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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.
The Ultimate Season
By Sal Maiorana
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 114,830. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
In 1978, the fiercest of baseball rivals, the Yankees and the Red Sox, engaged in one of the most compelling races in baseball history, capped by Bucky Dent's unforgettable home run. All the drama of that amazing year is brought to life in 21st-century blog style fashion by three fictional characters - a sports writer, a female stadium vendor, and a bartender - and what a story they have to tell.
Dropping the fig leaves
By Brian Hommel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,710. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010 by Green e-books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
Brian Hommel lives in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife,Kim and three daughters, Abbey, Ellie Grace and Selah Faith. He works for Unlimited Potential Inc. and is currently the chaplain for the Arizona Diamondbacks. As a former professional baseball player Brian now ministers to that unique community.
Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers
By Stewart Wolpin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,990. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
This is the definitive story of only world's championship by the legendary Boys of Summer, Dem Bums, the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers – Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Don Newcombe, Carl Erskine, Carl Furillo, Johnny Podres – told through the eyes and memories of the die-hard fans who lived and died with them at Ebbets Field.