2016 National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac

Author: Baseball America

Publisher: Baseball America

ISBN: 9781932391640

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 552

View: 2002

A book for baseball fans of all ages, baseball history comes alive on every page, with biographies and great photographs of every player in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. You'll get all the stories, all the stats, all the vitals, all the plaques, all you need to know about everyone in the Hall, including the new class to be inducted in July 2016. Managers and executives are also featured in abbreviated form. Baseball's most hallowed hall comes alive in the pages of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac. Every player in the Hall of Fame gets a two-page spread featuring a biography, vitals including awards and postseason appearances, complete career statistics, a full-color/full-page photograph and an image of their Hall of Fame plaque. Each executive, manager and umpire gets a half-page as well, so all of the more than 300 people in the hall are covered. The 2016 edition will include full biographies on all the new inductees, and each new addition features plenty of new photographs. Whether you've been to the Hall of Fame many times or just want to learn more about the players who have reached the pinnacle of baseball achievement, the Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac is a book you'll turn to again and again.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572006

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 4263

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.
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The Anatomy of Baseball Nicknames

Author: Ken Melley

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1642143782

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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The Anatomy of Baseball Nicknames is filled with a selection of over seven hundred monikers given athletes, mostly in the game of baseball, that will make for an enjoyable read whether you are a fan of “America’s Game” or not. Be it “the Left Arm of God” or “the Octopus” or “the Gooney Bird,” all of these have been tagged to significant ballplayers in their major league careers. Besides the major leagues, which date back to the late 1800s, there is a wonderful parallel history of Negro Baseball teams, owners, and players and the powerful way in which nicknames were integral to the game. The integration of Major League Baseball, which began in 1947, when Jackie Robinson stepped on the field with the Brooklyn Dodgers, did not end the nickname era. There is also a revealing chapter on girls and women baseball players. The first game between two women’s teams, where the players were paid for their play, dates back to the 1870s. Along with all the nicknames cited, there are over two hundred pictures of players categorized by their nicknames. The reader will recognize and identify with many of these nicknames, but one will find that far too many have been lost to the history of the game.
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Baseball Meets the Law

A Chronology of Decisions, Statutes and Other Legal Events

Author: Ed Edmonds,Frank G. Houdek

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629064

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 1897

Baseball and law have intersected since the primordial days. In 1791, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance prohibited ball playing near the town’s meeting house. Ball games on Sundays were barred by a Pennsylvania statute in 1794. In 2015, a federal court held that baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws applied to franchise relocations. Another court overturned the conviction of Barry Bonds for obstruction of justice. A third denied a request by rooftop entrepreneurs to enjoin the construction of a massive video screen at Wrigley Field. This exhaustive chronology traces the effects the law has had on the national pastime, both pro and con, on and off the field, from the use of copyright to protect not only equipment but also “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” to frequent litigation between players and owners over contracts and the reserve clause. The stories of lawyers like Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Branch Rickey are entertainingly instructive.
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The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty

Before the Curse

Author: Hal Bock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442253312

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

View: 7683

From 1906-1910 the Chicago Cubs ruled baseball, reaching the World Series in four of five years and winning two World Championships. This book tells the story of the “Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty,” including profiles of star players such as pitcher Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown and the double play combination of Tinker to Evers to Chance.
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The New Baseball Bible

Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime

Author: Dan Schlossberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1613218362

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 424

View: 9508

For fans of baseball trivia, this updated version of The New Baseball Bible, first published as The Baseball Catalog in 1980 and selected as a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate, is sure to provide something for everyone, regardless of team allegiance. The book covers the following topics: beginnings of baseball, rules and records, umpires, how to play the game (i.e., strategy), equipment, ballparks, famous faces (i.e., Hank Aaron vs. Babe Ruth), managers, executives, trades, the media, big moments in history, the language of baseball, superstitions and traditions, spring training, today’s game, and much more. Veteran sportswriter Dan Schlossberg weaves in facts, figures, and famous quotes, discusses strategy, and provides stats and images—many of them never previously published elsewhere. With this book, you’ll discover how the players’ approach, use of equipment, and even salaries and schedules have changed over time. You will also learn the origin of team and player nicknames, fun facts about the All-Star Game and World Series, and so much more. The New Baseball Bible serves as the perfect gift for fans of America’s pastime.
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The Baseball Maniac's Almanac

Author: Bert Randolph Sugar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071442669

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 5589

A fantastic and far-flung compilation of stats, figures, and little-known nuggets about our national pastime An addictive read, sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, The Baseball Maniac's Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser--and absolutely the greatest, most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever compiled-- all verfied for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Renowned sportswriter Bert Sugar, with his trademark tough-guy swagger, presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts about: Individual players and teams Managers • Player relatives The Hall of Fame Annual awards The World Series All-Star Games A list of the all-time statistical leaders for all all the major league teams PLUS: A truly unforgettable "miscellany" section answers such mind-boggling questions as, "Which major-leaguers have palindromic surnames?" and "Which players born under each zodiac sign have hit the most career home runs?"
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Baseball America's 1999 Almanac

A Comprehensive Review of the 1998 Season, Featuring Statistics and Commentary

Author: Baseball America (Firm)

Publisher: Baseball America

ISBN: 9780945164081

Category: Reference

Page: 407

View: 1265

Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season and includes complete statistics and a summary of college and amateur baseball.
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Baseball America 2006 Almanac

A Comprehensive Review of the 2005 Season

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932391077

Category: Reference

Page: 455

View: 5756

Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season, including complete statistics and a summary of college and high school baseball.
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Citizen Sidel

New York knallhart

Author: Jerome Charyn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867890397

Category:

Page: 188

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Chase's Calendar of Events 2009

Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071642408

Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 2197

12,500 listings for events all over the world Used by media professionals, marketing professionals, and on-air personalities CD-ROM allows customized searches by date, subject, location, and many other ways! Chase’s is a combination of events reference, almanac, and anniversary book--no other reference combines all these elements
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Die Kunst des Feldspiels

Roman

Author: Chad Harbach

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 383218645X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 7853

Chad Harbach hat den Traum von der »Great American Novel« wahr gemacht: ›Die Kunst des Feldspiels‹ ist ein literarisches Wunder, ein magisches Debüt, ein so kluger wie zu Herzen gehender Roman über den Abschied von der Jugend, über Leidenschaft und Liebe, Freundschaft und Familie. Der Gott des Spiels hat Henry Skrimshander ein Geschenk in die Wiege gelegt: Der schmächtige, unscheinbare Junge aus der Provinz ist das größte Baseball-Talent seit Jahrzehnten. Als er in die Mannschaft des Westish College aufgenommen wird, scheint sein Aufstieg in den Olymp vorprogrammiert. Monatelang macht er nicht einen Fehler. Doch dann geht ein Routinewurf auf fatale Weise daneben ... und die Schicksale von fünf Menschen werden untrennbar miteinander verknüpft. Henry hat einen neuen Gegner: den Selbstzweifel. Sein Mentor Mike Schwartz macht die bittere Erfahrung, dass er Henry zuliebe sich selbst vergessen hat. Henrys schwuler Mitbewohner Owen muss sich von einem herben Schlag erholen. Rektor Affenlight lernt spät im Leben die wahre Liebe kennen und schlittert in eine gefährliche Affäre. Und seine Tochter Pella flieht vor ihrem Mann nach Westish – um auf dem Campus mehr als nur Sex zu finden. Während das dramatische Endspiel unerbittlich näher rückt, sind sie alle gezwungen, sich mit ihren tiefsten Wünschen und Abgründen auseinanderzusetzen. Am Ende wird einer von ihnen gleich zweimal bestattet, und die Leben der anderen werden nie mehr dieselben sein. ›Die Kunst des Feldspiels‹ erzählt von den Dingen, die uns ausmachen – den Fehlern wie den Obsessionen. Wer wissen will, was es bedeutet, hier und heute ein Mensch zu sein, der muss dieses Buch lesen. »Debütromane von solcher Vollkommenheit und Sogkraft sind sehr, sehr selten.« Jonathan Franzen »Wunderbar zu lesen, das reinste Vergnügen.« John Irving
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Chase's Calendar of Events

Author: McGraw-Hill,McGraw-Hill Editors

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780071461108

Category: Reference

Page: 751

View: 9614

Includes more than 10,000 holidays, holy days, national and ethnic celebrations, astronomical phenomena, festivals, fairs, anniversaries, and other events from around the world
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Ein Papagei in Brooklyn

Roman

Author: David Duchovny

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641190304

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2833

Marty Fullilove und sein Sohn Ted sind beide auf ihre ganz eigene Art im Leben gescheitert. Der Vater als zynischer Lebemann, der an nichts ein gutes Haar lassen kann. Der Sohn als Möchtegern-Schriftsteller, der als Erdnussverkäufer im Stadion arbeitet. Beide haben seit Jahren kein Wort miteinander gewechselt. Da braucht es schon einen unheilbaren Lungenkrebs, damit Ted seinem Vater einen Besuch abstattet. Zunächst wird er mit den üblichen Vorwürfen und Beschimpfungen begrüßt. Doch nach und nach finden die beiden zueinander – über Baseball, die Suche nach der wahren Liebe und die Freuden des Cannabiskonsums.
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Ich will meine Mama!

Author: Tony Ross,Christiane Bergfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783821234311

Category: Little Princess (Fictitious character)

Page: 26

View: 3864

Niemand versteht die kleine Prinzessin so gut und kann sie so gut trösten, wenn etwas Schlimmes passiert, wie Mama. Auch bei der Übernachtungsparty der kleinen Herzogin hätte die Prinzessin Mama am liebsten dabei. Aber dann ist alles so lustig, dass sie kaum merkt, wie Mama sich davonschleicht. Ab 3.
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Lanterne Rouge

Der letzte Mann der Tour de France

Author: Max Leonard

Publisher: Osburg Verlag

ISBN: 3955101258

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4822

Als letzter durch's Ziel zu gehen ist normalerweise kein Grund zu feiern. Doch wenn man ein Radrennen über dreitausend Kilometer bestreitet, bei gnadenlosem Wetter Bergketten bezwingt, wenn man diese Herausforderung meistert, und zwar in der langsamsten Zeit, ist man dann wirklich ein Verlierer? Lanterne Rouge, die inoffizielle Bezeichnung für die Letztplatzierung bei der Tour de France, benannt nach den roten Rücklichtern am letzten Waggon einer Eisenbahn, ist längst viel mehr als bloß ein Trostpreis. Max Leonard widmet sich in seinem ganz und gar außergewöhnlichen Buch den vergessenen, inspirierenden, teilweise absurden Geschichten der Letztplatzierten seit 1903. Wir erfahren von Etappensiegern und ehemaligen Gelben-Trikot-Trägern, die auch das Leben am anderen Ende des Hauptfeldes kennengelernt haben. Von Ausbrechern, die für eine Flasche Wein angehalten haben, um sich dann zu verfahren, und von Gedopten, deren Cocktails sie versehentlich langsamer gemacht haben. Max Leonard stellt Betrachtungen an, die weit über die Welt des Spitzensports und der Leistungsphilosophie hinausgehen und uns einladen zu hinterfragen, was Erfolg wirklich bedeutet.
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Das Erwachen

Roman

Author: Kate Chopin,Barbara Becker,Karen Nölle-Fischer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942374002

Category:

Page: 211

View: 9607

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