The Baseball Hall of Shame

The Best of Blooperstown
Author: Bruce Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762784008
Category: Humor
Page: 296
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From 1985 to 1992, The Baseball Hall of Shame series chronicled more than 100 years of baseball goofs and gaffes, selling more than 700,000 copies. Now, the authors of the most offbeat baseball books ever written are back, featuring their looniest lineup of classic stories and inducting their first new class of Hall of Shamers in twenty years. Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo cover everything from the battiest batters and craziest fielding fiascoes to the dumbest ballpark promotions and screwiest fan behavior. Hall of Shamers include outfielder Lou "The Mad Russian" Novikoff, who insisted his wife taunt him from the stands because it made him a better hitter... Pitcher Burleigh Grimes, who was so mean that he threw a beanball at the on-deck hitter... Outfielder Ping Bodie, who out-ate Percy the ostrich for the spaghetti-eating championship of the world... and Babe Ruth, who wore ladies' silk stockings for good luck. Among the new inductees are Ken Griffey Jr., who put a cow in manager Lou Piniella's office to pay off a steak dinner bet... Manny Ramirez, who abandoned left field to go to the bathroom during a game... and David "Big Papi" Ortiz, whose underwear was smeared with peanut butter as payback for the pranks he pulled on teammates. Filled with more than 200 stories and packed with photos, The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown is the most hilarious homage to the national pastime ever assembled, and a fitting testament to the Hall's motto: "Fame and shame are part of the game."

Baseball Hall of Shame 4


Author: Bruce Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 067174609X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 212
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The Baseball Hall of Shame 4 contains more than 100 absurd, offbeat and hysterically funny stories proving that on the playing field and in the ballpark, truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

The Baseball Hall of Shame 3

Young Fans' Edition
Author: Bruce Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9780671753559
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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This compilation of baseball's most embarrassing moments records the most outrageous blunders made by players, owners, managers, umpires, and fans.

Baseball Hall of Shame 2


Author: Bruce Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671611135
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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In ongoing appreciation of ... the best fights! The sneakiest tricks! The wildest pitches! America's favorite pastime at its wonderful worst!

The Baseball Hall of Shame

The Best of Blooperstown
Author: Bruce M. Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780762778454
Category: Humor
Page: 279
View: 7365

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Presents blunders in the world of baseball detailing the worst performances in batting, fielding, and pitching, the wildest practical jokes, and the most undignified ballpark promotions.

Baseball Hall of ShameTM

The Best of Blooperstown
Author: Bruce Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076278458X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
View: 6103

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From 1985 to 1992, The Baseball Hall of Shame series chronicled more than 100 years of baseball goofs and gaffes, selling more than 700,000 copies. Now, the authors of the most offbeat baseball books ever written are back, featuring their looniest lineup of classic stories and inducting their first new class of Hall of Shamers in twenty years. Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo cover everything from the battiest batters and craziest fielding fiascoes to the dumbest ballpark promotions and screwiest fan behavior. Hall of Shamers include outfielder Lou "The Mad Russian" Novikoff, who insisted his wife taunt him from the stands because it made him a better hitter... Pitcher Burleigh Grimes, who was so mean that he threw a beanball at the on-deck hitter... Outfielder Ping Bodie, who out-ate Percy the ostrich for the spaghetti-eating championship of the world... and Babe Ruth, who wore ladies' silk stockings for good luck. Among the new inductees are Ken Griffey Jr., who put a cow in manager Lou Piniella's office to pay off a steak dinner bet... Manny Ramirez, who abandoned left field to go to the bathroom during a game... and David "Big Papi" Ortiz, whose underwear was smeared with peanut butter as payback for the pranks he pulled on teammates. Filled with more than 200 stories and packed with photos, The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown is the most hilarious homage to the national pastime ever assembled, and a fitting testament to the Hall's motto: "Fame and shame are part of the game."

Football Hall of Shame


Author: Bruce Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671745514
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 196
View: 6108

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The author of the popular The Baseball Hall of Shame give equal time to football's most shameful and hilarious moments, baring the blunders of football's hottest stars from the training table to the Super Bowl. Illustrated with photographs.

The Sports Hall of Shame


Author: Bruce M. Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humor
Page: 231
View: 9589

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From the authors who have already covered baseball and football, here are terrible moments from a number of other sports.

