Wicked Curve Book

Wicked Curve

  • Author : John C. Skipper
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-11-26
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786481781

Wicked Curve Excerpt :

When in 1911 Phillies pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander set the National League record for wins by a rookie (28), it was a sign of things to come. Alexander went on to win 373 games over his 20–year career, the third highest total in major league history, and he would lead the league in ERA four times, shutouts seven times, complete games six times, and wins six times. But he also became a deeply troubled man. After the Shell-Shocked pitcher returned from World War I, he would battle alcoholism, epilepsy, and personal demons that damaged his reputation and proved disastrous for his life outside of baseball. This biography sheds new light on the pitcher and the man, focusing on Alexander’s personal life, especially his complex relationship with his wife, Aimee, as well as their marriages and divorces. His Hall of Fame career, wartime service, and long decline are also documented.

Sports Talk Book

Sports Talk

  • Author : Colin McNairn
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2017-02-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525501548

Sports Talk Excerpt :

It’s game on in uncovering the many sports-inspired terms, expressions, sayings and images that populate our everyday language! That’s the challenge that this book takes on, using a playbook for each sport. It kicks off with an opening run through the game of football, then it’s out of the gate with wire-to-wire coverage of horse racing. After going for the fences and covering all the bases in the sport of baseball, the ball is kept rolling, despite many a sticky wicket, through the long-running game of cricket. A blow-by-blow account of the sweet science of boxing is followed by play-by-play accounts of 35 more sports that have been added to the roster. At the finish line, the top three sports, are scored on their relative contributions to everyday language, and declared win, place and show. The discussion is enlivened by lots of sports humour and anecdotes along with quotations from sports personalities some of which may sound quite familiar, much like déjà vu all over again.

Strong to the Core Book

Strong to the Core

  • Author : H. Norman Wright
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780736941990

Strong to the Core Excerpt :

Respected counselor and bestselling author H. Norman Wright releases a spiritually and personally fulfilling daily devotional for men. Known for his insight into the needs of people, Wright shapes 365 devotions to strengthen men at their core—their heart for God. Short offerings, ideal for busy lives, include Scripture and relatable meditations that lead men to seek their identity and security in Christ as they learn to: rely on God’s guidance connect with other men of faith model God’s love and strength in practical ways trust the Bible as their source of wisdom give their needs, hurts, decisions, and future to God Like a faithful mentor, Wright walks alongside men through every area of their lives, from relationships and family to vocation and contentment. This relevant devotional will be a gift of ongoing influence and inspiration for men of all stages of their journey.

Baseball Literature Culture Book

Baseball Literature Culture

  • Author : Ronald E. Kates
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-03-10
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786456734

Baseball Literature Culture Excerpt :

The Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has consistently produced a strong body of scholarship since its inception in 1995. Essays presented at the 2008 and 2009 conferences are published in the present work. Topics covered include religion; class and racial dichotomies in the literature of cricket and baseball; re-reading The Natural in the 21st century; the feminist movement; Don DeLillo’s Game 6; baseball in Seinfeld; Robert B. Parker; Harry Stein’s Hoopla; Negro league owner Tom Wilson’s impact on Nashville; Major League Baseball’s postwar boom; and overwrought baseball editorials, among others.

The New American Revolution Book

The New American Revolution

  • Author : Isaac Gibbons
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2003-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595270460

The New American Revolution Excerpt :

This is a story like no other story you ever read. Jim Hart was a great baseball pitcher, entertainer, dancer, singer, and businessman. Above all Jim was a patriot like the founding fathers. Jim was jealous of his countries history and worked tirelessly to expose the corrupt government officials and turn the country back to Constitutional government. Jim married the beautiful Arabian Princess Shalimar, and received a 50 billion dollar dowry from her father Sheik Abdulla, the Emir of his giant oil producing country. Jim soon became famous for his skills as a pitcher, and began to speak out against the corrupt government. He built his own town where he defied the federal government at ever turn, beating them in court. His hospital treated patients with un-approved treatments, by passing the FDA. The powers that be decided that he must die as an example to others that might follow him, and to break up his movement. Jim survived the ambush more determined than ever to win the battle. When he finally made it to the White House, he set out to dismantle the government, and return the country to a Constitutional Republic.

