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Tales from the Angels Dugout: The Championship Season and Other Great Angels Stories
Steve Bisheff
158261685X
April 25, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In "Tales from the Angels' Dugout", take a look at the lighter side of 41 years of frustration and then re-live the excitement of 2002, when the Angels finally got the monkey off their backs. Author Steve Bisheff reminds us of those colorful days with The Cowboy, Gene Autry and the struggles under the ownership of Walt Disney Co., as well as the curses, hexes and tragedies that haunted the Angels for so long. Bisheff contrasts zany personalities such as Bo Belinsky, Dean Chance, Albie Pearson and Reggie Jackson with the remarkable, but non-superstar bunch that finally won the World Series, including The Gamer, The Pest, The Pure Hitter and The Phenom. Finally, what Angels book would be complete without the Rally Monkey, a mascot that took on a life of its own. "Tales from the Angels' Dugout" is just what Angels' fans...


Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy, inside the Mind of a Manager
Buzz Bissinger
0618405445
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Bissinger eschews the usual method of writing about baseball in the context of a season or a career, choosing instead to dissect the game by carefully watching one three-game series between the Cardinals and Cubs in late 2003. The Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of Friday Night Lights had unprecedented access to Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, as well as his staff and team, and he used that entrée to pick La Russa's formidable baseball brain about everything from how he assembles a lineup to why he uses certain relievers. As the series unfolds, Bissinger reveals La Russa's history and personality, conveying the manager's intensity and his compulsive need to be prepared for any situation that might arise during " 'the war' of each at-bat." Typical characters—the gamer, the...


The Pride of Aggieland
Homer Jacobs
0760732574
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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Heat
Mike Lupica
0399243011
April 2006
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-When Michael Arroyo is on the baseball diamond, everything feels right. He's a terrific pitcher who dreams of leading his South Bronx All-Stars to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. It's a dream he shared with his father, one they brought with them as they fled Cuba and wound up living in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Michael's ultimate dream is to play in the major leagues like his hero, El Grande, Yankee star and fellow Cuban refugee. Tragically, Papi died of a heart attack a few months back, leaving Michael and his older brother, Carlos, to struggle along on their own. Afraid of being separated, they hide the news of their father's death from everyone but a kindly neighbor, Mrs. Cora, and Michael's best friend, Manny Cabrera. When a bitter rival spreads rumors that Michael is...


Behind-The-Scenes Baseball: Real-Life Applications of Statistical Analysis Actually Used by Major League Teams...and Other Stories
Doug Decatur
0879463007
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
For the baseball fan wondering why, when and how analytical managers and GMs make key decisions in a game and over a season, this insider’s book explains the practical uses of statistics in baseball. Written in three parts, Behind-the-Scenes Baseball begins with stories from Doug Decatur’s long career as a statistical consultant. Part Two is the GM IQ Test, a test of what every major league manager and GM should know…but doesn’t. Questions are multiple choice, true/false, and essay format. Part Three is a concise look at the Houston Astros 2004 run for the pennant. There is also a short epilogue comparing the Astros’ 2004 and 2005 seasons.

About the Author
Doug Decatur lives in Williamsburg, Ohio, with his wife Caitlin and their two sons Stephen and...


NFL Team Tracker with Other
Joe Layden
0439784344
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Meet the NFL teams, get the stats on players from veterans to up-and-coming rookies, learn about each team's playoff history and their chances for the new season. Gather all the facts and stats needed to track the 2004-5 season. Everything about America's favorite game is in these pages!Includes a full season standings chart so that readers can track their favorite teams, and a playoff grid so they can follow the action right up to the Super Bowl!


A Personal Tour of Camden Yards (How It Was)
Robert Young
0822535785
March 1999
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Presents a tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards through the eyes of several people who work behind the scenes, including the grounds crew, public relations staff, and umpires' assistant, and gives facts about the historic elements of the ballpark.


Inside the Postal Bus: My Ride with Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Cycling Team
Michael Barry
1931382611
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
During the professional cycling season, the members of the United States Postal Team live, train, and work together for weeks on end while traveling to competitions throughout Europe. With wit and singular insight, Michael Barry, a professional cyclist and member of the United States Postal Team, shares his first-hand knowledge of the sport and of his fellow cyclists, describing intricate pre-race orchestrations; the efforts of the coach, mechanics, team chef, and other staff members; the personalities and idiosyncrasies of his international teammates, including six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong; and the thrilling races themselves.

From the Publisher
"From winter training camp to the Tour de France, Inside the Postal Bus offers an accurate, behind-the-scenes view...


