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The Old Ball Game

Author : Frank Deford
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In The Old Ball Game, Frank Deford, NPR sports commentator and Sports Illustrated journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history. At the turn of the twentieth century, Christy Mathewson was one of baseball's first superstars. Over six feet tall, clean cut, and college educated, he didn't pitch on the Sabbath and rarely spoke an ill word about anyone. He also had one of the most devastating arms in all of baseball. New York Giants manager John McGraw, by contrast, was ferocious. The pugnacious tough guy was already a star infielder who, with the Baltimore Orioles, helped develop a new, scrappy style of baseball, with plays like the hit-and-run, the Baltimore chop, and the squeeze play. When McGraw joined the Giants in 1902, the Giants were coming off their worst season ever. Yet within three years, Mathewson clinched New York City's first World Series for McGraw's team by throwing three straight shutouts in only six days, an incredible feat that is invariably called the greatest World Series performance ever. Because of their wonderful odd-couple association, baseball had its first superstar, the Giants ascended into legend, and baseball as a national pastime bloomed.

The Old Ball Game

Author : Mark Alvarez
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The Old Ball Game

Author : Mark Alvarez
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The Old Ball Game

Author : Tristram Potter Coffin
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There Goes The Old Ball Game

Author : Dick Poston
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The Old Ball Game

Author : Howard Burman
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At the Old Ball Game

Author : Christina Kirilo
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An old ballpark with patchy grass, old wood benches, torn up bases, broken lights and chain linked fences. It's the perfect place to play a classic game baseball. It's a story of the great game of baseball. An American past time where the boys get together at the park separate into two teams and hit the ball around. What could be more fun then a bat, ball and a glove?

The Old Ball Game

Author : John Thorn
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A portfolio of rare photographs recalls baseball's rough-and-tumble vintage era.

At the Old Ball Game

Author : Christina Helen Ann Kirilo
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An old ball park, with worn down patchy grass, wood benches, chained linked fences, torn up bases and broken lights. It's a story of the greatest game in the world: baseball. A group of boys get together at the ball park. Two teams Blue and Red come together play the game they love. The game is close. How will it end? Who will come out on top and be the hero?

That Old Ball Game

Author : Lawrence Kart
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Out at the Old Ball Game

Author : Bernie Bookbinder
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Initially appalled by his star player's revelation, the manager of the New York Gents decides to reveal his other gay players, recruit them into the first all-homosexual team, and show them how to turn derision into respect. IP.

The Student Writer

Author : Barbara Fine Clouse
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This rhetoric with readings offers a balanced emphasis on both the writing process and the final, written product. With the thought that students must learn to identify their own process, revision is emphasized with a range of strategies. Many procedures for idea generation, organizing, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading are presented within the context of the rhetorical modes as patterns for thought. Readings include both professsional and student essays.

Baseball and the Pursuit of Innocence

Author : Richard Skolnik
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Just when you thought everything had been written about baseball, along comes this remarkably fresh look at "the old ball game," together with a provocative series of inquiries that redirect our thinking about the game. Is baseball really like life? How does it reflect a more traditional moral universe? What is the current preoccupation with statistics doing to the game? Why is there so much talking and arguing in baseball? Does baseball consciously reenact the mythology of the Old West? in this sophisticated, literate, and thoroughly entertaining book, Richard Skolnik addresses these and many other intriguing questions while he explores the underlying tensions in the nation's pastime. On the surface, baseball seems to reflect old, unchanging, more innocent traditions--a harking back to a rural past, a simpler time. But how does that idealistic image jibe with the modern era of big-business baseball, where money considerations dominate, free-agency erodes established loyalties, and specialists are more common than players with all-around skills? Skolnik tellingly probes the symbols of baseball and examines the way the game is played and the way it is viewed and interpreted. As debate builds in the sports community over the future of the game, the consideration of these tensions takes on a special significance and even poignancy. Skolnik finds that perhaps even in its contradictions, baseball can still be interpreted as a living symbol and expression of America. But no baseball book should be too serious. Juicy quotations from the players, dramatic incidents, lively play-by-play accounts, and turn-of-the-century illustrations add spice and zest to a book that every thoughtful fan of baseball is certain to savor.

A Legend for the Legendary

Author : James A. Vlasich
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The origins of baseball are controversial. James A. Vlasich discusses the debates between two men intimately involved in nineteenth-century baseball, Henry Chadwick and Albert G. Spalding. Abner Graves of the Mills Commission claimed that Abner Doubleday had invented the game and he had done it in Cooperstown, New York. This claim was scrutinized at the time but the myth became etched into baseball history. Through the years, however, some critics have questioned the Mills Commission report. The problem is that the Baseball Hall of Fame is built on this shaky foundation. The lack of diligence on the part of Spalding’s self-appointed committee has led to a credibility gap for the baseball shrine that continues a half century after its dedication. Indeed, the story of the building of the Baseball Hall of Fame is filled with intrigue worthy of a political thriller.

The Listener

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Treasures

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California Treasures is a research-based reading and language arts program for Grades K-6 that: builds a lifelong love of reading through explicit systematic instruction coupled with time-honored classics, contemporary nonfiction, and rich literature; addresses the four key aspects of language arts every day: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; integrates print resources with digital resources providing teachers with options for teaching styles; offers an equitable parallel Spanish program, California Tesoros de lectura; follows California's revised English language development standards by incorporating the required English language support into the program and providing a complete English language development component to assist students transitioning into English.

My Take Out at the Old Ball Game

Author : Dave Hinrichs
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Prado was an ex-ballplayer whose promising career was cut short by an arm injury. Now he is an ex-con who has come up with an ingenious plan to rob the Redvale Phillies cash office, and if the plan requires some blood to be spilled, that is fine with Prado as long as it is not his own. The only problem is the double-crosses start flying around like baseballs in this story of greed, brutality and murder that will keep you turning the page until you reach the end of this gripping caper.

Big League Big Time

Author : Len Sherman
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Tells of the birth of the Phoenix-based major-league baseball franchise from the very beginning to opening day.

Sociology

Author : David M. Newman
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This third edition of Sociology features more ''visual essays'', more balanced presentation of micro and macro sociological perspectives and more material on the larger structures of society and their impact on social life.'

Baseball

Author : Robert Smith
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