Baseball Hall Of Shame 2

Author: Bruce Nash
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671611135
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Baseball Hall Of Shame 2 from the Author: Bruce Nash. In ongoing appreciation of ... the best fights! The sneakiest tricks! The wildest pitches! America's favorite pastime at its wonderful worst!

Windy City World Series I 1906 White Sox Cubs

Author: Richard Chabowski
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469795736
Size: 74.23 MB
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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.

The Cultural Encyclopedia Of Baseball 2d Ed

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786420871
Size: 35.90 MB
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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.

Sports In America From Colonial Times To The Twenty First Century

Author: Steven A. Riess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317459474
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Sports In America From Colonial Times To The Twenty First Century from the Author: Steven A. Riess. A sweeping perspective of sports in the United States from the colonial era to the present day, this work explores the subject from a variety of perspectives -- society, business, economics, law, politics, psychology, and others.

Chicago In The World Series 1903 2005

Author: Bruce A. Rubenstein
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078642575X
Size: 20.60 MB
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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

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary Third Edition

Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393073491
Size: 66.91 MB
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The Dickson Baseball Dictionary Third Edition from the Author: Paul Dickson. The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

Johnny Kling

Author: Gil Bogen
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786424141
Size: 77.44 MB
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Johnny Kling from the Author: Gil Bogen. Presents the life and accomplishments of one of the greatest catchers of all time, Chicago Cub Johnny Kling, and discusses the reasons for his absence from baseball in 1909 and the question of his Jewish heritage.

Ken Jennings S Trivia Almanac

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780345504722
Size: 24.38 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.

The Michigan Alumnus

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