Baseball America 2015 Directory

Baseball America 2015 Directory Author Baseball America
ISBN-10 1932391568
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Baseball America
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The definitive guide to the 2015 baseball season with schedules, addresses, contact information, and much more. The 2015 Baseball America Directory is a comprehensive reference to the upcoming season, featuring major, minor, and independent league schedules, ballpark directions, organization listings, and club contact information. The 2015 Baseball America Directory is the ideal title for the baseball traveler. From schedules to personnel to addresses to phone numbers and websites, this is the guide to finding information in baseball, from the majors to the minors to college, high school, and amateur baseball.

Baseball America 2017 Prospect Handbook

Baseball America 2017 Prospect Handbook Author Editors of Baseball America
ISBN-10 193239169X
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Baseball America
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The one player guide every true baseball fan will want - the leading resource for the next generation of rising stars The Baseball America 2017 Prospect Handbook is the ultimate guide to the next generation of baseball stars. The Prospect Handbook features in-depth analysis and statistics for 900 players, with detailed scouting reports, recaps of each team's amateur draft efforts, and a ranking of Major League Baseball's top farm systems. The Prospect Handbook is the must-have resource for information on the best prospects in baseball and is a valuable tool for fans, fantasy leaguers, and anyone who wants to know more about the player development process

100 Years of Who s Who in Baseball

100 Years of Who s Who in Baseball Author Douglas B. Lyons
ISBN-10 9781493017225
Year 2015-02-15
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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In celebration of the 100th issue of Who’s Who in Baseball—one of the game’s most venerable publications—comes a century's worth of the annual's iconic covers, insightful breakdowns of the players featured on those covers, and informative accounts of the baseball history tied to each year’s issue. 100 Years of Who’s Who in Baseball is a colorful, must-have book of baseball nostalgia for fans of the American Pastime. The start of the baseball season brings with it a host of annual traditions and reminders, and one of the most beloved—the annual Who’s Who in Baseball—arrives on newsstands across the country every Spring Training. The 2015 season marks 100 years of Who’s Who delivering year-by-year stats to generations of baseball fans to quickly and easily track a player’s performance from the minors to the majors. And while Who’s Who is trusted as an authoritative source of baseball statistics and has been used by generations of club executives, broadcasters, journalists, and fans—it’s the publication’s cover subject that each year generates as much hot-stove speculation and buzz as off-season rumors of trades, firings, and pitching rotations. In partnership with Who’s Who in Baseball, this celebratory book features each of the annual's 100 iconic covers in full color along with an account of why the player rated the cover and what was going on in baseball at the time. From baseball’s deadball era to the dawn of “replay review,” this collection offers a gorgeously illustrated history of the game.

The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

The Summer of Beer and Whiskey Author Edward Achorn
ISBN-10 9781610392617
Year 2013-04-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher PublicAffairs
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Chris von der Ahe knew next to nothing about base¬ball when he risked his life's savings to found the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important—and funniest—figures in the game's history. Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reason—to sell more beer. Then he helped gather a group of ragtag professional clubs together to create a maverick new league that would fight the haughty National League, reinventing big-league baseball to attract Americans of all classes. Sneered at as “The Beer and Whiskey Circuit” because it was backed by brewers, distillers, and saloon owners, their American Association brought Americans back to enjoying baseball by offering Sunday games, beer at the ballpark, and a dirt-cheap ticket price of 25 cents. The womanizing, egocentric, wildly generous Von der Ahe and his fellow owners filled their teams' rosters with drunks and renegades, and drew huge crowds of rowdy spectators who screamed at umpires and cheered like mad as the Philadelphia Athletics and St. Louis Browns fought to the bitter end for the 1883 pennant. In The Summer of Beer and Whiskey, Edward Achorn re-creates this wondrous and hilarious world of cunning, competition, and boozing, set amidst a rapidly transforming America. It is a classic American story of people with big dreams, no shortage of chutzpah, and love for a brilliant game that they refused to let die.

The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia

The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia Author Gary Gillette
ISBN-10 1402747713
Year 2007-03-18
Pages 1808
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company
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Details statistics from American professional baseball teams and players from 1900 through the previous season, including draft information, lists of award winners and world champion teams, career records, Negro League statistics, and facts about the teams, managers, ballparks, and more. Original.

