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: Simon and Schuster
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!

The On-Base Specialist

A New Model for Baseball Offense
Author: Bill Hagedorn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497653
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 252
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A new type of player is stepping into the batter's box--the on-base specialist. And it's about time; the last major advance in baseball offense came in 1973 with the designated hitter in the American League. In recent years, pitching has dominated hitting, and run production has been on the decline. With a new dynamic in offensive strategy, that is probably about to change. Batters in the future could well be on base more frequently than before, and more successful in getting on base than pitchers will be in getting them out. Most importantly, the on-base specialist will be expected to help his team score more runs and win more games. This book is the first to explore this concept, though it has been right under our noses for more than 150 years and is well within the Official Rules. The reasoning and statistics behind this new model of offense are sound and the implications may be game-changing.

Pitching to the Pennant

The 1954 Cleveland Indians
Author: Joseph Wancho,Rick Huhn,Leonard Levin,Bill Nowlin,Steve Johnson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803245874
Category: History
Page: 339
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The 1954 Cleveland Indians were one of the most remarkable baseball teams of all time. Their record for most wins (111) fell only when the baseball schedule expanded, and their winning percentage, an astounding .721, is still unsurpassed in the American League. Though the season ended with a heartbreaking loss to the New York Giants in the World Series, the 1954 team remains a favorite among Cleveland fans and beyond. Pitching to the Pennant commemorates the ’54 Indians with a biographical sketch of the entire team, from the “Big Three” pitching staff (Mike Garcia and future Hall of Famers Bob Lemon and Early Wynn), through notable players such as Bobby Avila, Bob Feller, Larry Doby, and Al Rosen, to manager Al Lopez, his coaches, and the Indians’ broadcast team. There are also stories about Cleveland Stadium and the 1954 All-Star Game (which the team hosted), as well as a season timeline and a firsthand account of Game One of the World Series at the Polo Grounds. Pitching to the Pennant features the superb writing and research of members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), making this book a must for all Indians fans and baseball aficionados.

Baseball America 2008 Almanac

A Comprehensive Review of the 2007 Season, Featuring Statistics and Commentary
Author: Will Lingo,Ben Badler,J. J. Cooper,Matt Eddy,Aaron Fitt,Chris Kline
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932391183
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 496
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Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season, including complete statistics and a summary of college and high school baseball.

Horrorstör

Thriller
Author: Grady Hendrix
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426429640
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
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Im stilechten Look eines Möbelkatalogs führt Horrorstör in die Untiefen eines ganz besonderen Spukhauses: des Möbelladens ORSK in Cleveland, wo die Angestellten Morgen für Morgen auf zerstörte Ware und Schmierereien an den Wänden treffen. In Ermangelung brauchbaren Materials von den Überwachungskameras werden drei Mitarbeiter dazu verdonnert, eine Nacht im ORSK-Store zu verbringen. Während sie einsam ihre Runden drehen, entwickelt der Laden mehr und mehr ein Eigenleben ...

The Mother's Almanac II


Author: Marguerite Kelly
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 9780385131551
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 408
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Picking up where "The Mother's Almanac" left off, this comprehensive parenting guide discusses the older child and offers parents information, ideas, and activities

Sommerland

Roman
Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783833300264
Category:
Page: 480
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Die scharlachrote Stadt

Roman
Author: Hella S. Haasse
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105611584
Category: Fiction
Page: 324
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Mit der Renaissance war ein neuer Frühling des Geistes und der Kunst in Europa eingezogen. Jene einzigartig farbige, auch in der Verderbnis noch kraftvolle Epoche ersteht aufs neue in diesem vielschichtigen, großartigen Roman. Alle bedeutenden Gestalten der Zeit treten in unseren Gesichtskreis: neben den berühmten Mitgliedern der Borgia-Familie erscheinen Michelangelo, die von ihm verherrlichte Vittoria Colonna, die an der Seite ihres Mannes Francesco Pescara einsam dahinlebende Frau, Machiavelli und der zynische Pietro Aretino. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Special Educator's Almanac

Ready-to-use Activities for a Resource Room Or a Self-contained Classroom
Author: Natalie M. Elman
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
ISBN: 9780876287699
Category: Education
Page: 442
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Erfolgreiches Stressmanagement für Dummies


Author: Allen Elkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527646256
Category: Psychology
Page: 298
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Stress kann immens negative Auswirkungen auf den geistigen, körperlichen und emotionalen Zustand haben und das Leben somit beeinträchtigen. Allen Elkin gibt viele Tipps, wie Sie Stress im Privatleben und im Beruf wirksam managen und vermindern können. Zunächst zeigt er auf, was Stress überhaupt ist, wie er sich auf das persönliche Wohlbefinden auswirkt und wie man sein persönliches Stresslevel bestimmt. Anhand von vielen Übungen lernen Sie, wie Sie mit Stress umgehen und damit wesentlich entspannter werden. Außerdem erklärt Elkin, wie man Stress verringert und stressende Situationen vermeiden kann.

Keine ist wie Clementine

Doppelband, enthält Band 1+ 2
Author: Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3551553580
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Clementine im Doppelband! Egal, ob sie sich einen neuen Gemüsenamen für ihren Bruder Sellerie ausdenkt, zum x-ten Mal auf einen Plausch zur Rektorin muss, sich Steppschuhe bastelt oder an einer Talentshow teilnimmt: Immer ist sie zum Kaputtlachen!

World Almanac and Book of Facts 1993


Author: Mark S. Hoffman
Publisher: World Almanac Books
ISBN: 9780886876586
Category: Reference
Page: 960
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The 125th anniversary edition of the most authoritative and bestselling single-volume reference in the world. Since the first edition was published in 1868, The World Almanac and Book of Facts has become a required source each year for everyone wishing to keep abreast of events at home and abroad. The 1993 edition continues that 125-year tradition.

Ein Papagei in Brooklyn

Roman
Author: David Duchovny
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641190304
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Marty Fullilove und sein Sohn Ted sind beide auf ihre ganz eigene Art im Leben gescheitert. Der Vater als zynischer Lebemann, der an nichts ein gutes Haar lassen kann. Der Sohn als Möchtegern-Schriftsteller, der als Erdnussverkäufer im Stadion arbeitet. Beide haben seit Jahren kein Wort miteinander gewechselt. Da braucht es schon einen unheilbaren Lungenkrebs, damit Ted seinem Vater einen Besuch abstattet. Zunächst wird er mit den üblichen Vorwürfen und Beschimpfungen begrüßt. Doch nach und nach finden die beiden zueinander – über Baseball, die Suche nach der wahren Liebe und die Freuden des Cannabiskonsums.