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The Old Ball Game

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Author: Frank Deford
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN: 1555846270
Size: 25.82 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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by Frank Deford, The Old Ball Game Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Old Ball Game books, In The Old Ball Game, Frank Deford, NPR sports commentator and Sports Illustrated journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history. At the turn of the twentieth century, Christy Mathewson was one of baseball's first superstars. Over six feet tall, clean cut, and college educated, he didn't pitch on the Sabbath and rarely spoke an ill word about anyone. He also had one of the most devastating arms in all of baseball. New York Giants manager John McGraw, by contrast, was ferocious. The pugnacious tough guy was already a star infielder who, with the Baltimore Orioles, helped develop a new, scrappy style of baseball, with plays like the hit-and-run, the Baltimore chop, and the squeeze play. When McGraw joined the Giants in 1902, the Giants were coming off their worst season ever. Yet within three years, Mathewson clinched New York City's first World Series for McGraw's team by throwing three straight shutouts in only six days, an incredible feat that is invariably called the greatest World Series performance ever. Because of their wonderful odd-couple association, baseball had its first superstar, the Giants ascended into legend, and baseball as a national pastime bloomed.



Baseball And The Pursuit Of Innocence

Baseball and the Pursuit of Innocence PDF
Author: Richard Skolnik
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780890966129
Size: 26.87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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by Richard Skolnik, Baseball And The Pursuit Of Innocence Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Baseball And The Pursuit Of Innocence books, Just when you thought everything had been written about baseball, along comes this remarkably fresh look at "the old ball game," together with a provocative series of inquiries that redirect our thinking about the game. Is baseball really like life? How does it reflect a more traditional moral universe? What is the current preoccupation with statistics doing to the game? Why is there so much talking and arguing in baseball? Does baseball consciously reenact the mythology of the Old West? in this sophisticated, literate, and thoroughly entertaining book, Richard Skolnik addresses these and many other intriguing questions while he explores the underlying tensions in the nation's pastime. On the surface, baseball seems to reflect old, unchanging, more innocent traditions--a harking back to a rural past, a simpler time. But how does that idealistic image jibe with the modern era of big-business baseball, where money considerations dominate, free-agency erodes established loyalties, and specialists are more common than players with all-around skills? Skolnik tellingly probes the symbols of baseball and examines the way the game is played and the way it is viewed and interpreted. As debate builds in the sports community over the future of the game, the consideration of these tensions takes on a special significance and even poignancy. Skolnik finds that perhaps even in its contradictions, baseball can still be interpreted as a living symbol and expression of America. But no baseball book should be too serious. Juicy quotations from the players, dramatic incidents, lively play-by-play accounts, and turn-of-the-century illustrations add spice and zest to a book that every thoughtful fan of baseball is certain to savor.



The Mesoamerican Ballgame

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Author: Vernon L. Scarborough
Publisher:
Release: 1991
ISBN:
Size: 75.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 404
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by Vernon L. Scarborough, The Mesoamerican Ballgame Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Mesoamerican Ballgame books, The Precolumbian ballgame, played on a masonry court, has long intrigued scholars because of the magnificence of its archaeological remains. From its lowland Maya origins it spread throughout the Aztec empire, where the game was so popular that sixteen thousand rubber balls were imported annually into Tenochtitlan. It endured for two thousand years, spreading as far as to what is now southern Arizona. This new collection of essays brings together research from field archaeology, mythology, and Maya hieroglyphic studies to illuminate this important yet puzzling aspect of Native American culture. The authors demonstrate that the game was more than a spectator sport; serving social, political, mythological, and cosmological functions, it celebrated both fertility and the afterlife, war and peace, and became an evolving institution functioning in part to resolve conflict within and between groups. The contributors provide complete coverage of the archaeological, sociopolitical, iconographic, and ideological aspects of the game, and offer new information on the distribution of ballcourts, new interpretations of mural art, and newly perceived relations of the game with material in the Popol Vuh. With its scholarly attention to a subject that will fascinate even general readers, The Mesoamerican Ballgame is a major contribution to the study of the mental life and outlook of New World peoples.



The International Mailer

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Release: 1970
ISBN:
Size: 28.95 MB
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Category : Letter services
Languages : en
Pages :
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Stadion

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Publisher:
Release: 1990
ISBN:
Size: 31.22 MB
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Category : Physical education and training
Languages : de
Pages :
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The Zebra Storyteller

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Author: Spencer Holst
Publisher: Barrytown/ Station Hill Press
Release: 1993
ISBN:
Size: 48.21 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 295
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The Zebra Storyteller

by Spencer Holst, The Zebra Storyteller Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Zebra Storyteller books, Collects nearly all of the author's short stories, many of them published for the first time, and includes "The Typewriter Repairman," "The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra," "The Language of Cats," and "The Frog"



Chicorel Index To Poetry In Anthologies And Collections In Print

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Author: Marietta Chicorel
Publisher:
Release: 1974
ISBN:
Size: 32.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 1798
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Chicorel Index To Poetry In Anthologies And Collections In Print

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Parliamentary Papers House Of Commons And Command

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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher:
Release: 1983
ISBN:
Size: 64.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Bills, Legislative
Languages : en
Pages :
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Parliamentary Papers House Of Commons And Command

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The New Yorker

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Release: 2004-07
ISBN:
Size: 59.50 MB
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Category : American wit and humor, Pictorial
Languages : en
Pages :
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Casino Journal

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Release: 2009
ISBN:
Size: 39.95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Casinos
Languages : en
Pages :
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