The Dodgers Encyclopedia

The Dodgers Encyclopedia
Author: William McNeil
Publsiher: Sports Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2000-09
ISBN: 9781582613161
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dodgers Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The Dodgers Encyclopedia is the definitive book on Los Angeles and Brooklyn Dodgers baseball. It traces the history of one of Major League Baseball's most successful organizations, from the misty beginnings of its predecessors in rural Brooklyn more than 140 years ago, through their formative years in the major leagues, as a member of the American Association from 1884 through 1889, to a full-fledged representative of the National League since 1890. It covers the exciting and oftenzany years in Brooklyn through 1957, as well as a long and successful sojourn in Southern California during the last half of the 20th century.

The Dodgers

The Dodgers
Author: Glenn Stout
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0618213554
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dodgers Book Excerpt:

Traces the rich sports legacy of the Dodgers, from their origins in Brooklyn in 1884 to the present day, detailing such key events as the series of pennant races in the 1940s and 1950s and Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series.

A Day in the Season of the Los Angeles Dodgers

A Day in the Season of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Author: Tom Zimmerman
Publsiher: SP Books
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780944007891
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Day in the Season of the Los Angeles Dodgers Book Excerpt:

Briefly traces the history of the Dodgers, describes what goes on at the stadium on the day of a game, and shares the comments of fans, players, front office people, and those who work at the stadium

Dodgers

Dodgers
Author: Jim Alexander
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2022-07-20
ISBN: 1476645779
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dodgers Book Excerpt:

In the 1880s, a Brooklyn baseball manager plotted to steal pitching signs and alert batters with a hidden electrical wire. In 1951, the Brooklyn Dodgers were robbed of a pennant via a sign-stealing scheme involving a center field office, a telescope and a button connected to the bullpen phone. In 2017, the Los Angeles Dodgers were robbed of a World Series championship via a sign-stealing system involving a TV camera, a monitor, a trash can and a bat. History has often repeated itself around the Dodgers franchise. From their beginnings as the Brooklyn Atlantics to their move from Flatbush to L.A. and into the 21st Century, the Dodgers have seen heartbreaking losses and stirring triumphs, broken the color barrier, turned the game into a true coast-to-coast sport and produced many Hall of Famers, This is their story.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers
Author: Mark Langill
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780738528717
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Los Angeles Dodgers Book Excerpt:

Sandy Koufax. Don Drysdale. Maury Wills. Steve Garvey. Don Sutton. Fernando Valenzuela. Tommy Lasorda. Shawn Green. Eric Gagne. Since 1958, names like these have made the Los Angeles Dodgers into one of baseball's most successful and envied teams. Over the years, the team has won an astonishing nine National League championships and five World Series.Some familiar faces from their Brooklyn roots, including Gil Hodges and Duke Snider, led the Dodgers to their first championship at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1959; and a sparkling new Dodger Stadium featured the 1960s-era stars of Drysdale, Koufax, and Wills. The 1970s brought a record-setting infield and a Big Blue Wrecking Crew, led by manager Lasorda who claimed to "bleed Dodger blue." The 1980s placed the spotlight on "Fernandomania" and Kirk Gibson's World Series home run, which was later voted "the Greatest Moment in Southern California sports history." The team also heralded a new era of international players into the ranks of the major leagues, thanks to Valenzuela and later to Hideo Nomo, who made a successful transition from Japan to the Dodgers in 1995.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia

The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia
Author: Richard J. Shmelter
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2017-11-20
ISBN: 0786473401
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Over the past 60 seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers have risen to the pinnacle of Major League Baseball, winning 21 National League pennants and 6 World Series titles. Amid the backdrop of Hollywood glitz and glamor, the iconic franchise owes its consistent success to the talents and efforts of many. This encyclopedia provides stats and biographical details for all of them. Sections cover the 1958-2016 seasons, influential players and executives, Dodgers traditions, and season and career records. An all-time player roster and list of all-time managers are included.

