The Ultimate Minor League Baseball Road Trip: A Fan's Guide to AAA, AA, A, and Independent League Stadiums

The Ultimate Minor League Baseball Road Trip: A

An enthusiastic, irreverent, but exhaustive guidebook to all the stadiums of Minor League Baseball, following up on the success of the first Ultimate Baseball Road-Trip book, which was dedicated to Major League stadiums.  

  • Brand: Brand: Lyons Press
  • ASIN: 159921024X

The Independent Carolina Baseball League, 1936-1938: Baseball Outlaws

The Independent Carolina Baseball League, 1936-1938: Baseball

Shortly after the independent Carolina League was formed in 1936, officials of the National Association of Professional Baseball—which oversaw what was known as “organized baseball,” including the major leagues—began a campaign to destroy the league. The NAPB declared the Carolina League “outlaw” and blacklisted its players because their teams were pirating professionally-contracted ballplayers with the lure of higher wages, small-town hero worship and a career off-season. Backed into a corner, the Carolina League wore its “outlaw” label with a defiant swagger, challenging the all-powerful monopoly of organized professional baseball and its standard player contract. This complete history of the league reveals how it persevered through three tumultuous seasons, fueled by the tight-knit community spirit of North Carolina Piedmont textile towns. Over its three seasons of existence, the Carolina League attracted professional baseball players from all over the country and it gave the players control over their careers, setting a standard that was resisted until free agency was adopted in 1973.

  • ASIN: 0786423188

The Bus Leagues Experience: Minor League Baseball Through The Eyes Of Those Who Live It

The Bus Leagues Experience: Minor League Baseball Through

Since 2009, the writers of have interviewed more than thirty minor league players, coaches, executives, and writers. This compilation includes conversations with Royals prospects Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer, Blue Jays pitcher Kyle Drabek, writer Ben Hill, Minor League Baseball president Pat O'Conner, and many more!

  • Brand: Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ASIN: 1456506498

Sign Me!: The Undrafted Baseball Player's Guide to the Independent Leagues

Sign Me!: The Undrafted Baseball Player's Guide to

Sign Me! will show you how to utilize the Independent Professional Leagues to not only continue your career but also give yourself the best possible chances to become a big leaguer!

  • ASIN: 1798034093

The Story Behind the Nickname: The Origins of 100 Classic, Contemporary, and Wacky Minor League Baseball Team Names

The Story Behind the Nickname: The Origins of

Minor league baseball team names tell the stories of towns throughout North America. From amateur collegiate summer leagues all the way through affiliated Triple-A teams, whose players are on the brink of the Major Leagues, nicknames like T-Bones, Crosscutters, RubberDucks, Wingnuts, and Isotopes—to name just a few—are more than just whimsical, catchy brands. They carry significance unique to their local communities. This book explores the stories behind the nicknames of 100 baseball teams based on interviews with front-office personnel who chose the names and the designers who created the logos.

  • ASIN: 171887975X

Betting on Major League Baseball The Underdog Method

Betting on Major League Baseball The Underdog

The essence of any good baseball handicapping system is to find games to bet on that will result in long-term profits. In other words, finding overlays. The Underdog Method uses an approach to not only find these good bets, but does so by creating a money line that can be compared to the one offered by sports books. Author and sports gambler, Ken Osterman, explains this system in an easy-to-understand way, and then uses an entire day of baseball games as examples. Each game is handicapped per the rules of the Underdog Method, and then a betting line is created. This line is compared to a specific sports book's money line. It is then decided, based upon specific rules, whether a good bet exists or not. Although demonstrating the effectiveness of any betting system is limited in a book, the approach to Major League Baseball betting using the Underdog System is significantly different than the simple angles and methods seen elsewhere.The results using The Underdog Method, for the 2015 playoffs were impressive. All games were handicapped, both the American and National League games as well as the World Series. The Results:There were a total of 26 betsThere was an average price of +141.9 for all 26 wagers 13 wins and 13 lossesReturn on flat bet wagering was 19.81%

  • ASIN: 1515180646

Out of His League (Briarwood High Book 1)

Out of His League (Briarwood High Book

What's the first rule of reinventing yourself as a cool girl at a new school? Steer clear of your old crush.A new school means a fresh start. So long Ronnie Smith, invisible tomboy, and hello Veronica, popular new hottie. This is my chance to finally be seen....and kissed. Yeah, that's right. I've never been kissed. But I mean to change all that now that I'm starting over with a new look and attitude. The only problem? I'm not the only one from my old school who's transferred to Briarwood High. Drew Remi is here, too, and he's still the same wildly popular baseball star. He's also the only person who can ruin my new life. But he can only rat me out if he recognizes me...So, why am I so upset when he doesn't have a clue who I really am?

  • ASIN: B079TKM7R3

A Youngster's Guidebook of How to Play Baseball: Skills, Drills, Tips & Tricks

A Youngster's Guidebook of How to Play Baseball:

"Very age appropriate with the focal points and terminology...I think it's a great handbook for kids who are trying to learn the right approach to the game of baseball." --Sean Gabriel, Cuesta College BaseballThis guidebook begins with the basics of baseball and explains step-by-step approach to hitting, pitching, fielding, throwing mechanics and more. Designed to help the player approach the game more confidently with diagrams, illustrations to color-in, Word Search and Crossword Puzzles of baseball terminology. Tips on rules and game concepts, and drills to develop skills targeting individual level are included. Strategic tricks are offered by 'Coach' to play more competitive ball, build teamwork, and increase knowledge and understanding of the game to be a team leader. It's a graphically fun & interactive guidebook that will, in the end, generate the player's personal autobiography. They'll have it forever because the questions are about them and their game.Every player should have "A Youngster's Guidebook of How to Play Baseball" on their bookshelf--every coach will be glad they did.

