Touching All the Bases: Baseball in 101 Fascinating Stories by Thomas D. Phillips

By Thomas D. Phillips

Around 1863, William “Candy” Cummings stumbled on he can make clamshells curve while thrown—a ability he transferred to baseball as a tumbler for the hot York Excelsiors. In 1869, the Cincinnati pink Stockings turned the 1st group in baseball to put all in their gamers on wage. And in 1945, the St. Louis Browns recruited a one-armed outfielder to the majors. those tales and lots more and plenty extra are delivered to lifestyles in Touching all of the Bases: Baseball in a hundred and one attention-grabbing Stories, an all-encompassing examine the sport of baseball.

Past to offer, this booklet covers the game in its entirety, from its defining moments at the box to the outside-the-ballpark affects that experience formed the sport through the years. targeted chapters—such because the influence of global warfare II, criminal concerns, hard work disputes, the legacy of Jackie Robinson, and the doping dilemma—complement bills of milestone occasions, person and workforce achievements, and the main recognized video games, performs, and gamers of the game. Appendixes supply lists of worldwide sequence, batting and homerun champions, excellent video games, participant nicknames, award winners, and more.

A complete number of baseball’s historical past, evolution, and noteworthy moments, Touching all of the Bases will entertain, tell, and teach all these attracted to baseball, no matter if an off-the-cuff fan or a committed enthusiast.

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Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Cincinnati Reds by Doug Wilson

By Doug Wilson

Fred Hutchinson, the preferred supervisor of the Cincinnati Reds, used to be on the most sensible of his occupation whilst he was once without warning clinically determined with terminal lung melanoma in December 1963. this is often the tale of Fred Hutchinson and his avid gamers as they accomplished his inspirational ultimate season. In 1964, the Reds battled themselves, their competitors and their feelings to mount a overdue profitable streak which, coupled with the historical cave in of the Phillies, allowed the crew to go into the ultimate day with an opportunity to win the pennant for his or her manager.

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The Nebraska Indians and Fun and Frolic with an Indian Ball by Guy W. Green,Jeffrey P. Beck,Gary Mitchem

By Guy W. Green,Jeffrey P. Beck,Gary Mitchem

this can be the 1st publication that incorporates all of man W. Green’s baseball writings: A whole background of the Nebraska Indians Base Ball Team (1903), Fun and Frolic with an Indian Ball Team (1904), and “Experiences with an Indian Ball staff” (1908). The works element the athletic luck and funny escapades of the main recognized American Indian barnstorming baseball workforce. a considerable creation offers ancient heritage at the formation of the staff; on Green’s existence, writings, and different ventures; and at the later historical past and proprietors of the Nebraska Indians after eco-friendly bought the team.

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Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History by Josh Chetwynd

By Josh Chetwynd

Many are acutely aware that baseball’s eu ancestry stretches again centuries, yet few discover simply how broad the trendy game’s historical past is at the Continent and British Isles. Baseball as we realize it's been performed there because the 1870s, and in different nations the gamers and committed fans have integrated royalty, corridor of Famers from the U.S. significant leagues, and captains of industry.
geared up by means of nation, this seriously researched ebook delves into the heritage of baseball in forty international locations, describing not just the efforts to unfold the sport but additionally the tradition of baseball certain to Europe. Appendices disguise subject matters from significant leaguers who've performed in eu family leagues to a thesaurus of baseball phrases in seven ecu languages.

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Regelheft Baseball: Das offizielle Regelwerk des Deutschen by Christian Posny,Sven Müncheberg

By Christian Posny,Sven Müncheberg

Das Spielfeld ist ein Viertelkreis, der Endstand ist nie unentschieden und Zeit ist reine Nebensache: Das sind nur einige der Unterschiede, die Baseball von anderen europäischen Sportarten abheben – und die Sportart gleichzeitig besonders interessant machen.

Für das Baseballspiel existieren in den united states Regel-Variationen – vom significant League Baseball (US-Profi-Liga) über die College-Ligen bis hin zum Spielbetrieb der Jugend-Ligen. Auf internationaler Ebene – und deshalb auch in Deutschland – gelten die Regeln der US-Profi-Ligen, auf denen diese Übersetzung basiert – inklusive der Regeländerungen aus der Spielsaison 2015.

Offizielles Regelwerk des Deutschen Baseball und Softball Verbandes (DBV) ab der Saison 2016.

Übersetzt, kommentiert und für den Spielbetrieb in Deutschland angepasst von Christian Posny und Sven Müncheberg.

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Early Black Baseball in Minnesota: The St. Paul Gophers, by Todd Peterson

By Todd Peterson

although they performed within the years sooner than Rube Foster shaped the 1st Negro League, the St. Paul Gophers and their sour crosstown opponents, the Minneapolis Keystones, had the expertise, bench intensity, and resolution to rival a lot of these later, larger identified groups. (The Gophers, in truth, beat Chicago’s celebrated Leland Giants in 1909, laying declare to blackball’s western championship.) targeting those golf equipment, writer Peterson lays out the early historical past of African American baseball within the higher Midwest. incorporated are new statistics and greater than 50 infrequently noticeable photographs.

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Philadelphia Baseball by Max Blue

By Max Blue

"Part I—1883-1917… The Early Years and a Pennant to develop On
Part II—1918-1947… Twenty-Nine Years In Baseball Wilderness
Part III—1948-1979… gradual upward thrust To Respectability
Part IV—1980-2011… studying tips on how to Win
1883—First, The Worcester No Names
But as undesirable because the 1882 No Names have been, the hot Philadelphia nationwide League group, pawing the turf on commencing day, may possibly 1, 1883, at sport Park, at the nook of twenty fourth highway and Ridge road in North Philadelphia, have been worse.

1894—Billy Hamilton Tears It Up
The offensive numbers for the 1894 Phillies defy trust; Sam Thompson, Ed Delahanty, and Billy Hamilton, all hit over .400, as did spare outfielder Tuck Turner who hit .418 and scored ninety five runs in eighty two games.

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The Miracle Braves, 1914–1916 by Charles C. Alexander

By Charles C. Alexander

the tale of the “Miracle” Braves is without doubt one of the so much memorable in baseball heritage, yet much less renowned is what the membership did after that impressive season. In 1915, they have been powerful contenders for the nationwide League pennant, and virtually gained it back in 1916. This ebook is the 1st to examine the workforce in a bigger context.
below cutting edge supervisor George Stallings, the Braves swept the powerful Philadelphia Athletics within the 1914 international sequence, the nationwide League’s in basic terms victory from 1909 to 1919. The Braves lower than Stallings have been a roistering, pugnacious workforce that battled the competition, the umpires, and occasionally each one other.

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Mendoza's Heroes: Fifty Batters Below .200 by Al Pepper,Jon Gordon

By Al Pepper,Jon Gordon

Baseball’s honor rolls are packed with mythical deeds of batting prowess. all through background, crowds have risen to cheer the majestic trajectory of a white sphere “crushed” by means of the likes of Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Barry Bonds. yet, what concerning the avid gamers who again and again produced little greater than squibbers to 3rd base, infield pop-ups, or ego-bruising strikeouts? What may very well be their values to a baseball membership? lots. Al Pepper finds the original, offbeat, and noteworthy tales of 50 of those males in Mendoza’s Heroes. utilizing eye-opening records, interviews with avid gamers, and anecdotal biographies, Pepper additionally offers those avid gamers in context in their time. In impression, the booklet serves as a rollicking journey of baseball background in addition. The Foreword is written by means of ex-big leaguer Mike Stenhouse.

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Dixie Walker: A Life in Baseball by Lyle Spatz

By Lyle Spatz

Over the process fifty years within the mid-twentieth century, Fred “Dixie” Walker lived numerous baseball lives. Dubbed the successor to Babe Ruth after his striking significant league debut in 1931, Walker went from sure-fire prospect to injury-plagued underachiever, to Brooklyn hero, to persona non grata due to his complex dating with Jackie Robinson, and at last to redeemed, well-respected minor league supervisor and significant league batting trainer. the one participant to were a teammate of either Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, Walker is remembered too usually for the cost that he attempted to maintain Robinson from becoming a member of the Dodgers. This illuminating biography covers Walker’s rollercoaster occupation, revealing him to be a gradual guy, a fiery competitor, and essentially the most colourful characters of baseball’s so much memorable era.

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