Caught Stealing

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Publisher : Ballantine Books
ISBN 13 : 0345478290
Total Pages : 256 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (454 download)

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Book Synopsis Caught Stealing by : Charlie Huston

Download or read book Caught Stealing written by Charlie Huston and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2004-04-27 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “[A] fantastically hopped-up thriller . . . a wrong-man plot worthy of Hitchcock.”—Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice) It’s three thousand miles from the green fields of glory, where Henry “call me Hank” Thompson once played California baseball, to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where the tenements are old, the rents are high, and the drunks are dirty. But now Hank is here, working as a bartender and taking care of a cat named Bud who is surely going to get him killed. It begins when Hank’s neighbor, Russ, has to leave town in a rush and hands over Bud in a carrier. But it isn’t until two Russians in tracksuits drag Hank over the bar at the joint where he works and beat him to a pulp that he starts to get the idea: Someone wants something from him. He just doesn’t know what it is, where it is, or how to make them understand he doesn’t have it. Within twenty-four hours Hank is running over rooftops, swinging his old aluminum bat for the sweet spot of a guy’s head, playing hide and seek with the NYPD, riding the subway with a dead man at his side, and counting a whole lot of cash on a concrete floor. All because of two cowboys, two Russian mafia men, and some of the weirdest goons ever assembled in one place. All because of Bud. All because once, in another life, in another world, the only thing Hank wanted was to take third base—without getting caught.

The Giants Encyclopedia

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Publisher : Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN 13 : 9781582616933
Total Pages : 674 pages
Book Rating : 4.6/5 (169 download)

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Book Synopsis The Giants Encyclopedia by : Tom Schott

Download or read book The Giants Encyclopedia written by Tom Schott and published by Sports Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2003 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the first pitch at the original Polo Grounds on May 1, 1883, to the night of August 9, 2002, at Pacific Bell Park, where Barry Bonds crushed his 600th career home run -- and beyond -- the New York and San Francisco Giants have been one of the most successful -- and popular -- franchises in Major League Baseball. They have won five World Series championships (plus three 19th-century titles) and 20 National League pennants. Some 50 Giants are enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York (more than any other franchise). Now, all the highlights and the individuals who provided them are captured in this comprehensive history of the club. The Giants Encyclopedia is more than just a running narrative of the franchise's history. It chronicles all 120 seasons in minute detail (the world championships, pennant winners, near-misses and disappointments). The book features biographies of more than 100 players (from Hall of Famers like Willie Mays and Christy Mathewson to present-day stars like Barry Bonds and Robb Nen), plus prominent owners (such as John Day, Horace and Charles Stoneham, Bob Lurie and Peter Magowan); front office executives (like Chub Feeney, Al Rosen and Brian Sabean); managers (such as John McGraw, Leo Durocher, Roger Craig and Dusty Baker); and broadcasters (Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons and Hank Greenwald).

Caught Stealing

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Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Download or read book Caught Stealing written by Charlie Huston and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2004 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charlie Huston's debut is all about a bartender with sore feet, a cat in a cast, a large pile of cash, and what can happen when you're... caught stealing.

Hank Thompson's Blues

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Publisher : Nobody Rocks Press
ISBN 13 : 0981964710
Total Pages : 175 pages
Book Rating : 4.9/5 (819 download)

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Download or read book Hank Thompson's Blues written by Theodore Hamm and published by Nobody Rocks Press. This book was released on 2009-05-15 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the true story of how one man rose to the heights of baseball glory only to fall into the depths of prison, Hank Thompson's Blues recounts the life of the third black player in the major leagues. Hank Thompson (1925-1969) starred for the New York Giants in the 1954 World Series before his drinking problems ruined his promising baseball career. Out of a job only two seasons after the '54 Series, within a decade Thompson found himself in the Texas prison system. Hank Thompson's Blues follows Thompson from his ascent through the Negro Leagues and winter ball in Cuba, to his rising stardom with the New York Giants, to his downward slide in Harlem and beyond. Along the way, Thompson vividly recalls his encounters with many baseball legends, including Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, and Leo ("Nice Guys Finish Last") Durocher. And he provides plenty of seedy details of his many forays into Harlem's sordid criminal underworld of the late 1950s. Speaking throughout the novel in the first person, Thompson now must reckon with his dizzying rise and embarrassing fall. His story is in many ways a cautionary tale, especially in an age when many athletes seem intent on destroying their own careers. For Hank Thompson, the good times were really good, and the bad times really bad-which is why he is now here to sing the blues.

