At The Old Ballgame

Author: Jeff Silverman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149300722X
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At The Old Ballgame from the Author: Jeff Silverman. Before multimillion-dollar salaries, luxury boxes, and player strikes became synonymous with professional sports, there existed the belief in playing simply "for the love of the game." Nothing captures that spirit better than these twenty classic pieces about America's favorite pastime. Collected here are the writings of Ring Lardner, Zane Grey, the Giants' immortal Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Finley Peter Dunne (who for a time was America's most popular humorist after Mark Twain), Burt Standish (creator of that all-American hero, Frank Merriwell), and many more. Baseball's golden era may have long since passed, but in the pages of CLASSIC BASEBALL STORIES, you can still sit in the bleachers for a nickel. Relive the golden era of baseball with timeless classics from: Albert G. Spalding Henry Chadwick Ernest Lawrence Thayer Grantland Rice Sol White Brig. Gen. Fredrick Funston Zane Grey Candy Cummings Alfred H. Spink Burt L. Standish Lester Chadwick Finley Peter Dunne Christy Mathewson Damon Runyon Grover Cleveland Alexander Gerald Beaumont Ring Lardner Hugh Fullerton Ralph D. Blanpied Charles E. Van Loan P.G. Wodehouse

The Old Ball Game

Author: Frank Deford
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802142474
Size: 55.73 MB
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The Old Ball Game from the Author: Frank Deford. The early days of baseball are chronicled in this story of the friendship between Christy Mathewson, one of baseball's first superstars, and New York Giants manager John McGraw, in a volume celebrating the centennial of the first World Series in which a New York team played. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Farmers Game

Author: David Vaught
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421407558
Size: 70.45 MB
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The Farmers Game from the Author: David Vaught. Anyone who has watched the film Field of Dreams can’t help but be captivated by the lead character’s vision. He gives his struggling farming community a magical place where the smell of roasted peanuts gently wafts over the crowded grandstand on a warm summer evening just as the star pitcher takes the mound. Baseball, America’s game, has a dedicated following and a rich history. Fans obsess over comparative statistics and celebrate men who played for legendary teams during the "golden age" of the game. In The Farmers' Game, David Vaught examines the history and character of baseball through a series of essay-vignettes. He presents the sport as essentially rural, reflecting the nature of farm and small-town life. Vaught does not deny or devalue the lively stickball games played in the streets of Brooklyn, but he sees the history of the game and the rural United States as related and mutually revealing. His subjects include nineteenth-century Cooperstown, the playing fields of Texas and Minnesota, the rural communities of California, the great farmer-pitcher Bob Feller, and the notorious Gaylord Perry. Although—contrary to legend—Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball in a cow pasture in upstate New York, many fans enjoy the game for its nostalgic qualities. Vaught's deeply researched exploration of baseball's rural roots helps explain its enduring popularity.

More Family Lessons

Author: Steven H. Propp
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462058730
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More Family Lessons from the Author: Steven H. Propp. It’s been two years: the grandkids are growing, and there is a new addition to the family: “Ravishing Rhea”! Nana and Papa are now blessed to witness (and occasionally assist with) the growth and development of six grandkids: three boys, and three girls. But the world is also changing: there are new challenges, as families must cope with increased financial pressures, juggling work and school schedules, and even temporary separations, not to mention dealing with the normal difficulties experienced by young people as they are growing up. In addition to playing sports, video games, celebrating birthdays, participating in Spelling Bees, making movies, and doing homework, the kids keep Papa and Nana busy trying to answer questions such as, “What kind of pet should I get?”; “How long does the moon stay full?”; “Are all ladybugs girls?”; “How come we don’t get presents for all the Twelve Days of Christmas?” and of course, “Are vampires real?” Whether they’re walking to the park, building “special projects” for school, preparing for Halloween, or revising their Christmas lists for the sixth time, the kids both grow and learn, as well as help the adults around them to appreciate and celebrate the joy, wonder, and beauty of children?living in a new, and exciting world.

