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Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Seriou Audiobook

Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Seriou

Author: Zack Hample Narrator: Barry Abrams Release Date: October 2017

This smart and funny fan's guide to baseball explains the ins and outs of pitching, hitting, running, and fielding, while offering insider trivia and anecdotes that will appeal to anyone-whether you're a major league couch potato, lifelong season ticket-holder, or a beginner. ● What is the difference between a slider and a curveball? ● At which stadium did "The Wave" first make an appearance? ● How do some hitters use iPods to improve their skills? ● Which positions are never played by lefties? ● Why do some players urinate on their hands? Combining the narrative voice and attitude of Michael Lewis with the compulsive brilliance of Schott's Miscellany, Watching Baseball Smarter will increase your understanding and enjoyment of the sport-no matter what your level of expertise.

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Wait Til Next Year: A Memoir Audiobook

Wait Til Next Year: A Memoir

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin Narrator: Doris Kearns Goodwin Release Date: October 1997

When historian Goodwin was six years old, her father taught her how to keep score for "their" team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. While this activity forged a lifelong bond between father and daughter, her mother formed an equally strong relationship with her through the shared love of reading. Goodwin recounts some wonderful stories in this coming-of-age tale about both her family and an era when baseball truly was the national pastime that brought whole communities together. From details of specific games to descriptions of players, including Jackie Robinson, a great deal of the narrative centers around the sport. Between games and seasons, Goodwin relates the impact of pivotal historical events, such as the Rosenberg trial. Her end of innocence follows with the destruction of Ebbets Field, her mother's death, and her father's lapse into despair. Goodwin gives listeners reason to consider what each of us has retained of our childhood passions. A poignant but unsentimental journey for all adults and, of course, especially for baseball fans.

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Voices of All-Time Baseball Greats Audiobook

Voices of All-Time Baseball Greats

Hear the voices of all-time baseball greats, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Carl Hubbell, Johnny Vander Meer, and broadcaster Mel Allen. Also, includes the radio call of Brooklyn Dodgers' Cookie Lavagetto's 1947 World Series game-winning double against the New York Yankees, Babe Ruth's final goodbye at Yankee Stadium, and the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson's three-run walk off 'Shot Heard Run The World' home run off Brooklyn's Ralph Branca to win the 1951 National League pennant.

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Ty Cobb Audiobook

Ty Cobb

Author: Charles Leerhsen Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Release Date: May 2015

Finally-a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb. Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928, after twenty-one years with the Detroit Tigers and two with the Philadelphia Athletics, he held more than ninety records. But the numbers don't tell half of Cobb's tale. The Georgia Peach was by far the most thrilling player of the era: "Ty Cobb could cause more excitement with a base on balls than Babe Ruth could with a grand slam,

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Try Not to Suck: The Exceptional, Extraordinary Baseball Life of Joe Maddon Audiobook

Try Not to Suck: The Exceptional, Extraordinary Baseball Life of Joe Maddon

Author: Bill Chastain, Jesse Rogers Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Release Date: September 2018

With his irreverant personality, laid-back approach, and penchant for the unexpected, Joe Maddon is a singular presence among Major League Baseball managers. Whether he's bringing clowns and live bear cubs to spring training or leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series victory in 108 years, Maddon is always one to watch. In Try Not to Suck, ESPN's Jesse Rogers and MLB.com's Bill Chastain fully explore Maddon's life and career, delving behind the scenes and dissecting that mystique which makes Maddon so popular with players and analysts alike. Packed with insight, anecdotes, and little-known facts, this is the definitive account of the curse-breaker and trailblazer at the helm of the Cubs' new era.

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Travel Baseball Coach: How to Start, Succeed, Have Fun, and Make a Positive Impact in Travel Basebal Audiobook

Travel Baseball Coach: How to Start, Succeed, Have Fun, and Make a Positive Impact in Travel Basebal

