2017 Official Rules of Major League Baseball

2017 Official Rules of Major League Baseball Author Triumph Books
ISBN-10 1629373532
Year 2017-06-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books (IL)
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An important resource for umpires, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), this handbook lists the dos and don’ts of the national pastime. Fully up-to-date, this book contains the official and sanctioned MLB rules and their interpretations per the Playing Rules Committee, the sole group that determines baseball’s regulations.

2016 Official Rules of Major League Baseball

2016 Official Rules of Major League Baseball Author Triumph Books
ISBN-10 1629372110
Year 2016-05-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books (IL)
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An important resource for umpires, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), this handbook lists the dos and don’ts of the national pastime. Fully up-to-date, this book contains the official and sanctioned MLB rules and their interpretations per the Playing Rules Committee, the sole group that determines baseball’s regulations.

2014 Official Rules of Major League Baseball

2014 Official Rules of Major League Baseball Author Triumph Books
ISBN-10 1600789455
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books (IL)
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An important resource for umpires, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), this handbook lists the dos and don’ts of the national pastime. Fully up-to-date, this book contains the official and sanctioned MLB rules and their interpretations per the Playing Rules Committee, the sole group that determines baseball’s regulations.

The Complete Baseball Scorekeeping Handbook Revised and Updated Edition

The Complete Baseball Scorekeeping Handbook  Revised and Updated Edition Author Andres Wirkmaa
ISBN-10 9781476663890
Year 2015-07-24
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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With the aim of providing anyone interested in baseball scorekeeping everything he or she needs to perform the task, this book contains a thorough and comprehensive manual on keeping a scorecard, together with a detailed analysis of each of the numerous, and often complex, official rules governing scorekeeping in baseball (many of which were revised or modified in 2007), as well as scorekeeping issues outside of MLB's rulebook. Myriad examples are given (many drawn from significant and well-known major league games throughout the history of baseball as well as a number of examples drawn from popular culture) of how baseball's scorekeeping rules are applied and dealt with in both routine situations as well as the most difficult and convoluted scenarios. Revised and updated to reflect recent changes to the MLB rulebook, this book is very readable and perfectly accessible to a broad audience.

Baseball Field Guide

Baseball Field Guide Author Dan Formosa
ISBN-10 9781615193295
Year 2016-11-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Now in its third edition—a clear guide to the complete rules of baseball! Admit it: Even if you’re a diehard fan of our national pastime, sometimes an umpire’s call can be a little baffling. And for newer fans, Major League Baseball’s nuanced rules—developed and revised over decades—can be downright perplexing. Now updated throughout with the latest changes, such as the “Buster Posey rule” on collisions at home plate, the Baseball Field Guide explains every rule in plain English: Rules that apply before, during, and after the game Equipment specifications and field requirements Duties of the coaches, managers, and umpires Rules for spectators (yes, they have rules, too!) The clearest explanation anywhere of the infamous Infield Fly Rule, and much more! Designed for quick and intuitive searches, this entertaining reference will help you understand every aspect of the game and add to your enjoyment of the sport.

