Hitless Wonder

Author: Joe Oestreich
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762785950
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Hitless Wonder from the Author: Joe Oestreich. Everyone knows the price of fame. Hitless Wonder measures the price of obscurity. What happens when you chase a dream into middle age and, in doing so, risk losing the people you love? This book recounts the two-week tour that forces Joe Oestreich—singer, songwriter, and bassist of the band Watershed—to decide if he and his longtime bandmates still have a future together. In the mid-‘90s, Watershed’s large Midwest following led to a six-figure deal with Epic Records. But the band never had a hit, and the label dropped them. Seventeen years later, long after their more famous peers have called it quits, Watershed keeps climbing into the Econoline and touring mop bucket bars. But Joe can’t help but wonder: Are he and his bandmates—approaching forty with wives and kids and mortgages—admirable or pathetic? Successes or failures? The tour tests the bonds of Joe’s friendships and the strength of his marriage, as he’s torn between the lure of the road and the call to finally settle down. An accomplished journalist and creative writing instructor, Oestreich tells his story with humor, heart, and unflinching honesty. Readers—from Baby Boomers to Gen X-ers—will be deeply moved by his voice, while appreciating his quixotic struggle to live out a dream.

Windy City World Series I 1906 White Sox Cubs

Author: Richard Chabowski
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469795736
Size: 48.80 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 First Yankees Dynasty

Author: Gary A. Sarnoff
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786449667
Size: 47.12 MB
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The First Yankees Dynasty from the Author: Gary A. Sarnoff. "When Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees at the beginning of the Roaring Twenties, the stage was set for what would become one of baseball's greatest dynasties. This book tells the story of Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins and the Yankees' rise to glory"--

Ken Jennings S Trivia Almanac

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780345504722
Size: 40.96 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: 54.93 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"--

Chicago Sluggers

Author: John K. Freyer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738533940
Size: 65.64 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.

Baseball Team Names

Author: Richard Worth
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491248
Size: 57.15 MB
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Baseball Team Names from the Author: Richard Worth. "Professional baseball is full of arcane team names at all levels of the sport. Some might be surprised to learn that the major league Dodgers owe their nickname to a trolley line in Brooklyn. This comprehensive reference book explains the origins of all known major, minor and Negro league teams from 1869 through 2011"--Provided by publisher.

Rube Waddell

Author: Alan H. Levy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481125
Size: 78.30 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.


Author: Edward J. Rielly
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803290051
Size: 27.34 MB
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Baseball from the Author: Edward J. Rielly. Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture looks at American society through the prism of its favorite pastime, discussing not only the game itself but a variety of topics with significance beyond the diamond. Its 269 entries, which vary in length from two hundred to twenty-five hundred words, explore the game?s intersection with race, gender, art, drug abuse, entertainment, business, gambling, movies, and the shift from rural to urban society. ø Filled with larger-than-life characters, baseball legends, sports facts and firsts, important milestones, and observations about daily life and popular culture, this encyclopedia is not only an excellent reference source but also an enjoyable book to browse.

Biographical Dictionary Of American Sports G P

Author: David L. Porter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311758
Size: 43.75 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.