by The Baseball Prospectus, Extra Innings Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Extra Innings books, In 1996, a brassy young team of fansproduced a guide to baseball statistics.Printed on a photocopier, its distribution,which was in the low hundreds, was limited tofriends, family, and die-hard stat heads. Sixteenyears later, the Baseball Prospectus annualregularly hits best-seller lists and has becomean indispensable guide for the serious fan. In Extra Innings, the team at Baseball Prospectusintegrates statistics, interviews, and analysis todeliver twenty arguments about today's game.In the tradition of their seminal book, BaseballBetween the Numbers, they take on everything fromsteroids to the amateur draft. They probe theimpact of managers on the game. They explainthe critical art of building a bullpen. In an erawhen statistics matter more than ever, Extra Inningsis an essential volume for every baseball fan.
by Tiki Barber, Extra Innings Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Extra Innings books, Joining the baseball team, football players Tiki and Ronde wonder if their achievements in other sports will help them through a winning season despite their lack of baseball experience.
by B.W. Gibson, Extra Innings Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Extra Innings books, When identical twins Jimmy and Billy McGee are tasked with maintaining control over the neighborhood baseball diamond, they and their team must deal with their cross-town enemies' inability to accept that their best friend is black.
by Patrick Smith, Extra Innings Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Extra Innings books, What leads a man in his mid to late thirties to take up the sport of baseball after a fifteen year hiatus? Especially when stressful and potentially humiliating tryouts are involved? The Lutherville, Maryland, Athletics are a ball team composed of plumbers, demolition guys, investment bankers, security guards and salesmen who play for the love of the game. How their passion for the game of baseball affects their lives is the subject of this book. Focusing on Smith’s lifelong love affair with sport of baseball, this volume provides a firsthand account of a season in the Baltimore County, Over-30 league from tryouts to the final game. Beginning with childhood experiences in the Kentwood League in Raleigh, North Carolina, it follows Smith through his high school and college years as his interest in the game of baseball waned. The true focus of the book is the re-emergence of the sport as an important part of Smith’s life during his mid-thirties and the glory he and his teammates find in simply being ballplayers. Baseball is presented as a unifying force and a thread of stability through the experiences of an ever-shifting world. The changes and appeal of major league baseball are also discussed from the vantage point of Smith and his teammates.
by Joe Boschi, Extra Innings Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Extra Innings books, What's this book about? The short answer is that it is about Bull Durham and the Godfather joining to play some golf with Tin Cup. At one time or another, you've probably heard expressions like "You're a product of your environment," "More is better," and "Timing is everything." Extra Innings is the story of Bobby Winston and Pep Woodson. It chronicles their youth and the influence of their environment on their lives and careers in Major League Baseball (Bobby) and the aerospace industry (Pep). Each of them enjoyed enough success in their individual careers to enable them to retire comfortably, but it seemed that they were a step ahead of the boom times in each industry. Bobby and Pep meet in retirement and work together at a golf course, where their interests in golf are focused. It doesn't take long for them to exchange stories of their past and recognize the similarities in their lives. The compensation landscape changes around them in some of the same ways. An opportunity for each of them to get a second bite of the apple arises when they join forces.
by Doris Grumbach, Extra Innings Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Extra Innings books, A New York Times Notable Book: A moving glimpse of a life shrewdly examined Extra Innings follows a year in the life of Doris Grumbach, beginning with the release of her previous memoir and journal, Coming into the End Zone, and revealing that the devoted essayist, novelist, and critic possesses as keen an eye in her seventies as she did when she wrote The Spoil of Flowers thirty years earlier. Grumbach details each passing month and the trials and tribulations therein. Age and experience have tempered her anger, allowing her to view the world in a rosier light than she has before. In this eventful period that concludes with her move from Washington, DC, to Maine, Grumbach travels between signings and speeches, describes her home life in a new state, and deals not only with her own mortality, but with that of her daughter. Grumbach’s wisdom and wit endure as she looks back on her own memories, seeing the world as only Doris Grumbach can.
by Richard F. Peterson, Extra Innings Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Extra Innings books, Extra Innings tackles the question of how writing about baseball has shaped our understanding and misunderstanding of the national pastime. In a series of astute reflections on baseball histories, biographies, personal reminiscences, and fiction, Richard Peterson explores the shifting balance of romance and fact in standard baseball histories, offers a lively discussion of baseball fiction, and assesses the realism of postmodern baseball writing. He discusses the influence of Jackie Robinson on the serious baseball novel and the reluctance of baseball fiction to treat race issues realistically. He also surveys baseball fleeting appearances in the literary canon and suggests a "top nine" reading list for the baseball aficionado. Slicing away the myths and distortions of baseball's bizarre history, Extra Innings.
by Debbi Rawlins, 10th Anniversary Collector S Edition Extra Innings Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 10th Anniversary Collector S Edition Extra Innings books, For these three players, it's all about scoring… In high school, Elizabeth Smith had a serious crush on shortstop Dylan Andrews. Now she has to interview him for an article. Can she stay professional…or will she end up pulling him behind the bleachers? Pitcher Rob Perry wants to prove that he's ready for the Show. But his second chance could turn into a double-play when Tori Gallagher—whose father owns a Major League team—makes one pitch that Rob can't refuse… First baseman Eric Lessing's game has never been consistent until Tess Meyers ignited a winning streak. Now—with Major League dreams on the line—will getting lucky with his charm result in foul play?