Football Hall Of Shame

Author: Bruce Nash
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671745514
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Football Hall Of Shame from the Author: Bruce Nash. The author of the popular The Baseball Hall of Shame give equal time to football's most shameful and hilarious moments, baring the blunders of football's hottest stars from the training table to the Super Bowl. Illustrated with photographs.

The Baseball Hall Of Shame 3

Author: Bruce Nash
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9780671753559
Size: 79.47 MB
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The Baseball Hall Of Shame 3 from the Author: Bruce Nash. This compilation of baseball's most embarrassing moments records the most outrageous blunders made by players, owners, managers, umpires, and fans.

Baseball S Hall Of Fame Or Hall Of Shame

Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
ISBN: 1580425720
Size: 22.82 MB
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Baseball S Hall Of Fame Or Hall Of Shame from the Author: . This fascinating book covers every era of baseball, position by position, and answers the question: Which players really belong in the Hall of Fame? Using eight simple criteria to determine the level of dominance each player exhibited during his career, baseball superexpert Robert Cohen defines the qualities a true Hall of Fame player should possess. Cohen solves or fuels the debate on who belongs in the Hall of Fame, and who doesn't. He also discusses the careers of the best players not elected to the Hall of Fame and the circumstances surrounding the greatest injustices in the selection process very great player is examined, not only in relation to the era in which he played, but against all the Hall-worthy stars who ever manned the position

The Baseball Hall Of Shame

Author: Bruce Nash
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762784008
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The Baseball Hall Of Shame from the Author: Bruce Nash. From 1985 to 1992, The Baseball Hall of Shame series chronicled more than 100 years of baseball goofs and gaffes, selling more than 700,000 copies. Now, the authors of the most offbeat baseball books ever written are back, featuring their looniest lineup of classic stories and inducting their first new class of Hall of Shamers in twenty years. Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo cover everything from the battiest batters and craziest fielding fiascoes to the dumbest ballpark promotions and screwiest fan behavior. Hall of Shamers include outfielder Lou "The Mad Russian" Novikoff, who insisted his wife taunt him from the stands because it made him a better hitter... Pitcher Burleigh Grimes, who was so mean that he threw a beanball at the on-deck hitter... Outfielder Ping Bodie, who out-ate Percy the ostrich for the spaghetti-eating championship of the world... and Babe Ruth, who wore ladies' silk stockings for good luck. Among the new inductees are Ken Griffey Jr., who put a cow in manager Lou Piniella's office to pay off a steak dinner bet... Manny Ramirez, who abandoned left field to go to the bathroom during a game... and David "Big Papi" Ortiz, whose underwear was smeared with peanut butter as payback for the pranks he pulled on teammates. Filled with more than 200 stories and packed with photos, The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown is the most hilarious homage to the national pastime ever assembled, and a fitting testament to the Hall's motto: "Fame and shame are part of the game."

Pete Rose

Author: William A. Cook
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786417331
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Pete Rose from the Author: William A. Cook. On September 11, 1985, with a sell-out crowd of 52,000 fans on hand at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium and millions of others watching on television, Pete Rose collected hit number 4,192 of his career and passed Ty Cobb as the all-time career hits leader. As he reached first base, thousands of cameras flashed, his teammates mobbed him, fireworks exploded and the crowd overwhelmed him with a seven-minute standing ovation. Rose was on top of the world. Less than four years later, he would be banned for life from baseball for allegedly betting on major league games, roundly criticized in the press by both fans and fellow players, and then convicted for tax evasion. In 2003, fourteen years after he was made ineligible for the Hall of Fame, Commissioner Bud Selig took up Rose's application for reinstatement, igniting once again an intense debate about his legacy and baseball's long-standing zero-tolerance policy on gambling. This book gathers the available facts of Rose's life and career, as well as the scandals he was embroiled in, leaving the reader a more informed participant in the ongoing discussion.

The Basketball Hall Of Shame

Author: Bruce M. Nash
Publisher: Pocket
ISBN: 9780671694142
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The Basketball Hall Of Shame from the Author: Bruce M. Nash. Lists some of the worst and wildest fouls, tricks, defeats, officiating, and stunts in basketball history

The Sports Hall Of Shame

Author: Bruce M. Nash
Size: 53.41 MB
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The Sports Hall Of Shame from the Author: Bruce M. Nash. From the authors who have already covered baseball and football, here are terrible moments from a number of other sports.

The Best Pitcher In Baseball

Author: Robert Charles Cottrell
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814772366
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The Best Pitcher In Baseball from the Author: Robert Charles Cottrell. When Rube Foster was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981, his rightful place alongside baseball's greatest black heroes was at last firmly established. A world-class pitcher, a formidable manager, and a brilliant administrator, Rube Foster was arguably more influential in breaking down the color barrier in major league baseball than the venerable Jackie Robinson. Born in 1879, Rube Foster pitched for the legendary black baseball teamsthe Cuban X-Giants and the Philadelphia Giants before becoming player-manager of the Leland Giants and the Chicago American Giants. Long a central figure in black baseball, he founded baseball's first black leaguethe Negro National League in 1920. From its inception, the Negro League served as a vehicle through which many of the finest black players could showcase their considerable talents. Challenging racial discrimination and stereotypes, it ultimately set the stage for future efforts to contest Jim Crow. Despite the long-standing success of the Negro National League as an influential black institution, Rube Foster was deeply embittered by organized baseball's unmitigated refusal to lift the color barrier. He died a broken man in 1930. The Best Pitcher in Baseball is the story of a man of unparalleled vision and organizational acumen whose passion for justice changed the face of baseball forever. It is a moving tribute to a man and his dream.

The Fighting Spirit

Author: Lou Holtz
ISBN: 9780671676742
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The Fighting Spirit from the Author: Lou Holtz. Notre Dame's head football coach chronicles the events of a season, from recruitment, to the early practices, to the final dramatic games, detailing the intricacies of a successful football program