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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!

101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out

101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out

Author: Josh Pahigian Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2008

There are thousands of baseball attractions, shrines, and gravesites, and the best of the best have been gathered here with a collection of essays that explain where to find these locations and why these particular spots reflect the soul of America. Great places to visit coast to coast include the St. Paul Saints' Midway Stadium, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, the Billy Goat Tavern, the Field of Dreams movie set, the Jackie Robinson Center, Lenny Dykstra's Car Wash and Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park, among others. For armchair travelers, sports fans and lovers of local folklore, this is a full-color tribute to the game that made America great.

Benchclearing

Benchclearing

Author: Spike Vrusho Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2008

In spite of its reputation as America's favorite pastime, the bucolic sport of clean-shaven home-run heroes on lazy summer afternoons, baseball has had its share of embarrassing moments--those benchclearing slug-fests that bring piles of struggling players, ejections, and tarnished reputations. This is the complete collection of stories that Major League Baseball would prefer to forget, but that fans love to relive. A short list of memories: the controversial pitching battles that pitted Ventura against Ryan, Russell against McGraw, and Sweeney against Weaver. The dust-ups on base paths, such as Davis versus Knight and Robinson versus Mathews. Home plate fights between Munson and Fisk (and Piniella too), headhunter confrontations between Martinez and Sanders, and Clemens and Piazza, and whole chapters dedicated to Billy Martin, beanball wars, manager's fights, fan confrontations, clubhouse squabbles and much, much more. Here is the true, entertaining history of base-brawl over the last three decades, with a full-color photo insert. This colorful chronicle of American history is like no other, and it will appeal to a huge bestselling audience.

Coach's Guide to Game-Winning Softball Drills

Coach's Guide to Game-Winning Softball Drills

Author: Michele Smith, Lawrence Hsieh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2008

Mastering these drills will arm your players with one of the biggest intangibles necessary to perform well--confidence. --Michele Smith Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame pitcher Michele Smith throws one right down the middle with this big collection of more than 250 skill-building drills developed especially for coaches of fast-pitch recreation league, travel ball, and high school softball players, ages eight to eighteen. Straight from the Michele Smith Gold Camps and Clinics, these drills are designed to give you all the tools you need to teach the entire range of offensive and defensive softball skills. With Michele's expert guidance and instruction, you'll coach your players to: Master the mechanics of footwork for fielding with hustleSwing for the fences and hit the fastest pitchesCatch the ball proactively and throw it quickly and accurately to its targetDefend the infield and outfield with speed and confidenceRun the bases swiftly and strategicallyRefine fast-pitch skills so they can windmill like Michele And much more

Analisis De Una Programacion Didactica De Balonmano La Velocidad Y El Baloncesto

Analisis De Una Programacion Didactica De Balonmano La Velocidad Y El Baloncesto

Author: Maria Bermudez Salinas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2008

El presente libro se compone de dos bloques, en el primer bloque trata sobre el analisis de una programacion didactica de balonmano y el segundo bloque se basa en una trabajo de investigacion relacionando la velocidad y el baloncesto. La autora quiere acercar a los profesionales y sobre todo a los estudiantes de la educacion fisica diversos trabajos sobre analisis e investigaciones que les puedan ser utiles en su vida tanto estudiantil como profesional.

Across the Line

Across the Line

Author: Barry Jacobs Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2007

In the 1960s, college sports required more than athletic prowess from its African American players. For many pioneering basketball players on 18 teams in the Atlantic and Southeastern conference, playing ball meant braving sometimes menacing crowds during the tumultuous era of civil rights. Perry Wallace feared he would be shot when he first stepped onto a court in his Vanderbilt uniform. During one road game, Georgia's Ronnie Hogue fended off a hostile crowd with a chair. Craig Mobley had to flee the Clemson campus, along with other black students. C.B. Claiborne couldn't attend the Duke team banquet when it was held at an all-white country club. Wendell Hudson's mother cried with heartache when her son decided to play at the University of Alabama, and Al Heartley locked himself in a campus dorm at North Carolina State for safety the night Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. Grounded in the civil rights struggles on campuses throughout the south, the voices of players, coaches, opponents and fans reveal the long-neglected story of race, sports and social history. Barry Jacobs has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, People and other publications. He is the author of several sports books, including Coach K's Little Blue Book. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Game Time

