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The Pitcher

Author : William Hazelgrove
ISBN : 1940192765
Genre : Fiction
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"A boy with a golden arm but no money for lessons. A mother who wants to give her son his dream before she dies. A broken-down World Series pitcher who cannot go on after the death of his wife. These are the elements of [this novel], a story of a man at the end of his dream and a boy whose dream is to make his high school baseball team. In the tradition of The Natural and The Field of Dreams, this is a ... story about how a man and a boy meet in the crossroads of their [lives] and find a way to go on"--Amazon.com.

The Year Of The Pitcher

Author : Sridhar Pappu
ISBN : 9781328768131
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“Both a pleasure and a revelation.”—Daniel Okrent, author of Nine Innings In 1968, two astounding pitchers would dominate the game as never before. One was black, the other white. The stoic Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation’s hope for integration at a heated moment in American history. The flashy Denny McLain was a crass self-promoter who lived a life apart from his Detroit Tigers teammates, searching for fame. But for one season, the nation watched as these two men and their teams swept their respective league championships to meet at the World Series. Gibson set a major-league record that year with a 1.12 ERA. McLain won more than 30 games in 1968, a feat not achieved since 1934 and untouched since. They would reach these heights against the backdrop of assassinations, while boys boarded planes to Saigon and riots swept through American cities, forever changing the fabric of this country. In the grand tradition of David Halberstam, The Year of the Pitcher evokes a nostalgic season and its incredible characters through the story of one of the great rivalries in sports, painting an indelible portrait of the national pastime during our most turbulent era.

Paul The Pitcher

Author : Paul Sharp
ISBN : 0531264262
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Rhymed text describes the different things Paul enjoys when he throws a ball. Includes suggested learning activities.

Pini The Pitcher

Author : Batya Osterbach
ISBN : 1932687513
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When the Greeks destroy the Beit HaMikdash, all of the pitchers holding olive oil to light the Golden Menorah are broken, except for Pini.

The Pitcher And The Dictator

Author : Averell Smith
ISBN : 9781496206695
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Soon after Satchel Paige arrived at spring training in 1937 to pitch for the Pittsburgh Crawfords, he and five of his teammates, including Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell, were lured to the Dominican Republic with the promise of easy money to play a short baseball tournament in support of the country's dictator, Rafael Trujillo. As it turned out, the money wasn't so easy. After Paige and his friends arrived on the island, they found themselves under the thumb of Trujillo, known by Dominicans for murdering those who disappointed him. In the initial games, the Ciudad Trujillo all-star team floundered. Living outside the shadow of segregation, Satchel and his recruits spent their nights carousing and their days dropping close games to their rivals, who were also stocked with great players. Desperate to restore discipline, Trujillo tapped the leader of his death squads to become part of the team management. The American players believed they might be lined up and shot if they lost the tournament. When Paige's team ultimately rallied to win, it barely registered with Trujillo, who a few months later ordered the killings of fifteen thousand Haitians at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Paige and his teammates returned to the states to face banishment from the Negro Leagues, but ironically they barnstormed across America wearing their Trujillo All-Stars uniforms. The Pitcher and the Dictator is an extraordinary story of race, politics, and some of the greatest baseball players ever assembled, playing high-stakes baseball in support of one of the Caribbean's cruelest dictators.

The Complete Guide To Pitching

Author : Derek Johnson
ISBN : 9780736079013
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A progressive instruction manual, written by one of America's top pitching coaches, includes high-quality photo sequences and a 75-minute DVD that features topics ranging from techniques to conditioning to the psychological aspects of pitching, drills, exercises and personal insights from Johnson. Original.

The Pitcher And The Painter

Author : Richard Hoppe
ISBN : 9780557109531
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The Pitcher Plant

Author : Pat Rigley
ISBN : 0999721909
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Twenty-year-old Nora Sandoval returns to Trinity, Washington, in search of afather never known and trespasses not forgotten. Eighteen years before, Nora and her mother fled Trinity in the aftermath of a tragic forest fire. In their wake, loved ones were abandoned to deal with the consequences of broken friendships and generational rifts.During a hiking trip, one misstep leads to Nora¿s mysterious disappearance. Now, finding herself beyond help, she calls upon her strength, stamina, and ingenuity to stay alive. As authorities mount a search for the young woman, Nora unwittingly becomes the catalyst in reuniting friends and family torn apart by past tragedies.Played against a background of lost sons and daughters, fallen heroes, and interrupted lives, Nora must follow a path dictated by extraordinary courage and the will to survive. And beneath it all¿in a place and time unimagined¿she alone will discover the answer to questions thought lost forever.

The Crow And The Pitcher

Author : Eric Blair
ISBN : 140480322X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A thirsty crow has flown a long way in search of water. When she finds a pitcher, she can't reach the water in the bottom. How will she solve her difficult problem?

So Often The Pitcher Goes To Water Until It Breaks

Author : Rigoberto González
ISBN : 0252067983
Genre : Poetry
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An astonishing new talent, Rigoberto Gonzalez writes with a clarity of the senses that pulls the reader into a marvelous and unfamiliar world. The sidewalk preacher, the umbrella salesman, the nurse on the graveyard shift, the professional mourner - all allow Gonzalez, a clandestine glimpse of their lives. Crackling with the dry electricity of the desert and flashing with the brilliant colors of Mexico, Gonzlez's poems are rooted in the fertile soil beneath poverty's dust, the border's violence, and longing's desolation.

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