Baseball s Longest Games

M.i Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—6/9/1960* Giants 7 Phillies 6 in 2:36, rain delay 1:28 bottom 4th, 2nd rain delay 3:32 also bottom 4th 4 ...

Author: Philip J. Lowry

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457342

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 370

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Baseball is the only major team sport that doesn’t feature a clock, and there’s a familiar saying among fans that as long as outs remain, the game can, theoretically, go on forever. Every now and again, it nearly does, as author Phil Lowry demonstrates. The product of more than four decades of research, this book catalogs baseball games from around the world and throughout history that lasted 20 or more innings, stretched five or more hours, or ended after 1:00 am. Lowry also examines probability models to predict how often games of unusual length will occur.
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More than Beards Bellies and Biceps

Many of Hall's zany acts have wound up as Vet Stadium promotions over the years. “I was pitching Bill Giles an idea for a circus night at the Vet,” Hall ...

Author: Bob Gordon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613214473

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Stubble scruffed up their chins. Tobacco wads ballooned their cheeks. The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies had the look of a slow-pitch softball team itching to kick some serious butt. They did kick butt, too, on and off the field. “They lived the life of professional baseball players as fully as it can be done,” manager Jim Fregosi said. Though they weren’t a photogenic bunch, their mugs were everywhere, on Baseball Today, on David Letterman, and on Saturday Night Live. Even President Clinton quipped about them. The newly revised edition of Robert Gordon’s and Tom Burgoyne’s More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies tells the complete story of this gang of baseball throwbacks that quickly seduced the hometown fans. By season’s end they had won over the rest of the country, too. America’s Most Wanted Team became America’s Team in a heart-thumping World Series against Toronto. The ’93 Phils drew more spectators than any other Philadelphia franchise in the city’s century-and-a-quarter of professional sports. More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps offers the story of a team that burned the candle at both ends and lit up a city like a firecracker.
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Phillies Journal 1888 2008 History of Baseball Phillies in Prose and Limerick

Somehow it seems a fitting end to our memories of Veterans Stadium. Sunday, September, 28, 2003, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Atlanta – 5, ...

Author: Max Blue

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781608601905

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 552

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Do you like baseball? Are you an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan? Get ready to laugh out loud as writer Max Blue pays homage to what he refers to as the "baseball gods" and his beloved Phillies. With wit and insight, Blue delivers a jam-packed account of milestones, rundowns, and nearly 1,000 limericks regaling the team, its players and legendary games. Relive the glory days when the Phillies faced off with the Boston Red Sox in the World Series of 1915. Blue will take you out to the ballgame and you'll be glad you took this nostalgic journey to what he describes as "a mystical love for this green field in the sun." A retired scientist, Max Blue currently lives, works, eats and sleeps baseball. He resides with his wife, the luminous Liddy, in New Jersey, a mere 20-minute ride to Citizens Bank Park, where the Phillies play in south Philadelphia. He has four children and five grandchildren.
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Philly Sports

ChRiStophER thRESton No one loved Veterans Stadium. When ESPN.com asked its readers in the early 2000s for their opinions on the worst stadium in baseball, ...

Author: Ryan Swanson

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557281876

Category: History

Page: 334

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Not distributed; available at Arkansas State Library.
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The Old Man from Leftfield

Arizona Diamondbacks - Veterans Stadium - Sat. August 25, 2001. ... Florida Marlins - Veterans Stadium - Saturday September 22, 2001.

Author: Neil McKee

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496945358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 714

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When I was a kid in the late 1950s, while I was a student at Paoli Elementary School, I read the famous children's book that talks about the Kid from Leftfield. Also around that time, I always said to myself, "What is it going to be like in the year 2000? I'll be fifty years old!" I couldn't comprehend being that old; the thought of it scared me, and I'd probably be in a wheelchair or something worse. I bet a lot of people my age thought the same thing. This is the story of what that kid did when he reached the age of fifty.
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Billboard

... DMB began playing scattered stadium dates, and last year the band played four stadiums, including a three-night stand at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium ...

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
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Echoes

Thursday 2 June CONCERT Veterans Stadium , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA Set list : ' Astronomy Dominé ' / ' Learning To Fly ' / ' What Do You Want From ...

Author: Glenn Povey

Publisher: Mind Head Publishing

ISBN: 0955462401

Category: Rock groups

Page: 368

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From their gigs in tiny church halls to multimillion-selling albums--"The Dark Side" "of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," and the rock opera "The Wall"--and elaborate stadium shows, this tome celebrates legendary rock band Pink Floyd. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and rare graphic memorabilia, including posters, advertisements, handbills, and tickets from every era of the band's remarkable history, this survey provides a comprehensive overview of the group, its members, and the times. In addition to a biographical account of the band's collective and individual careers--from their pre-Floyd times in the early 1960s to the present day and their music's evolution from psychedelic and space rock to progressive rock genres--this definitive reference presents a meticulously researched chronological listing of every Pink Floyd and solo concert with set lists, radio and television appearances, and a UK and U.S. discography.
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Veterans Stadium

Almost 100 photographs and Rich Westcott's yarns make Veterans Stadium the one book that will help Philadelphians—and Philadelphia visitors—remember thirty years of their history.

