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A Gentleman Player Book PDF/Epub Download
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A Gentleman Player Book PDF/Epub Download
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Valentine s Way Book PDF/Epub Download
A frank and often hilarious account of the baseball life from one of the game’s great iconoclasts. “…the most entertaining baseball book of the year!” —Baseball Almanac From his first year in Rookie ball, when Tommy Lasorda ordered him to send a letter to the Dodgers’ starting shortstop informing him that he should retire early to make way for the young phenom, to appearing in disguise in the Mets’ dugout following an ejection, Bobby Valentine was a lightning rod for mischievous controversy, grabbing headlines wherever he went. Mavericks are seldom welcomed to upset the status quo, and Major League Baseball was no exception. In astonishing detail, Bobby Valentine reflects on the many remarkable moments that comprised his playing and managerial careers. From his wild times as a player in the early seventies, to his transition to coaching with the Mets after a catastrophic injury derailed his playing days; from managing the Texas Rangers in 1985, where he employed sabermetrics and witnessed the beginning of the steroid era, to his iconic stretch at Shea Stadium, when he led the Mets to the 2000 World Series while battling a dysfunctional front office and ownership; from his beloved time in Japan managing the Chiba Lotte Marines, who won the Japan Series, to the absolute disaster of a season in Boston, where he was greeted by a toxic clubhouse and fractured organization. Readers will be intrigued by his off-the-field exploits as well, from his early years as an international ballroom dancing champion to his post-playing days where he may have invented the wrap sandwich and the modern sports bar. Valentine has consistently overcome adversity and reinvented himself, regardless of the playing field. Along the way, he shares stories and insights on memorable moments and iconic personalities, including Nolan Ryan, Ichiro Suzuki, Gary Carter, Mike Piazza, Tom Seaver, Joe Torre, George Steinbrenner, Dustin Pedroia, and David Ortiz. Valentine’s Way is a riveting look back on forty years of baseball, written with a novelist’s mind and a journalist’s memory, and in collaboration with legendary baseball author Peter Golenbock. A once-in-a-generation book that leaves no great story untold, this is an invaluable document for anyone wondering what it’s really like to play and work in the rarified world of Major League Baseball.
A Gentleman Player His Adventures on a Secret Mission for Queen Elizabeth Book PDF/Epub Download
At three o'clock in the afternoon of the cold first Monday in March, 1601, a red flag rose, and a trumpet sounded thrice, from a little gabled turret protruding up out of a large wooden building in a field in that part of Southwark known as the Bankside and bordering on the Thames west of London Bridge. This rude edifice, or enclosure, was round (not like its successor, hexagonal) in shape; was in great part roofless; was built on a brick and stone foundation, and was encircled by a ditch for drainage. It was, in fact, the Globe Theatre; and the flag and trumpet meant that the "Lord Chamberlain's servants" were about to begin their performance, which, as the bill outside the door told in rough letters, was to be that of a new "Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmark," written by William Shakespeare. London folk knew this Master Shakespeare well as one of the aforesaid "servants," as the maker of most of the plays enacted now by those servants, and, which was deemed far more to his honor, as the poet of "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece." Many who read the playbill guessed rightly that the new "tragicall historie" was based in part upon another author's old play, which they had seen performed many times in the past. The audience, in all colours and qualities of doublet and hose, ruff and cloak, feathered hat and plain cap and scholar's coif, had awaited noisily the parting of the worsted curtains of the stage projecting from one side of the circular interior of the barnlike playhouse. Around the other sides were wooden galleries, and under these was a raised platform divided into boxes called "rooms," whose fronts were hung with painted cloth. The stage and the actors' tiring-room behind it were under a roof of thatch. The boxes had the galleries for cover. But the great central O-shaped space, known as the "yard," where self-esteeming citizens, and assertive scholars, and black-robed lawyers, and burly soldiers, and people of countless occupations, and people of no occupation at all, stood and crowded and surged and talked and chaffed, and bought fruit and wine and beer from the clamorous venders, had no ceiling but the sky. It had no floor but the bare ground, and no seats whatever.