Tales from the Mets Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Stories Ever Told
Bruce Markusen
1582619832
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
One of the most colorful franchises in Major League Baseball is that of the New York Mets. From their years as "lovable losers" under Casey Stengel to the "Miracle Mets" of 1969 to the World Series champs of 1986, the Mets have been on a wild roller-coaster ride of success and failure. In nearly every one of their 43 seasons of National League existence, they have captured the interest of their loyal fandom. Author Bruce Markusen tells tales about these fascinating teams as well as stories about such Mets personalities as Gil Hodges, Bud Harrelson, Tom Seaver, Tug McGraw, Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, Mike Piazza and a plethora of others.

About the Author
Bruce Markusen has worked at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum since 1995. In September of 2000, he became the...


The All-Lover All-Star Team: And Fifty Other Improbable Baseball All-Star Line-Ups
Al Davis, Elliot Horne
0688096212


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Career Insights
Aspatore Books
1587621320
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Career Insights are designed to give you a special look inside the minds of the leading executives of the world, and assist you in getting an insider’s view on what it takes to succeed in the workplace. This book is the best way for professionals or "soon to be professionals" to learn to think, analyze, and respond to situations they will confront in the workplace. The purpose of this book is not to devise the quickest way to land just any job. Rather, we try to guide you towards assuming the mindset of the industry’s most elite and successful executives, so you can employ these skills at any level. The authors in this book know what it takes to succeed; now you’ll know their secrets too. Use this information to get an edge, land the job of your dreams, and have a successful career.


Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U. S. Figure Skating Team
Nikki Nichols
1578602602
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
As the U.S. Figure Skating team prepares take center ice at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, competitive figure skater and journalist Nichols takes a soft look at the sport's pivotal moment in this reverential tribute to the 18 skaters (plus friends, family and coaches) who died in 1961 when their plane crashed en route to the world championships in Prague, eliminating the U.S.'s hope for a successful 1964 Winter Olympics and setting into motion a rebuilding process that rushed young skaters into the top echelons of international competition. Nichols's account of the rivalry between Laurence Owen, the daughter of Olympic figure skater Maribel Vinson who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated the very week of the crash, and Stephanie Westerfeld (both died in the crash) is the extent of scandal readers can...


The Nba's 10 Greatest Teams Ever (NBA Fast Breaks)
Howard Blatt
0590010905


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The Recreation Handbook: 342 Games and Other Activities for Teams and Individuals
Robert L. Loeffelbein
0899507441
November 1992
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Loeffelbein offers instructions for numerous games suitable for 8- to 12-year-old children. His book is organized into 15 sections according to the sport featured (e.g., acquatic games, basketball-type games, track & field, etc.). Unlike Family Fun and Games ( LJ 11/15/92), which features indoor games of cards, dice, etc., and Entertaining Children ( LJ 12/92); which describes party games, most of the activities listed are action-oriented. Emphasis is on team sports, although there are short sections on table games, word play, storytelling, and crafts. A standard format (including age level, organization level, number of players, supervision, playing time, space needed, equipment, etc.) is used to describe each activity. Unsophisticated line drawings illustrate play or set-up where needed. There is a detailed table...


Glory Road: My Story of the 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship and how One Team Triumphed against the Odds and Changed America Forever
Don Haskins
1401307914
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Sportswriter Wetzel confronted an odd kind of problem when coauthoring the autobiography of Don Haskins, Texas college basketball icon and inadvertent civil rights pioneer. Instead of embellishing his story or telling the account of how, as a coach, he single-handedly changed college basketball in 1966 by winning the NCAA championship with five black starters, the comically humble Haskins "pretends it didn't matter, or, most often, that it didn't even happen in the first place." Such is the charm of Haskins, who became a living legend by coaching at Texas Miners College (now University of Texas–El Paso) from 1961 to 1999, but never let the fame get to him (although Haskins is not a saint: he's a vicious pool hustler and a terrorizing coach who wouldn't even let his players have water during practice)....


Strike Three! (Chip Hilton Sports Series #3)
Clair Bee
0805418164
October 1998
Paperback
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Card catalog description
When Chip Hilton learns the reason for the animosity shown him by two other members of the baseball team, he finds a way to overcome the problem.


Big Orange Country
Athlon Sports
1401601014
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description

True Volunteer fans can tell you where they were when championships were won, heartbreakers were lost, records were broken, and heroes were made. Big Orange Country is a gift book for true University of Tennessee fans, celebrating the history, the pageantry, and the drama of Tennessee Football in both print and on an audio CD that Volunteer fans will listen to over and over.