Baseball's Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame?


Author: N.A
Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
ISBN: 1580425720
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
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This fascinating book covers every era of baseball, position by position, and answers the question: Which players really belong in the Hall of Fame? Using eight simple criteria to determine the level of dominance each player exhibited during his career, baseball superexpert Robert Cohen defines the qualities a true Hall of Fame player should possess. Cohen solves or fuels the debate on who belongs in the Hall of Fame, and who doesn't. He also discusses the careers of the best players not elected to the Hall of Fame and the circumstances surrounding the greatest injustices in the selection process very great player is examined, not only in relation to the era in which he played, but against all the Hall-worthy stars who ever manned the position

Pete Rose

Baseball's All-Time Hit King
Author: William A. Cook
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786417331
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 241
View: 1867

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On September 11, 1985, with a sell-out crowd of 52,000 fans on hand at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium and millions of others watching on television, Pete Rose collected hit number 4,192 of his career and passed Ty Cobb as the all-time career hits leader. As he reached first base, thousands of cameras flashed, his teammates mobbed him, fireworks exploded and the crowd overwhelmed him with a seven-minute standing ovation. Rose was on top of the world. Less than four years later, he would be banned for life from baseball for allegedly betting on major league games, roundly criticized in the press by both fans and fellow players, and then convicted for tax evasion. In 2003, fourteen years after he was made ineligible for the Hall of Fame, Commissioner Bud Selig took up Rose's application for reinstatement, igniting once again an intense debate about his legacy and baseball's long-standing zero-tolerance policy on gambling. This book gathers the available facts of Rose's life and career, as well as the scandals he was embroiled in, leaving the reader a more informed participant in the ongoing discussion.

Batter Up! History of Baseball


Author: Dona Herweck Rice
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781433336799
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Provides a brief overview of baseball, including the breaking of racial barriers, women in baseball, and profiles of notable players.

The Great American Novel


Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446401049
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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The Ruppert Mundys, once the greatest baseball team in America, are now in a terminal decline, their line-up filled with a disreputable assortment of old men, drunks and even amputees. Around them baseball itself seems to be collapsing, brought down by a bizarre mixture of criminality, stupidity, and The Great Communist Conspiracy, aimed at the very heart of the American way of life. In this hilarious and wonderfully eccentric novel Philip Roth turns his attention to one of the most beloved of all American rituals: baseball. Players, tycoons and the paying public are all targets as Roth satirises the dense tapestry of myths and legends that have grown up around The Great American Pastime.

The Basketball Hall of Shame


Author: Bruce M. Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: Pocket
ISBN: 9780671694142
Category: Humor
Page: 195
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Lists some of the worst and wildest fouls, tricks, defeats, officiating, and stunts in basketball history

Who's on Worst?

The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes in Baseball History
Author: Filip Bondy
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385536135
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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Who were the best ballplayers of all time? It's an endless question, but here's something much more fun: Who was the worst of all time? Who was the lousiest pitcher? The biggest goat? The most despicable owner? The most over-paid bum? Finally, Filip Bondy answers these questions, wielding his own brand of formidable research, advanced sabermetrics and considerable wit to provide this indispensable guide to the less glorious side of our national pastime. Each chapter is filled with rich and colorful stories about the players unfortunate enough to be chosen in each category--like "Too Fat to Bat" or "Anyone Seen My Mitt." So welcome to the Hall of Shame. It's awesome.