A People s History of Baseball

A People s History of Baseball Author Mitchell Nathanson
ISBN-10 0252093925
Year 2012-03-30
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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From its first pitch, baseball has reflected national values and promoted the idea of what it means to be American. Beloved narratives tied the national pastime to beliefs as fundamental to our civic life as racial equality, patriotism, heroism, and virtuous capitalism. Mitchell Nathanson calls foul. Rejecting the myths and much-told tales, he examines how power is as much a part of baseball--and America--as pine tar and eye black. Indeed, the struggles for power within the game paralleled those that defined our nation. Nathanson follows the new Americans who sought club ownership to promote their social status in the increasingly closed caste system of nineteenth-century America. He shows how the rise and public rebuke of the Players Association reflects the collective spirit of working and middle-class America in the mid-twentieth century and the countervailing forces that sought to beat back the emerging movement. He lays bare the debilitating effects of a harsh double standard that required African American players to possess an unimpeachable character merely to take the field--a standard no white player had to meet. Told with passion and righteous outrage, A People's History of Baseball offers an incisive alternative history of America's much-loved--if misunderstood--national pastime.

Raceball

Raceball Author Rob Ruck
ISBN-10 9780807048054
Year 2011
Pages 273
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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Discusses the intricate relationship between race and baseball, from the integration of the Major Leagues to the resulting decline of the Negro League and contemporary prominence of baseball players from the Caribbean.

Baseball on Trial

Baseball on Trial Author Nathaniel Grow
ISBN-10 9780252095993
Year 2014-02-15
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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The controversial 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the "business of base ball" was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. In Baseball on Trial, legal scholar Nathaniel Grow defies conventional wisdom to explain why the unanimous Supreme Court opinion authored by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, which gave rise to Major League Baseball's exemption from antitrust law, was correct given the circumstances of the time. Currently a billion dollar enterprise, professional baseball teams crisscross the country while the games are broadcast via radio, television, and internet coast to coast. The sheer scope of this activity would seem to embody the phrase "interstate commerce." Yet baseball is the only professional sport--indeed the sole industry--in the United States that currently benefits from a judicially constructed antitrust immunity. How could this be? Drawing upon recently released documents from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Grow analyzes how the Supreme Court reached this seemingly peculiar result by tracing the Federal Baseball litigation from its roots in 1914 to its resolution in 1922, in the process uncovering significant new details about the proceedings. Grow observes that while interstate commerce was measured at the time by the exchange of tangible goods, baseball teams in the 1910s merely provided live entertainment to their fans, while radio was a fledgling technology that had little impact on the sport. The book ultimately concludes that, despite the frequent criticism of the opinion, the Supreme Court's decision was consistent with the conditions and legal climate of the early twentieth century.

Baseball America Directory 2008

Baseball America Directory 2008 Author Will Lingo
ISBN-10 9781932391206
Year 2008-02-01
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Provides management, field staff, and contact information, league schedules, and ballpark directions for major and minor leagues.

Baseball America 2007 Directory

Baseball America 2007 Directory Author Baseball America (Firm)
ISBN-10 9781932391152
Year 2007-03-01
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An annual reference for the forthcoming season provides a wealth of information for fans who are planning game-focused road trips and outings, in a guide that lists complete major-, minor-, and independent-league schedules; ballpark directions; and detailed contact information. Original.

Baseball America 2004 Directory

Baseball America 2004 Directory Author Baseball America
ISBN-10 1932391029
Year 2004-04-20
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher
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The comprehensive baseball guide features up-to-date information on the major and minor league schedules for the 2004 season, directions to each ballpark, phone and fax numbers, Web site addresses, team logos, tickets, contact data, and much more. Original.

Baseball America s 1995 Directory

Baseball America s 1995 Directory Author Baseball America
ISBN-10 0671884417
Year 1994-03-01
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher Baseball America
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This essential 1994 companion guide for traveling baseball fans lists the schedules, addresses, and directions for all major and minor league parks. No matter where you are, a professional game is within reach. "It's a baseball Rolodex".--Larry Shenk, V.P. Public Relations, Philadelphia Philles.