Author: Rich Westcott

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592134281

Category: History

Page: 217

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Veterans Stadium was the outdoor sports and concert capital of Philadelphia from 1971 until its televised demolition in 2004. At its best, "The Vet" spawned two of the greatest moments in the city's sports history—Tug McGraw's 1980 strikeout of Willie Wilson to win the World Series and the Eagles thrashing of the Dallas Cowboys to clinch their first Super Bowl bid. At its worst, it saw fans pelt Santa Claus with snowballs and the opening of an in-stadium branch of Philadelphia municipal court to deal with rowdy Eagles fans. Part of a look-alike generation of all-purpose stadiums erected around the country, the Vet took on its own personality over the years. For all its deficiencies, it left fans loving it in the way they loved their own families—warts and all. Almost 100 photographs and Rich Westcott's yarns make Veterans Stadium the one book that will help Philadelphians—and Philadelphia visitors—remember thirty years of their history.
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Philadelphia Eagles The

Veterans. Stadium. Years. 1971–1996. With the emergence of Philadelphia as a ... However, the beloved Veterans Stadium would soon become notorious for ...

Author: Brian Michael, Andrew Palagruto and Andrew Weicker

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467107112

Category: History

Page: 128

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The history of the Philadelphia Eagles spans multiple championships, many more near misses, and a cast of characters both on and off the field. The passion of the game has flowed through the veins of generations of Philadelphians, and this book details the history of the Eagles from a unique fan perspective. Compiled from more than two dozen sources, The Philadelphia Eagles features rarely seen archival and personal photographs, including ones from Pete Pihos, Vince Papale, Upton Bell, Ed Mahan, and fans across the Delaware Valley.
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Stadium Financing and Franchise Relocation Act of 1999

My problem with building new stadiums is , who is going to repay me for the ... and the construction and infrastructure improvements in Veterans Stadium ?

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

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ISBN: PSU:000046313225

Category: Baseball

Page: 151

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Baseball s Ultimate Power

On May 16 at Veterans stadium, Luzinski connected off a Burt Hooton knuckleball, and smashed it to dead center field. In keeping with their hometown roots, ...

Author: Bill Jenkinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762477

Category: Sports & Recreation

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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.
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Discover The Secret Room At Vet Stadium

The Secret Apartment is a memoir presented as a collection of short stories Though fanciful, these are true stories based on actual events. The author writes -"This is not the product of my imagination. I didn't have to make anything up.

Author: Major McClenahan

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ISBN: 9798586369314

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Page: 128

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Veterans Stadium is home to the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles from 1971 to 2003. The giant arena, which looked like a concrete donut, was notorious for its unwelcoming atmosphere and terrible astroturf field. The Reveal of Secret Apartment is an unintended memoir from the author who live on the ground level of Veterans Stadium, beneath the slope of the 300-level seats, in left field from October 2nd, 1979 until the last day of 1981. His apartment was on the 200-level concourse in what had originally been intended to be a novelty stand. The Secret Apartment is a memoir presented as a collection of short stories Though fanciful, these are true stories based on actual events. The author writes -"This is not the product of my imagination. I didn't have to make anything up. I didn't have to and everything presented is both true and correct.I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I enjoyed living them."
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Ballparks

Fan misbehavior at Veterans Stadium was so rampant that the city was forced to open a police precinct and jail inside the stadium, a first for a pro sports ...

Author: Eric Enders

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780760365304

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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If you love baseball and the venerable stadiums its played in, you need this definitive history and guide to Major League ballparks of the past, present, and future. With a tear-out checklist to mark ballparks you’ve visited and those on your bucket list, Ballparks takes you inside the histories of every park in the Major Leagues, with hundreds of photos, stories, and stats about: Storied parks like Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Dodger Stadium Fan favorites AT&T Park, Camden Yards, PNC Park, Safeco Field, and so much more Forgotten treasures like Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, and all five parks of the Detroit Tigers New stadiums like the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, the Minneapolis Twins’ Target Field, and New York’s Yankee Stadium and Citifield More than 40 other major league parks that tell the story of the national pastime through the lens of the fields the players call home No baseball fan's collection is complete without this up-to-date tome.
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Scapegoats

With Philadelphia leading 12-7 , Veterans Stadium fans began chanting the team theme song " Whoomp ! ( There It Is ) . " The Blue Jays scored two runs in ...

