Ballpark Mysteries 18 The Atlanta Alibi

ISBN 978-0-593-12629-5 ( ebook ) Subjects : LCSH : Atlanta Braves ( Baseball team ) History Juvenile literature . Baseball stories . Theft - Juvenile fiction . Cousins - Juvenile fiction . Detective and mystery stories . Atlanta ( Ga . ) ...

Author: David A. Kelly

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780593126295

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Batter up! Baseball action and exciting whodunits star in this chapter book series! Next up is Atlanta! The A-team takes A-Town! Mike and Kate are in Atlanta, where Hammerin' Hank hit his legendary 715th home run. But Hank's historic bat and ball, which he used to break Babe Ruth's record, have been stolen! Good thing Mike and Kate are sleuthing pros. Can the cousins track down Hank Aaron's missing treasure . . . before it's gone forever? Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy's A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher's sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features Dugout Notes with more amazing baseball facts.

The Negro Leagues Were Major Leagues

“Even the genial and baseball loving late Percy Williams, a man who spent a thousand bucks or so backing his team, ... 9; Michael E. Goodman, The Story Of the Atlanta Braves (Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2008), 27–33. 39.

Author: Todd Peterson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476665146

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 324

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How good was Negro League Baseball (1920-1948)? Some experts maintain that the quality of play was equal to that of the American and National Leagues. Some believe the Negro Leagues should be part of Major League Baseball's official record and that more Negro League players should be in the Hall of Fame. Skeptics contend that while many players could be rated highly, NL organizations were minor league at best. Drawing on the most comprehensive data available, including stats from more than 2,000 interracial games, this study finds that black baseball was very good indeed. Negro leaguers beat the big leaguers more than half the time in head-to-head contests, demonstrated stronger metrics within their own leagues and excelled when finally allowed into the majors. The authors document the often duplicitous manner in which MLB has dealt with the legacy of the Negro Leagues, and an appendix includes the scores and statistics from every known contest between Negro League and Major League teams.

Paths to Glory

How Great Baseball Teams Got That Way Daniel R. Levitt, Mark L. Armour ... It will be interesting to see how history judges this great team that, like the Dodgers, has only been able to win a single World Series. Most stories written ...

Author: Daniel R. Levitt

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612342818

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 434

View: 983


An essential experience of being a baseball fan is the hopeful anticipation of seeing the hometown nine make a run at winning the World Series. In Paths to Glory, Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt review how teams build themselves up into winners. What makes a winning team like the 1900 Brooklyn Superbas or the 1917 White Sox or the 1997 Florida Marlins? And how are these teams different? What makes each championship team a unique product of its time? Armour and Levitt provide the historical context to show how the sport's business side has changed dramatically but its competitive environment remains the same. Utilizing new statistics to evaluate a player's value and career patterns, Armour and Levitt explore the teams that took risks, created their own opportunities, and changed the game. How did the Washington Senators achieve the unthinkable and blow past Babe Ruth's Yankees in 1924 and 1925? How did the 1965 Minnesota Twins quickly rise to the top and why did they just as suddenly fall? Did Charlie Finley assemble the last old-fashioned championship team before free agency, or was the Moustache Gang another example of winning by building from within? Why did the star-laden Red Sox of the 1930s keep falling short? In exploring these teams and more, Armour and Levitt analyze the players, the managers, and the executives who built teams to win and then lived with the consequences.

Sports Illustrated Great Baseball Writing

Of the first 15 World Series,10 were won by teams from Chicago or Boston. ... But we'll let Red Sox fans tell their story anothertime. ... team history. But letting Greg Maddux goto Atlanta also ranks rightup there,or down there.