Game Time

Author: Ted A Kluck Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2007

In Game Time, you'll meet a Big Ten walk-on who is the son of Harvard graduates, a former Heisman Trophy winner working in the inner city of New Orleans, an All-American dealing with the loss of his brother, and a running back who put the future of a program on his broad shoulders. You'll meet the winningest quarterback in college football history, a linebacker who played in the Game of the Century, and a recruiter with ethics.You'll meet coaches struggling to stay afloat, a draft guru, and a handicapper who literally eats, sleeps, and breathes college football. And you'll get an inside look at events like the Senior Bowl and an NFL Pro Day, which literally make or break the futures of college players.What started as a collection of interviews ended as a journey through many of the good people who still make their living in college football. It's not an exhaustive history, nor is it a survey of college football's biggest stars, but, like our author, it just might help you love the game again.In addition to writing for ESPN Magazine and Sports Spectrum, Kluck will get broadcast media coverage during game season, adding his refreshing color commentary to game days. No fan can be without this up-to-date insider's look at the nation's favorite sport.

Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger

Author: Ted A Kluck Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Former college football player Ted Kluck had a dream: to return to the playing field and try to stir the dying embers of his athletic prowess. He decided to try and sign on with a professional team--in his case, the Battle Creek Crunch of the Great Lakes Indoor Football League. Here's how he describes the results of his first practice: [BEGIN EXT design: indent this paragraph both sides]Post-practice, my body is a bas-relief road map of pain. I am purple from shoulder to elbow and my arms sport an interesting array of little polka-dot welts (from the mesh practice jersey) and Field Turf abrasions. There is a nice, purplish bruise around the outer portion of my right eye and if my wife harbored any excitement about sleeping with a professional athlete, then it is for naught. My plan is to not be touched by anyone for any reason, for several days. Sexy. [end EXT] Part Paper Lion and part Bull Durham, this book tells the story of the dreamers and the world-class athletes with promise who never quite made the next step.

The Pro Football Historical Abstract

The Pro Football Historical Abstract

Author: Sean Lahman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2007

In The Pro Football Historical Abstract, author and sports statistical genius Sean Lahman presents a revolutionary new approach to football statistics. Using methods he's developed over years (such as adjusted yards and Q ratings ), he looks at football in an all-encompassing way and rates the best players throughout the history of America's most popular team sport. Lahman sets forth new all-time rankings of players in each position. He also discusses how the game has changed from decade to decade, and how these changes must be considered when comparing modern players like Tom Brady, Dan Marino, and Emmitt Smith with players of past eras, such as Sammy Baugh, Jim Brown, and Johnny Unitas. Following the success of The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, Lahman now establishes himself as the Bill James of football. Setting a new gold standard in books on the NFL, The Pro Football Historical Abstract is a must for all those for whom football is a passion and more than just a game.

300 Pounds of Attitude

300 Pounds of Attitude

Author: Jonathan Rand Format: Undefined Release Date: 01/09/2007

Pro football always has been filled with loose cannons, rebels, and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy . . . yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday? Amusing, entertaining, and often as brutal as the sport itself, 300 Pounds of Attitude chronicles four decades of lore from the gridiron, locker room, and front office. Highlights include how Tim Rossovich once showed up outside his hotel room on fire; why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness--which includes biting a referee's finger--was blown way out of proportion; which player was called He Hate Me, and why He hated him; and how dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition.

Football Feuds

Football Feuds

Author: Ken Rappoport, Barry Wilner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Fox Sports Tailgating Handbook

Fox Sports Tailgating Handbook

Author: Stephen Linn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Parking lot tips and recipes for the 50 million tailgaters nationwide! Every weekend, millions of professional and college football fans gather in parking lots across the nation to grill food, see old friends, make new ones, and cheer for their favorite teams. Tailgating is more than partying though -- it's about getting together and re-inventing the pep rally, taking pride in regional creativity, raising enthusiasm for the old alma mater, and it's about football! FOXSports is the television network that reinvented how we watch football. This is the first FOXSports book for tailgaters, with every detail they need to have the ultimate tailgating experience, such as: *specific team information, venue options, local rules*how to plan a tailgate party, from parking plans to recipes*tricking out vehicles!*favorite tailgating gear: grills, coolers, furniture, drinks, food, and moreFOXSports broadcasts NFL games, among other sports, as well as Bowl Championship Series games and other programs such as the NFL on FOX and FOX NFL Sunday.

Run It! and Let's Get the Hell Out of Here!

Run It! and Let's Get the Hell Out of Here!

Author: Jonathan Rand Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2007

Divided into 100 mini-chapters--each devoted to a single play--this book by veteran football writer Rand ranks the plays according to their greatness, and dissects the game situations and inside stories behind these iconic moments.