Author: Christopher Bell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648022X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Everyone wants to be able to perform well at important moments, especially in the world of sports, where both team and individual efforts are necessary for success. A person who does well for the team is praised for his or her contributions. But when the team suffers a loss, especially at a key point in the season, one person is often blamed for it even though the team is just as responsible. This work considers baseball players whose careers have been defined and misrepresented by one moment in which they botched a play, costing their teams an important victory (often a pennant or World Series win), and ever since have taken most of the blame for the team's breakdown. It covers Fred Merkle, whose controversial failure to tag second base after a game-winning single lost the pennant for the Giants in 1908; Fred Snodgrass whose dropped fly ball contributed to the Red Sox's second championship in the 1912 series; Mickey Owen, whose passed ball resulted in the Dodgers losing Game 4 of the 1941 World Series to the Yankees; Ralph Branca, who delivered one of the most talked about home runs in history to Bobby Thomson in the 1951 NLCS; Mike Torrez, whose home run pitch to Bucky Dent was the final, improbable event in the Sox' great collapse of '78; Tom Niedenfuer, whose blown save in the 1985 NLCS cost the Dodgers the pennant; Donnie Moore, the California Angels pitcher remembered for giving up a home run in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS; Bill Buckner, whose E-3 caused him to be blamed for the Red Sox's World Series loss in 1986; and Mitch Williams, blamed for his three-run home run pitch to Joe Carter in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series that lost the world championship for the Phillies.
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Roadside Baseball The Locations of America s Baseball Landmarks

The Vet also hosted the annual Army-Navy football game 17 times, first in 1976 and last in 2001 ... Left: The former site of Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia.

Author: Chris Epting

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 9781595807915

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

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Capturing such quintessentially American pastimes as baseball and road trips in one fascinating work, the updated and expanded third edition of Chris Epting’s Roadside Baseball chronicles more than 500 important events in baseball history with detailed descriptions of the event and information on each location. Packed with historical data, trivia, photographs, and baseball lore, entries include the birthplaces of baseball legends, ballparks, museums and halls of fame, final resting places, and many locations that are no longer standing. From out-of-the-way spots to the most popular stadiums in the U.S. and Canada, no site is too small or insignificant to be included in this comprehensive guide. The third edition of Roadside Baseball includes hundreds of newly discovered landmarks, including the former locations of stadiums that have been torn down since the last edition of the book (Yankee stadium, Shea stadium, Tiger stadium, etc.), information on the Negro Leagues Baseball Marker project which has placed headstones around the country to honor forgotten African-American ballplayers, new exhibits at existing MLB parks, and suggested daytrip itineraries located near your favorite stadiums. Other new entries include the actual diamond used for the classic film, The Sandlot; the exact location where Mickey Mantle’s legendary 565-foot blast landed; the baseball field in Orange County, California where many believe Babe Ruth hit the longest home run of his career against the great Walter Johnson (along with extremely rare photos of Ruth both batting and pitching during that very game); the newly marked location in Kekionga, Indiana where the first major league game was played in 1871; all 29 markers along the new “Hot Springs Baseball Trail” celebrating baseball history in Arkansas; and Heckscher Fields in Central Park, New York, where Larry David’s softball team played in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusisam.” Entries from the previous edition include the Buckminster Hotel in Boston, where the Black Sox planned their fix of the 1919 World Series; the original little league field and museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; the birthplace of Jackie Robinson; the place where Mickey Mantle was discovered by a scout from the New York Yankees; and the site of the original Wrigley Field, erected in Los Angeles in 1925. The third edition of Roadside Baseball is the most comprehensive book ever written on the locations of baseball landmarks, and the perfect gift for baseball fans of all ages!
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The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate

Veterans Stadium . ... The Vet was who we were , at a time when Philadelphia wore its reputation on its beerand - blood - soaked sleeve .

Author: Glen Macnow

Publisher: B B& A Publishers

ISBN: 0975441914

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Following upon the success of the The Great Philadelphia Fan Book. Glen Macnow and Philadelphia's No. 1 sports-talk personality-Angelo Cataldi-have combined to give us The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate. It's sure to strike another nerve with Philadelphia's sports fans; the most loyal, long suffering, vociferous, in-the-blood, in your face sports fan in America! This time, Glen and Angelo get smack-dab in the middle of the controversies that always abound when sports fans get together. Whether it be in the taproom, or in the living room watching their favorite sport on TV. Who's the best this? What was the greatest that? These debates have been with us as long as sports have been played, and will continue to be.
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Harry the K

The Phillies' new venue was named Veterans Stadium by the Philadelphia City Council in 1968, in honor of the veterans of all wars.