Author: Howexpert, Thomas Nelson Narrator: Roland Purdy Release Date: June 2018

If you're looking to gain an inside edge when it comes to being a travel baseball coach, then this is the book for you! This book was designed to talk you through step by step, how to build a powerhouse program moving forward. You'll be given the ins and outs of recruiting to start stocking your team with premium players; an inside look at the most effective batting drills to ensure an offensive powerhouse; and proper fielding techniques and drills to reinforce the techniques. Finally, you will learn about basic pitching mechanics and pitches to get your boys ready for Spring! This book has you covered from day one to all the way to your last tournament!  About the expert: Tom Nelson grew up playing baseball in the suburbs of Chicago. He was raised as a die-hard Whitesox fan by his father and played the game from a very young age. He was primarily a middle infielder but occasionally would pitch for both his high school and travel teams. His baseball scholarships were for the Big 10, until several injuries derailed his career. Once he was hurt, he shifted gears and went to West Virginia University where he studied business and graduated with honors. He currently serves as the head coach for the Naperville Renegades 14U American team, where he continues to serve the game he loves.  HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on unique topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

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Trading Bases - A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order) Audiobook

Trading Bases - A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order)

Author: Joe Peta Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: March 2013

An ex-Wall Street trader improved on Moneyball's famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat the Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games-with a 41 percent return in his first year. Trading Bases explains how he did it. After the fall of Lehman Brothers, Joe Peta was out of a job. He found a new one but lost that, too, when an ambulance mowed him down. In search of a way to cheer himself up while he recuperated in a wheelchair, Peta started watching baseball again, as he had growing up. That's when inspiration hit: Why not apply his outstanding risk-analysis skills to improve on sabermetrics, the method made famous by Moneyball-and beat the only market in town, the Vegas betting line? Why not treat MLB like the S&P 500? In Trading Bases, Peta shows how to subtract luck-in particular "cluster luck," as he puts it-from a team's statistics to best predict how it will perform in the next game and over the whole season. His baseball "hedge fund" returned an astounding 41 percent in 2011-and has never been down more than 5 percent. Peta takes listeners to the ballpark in San Francisco, trading floors and baseball bars in New York, and sports books in Vegas, all while tracing the progress of his wagers. Often humorous, occasionally touching, and with a wink toward the sheer implausibility of the whole project, Trading Bases is all about the love of critical reasoning, trading cultures, risk management, and baseball. And not necessarily in that order. **Please contact member services for additional documents.**

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Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager Audiobook

Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager

Author: Buzz Bissinger Narrator: Jeffrey Nordling Release Date: April 2005

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Lights follows 2004 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa through a three-game series with the arch-rival Chicago Cubs. Bissinger chronicles the process by which the manager leads his players to victory and distills the essence of the game from locker room and front office to dugout and field of play.

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This Old Man: All in Pieces Audiobook

This Old Man: All in Pieces

Author: Roger Angell Narrator: Arthur Morey Release Date: November 2015

Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life. Long known for his range and supple prose (he is the only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors' Best Essay award for This Old Man, which forms a centerpiece for this book. This deeply personal account is a survey of the limitations and discoveries of great age, with abundant life, poignant loss, jokes, retrieved moments, and fresh love, set down in an informal and moving fashion. A flood of readers from different generations have discovered and shared this classic piece.Angell's fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page. The book gathers essays, letters, light verse, book reviews, Talk of the Town stories, farewells, haikus, Profiles, Christmas greetings, late thoughts on the costs of war. Whether it's a Fourth of July in rural Maine, a beloved British author at work, Derek Jeter's departure, the final game of the 2014 World Series, an all-dog opera, editorial exchanges with John Updike, or a letter to a son, what links the pieces is the author's perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues writers, ballplayers, editors, artists encountered over the course of a full and generous life.From the Hardcover edition.

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They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseba Audiobook

