Sweet Spot

125 Years of Baseball and the Louisville Slugger
Author: David Magee,Philip Shirley,Ken Griffey, Jr.
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633191095
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Away from the game and the players for which it was crafted, the baseball bat is a sleek but humble creation. Yet in the hands of batters both young and old who have been stepping to the plate on diamonds around the world for more than a century, the bat is a powerful tool, capable of yielding lasting memories or making legends of a lifetime. And no bat has had more impact on baseball and the players of the game than Louisville Slugger, the tool of the trade used by millions-from the major leagues to college and youth leagues. In accordance with Louisville Slugger's 125th anniversary, the complete history of the bat, its impact on the game, and the ongoing story of Hillerich and Bradsby's family business is told in these pages. Blending firsthand stories from former and current major leaguers with details from more than 100 years of craftsmanship and contribution, this comprehensive history of baseball's bat and its impact on America's game is a must-have and must-read for anyone who has ever stood at the plate waiting on a pitch-or watched as a fan-hoping for a miracle.

Connie Mack's First Dynasty

The Philadelphia Athletics, 1910-1914
Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786496274
Category: History
Page: 224
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"More than a century ago, the Philadelphia Athletics enjoyed a glorious five-season run under legendary manager Connie Mack, winning three World Series and four pennants from 1910 through 1914. Mack's pivotal role in founding the team and building it into a successful franchise is covered, along with advent of the all-but-forgotten Federal League"--

Baseball America 2018 Almanac


Author: N.A
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 9781932391756
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 528
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The Baseball America Almanac has always been the best baseball annual, and now it's the only book on the market that sums up the year in baseball from the majors to the minors and down through every amateur level as well. Numbers and commentary help fans recall all the great moments from the season that was 2017 The 2017 baseball season will be one to remember, and no book offers a more complete capsule of the year than the Baseball America Almanac, which takes you all the way from winter ball to the World Series. The 2018 Almanac has all the major league and minor league news and statistics, a review of every organization's season, comprehensive college coverage, a full recap of the 2017 draft, high school and youth baseball highlights, and even foreign league coverage

The Kitty League


Author: Joshua R. Maxwell,Kevin D. McCann
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738593729
Category: History
Page: 127
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Between 1903 and 1955, the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League--better known as the "Kitty League"--brought minor-league baseball to fans throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana. Supporting teams with such colorful nicknames as the Hoppers, Oilers, Clothiers, Egyptians, and Miners, the league produced many great players, such as Tony Kubek, Chuck Tanner, and Don McMahon, who enjoyed solid major-league careers. It also produced future Hall of Famers Edd Roush and Red Schoendienst. The Kitty League also provided major-league veterans like Earl Browne, Hod Lisenbee, and Vito Tamulis the chance to keep playing the game they loved.

Dress Through the Ages


Author: Irene M. Franck,David M. Brownstone
Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference
ISBN: 9780717295586
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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Baseball Miscellany

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Baseball
Author: Matthew Silverman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616081961
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 180
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Provides color photographs and miscellaneous information about some of the fascinating individuals, lore, facts, and statistics in America's national pastime.

Ameridi (American Diamonds)

An American Baseball Reader
Author: Philip Von Borries
Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated
ISBN: 9781601454119
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 181
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An innovative anthology of articles on the national pastime, Ameridi offers history, lingo, statistics, nostalgia, investigative reporting, trivia, even a cartoon and TV commercial. No matter what your interest is in baseball, Ameridi has something for you in its lineup.

Plunkett's Sports Industry Almanac 2009


Author: Jack W. Plunkett
Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
ISBN: 1593921403
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 489
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Market research guide to the business side of sports, teams, marketing and equipment ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? a tool for strategic planning, competitive intelligence, employment searches or financial research. Contains trends, statistical tables, and an industry glossary. Over 350 one page profiles of sports industry firms, companies and organizations - includes addresses, phone numbers, executive names.

Nineteenth Century Stars

2012 Edition
Author: Joseph M. Overfield,Paul Adomites,Richard Puff,L. Robert Davids
Publisher: SABR, Inc.
ISBN: 1933599294
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 300
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With almost 150 years of baseball history, the stories of many players from before 1900 were long obscured. The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) first attempted to remedy this in 1989 by publishing a collection of 136 fascinating biographies of talented late-1800s players. Twenty-three years later, "Nineteenth Century Stars" has been updated with revised stats and re-released in both a new paperback and in ebook form.

Deadball Stars of the National League


Author: Thomas P. Simon
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574888607
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 367
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The first in a series of baseball histories by the game??'s best historians

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.

Eastern Shore League


Author: Mike Lambert
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738566993
Category: History
Page: 127
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Between 1922 and 1949, the citizens of Delmarva enjoyed watching baseball the way it was meant to be played. Loyal Eastern Shore baseball enthusiasts were blessed to witness three eras of professional class "D" baseball, supporting their favorite teams, including the Parksley Spuds, Salisbury Indians, and Dover Orioles. The local faithful cheered on homegrown legends such as Frank "Home Run" Baker and Jimmie Foxx, both destined for enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Baseball America's 1999 Almanac

A Comprehensive Review of the 1998 Season, Featuring Statistics and Commentary
Author: Baseball America (Firm)
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 9780945164081
Category: Reference
Page: 407
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Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season and includes complete statistics and a summary of college and amateur baseball.

Crack of the Bat

The Louisville Slugger Story
Author: Bob Hill
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781582614342
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 150
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Crack of the Bat is a comprehensive and entertaining look at the most famous icon in the history of baseball, the "Louisville Slugger" bat. It includes the evolution of bats from pioneer wagon tongues to the sleek aluminum models of today. It examines the amazing physics involved in hitting a baseball, where .003 seconds means the difference between a home run and a foul ball. It tells the fascinating history of the still family-owned Hillerich & Bradsby Company, which in just 80 years went from making butter churns to making seven million bats a year. Reinforcing this are dozens of stories about the bats themselves, and the personal idiosyncracies of the most famous hitters in baseball history, including Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter. The book explains why the players picked the bats they did, the amazing lengths they would go to to protect them, and how valuable these bats have now become in the hands of collectors. Illustrated with hundreds of archival photographs, baseball decals, and icons, many in color, this book will become as much a cherished keepsake as some of the bats it describes.