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Inside Pitch

Author : Nick Cafardo
ISBN : 9781633194595
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 22. 80 MB
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One of the greatest pitchers of his generation, Tom Glavine delivered the defining moment of the Atlanta Braves' 1990s dynasty. Glavine took the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium mound for Game 6 of the 1995 World Series and allowed just one hit as the Braves won 1–0 to clinch Atlanta's first, and only, World Series title. Glavine captured the World Series MVP trophy and the hearts of Braves fans forever. In Inside Pitch, the left-hander tells the story that led up to this moment of glory and countless others in a Hall of Fame career that spanned 22 seasons. Glavine provides an in-depth look at the Braves' glory years, including his friends and fellow Cy Young Award winners Greg Maddux and John Smoltz and manager Bobby Cox. Glavine also shares memories of teammates from Deion Sanders to Chipper Jones and of playing for owner Ted Turner. He also tells his own story from growing up in a working-class family, pushing himself to succeed and his decision to turn down a chance to play pro hockey, opting for baseball instead. He describes his 300th win, his election to baseball's Hall of Fame, and his later seasons with the New York Mets before returning to close out his career with the Braves. Fans of the Braves, and of baseball, will love Glavine's book. It is filled with all the drama and inspiration that make the game America's passion.

Inside Pitch

Author : John C. Skipper
ISBN : UOM:39015040731674
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson stood in for his historic first at-bat in the major leagues. The opposing pitcher? Johnny Sain of the Boston Braves. Frankie Baumholtz was the batter when Stan Musial made his debut-as a pitcher. Most baseball fans remember Eddie Gaedel, a 3-foot, 6-inch midget who played a game for the St. Louis Browns. But few remember Jim Delsing, the man who was sent in to pinch run for Gaedel. Sain, Baumholtz, Delsing and 43 other former major leaguers remember their unique places in baseball history here. Some of the events were historic, such as Ron Blomberg's walk on April 6, 1973, the first time a designated hitter had come to bat in the majors. Some, such as Jim Mason's homer in his only World Series at-bat, are mere oddities. And a few feats were simply bizarre, including Stu Miller's non-pitch in the 1961 All-Star game when the wind literally blew him off the mound in mid-windup.

I M Fascinated By Sacrifice Flies

Author : Tim Kurkjian
ISBN : 9781466890275
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The New York Times Bestseller! In the aftermath of the Steroid Era that stained the game of baseball, at a time when so many players are so rich and therefore have a sense of entitlement that they haven't earned, ESPN baseball commentator Tim Kurkjian shows readers how to love the game more than ever, with incredible insight and stories that are hilarious, heartbreaking, and revealing. From what Pete Rose was doing in the batting cage a few minutes after getting out of prison, to why everyone strikes out these days and why no one seems to care, I'm Fascinated By Sacrifice Flies will surprise even longtime baseball fans. Tim explains the fear factor in the game, and what it feels like to get hit by a pitch; Adam LaRoche wanted to throw up in the batter's box. He examines the game's superstitions: Eliot Johnson's choice of bubble gum, a poker chip in Sean Burnett's back pocket. He unearths the unwritten rules of the game, takes readers inside ESPN, and reveals how Tony Gwynn made baseball so much more fun to watch. And, of course, Tim will explain to readers why he is fascinated by sacrifice flies.

When The Braves Ruled The Diamond

Author : Dan Schlossberg
ISBN : 9781613218372
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Baseball For Dummies

Author : Joe Morgan
ISBN : 9781118510520
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 57. 78 MB
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Play, watch, and understand America's favorite pastime Baseball continues to be a popular game both as a spectator sport and as a pastime. Since the publication of Baseball For Dummies, 3rd Edition, baseball teams have changed, new MLB stadiums have been built, and rules have been updated. This updated 4th Edition brings you the latest information on the players, the places, and above all, the game. Baseball For Dummies is for baseball fans at all levels, from players and coaches to spectators who love the game. Baseball Hall of Fame player Joe Morgan explains baseball with remarkable insight, using down-to-earth language so everyone from the casual observer to the die-hard fan can gain a fuller appreciation of the sport. Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding Find a baseball team to play on, from Little League on up Evaluate stats, players, and records Coach baseball or umpire effectively Get more out of a trip to the ballpark The latest on baseball stats and sabermetrics Complete with Morgan's personal lists of top-ten toughest pitchers, smartest players, and most strategic managers, Baseball For Dummies gives you all the inside tips, facts, and stats so you can have Major League fun!

Triple Crowned

Author : Bay Area News Group
ISBN : 9781633192300
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 28. 5 MB
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Baseball's new dynasty is the San Francisco Giants. The Giants captured their third World Series crown in five seasons in 2014—this last one having taken perhaps the most unlikely path. San Francisco finished second in the NL West, but advanced to the Wild Card game against Pittsburgh. The Giants stomped the Pirates 8-0, then outlasted the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals to set up a Fall Classic showdown with the Kansas City Royals. Packed with insider analysis and outstanding color photography from the Bay Area's largest newspaper publisher, Triple Crowned takes fans through the Giants' improbable journey, from Tim Lincecum's June no-hitter to the Wild Card game in Pittsburgh to the final out against the Royals. This commemorative edition also includes profiles of Madison Bumgarner, Hunter Pence, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, and other fan favorites.

Intentional Walk Part Ii Conclusion

Author : Allen Goodrich
ISBN : 9781491749326
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 44. 57 MB
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Part 1 ended with many issues unresolved. Will Dixon make it to the big leagues? Will Dixon’s beaning of Johnny Powers derail his path to the majors! Will Todd recover from his current health issues? What caused him to pass out during Dixon’s game and what will his prognosis be? How would Dixon react if something bad ever happened to Todd? What does the future hold in store for Dixon and Patty’s relationship? What possible devious designs does Ron Spillman have in store for Dixon? Will Sky Allen ever realize that he had been duped and doped by Ron Spillman when he deviously arranged his “accidental encounter” with Veronica (aka Ronnie) Gacy? What would Sky’s reaction be if he suddenly discovered that Ronnie wasn’t just some girl in the club that night, but was there in her capacity as one of the most elite call-girls in Oakland? Will Ray Gorman’s “Can’t Miss Kid” moniker end up being prophetic or just a sad commentary on a failed dream? So keep on reading and you’ll find out the answers to all of those questions, and to a few more too!

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