Knight

My Story
Author: Bob Knight,Bob Hammel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466826061
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Bob Knight was a head coach in college basketball at twenty-four, coach of an unbeaten NCAA champion at thirty-five, coach of the last amateur team to win the Olympic men's basketball gold medal at forty-three, and out of a job at not quite sixty. His shock, disappointment and anger over Indiana University's manner of firing a twenty-nine-year employee comes through clearly in his account of his last turbulent year there. And it is his account. Few people in sports have had more books written about them. This is the first by Bob Knight - one of the most literate, candid, quoted and outspoken men in American public life telling in this first-person account of his full, rich life. Much of that life has been in basketball, most of it because of basketball, but it also has brought him forward as a coach who has proved academic responsibility and production of championship college athletic teams not only can co-exist but should. His excitement as things start anew for him at Texas Tech is matched here by his characteristic frankness and remarkable recollection of a life he clearly has enjoyed. You'll see why, as he tells story after story - some delightful, some hilarious, some poignant, none of them dull. Knight, as a sophomore front-line reserve on the Ohio State team that won the NCAA championship, became the first man to play on and coach a championship team when he led his 1975-76 Indiana team to a 32-0 season that was capped by an 86-68 victory over Michigan in the NCAA championship game at Philadelphia. His Indiana teams in 1980-81 and 1986-87 also won NCAA titles, making him one of just four coaches in history to win as many as three championships. Twenty-six years later, the 1975-76 Indiana team still stands as the last unbeaten team in major- college men's basketball. Knight's coaching career includes six seasons at Army, where his teams - during the years when the Vietnam War made recruiting for West Point difficult - won 102 games and lost 50. He is one of five coaches who have won seven hundred games, and the only coach whose teams have won championships in the NCAA tournament, the National Invitation Tournament, the Olympic Games and the Pan American Games. During all that he has been at the heart of more controversies while running a winning and squeaky-clean program than any coach of any sport any time or anywhere. His excitement as things start anew for him is matched here by his candor and remarkable recollection of a life he clearly has enjoyed. You'll see why, with story after story - some delightful, some hilarious, some poignant, none of them dull: the story of Bob Knight's life.

Nash & Zullo's believe it or else!!


Author: Bruce M. Nash,Allan Zullo
Publisher: Dell Pub Co
ISBN: 9780440503750
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 165
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Gathers little-known, humorous, and unusual ancecdotes about players, games, fans, and managers

The Best Pitcher in Baseball

The Life of Rube Foster, Negro League Giant
Author: Robert Charles Cottrell
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814772366
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 232
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When Rube Foster was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981, his rightful place alongside baseball's greatest black heroes was at last firmly established. A world-class pitcher, a formidable manager, and a brilliant administrator, Rube Foster was arguably more influential in breaking down the color barrier in major league baseball than the venerable Jackie Robinson. Born in 1879, Rube Foster pitched for the legendary black baseball teamsthe Cuban X-Giants and the Philadelphia Giants before becoming player-manager of the Leland Giants and the Chicago American Giants. Long a central figure in black baseball, he founded baseball's first black leaguethe Negro National League in 1920. From its inception, the Negro League served as a vehicle through which many of the finest black players could showcase their considerable talents. Challenging racial discrimination and stereotypes, it ultimately set the stage for future efforts to contest Jim Crow. Despite the long-standing success of the Negro National League as an influential black institution, Rube Foster was deeply embittered by organized baseball's unmitigated refusal to lift the color barrier. He died a broken man in 1930. The Best Pitcher in Baseball is the story of a man of unparalleled vision and organizational acumen whose passion for justice changed the face of baseball forever. It is a moving tribute to a man and his dream.

Dumm gelaufen

600 Missgeschicke mit Todesfolge
Author: Cynthia Ceilan
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838705149
Category: Humor
Page: 301
View: 1139

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Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie haben gerade den besten Sex Ihres Lebens. Sie sterben. Weil Sie sich an der essbaren Unterhose Ihres Partners verschluckt haben. Stellen Sie sich vor, Ihr Partner hat ein fürchterliches Halsleiden und kann deshalb seinen geliebten Wein nicht mehr trinken. Sie haben die rettende Idee: Sie legen ihm einen Wein-Katheter. Und bringen ihn damit aus Versehen um. Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie sind Flugbegleiter und auf Ihrem Flug bricht Feuer aus. Sie und Ihre Kollegen greifen sich die Feuerlöscher und sprühen, was das Zeug hält. Das Feuer stirbt. Die beiden Piloten auch - an Kohlendioxid-Vergiftung. Gibt's nicht? Gibt's doch. Und wir versichern Ihnen: Sterben kann so komisch sein!

The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History


Author: Robert W. Cohen
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810883937
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 297
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This book carefully examines the careers of the 50 men who made the greatest impact on one of the most successful franchises in the history of professional sports. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History include quotes from opposing players and former teammates, summaries of each player s best season, recaps of their most memorable performances, and listings of their notable achievements."