A Gentleman Player Book PDF/Epub Download
Download A Gentleman Player book written by Robert Neilson Stephens and published by with total hardcover pages 462 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.
Gil Hodges Book PDF/Epub Download
In descriptions of athletes, the word “hero” is bandied about and liberally attached to players with outstanding statistics and championship rings. Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life is the story of a man who epitomized heroism in its truest meaning, holding values and personal interactions to be of utmost importance throughout his life—on the diamond, as a marine in World War II, and in his personal and civic life. A New York City icon and, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, one of the finest first basemen of all time, Gil Hodges (1924–72) managed the Washington Senators and later the New York Mets, leading the 1969 “Miracle Mets” to a World Series championship. A beloved baseball star, Hodges was also an ethical figure whose sturdy values both on and off the field once prompted a Brooklyn priest to tell his congregation to “go home, and say a prayer for Gil Hodges” in order to snap him out of the worst batting slump of his career. Mort Zachter examines Hodges’s playing and managing days, but perhaps more important, he unearths his true heroism by emphasizing the impact that Hodges’s humanity had on those around him on a daily basis. Hodges was a witty man with a dry sense of humor, and his dignity and humble sacrifice sometimes masked a temper that made Joe Torre refer to him as the “Quiet Inferno.” The honesty and integrity that made him so popular to so many remained his defining elements. Firsthand interviews of the many soldiers, friends, family, former teammates, players, and managers who knew and respected Hodges bring the totality of his life into full view, providing a rounded appreciation for this great man and ballplayer.
Integrating the Orioles Book PDF/Epub Download
The struggle to integrate the Baltimore Orioles mirrored the fight for civil rights in Baltimore. The Orioles debuted in 1954, the same year the Supreme Court struck down public school segregation. As Baltimore experienced demonstrations, white flight and a 1968 riot, team integration came slowly. Black players--mostly outfielders--made cameo appearances as black fans stayed away in droves. The breakthrough came in 1966, with the arrival of a more enlightened owner, and African American superstar Frank Robinson. As more black players filled the roster, the Orioles dominated the American League from 1969 through much of the 1970s and into the early 1980s. Attempts to integrate the team's executive suite were less successful. While black players generally did not participate in civil rights actions, several under Robinson's leadership pushed for front office jobs for former black players. Drawing on primary sources and interviews with former executives, players and sportswriters, this book tells the story of the integration of the Orioles. The author describes how tensions between community leaders and team officials aborted negotiations to both increase black attendance and put an African American in the club's executive ranks.
The Expos in Their Prime Book PDF/Epub Download
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Montreal Expos provided their fans with spectacular play produced by spectacular players. The team was able to reach the pinnacle of its lifetime popularity during that period. They were in fact even more popular than the beloved hockey-playing Canadiens in Montreal and the most popular sports team in Canada. The book depicts how the team reached that level of support from the whole country and also why they were not able to sustain that excellence.
Valentine s Day Disaster Geronimo Stilton 23 Book PDF/Epub Download
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.It was Valentine's Day in New Mouse City, and I couldn't wait to celebrate! I had sent valentine cards to all my friends and family members. But when I opened my mailbox on the morning of February 14th, it was empty! Had everyone forgotten about me? Was I destined to spend Valentine's Day alone in my mousehole, sobbing, with only my pet fish to console me? It was starting to look like a true Valentine's Day disaster!