Base Ball A Journal Of The Early Game Vol 6 No 2 Fall 2012

Author: John Thorn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476621950
Size: 44.75 MB
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Base Ball A Journal Of The Early Game Vol 6 No 2 Fall 2012 from the Author: John Thorn. "One of the more compelling sports-related publications to come along in a great while...unostentatious, solid, and a great read.”--Library Journal "The journal both embodies recent trends and provides a forum for expanding upon them. Base Ball thus represents an exciting and important contribution to literature on the sport. John Thorn, a respected historian of early baseball history, is the journal’s editor and Base Ball has a first-rate editorial board and, as a result, already appears poised to be among the finest journals dedicated to the history of sports.”--Arete "Never comes up short in the quality of its content. In addition to the fine research articles there is a valuable section of book reviews, mostly dedicated to books pertaining to 19th century baseball.”--Nineteenth Century Notes "An exciting and important contribution to literature on the sport...seeks to chronicle, analyze, and expand our understanding of the game during its long, and seemingly getting longer, pre 1920 phase.”--Society for American Baseball Research Bibliography Committee Newsletter Base Ball is a peer-reviewed journal. Offering the best in original research and analysis, the journal promotes study of baseball's early history, from its protoball roots to 1920, and its rise to prominence within American popular culture.

At The Old Ballgame

Author: Jeff Silverman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149300722X
Size: 18.31 MB
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At The Old Ballgame from the Author: Jeff Silverman. Before multimillion-dollar salaries, luxury boxes, and player strikes became synonymous with professional sports, there existed the belief in playing simply "for the love of the game." Nothing captures that spirit better than these twenty classic pieces about America's favorite pastime. Collected here are the writings of Ring Lardner, Zane Grey, the Giants' immortal Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Finley Peter Dunne (who for a time was America's most popular humorist after Mark Twain), Burt Standish (creator of that all-American hero, Frank Merriwell), and many more. Baseball's golden era may have long since passed, but in the pages of CLASSIC BASEBALL STORIES, you can still sit in the bleachers for a nickel. Relive the golden era of baseball with timeless classics from: Albert G. Spalding Henry Chadwick Ernest Lawrence Thayer Grantland Rice Sol White Brig. Gen. Fredrick Funston Zane Grey Candy Cummings Alfred H. Spink Burt L. Standish Lester Chadwick Finley Peter Dunne Christy Mathewson Damon Runyon Grover Cleveland Alexander Gerald Beaumont Ring Lardner Hugh Fullerton Ralph D. Blanpied Charles E. Van Loan P.G. Wodehouse

Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 In 24 Hours

Author: Rogers Cadenhead
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780672324604
Size: 78.38 MB
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Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 In 24 Hours from the Author: Rogers Cadenhead. Offers an updated tutorial for beginners explaining how to use Java to incorporate games, animation, and special effects into Web pages.

The Yale Book Of Quotations

Author: Fred R. Shapiro
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300107982
Size: 64.83 MB
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The Yale Book Of Quotations from the Author: Fred R. Shapiro. More than twelve thousand famous quotations are featured in a reference volume that includes items not only from literary and historical sources, but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences.

Baseball S Greatest Hit The Story Of Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Author: Robert Thompson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781458471291
Size: 38.24 MB
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Baseball S Greatest Hit The Story Of Take Me Out To The Ball Game from the Author: Robert Thompson. (Book). The authorized tie-in book to the 100th anniversary of this beloved song. "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is the third most frequently sung song in America, after "Happy Birthday" and "The Star-Spangled Banner," and you'd be hard-pressed to find an American who doesn't know the words. With the release of this special edition, full-color, hardcover book, the complete story of the song is presented, taking us on a fascinating journey into how "Ball Game" has come to take a unique place in our cultural landscape. With images of historical newspaper clippings, baseball cards, sheet music, movie stills, ballplayers at the mic, and of course, Harry Caray leading the crowd at Wrigley, Baseball's Greatest Hit also comes with embedded audio of rare and classic recordings, including performances by Dr. John, Arturo Sandoval, George Winston, Harry Caray and many more. Features an introduction by baseball commissioner Bud Selig and a foreword by Carly Simon. Baseball's Greatest Hit is a gorgeous celebration, not only of a song, but of baseball, music, pop culture, and the creative ways that Americans have always taken popular music and made it their own. And as the book traces the song's evolution over the last 100 years, it also traces the evolution of American culture from the early days of Tin Pan Alley and sheet music pluggers; through the early role of women as baseball players and fans; through movie musicals, baseball's expansion west, rock and roll, and modern ballparks; right up to the present-day when in July 2007 more than 50 Hall of Famers came together to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in Cooperstown.

The Cultural Encyclopedia Of Baseball 2d Ed

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786420871
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The Cultural Encyclopedia Of Baseball 2d Ed from the Author: Jonathan Fraser Light. More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America's culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues' decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes over 120 photographs.