Great Records, Weird Happenings, Odd Facts, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff
A perfect gift for the die-hard fan of America’s favorite pasttime. Baseball is rich in anecdotes about team superstitions (from the black cat that haunted the Cubs to the “Curse of the Babe”), the antics of the superstars, and other facts that come out of left field. Think today’s umpires have a temper? Wait till you read about the 19th century New Jersey ump who pulled out a gun and shoved it in the face of a player
New York Times Story of the Yankees: 1903-Present: 390 Articles, Profiles & Essays
There has never been a team like the New York Yankees. No team has won as many World Series titles. No team has hit as many home runs. No team has had as many great superstars playing for them: Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, Ford, Rivera, and Jeter to name a few. No team draws as many fans–and enemies–as the Yankees.
Relentless Optimism: How a Commitment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything
Positive thinking leads to positive outcomes. Researchers have found that optimistic people live longer, live healthier, have more energy, have more successful careers, make better decisions, are more productive, are less stressed, have healthier relationships, and (not surprisingly) are much happier than pessimists.
The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created
He lived in the present tense—in the camera’s lens. There was no frame he couldn’t or wouldn’t fill. He swung the heaviest bat, earned the most money, and incurred the biggest fines. Like all the new-fangled gadgets then flooding the marketplace—radios, automatic clothes washers, Brownie cameras, microphones and loudspeakers—Babe Ruth “made impossible events happen.” Aided by his crucial partnership with Christy Walsh
The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings of America’s National Pastime
A graphic novel-style history of baseball, providing an illustrated look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport. This graphic novel steps up to the plate and covers all the bases in illustrating the origin of America’s national pastime.
The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, and becoming World Series champions.
The Fantasy Baseball Black Book 2018 (Fantasy Black Book 11)
Fantasy baseball expert Joe Pisapia, creator of the revolutionary player evaluation tool Relative Position Value (RPV), has assembled an all-star cast for this season; including pitching expert Paul Sporer from Rotographs handling SP profiles, #1 ranker Jake Ciely from RotoExperts, and Sammy Reid from RotoGrinders covering DFS.
The Plan: Epstein, Maddon, and the Audacious Blueprint for a Cubs Dynasty
In 2011, Theo Epstein became the new Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, flipping a switch on the lovable-loser franchise and initiating a plan to accomplish in Chicago what he’d succeeded in as general manager of the Boston Red Sox: ending a World Series drought.