Small Ball in the Big Leagues

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Publisher : McFarland
ISBN 13 : 078645833X
Total Pages : 311 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (864 download)

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Book Synopsis Small Ball in the Big Leagues by : James D. Szalontai

Download or read book Small Ball in the Big Leagues written by James D. Szalontai and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The typical baseball fan yearns for one of two things: a strikeout or a home run. But most of the game takes place in between these electrifying moments, and this book discusses the importance of “small ball” to baseball. It examines the multitude of times small ball activities have secured victories through aggressive base running, sacrifice hits, squeeze bunts, stolen bases, productive outs and hit-and-run plays, as well as games in which aggressive small ball activity led to defeat. The book covers the most important small ball players, managers and teams.

Legends of the Tribe

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Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN 13 : 1461703271
Total Pages : 240 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (617 download)

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Book Synopsis Legends of the Tribe by : Morris Eckhouse

Download or read book Legends of the Tribe written by Morris Eckhouse and published by Taylor Trade Publishing. This book was released on 2000-08-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Legends of the Tribe relives the exciting Jacobs Field era of the 1990s along with the complete 100-year legacy of this storied franchise. This book revives the memorable moments of Indians history and includes a stunning collection of more than 200 vintage photos of the great games, players, and events.

Library Journal

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 666 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (91 download)

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Book Synopsis Library Journal by : Melvil Dewey

Download or read book Library Journal written by Melvil Dewey and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 666 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Why Another Book About Baseball?

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Publisher : AuthorHouse
ISBN 13 : 172836471X
Total Pages : 94 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (283 download)

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Book Synopsis Why Another Book About Baseball? by : L Chadwick Bowman

Download or read book Why Another Book About Baseball? written by L Chadwick Bowman and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2020-07-09 with total page 94 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It was this love for baseball that I decided to write this book. Things I learned, remembered, saw, heard, and read. I want to share with other baseball fans and drive an interest to those who don’t share my love for the game. My dream was to one day play in the majors, but I accepted that I wasn’t good enough. I also wanted to be an announcer and sports reporter. I finally got to be a reporter at Konawa, Oklahoma for their football and basketball teams. Coleman, Oklahoma baseball and basketball too.

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 816 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (117 download)

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Hoyt Wilhelm

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Publisher : McFarland
ISBN 13 : 1476651000
Total Pages : 219 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (766 download)

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Download or read book Hoyt Wilhelm written by Lew Freedman and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2024-01-16 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hoyt Wilhelm's intriguing baseball career lasted two decades. A veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, the eight-time All-Star from Huntersville, North Carolina, was a standout for the New York Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves, though he did not reach the majors until he was nearly 30. He pitched a no-hitter as a starter, won as many as 15 games a season, was the first reliever to win more than 100 games and save more than 200, and broke Cy Young's record for most games on the mound. Along the way, he relied almost entirely on his baffling skill with a rare weapon of choice--the knuckleball. This first full-length biography covers the life and career of the first relief pitcher in the Hall of Fame.

Pitching to the Pennant

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN 13 : 0803254717
Total Pages : 353 pages
Book Rating : 4.8/5 (32 download)

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Download or read book Pitching to the Pennant written by Joseph Wancho and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 1954 Cleveland Indians were one of the most remarkable baseball teams of all time. Their record for most wins (111) fell only when the baseball schedule expanded, and their winning percentage, an astounding .721, is still unsurpassed in the American League. Though the season ended with a heartbreaking loss to the New York Giants in the World Series, the 1954 team remains a favorite among Cleveland fans and beyond. Pitching to the Pennant commemorates the ’54 Indians with a biographical sketch of the entire team, from the “Big Three” pitching staff (Mike Garcia and future Hall of Famers Bob Lemon and Early Wynn), through notable players such as Bobby Avila, Bob Feller, Larry Doby, and Al Rosen, to manager Al Lopez, his coaches, and the Indians’ broadcast team. There are also stories about Cleveland Stadium and the 1954 All-Star Game (which the team hosted), as well as a season timeline and a firsthand account of Game One of the World Series at the Polo Grounds. Pitching to the Pennant features the superb writing and research of members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), making this book a must for all Indians fans and baseball aficionados.

Baseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951

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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
ISBN 13 : 0813158796
Total Pages : 528 pages
Book Rating : 4.8/5 (131 download)

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Book Synopsis Baseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951 by : William Marshall

Download or read book Baseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951 written by William Marshall and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2014-10-17 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With personal interviews of players and owners and with over two decades of research in newspapers and archives, Bill Marshall tells of the players, the pennant races, and the officials who shaped one of the most memorable eras in sports and American history. At the end of World War II, soldiers returning from overseas hungered to resume their love affair with baseball. Spectators still identified with players, whose salaries and off-season employment as postmen, plumbers, farmers, and insurance salesmen resembled their own. It was a time when kids played baseball on sandlots and in pastures, fans followed the game on the radio, and tickets were affordable. The outstanding play of Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Don Newcombe, Warren Spahn, and many others dominated the field. But perhaps no performance was more important than that of Jackie Robinson, whose entrance into the game broke the color barrier, won him the respect of millions of Americans, and helped set the stage for the civil rights movement. Baseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951 also records the attempt to organize the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Mexican League's success in luring players south of the border that led to a series of lawsuits that almost undermined baseball's reserve clause and antitrust exemption. The result was spring training pay, uniform contracts, minimum salary levels, player representation, and a pension plan--the very issues that would divide players and owners almost fifty years later. During these years, the game was led by A.B. "Happy" Chandler, a hand-shaking, speech-making, singing Kentucky politician. Most owners thought he would be easily manipulated, unlike baseball's first commissioner, the autocratic Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis. Instead, Chandler's style led one owner to complain that he was the "player's commissioner, the fan's commissioner, the press and radio commissioner, everybody's commissioner but the men who pay him."

The Baseball Bibliography

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 440 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (91 download)

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Download or read book The Baseball Bibliography written by Myron J. Smith (Jr.) and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "With over 57,000 entries, this two-volume set is the most comprehensive non-electronic, non-database, print bibliography on any American sport. Represented here are books and monographs, scholarly papers, government documents, doctoral dissertations, masters' theses, poetry and fiction, novels, pro team yearbooks, college and professional All-Star Game and World Series programs, commercially produced yearbooks, and periodical and journal articles"--Provided by publisher.

Library Journal

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 974 pages
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Download or read book Library Journal written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 974 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Baseball’s Forgotten Black Heroes

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Publisher : Outskirts Press
ISBN 13 : 1977205194
Total Pages : 374 pages
Book Rating : 4.9/5 (772 download)

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Download or read book Baseball’s Forgotten Black Heroes written by Bill Leibforth and published by Outskirts Press. This book was released on 2019-07-09 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1947, Jackie Robinson changed the game of baseball by becoming the first black player on a modern day major league team. Jackie made history with the Brooklyn Dodgers and this story is about Jackie and the seventeen players who followed him. These Black Heroes challenged the status quo and policies of team owners and were part of the first wave of black players who played on the sixteen major league teams that existed in 1947. It was not until 1959 (three years after Jackie retired) that the last of the sixteen teams added a black player to their roster.

World Series, Revised

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Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN 13 : 9781579122683
Total Pages : 344 pages
Book Rating : 4.1/5 (226 download)

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Download or read book World Series, Revised written by Josh Leventhal and published by Black Dog & Leventhal. This book was released on 2002-11-25 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The richest volume ever compiled on the subject, this lavishly illustrated tribute to a century of baseball's Fall Classic features anecdotes, lore, historic photos-and all of the stats fans cherish. Newly revised and fully updated through the 2002 season, THE WORLD SERIES combines lively discussion with thorough statistics to tell the story of every World Series ever played, from the 1903 battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers to the Subway Series of 2000 that pitted the Yankees against the Mets as well as the eagerly awaited battle for the pennant in October 2002. The author's historical research uncovers all the little-known facts and stories from each game, along with baseball legends and unforgettable moments. In addition, detailed box scores and line scores include the statistics that baseball fans covet, with every number for every player who ever appeared in a World Series game. Beautiful photographs bring every game to life, illustrating the evolution of the game.

Total Baseball

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Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 2372 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (91 download)

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Book Synopsis Total Baseball by : John Thorn

Download or read book Total Baseball written by John Thorn and published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book was released on 1993 with total page 2372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A hefty reference containing records of every major league player, team rosters of the Negro Leagues, two dozen or so essays, statistics and diagrams for every major league ballpark, batting stats for all major league pitchers, stats that reveal the game's best managers, awards and honors, rules and scoring, registers of managers, coaches, umpires, and owners. (See review of the CD-ROM version in the August 1992 Reference and Research Book News. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR