By R. Scott Murphy
By R. Scott Murphy
By Human Kinetics,Rick Noren
Take the sphere and play ball! Softball Fundamentals can have you pitching, fielding, hitting, and baserunning like an skilled participant very quickly at all.
Learn to execute all of the game's key abilities correctly in the course of the concise guide and accompanying images offered for every approach. greater than forty eight gamelike drills will velocity your ability studying and enhance your functionality. you are going to additionally methods to follow your newfound talents in online game occasions and achieve an realizing of offensive and protecting strategies to get an aspect over your opponents.
Softball Fundamentals is tips to grasp the fundamentals of the game as you play. With this publication, you are going to make the correct play from the first actual day.
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By Mike Shalin,Joe Torre
By Gerald C. Wood
WINNER OF THE 2014 SEYMOUR MEDAL backed via the Society for American Baseball examine and finalist for 2014 SABR Larry Ritter Award
Though his pitching occupation lasted just a couple of seasons, Howard Ellsworth “Smoky Joe” wooden was once essentially the most dominating figures in baseball history—a guy many give some thought to the simplest baseball participant who's now not within the corridor of reputation. approximately his fastball, corridor of status pitcher Walter Johnson as soon as acknowledged: “Listen, mister, no guy alive can throw more durable than Smoky Joe Wood.”
Smoky Joe Wood chronicles the singular lifestyles befitting the sort of baseball legend. wooden acquired his begin impersonating a feminine at the nationwide Bloomer women group. A usual athlete, he pitched for the Boston crimson Sox at eighteen, received twenty-one video games and threw a no-hitter at twenty-one, and had a 34-5 checklist plus 3 wins within the 1912 international sequence, for a 1.91 period, whilst he used to be simply twenty-two. Then in 1913 wooden suffered devastating accidents to his correct hand and shoulder that compelled him to pitch in soreness for 2 extra years. After sitting out the 1916 season, he got here again as a switched over outfielder and performed one other 5 years for the Cleveland Indians sooner than retiring to educate the Yale college baseball team.
With info culled from interviews and relatives records, this biography, the 1st of this rugged participant of the Deadball period, brings to lifestyles one of many actual characters of baseball history.
By Jerold J. Duquette
Major League Baseball, by myself between industries of its measurement within the usa, operates as an unregulated monopoly. This 20th-century regulatory anomaly has turn into often called the baseball anomaly. significant League Baseball constructed right into a significant enterprise with no being topic to antitrust legal responsibility. lengthy after the interstate advertisement personality of baseball were confirmed or even well-known through the splendid court docket, baseball's monopoly remained loose from federal legislation. Duquette explains the baseball anomaly via connecting baseball's regulatory prestige to the bigger political surroundings, tracing the game's destiny via 4 diversified regulatory regimes. The constellation of institutional, ideological, and political components inside of every one regulatory regime offers the context for the survival of the baseball anomaly.
Duquette exhibits baseball's unregulated monopoly persists as a result of the confluence of institutional, ideological, and political elements that have avoided the repeal of baseball's antitrust exemption up to now. even if, either the institutional and ideological components are fading quick. Baseball's vendors can now not declare exact cultural importance in safeguard in their exemption. Nor can they credibly declare that the commissioner approach approximates govt rules successfully. either one of those suggestions were discredited via the exertions unrest of the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. Duquette presents a distinct standpoint on American regulatory politics, and through explaining a classy tale in finished prose, he has given researchers, coverage makers, and lovers a desirable examine the enterprise of baseball.
By Al Clark,Dan Schlossberg,Marty Appel
By Rod Cross
By Bill Nowlin
By Eldon L. Ham
By Branford McAllister