Windy City World Series I 1906 White Sox Cubs

Author: Richard Chabowski
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469795736
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Windy City World Series I 1906 White Sox Cubs from the Author: Richard Chabowski. The year 1906 holds special significance for the city of Chicago for a number of reasons, but probably nothing generated as much excitement as the all-Chicago World Series that pitted the White Sox against the Cubs. Upton Sinclair had just written The Jungle, which revealed the inner workings of the city's slaughterhouses. There was also a new central city and county government building rising in the Loop. In considerations of that year, however, it is the city's two baseball teams that probably generate the most attention. More than one hundred years have passed, and we still haven't seen a repeat of the all-Chicago World Series. This history examines the bold moves made by ballclub owners and managers, and puts the significance of baseball in context with this detailed account of the events of 1906. It also introduces Charles Comiskey before the "Black Sox" scandal as well as Charles Murphy, the feisty, lively owner of the Cubs. The entire season is relived in Windy City World Series I: 1906, White Sox-Cubs.

Silver Bats And Automobiles

Author: David L. Fleitz
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786486848
Size: 34.52 MB
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Silver Bats And Automobiles from the Author: David L. Fleitz. "Since 1949, the Louisville Slugger company has presented the man with the highest batting average at season's end with the Silver Bat Award. Heated battles for the award have featured unusual machinations by players, managers, and entire teams, including allegations of cheating, bribery, deliberate misplays, questionable strategies, and charges of racism. Here are the stories behind these races"--Provided by publisher.

Reading Sport

Author: Susan Birrell
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555534301
Size: 42.57 MB
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Reading Sport from the Author: Susan Birrell. In this groundbreaking anthology of essays on sport, experts from a variety of disciplines analyze power relations, especially as they are constructed along the axes of gender, race, class, and sexuality.The volume begins with an insightful introduction by the editors that provides theoretical frameworks and analytical tools for reading sport. The selections that follow critically examine how the complexities and intersections of power are reflected in particular high-profile incidents and celebrity athletes. Included are such figures as Dennis Rodman, Nolan Ryan, Michael Jordan, Nancy Lopez, O.J. Simpson, Renee Richards, Cal Ripken, Jr., Nancy Kerrigan, and Tonya Harding.Taken together, the essays demonstrate that sports events and personalities exist within broader cultural, economic, historical, and political realms. The work makes a valuable and timely contribution to the emerging field of sport study and sets the stage for further discussions of power and representation.

Ken Jennings S Trivia Almanac

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780345504722
Size: 37.78 MB
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Ken Jennings S Trivia Almanac from the Author: Ken Jennings. Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

Baseball And The Bottom Line In World War Ii

Author: Jeff Obermeyer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476601291
Size: 79.26 MB
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Baseball And The Bottom Line In World War Ii from the Author: Jeff Obermeyer. " What were the business aspects of professional baseball during World War II? Archival and primary sources provide insight into the perceptions of the major league owners and an understanding of how most of them were able to keep their businesses profitable while the nation fought an enormous two-front war"--

Rube Waddell

Author: Alan H. Levy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481125
Size: 42.59 MB
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Rube Waddell from the Author: Alan H. Levy. George Edward "Rube" Waddell was one of the zaniest characters ever to play baseball. The legendary Connie Mack, who saw quite a few cards during his nearly seven decade stint in the majors, once observed that no other screwball he ever saw could hold a candle to Rube. Mack also said that Rube's curveball was the best he'd ever seen. Indeed, Waddell was one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game. Rube won 191 games in 13 seasons, had four straight 20-win seasons for Mack and the Philadelphia A's, and claimed six consecutive strikeout titles. In 1904 he struck out 349 batters, a record that held for six decades. This biography traces his early life in western Pennsylvania, the fits and starts of his first years in professional baseball, his big years with the A's, and his subsequent fade into obscurity and his early death in a sanatorium on April Fool's Day, 1914.

Chicago Sluggers

Author: John K. Freyer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738533940
Size: 31.23 MB
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Chicago Sluggers from the Author: John K. Freyer. Offers a visual tour of Chicago's rich baseball history from 1876 through 1950.

Fenway 1912

Author: Glenn Stout
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547607393
Size: 66.73 MB
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Fenway 1912 from the Author: Glenn Stout. Winner of the 2011 Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research, for the best book of baseball history or biography "An irresistible look back on Fenway Park's first season, not just for Sox fans . . . a great choice for anyone who enjoys a dip into baseball history at its best."—Huffington Post Even people who aren’t fans of baseball know Fenway Park. More than just a ballpark, it is a part of American culture, and has been for nearly one hundred years. In Fenway 1912, Glenn Stout tells the remarkable story of Fenway’s first year, from the long winter when locals poured concrete and built the park to the ragtag Red Sox team that embarked on a journey to the World Series while the paint was still drying and the grass still coming in. Stout tells the stories behind the park’s notorious quirks like the Green Monster, and of the designers, builders, managers, and players who made Fenway’s first year unforgettable. For all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story. Drawing on extensive new research, the esteemed baseball historian Glenn Stout delivers an extraordinary tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration—capturing Fenway as never before. "Fenway 1912 reads like a novel, detailing the trials and tribulations of the quaint ballpark and the team itself … Stout has made a great story out of history.”—Baseball America "Stout's vivid writing and extraordinary research make the journey worthwhile in so many ways . . . you will likely feel as if you were in the creaky grandstand yourself."—Boston Globe

The Michigan Alumnus

Publisher: UM Libraries
Size: 76.94 MB
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The Michigan Alumnus from the Author: . In v.1-8 the final number consists of the Commencement annual.

Biographical Dictionary Of American Sports G P

Author: David L. Porter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311758
Size: 61.28 MB
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Biographical Dictionary Of American Sports G P from the Author: David L. Porter. A standard source of first referral, Porter's multivolume "Biographical Dictionary of American Sports" now adds a long-awaited revised and expanded edition of the popular 1987 "Baseball" volume and the following supplements. This 4-volume work profiles over 1,450 baseball luminaries, including current stars, former major league players, managers, umpires, and executives, and Negro League and All-American Girls Professional Baseball League stars. All entries from earlier volumes are revised and updated, and 477 new figures are added. A handy reference, this comprehensive work provides more biographical information on these baseball professionals than any other reference available. Contributed by baseball historians, educators, and journalists, each profile highlights biographical data, career records, accomplishments, and honors, discusses the subject's accomplishments, and provides bibliographic information. These volumes will be an invaluable reference for baseball aficianados and all libraries.