Baseball Fathers and Sons

Mel Stottlemyre, Sr. has a son, Todd Stottlemeyre, who has, like dad, has had a good career as a starting pitcher in the ... a list of father-son duos, both of whom played after 1920, who are not featured in Baseball Fathers and Sons, ...

Author: Jim LeBuffe

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595091898

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Baseball Fathers and Sons will amaze and delight baseball fans. More than fifty post 1920 Big League father-son, grandfather-father-son, and even one mother-son match-ups are described in a fast-moving way that will inform and delight baseball fans. From the Ken Griffeys, Sr. and Jr., to Barry and Bobby Bonds, to Felipe and Moises Alou, to Yogi and Dale Berra, short thumbnail sketches of featured fathers and sons bring these personalities to life. A single line of statistics about each player is included, showing at a glance how fathers and sons did in their careers, as well as in comparison to each other. Baseball Fathers and Sons is an ideal Father's Day gift for any dad who has ever played catch with his son. It is not a "statistics" book; rather, it is an entertaining work that highlights the careers of dozens of fathers and sons who have played Big League Baseball.
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Between Fathers and Sons

I never collected baseball cards or played inthe breezeway again. Ibegan tothink about myself as my “real” father's son. I started to believe my mother when she said thatI was like him, only occasionally thinking about my own mortality.

Author: Robert J Pellegrini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317788539

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

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Explore the tensions and tenderness between fathers and sons in this masterpiece of narrative psychology! “We live in a story-shaped world,” as the editors say, and Between Fathers and Sons: Critical Incident Narratives in the Development of Men's Lives shows how the stories we construct come to shape our perceptions of the world and of ourselves. The incidents recounted here are more than just moving, funny, or painful stories of fathers and sons. Each is a myth that helped form the authors’social and moral identity. This blend of feeling and intellect, story and analysis makes Between Fathers and Sons a work of art as well as a work of psychology. The contributors--many of them pioneers of narrative therapy--bring unique insight to bear on their own stories. Using a broad array of narrative forms, from the soliliquy to the multiple narrator, they explore and analyze themes of silence, mystery, respect, sports, self-reliance, and longing for continuity. In the stories you will find in Between Fathers and Sons: a father's disappointed silence is transformed as it resonates through four generations a Korean immigrant faces the differences between his ideals of fatherhood and his son's American view a father-son fishing trip ends with the biggest fish ever--or no fish at all betrayed by his stepfather, a boy seeks guidance from stories of his dead father a Baptist preacher helps his son make an agonizing choice a grown man's memory of a childhood event gives him new insight into his father's identity and their relationship Between Fathers and Sons is a landmark volume in father-son relationships and in narrative therapy. It is destined to become a classic in the field.
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Baseball Literature Culture

4 Mick Cochrane's Sport and the Mythic Symbol of Fathers Playing Catch with Sons MATTHEW C. BRENNAN In a classic essay poet Donald Hall defines baseball as " fathers and sons playing catch ” ( 30 ) . This image typically evokes deep ...

Author: Peter Carino

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786418516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

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Since 1995, the Indiana State University Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has provided a venue for scholars to present their research on baseball as literary subject matter and cultural institution. Nineteen essays presented at the 2002 and 2003 ISU conferences are published in this work. The essays demonstrate that baseball continues to engage scholars like no other sport, despite the game's supposed loss of stature as the national game. "A Field of Questions: W.P. Kinsella comes to Ithaca," reveals Kinsella as baseball fan and baseball writer. "'You don't play the angles, you're a sap': John Sayles, Eliot Asinof, Baseball Labor, and Chicago in 1919" examines Sayles' Eight Men Out in the context of both Asinof's historical account of the fix and Sayles' earlier and openly labor-oriented film Maetwan. "Is Baseball an American Religion?" considers three codified, sociological definitions of religion and demonstrates that to claim baseball is an American religion requires more than just a strong attraction to the game. "Baseball Immortals: Character and Performance On and Off the Field" analyzes how character and performance impact fan and media perceptions as well as in terms of a player's candidacy for the Hall of Fame. These are just a few of the essays, which cover a broad range of topics and take a variety of approaches to those topics.
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The Dad Report Fathers Sons and Baseball Families

I didn't object—not because I agreed that McGwire and Sosa were “saving baseball,” as the magazine had it, but because I saw drug testing as a labor-management issue, a bargaining chip. To get the players' union to agree to testing, ...

