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Level the Playing Field: Balls, Brats and Other B.S. (or really fun sports facts)
By Kate Delaney
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,200. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Based on the popular radio segment “Sports Shorts,” talk show host Kate Delaney offers a book full of fascinating sports facts. Whether you’re a fan of baseball, golf, horse racing, or sports across the board...or simply hate being left out of the conversation at the cocktail party, LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD gives men and women an arsenal of interesting sports facts to impress your friends.
Their Glorious Summer
By Austin Gisriel
Price: Free! Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Set as it was against the backdrop of the 1981 major league players’ strike, the story of the battle for the President’s Cup in Virginia's Valley Baseball League between the New Market Rebels and the Winchester Royals epitomizes that mix of glory and poignancy that produces such passion in those who love the game. An inspiring and easy read at only 7,000 words (14 pages).
THE 1969 MIRACLE METS: THE IMPROBABLE STORY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST UNDERDOG TEAM
By Steven Travers
Series: BASEBALL, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 225,240. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The 1969 "miracle Mets."
A TALE OF THREE CITIES: NEW YORK, L.A. AND SAN FRANCISCO IN OCTOBER OF ‘62
By Steven Travers
Series: BASEBALL, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 184,720. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
1962 was the last year of American innocence.
Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley
By Austin Gisriel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,640. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley tells the story of the 2009 New Market Rebels and the townspeople who house them, feed them, and root for them; welcome them into their homes in June and send them back to their schools in August. In the process, both players and fans become part of something greater than themselves, even if it is just a baseball team in a little town in the Shenandoah Valley.
Instant Baseball
By Jim Hibbs
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports training
A condensed guide to the fundamentals of: Pitching, Hitting, Running, Throwing, Catching, with links to 8 free training videos. Learn to play the Pro way. Illustrated booklet endorsed by Tommy Lasorda, Tony LaRussa, Charlie Hough, Sparky Anderson, Johnny Bench and George Brett By former Angels Catcher Jim Hibbs
Betting Tips – How to Get Your Money Out of Those Old Sportsbook Accounts
By O-O Happiness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
If you are like me, you probably have many betting accounts that are lying around idle. For a variety of reasons you may not be using those accounts, or be able to get the money out of them. I had this problem. Then I developed a technique that allowed me to get all those unused monies into my regular sportsbook accounts. You might find it useful.
The Year the Giants Won the Series: A Journal of the 2010 World Series Champions
By Joseph Sutton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,290. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Drawn from Joseph Sutton's journal, his observations of the San Francisco Giants' climb to win the 2010 World Series will remind you how a bunch of ragtag ballplayers became champions of the world. Interspersed with comments from his notes of twenty years ago as Little League coach for his son's teams, Sutton enhances the importance that baseball plays in bonding fathers and sons.
Going with the Pitch: Adjusting to Baseball, School and Life as a Division I College Athlete (Second Edition)
By Ken Jacobi
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 198,270. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
This book, a four part chronicle beginning with my freshman year and culminating with senior year, offers an insider’s view into the life of a college athlete. As I share my experiences on the baseball diamond, in the classroom, and up in the dorm room, the entire college baseball experience comes to life in this personal "Road to Omaha".
MLB Baseball Betting Tips ~ 2011
By O-O Happiness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Every year when the major league baseball season hits off in April, millions of people around the world embark on a six month extravaganza of baseball betting. Some do it just for fun, some follow complex systems trying to win the elusive riches, some just blunder along happily. In nearly every instance, you, the bettor, will be losing money. Hopefully this guide helps you enjoy the season.
Baseball Coaching: Myths, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings
By Royce Tippett
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching
Baseball Coaching: Myths, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings provides youth baseball coaches and parents with a quick reference to proper baseball hitting and pitching mechanics. It serves to dispel some of the old cliches of baseball instruction that are overused and just plain wrong. It also provides the proper mechanics and full explanation that is necessary to see real skill development.
The Hall of Fame Index
By Scott Barzilla
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 122,900. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The Hall of Fame Index takes a look at baseball players in the Hall of Fame and those that many fans think should and evaluates their fitness for the Hall of Fame. The Index is a revolutionary compilation of statists that makes the argument easier to have. Was Willie Mays better than Ty Cobb? Does Barry Bonds hold a candle to Ted Williams? Find out when you pick up the Hall of Fame Index.
The Reluctant Apostle
By Scott Montgomery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The author, a player in his youth, is persuaded to coach a Seattle little league team, with utterly disastrous results. Losing every game is only the beginning. It is the mix of heroics and tragedy in lower case, the torments and the injustices, the rain, mud, the charm of each young player, and the coach's reflections on subjects from Plato to giftedness, that render this book unforgettable.
Coaching is Simple...You're Up!
By Al McCormick
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Coaching is Simple…You’re Up! Is for the Player in addition to the Coach. “Coaching is Simple…You’re Up!” deals with several critical aspects of the offensive aspect of the game that I believe are never taught. Some are mentioned prior to practice, while others are skimmed over, and most are filled with so many fallacies they end up being miscommunicated.
The Babe: The Story of George Herman Ruth
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Sports
Many people believe that George Herman Ruth was the greatest baseball player of all time. But before George became known as "The Babe," he grew up in an apartment above a bar on the docks of Baltimore, an "incorrigible" child whose truancy resulted in his being placed at the St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a juvenile reformatory where he first learned to play baseball.
Baseball: Preparing your Child to Play
By Doug Ross
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
The book focuses on the role of parents and coaches in teaching beginners how to play baseball. It starts with Tee Ball at age 6-7. Kids know zilch at that age, so the tee ball game is very simple and aimed at fundamentals. I look at what parents need to do to support then childs interest, and what coaches have to do to teach at an age appropriate level. We explore stance, hitting, fielding.
I Never Played Catch With My Father
By Gene Cartwright
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,310. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
For mothers and daughters, fathers and sons— A Texas-born, billionaire baby-boomer’s life-long love of baseball shapes his adulthood. However, his enormous success fails to erase memories of a childhood missing a "heart and soul" connection with a father now near death. In an effort to finally close the “broken circle,” he leaves his beloved New York, and catches “the last train home.
Lady in the Locker Room
By Susan Fornoff
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,660. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Now in development as a motion picture for CBS Films! Part memoir, part expose, this 1993 edition takes an intimate look at the life and challenges of a woman covering the superstar-laden Oakland A's during an era when the locker room was not a woman's place. Featured cast includes Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Tony La Russa, Dennis Eckersley, Reggie Jackson, Dave Stewart and more
Hitting is Simple...Have You Figured it Out Yet?
By Al McCormick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,350. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Very early in my coaching career I was fortunate to meet a 10 year old who questioned everything! Initially I felt his questions were a test of my patience, but when he asked, “How long do I wait Coach?” during a hitting drill, I realized what I was saying did not make sense. Wow, and I thought I was the coach.
Keepers of the Sandlot
By Bill Severns
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,730. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010 by Electric Moon Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Bill Severns wrote this book to encourage parents and coaches to enjoy their kids and protect their childhood. Your children are only children for a few years-they have plenty of time later in life to be adults; it’s up to us to guard their childhood, to make it fun, and to protect that feeling of playing in the sandlot. We’re the Keepers of that feeling. We’re the Keepers of the Sandlot.