Dodgers Past Present

Dodgers Past   Present
Author: Steven Travers
Publsiher: MVP Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-04-15
ISBN: 1616731052
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dodgers Past Present Book Excerpt:

From their origins as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1884, through their departure from their beloved borough in 1957, to their record-breaking popularity in sunny Los Angeles, the Dodgers baseball team has been an unstoppable force in professional baseball for well over a century. The franchise has captured a record 21 National League titles, won six World Series championships, and produced dozens of Hall-of-Famers. The Dodgers revolutionized the sports landscape with the signing of Jackie Robinson in 1947 and have boasted a list of players that reads like an all-time all-star team—from Walter Alston to Zack Wheat, Wee Willie Keeler to Pee Wee Reese, Dazzy Vance to Sandy Koufax, Duke Snider to Jeff Kent. The team’s two longtime homes—Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field and Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium—stand out in the pantheon of great baseball palaces. Dodgers Past & Present traces the history of this storied franchise from its origins in the 1880s to its latest accomplishments on the field. Pairing historic black-and-white photos and contemporary images of the modern game, the book explores the ballparks and the fans, the players and the teams that have defined Dodger baseball and captured the attention of fans nationwide.

Mathletics

Mathletics
Author: Wayne L. Winston,Scott Nestler,Konstantinos Pelechrinis
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2022-02-22
ISBN: 0691189293
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathletics Book Excerpt:

How to use math to improve performance and predict outcomes in professional sports Mathletics reveals the mathematical methods top coaches and managers use to evaluate players and improve team performance, and gives math enthusiasts the practical skills they need to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of their favorite sports—and maybe even gain the outside edge to winning bets. This second edition features new data, new players and teams, and new chapters on soccer, e-sports, golf, volleyball, gambling Calcuttas, analysis of camera data, Bayesian inference, ridge regression, and other statistical techniques. After reading Mathletics, you will understand why baseball teams should almost never bunt; why football overtime systems are unfair; why points, rebounds, and assists aren’t enough to determine who’s the NBA’s best player; and more.

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball 2d ed

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball  2d ed
Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2016-03-25
ISBN: 1476617449
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball 2d ed Book Excerpt:

More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs.

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn
Author: Ed Shakespeare
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2003-04-29
ISBN: 9780786414598
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn Book Excerpt:

Major league baseball has a long, rich history in Brooklyn. From the time Brooklyn started play in 1884 until their move west to Los Angeles following the 1957 season, the Dodgers and their predecessors were the emotional center of the borough's diverse population. But Brooklyn would be without a professional team until June of 2001, when the Cyclones took the field in Coney Island as the Mets' affiliate for the New York-Penn League. This work follows the rookie-level club from its formation through it first season. Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Clem Labine, Johnny Podres, Ralph Branca, Joe Pignatano and Clyde King comment on their own minor league days, and their days in Brooklyn. Also included are interviews of Cyclones players and fans of both teams.

Yogi Berra Eternal Yankee

Yogi Berra  Eternal Yankee
Author: Allen Barra
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2010-03-29
ISBN: 0393254569
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yogi Berra Eternal Yankee Book Excerpt:

“Allen Barra brings a legendary figure from the true golden age of baseball to life.”—Bob Costas Yogi Berra is one of the most popular former athletes in American history, and the most quoted American since Abraham Lincoln. Part clown, part feisty competitor, Berra is also the winningest player (fourteen pennants, ten World Series, 3 MVPs) in baseball history. In this revelatory biography, Allen Barra presents Yogi’s remarkable life as never seen before with nearly one hundred photos and countless “Yogi-isms,” and offers hilarious insights into many of baseball’s greatest moments. From calling Don Larsen’s perfect game, to managing the 1973 “You Gotta Believe” New York Mets, Yogi’s life and career are a virtual cutaway view of our national pastime in the twentieth century.

Sports Analytics and Data Science

Sports Analytics and Data Science
Author: Thomas W. Miller
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2015-11-18
ISBN: 0133887413
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sports Analytics and Data Science Book Excerpt:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This up-to-the-minute reference will help you master all three facets of sports analytics — and use it to win! Sports Analytics and Data Science is the most accessible and practical guide to sports analytics for everyone who cares about winning and everyone who is interested in data science. You’ll discover how successful sports analytics blends business and sports savvy, modern information technology, and sophisticated modeling techniques. You’ll master the discipline through realistic sports vignettes and intuitive data visualizations–not complex math. Every chapter focuses on one key sports analytics application. Miller guides you through assessing players and teams, predicting scores and making game-day decisions, crafting brands and marketing messages, increasing revenue and profitability, and much more. Step by step, you’ll learn how analysts transform raw data and analytical models into wins: both on the field and in any sports business.