Children s Valentines Birthday Party Kit and Party Games Book PDF/Epub Download
Give a Great Child's Birthday Party Without Knocking Yourself Out... Even the Host Has a Great Time with Printable Party Kits!! Wondering how to entertain those children ages 3 to 8 coming to your home? We can make you the perfect host in less than ten minutes from now! The Valentines's Theme Printable Party Kit is filled with invitations, party games, room decorations, thank you cards, and contains detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to be the perfect host, keeping the fun and laughs coming, pouring on the imagination while tickling everybody's funny bone! The moment you place your order you'll be able to print your needed party materials. All you need is a color printer and you can easily host a SimpliFun party. You can even add your own child's name and party information for personalized invitations! You add your guests ages 3 to 8 and food, then have fun yourself!. The easy-to follow ideas are simple and economical enough for any party-planner-but definitely fun for children. Created by SimpliFun Studios because there's more to a party than just eating cake!
The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 2002 Book PDF/Epub Download
This is an anthology of 24 papers that were presented at the Fourteenth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held in June 2002, and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Subsequent to initial presentation, papers were revised and edited for publication. The anthology is divided into five parts: Timebend: Baseball as History; The Business of Baseball; Race: Soul of the Game; Baseball Media: Literature, Journalism, and Cinema; and Baseball Culture: Age, Sexuality, and Religion. Timebend: Baseball as History ruminates on the lingering resonance of the game's past. The Business of Baseball examines sport from a commercial perspective. Race: Soul of the Game chronicles the African-American experience in baseball. Baseball Media: Literature , Journalism, and Cinema analyzes depictions of the game in the popular arts. Baseball Culture: Age, Sexuality, and Religion explores the social fabric of sport. Each part contains multiple essays related by theme and topic. A guide to the paper follows.
SPORT LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY Book PDF/Epub Download
Download SPORT LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY book written by JOHN F.; BURTON BORLAND (LAURA J.; KANE, GREGORY.) and published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers with total hardcover pages 410 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.
The Subway Series Book PDF/Epub Download
In celebration of the twenty-year anniversary of the 2000 Subway Series, Jerry Beach details the history of the series between New York's Major League Baseball clubs. From the early history of the rivalry between the Giants and Dodgers, to the Mayor's Trophy games, from the fans' old barroom and playground arguments over whose team was better, to Mike Piazza and Roger Clemens battles, and far beyond, Beach leaves no stone unturned in this comprehensive account. Mets and Yankees fans alike can read about their favorite games, players, and managers through the years, from Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman to Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle, from Al Leiter and Bobby Valentine to Derek Jeter and Joe Torre. They all played an integral part in shaping the history of the intercity rivalry. Readers might also uncover something about the psyches of Mets and Yankees fans alike. This book makes for a great gift whether you wear pinstripes or bleed blue and orange, or whether you hail from the Bronx or Queens. Finally, something both fan bases can agree upon, and the perfect addition to any baseball fan's shelf!
Echoes of Kansas Basketball Book PDF/Epub Download
Spanning decades with great columns from renowned writers, this time capsule recounts the greatest moments in Kansas lore and tracks the chronological progression of sports writing styles from the esoteric to the ultra-modern. The account details the Jayhawks from their roots of glory to their modern-day triumphs.
Kitty Valentine Dates a Hockey Player Book PDF/Epub Download
Spin the wheel. Date the guy. Write the story. Fall in love? Six years ago, Kitty Valentine took the book world by storm when her sweet debut romance hit number one on the Best Sellers List, which was followed by a string of successful releases. Her latest novel, however, totally bombs, causing her editor to suggest she write much sexier books. To Kitty, writing smut is the literary equivalent of stripping. But with no advance coming in and her royalties dipping to an all-time low, Kitty has no choice. Armed with a hot-guy spinning prize wheel, made by her best friend, listing all the different types of men she will date and then write about, Kitty will be spinning—not stripping—her way back onto the best-sellers list. And in the process, she just might write her own happily ever after.
Valentine s Day eBook Book PDF/Epub Download
Begin your classroom Valentine's celebration with this colorful bulletin board. Let your students help you complete the display by adding their own names to the center. Then make the most of the holiday by engaging your students in language and math activities that are full of hearts. Everything you'll need to have a Happy Valentine's Day in your classroom is in this book, including snack and game ideas, clip art and more!
