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Ball games

See below for a selection of the latest books from Ball games category. Presented with a red border are the Ball games books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Ball games books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

100 Backgammon Puzzles

100 Backgammon Puzzles

Author: Paul Lamford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2001

Offers challenging ways to improve your game.

Major Leagues

Major Leagues

Author: Thomas W. Brucato Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2001

Major Leagues features an all-time register of major league teams in ten different sports: baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, indoor soccer, arena football, tennis, roller hockey, and lacrosse. In an easy-to-read format sure to please fans and scholars alike, it provides information on the years a team operated, the league or leagues in which it played, and any name changes or relocations it might have undergone.

For Yankees Fans Only

For Yankees Fans Only

Author: Rich Wolfe Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2001

Be prepared to be swept into the genius minds of dozens of die-hard fans as they lay bare their love affair with the New York Yankees. This all-star collection of stories brings back all the memories--the joy, the jokes, the pranks, the games--that make the Bronx Bombers so special. If you're a Yankees fan, you better get your estate in order for you just might die laughing as you read For Yankees Fans Only. Included are color reproductions of every Sports Illustrated cover featuring the Yankees.

Miracle

Miracle

Author: Lew Paper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2001

MIRACLE: Don Larsen's Perfect Game and the Men Who Made it Happen Lew Paper A detailed look not just at one of the most famous World Series games in history, but at a bygone era and the men who lived it. This inning-by-inning thriller recounts the perfect game pitched by Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series, including the stories of every player in the game the managers, and the bygone era when true baseball heroes enchanted and inspired an entire nation. MIRACLE is not just a story about the most famous players for the Yankees and the Dodgers but about anyone who believes in or has witnessed the power of miracles. This is a wonderfully inventive look at a compelling moment, in the tradition of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Wait Till Next Year. Lew Paper is an author and an attorney who lives in Washington, D.C.

Louisville Cardinals Men's Basketball

Louisville Cardinals Men's Basketball

Author: Russ Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2001

Louisville Cardinals fans will find much to celebrate in this new book that looks at the history of this team and chronicles their rise to perennial success in the NCAA tournament. The colorful characters and fascinating episodes related here illuminate a proud tradition.

The History of Baseball Equipment

The History of Baseball Equipment

Author: Jack R Nerad, Bob McCord, Robert McCord Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2001

For those who love baseball, the equipment used to play it holds a special place in the heart. That favorite glove . . . that special bat . . . the cap worn when your team won (or lost) the championship. No longer are these just objects or tools--they are now talismans that represent good times past and, more wistfully, lost youth. Whether for superstar players enshrined in the Hall of Fame or the millions of others who never got beyond the sandlots, the items used in America's grandest game hold almost mystical powers that belie the simplicity of the wood and leather from which they are crafted. The History of Baseball Equipment is, in a very special way, also a history of the sport itself. Springing from a simpler, more rural America, baseball and its equipment have evolved to a level of sophistication (and, perhaps, cynicism) its founders never dreamed of. Jack R. Nerad's loving look at how the accoutrements have changed through a century and a half also tells the story of baseball's key turning points since Alexander Cartwright first threw down bases in October 1846 on the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey--and many of the changes America has also undergone. In addition to its words and pictures, The History of Baseball Equipment literally weaves bits of baseball equipment right into its pages, from a slice of a major league baseball embedded in the front cover to touch-and-feel elements throughout the pages. From the glove and uniform to the hot dogs and peanuts hawked in the stands, the items associated with America's favorite pastime will bring home that incomparable feeling of a day at the ballpark for fans of all ages. They define a vital aspect of our lives that isever-changing and yet always the same--and therein may lie their greatest appeal.

Pull Up a Chair

Pull Up a Chair

Author: Curt Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2001

As Vin Scully enters his 59th year as a baseball announcer, this new book will celebrate his career for the first time. Written by a noted expert on major league announcers, this chronicle includes anecdotes about Scully's youth in New York City, working with his mentor, Red Barber, fine-tuning his language skills, and the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles, as well as his experiences with Mel Allen, Curt Gowdy, Harry Caray, Don Drysdale, Joe Garagiola and Jackie Robinson. Scully's touching personal life is balanced by his brilliant work on Game of the Week broadcasts, and his memories of the great moments in baseball history, such as the Brooklyn Dodgers' 1955 championship, Sandy Koufax's perfect game in 1965, and Bill Buckner's 1986 World Series error, among dozens more. Scully's life story is the story of baseball and also post-war America, and will be a huge seller for opening day and all summer long.

Croquet

Croquet

Author: Steven Boga Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/1995

Croquet

Croquet

Author: Nancy L. Rhoades Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/1992

Including books, pamphlets, periodicals, catalogs, trading cards, newspapers, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, art prints, and advertisements, this subject bibliography of 679 references to croquet is based on the collection of varied material assembled by the late Dr. Rendell Rhoades, Professor of Biology at Ashland University, OH. The resulting collection encompasses the role croquet has played in literature, in biography, in art and music, in manufacturing and advertising, and in the attendant publicity. With an index of joint authors, pseudonyms, illustrators, and other pertinent information; and a chronological list of books on croquet compiled by Dr. R.W. Bray, Member of the British Croquet Association.

Can You Name That Team?

Can You Name That Team?

Author: David B. Biesel Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/1992

Now in Paper! The only single source collection of over 950 teams in 36 major professional leagues_baseball, football, soccer, basketball, and hockey_this book also contains the first genealogy ever compiled on all these leagues, giving each team franchise and its past and present names. Section 1 is an alphabetical listing by the designation (city, state, province, or region) used by the team. This main entry section explains how the team got its name. Section 2_the 'family tree'_contains a separate listing of the teams in each of the 36 leagues, who they were, and who they became. Section 3 is an alphabetical listing of all the team names in Sections 1 and 2. With bibliography and index.