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 9781603204576

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

View: 614


When Sports Illustrated was launched in 1954, baseball was, indisputable, the national pastime, its stars America's epic heroes, its rivalries the era's mythology. As baseballs fortunes rose and fell over the next 50 years - and then rose again to new heights, drawing more than 65 million fans to ballparks in 2004 - the game never failed to produce great drama and inspired storytelling. This collection is a virtual Hall of Fame from the pages of SI, bringing together the stories of baseball's greatest heroes (Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax) and villains (Ty Cobb, Pete Rose, Denny McLain) and characters (Casey Stengel, Max Patkin, Yogi Berra); its legendary quests (the home run chases of Roger Maris, Hank Aaron, Mark McGwire, and Barry Bonds; the thrilling pennant races, from the Dodgers - Giants in 1951 to the Yankees-Red Sox in 1978); its world-class writers (Frank Deford, Mark Kram, George Plimpton, Peter Gammons, and Tom Verducci) and its own players writing from the inside about their game (Ted Williams, Jim Brosnan, and Jim Bouton). In the wake of SI's acclaimed Fifty Years of Great Writing comes this baseball anthology worthy of Cooperstown.

Routledge Handbook of Sport Fans and Fandom

Emerald Studies in Sports and Gender Series. Atlanta Braves Team History & Encyclopedia. (n.d.). Averett, S. L. & Estelle, S. M. (2013).

Author: Danielle Sarver Coombs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000552461

Category: Social Science

Page: 426

View: 184


This is the first book to explore the full significance of sport fans and fandom from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, across different sports, communities and levels of engagement. It gives a comprehensive overview of the undeniable economic and cultural influence of sport industries for which fans are the driving force. The book examines different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of fans, including typologies of fandom, and presents cutting-edge discussion across broad thematic areas such as performance and identity, the business of fandom, and fandom and media. It considers the experiences of diverse and marginalized fan groups, with an emphasis on intersectional analysis, and shines new light on key contemporary themes such as fan activism, violence and deviance, mobility and migration, and the transformative effects of digital and social media. This volume includes chapters by many of the leading scholars responsible for having laid the foundation for sport fan research as well as early-career scholars who examine the newest developments in media technologies, legalized betting, gaming, and fantasy sports. Including perspectives from disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, psychology, management, economics, and media studies, this book is essential reading for anybody interested in the study of sport and wider society or fans and subcultures more broadly.

The Braves Encyclopedia

On August 5 , 1973 , at Atlanta Stadium , Niekro pitched the first no - hitter in the team's Southern history . ... Also in 1978 , the Braves played a major role in one of the most fascinating baseball stories of modern times .

Author: Gary Caruso

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566393841

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 566

View: 370


Presents a history of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, from its beginning in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings and includes profiles of players, game highlights, history of ballparks, statistics, anecdotes, and memorabilia

Tucker Elliot Bundle 1 Atlanta Braves Baseball

1991 League Championship Series 7 The 1991 NLCS was one of the most exciting (7)-game series in league history. ... first postseason game for the Braves since 1982—and faced a Pirates team that was statistically the best in baseball.

Author: Tucker Elliot

Publisher: Black Mesa Publishing


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 397

View: 580


Three full-length sports history and trivia books from Black Mesa Publishing and author Tucker Elliot. Atlanta Braves IQ: The Ultimate Test of True Fandom Think you know Braves baseball? Think again. You're about to find out how smart you really are about the Atlanta Braves. Are you a rookie? Are you a tested, hardcore veteran? Or will you be clearing waivers for your pending release halfway through the book? We'll let you know. Test your skills. Wrack your brain. It's the ultimate Atlanta Braves IQ test. Atlanta Braves: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports THE TEAM: The Braves are the oldest continuously operated franchise in National League history and are one of just six Major League clubs with more than 10,000 victories—that's more than the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees and nearly 1,000 more than the Philadelphia Phillies (though the Phils have lost 10,000-plus games). In baseball's modern era the Braves franchise has won three World Series titles, 17 Pennants, and made 21 playoff appearances ... not to mention an unprecedented run of 14 consecutive Division Titles and the team of the 1990s under the leadership of Bobby Cox. A virtual who's who of Hall of Fame legends also claim the Braves as their home team: Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, Eddie Mathews and Phil Niekro to name a few. THE FORMAT: Atlanta Braves: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports is composed of ten chapters, each offering numbered "mini stories"—facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia from Hall of Fame legends Aaron, Spahn, Mathews and Niekro to future Hall of Famers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Chipper Jones, to contemporary stars Brian McCann, Dan Uggla and Tim Hudson. Each chapter begins with an introduction that highlights the many exciting stories found in these pages such as the "Worst-to-First" 1991 Braves, the legendary career of Manager Bobby Cox, the unprecedented Cy Young success for the Braves during the 1990s, the team's greatest sluggers, and the greatest feats and most astounding records in franchise history. SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS books are not just for diehard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams—and this title is the definitive source for history and trivia on your Atlanta Braves. Major League Baseball IQ: The Ultimate Test of True Fandom Think you know everything about our National Pastime? Think again! It's time to find out how much trivia you really know about Major League Baseball. Are you a rookie? Are you a tested, hardcore veteran? Or will you be clearing waivers for your pending release halfway through the book? We'll let you know. Ten chapters, 200 brand new questions, fascinating history, the best trivia from every era of the game, and all the big name players you'd expect to find, MLB IQ is the most comprehensive and challenging book of baseball trivia available today. Test your skills. Wrack your brain. It's your MLB IQ, the ultimate test of true fandom!

