutes -- are presented as part of the text so students can view them in context Questions and Discussion sections tie together the material and help motivate students to analyze it Instructors can turn to Sports Law: Cases, Documents, and Materials with confidence because: the book is equally useful in both law school and graduate-level courses a comprehensive Teacher's Manual includes suggestions for lectures, sample questions, projects, draft lectures, and sample exams Professor Champion is an exceptionally gifted and popular teacher who also has written two highly successful books on Sports Law and more than 500 articles on the topic, guest-hosted a popular radio program on related issues, served as an agent, and ws a general manager of a minor league professional basketball team

Science of Hitting Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Science of Hitting


  • Author : Ted Williams
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1986-04-29
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671621032

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Science of Hitting Book Description :

Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray