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Baseball and Softball Drills More Than 200 Games and Activities for Preschool to College Players, 3d ed


Free Download Dirk Baker, "Baseball and Softball Drills: More Than 200 Games and Activities for Preschool to College Players, 3d ed."
English | 2018 | ISBN: 1476672148 | EPUB | pages: 219 | 6.3 mb
Written for coaches, this book-in its expanded third edition-presents more than 200 baseball and softball games and activities for preschoolers through college age, focusing on teaching, improvement of skills and enjoyment. Games emphasizing base running, bunting, catching, fielding, hitting, throwing and pitching are covered. Each section reviews fundamentals, introduces creative skills and drills for group practice, and details the age group, objective, equipment and rules for each activity.

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A Game of Moments Baseball Greats Remember Highlights of Their Careers


Free Download Ron Gerrard, "A Game of Moments: Baseball Greats Remember Highlights of Their Careers"
English | 2018 | ISBN: 147667194X | EPUB | pages: 194 | 7.7 mb
This collection of new interviews-conducted by the author-recounts some of the pivotal moments in the careers of professional baseball players and in American history. Negro League players Leon Day, Buck O’Neil, Monte Irvin, Wilmer Fields and Joe Black speak about their experiences on the other side of the color line. Hank Aaron relates how the challenge of breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record was not only on the diamond. Bob Feller, Cecil Travis, Tommy Henrich and Jerry Coleman describe the effects of World War II on their careers. Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca address the "Shot Heard Round the World" in the Giants vs. Dodgers playoff of 1951.

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Knuckler My Life with Baseball’s Most Confounding Pitch


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English | 2012 | ISBN: 054775034X | 304 Pages | EPUB | 1.3 MB
Tim Wakefield is an enigma. At forty-four years old, he is the longest-serving member of one of baseball’s most popular franchises. He has pitched more games than any other player in Red Sox history, and in 2011 he reached the milestone of 200 career victories. Yet few realize the full measure of his success. In fact, that his career can be characterized by such words as longevity and consistency defies all odds, because he has achieved all of this with the game’s most mercurial weapon-the knuckleball.

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Miko Kings An Indian Baseball Story


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2007 | 206 Pages | ISBN: 1879960788 | EPUB | 4 MB
Miko Kings is set in Indian Territory’s queen city, Ada, Oklahoma, during the baseball fever of 1907, but moves back and forth from 1969, during the Vietnam War, to present-day Ada. The story focuses on an Indian baseball team but brings a new understanding of the term "America’s favorite pastime." For tribes in Indian Territory, baseball was an extension of a sport they’d been playing for centuries before their forced removal to Indian Territory.The story centers on the lives of Hope Little Leader, a Choctaw pitcher for the Miko Kings, and Ezol Day, a postal clerk in Indian Territory who travels forward in time to tell stories to our present-day narrator. With Day’s help, the narrator pulls us into Indian boarding schools, such as the historical Hampton Normal School for Blacks and Indians in Virginia, where the novel’s legendary love story between Justina Maurepas-a character modeled after an influential Black educator-and Hope Little Leader, begins.Though a lively and humorous work of fiction, the narrative draws heavily on LeAnne Howe’s careful historical research. She weaves original and fictive documents into the text, such as newspaper clippings, photographs, typewritten letters, and handwritten journal entries."LeAnne Howe’s Miko Kings is an incredible act of recovery: baseball, a sport jealously guarded by mainstream Anglo culture, is also rooted in Native American history and territory…[Howe's] compelling stories and narratives…expose the political games of the 20th century that Native Americans learned to play for resistance and survival."-Rigoberto Gonz├ílez, author (So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until It Breaks and Butterfly Boy)LeAnne Howe, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is an author, playwright, and scholar. Born and educated in Oklahoma, she has read and lectured throughout the United States, Japan, and the Middle East. Her first novel, Shell Shaker, earned her a 2002 American Book Award and a Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year in Creative Prose award. In 2004, Shell Shaker was published in French. Howe is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities award for research and a Smithsonian Native American internship for research. She has written and directed for theater, radio, and film. Her most recent film project as the narrator/host of Spiral of Fire aired on PBS in the fall of 2006. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Baltimore Baseball & Barbecue with Boog Powell Stories from the Orioles’ Smokey Slugger


Free Download Rob Kasper, Boog Powell, Jim Burger, "Baltimore Baseball & Barbecue with Boog Powell: Stories from the Orioles’ Smokey Slugger"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1626195781, 1540210693 | EPUB | pages: 160 | 3.4 mb
Since he started smacking long balls for the Baltimore Orioles, John "Boog" Powell has enjoyed the gustatory delights of his adopted hometown. A four-time All-Star and a fixture in two World Series, Boog also knows how to make one heck of a pit beef sandwich. Backyard barbecues at Boog’s Baltimore row house were once a post-game tradition for the team. After hanging up his spikes, the former MVP set up his now iconic barbecue operation at Camden Yards. Baltimore author Rob Kasper takes a behind-the-scenes look at the life of this smoky slugger from his Florida boyhood through his rise to major-league glory and beyond. Told in Boog’s colorful style, this rollicking journey is spiced with recipes and topped off with interviews from former teammates like Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Jim Palmer.

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Much Ado About Baseball


Free Download Rajani LaRocca, "Much Ado About Baseball"
English | 2021 | ISBN: 1499811012, 149981433X | EPUB | pages: 336 | 5.1 mb
"Much Ado About Baseball is the best children’s book I’ve read in the past 10 years!" -Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author of the Scot Harvath series

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Major League Baseball Organizations Team Performances and Financial Consequences


Free Download Frank P. Jozsa Jr., "Major League Baseball Organizations: Team Performances and Financial Consequences"
English | ISBN: 1498542786 | 2016 | 286 pages | EPUB | 1466 KB
This book analyzes and highlights the development and success of major league baseball teams in the National League and the American League, focusing on each team’s performance in seasons and postseasons and to what extent each succeeded as a business enterprise despite competition for market share from other types of entertainment.

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Safe at Home Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic


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English | 2009 | pages: 256 | ISBN: 0061625108, 0061625116 | EPUB | 1,8 mb
Film and television star Alyssa Milano (Who’s the Boss, Charmed) is one of the most popular bloggers on MLB.com (http://alyssa.mlblogs.com), and has even done on-field commentary for TBS. In Safe at Home, she writes about her passion for baseball and how her love for the game has helped to shape who she is.

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Broadcasting Baseball A History of the National Pastime on Radio and Television


Free Download Eldon L. Ham, "Broadcasting Baseball: A History of the National Pastime on Radio and Television"
English | 2011 | pages: 281 | ISBN: 0786446447 | PDF | 2,6 mb
There is a long-standing relationship between broadcasting and sports, and nowhere is this more evident than in the marriage of baseball and radio: a slow sport perfectly suited to the word-painting of broadcasters. This work covers the development of the baseball broadcasting industry from the first telegraph reports of games in progress, the influence of early pioneers at Pittsburgh’s KDKA and Chicago’s WGN, including the first World Series broadcast, the launch of the Telstar Satellite, the Carlton Fisk homerun in the 1975 World Series, which changed how baseball is broadcast, through the latest computer graphics, HD television, and the Internet.

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