The Neyer James Guide to Pitchers Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Neyer James Guide to Pitchers

  • Author : Bill James
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-06-16
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439103777

The Neyer James Guide to Pitchers Excerpt :

Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them -- these days it's the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there's never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information. That's what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN.com baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch more than a dozen years ago. Since then, they've been compiling the centerpiece of this book, the "Pitcher Census," which lists specific information for nearly two thousand pitchers, ranging throughout the history of professional baseball. The Guide also offers: A "dictionary" describing virtually every known pitch The origins and development of baseball's most important pitches Top ten lists: best fastballs, best spitballs, and everything in between Biographies of some of the great pitchers who have been overlooked More knuckleballers and submariners than you ever thought existed An open debate concerning pitcher abuse and durability A formula for predicting the Cy Young Award winner Something fresh and new: Bill James' "Pitcher Codes" The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers is about understanding pitchers, and baseball's action always starts with the pitchers. It's also about entertaining debates and having a great deal of fun with the history of a game that obsesses so many.

Adobe Master Class Book

Adobe Master Class

  • Author : Bret Malley
  • Publisher : Adobe Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-04
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133813715

Adobe Master Class Excerpt :

In Bret Malley’s world, a father is suspended in the air among his baby’s collection of toys . . . a big-box store and parking lot can be transformed into a scene of reclaimed nature . . . and an ordinary person can sculpt fire with his bare hands. And in Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop, Bret shares the techniques he uses to elevate an image from the everyday to the extraordinary, showing you how to make seemingly impossible scenarios come to life. Starting with an overview of the Adobe Photoshop interface that focuses on the hidden tools you need to know to create stunning composite imagery, this fun yet informative guide walks through all the necessary stages–from the first planning sketches to the final finishing touches–of making all kinds of unique creations. Beyond the orientation of tools, layers, adjustments and more, Bret uses step-by-step tutorials to break down a wide variety of his Photoshop artworks. Additional detailed project walkthroughs offer tips on everything from creating a superhuman to compositing an epic fantasy landscape. And interviews and spreads featuring various established and emerging artists provide a range of inspirational imagery, creative insight, and professional know-how. • Features an engaging, writing style that makes learning advanced Photoshop techniques fun • Provides detailed, step-by-step examples, walking through complex compositing projects from start to finish • Includes “Visual Masters” spreads that highlight beautiful and innovative work by current digital artists to inspire you to bring what’s in your imagination–the wildly impossible–to reality • Includes access to downloadable resource files so you can work through the projects along with the author Bret Malley is an award-winning digital artist and full-time college instructor living in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Erin, and new baby boy, Kellen. He has an MFA in Computer Art from Syracuse University and teaches p

Clem Labine   Always A Dodger  Book

Clem Labine Always A Dodger

  • Author : Richard Elliott
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681396156

Clem Labine Always A Dodger Excerpt :

Clem Labine was the "King of the Bullpen" so described by Robert Creamer of Sports Illustrated. He was baseball's premier 'closer' two decades before the term 'closer' was ever used. He led the League in 'saves' for years, a decade before 'saves' were even tallied. He was twice an All Star and three times a World Series Champion. As a Brooklyn Dodger, Clem ended with a Lifetime World Series ERA of a remarkable 1.65, and is a member of the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Hall of Fame. As a rookie, he shut out the Giants in the second game of the iconic best-of-three 1951 playoffs. In the Dodgers' 1955 World Series Championship, he saved one game and won another. The following year, he pitched the day after Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series and outdueled Yankee ace Bob Turley for a 10 inning 1-0 victory, going the distance. And yet, though acknowledged by his peers as one of baseball's all-time greats, he is nearly forgotten by all except the most ardent of fans. He played with Jackie Robinson and Carl Erskine and Pee Wee Reese and Campy and Hodges and the Duke. He was one of them and they knew it, and all of baseball knew it. But the public recognition was never there. One time in New York, Chicago Cubs manager Bob Scheffing was asked by a reporter "If you had your choice of any one pitcher in the entire league, who would you pick?' 'Labine' Scheffing said, without hesitation." (Robert Creamer, Sports Illustrated June 3, 1957) So why, we all ask. Why history's failure to acknowledge Clem's talents and contributions? I like Tommy Lasorda's explanation best of all; "He played the game the way it was supposed to be played. He gave it everything he had, he got along with everyone and everyone loved him.....He was one of the finest pitchers to ever play the game...... but he was surrounded by too many stars." Therefore, maybe it is time to talk about my friend Clem Labine...to celebrate this Brooklyn Dodger Boy of Summer; this man of principle! Not just the athl

Sports Science Book

Sports Science

  • Author : John Perritano
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2011-01-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608702862

Sports Science Excerpt :

Explores the amazing advances science has made in understanding sports.

Mariners Weather Log Book

Mariners Weather Log

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Marine meteorology
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000090025010

Mariners Weather Log Excerpt :

November issue includes abridged index to yearly volume.

Comeback Pitchers Book

Comeback Pitchers

  • Author : Lyle Spatz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496222022

Comeback Pitchers Excerpt :

Comeback Pitchers is the story of two pitchers, Jack Quinn and Howard Ehmke, whose intertwining careers began in the Deadball Era and continued into the 1920s and 1930s.

Applying College Sports in a Professional Career  Action Edition Book

Applying College Sports in a Professional Career Action Edition

  • Author : VLocker Room
  • Publisher : VLocker Room LLC
  • Release Date : 2010-08-02
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780982925430

Applying College Sports in a Professional Career Action Edition Excerpt :

Developing Qualities by Playing College Sports & Making Use of These Qualities in a Professional Career

Jim Reeves Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Jim Reeves

  • Author : Larry Jordan
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Country musicians
  • Pages : 661
  • ISBN 10 : 9780615524306

Jim Reeves Excerpt :

Velvet-voiced Jim Reeves was not only one of the worlds most popular (and enduring) recording stars, he was one of the most fascinating. Now, in this truly intimate and scrupulously well-researched 672-page biography, author Larry Jordan tells an engrossing story, taking you virtually day by day through Jims life. Over 11 years in the writing, this riveting bio is based on hundreds of interviews as well as Jims personal diaries and private correspondence. There are many intriguing -- even explosive -- revelations here, in a portrait that is honest, though sometimes painful; poignant, yet full of good humor. More than 150 rare photos depict the private as well as public side of the unforgettable "Gentleman Jim." Billboard and Country Music People have given it rave reviews, and the book has been Nominated for the prestigious Belmont Award for the Best Book on Country Music.

October 1964 Book
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

October 1964

  • Author : David Halberstam
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-18
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453286128

October 1964 Excerpt :

The “compelling” New York Times bestseller by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, capturing the 1964 World Series between the Yankees and Cardinals (Newsweek). David Halberstam, an avid sports writer with an investigative reporter’s tenacity, superbly details the end of the fifteen-year reign of the New York Yankees in October 1964. That October found the Yankees going head-to-head with the St. Louis Cardinals for the World Series pennant. Expertly weaving the narrative threads of both teams’ seasons, Halberstam brings the major personalities on the field—from switch-hitter Mickey Mantle to pitcher Bob Gibson—to life. Using the teams’ subcultures, Halberstam also analyzes the cultural shifts of the sixties. The result is a unique blend of sports writing and cultural history as engrossing as it is insightful. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.

Memoir Book


  • Author : Cliff Roberts
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2010-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781450250849

Memoir Excerpt :