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Baseball S Biggest Bloopers

Author : Dan Gutman
ISBN : 0785765565
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Showcases some of baseball's worst moments with true stories of men like Fred Snodgrass, who dropped a fly ball in 1912, and Bill Buckner, who let an easy grounder dribble through his legs to blow the '86 World Series.

Rob Neyer S Big Book Of Baseball Blunders

Author : Rob Neyer
ISBN : 9781416592143
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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BLOOPER: BALL SQUIRTS THROUGH BILLY BUCKNER'S LEGS. BLUNDER: BILLY BUCKNER'S MANAGER LEFT HIM IN THE GAME. Baseball bloopers are fun; they're funny, even. A pitcher slips on the mound and his pitch sails over the backstop. An infielder camps under a pop-up...and the ball lands ten feet away. An outfielder tosses a souvenir to a fan...but that was just the second out, and runners are circling the bases (and laughing). Without these moments, the highlight reels wouldn't be nearly as entertaining. Baseball blunders, however, can be tragic, and they will leave diehard fans asking why...why...why? Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders does its best to answer all those whys, exploring the worst decisions and stupidest moments of managers, general managers, owners, and even commissioners. As he did in his Big Book of Baseball Lineups, Rob Neyer provides readers with a fascinating examination of baseball's rich history, this time through the lens of the game's sometimes hilarious, often depressing, and always perplexing blunders. · Which ill-fated move cost the Chicago White Sox a great hitter and the 1919 World Series? · What was Babe Ruth thinking when he became the first (and still the only) player to end a World Series by getting caught trying to steal? · Did playing one-armed Pete Gray in 1945 cost the Browns a pennant? · How did winning a coin toss lead to the Dodgers losing the National League pennant on Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'round the World"? · How damaging was the Frank Robinson-for-Milt Pappas deal, really? · Which of Red Sox manager Don Zimmer's mistakes in 1978 was the worst? · Which Yankees trade was even worse than swapping Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps? · What non-move cost Buck Showalter a job and gave Joe Torre the opportunity of a lifetime? · Game 7, 2003 ALCS: Pedro winds up to throw his 123rd pitch...what were you thinking? These are just a few of the legendary (and not-so-legendary) blunders that Neyer analyzes, always with an eye on what happened, why it happened, and how it changed the fickle course of history. And in separate chapters, Neyer also reviews some of the game's worst trades and draft picks and closely examines all the teams that fell just short of first place. Another in the series of Neyer's Big Books of baseball history, Baseball Blunders should win a place in every devoted fan's library.

The Integration Of Baseball In Philadelphia

Author : Christopher Threston
ISBN : 0786414235
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"The book provides biographical and statistical information on some of the African American players who were confronted with discrimination, and also looks at the white players, managers, coaches, and front office personnel who had a hard time accepting black players on their teams."--BOOK JACKET.

Baseball And The Blame Game

Author : John Billheimer
ISBN : 9780786429066
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book documents the most muffled moments and botched plays of baseball history by telling the stories of the men who became legendary failures because of them. But arguing against the injustice of this historical branding, the book also recounts men who made nearly identical mistakes and managed to retain their reputation as professionals. Each chapter reviews the history of players who were marked for life because they failed on a grand scale, as well as many who survived similar misplays with little more than a wrist-slap.

Banana Bats Ding Dong Balls

Author : Dan Gutman
ISBN : 0020140053
Genre : Humor
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Describes baseball related inventions, including bats, balls, practice equipment, protective gear, and ballpark equipment, such as astroturf

Funny Boy Versus The Bubble Brained Barbers From The Big Bang

Author : Dan Gutman
ISBN : 9781453259542
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Exiled on Earth, Funny Boy must save his new planet from an evil haircut Never spit spitballs at your brother. That’s the lesson Funny Boy learned on his last day on the planet Crouton, when his parents strapped him to a rocket and shot him to Earth as punishment for misbehaving. But just like Superman, this exiled Croutonian gained powers when he landed on the new world. He’s not super strong, super fast, or super stylish, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes faster than a speeding bullet, and leap over boring situations with a single pun. But now he must face the least hilarious thing in the universe: the first day of school. As he tries to fit in among his human peers, Funny Boy learns that three intergalactic barbers have come to steal every strand of hair on Earth. He’ll have to dust off his freshest material to stop them, because everybody knows there’s nothing funny about a bad haircut. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Mickey Mantle S Greatest Hits

Author : David S. Nuttall
ISBN : 1561719749
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Traces the remarkable career of Mickey Mantle through a daily log of the legendary switch-hitter's home runs and historic games

Stolen

Author : Russell Roberts
ISBN : 078640650X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The stolen base is one of the most fascinating plays in all of sports. In no other sport is the opportunity present for the offense to literally take away what belongs to the defense. In other sports it is the ball (or puck) that must do the scoring; in baseball, however, it is the runner, and base stealing is the runner's greatest weapon. Not just ball games but entire World Series have turned on a steal. This book traces the history of the stolen base and stealing in the major leagues from its humble beginnings through its current status as an indispensable part of a team's offense. Also covered are the players who were synonymous with base stealing: Ty Cobb, Luis Aparicio, Maury Wills, Lou Brock, Rickey Henderson, and others. The most memorable steals in baseball history are also recalled.

Baseball S Greatest Games

Author : Bill Gutman
ISBN : 061309526X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Recounts nine of the greatest baseball games of all time, including pitchers' duels, dramatic home runs, playoff games, and World Series games.

The Way Baseball Works

Author : Dan Gutman
ISBN : 9780684816067
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Discusses the anatomy of a curve ball, the design of equipment, the geometry of a ballpark, and television's impact on the game

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