Heads-Up Baseball

Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time
Author: Ken Ravizza,Tom Hanson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781570280214
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 9529
"This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills which help speed you to your full potential."---Dave Winfield What does it mean to play heads-up baseball? A heads-up player has confidence in his ability, keeps control in pressure situations, and focuses on one pitch at a time. His mental skills enable him to play consistently at or near his best despite the adversity baseball presents each day. "My ability to fully focus on what I had to do on a daily basis was what made me the successful player I was. Sure I had some natural ability, but that only gets you so far. I think I learned how to focus; it wasn't something that I was necessarily born with." -- Hank Aaron "Developing and refining my mental game has played a critical role in my success in baseball. For years players have had to develop these skills on their own. This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills that will help speed you toward your full potential." -- Dave Winfield

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393073491
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1008
View: 3707
The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

Baseball's Most Wanted™ II

The Top 10 Book of More Bad Hops, Screwball Players, and Other Oddities
Author: Floyd Conner
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612340377
Category: Humor
Page: 272
View: 2601
Collects unusual facts and records connected to major league baseball players throughout history.

Black Baseball's Last Team Standing

The Birmingham Black Barons, 1919-1962
Author: William J. Plott
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476636036
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 345
View: 6836
 The Birmingham Black Barons were a nationally known team in baseball’s Negro leagues from 1920 through 1962. Among its storied players were Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Willie Mays, and Mule Suttles. The Black Barons played in the final Negro Leagues World Series in 1948 and were a major drawing card when barnstorming throughout the United States and parts of Canada. This book chronicles the team’s history and presents the only comprehensive roster of the hundreds of men who wore the Black Barons uniform.

Heads Up!

Sports Devotions for All-Star Kids
Author: David Branon
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310725453
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 320
View: 5193
Sports Spectrum’s Dave Branon hits a home run when he brings together the worlds of faith and sports to create this unique devotional designed just for young sports fanatics. Heads Up! uses stories of athletes and sporting events to inspire faith and achievement in kids, ages 8 and up. Each day’s devotions includes: A “game plan”—verse for the day and a “playbook assignment”—a short Scripture passage. “On the chalkboard”—final thoughts In addition to great devotions, you’ll also find scattered throughout birthdays of some well-known athletes, sports tips, and rare facts & figures. With all the challenges that kids face today, Heads Up! is a great inspirational book for the young all-star kid.

High and Inside

Author: Jeff Rud
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554694787
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 180
View: 7416
Fresh from a thrilling basketball season playing for the varsity team, Matt is looking forward to a new challenge: baseball. The South Side team seems to be strong this year, if only Matt can control his fear of being hit by an errant pitch. But when Matt's friend, Jake, the team's star, falls in with the wrong crowd, the entire season, not to mention their long-standing friendship, seems to be on the line.

Head-To-Head Baseball

Ken Griffey, Junior and Frank Thomas
Author: John Rolfe
Publisher: Sports Illustrated Books
ISBN: 9781886749108
Category: African Americans
Page: 144
View: 1510
Biographies of Ken Griffey, Jr. of the Seattle Mariners and Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox.

The New England League

A Baseball History, 1885-1949
Author: Charlie Bevis
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786431598
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 317
View: 4992
"This book delves into the history of the New England League, whose years of operation spanned six decades during the early years of minor league baseball. Author Charlie Bevis explores the complex ties to the regional economy, especially to the textile i