Author: Kevin Cook

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393246018

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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An unforgettable look at how baseball families share our national pastime. Baseball honors legacies—from cheering the home team to breaking in an old glove handed down from father to son. In The Dad Report, award-winning sportswriter Kevin Cook weaves a tapestry of uplifting stories in which fathers and sons—from the sport's superstars to Cook and his own ball-playing father—share the game. Almost two hundred father-son pairs have played in the big leagues. Cook takes us inside the clubhouses, homes, and lives of many of the greats. Aaron Boone follows grandfather Bob, father Ray, and brother Bret to the majors—three generations of All-Stars. Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. strive to outdo their famous dads. Michael Jordan walks away from basketball to play minor-league baseball—to fulfill his father's dream. In visiting these legendary families, Cook discovers that ball-playing families are a lot like our own. Dan Haren regrets the long road trips that keep him from his kids. Ike Davis and his father, a former Yankee, debate whether Ike should pitch or play first base. Buddy Bell leads a generation of big-leaguers determined to open their workplace—the clubhouse—to their kids. Framing The Dad Report is the story of Kevin Cook's own father, Art Cook, a minor-league pitcher, a loveable rogue with a wicked screwball. In Art's later years, Kevin phoned him almost every night to talk baseball. They called those nightly conversations "the Dad Report." In time, Kevin came to see that these conversations were about much more than the game. That's what this book is about: the way fathers and sons talk baseball as a way of talking about everything—courage, fear, fun, family, morality, mortality, and how it's not whether you win or lose that counts, it's how you share the game.
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The Sporting Muse

An entire sub - category of baseball poetry is made up of poems that explore the relationship between fathers and sons , and , with increasing frequency , fathers and daughters . Roger Kahn argues , in fact , that baseball “ begins with ...

Author: Don Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786417676

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 171

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"This study demonstrates that a considerable body of sports poetry exists in American culture, and offers that poetry the serious analysis it deserves."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball 2d ed

It was found during a refurbishing of the area and an intensive search began to discover the name of the father and son. It was learned that the son was Pat O'Donnell, then a 47-year-old tavern owner. His father Big Joe had died in ¡966 ...

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617442

Category: Sports & Recreation

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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 119 photographs.
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Is This Heaven

FATHERS, SONS, AND BASEBALL The Field of Dreams has certainly become a favorite destination for movie buffs looking to extend their connection to a favorite film, for individuals looking for something simple in a hectic world, ...

Author: Brett Mandel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493057221

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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More than three decades ago, the film Field of Dreams made grown men cry with its tale of a son's quest to know his father through the magic of baseball. The mystical baseball field of that movie continues to attract thousands of visitors and here is the story of a make-believe place made real, its incredible lure, and its effect on the people who have stepped between its chalk lines.
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Human Behavior and the Social Environment Micro Level

Thousands of people from across the country came to watch or play baseball, many fathers and sons among them (Elmer, 2014). The crux of the story is that a struggling farmer who had a troubled relationship with his deceased father ...

Author: Katherine Van Wormer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190211110

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level draws on a resilience model to explore the dynamics of human behavior across the life span. Biological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions are covered. Illustrations and vignettes from social work, psychology, literature, philosophy, and current events highlight the turning points in our lives. Critical thinking questions are provided. The result is an essential book that bridges theory and practice in accordance with the 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards.
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Baseball has long been a shared memory for generations of fathers and sons. For some, it seems to run in the genes, and — y playing catch with junior today, is now a major league game. Some of baseball's most recognized fathers and sons ...





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The Influence of Star Trek on Television Film and Culture

His command style is very much like that of a Major League Baseball manager. The manager trains his team members to work ... In its secular form, baseball is used as a method of bonding for father and son. Benjamin and his son, Jake, ...

Author: Lincoln Geraghty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476612799

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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When the first season of Star Trek opened to American television viewers in 1966, the thematically insightful sci-fi story line presented audiences with the exciting vision of a bold voyage into the final frontiers of space and strange, new galactic worlds. Perpetuating this enchanting vision, the story has become one of the longest running and most multifaceted franchises in television history. Moreover, it has presented an inspiring message for the future, addressing everything from social, political, philosophical, and ethical issues to progressive and humanist representations of race, gender, and class. This book contends that Star Trek is not just a set of television series, but has become a pervasive part of the identity of the millions of people who watch, read and consume the films, television episodes, network specials, novelizations, and fan stories. Examining Star Trek from various critical angles, the essays in this collection provide vital new insights into the myriad ways that the franchise has affected the culture it represents, the people who watch the series, and the industry that created it.
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