National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac

2018 Edition
Author: Baseball America and the Baseball Hall of Fame
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 9781932391794
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 552
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A book for baseball fans of all ages, the Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac brings history to life on every page, with biographies and vivid photographs of every player in the Hall of Fame. You'll get all the stories, all the stats, all the vitals, all the plaques, all you need to know about everyone in the Hall--including the new class that will be inducted in July 2018. Players, managers and executives are included. Baseball's most hallowed hall comes alive in the pages of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac. Every player in the Hall of Fame gets a two-page spread featuring a biography, vitals including awards and postseason appearances, complete career statistics, a full-color, full-page photograph, and an image of their Hall of Fame plaque. Each executive, manager and umpire gets a featured space as well, so everyone of the more than 300 people in the Hall gets their place in the sun. The 2018 edition will include full biographies on all the new inductees, as well as plenty of new photographs. Whether you've been to the Hall of Fame many times or just want to learn more about the players who have reached the pinnacle of baseball achievement, the Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac is a book you'll turn to again and again.

Juiced

Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big
Author: Jose Canseco
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060746416
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport -- in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power, which allowed him to become the first man in history to belt more than forty home runs and swipe more than forty bases in the same season. He won Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and a World Series ring. Canseco shattered the mold of the out-of-shape baseball player and ushered in a new era of superathletes who looked like bodybuilders, made outrageous salaries, and enjoyed rock-star lifestyles. And the ticket for this ride? Steroids. Behind the gaudy stats and the glamour of his public life, Canseco cultivated a secret just about everyone in MLB knew about, one that would alter the game of baseball and the way we view our heroes forever. Canseco made himself a guinea pig of the performance-enhancing drugs that were only just beginning to infiltrate the American underground. Anabolic steroids, human growth hormones -- Canseco mixed, matched, and experimented to such a degree that he became known throughout the league as "The Chemist." He passed his knowledge on to trainers and fellow players, and before long, performance-enhancing drugs were running rampant throughout Major League Baseball. Sluggers scooping up pitches at their ankles and blasting them out of the park, pitchers cranking fastballs inning after inning -- Canseco showed the players how to customize their doses to sculpt the bodies they wanted, and baseball as we know it was the result. Today, this issue has crept out of the closet and burst into the headlines as players balloon to herculean proportions and hundred-year-old records are not only broken, but also demolished. In this shocking memoir, Canseco sheds light on a life of dizzying highs and debilitating lows, provides the answers to questions about steroids that millions of fans are only now beginning to ask -- and suggests that, far from being a passing trend, the steroid revolution is only a taste of things to come. Who's juiced? According to Canseco's authoritative account, more than you think. And baseball will never be the same.

The Book


Author: N.A
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597973653
Category: SPORTS & RECREATION
Page: 385
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Baseball "by The Book"

Lineup for Yesterday


Author: Ogden Nash
Publisher: Creative Editions
ISBN: 9781568462127
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 56
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In 1949, SPORT magazine published Lineup for Yesterday, a collection of poems by Ogden Nash celebrating the greatest big-league baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s. Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. Creative Editions is proud to present this masterpiece to a new generation of fans, reintroducing icons from the formative years of professional baseball. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic.

Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame


Author: Bill James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439108374
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 464
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Arguing about the merits of players is the baseball fan's second favorite pastime and every year the Hall of Fame elections spark heated controversy. In a book that's sure to thrill--and infuriate--countless fans, Bill James takes a hard look at the Hall, probing its history, its politics and, most of all, its decisions.

The Avenue, Clayton City


Author: C. Eric Lincoln
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780822317456
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
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Originally published in 1988, Lincoln's novel creates with deft skill the drama that rises from the lives of the people of Clayton City, a prototypical Southern town, languishing between the two world wars. "One of the best written and most gripping accounts of the African American experience that I have encountered in years".--Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Cricket

Celebrating the Modern Game Around the World
Author: Philip Brown,Lawrence Booth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781845331535
Category: Cricket
Page: 312
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A superb visual gallery of players, tournaments, including a record of World Cup and Ashes, fans, grounds, and the icons.

The Politics of Glory

How Baseball's Hall of Fame Really Works
Author: Bill James
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 9780025107748
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 452
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Takes a close look at the Baseball Hall of Fame, explaining how it operates, who controls it, how they make decisions, and how players are elected, using the continuing battle over former Yankee Phil Rizzuto to illuminate the controversy. 25,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

The Baseball Maniac?s Almanac

The Absolutely, Positively, and without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled
Author: Bert Randolph Sugar
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613218648
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 428
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An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever assembled—all verified for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame. In its pages, renowned sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts. Inside, you’ll find: Highest batting averages not to win batting titles Home-run leaders by state of birth Players on last-place teams leading the league in RBIs, by season Most triples by position, season Winners of two “legs” of triple crown since last winner Oldest pitchers with losing record, leading league in ERA Career pitching leaders under six feet tall Managers replaced wile team was in first place Hall of Famers whose sons played in the majors Babe Ruth’s yearly salary Players with palindromic surnames And so much more! Not just a collection of facts or records, this is a book of glorious fun that will astound even the most bookish baseball fan. Read up and amaze your friends! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 160057212X
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac

2017 Edition
Author: Baseball America and the Baseball Hall of Fame
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 9781932391725
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 552
View: 1950

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A book for baseball fans of all ages, the Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac brings history to life on every page, with biographies and vivid photographs of every player in the Hall of Fame. You'll get all the stories, all the stats, all the vitals, all the plaques, all you need to know about everyone in the Hall--including the new class that will be inducted in July 2017. Players, managers and executives are included. Baseball's most hallowed hall comes alive in the pages of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac. Every player in the Hall of Fame gets a two-page spread featuring a biography, vitals including awards and postseason appearances, complete career statistics, a full-color, full-page photograph, and an image of their Hall of Fame plaque. Each executive, manager and umpire gets a featured space as well, so everyone of the more than 300 people in the Hall gets their place in the sun. The 2017 edition will include full biographies on all the new inductees, as well as plenty of new photographs. Whether you've been to the Hall of Fame many times or just want to learn more about the players who have reached the pinnacle of baseball achievement, the Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac is a book you'll turn to again and again.

