Baseball Just for Kids

Baseball Just for Kids Author Jerry Kasoff
ISBN-10 0964582678
Year 1996-01
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Grand Slam Assocs Incorporated

Explains the basic rules and strategies for improving baseball skills, such as batting, baserunning, catching, and tagging

Home Run

Home Run Author David Vincent
ISBN-10 9781597976572
Year 2007
Pages 279
Language en
Publisher Potomac Books, Inc.

It could be . . . it is . . . outta here!

Baseball s All Time Best Sluggers

Baseball s All Time Best Sluggers Author Michael J. Schell
ISBN-10 9781400881352
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press

Over baseball history, which park has been the best for run scoring?1 Which player would lose the most home runs after adjustments for ballpark effect?2 Which player claims four of the top five places for best individual seasons ever played, based on all-around offensive performance.3 (See answers, below). These are only three of the intriguing questions Michael Schell addresses in Baseball's All-Time Best Sluggers, a lively examination of the game of baseball using the most sophisticated statistical tools available. The book provides an in-depth evaluation of every major offensive event in baseball history, and identifies the players with the 100 best seasons and most productive careers. For the first time ever, ballpark effects across baseball history are presented for doubles, triples, right- and left-handed home-run hitting, and strikeouts. The book culminates with a ranking of the game's best all-around batters. Using a brisk conversational style, Schell brings to the plate the two most important credentials essential to producing a book of this kind: an encyclopedic knowledge of baseball and a professional background in statistics. Building on the traditions of renowned baseball historians Pete Palmer and Bill James, he has analyzed the most important factors impacting the sport, including the relative difficulty of hitting in different ballparks, the length of hitters' careers, the talent pool from which players are drawn, player aging, and changes in the game that have raised or lowered major-league batting averages. Schell's book finally levels the playing field, giving new credit to hitters who played in adverse conditions, and downgrading others who faced fewer obstacles. It also provides rankings based on players' positions. For example, Derek Jeter ranks 295th out of 1,140 on the best batters list, but jumps to 103rd in the position-adjusted list, reflecting his offensive prowess among shortstops. Replete with dozens of never-before reported stories and statistics, Baseball's All-Time Best Sluggers will forever shape the way baseball fans view the greatest heroes of America's national pastime. Answers: 1. Coors Field 2. Mel Ott 3. Barry Bonds, 2001-2004 seasons


Baseball Author James Kelley
ISBN-10 0751363952
Year 2000
Pages 60
Language en

For more than 150 years, baseball has been the sport that has defined America. This book traces the development of the game from its origins to the international popularity of the world series. Using step-by-step photographs it reveals the skill and techniques involved such as how to swing a bat, how to pitch and how to win. Rare memorabilia from the games greatest players are featured alongside the heroes themselves.

Play Baseball the Ripken Way

Play Baseball the Ripken Way Author Cal Ripken (Jr.)
ISBN-10 1400061229
Year 2004
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Random House Incorporated

Features illustrated guidelines on baseball fundamantals as drawn from the late Cal Ripken, Sr.'s years as a coach and manager and Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-making career, in a primer with complementary information for parents and coaches.

Baseball s Most Baffling MVP Ballots

Baseball s Most Baffling MVP Ballots Author Jeremy Lehrman
ISBN-10 9781476626130
Year 2016-11-30
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher McFarland

"Ever since Justin Morneau beat out Derek Jeter and a cast of thousands for the MVP, I have been waiting for exactly this book."--Rob Neyer, author of Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball series. From its colorful beginnings more than a century ago, baseball's annual Most Valuable Player Award has become the most prestigious (and contentious) individual honor in the sport. No accolade means more to players, fans or the media. No other award can claim a voting history so rich in alleged snubs, grudges, conspiracies and incompetence. Examining the most controversial ballots, this book attempts to settle some arguments and answer some compelling questions: Which of the so-called "worst MVPs" holds up to modern statistical analysis? Who cast the single worst vote in MVP history? Does racial bias influence the vote? Who really deserved the award in a given year?