Baseball Hacks

Baseball Hacks Author Joseph Adler
ISBN-10 9781491949429
Year 2006-01-31
Pages 472
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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Baseball Hacks isn't your typical baseball book--it's a book about how to watch, research, and understand baseball. It's an instruction manual for the free baseball databases. It's a cookbook for baseball research. Every part of this book is designed to teach baseball fans how to do something. In short, it's a how-to book--one that will increase your enjoyment and knowledge of the game. So much of the way baseball is played today hinges upon interpreting statistical data. Players are acquired based on their performance in statistical categories that ownership deems most important. Managers make in-game decisions based not on instincts, but on probability - how a particular batter might fare against left-handedpitching, for instance. The goal of this unique book is to show fans all the baseball-related stuff that they can do for free (or close to free). Just as open source projects have made great software freely available, collaborative projects such as Retrosheet and Baseball DataBank have made great data freely available. You can use these data sources to research your favorite players, win your fantasy league, or appreciate the game of baseball even more than you do now. Baseball Hacks shows how easy it is to get data, process it, and use it to truly understand baseball. The book lists a number of sources for current and historical baseball data, and explains how to load it into a database for analysis. It then introduces several powerful statistical tools for understanding data and forecasting results. For the uninitiated baseball fan, author Joseph Adler walks readers through the core statistical categories for hitters (batting average, on-base percentage, etc.), pitchers (earned run average, strikeout-to-walk ratio, etc.), and fielders (putouts, errors, etc.). He then extrapolates upon these numbers to examine more advanced data groups like career averages, team stats, season-by-season comparisons, and more. Whether you're a mathematician, scientist, or season-ticket holder to your favorite team, Baseball Hacks is sure to have something for you. Advance praise for Baseball Hacks: "Baseball Hacks is the best book ever written for understanding and practicing baseball analytics. A must-read for baseball professionals and enthusiasts alike." -- Ari Kaplan, database consultant to the Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, and Baltimore Orioles "The game was born in the 19th century, but the passion for its analysis continues to grow into the 21st. In Baseball Hacks, Joe Adler not only demonstrates thatthe latest data-mining technologies have useful application to the study of baseball statistics, he also teaches the reader how to do the analysis himself, arming the dedicated baseball fan with tools to take his understanding of the game to a higher level." -- Mark E. Johnson, Ph.D., Founder, SportMetrika, Inc. and Baseball Analyst for the 2004 St. Louis Cardinals

So You Think You Know Baseball A Fan s Guide to the Official Rules

So You Think You Know Baseball   A Fan s Guide to the Official Rules Author Peter E. Meltzer
ISBN-10 9780393346671
Year 2013-06-10
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Essential for armchair umpires and scorekeepers, this guide challenges aficionados on every significant part of the Official Baseball Rules. Few sports lovers are as obsessed with rules and statistics as baseball fans. In So You Think You Know Baseball?, lifelong baseball enthusiast Peter E. Meltzer catalogues every noteworthy baseball rule from the Major League rulebook and illustrates its application with actual plays, from the historical to the contemporary. You can read the book from start to finish or consult it while watching a game to understand the mechanics of a play or how it should be scored. Meltzer analyzes the entire Official Baseball Rules using hundreds of Major League plays involving both plays on the field situations and plays which have involved the official scorer. This is the first book ever written which analyzes the entire rulebook in this fashion and which is based on actual plays. With Meltzer’s unique and thoroughly entertaining guide in hand, which includes a foreword by baseball rules expert Rich Marazzi, you’ll never have to scratch your head over an umpire or scorekeeper’s call again.