Duke

Duke
Author: Ronald L. Davis
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN: 9780806133294
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Duke Book Excerpt:

Traces the life story of the famous actor from his beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979, becoming a legendary character in his own right

Baseball Meets the Law

Baseball Meets the Law
Author: Ed Edmonds,Frank G. Houdek
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 1476664382
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baseball Meets the Law Book Excerpt:

Baseball and law have intersected since the primordial days. In 1791, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance prohibited ball playing near the town's meeting house. Ball games on Sundays were barred by a Pennsylvania statute in 1794. In 2015, a federal court held that baseball's exemption from antitrust laws applied to franchise relocations. Another court overturned the conviction of Barry Bonds for obstruction of justice. A third denied a request by rooftop entrepreneurs to enjoin the construction of a massive video screen at Wrigley Field. This exhaustive chronology traces the effects the law has had on the national pastime, both pro and con, on and off the field, from the use of copyright to protect not only equipment but also "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" to frequent litigation between players and owners over contracts and the reserve clause. The stories of lawyers like Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Branch Rickey are entertainingly instructive.

Ballparks

Ballparks
Author: Eric Enders
Publsiher: Chartwell Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 076036530X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ballparks Book Excerpt:

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.

The 1964 Phillies

The 1964 Phillies
Author: John P. Rossi
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2005-05-05
ISBN: 0786421177
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 1964 Phillies Book Excerpt:

In 1964, thousands of Philadelphia baseball fans were caught up in the Phillies' unexpected run at the National League pennant. Nearly a decade of continuous defeat had earned them little more than the reputation for an unprecedented record of consecutive losses. But in that '64 season the Phillies shocked the baseball world, taking over the National League in mid-July and holding on to first place for 73 consecutive days. And then, as the team's first pennant in a generation seemed within reach, the Phillies collapsed in the greatest meltdown in baseball history. This account traces the rise and fall of that year's Phillies team and attempts to disentangle the complex issues that ultimately cost them the pennant. The book sheds light on the influential events of the fifties and sixties that rendered the team first futile and then undefeated, beginning with an exploration of Philadelphia itself and its team in the 1950s. Early chapters discuss the acquisition of a new manager (Gene Mauch) and the dramatic additions of a dynamic new pitcher (Jim Bunning) and the first great African American player produced by the farm system (Richie Allen). Following chapters focus specifically on the 1964 season and its critical moments, from Jim Bunning's perfect game and Johnny Callison's winning home run in the All-Star game, to Chico Ruiz's steal of home that began the devastating 10-game losing streak at the end of the season. Final chapters analyze what went wrong during the season and discuss the Phillies' position in baseball today. Three useful appendices provide the statistics for the games of the '64 season and for the individual players on the team, and detailed statistics for the 10-game losing streak.

Time

Time
Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1955-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Current events
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Last Heroes

The Last Heroes
Author: Gary Bridson-Daley
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 0750986573
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Heroes Book Excerpt:

The Second World War is famed for being the conflict that changed the face of warfare, and it is the last that changed the face of the world. In addition to remembering those that passed away in those dark days of war, a sincere debt of gratitude is owed to all those now in their twilight years who gave all that they had for King and Country. Here Gary Bridson-Daley presents forty-two of over a hundred interviews he conducted with veterans over recent years, adding to the history books the words and the original poetry of those that fought and supported the war effort to ensure freedom, peace and prosperity for generations to come. From each corner of the British Isles and every armed service, from Dam Buster George ‘Johnny’ Johnson through to riveter Susan Jones: heroes, all.

Pete Reiser

Pete Reiser
Author: Sidney Jacobson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-09-17
ISBN: 0786483733
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pete Reiser Book Excerpt:

In 1941, his first full season, Pete Reiser became the youngest batting champion in history, winning the NL title with a .343 average, and led the league in runs, doubles, triples, total bases, and slugging average. By July of 1942, the popular Brooklyn outfielder was flirting with .400 and was easily baseball's fastest rising star. But a jarring collision with the outfield wall in St. Louis sent his season into a tailspin. After spending the next three years in the Army, he would come back to lead the league in stolen bases, battling dizziness and headaches throughout the season. Ten more collisions with the outfield wall--each adding a shoulder separation, muscle tear, fracture, contusion, or concussion to his long list of injuries--would make him a frequent visitor to the disabled list and keep Reiser from ever again playing a full season. This biography provides the full story on Reiser, with special emphasis given to the highlights of Reiser's playing days and the factors that kept him from fulfilling his enormous potential. In addition, the author discusses the broader situation of major league baseball, including Jackie Robinson's entrance on the National League scene, league-jumping and the subsequent blackballing of players, and the conditions under which big leaguers of the era lived, worked, and played.

The Sporting News Official Baseball Register

The Sporting News Official Baseball Register
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Baseball
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sporting News Official Baseball Register Book Excerpt: