Baseball America 2007 Almanac

A Comprehensive Review of the 2006 Season

Author: Baseball America (Firm),Will Lingo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1932391134

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

View: 3033

Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season, including complete statistics and a summary of college and high school baseball.

Baseball America 2016 Almanac

Comprehensive Review of the 2015 Season

Author: Josh Leventhal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932391602

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

View: 1306

Always the best baseball annual, and now the only book that sums up the year in baseball from the majors to the minors and down through every amateur level as well. Numbers and commentary to help fans recall all the great moments from the season that was 2015. The 2015 baseball season was one to remember, and on book offers you a more complete recap of the year than the Baseball America Almanac, which takes you all the way from winter ball to the World Series. The 2015 Almanac has all the major and minor league news and statistics, a review of every organization's season, comprehensive college coverage, a full recap of the 2015 draft, high school and youth baseball news, and even foreign and winter league coverage.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572006

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 6484

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.

Baseball America 2004 Almanac

A Comprehensive Review of the 2003 Season

Author: Baseball America (Firm),Allan Simpson

Publisher: Baseball America

ISBN: 9780945164234

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

View: 5335

Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season and includes complete statistics and a summary of college and amateur baseball.

The Old Farmer's Almanac

Calculated on a New and Improved Plan for the Year of Our Lord 2012

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571985441

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 9132

A compilation of practical advice and folklore features weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles, and other entertaining and useful information

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Author: Old Farmer’s Almanac

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571987177

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 1159

Fascinating stories, fun facts, and activities that provide hours of edu-tainment make a winning formula for this biannual series created for kids ages 8 and up. This brand-new edition includes chapters with features on . . . • Astronomy: Earth’s volcanoes and other planetary wonders • Calendar: origin of the birthday cake, why we save daylight time, and more “special” days • Health: fun facts about your brain; uncommon advice for the common cold; why we have burps, gas, and other unmentionables • Weather: wildfire weather, facts about fog • Food: the history of the hot dog, the making of maple syrup, the first frozen dinner, lunchbox recipes • Accomplished Kids: kids who made amazing discoveries, kids who help to make the world a better place • Nature: a bug guide, little-known facts about nuts, poison dart frogs • In the Garden: secrets of composting, growing a bean teepee and other edibles, plus fun crafts • Sports: a wooden car derby, plus adventurers Sam Patch (falls jumper), Jay Cochrane (wire walker), and Charles F. Lummis (cross-country hiker) • Amusement: tips for setting a record, advice for whistlers, and more • Plus too much more to mention!

The Rise of the National Basketball Association

Author: David George Surdam

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252037138

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 247

View: 4669

Today's National Basketball Association commands millions of spectators worldwide, and its many franchises are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But the league wasn't always so successful or glamorous: in the 1940s and 1950s, the NBA and its predecessor, the Basketball Association of America, were scrambling to attract fans. Teams frequently played in dingy gymnasiums, players traveled as best they could, and their paychecks could bounce higher than a basketball. How did the NBA evolve from an obscure organization facing financial losses to a successful fledgling sports enterprise by 1960? Drawing on information from numerous archives, newspaper and periodical articles, and Congressional hearings, The Rise of the National Basketball Association chronicles the league's growing pains from 1946 to 1961. David George Surdam describes how a handful of ambitious ice hockey arena owners created the league as a way to increase the use of their facilities, growing the organization by fits and starts. Rigorously analyzing financial data and league records, Surdam points to the innovations that helped the NBA thrive: regular experiments with rules changes to make the game more attractive to fans, and the emergence of televised sports coverage as a way of capturing a larger audience. Notably, the NBA integrated in 1950, opening the game to players who would dominate the game by the end of the 1950sdecade: Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, and Oscar Robertson. Long a game that players loved to play, basketball became a professional sport well supported by community leaders, business vendors, and an ever-growing number of fans.

Football Outsiders Almanac 2017

The Essential Guide to the 2017 NFL and College Football Seasons

Author: Aaron Schatz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974013784

Category:

Page: 504

View: 3604

The most authoritative and innovative annual guide to both the NFL and college football is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of the top 50 college football teams for 2017. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2016 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport. Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games. Exclusive data from our partners at Sports Info Solutions, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch or play best under pressure; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles. NEW FOR 2017: Data on how receivers performed based on where they lined up before the snap: wide, tight, in the slot, or in the backfield. Detailed information on each team's performance in 2016 by offensive and defensive personnel package. Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen and defensive players. Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2016 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes. Exclusive 2017 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2018 draft. 2017 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system. Breakdowns on the top 50 college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 130 Division I-A (FBS) teams. "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, The Ringer.com "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks "Exhausting, enlightening, surprising in many cases, and an absolute must-read if you like the NFL. -- Peter King, TheMMQB.com "It's important for you, the working football fan, to know more about football than other football fans. The Football Outsiders Almanac will give you all the background knowledge you need to make your football-watching companions feel uninformed and inadequate." -- Drew Magary, Deadspin.com "Football is a nearly impossible game for even its most devout practitioners to understand. Football Outsiders is the best way I know to make it make sense." -- Will Leitch, New York Magazine/SportsonEarth.com

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

Author: Bill James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439106938

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1024

View: 2343

When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “holy book of baseball.” Now, baseball's beloved “Sultan of Stats” (The Boston Globe) is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium. Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in one. The Game provides a century's worth of American baseball history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In The Players, you'll find listings of the top 100 players at each position in the major leagues, along with James's signature stats-based ratings method called “Win Shares,” a way of quantifying individual performance and calculating the offensive and defensive contributions of catchers, pitchers, infielders, and outfielders. And there's more: the Reference section covers Win Shares for each season and each player, and even offers a Win Share team comparison. A must-have for baseball fans and historians alike, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as the sport itself.

Scholastic Year in Sports 2015

Author: James Buckley Jr.

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054569518X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 9724

The must-have book for sports fans of all ages! For sport fans everywhere, the 2015 edition of Year in Sports will feature full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats,bright, colorful interior design, and new Top 10 and Wacky and Weird Moments lists from the past year. With info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports.

The Last Boy LP

Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

Author: Jane Leavy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006177488X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 8377

Jane Leavy, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, returns with a biography of an American original—number 7, Mickey Mantle. Drawing on more than five hundred interviews with friends and family, teammates, and opponents, she delivers the definitive account of Mantle's life, mining the mythology of The Mick for the true story of a luminous and illustrious talent with an achingly damaged soul. Meticulously reported and elegantly written, The Last Boy is a baseball tapestry that weaves together episodes from the author's weekend with The Mick in Atlantic City, where she interviewed her hero in 1983, after he was banned from baseball, with reminiscences from friends and family of the boy from Commerce, Oklahoma, who would lead the Yankees to seven world championships, be voted the American League's Most Valuable Player three times, win the Triple Crown in 1956, and duel teammate Roger Maris for Babe Ruth's home run crown in the summer of 1961—the same boy who would never grow up. As she did so memorably in her biography of Sandy Koufax, Jane Leavy transcends the hyperbole of hero worship to reveal the man behind the coast-to-coast smile, who grappled with a wrenching childhood, crippling injuries, and a genetic predisposition to alcoholism. In The Last Boy she chronicles her search to find out more about the person he was and, given what she discovers, to explain his mystifying hold on a generation of baseball fans, who were seduced by that lopsided, gap-toothed grin. It is an uncommon biography, with literary overtones: not only a portrait of an icon, but an investigation of memory itself. How long was the Tape Measure Home Run? Did Mantle swing the same way right-handed and left-handed? What really happened to his knee in the 1951 World Series? What happened to the red-haired, freckle-faced boy known back home as Mickey Charles? "I believe in memory, not memorabilia," Leavy writes in her preface. But in The Last Boy, she discovers that what we remember of our heroes—and even what they remember of themselves—is only where the story begins.

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball, 2d ed.

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1112

View: 4732

More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes over 120 photographs.

Only the Ball was White

A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Author: Robert Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195076370

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

View: 8563

Tells the forgotten story of Black star-quality athletes excluded from professional baseball because of the big league's color line

The Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597973653

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION

Page: 385

View: 505

Baseball "by The Book"

Casey at the Bat

Author: Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879238780

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8906

1988 Few passions have created more myths in the American mind than baseball, and no poem has captured it better than Casey at the Bat. Here is the classic Godine edition, with watercolors by Barry Moser & an afterword by Donald Hall.

Ballplayer

Author: Chipper Jones,Carroll R. Walton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101984406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3900

The eight-time All-Star switch-hitter for the Atlanta Braves shares the story of his remarkable career against a backdrop of meteoric free agency years, offering additional insights into the larger stories of the Braves and Major League Baseball.

National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac

2017 Edition

Author: Baseball America and the Baseball Hall of Fame

Publisher: Baseball America

ISBN: 9781932391725

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 552

View: 3221

A book for baseball fans of all ages, the Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac brings history to life on every page, with biographies and vivid photographs of every player in the Hall of Fame. You'll get all the stories, all the stats, all the vitals, all the plaques, all you need to know about everyone in the Hall--including the new class that will be inducted in July 2017. Players, managers and executives are included. Baseball's most hallowed hall comes alive in the pages of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac. Every player in the Hall of Fame gets a two-page spread featuring a biography, vitals including awards and postseason appearances, complete career statistics, a full-color, full-page photograph, and an image of their Hall of Fame plaque. Each executive, manager and umpire gets a featured space as well, so everyone of the more than 300 people in the Hall gets their place in the sun. The 2017 edition will include full biographies on all the new inductees, as well as plenty of new photographs. Whether you've been to the Hall of Fame many times or just want to learn more about the players who have reached the pinnacle of baseball achievement, the Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac is a book you'll turn to again and again.

The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia

Author: Bob Boyles,Paul Guido

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602396777

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1385

View: 1156

Recaps of games, reviews of more than fifty football seasons, details of line-ups and major programs, and more are provided in this comprehensive guide spanning from 1953 to the present day. Original.

The Cooperstown Casebook

Who's in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques

Author: Jay Jaffe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466882182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 840

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, tucked away in upstate New York in a small town called Cooperstown, is far from any major media market or big league stadium. Yet no sports hall of fame’s membership is so hallowed, nor its qualifications so debated, nor its voting process so dissected. Since its founding in 1936, the Hall of Fame’s standards for election have been nebulous, and its selection processes arcane, resulting in confusion among voters, not to mention mistakes in who has been recognized and who has been bypassed. Numerous so-called “greats” have been inducted despite having not been so great, while popular but controversial players such as all-time home run leader Barry Bonds and all-time hits leader Pete Rose are on the outside looking in. Now, in The Cooperstown Casebook, Jay Jaffe shows us how to use his revolutionary ranking system to ensure the right players are recognized. The foundation of Jaffe’s approach is his JAWS system, an acronym for the Jaffe WAR Score, which he developed over a decade ago. Through JAWS, each candidate can be objectively compared on the basis of career and peak value to the players at his position who are already in the Hall of Fame. Because of its utility, JAWS has gained an increasing amount of exposure in recent years. Through his analysis, Jaffe shows why the Hall of Fame still matters and how it can remain relevant in the 21st century.