Death At The Ballpark

Author: Robert M. Gorman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786479329
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Death At The Ballpark from the Author: Robert M. Gorman. When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark--rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game's history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground-breaking study provides the known details for 150 years of game-related deaths, identifies contributing factors and discusses resulting changes to game rules, protective equipment, crowd control and stadium structures and grounds. Topics covered include pitched and batted-ball fatalities, weather and field condition accidents, structural failures, fatalities from violent or risky behavior and deaths from natural causes.

The War On Football

Author: Daniel J Flynn
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1621571823
Size: 13.67 MB
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The War On Football from the Author: Daniel J Flynn. We’ve all been hearing rumors about sacking America’s beloved game of football—and it’s time someone spoke out against the witch hunt. In The War on Football: Saving America’s Game, Dan Flynn debunks the haters and tells us why America needs football.

The Weeks And Months Of Sport

Author: David Faris
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452014221
Size: 61.69 MB
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The Weeks And Months Of Sport from the Author: David Faris. "A guide to the unique sports personality of each week and month of the year." -- Cover.

Scoring From Second

Author: Philip F. Deaver
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803206953
Size: 51.57 MB
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Scoring From Second from the Author: Philip F. Deaver. Why do accomplished writers (and grown-ups) like Ron Carlson, Rick Bass, and Michael Chabon (to name but a few of those represented here) still obsess over their baseball days? What is it about this green game of suspense that not only moves us but can also move us to flights of lyrical writing? In Scoring from Second: Writers on Baseball some of the literary lights of our day answer these questions with essays, reminiscences, and meditations on the sport that is America's game but also a deeply personal experience for player, observer, and fan alike. Here writers as different as Andre Dubus and Leslie Epstein, Chabon and Floyd Skloot, Michael Martone and William Least Heat-Moon reflect on the game they grew up with, the players who thrilled them, and the lessons that baseball holds for us all. From the one-season wonder to the long-haul heroes to the hall of fame, the game that has framed so many American summers-and lives-comes to quirky, instructive, and always entertaining life in these pages. Philip F. Deaver is the author of How Men Pray and Silent Retreats and winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. He is writer-in-residence and associate professor of English at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Lee K. Abbott is the author of seven collections of short stories, including Wet Places at Noon and All Things, All at Once: New & Selected Stories. He is a professor of English at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Contributors: Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Rick Bass, Larry Blakely, Earl S. Braggs, Christopher Buckley, Rick Campbell, David Carkeet, Ron Carlson, Michael Chabon, Mick Cochrane, Hal Crowther, Andre Dubus, Leslie Epstein, Gary Forrester, Lee Gutkind, Jeffrey Hammond, Jeffrey Higa, Peter Ives, Richard Jackson, William Least Heat-Moon, Lee Martin, Michael Martone, Cris Mazza, Kyle Minor, Dan O'Neill, Susan Perabo, Rachael Perry, Kurt Rheinheimer, Louis D. Rubin Jr., Luke Salisbury, Floyd Skloot, Tom Stanton, Michael Steinberg, Tim D. Stone, and Robert Vivian.

The South Bend Blue Sox

Author: Jim Sargent
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488646
Size: 25.91 MB
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The South Bend Blue Sox from the Author: Jim Sargent. "This work chronicles the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League as seen through the eyes of the players and management and the experiences of the South Bend Blue Sox. These daring heroines helped pave the way toward greater freedom of choice for the generations of women who followed"--Provided by publisher.

Heart Of The Game

Author: S.L. Price
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061915912
Size: 78.14 MB
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Heart Of The Game from the Author: S.L. Price. “Genuine and raw…a heartfelt work of despair, triumph, and redemption.” —Boston Globe The critically acclaimed Heart of the Game—subtitled “Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America”—explores the pure roots of a sport that is stained by scandal at its highest level. S.L. Price, award-winning writer for Sports Illustrated and author of Pitching Around Fidel, gives a tragic but ultimately uplifting account of the death of minor league baseball coach Mike Coolbaugh, and in doing so, illustrates the many reasons and myriad ways in which baseball still has a hold on America. A Friday Night Lights for baseball fans, Heart of the Game reveals the classic heart of small-town America.