Big Orange Country is a tribute to a football program that has received national acclaim and a loyalty within its region that few schools achieve.

The audio CD contains the school's fight song and classic calls of the most memorable plays in University of Tennessee football history.



All-new Hick: Jeremy Schell's Team Alba Racing Yamaha YFZ.(Hot Wheels) : An article from: ATV Sport [HTML]
Jesse Wozniak
B000972O58
December 1, 2004
Digital
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from ATV Sport, published by Ehlert Publishing Group on December 1, 2004. The length of the article is 582 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: All-new Hick: Jeremy Schell's Team Alba Racing Yamaha YFZ.(Hot Wheels)
Author: Jesse Wozniak
Publication: ATV Sport (Magazine/Journal)
Date: December 1, 2004
Publisher: Ehlert Publishing Group
Volume: 7 Issue: 9 Page: 82(1)Distributed by Thomson Gale

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This summer, in the middle of the race season, Jeremy "The SoCal Hick" Schell...



The Junction Boys: How Ten Days in Hell with Bear Bryant Forged a Championship Team
Jim Dent
031226755X
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
When Bear Bryant took over the Texas A&M football program in 1954, he inherited a team that had lost its last five games by a combined score of 133-41. That season more than 100 Aggie hopefuls arrived in the small town of Junction for the first practice of a now legendary training camp. The sun bore down. The drills escalated. Trainers doled out water like gold, and meals and accommodations were horribly spartan. Ten hellish days later, only 34 remained to form the 1954 team that would only win one game, but those survivors--and that's what they were--formed the nucleus of the squad that would go undefeated just two years later.

This is the story of that team, that coach, the 10 days that shook their world, and the seasons they played together. "We lost alot (sic) of games," recalls Gene Stallings, who endured those days...



Body Check
Deirdre Martin
0515134899
February 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Booklist
Janna MacNeil is a publicist with a tough assignment: transform the hard-drinking, hooker-soliciting, Stanley Cup-misusing New York Blades hockey team into family-friendly cash cows for Corporate. Her prime adversary is the competitive, gorgeous, brusque team captain Ty Gallagher, to whom public relations means dating a different model each weekend. Ty's stubborn refusal to do anything resembling a United Way commercial collides with Janna's professional persistence, so of course they despise each other, until they end up discovering each other's hidden virtues and making out on the kitchen floor. Tentative romance ensues, as do hockey-themed double entendres: "Don't come crying to me," says Janna's roommate, "when you find out he's shooting his puck into some other woman's net." Whether Janna and Ty's love can survive...


Don't touch that dial. (NHL). : An article from: The Sporting News [HTML]
Kara Yorio
B0008DGAO4
May 19, 2003
Digital
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from The Sporting News, published by Sporting News Publishing Co. on May 19, 2003. The length of the article is 1867 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Don't touch that dial. (NHL).
Author: Kara Yorio
Publication: The Sporting News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: May 19, 2003
Publisher: Sporting News Publishing Co.
Volume: 227 Issue: 20 Page: 50(2)Distributed by Thomson Gale

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The NHL, not to mention ABC and ESPN, is worried: The Western Conference finals match the Mighty Ducks...



Mind Game: How the Boston Red Sox Got Smart and Finally Won a World Series
Steve Goldman
0761140182
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Red Sox finally did it. By making decisions that other clubs would not have made and using talent that other clubs ignored or lacked the statistical understanding to perceive, the new, focused Red Sox management built a championship team that overcame 86 years of baseball history. And along the way, argue the writers of Mind Game, created a blueprint for winning baseball.

Savvy, insightful, statistically brilliant, and filled with the thudding sound of the sacred cows of received baseball wisdom biting the dust, Mind Game relives one of modern baseball’s greatest success stories while revolutionizing the fan’s understanding of how baseball games are really won and lost. Created by Steven Goldman and the writers and analysts at Baseball Prospectus—the preeminent annual on the inside...


Scouting the field: some teams are locks, but others are wrestling with pre-Selection Sunday anxiety. Our projected field of 65 will restore order and ... : An article from: The Sporting News [HTML]
Kyle Veltrop
B000F1INTO
March 17, 2006
Digital
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from The Sporting News, published by Thomson Gale on March 17, 2006. The length of the article is 831 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Scouting the field: some teams are locks, but others are wrestling with pre-Selection Sunday anxiety. Our projected field of 65 will restore order and allow everyone to breathe a little easier.(SELECTION SUNDAY PREVIEW)
Author: Kyle Veltrop
Publication: The Sporting News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: March 17, 2006
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 230 Issue: 11 Page: 46(2)Distributed by Thomson Gale

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