The 2011 Brd

The 2011 Brd Author Carl Childress
ISBN-10 1456487124
Year 2011-02-10
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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“Referee Magazine” called “Baseball Rule Differences” an essential reference for any umpire working with more than one rulebook. It began in 1982 as a 40-page mimeographed document. Today, it's over 400 pages, containing 537 rule sections, 272 plays, 371 official interpretations, 58 authoritative opinion boxes, 1335 cross-references, and nearly 2500 rule citations.You know this book, of course, by its nickname: The BRD.Inside you'll find a complete discussion of all rule differences among the various codes: National Federation (high school), the NCAA and NAIA, and the Official Baseball Rules, used in professional baseball and serving as the basis for most youth baseball.All changes from the 2009 edition, published by Officiating.com, are clearly marked, including “changed rules,” editorial revisions, added notes, revised and expanded case rulings. In the two years since the last edition, baseball rules committees have made more significant changes than in any previous two-year period. If you don't own the 2011 BRD, you will face a daunting task as you try to harmonize play situations in the games you work.Over the years, readers have marveled at the help provided by the alphabetical index. It's 43 pages devoted to every subject, no matter how small, included in the book. Additionally, there's a rule citation index which is invaluable in finding a specific rule. Grab a rulebook, pick a rule, note its citation (7.09a, for example), then check to see if it's explained in the BRD. The index contains 2373 such citations.The author, over the years, has had generous help from rule interpreters and those with authoritative opinions. You find the comments of Mike Fitzpatrick from PBUC, Jim Evans of the Annotated Rules, Rick Roder of the Jaksa/Roder Manual, Kyle McNeeley, chairman of the NFHS rules committee, Joe Paronto, editor of the NCAA book, and many others too numerous to mention here.Here's a sample of a rule change for the 2011 season:48 BATTER: BATTER'S BOX: STEPS: ON PLATE / OUTSIDE BOX: HITS FAIR OR FOUL OR FOUL TIPFED: The batter is out and the ball is dead if he hits fair or foul while (changed - 10) either foot or knee “is touching the ground completely outside the lines of the batter's box or touching home plate.” (7-3-2; 7-3-2 Pen) Last edition: No provision for being out while the knee is on the plate and the pitch is hit.56. ALSO: OFF INTERP 51-48: HOPKINS: If the batter hits a foul tip while touching the plate or outside the lines of the batter's box: The ball is dead and the batter is out. (Website, 2003, #2)NCAA: The batter is out if he hits fair or foul while touching the plate or with one foot on the ground completely outside the lines of the batter's box. (7-10a; 7-10a Pen)57. ALSO: If the batter hits a “foul tip” while not “within the lines of the batter's box,” it is not a foul tip but a foul ball. He is out. (7-8) (See sect. 73.)OBR: If the batter hits fair or foul with one foot on the ground completely outside the batter's box: Same as FED / NCAA. (6.06a) If the batter steps on the plate and hits fair or foul: Point not covered.OFF INTERP 52-48: FITZPATRICK: Unless the batter's foot is completely outside the lines of the box when he steps on the plate, he is not out when he hits the pitched ball fair or foul. (email to cc, 11/15/00) (See sect. 83.)58. ALSO: OFF INTERP 53-48: PBUC MANUAL: The batter is out if he hits a foul tip with one foot completely outside the batter's box. {3.17}Play 46-48: B1 is in the front of the batter's box to hit the curve before it breaks. He takes a mighty swing and foul tips the pitch, which the catcher catches. The umpire notices the batter has one foot on the ground outside the batter's box. Ruling: In FED, the batter is out. [Website interpretation] In NCAA, the batter is out [black-letter law]. In OBR, the batter is out. [PBUC interpretation]The author guarantees you'll get your money's worth!

Official Rules of Soccer

Official Rules of Soccer Author US Soccer
ISBN-10 1572431849
Year 1997
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books (IL)
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Presents the official rules regarding equipment, referees, the field, and playing the game

Baseball

Baseball Author Pete Williams
ISBN-10 0789322188
Year 2011
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Universe Pub
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A guide to playing and coaching baseball at various skill levels covers all aspects of the game, from equipment and pitching to baserunning and fielding, and includes tips from professional players.

On the Origins of Sports

On the Origins of Sports Author Gary Belsky
ISBN-10 9781579657123
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Artisan Books
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New York Times Bestseller “Fascinating.”—Men’s Health, Best Beach Reads for Sports Fans On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history and miscellany, it is the ultimate sports book for the thinking fan. Each sport’s chapter includes a short history, the sport’s original rules, and a deeper look into an element of the sport, such as the evolution of the baseball glove; sports with war roots; a compendium of sports balls; and iconic sports trophies. Written by ESPN The Magazine’s former editor in chief, Gary Belsky, and executive editor, Neil Fine, and filled with period-style line drawings in a handsome package, On the Origins of Sports is a book that sports fans and history buffs alike will want to display on their coffee tables, showcase on their bookshelves, and treasure for generations.

Soccer Superstars 2017

Soccer Superstars 2017 Author Triumph Books
ISBN-10 1629374369
Year 2017-04-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books (IL)
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With top players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, soccer is the most popular sport around the globe! From Brazil and England to Italy and Australia, the world is crazy for the game they call football. Now you can learn more about the brightest international stars through entertaining biographies, fun trivia, and thrilling action photography.

2016 2017 Official Rules of the NHL

2016 2017 Official Rules of the NHL Author National Hockey League
ISBN-10 1629373087
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books (IL)
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Extremely thorough and expertly detailed, this guide is the most valuable resource for referees, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of the National Hockey League. The singular resource for the official rules of the game, updated for the most recent changes, this book includes everything that is necessary to know in order to be a professional hockey expert--on or off the ice. From puck dimensions to penalty calls, and with informative diagrams and a complete index, nothing is overlooked in this essential hockey reference.