Death Caps

Author: Michael Castleman
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 9780867196757
Size: 76.54 MB
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Death Caps from the Author: Michael Castleman. The second title in the Ed Rosenberg mystery series. At the gala launch party for porn publisher Ted Calderone's new erotic magazine, sexy models serve delicious appetizers-but a murderer has spiked one tray with poison mushrooms, death caps. A controver

Death Is Semisweet

Author: Lou Jane Temple
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429981552
Size: 24.68 MB
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Death Is Semisweet from the Author: Lou Jane Temple. Heaven Lee has lived in Kansas City a long time, and she thought she knew as much as there was to know about her hometown. But when her longtime friend Stephanie Simpson starts a new business as a chocolatier after divorce, Heaven is surprised and delighted to find out that Stephanie is getting back to her family roots with her new enterprise. As it turns out, her mother was heir to the famous Foster's Chocolates fortune, a chocolate company that is a Kansas City institution. That is, until her brothers, Stephanie's uncles, swindled her out of her share lo these many years ago. Still, Stephanie is excited to be back in the family business, albeit in a small way with her own downtown chocolate shop, and Heaven can't wait to learn all about chocolate. She's got a restaurant to run, of course, and is always on the lookout for new ways to use traditional ingredients. The pair's excitement turns suscpicious, however, when a giant blimp advertising the 50th anniversary of Foster's is shot down almost directly on top of Stephanie's new store, its pilot dead before he hits the ground. Is this terrible event a direct threat to Heaven's friend's new business? Or is it all just a big coincidence? Heaven suspects the former, and when her friend's livelihood, not to mention her life, is on the line, no one can stop her from getting at the truth. She'll figure out what's going on and be back in time for dessert in Death Is Semisweet--a smart, saucy entry in the Heaven Lee Culinary Mystery series from fan favorite Lou Jane Temple. Complete with many sinfully delicious chocolate recipes!

Till Death

Author: William Kienzle
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449423795
Size: 36.62 MB
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Till Death from the Author: William Kienzle. "Father Koesler is on the case, thank God." —Baltimore Sun From William X. Kienzle, author of the mystery classic, The Rosary Murders. The priesthood or Lil. It would be a gut-wrenching decision for Rick. Sixty-year-old Father Rick Casserly, the much loved, socially conscious pastor at St. William of Thierry Church, and Lillian "Lil" Niedermeir, the principal at nearby St. Enda's elementary school, share a common bond. They are secret lovers, driven into the closet by the Catholic Church's position on the marriage of its clergy members. And when troubled former nun, now reporter, Dora Riccardo sets her cap for Rick, the already complex state of affairs unfolds into a spiraling scenario that isn't resolved until someone is dead. Till Death is the twenty-second mystery from the pen of William X. Kienzle featuring Father Robert Koesler. In Till Death, Father Koesler is a member of the "St. Ursula Survivors Club"—a group of current and former clergy who served under the tyrannical Father Angelico. Koesler is the confidant whom some of the club members turn to when there's nowhere else to go, but even the temperate Father Koesler struggles to bring closure to a set of circumstances charged with forbidden love and tortured souls. Kienzle fans have snatched up almost two and a half million copies of the author's mysteries. Till Death provides readers with his signature twists and turns, while also exploring the explosive social issue of whether priests should be allowed to marry.

Red Delicious Death

Author: Sheila Connolly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185465
Size: 43.27 MB
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Red Delicious Death from the Author: Sheila Connolly. In this latest Orchard mystery, amateur sleuth Meg Corey takes a bite out of crime... Some baby-faced chefs, fresh out of cooking school, are looking to open a restaurant in Granford. They plan on using local foods-great news for city girl banker-turned orchard owner Meg Corey. Yet when one of the chefs is found dead, face-down in a farmer's pig wallow, plans come to a screeching halt. And Meg soon discovers they may have a locally grown killer on their hands.