The Cooperstown Casebook

Who's in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques
Author: Jay Jaffe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466882182
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, tucked away in upstate New York in a small town called Cooperstown, is far from any major media market or big league stadium. Yet no sports hall of fame’s membership is so hallowed, nor its qualifications so debated, nor its voting process so dissected. Since its founding in 1936, the Hall of Fame’s standards for election have been nebulous, and its selection processes arcane, resulting in confusion among voters, not to mention mistakes in who has been recognized and who has been bypassed. Numerous so-called “greats” have been inducted despite having not been so great, while popular but controversial players such as all-time home run leader Barry Bonds and all-time hits leader Pete Rose are on the outside looking in. Now, in The Cooperstown Casebook, Jay Jaffe shows us how to use his revolutionary ranking system to ensure the right players are recognized. The foundation of Jaffe’s approach is his JAWS system, an acronym for the Jaffe WAR Score, which he developed over a decade ago. Through JAWS, each candidate can be objectively compared on the basis of career and peak value to the players at his position who are already in the Hall of Fame. Because of its utility, JAWS has gained an increasing amount of exposure in recent years. Through his analysis, Jaffe shows why the Hall of Fame still matters and how it can remain relevant in the 21st century.

The Secret Life of Wilkie Collins


Author: William M. Clarke
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
ISBN: 1461730317
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 255
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In this intimate Victorian life of the father of the detective story, Mr. Clarke uncovers and explores, with insight and sympathy, the private relationships of a fascinating writer. A literary coup...casts a fresh beam of light on the great, dark seam of Victorian sexual mores. —Observer

Between the Sheets


Author: Julie Prestsater
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481221337
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
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The passion between Mel and Ty is undeniable. But do they have the love to go the distance? Melissa Cruz has been in love with Tyler Gelson, her best friend's Sex God of an older brother, since ... well, since forever. She's let Tyler slip away in the past, her fears getting the best of her. But this time, this time she is determined to get what she wants and what she wants is a second chance at love. There is only one problem. Tyler lives miles away. Is love worth packing everything up and leaving her family and best friend behind? Tyler Gelson has admired his little sister's spitfire of a friend, Melissa Cruz, since the day she brought her home. Over the years he watched her turn from gangly kid into one hell of a hot woman and he has definitely taken notice. He has fallen and he has fallen hard. But with love comes decisions and he may have to make the biggest one of all. Is love worth leaving his dream job and moving back home? When unexpected news comes their way, will a long distance relationship be too much to handle? Or will these soul-mates prove that the love they share is more than just what happens Between The Sheets? (Although, that's pretty damn good too.)

The Last Time I Saw Mother


Author: Arlene J. Chai
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775968
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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"My mother never writes. So when the mail arrived that day, I was not expecting to find a letter from her. There was no warning." Between generations of women, there are always secrets--relationships kept hidden, past events obscured, true feelings not spoken. But sometimes the truth is so primal it must be told. Now, with haunting lyricism and emotional clarity, Arlene Chai has written an exquisite novel about a family of women who break their silence. At the center of The Last Time I Saw Mother is the singular story of a woman who suddenly learns she is not who she thinks she is. Caridad is a wife and mother, a native of the Philippines living in Sydney, Australia. Out of the blue Caridad's mother summons her home. Although she is not ill, Thelma needs to talk to her daughter -- to reveal a secret that has been weighing heavily on her for years. It is a tale that Caridad in no way suspects. She stopped asking questions about the past long ago; her mother's constant reluctance to answer finally subdued her curiosity. Now, it is through the words of Thelma, her aunt Emma, and her cousin Ligaya, that Caridad will learn the startling truth and attempt to recapture what has been lost to her. Arlene Chai tells their versions of the story in their own voices, each one distinct, moving, and magical. As each woman tells her part of their family's hidden history, Caridad hears at last the unspoken stories--the joys and sorrows that her parents kept to themselves, and the never forgotten tragedy of the war years, when Japan's brutal occupation and civilian deprivations helped destroy a country and its history. The Last Time I Saw Mother is about mothers and daughters. It is about a cultural identity born of Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino influence. And it is about the healing power of truth. Arlene Chai is one of the most stunning new novelists in years. She takes us to a place we have never been before. From the Hardcover edition.

Encyclopedia of Human Rights Issues Since 1945


Author: Winston Langley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136595937
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
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This comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia on human rights issues from 1945 to the present includes more than 400 entries on incidents and violations, instruments and initiatives, countries, and human rights activities. Its scope is global, and its purpose is both to sum up the accomplishments in human rights in our time and also to point out and describe the violations that continue to be perpetrated around the world. Entries cover major issues; incidents and violations; concepts and terms; activists; organizations; and human rights instruments. Entries cover more than 50 countries, from Afghanistan to Yugoslavia. Entries conclude with suggestions for further readings; and a timeline of significant dates since 1945 and the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are also included.