Zen in der Kunst des Bogenschiessens

Author: Eugen Herrigel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596160976
Page: 191
View: 9480
Verlagsinfo: Zen in der Kunst des Bogenschießens wurde für viele Leser zu einem Schlüsselerlebnis. Wer das Geheimnis der kunstlosen Kunst des Bogenschießens beherrscht, der entdeckt auch die Kunst des Lebens. Der Zen-Weg, das Buch, das die Eigenart des Zen, seine meditative Praxis, seine Beziehung zu den Künsten und seine Bedeutung für den Westen behandelt, gehört zu den inspirierendsten Schriften der Zen- Literatur aus westlicher Feder. - Eugen Herrigel, geboren 1884 in Lichtenau bei Kehl, gestorben 1955 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. 1924 folgte der in Heidelberg lehrende Philosoph dem Ruf an die Universität in Sendai, Japan. Die Begegnung mit dem Zen-Buddhismus sollte sein Leben grundlegend verändern und ihn nach seiner Rückkehr nach Deutschland (1929, an die Universität Erlangen) zum entscheidenden Wegbereiter dieser Denkweise und Lebensauffassung im Westen werden lassen.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780810379398
Category: Trademarks
Page: 1412
View: 4233

The 2002 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards

Author: Bob Lemke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780873493093
Category: Baseball cards
Page: 1696
View: 2062
More than 450,000 listings and 600,000 prices make this the most comprehensive price and identification guide for baseball cards ever published. Collectors can identify and evaluate virtually any baseball card and select collectibles. The alphabetical index helps users easily and quickly find specific cards.

Brief Points

Author: Ross H. MacKenzie
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612511783
Category: History
Page: 216
View: 9025
The Naval Academy's culture is a unique and sometimes baffling phenomenon to the outside world, but with this newly updated guide in hand relatives and friends of midshipmen will find answers to all the questions they might have about Academy life. Since it was first published more than a decade ago, parents have relied on the almanac for insights into their sons' and daughters' experiences at Annapolis. Now the son of the original author has taken on the responsibility of bringing the popular reference up to date. An Academy graduate, active duty naval officer, and former English instructor at the Academy, the younger Mackenzie makes full use of his intimate knowledge of Annapolis to fill in the gaps. Along with the latest facts on car ownership, dating policies, athletic requirements, and disciplinary demands, you'll now find a useful guide to Internet resources. A midshipman profile and a dictionary of "Midspeak" completes the picture in a book whose title recalls the midshipmen's own manual, Reef Points, but extends its concept for outsiders seeking practical information about the Academy, the Navy, and Annapolis. Prospective applicants, graduates, newcomers to the USNA staff, and visitors seeking a memento will also be attracted to this useful guide.

Boys' Life Treasury

A Selection of the Best Stories and Articles from Boys' Life, the Official Publication of the Boy Scouts of America
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Short stories
Page: 480
View: 8537

The New Baseball Reader

More Favorites from the Fireside Books of Baseball
Author: Charles Einstein
Publisher: New York : Viking
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 459
View: 4785
An anthology of seventy fiction and non-fiction pieces on baseball includes Robert Creamer on Babe Ruth, John Lardner on Bobo Newsome, and other works by Roger Angell, Zane Grey, Garrison Keillor, and William Kennedy

Watching Baseball, Seeing Philosophy

The Great Thinkers at Play on the Diamond
Author: Raymond Angelo Belliotti
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786433035
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 198
View: 8133
"Ted Williams breathes life into Camus' Sisyphus; Billy Martin's competitiveness recalls Niccolo Machiavelli's take on politics; Satchel Paige echoes wisdom Marcus Aurelius; and DiMaggio's personality cry out for resolution that Nietzsche's doctrine of pe

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843704457
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 2379
Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards

Author: Bob Lemke
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873419369
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 1661
View: 5464
Identifies and provides prices for thousands of baseball cards and collectibles.

Educational Film Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher: N.A
Category: Motion pictures
Page: N.A
View: 7003

The Great American Novel

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446401049
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 6700
The Ruppert Mundys, once the greatest baseball team in America, are now in a terminal decline, their line-up filled with a disreputable assortment of old men, drunks and even amputees. Around them baseball itself seems to be collapsing, brought down by a bizarre mixture of criminality, stupidity, and The Great Communist Conspiracy, aimed at the very heart of the American way of life. In this hilarious and wonderfully eccentric novel Philip Roth turns his attention to one of the most beloved of all American rituals: baseball. Players, tycoons and the paying public are all targets as Roth satirises the dense tapestry of myths and legends that have grown up around The Great American Pastime.