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Tom Candiotti

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Author: K.P. Wee
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615594
Size: 21.97 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 268
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Book Description: Most baseball fans know Tom Candiotti as a knuckleballer but he began his career as a conventional pitcher in 1983—after becoming just the second player to appear in the major leagues following Tommy John surgery, at a time when only Tommy John himself had ever come back from the operation. Candiotti, whose arm recovered, threw fastballs and curveballs in his first two years in the majors before switching over to the knuckleball for the 1986 season. He would then go on to use primarily the knuckleball for the rest of his career, though he threw a good enough curveball to get hitters out. This biography is based on the recollections of Candiotti himself, his former teammates and managers, newspaper and periodical accounts, and archival resources.


Whatever Happened To Super Joe

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Author: Russell Schneider
Publisher: Gray & Company
ISBN: 1598510274
Size: 61.80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Book Description: Remember "Super Joe" Charboneau? Many Indians fans do, even though his flash-in-the-pan career with the Tribe flamed out quickly. (Maybe it's because the onetime Rookie of the Year could open beer bottles with his eye socket and drink through his nose.) This book catches up with him more than forty former Cleveland Indians players of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s who also won a place in fans hearts even though their careers didn't lead them to the Hall of Fame.Veteran sportswriter Russ Schneider tracked down these former Tribe journeymen and got them to reminisce about their Cleveland days and what became of them since.The Indians teams of those years were terrible. But many of the players were loveable--or at least memorable. Like "Dirty Kurt" Bevacqua, so named because of his uniform, not his style of play. Harold “Gomer” Hodge had a southern drawl that wooed Tribe fans and claimed to have a 4.000 batting average. At 165 lbs “Scrappy” Jack Brohamer earned his name not only for his size, but also for his style of play. Charlie Spikes, also known as the “Bogalusa Bomber,” appeared to be the Indian's savior for the '70s, but eventually found himself on the bottom of the pile. These stories and dozens more will take Tribe fans back to an age before multi-million dollar superstars when the players were in it for the love of the game.


The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia

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Author: Russell Schneider
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781582618401
Size: 38.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 670
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Book Description: The third edition of The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia contains everything fans have ever wanted to know about one of baseball's most storied franchises. From 1869, when professional baseball came to Cleveland, to 1901, when the Indians became charter members of the American League, to their consistently fabulous play in the 1990s, the team has featured innumerable stars over the years. This comprehensive volume traces the genesis of baseball in Cleveland, covering all of the team lore and legend, the controversies, the triumphs, and the heartaches, including: - Nearly 300 player profiles--from Napoleon Lajoie and Tris Speaker in the early part of the 20th century to 1960s stars Rocky Colavito and Sam McDowell to today's headliners like Omar Vizquel and Jody Gerut - Season-by-season descriptions of unforgettable moments and memories - Nearly 1,000 illustrations of players, game highlights, and memorabilia, including a panoramic foldout of Jacobs Field - Extensive statistics, including box scores, team and individual records, and trades - The World Series championship, the managerial strategies, the personalities, the honors, and the milestones - An immense treasure of little-known facts and surprising anecdotes


Opening Day

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Author: Jonathan Knight
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873388153
Size: 72.35 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 178
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Book Description: Opening Day is sportswriter Jonathan Knight's inning-by-inning look at the opening game at Jacobs Field on April 4, 1994. New home to the Cleveland Indians, The Jake was for fans symbolic of the team's turnaround. For the regional community this new ballpark marked the beginning of Cleveland's long awaited renaissance. and David, purchased the underfinanced and mismanaged franchise. And despite a devastating 1991 season, when the Tribe lost a record 105 games and finished in last place, 34 games behind the division-leading Toronto Blue jays, the team and its fans persevered. The Jacobs' legacy culminated in the opening of Jacobs Field, variously described as a Jewel and Cleveland's field of dreams, in the spring of 1994. The Indians made more postseason appearances in the first five years at Jacobs Field than in the previous ninety-three seasons of franchise history. days of the past, creating this story that shows how the fortunes of the team and the city converged. On that day in early April, the Indians and the City of Cleveland together experienced a true opening day-one in which the past was forgotten and future was clear and bright.


Knuckleball

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Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1613217943
Size: 62.45 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: “It took me a day to learn [the knuckleball] and a lifetime to learn how to throw it for a strike.” This quote, by pitcher and coach Charlie Hough, is the best way to understand baseball’s most baffling and mysterious pitch. Not even the best practitioners of the art of throwing a knuckleball know where it is going most of the time. As a pitch that floats and comes into the plate in what appears to be slow motion, it is miraculous that those who employ the pitch don’t get creamed all over the park by batters who seem to know that it’s coming. Including interviews with Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, former All-Stars Wilbur Wood and Tim Wakefield, as well as other famed knuckleballers, Lew Freedman (Clouds over the Goalpost, A Summer to Remember), breaks down the history of this infamous pitch, which it seems can be traced back to Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte, as well as its effect on baseball as a whole. With pitcher R. A. Dickey, who rejuvenated his career from castoff to 2011 Cy Young Award winner, the knuckleball is still a topic of conversation in the sport, and it continues to be one of the many marvels of our national pastime. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