Up Up Away Book PDF/Epub Download
The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri.
Ya Gotta Believe Book PDF/Epub Download
Are you a true Mets fan? Were you there when they won the 1986 World Series in the seventh game? Did you stand and cheer as the Mets demolished the St. Louis Cardinals to become the National League Champions in 2000? Do you know why the original team colors were orange and blue? How much do you really know about those lovable heroes who have brought fortune, glory, and two World Championship trophies to New York? Are you a true believer? Do you know: *Who the Hall of Fame outfielder was who played for the Mets in their inaugural season and went on to become a broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies? *Which Mets outfielder ran the bases backward after hitting his 100th career home run in a game in 1963? *Which rookie outfielder swiped 24 bases in 1981 and became one of the most popular players ever to play for the Mets? *When Tom Seaver's rookie year was? *Who holds the single-season Mets record for home runs? It's all here, with highlights of the team's exciting history, from the club's beginnings in 1962 to today, including postseason play. From Casey Stengal to Tom Seaver; from Doc to Mookie-- to Mike and Fonzie-questions and answers, sidebars, fascinating bios and photos gathered by lifelong Mets fan Michael Lichtenstein. Much more than just facts and trivia, Ya Gotta Believe! is something no Mets fan can do without.
The Politics of Baseball Book PDF/Epub Download
Examining baseball not just as a game but as a social, historical, and political force, this collection of sixteen essays looks at the sport from the perspectives of race, sexual orientation, economic power, social class, imperialism, nationalism, and international diplomacy. Together, the essays underscore the point that baseball is not just a form of entertainment but a major part of the culture and power struggles of American life as well as the nation’s international footprint.
Immersion Narrative and Gender Crisis in Survival Horror Video Games Book PDF/Epub Download
This book investigates the narrativity of some of the most popular survival horror video games and the gender politics implicit in their storyworlds. In a thorough analysis of the genre that draws upon detailed comparisons with the mainstream action genre, Andrei Nae places his analysis firmly within a political and social context. In comparing survival horror games to the dominant game design norms of the action genre, the author differentiates between classical and postclassical survival horror games to show how the former reject the norms of the action genre and deliver a critique of the conservative gender politics of action games, while the latter are more heterogeneous in terms of their game design and, implicitly, gender politics. This book will appeal not only to scholars working in game studies, but also to scholars of horror, gender studies, popular culture, visual arts, genre studies and narratology.
When Baseball Isn t White Straight and Male Book PDF/Epub Download
This book analyzes how sportswriters have discussed issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, age and class within professional baseball from 1998 to the present. Each chapter looks at the media representations of a specific controversy—the 1998 home-run chase, Alex Rodríguez’s historic contract signing, Barry Bonds’ home runs, Mike Piazza’s “I am not gay” press conference, Effa Manley’s Hall of Fame induction, the celebration of Jackie Robinson's legacy, as well as the various incidents involving performance-enhancing drugs. The author puts it together and reveals what messages are being conveyed by the issues.
The Player s Guide to Girls Book PDF/Epub Download
You've seen books for the womens market like 'The Bad Girls' Guide', 'The Girls Code', 'He's Just Not that into You' and, of course, 'The Rules'. Now Sam Priest strikes a blow for single men everywhere with this insightful book which gives men a clear path to their ultimate goal which does not involve getting married. This hilarious guide shows men how to break through all the female dating rules and master the art of the quick seduction. Like no other book, this amazing guide shows single men how to efficiently avoid the pitfalls of a long term relationship or marriage while getting as much playing time on the field as possible. Features such key topics as: Mastering the Short Term Relationship; Surrounding Yourself with Girls; Dating on the Cheap; Everything is Deniable; What to do When She Gets Mad; Marriage and How to Avoid It; The Exit Strategy. This book is destined to become a lasting classic that teaches men how to be successful with women without giving up their treasured single status. The edgy humour will have men talking about this book for a long time.