  • ASIN: 151740648X

Coaching Kids and Parents: Baseball Fundamentals

Coaching Kids and Parents: Baseball

From Tball to Little League to High School baseball, thousand of parents support their kids in the sport. The challenge and frustration for so many parents lies in wanting to help their kids with the techniques of the game but often they lack the knowledge of baseball fundamentals themselves. Even many volunteer coaches don’t possess a comprehensive understanding of the basics nor does a coach have enough practice time to focus on complete skill development for each individual player. Parents recognize that it’s up to them to help their child develop these skills apart from team practice time, but how? Suitable to help players ages 6-18, Coaching Kids and Parents, Baseball Fundamentals is a simple step by step guide to the basics of baseball. It takes each position and technique and breaks each one down into an individual progression that is quickly learned by the parent or coach and easily taught. Take hitting for example, simplified into 4 parts: · Bat Selection · Grip · Stance · Swing Each part is then explained in short, easy to follow steps complete with photographs. In as little as 5 minutes any parent or coach can grasp the basic fundamentals of any position or technique and begin to coach it. You will learn the answers to these questions: Is the hitting stance cor...

  • ASIN: 1475033346

Baseball Scorebook: Stat Tracking - 119 Single Team Games

Baseball Scorebook: Stat Tracking - 119 Single Team

Are you going to a baseball game or keep stats for your team. This Scorebook is 119 pages of blank stat pages to be able to keep score the best way possible. Never forget a play, inning or even a pitch with a full stat scorebook for Baseball or Softball.

  • ASIN: 1723425850

A Unique Look at Big League Baseball - 2018: Unique History, Photos and Statistics through 2017

A Unique Look at Big League Baseball -

Unique History, Photos & Statistics through the 2017 season for ALL Baseball Fans. Used by broadcasters from 22 different MLB teams during the 2012-2017 seasons, as well as many broadcasters and sportwriters from ESPN, Comcast, etc., and thousands of baseball fans. ***** Jayson Stark, ESPN: "The greatest baseball record book ever! It hasn't been more than 6 inches from my possession since I got my hands on it." ***** Dave Van Horne, Miami Marlins broadcaster: "I couldn't imagine being without your book! I marvel at the detail and depth of subjects and history covered in your book...

  • ASIN: 1717078311

Going Yard: The Ultimate Guide For Major League Baseball Stadium Road Trips

Going Yard: The Ultimate Guide For Major League

UPDATED FOR THE 2018 BASEBALL SEASON! When Stan Fridstein and his son decided to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, they never realized how challenging it would be to find useful information that would help craft the most memorable experiences. There are hidden treasures in each stadium, like the 8 miles of zippers that connect the artificial turf in Toronto's Rogers Centre, the Primanti Steak Sandwich at Pittsburgh's PNC Stadium, the best team store in Major League Baseball at Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark, the lone red seat in the right field bleachers at Fenway Park where Ted Williams hit the longest home run in Boston history, and so much. Learn where to spend your non-baseball stadium time. The games are generally about 3 hours long...that leaves a lot of time for sports fans to explore the amazing sites and hidden treasures in the markets that house the MLB teams. When should you stay near the stadiums and when should you stay elsewhere? How do you secure special private ballpark tours? How do you plan the logistics of each trip? Where is the best food in each venue? Which seats do you want to avoid due to the sun or wind in certain stadiums? So many questions and there was no comprehensive, easy to follow resource available when Stan and his son began the...

  • ASIN: 1456318365

Major League Baseball: Revised Standings 2015 Season (Revised Baseball Standings by Year) (Volume 2)

Major League Baseball: Revised Standings 2015 Season (Revised

An innovative, in-depth system where the MLB playoff teams will be determined via democracy. Now there are 15 categories where teams can earn additional points if a player or the team is selected for the first 1/2 awards, the 2nd 1/2 awards or as a year end selection. Categories include Demolitions, Dominant saves; Dominant starting pitching, Top Defensive Plays, Saving the Best for Last and Top Comebacks among others. This book includes the current methods as well as details of the new rating system. It is informative and a major innovation in determining who will be selected for the playoffs!

  • ASIN: 1523756667

The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team [Includes a New Afterword]

The Only Rule Is It Has to Work:

What would happen if two statistics-minded outsiders were allowed to run a professional baseball team?It’s the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That’s what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read.We tag along as Lindbergh and Miller apply their number-crunching insights to all aspects of assembling and running a team, following one cardinal rule for judging each innovation they try: it has to work. We meet colorful figures like general manager Theo Fightmaster and boundary-breakers like the first openly gay player in professional baseball. Even José Canseco makes a cameo appearance.Will their knowledge of numbers help Lindbergh and Miller bring the Stompers a championship, or will they fall on their faces? Will the team have a competitive advantage or is the sport’s folk wisdom true after all? Will the players attract the attention of big-league scouts, or are t...

  • Brand: GRIFFIN
  • ASIN: 1250130905

Gloves, Sweat & Years -- Vol. I: La Crosse American Legion Junior League Baseball 1932 - 1953 and Beyond/Growing Up in La Crosse During the War Years 1939 - 1953

Gloves, Sweat & Years -- Vol. I: La

Volume one of a comprehensive, 100-plus year history of baseball in La Crosse, Wisconsin, with emphasis on American Junior Legion play and its impact on a patriotic, middle-American city.

  • ASIN: 1719406820
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