The Knuckleball Club

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Author: Richard A. Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442261706
Size: 25.21 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: The knuckleball—so difficult to hit but also difficult to control and catch—has been a part of major league baseball since the early 1900s and continues to be used to this day. This remarkable and unusual pitch is the instrument of a special breed of pitcher, a determined athlete possessing tremendous concentration, self confidence, and a willingness to weather all kinds of adversity. In The Knuckleball Club: The Extraordinary Men Who Mastered Baseball's Most Difficult Pitch, Richard A. Johnson provides an informal history of the wildest, weirdest, most mesmerizing pitch of all time. Beginning with an examination of the invention of the knuckleball, Johnson then briefly touches upon the science and psychology of the pitch before profiling the game’s great knuckleballers. Rich in anecdotes and interviews, this book shares the unique stories of Hoyt Wilhelm, Phil Niekro, Jim Bouton, Tom Candiotti, Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, and many others. Also featured are the stories of the best knuckleball catchers, from Bob Uecker and Doug Mirabelli to Rick Ferrell and Paul Richards. While knuckleballers today are an anomaly, decades ago a surprisingly large number of major league pitchers used the knuckler. The Knuckleball Club is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of the pitch and the players who used it, offering a deep understanding of how the knuckleball has fit into the fabric of the game over the past one hundred years. Anyone wanting to learn more about this unusual pitch, from baseball historians and fans to current and former players, will find this book an entertaining and enlightening read.


Baseball Injuries

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Author: W. Laurence Coker, M.D.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786468688
Size: 28.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: "Baseball injuries fall into two main categories: overuse and traumatic. This work explores types of injuries and provides case studies of player injuries to demonstrate the cause, the different treatment options, and the effect of injuries on a player'scareer. Discussions show how injuries precipitate innovations in the game (batting helmet, padded outfield walls, and surgeries)"--


Puerto Rico S Winter League

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Author: Thomas E. Van Hyning
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786419708
Size: 77.42 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: Since its inception in 1938, the Liga de Beisbol Professional de Puerto Rico has launched the careers of numerous island players, including Ruben Gomez, Jerry Morales, Orlando Cepeda, Vic Power, Ruben Sierra and the greatest of all Puerto Rican stars, Roberto Clemente. For many "imports," the league has been a stepping stone to major league stardom. In its early years, many of the league's stars came from the Negro Leagues: Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, Monte Irvin and Roy Campanella were just a few of the African American stars who graced the Puerto Rican diamonds in the 1940s and early 1950s. The Santurce outfield of 1954 featured one of the finest outfields in baseball history: Clemente, Willie Mays, and Puerto Rican star Bob Thurman. Through the mid-1980s, many major league teams sent their up-and-coming stars to Puerto Rico for a final bit of seasoning--Cal Ripken, Jr., Tony Gwynn, Johnny Bench, Rickey Henderson, Phil Niekro, Hank Aaron and Robin Yount were among them. They played for such future league big league managers as Frank Robinson, Jim Fregosi and Kevin Kennedy, while the balls and strikes were called by Nestor Chylak, Doug Harvey, Dale Ford and many other future major league umpires.


Complete Book Of 1992 Baseball Cards

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Author: Publications International
Publisher: Consumer Guide Books
ISBN: 9780451822567
Size: 14.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Baseball cards
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Playing Better Baseball

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Author: Rick Wolff
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780873229364
Size: 66.70 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 201
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Book Description: Shares the tricks and tips of playing better baseball for serious players and their coaches


Tom Gamboa

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Author: Tom Gamboa
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476667411
Size: 31.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: "Tom Gamboa has been one of the most influential baseball teachers in my life. I was lucky to have him as my manager in the Tigers' minor league system. He dedicated his life to our sport, and some of my best memories as a young player were listening to his amazing stories. He is a man who makes a lasting impression on every person he meets. I'm so grateful he has taken the time to share his incredible journey with all of us."--Billy Bean, Major League Baseball, VP, Social Responsibility & Inclusion "In a game that is absolutely a business, Tom Gamboa was a manager, coach, father and friend. Tom took athletes from all walks of life and made us not only a team, but champions."--Jim "The Rookie" Morris "I never had the privilege to actually play for Tom Gamboa, but I've been witness to the legacy he has left both on and off the baseball field for decades. He scouted me at age 17, played golf as a friend at 23, swapped stories from the coaches box through my 30's and will soon become my father-in-law at 52. His passion, integrity, sense of humor and love of family has made him an amazing teacher and leader on the field and in the clubhouse, as well as man I admire outside of baseball altogether."--Todd Zeile, Major League Baseball 1986-2004 "I first met Tom Gamboa in 1987. He was the manager of the Glens Falls Tigers, and I was playing for the Pittsfield Cubs of the old Eastern League in Double-A. I met him there. He was very respectful to me as an opposing player. Then a few years later he became a coach with the Chicago Cubs, developed a great friendship with him. He's a great baseball man, knows the game, and is an even nicer guy. He always had time to try to help you out with anything you needed and was always available. He was a very good third base coach and seemed to always make the right decisions - whether to send you or hold you. The relationship moved on after that, and he had to go on to other teams, but I always look back at Tom Gamboa as one of the favorite coaches I ever had."--Mark Grace, Diamondbacks pre- and post- game analyst, Fox Sports Arizona, Major League Baseball 1988-2003. Tom Gamboa played baseball professionally, coached, scouted, managed in the minors and in Puerto Rico and coached in the majors with the Cubs and Royals. Scouring the country for talent, he discovered Jesse Orosco and helped develop Doug Glanville and Jose Hernandez in Puerto Rico and in the Cubs organization. Before Jim "The Rookie" Morris made it to the majors, Gamboa coached him on a title team in the Brewers organization. Sammy Sosa promised him a fist-bump for each home run Sosa hit--Tom didn't suspect he was due 60 of them over each of the next two seasons. With a lot of humor, Gamboa takes his readers well inside the dugouts and clubhouses.