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The Everything Kids' Baseball Book: From Baseball's History to Today's Favorite Players--With Lots of Home ...
Greg Jacobs, STATS LLC, ...

Adams Media, 2014

Get in the game! Do you know: What teams make up the American and National leagues? What was the first team to wear numbers on their backs? What two players have played every position? What a Bugs Bunny changeup is? The Everything Kids' Baseball Book, 8th Edition answers all these questions and more! From the ballpark to the backyard, all the action, fun, and excitement of America's favorite pastime is captured in this new edition. Packed ...


Triple Crowned: The San Francisco Giants' Incredible 2014 Championship Season
Bay Area News Group

Triumph Books, 2014

Baseball’s new dynasty is the San Francisco Giants. The Giants captured their third World Series crown in five seasons in 2014—this last one having taken perhaps the most unlikely path. San Francisco finished second in the NL West but advanced to the Wild Card game against Pittsburgh. The Giants stomped the Pirates 8-0, then outlasted the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals to set up a Fall Classic showdown with the Kansas City ...


Peter and the Starcatchers
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

Disney-Hyperion, 2006

Don'teven think of starting this bookunless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. Afast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peterand his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. Theyset sail aboard the Never Land , a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk inits cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement anddanger. ...


The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger

Little, Brown and Company, 1991

Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories ? particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme ? With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is fully of children. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand ...


Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Fiona Ritchie, Doug Orr

The University of North Carolina Press, 2014

Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a carrying stream that merged with sounds and songs of English, ...


Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Michael Lewis

W. W. Norton & Company, 2004

Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only "the single most influential baseball book ever" (Rob Neyer, Slate ) but also what "may be the best book ever written on business" ( Weekly Standard ). "I wrote this book because I fell in love ...


Hardball Times Annual 2015 (Volume 11)
Dave Studenmund, Paul Swydan

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

The Hardball Times Annual 2015 is the ultimate baseball annual...the "MVP of baseball annuals." Now in its 11th year, this year's edition contains more than 35 articles from some of the best-known writers in baseball today, such as... - Dave Studenmund - Bill James - Dave Cameron - Jeff Sullivan - Craig Wright - Carson Cistulli - Eno Sarris ...and many other great writers. Topics include complete coverage of the 2014 season, special ...


The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's ...
Jason Turbow, Michael Duca

Anchor, 2011

Everyone knows that baseball is a game of intricate regulations, but it turns out to be even more complicated than we realize. What truly governs the Major League game is a set of unwritten rules, some of which are openly discussed (don’t steal a base with a big lead late in the game), and some of which only a minority of players are even aware of (don’t cross between the catcher and the pitcher on the way to the batter’s box). In The ...


Origami in Action : Paper Toys That Fly, Flap, Gobble, and Inflate
Robert J. Lang

St. Martin's Griffin, 1997

Every project in the book can really move! Origami in Action presents 39 actions origami models that are as animated as they are exquisite. Each project is complete with clear step-by-step diagrams, instructions, and a photograph of the finished model. Included are such traditional favorites as the cootie catcher and the waterbomb, as well as some modern novelties--a strumming guitar player and a toothy Tyrannosaurus Rex. Other projects include: ...


Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold
Mark Schultz, David Thomas

Dutton Adult, 2014

The riveting true story—soon to be the subject of a high-profile film—of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. ...


100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)
Derrick Goold

Triumph Books, 2012

With 125 years of Cardinals history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every St. Louis fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls. This updated guide to all things Cardinals covers the artifact on public display that pays homage to Busch Stadium, the story behind the infamous "kidnapping" of Flint ...


King Dork Approximately
Frank Portman

Delacorte Press, 2014

From Frank Portman comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork , of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars , said, “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”    Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork. He's still trying to work out who to blame for the new scar on his forehead, the ...


Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel
Helen Oyeyemi

Riverhead Hardcover, 2014

As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review , where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,”  and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels: “ Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from a literary prodigy into a powerful, distinctive storyteller… Transfixing and ...


The New York Times Story of the Yankees: 382 Articles, Profiles and Essays from 1903 to Present
The New York Times

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2012

Experience a century of the pride, power, and pinstripes of the Yankees, Major League Baseball's most successful team, as told through the stories of their hometown newspaper, The New York Times . The New York Yankees are the most storied franchise in baseball history. They consistently draw the largest home and away crowds of any team, command the largest broadcast audiences in baseball, draw the greatest number of on-line followers, and ...


The Giants Baseball Experience: A Year-by-Year Chronicle, from New York to San Francisco
Dan Fost

MVP Books, 2014

Cody Ross drives in a run in the seventh inning of Game Four of the NLDS. View larger The streets of San Francisco were awash in orange and black for the first baseball-championship para World Champs, At Last! Misfits and Castoffs Bring Glory to San Francisco Manager Bruce Bochy referred to his 2010 Giants as a “bunch of misfits. ” The lineup was loaded with castoffs, such as bounceback-player Aubrey Huff. The ...


Horse Diaries #2: Bell's Star
Alison Hart

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2009

Vermont, 1850s Bell’s Star is a brown Morgan colt with a white star and two white stockings. He was bred for hard work, yet he longs to run free with his human friend, Katie, on his back. But when Star helps rescue a runaway slave girl, his ideas about freedom may change forever. Here is Star’s story . . . in his own words. With exciting and knowledgeable text and lovely black-and-white art throughout—both by real horse owners—Horse ...


Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Timothy Egan

Mariner Books, 2013

“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was ...


Basketball Skills & Drills - 3rd Edition
Jerry Krause, Don Meyer, ...

Human Kinetics, 2007

Great basketball players like Tim Duncan and Dwyane Wade draw oohs and aahs with their spectacular moves. But before those players developed their superstar flair, they built a solid base of fundamental skills in all phases of the game. Basketball Skills & Drills provides a perfect blueprint for building the foundation that every well-rounded player needs. This special book and DVD package demonstrates each key skill: -Player positioning ...


Safe at Home (Comeback Kids)
Mike Lupica

Puffin, 2009

From #1   New York Times   bestseller Mike Lupica! Nick Crandall feels like he doesn't belong anywhere. He doesn't fit in with his new foster parents. They don't know the first thing about sports - and he's not exactly the model student they want him to be. It's only a matter of time until they realize he's not the right kid for them. And Nick certainly doesn't belong playing varsity baseball. He's only twelve years old! His teammates ...


Core Four: The Heart and Soul of the Yankees Dynasty
Phil Pepe

Triumph Books, 2014

Tracing the careers of four instrumental players who turned around the Yankees ball club, this book shares behind-the-scenes stories from their early days together in the minors through the 2013 season, and follows them on their majestic ride to the top of the baseball world. At a time when the New York Yankees were in free fall, having failed to win a World Series in 17 years and had not played in one in 14 years—the Bronx Bombers’ longest ...



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