They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseba

Author: Wayne Coffey Narrator: Gary Cohen Release Date: March 2019

'A masterpiece.' -GARY COHEN, Emmy Award-winning Mets broadcaster for SportsNet New York The astonishing story of the 1969 Miracle Mets, the most improbable World Series champions in baseball history, from Wayne Coffey, the best-selling author of The Boys of Winter. Here is an iconic season brought back to riveting life on its 50th anniversary. Gracefully told with unprecedented depth and detail and set against the roiling backdrop of the Vietnam War, the wonder of the moon landing and the music-filled mayhem of Woodstock, They Said It Couldn't Be Done is the finely wrought,  uplifting chronicle of a brilliant manager, Gil Hodges, and his overachieving roster of heroes, who together produced a triumph for the ages. The story of the 1969 New York Mets' season has long since entered sports lore as one of the most remarkable of all time. But beyond the "miracle" is a compelling narrative of an unlikely collection of players and the hallowed manager who inspired them to greatness. Future Hall of Fame ace Tom Seaver snagged the biggest headlines, but the enduring richness of the story lies in the core of a team comprised of untested youngsters, lightly regarded veterans, and four Southern-born African-American stalwarts who came of age in the shadow of Jackie Robinson. Most of the Mets regulars were improbable candidates for baseball stardom. The number two starting pitcher, Jerry Koosman, grew up on a Minnesota farm, never played high-school ball, and was only discovered because of a tip from a Mets' usher. Outfielder Ron Swoboda was known for long home runs and piles of strikeouts, until he turned into a glove wizard when it mattered most.   All of these men were galvanized by their manager: the sainted former Brooklyn Dodger Gil Hodges, whose fundamental belief in the power of every man on the roster, no matter his stats, helped backup players like Al Weis and J.C. Martin become October heroes. As the Mets powered through the season to reach a World Series against the best-in-a-generation Baltimore Orioles, Hodges's steady hand guided a team that had very recently been the league laughingstock to an improbable, electrifying shot at sports immortality. In these pages, bestselling author Wayne Coffey has captured the voices of players and fans, reporters and umpires, to bring to life a moment when a championship could descend on a city like magic, and when a baseball legend was authored one inning at a time.

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They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Audiobook

They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever

Author: Jason Turbow Narrator: Jason Turbow Release Date: June 2019

They Bled Blue is the rollicking yarn of the Los Angeles Dodgers' crazy 1981 season, a watershed campaign that cemented the team's place and reputation as fitting thoroughly within the surrounding LA culture. That it culminated in an unlikely World Series win-during a split season demarcated by a strike, no less-is not even the most interesting thing about this team. The Dodgers were led by the garrulous Tommy Lasorda, whose office hosted a regular stream of Hollywood royalty. They had Steve Garvey, the first baseman with the movie-star good looks. Garvey was teamed with Ron Cey, Davey Lopes, and Bill Russell in the most durable infield in major league history, with 1981 presenting their final chance to win a championship as a unit. The difference maker was entirely unexpected twenty year old and nearly straight out of Mexico, with a wild delivery and a screwball as his flippin' out pitch. Fernando Valenzuela didn't speak much English, but his baseball ability broke down cultural barriers and helped fill Dodger Stadium to the brim with a Southern California Latino population that had been thirsting for just such a success story.

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The Yankee Years Audiobook

The Yankee Years

Author: Joe Torre, Tom Verducci Narrator: Tom Verducci Release Date: February 2009

Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, had fired seventeen managers during that span. Torre's appointment was greeted with Bronx cheers from the notoriously brutal New York media, who cited his record as the player and manager who had been in the most Major League games without appearing in a World Series Twelve tumultuous and triumphant years later, Torre left the team as the most beloved and successful manager in the game. In an era of multimillionaire free agents, fractured clubhouses, revenue-sharing, and off-the-field scandals, Torre forged a team ethos that united his players and made the Yankees, once again, the greatest team in sports. He won over the media with his honesty and class, and was beloved by the fans. But it wasn't easy. Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take us inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office in a revelatory narrative that shows what it really took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. The high-priced ace who broke down in tears and refused to go back to the mound in the middle of a game. Constant meddling from Yankee executives, many of whom were jealous of Torre's popularity. The tension that developed between the old guard and the free agents brought in by management. The impact of revenue-sharing and new scouting techniques, which allowed other teams to challenge the Yankees' dominance. The players who couldn't resist the after-hours temptations of the Big Apple. The joys of managing Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, and the challenges of managing Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. Torre's last year, when constant ultimatums from the front office, devastating injuries, and a freak cloud of bugs on a warm September night in Cleveland forced him from a job he loved. Through it all, Torre kept his calm, kept his players' respect, and kept winning. And, of course, The Yankee Years chronicles the amazing stories on the diamond. The stirring comeback in the 1996 World Series against the heavily favored Braves. The wonder of 1998, when Torre led the Yanks to the most wins in Major League history. The draining and emotional drama of the 2001 World Series. The incredible twists and turns of the epic Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, in which two teams who truly despised each other battled pitch by pitch until the stunning extra-inning home run. Here is a sweeping narrative of Major League Baseball in the Yankee era, a book both grand in its scope and fascinating in its details.

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