Chicago In The World Series 1903 2005

Author: Bruce A. Rubenstein
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078642575X
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Chicago In The World Series 1903 2005 from the Author: Bruce A. Rubenstein. "With a chapter on each World Series involving a Chicago team, this book covers 100 years of October baseball in the Windy City, from the 1906 classicwhich pitted the North Siders against the South Siders-to 2005, when the White Sox ended 88 years of frus

Michigan

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118649753
Size: 46.24 MB
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Michigan from the Author: . The fifth edition of Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State presents an update of the best college-level survey of Michigan history, covering the pre-Columbian period to the present. Represents the best-selling survey history of Michigan Includes updates and enhancements reflecting the latest historic scholarship, along with the new chapter ‘Reinventing Michigan’ Expanded coverage includes the socio-economic impact of tribal casino gaming on Michigan’s Native American population; environmental, agricultural, and educational issues; recent developments in the Jimmy Hoffa mystery, and collegiate and professional sports Delivered in an accessible narrative style that is entertaining as well as informative, with ample illustrations, photos, and maps Now available in digital formats as well as print

Shoeless Joe

Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007517750
Size: 32.42 MB
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Shoeless Joe from the Author: W. P. Kinsella. The book that inspired the movie Field of Dreams.

World Series

Author: Matt Christopher
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417798711
Size: 34.47 MB
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World Series from the Author: Matt Christopher. A World Series resource that features quotes from star athletes, photos of the best plays, and a complete list of results from 1903 to the present.

The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465521496
Size: 36.26 MB
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The Jungle from the Author: Upton Sinclair.

Luckiest Man

Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743245913
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Luckiest Man from the Author: Jonathan Eig. Recounts the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now commonly called after him, in a portrait that shares details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life.

The First World Series And The Baseball Fanatics Of 1903

Author: Roger I. Abrams
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555536442
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The First World Series And The Baseball Fanatics Of 1903 from the Author: Roger I. Abrams. A chronicle of the first World Series captures all the exitement and drama of this first match-up between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bridgeport

Author: Joanne Gazarek Bloom
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738577308
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Bridgeport from the Author: Joanne Gazarek Bloom. Explore Bridgeport, the most political neighborhood in the most political of cities--home to five Chicago mayors and parades of politicians honoring its power at national conventions. Once a Native American village traversed by Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet, as Chicago grew the area was called Hardscrabble, then Cabbage Gardens, and finally Bridgeport. Immigrants built it: the Irish dredged a canal and mined a quarry that led to slaughterhouses, cooperages, rolling mills, and breweries that were worked by Germans, Bohemians, Swedes, and Poles. Held dear as the "Heart of Lithuania," muckrakers described parts of it as a heartbreaking jungle. More immigrants came: Italians, Croatians, Mexicans, Chinese. Against the backdrop of prairies, labor strife, gangways, and Joe Podsajdwokiem, this sometimes uneasy mix lived, worked, and voted together. Bridgeport still has streets that defy the city's orderly grid, settlement houses, language stews, and, for each nationality, churches and taverns. Today, it may welcome artists and expensive housing, but on summer nights stoop sitting and rooting for the White Sox remain social obligations.

Game Of Shadows

Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110121676X
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Game Of Shadows from the Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada. In the summer of 1998 two of baseball leading sluggers, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, embarked on a race to break Babe Ruth’s single season home run record. The nation was transfixed as Sosa went on to hit 66 home runs, and McGwire 70. Three years later, San Francisco Giants All-Star Barry Bonds surpassed McGwire by 3 home runs in the midst of what was perhaps the greatest offensive display in baseball history. Over the next three seasons, as Bonds regularly launched mammoth shots into the San Francisco Bay, baseball players across the country were hitting home runs at unprecedented rates. For years there had been rumors that perhaps some of these players owed their success to steroids. But crowd pleasing homers were big business, and sportswriters, fans, and officials alike simply turned a blind eye. Then, in December of 2004, after more than a year of investigation, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story that in a federal investigation of a nutritional supplement company called BALCO, Yankees slugger Jason Giambi had admitted taking steroids. Barry Bonds was also implicated. Immediately the issue of steroids became front page news. The revelations led to Congressional hearings on baseball’s drug problems and continued to drive the effort to purge the U.S. Olympic movement of drug cheats. Now Fainaru-Wada and Williams expose for the first time the secrets of the BALCO investigation that has turned the sports world upside down. Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroid Scandal That Rocked Professional by award-winning investigative journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, is a riveting narrative about the biggest doping scandal in the history of sports, and how baseball’s home run king, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, came to use steroids. Drawing on more than two years of reporting, including interviews with hundreds of people, and exclusive access to secret grand jury testimony, confidential documents, audio recordings, and more, the authors provide, for the first time, a definitive account of the shocking steroids scandal that made headlines across the country. The book traces the career of Victor Conte, founder of the BALCO laboratory, an egomaniacal former rock musician and self-proclaimed nutritionist, who set out to corrupt sports by providing athletes with “designer” steroids that would be undetectable on “state-of-the-art” doping tests. Conte gave the undetectable drugs to 28 of the world’s greatest athletes—Olympians, NFL players and baseball stars, Bonds chief among them. A separate narrative thread details the steroids use of Bonds, an immensely talented, moody player who turned to performance-enhancing drugs after Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals set a new home run record in 1998. Through his personal trainer, Bonds gained access to BALCO drugs. All of the great athletes who visited BALCO benefited tremendously—Bonds broke McGwire’s record—but many had their careers disrupted after federal investigators raided BALCO and indicted Conte. The authors trace the course of the probe, and the baffling decision of federal prosecutors to protect the elite athletes who were involved. Highlights of Game of Shadows include: Barry Bonds A look at how Bonds was driven to use performance-enhancing drugs in part by jealousy over Mark McGwire’s record-breaking 1998 season. It was shortly thereafter that Bonds—who had never used anything more performance enhancing than a protein shake from the health food store—first began using steroids. How Bonds’s weight trainer, steroid dealer Greg Anderson, arranged to meet Victor Conte before the 2001 baseball season with...

The Red Sox In The Playoffs

Author: Joshua R. Pahigian
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786427787
Size: 13.10 MB
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The Red Sox In The Playoffs from the Author: Joshua R. Pahigian. "Covers all of the team's postseason appearances from 1903 through 2005. Each chapter begins with review of team's regular season exploits in the focus year. Explains how the team qualified for postseason play. Captures the ethos of team and fans during c