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The Baseball Player And The Walrus

Author : Ben Loory
ISBN : 9780698401815
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A sweet and poignant story of friendship, from acclaimed short-story writer Ben Loory The baseball player has it all—money, fame, and success. But something is missing. He doesn’t know what it is until he goes to the zoo and sees a walrus. What a splendid creature! Surely it could bring joy to his life. With happiness just a walrus away, the baseball player sets out to create the perfect enclosure for his new friend. He’s even willing to give up his job to be with the walrus. But without a job, he won’t be able to afford his new friend’s care and keeping. And without the walrus, he won’t be able to smile. Luckily, there’s a compromise to be had and a walrus just waiting to be reunited with his resourceful friend.

Baseball S Dynasties And The Players Who Built Them

Author : Jonathan Weeks
ISBN : 9781442261570
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Spanning three centuries of the game, this book examines twenty-two of baseball’s most iconic teams. Each chapter not only chronicles the club’s era of supremacy, but also provides an in-depth look at the players who helped make their teams great.

The Collected Baseball Stories

Author : Charles Emmett Van Loan
ISBN : 0786418176
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Between 1909 and 1919 Charles Emmett Van Loan published an amazing nine collections of short stories, including four baseball books-The Big League (1909), The Ten-Thousand-Dollar Arm (1912), The Lucky Seventh (1913) and Score By Innings (1919). Grantland Rice, in the Introduction to Score By Innings, described Van Loan as "sport's greatest fiction writer and soul (sic) historian," and claimed that "no other man has ever unfolded the romance and humor of baseball half as well." This volume brings together Van Loan's baseball stories, including those in The Big League ("The Crab," "The Low Brow," "The Fresh Guy," "The Quitter," "The Bush League Demon," "The Cast-Off," "The Busher," "A Job for the Pitcher," "The Golden Ball of the Argonauts"); The Ten-Thousand-Dollar Arm ("The Ten-Thousand-Dollar Arm," "Sweeney to Sanguinetti to Schultz," "Little Sunset," "The Loosening Up of Hogan," "The Phantom League," "The Comeback," "Behind the Mask," "McCluskey's Prodigal"); The Lucky Seventh ("A Rain Check," "The Mexican Marvel," "The Good Old Wagon," "For Revenue Only," "The Bachelor Benedict," "'Butterfly' Boggs: Pitcher," "Will a Duck Swim?", "Crossed 'Signs,'" "Won Off the Diamond," "The Pitch-Out"); and Score By Innings ("The National Commission Decides," "Puite vs. Puite," "Chivalry in Carbon County," "The Squirrel," "IOU," "The Bone Doctor," "His Own Stuff," "Excess Baggage," "Nine Assists and Two Errors," "Minster Conley"). Also included are the previously uncollected stories "Mathewson, Incog." and "The Indian Sign."

Tennis Confidential Ii

Author : Paul Fein
ISBN : 9781612343952
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The book is in three sections, the first of which comprises a set of essays looking at controversial issues facing those who administer the world game of tennis in the 21st century. Topics covered include on-court coaching, Hawk-Eye, the ATP doubles reforms, and whether the interests of TV run counter to the long-term interests of the sport.

Hot Corner

Author : Louis Phillips
ISBN : UOM:39015040659941
Genre : Fiction
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Did you know that an eskimo star nicknamed "The Walrus" played semi-pro, along with his village of eskimos? Did you know that Paul Bunyan was brought in as a pitcher and nearly changed the entire game? A grab bag of the poignant and riotous, this collection is a must for baseball fans who want to read some literature-and for literati who want to read some baseball, too.

The Thing About Life Is That One Day You Ll Be Dead

Author : David Shields
ISBN : 9780141961651
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being. Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers - from Lucretius to Woody Allen - Shields expertly renders both a hilarious family portrait and a truly resonant meditation on mortality.

The New Funk Wagnalls Encylopedia

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The Official Encyclopedia Of Baseball

Author : Hy Turkin
ISBN : 038515092X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 47. 38 MB
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Provides complete coverage, through the 1978 World Series, of pennant races, ball parks, players, World Series records, major-league history, Hall of Fame rosters, batting and pitching leaders, and other subjects

Tales Of Falling And Flying

Author : Ben Loory
ISBN : 9781101993583
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 68. 81 MB
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“Ben Loory’s stories are little gifts, strange and moving and wonderfully human. I devoured this book in one sitting.” —Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children A dazzling new collection of stories from the critically acclaimed author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for The Day Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humor, in the signature voice that drew readers to his highly praised first collection. In stories that eschew literary realism, Loory’s characters demonstrate richly imagined and surprising perspectives, whether they be dragons or swordsmen, star-crossed lovers or long-lost twins, restaurateurs dreaming of Paris or cephalopods fixated on space travel. In propulsive language that brilliantly showcases Loory’s vast imagination, Tales of Falling and Flying expands our understanding of how fiction can work and is sure to cement his reputation as one of the most innovative short-story writers working today. Praise for Ben Loory’s Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day: “This guy can write!” —Ray Bradbury “[A] wild, dreamy debut . . . These stories are full of wit, humor, and heart.” —The Boston Globe

Where S Walrus And Penguin

Author : Stephen Savage
ISBN : 0545402956
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Walrus escapes the zoo with his new friend Penguin, their adventures are twice the fun! In this sequel to the acclaimed Where's Walrus?, author Stephen Savage doubles the fun when Walrus escapes the zoo with his mischievous pal, Penguin. Will the zookeeper find them? Or will these clever runaways stay one step ahead disguised as subway riders, baseball players, and even grand opera performers? Hiding in plain sight, they elude the clueless zookeeper until a fly ball at a baseball game leads Walrus and Penguin to a chance encounter with surprising results!

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