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The Good the Bad the Ugly Philadelphia Phillies

Author : Todd Zolecki
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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Philadelphia Philliespresents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the Phillies. It also unmasks the bad, the regrettably awful, and the unflinchingly ugly. In an entertaining and unsparing fashion, author Todd Zolecki has written a book that sparkles with Phillies highlights, lowlights, wonderful and wacky memories, legends and goats, the famous, and the infamous. You'll relive the rapturous season of the Whiz Kids and the magical 2008 run to the World Series, but also the lows of the historically inept Phillies of the 1930s and the equally historic collapse of 1964. You'll celebrate the incredible majesty of a Mike Schmidt home run, but you'll lament the devastation of Mitch Williams' infamous gopher ball to Joe Carter.

The Good the Bad the Ugly Philadelphia Phillies

Author : Todd Zolecki
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A book augmented by archival images examines all the memorable, and forgettable, moments in Phillies baseball history by blending anecdotes and reveries from current and former Phillies and opposing players. Original.

Pee Wee Reese

Author : Glen Sparks
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Harold "Pee Wee" Reese may have been the most beloved Brooklyn Dodgers player of all time. During a 16-year career in the 1940s and 1950s, he delivered timely hits, made countless acrobatic defensive plays at shortstop, and stole hundreds of bases for clubs that won seven pennants and, in 1955, finally overcame the Yankees to win the World Series. Reese may be best remembered, however, for a gesture of solidarity. The year and the location vary with the telling, but witnesses agree on this crucial detail: During one of Jackie Robinson's early tours of the National League, as catcalls and racial taunts rained down on him, the Southern-born Reese draped an arm across the infielder's shoulder and stood alongside him, facing the crowd. In this first full-length biography of Reese, author Glen Sparks digs into Hall of Famer's life and career, his leadership both on and off the field, and the reasons that Brooklyn fans fell in love with the Boys of Summer.

Baseball Team Names

Author : Richard Worth
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Professional baseball is full of arcane team names. The Los Angeles Dodgers, for instance, owe their nickname to the trolley tracks that honeycombed Brooklyn in the early 1880s. (Residents were “trolley dodgers.”) From the Negro Leagues, there were the Pittsburgh Crawfords (sponsored early by the Crawford Bath House and Recreation Center); from the minors, the Tucson Waddies (slang for cowboy) and, later, the Montgomery Biscuits (for the would-be concessions staple); from overseas, the Adelaide, Australia, Bite (a shark reference but also a pun for bight) and the Bussum, Netherlands, Mr. Cocker HCAW (the sponsoring restaurant chain, followed by the acronym for the official team name, Honkbalclub Allan Weerbaar). This comprehensive reference book explains the nicknames of thousands of major and minor league franchises, Negro League and early independent black clubs, and international teams—from 1869 through 2011.

The Baseball Bibliography

Author : Myron J. Smith
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"With over 57,000 entries, this two-volume set is the most comprehensive non-electronic, non-database, print bibliography on any American sport. Represented here are books and monographs, scholarly papers, government documents, doctoral dissertations, masters' theses, poetry and fiction, novels, pro team yearbooks, college and professional All-Star Game and World Series programs, commercially produced yearbooks, and periodical and journal articles"--Provided by publisher.

Who s Who Among African Americans

Author : Gale Group
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Chronicles the achievements of over twenty-one thousand African Americans.

Doc

Author : Todd Zolecki
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Nobody's baseball story is like Roy Halladay's. He was born and raised to be a superstar. He was a first-round draft pick in 1995. He nearly threw a no-hitter in his second big-league start in 1998. But two years later, Halladay suffered arguably the worst season by any pitcher in baseball history. He was months away from being out of the game. Hall of Fame pitchers do not struggle like that. But Halladay vowed to change. He altered his pitching mechanics and rewired his brain to become one of the greatest pitchers of all time. How did Doc do it? Doc: The Life of Roy Halladay tells the remarkable story; based on more than 100 interviews with Halladay's family, friends, managers, coaches, teammates, and competitors, including extensive interviews with his wife, Brandy; comprehensive archival research; and previously unpublished commentary from Halladay himself. Doc not only tells the story of Halladay's illustrious baseball career in Toronto and Philadelphia, but his hard-driven adolescence, his lifelong personal struggles, and his motivation to pay forward the knowledge and philosophies that helped him achieve baseball greatness before his tragic death in 2017. This essential biography is a testimonial for baseball players and pitchers from high school to the big leagues still searching for their path to excellence, like Halladay. It's also a celebration and a profound exploration of a generational pitcher and a beloved teammate, friend, and family man.

The Californians

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Who s who Among African Americans

Author : Ashyia N. Henderson
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Devoted to recording the scope of African American achievement, reference provides biographical and career details on more than 20,000 notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and more. An obituary section contains fully updated entries for listees who have died since the previous edition.

Who s Who Among African Americans

Author : Kristin B. Mallegg
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Chronicles the achievements of over twenty-one thousand African Americans.