The Baseball Almanac

1996 Edition

Author: Dan Schlossberg

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 9780451187550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

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"600 major league players, 200 rookie prospects, complete statistics, awards and all-time leaders, year-by-year records"--Cover.
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The Texas League Baseball Almanac

Author: David King,Tom Kayser

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625845219

Category: History

Page: 224

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Since forming in 1888, the Texas League has produced some of the most beloved American baseball players and seen more than its fair share of colorful events. In 1931, Houston pitcher Dizzy Dean pitched and won both ends of a double-header in Fort Worth, throwing a three-hit shutout in the second game. In 1906, center fielder Tris Speaker pitched for Cleburne to beat Temple 10-3. In 1998, Arkansas' Tyrone Horne hit for the "homer cycle" in San Antonio, finishing to a standing ovation. "The Texas League Baseball Almanac" delivers day by day the record-breaking events, personal triumphs and memorable games that helped to shape baseball in the region. Join authors David King and Tom Kayser on a nine-inning trip down one of minor-league baseball's most historic institutions, both in season and off. .
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The Louisville Baseball Almanac

Author: Philip Von Borries

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614232733

Category: History

Page: 256

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Though long associated with fine bourbons, riverboats and champion Thoroughbreds, Louisville, Kentucky, is home to another icon--the Louisville slugger. The Louisville Baseball Almanac presents the first-ever comprehensive look at the rich history of professional teams, ballplayers and managers, a history that runs deep within the city. Originally a major-league city that won a pennant in 1890, the early Louisville teams gave rise to a host of legends and eccentrics, in equal measure. And ever since, Louisville has maintained a strong position in baseball history as a top-flight minor league city. Red Sox, Yankee, Dodger, Reds and Cardinals fans--baseball fans --have Louisville to thank for launching the careers of some of the game's most memorable players. Louisville baseball historian Philip Von Borries recounts the breadth of Louisville's ballplaying heritage, his text complemented by numerous vintage photographs.
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Inherited Freedom

A Grandson 's Reflection on World War II Through His Grandfathers' Experiences, and the Translation of Their Service to the Privileges and Ultimate Responsibilities of Later Generations

Author: Tim Drake

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438958900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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My reason for writing this book is multifaceted. First, it is a contemplative look back into a distinctive time in America's history through the lives of my two grandfathers, Maurice Elmer Drake and Archibald Vance Houston; and an examination of their service to our great country during World War II. My life intersected these two men as a result of my parent's loving choice to adopt me as their son at the time of my birth. Second, it is a critical look into our present situation as a nation, as compared to and contrasted with our past, which I undertook with a burning desire due to the personal impact of my grandfathers' service. Lastly, this book is a consideration of the future of this great country as it lies in the hands of my generation and outlines our responsibilities: to protect it and to provide our descendants with the inherited freedom that was earned in blood by the Greatest Generation over sixty years ago. Please visit www.inheritedfreedom.com for more information.
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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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The 2006 Yankees

The Frustration of a Nation a Fan's Perspective

Author: Scott Trocchia

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440178577

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 80

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The New York Yankees are a dynasty, but since the end of the 2001 season, the franchise has slowly lost its power to win or even get to the World Series consistently. This story specifically examines the Yankees 2006 season, one in which the individual players did not form a cohesive team. Through a player by player analysis, the author proves that individual strengths and weaknesses turned into a team meltdown.Could any player on the 2006 roster save his team from shooting itself in the foot?
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Beckett Almanac of Baseball Cards #24 2019 2020

Author: Beckett Media

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936681242

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: N.A

View: 5054

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A truly exhaustive compilation of checklists and prices for cards and thousands of baseball-related collectibles. More than one million total items priced! Includes virtually all baseball collectibles produced in the last century- even minor league and international cards. This is the most complete source of its kind, and the untimate reference source for collectors.
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The Lean Years of the Yankees, 1965Ð1975

Author: Robert W. Cohen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480395

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 2016

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The New York Yankees’ history is filled with great achievements, outstanding performances, and unprecedented success. For more than 40 years, from 1921 to 1964, the Yankees and their fans had much to cheer about—the team won 29 pennants and 20 world championships and featured such greats as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford. Yankee haters waited endlessly for the fall of the seemingly unbeatable team from New York, and finally, in 1965, the Yankees began to flounder. The team didn’t win anything for the next eleven years. Each losing season, from 1965 through 1975, is fully covered in this book. The author maintains that in their long losing streak and mediocrity, the Yankees somehow acquired a more endearing quality that had not previously existed. The team that had once offered its fans Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle and other greats now offered Bill Robinson, Danny Cater, Jerry Kenney and Jake Gibbs, and standouts Bobby Murcer, Mel Stottlemyre, Thurman Munson and Roy White—men who knew the Yankees’ long and glorious history, but also knew first-hand the decade of frustration and disappointment that Yankees players and fans had to live through.
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The Baseball Maniac's Almanac

The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled

Author: Bert Randolph Sugar

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399573

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 374

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Presents a fact-filled reference guide that features lists, tables, and anecdotes about players, teams, managers, awards, the Hall of Fame, the World Series, and the All Star Game, as well as other pertinent aspects of the game.
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It Takes More Than Balls

The Savvy Girls' Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Baseball

Author: Diedre Silva,Jackie Koney

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602396310

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

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A brilliant analysis of the game of baseball from two women who think everyone should be a baseball fan.
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