Baseball s Ultimate Power

Baseball s Ultimate Power Author Bill Jenkinson
ISBN-10 9780762762477
Year 2010-03-16
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

The tape measure home run is the greatest single act of power in the game of baseball, and the tales of these homers are the most cherished legacies players and fans hand down through the generations. Fully illustrated with photos of the players and aerial ballpark photos showing the landing spots of each stadium's longest homers.

Baseball s Top 10 Home Run Hitters

Baseball s Top 10 Home Run Hitters Author Ken Rappoport
ISBN-10 0766034658
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Enslow Publishers, Inc.

"A collective biography of the top 10 home run hitters, both past and present, which includes accounts of game action, career statistics, and more"--Provided by publisher.

McGwire and Sosa

McGwire and Sosa Author Welcome Rain Publishers
ISBN-10 1566491487
Year 1998-11-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Welcome Rain

A review of each of the two players' record-breaking home runs features quotations from McGwire, Sosa, their managers, coaches, teammates, opponents, and other observers

Tales from the Deadball Era

Tales from the Deadball Era Author Mark S. Halfon
ISBN-10 9781612346489
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Potomac Books, Inc.

The Deadball Era (1901û1920) is a baseball fanÆs dream. Hope and despair, innocence and cynicism, and levity and hostility blended then to create an air of excitement, anticipation, and concern for all who entered the confines of a major league ballpark. Cheating for the sake of victory earned respect, corrupt ballplayers fixed games with impunity, and violence plagued the sport. Spectators stormed the field to attack players and umpires, ballplayers charged the stands to pummel hecklers, and physical battles between opposing clubs occurred regularly in a phenomenon known as ôrowdyism.ö At the same time, endearing practices infused baseball with lightheartedness, kindness, and laughter. Fans ran onto the field with baskets of flowers, loving cups, diamond jewelry, gold watches, and cash for their favorite players in the middle of games. Ballplayers volunteered for ôbenefit contestsö to aid fellow big leaguers and the country in times of need. ôJoke gamesö reduced sport to pure theater as outfielders intentionally dropped fly balls, infielders happily booted easy grounders, hurlers tossed soft pitches over the middle of the plate, and umpires ignored the rules. Winning meant nothing, amusement meant everything, and league officials looked the other way. Mark Halfon looks at life in the major leagues in the early 1900s, the careers of John McGraw, Ty Cobb, and Walter Johnson, and the events that brought about the end of the Deadball Era. He highlights the strategies, underhanded tactics, and bitter battles that defined this storied time in baseball history, while providing detailed insights into the players and teams involved in bringing to a conclusion this remarkable period in baseball history.


Dingers Author Joshua Shifrin
ISBN-10 9781613218327
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

From splitters to spitters; from a frozen rope to the suicide squeeze; from extra innings to no hitters, baseball is truly a great game. But nothing hypes up a crowd like a home run, a round tripper, a big bomb . . . the long ball! Hitting the ball out of the park is one of the greatest feats in baseball, and doing so in the clutch can make an average player a hero overnight. In Dingers, authors Joshua Shifrin and Tom Shea break down the 101 most memorable home runs in baseball history, telling their stories and how they affected the game of baseball. Whether it’s “The Shot Heard ’Round the World” or Hank Aaron’s 715th blast, readers will get an inside scoop on some of the most famous moments that now live in baseball lore. Whether you were there when Reggie Jackson hit three-straight home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, watched Joe Carter’s 1993 World Series-winning home run live, or have seen highlights from Bill Mazeroski’s memorable shot in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, Dingers is for baseball fans young and old. Relive the moments you cherish to the ones you’ve only heard tales about. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Baseball Author Pete Williams
ISBN-10 0789322188
Year 2011
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Universe Pub

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.