Author: Randy Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762440344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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To Philadelphia Phillies fans, he was the soundtrack of summer. To millions of football fans across America, he was the "Voice of the NFL." And as open and giving as Harry Kalas was throughout his professional and personal life, there are countless layers of the man that have remained unknown . . . until now. Author Randy Miller interviewed more than 160 people -- including all of Harry's surviving family, many of his close friends from childhood to present, numerous colleagues from baseball and the NFL, and even Harry's longtime personal psychologist -- to craft a loving and shockingly honest portrayal of one of the most celebrated broadcasters in the history of sports. With incredible details from all phases of his life -- from his upbringing in the Chicago suburbs, to his Hall of Fame broadcasting career in baseball, to his ubiquitous voiceover work with the NFL, to his personal vices for drinking and women, to his legendary friendship with Richie "Whitey" Ashburn, to his ongoing feud with on-air partner Chris Wheeler -- Harry the K: The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalas will surprise, delight, and enlighten all fans of the man they called "Harry the K."
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The Voices of Baseball

VETERANS STADIUM While it took almost 19 years from proposal to completion, Veterans Sta- dium lasted almost twice that long as the home of the same-name, ...

Author: Kirk McKnight

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244481

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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With careers spanning two to three times that of an average player, baseball’s best broadcasters have no shortage of history to offer. They have witnessed opening days, no hitters, slugfests, and perfect games, all from arguably the best seats in the house. From former Baltimore Orioles announcer Jon Miller calling Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st straight game, to Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione witnessing the “Curse of the Babe” being lifted the night Boston won its first World Series in eighty-six years, broadcasters know their clubs, their stadiums, and their teams in a way that no one else can. In The Voices of Baseball: The Game's Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America's Pastime, Kirk McKnight provides an in-depth look at each of Major League Baseball’s thirty ballparks from the perspectives of the game’s longest-tenured storytellers. These broadcasters share their fondest memories from the booth, what makes their ballparks unique, and even how their ballparks’ structural features have impacted games. Thirty-three of today’s broadcasters—from “newbie” Brian Anderson to sixty-five-year veteran Vin Scully—pay tribute not only to the edifices that host their broadcasting craft but also to their predecessors, such as Harry Caray and Red Barber, who influenced and inspired them. With decades of broadcasting between them, their stories encapsulate some of Major League Baseball’s greatest moments. Generations of baseball fans—from the veteran who witnessed Joe DiMaggio coming back from World War II to the son or daughter going through the gate’s turnstiles for the first time—will all enjoy the historic and triumphant moments shared by some of the game’s greatest broadcasters in The Voices of Baseball.
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So You Think You re a Philadelphia Phillies Fan

Veterans Stadium opened its doors on April 10, 1971, against the Montreal Expos and ... Here are a few interesting notes about The Vet: • A replica of the ...

Author: Scott Butler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781683580041

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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So You Think You’re a Philadelphia Phillies Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Phillies baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the great Phillies players and coaches of the past and present, from Grover Alexander to Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning, Dick Allen, Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Garry Maddox, Jamie Moyer, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: Which former Phil has the highest WAR in team history? Who holds the longest hitting streak (36 games) in team history? Which pitcher holds the records for most complete games and hits allowed? In what year were the team records set for hits, total bases, and runs scored? In what year was the team record set for home runs allowed? Who was the last Phillies pitcher to win the Cy Young Award? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Phils!
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Team Turnarounds

“I'll always remember the day I actually bought the team, the facilities, sight unseen,” Lurie says, “I mean, I knew about Veterans Stadium, but I really ...

Author: Joe Frontiera

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118239087

Category: Business & Economics

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How any manager can turn a struggling team into business champs In today’s uncertain economic environment, teams are asked to do more with less. With resources stretched thin, turning around a struggling team has never been harder, and managers must work to identify and maximize whatever potential strengths a team already has. As sports fans already know, behind every great underdog story is a leader who roots out the competitive advantage that will propel the team to victory. In Team Turnarounds, Joe Frontiera and Dan Leidl share how this fine art of the turnaround really works, from how to inspire the team to the actual tools for change. Through interviews with team managers and turnaround masters in the NFL, MLB, and the NCAA, as well as managers at top global firms who have successfully reversed their fortunes, they show the six steps every team takes to make a 180 in their performance. • Presents a six-step model for turnarounds in any organization, based on the authors’ extensive research with owners and general managers of sport franchises in the MLB, NFL, and NBA • Features first-hand accounts of sport turnarounds, from the legendary worst-to-first story of Bill Polian and the Indianapolis Colts to Jeffrey Lurie’s efforts to transform the Philadelphia Eagles • Offers behind-the-scenes accounts of effective turnarounds at major organizations like Dominos Pizza, Juniper Networks, iContact, and the Broadway play, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark No matter how bad the circumstances, how awful the performance, or how far shares have plummeted, Team Turnarounds shows how any organization can make the climb back up to the top.
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