Tales from the Atlanta Falcons Sideline

A Collection of the Greatest Falcons Stories Ever Told Matt Winkeljohn ... an excellent athlete who pushed his high school football, basketball, and baseball teams from tiny Americus, Georgia, to statewide prominence in the early 1960s.

Author: Matt Winkeljohn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613213254

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 865


Through all the pain, all the glory, and all the moments of absurdity, fans of the Atlanta Falcons have always had one thing in common—passion. Now those stalwart supporters will get to relive all the history of their favorite franchise in this newly updated edition of Tales from the Atlanta Falcons Sideline. Since their inauspicious beginnings in 1966, the Atlanta Falcons have risen to become one of the powerhouse teams of the NFC South. In this riveting collection of misbegotten woes and tireless efforts, Matt Winkeljohn captures an epic journey of athletic redemption. From the team’s miserable, mosquito-infested first training camp, to the shocking defeat of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1999 NFC Championship game, and up through their recent success, Tales from the Atlanta Falcons Sideline has it all.

The Voices of Baseball

The Game's Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America's Pastime Kirk McKnight ... by year_results.jsp ...

Author: Kirk McKnight

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244481

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 357

View: 392


With careers spanning two to three times that of an average player, baseball’s best broadcasters have no shortage of history to offer. They have witnessed opening days, no hitters, slugfests, and perfect games, all from arguably the best seats in the house. From former Baltimore Orioles announcer Jon Miller calling Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st straight game, to Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione witnessing the “Curse of the Babe” being lifted the night Boston won its first World Series in eighty-six years, broadcasters know their clubs, their stadiums, and their teams in a way that no one else can. In The Voices of Baseball: The Game's Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America's Pastime, Kirk McKnight provides an in-depth look at each of Major League Baseball’s thirty ballparks from the perspectives of the game’s longest-tenured storytellers. These broadcasters share their fondest memories from the booth, what makes their ballparks unique, and even how their ballparks’ structural features have impacted games. Thirty-three of today’s broadcasters—from “newbie” Brian Anderson to sixty-five-year veteran Vin Scully—pay tribute not only to the edifices that host their broadcasting craft but also to their predecessors, such as Harry Caray and Red Barber, who influenced and inspired them. With decades of broadcasting between them, their stories encapsulate some of Major League Baseball’s greatest moments. Generations of baseball fans—from the veteran who witnessed Joe DiMaggio coming back from World War II to the son or daughter going through the gate’s turnstiles for the first time—will all enjoy the historic and triumphant moments shared by some of the game’s greatest broadcasters in The Voices of Baseball.

The Rank and File of 19th Century Major League Baseball

Bibliography. Atlanta Constitution Baltimore Sun Boston Globe Boston Herald Boston Post ... The World Series: The Story of Baseball's Annual Championship. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. ... The GreatAmerican Baseball Team Book.

Author: David Nemec

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490448

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 314

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With this volume, David Nemec completes his remarkable trilogy of 19th-century baseball biographies, covering every major league player, manager, umpire, owner and league official. It provides in-depth information on many figures unknown to most historians. Each detailed entry includes vital statistics, peer-driven analysis of baseball-related skills, and an overview of the individual’s role in the game. Also chronicled are players’ first and last major league games, most important achievements, movements from team to team, and much more. By bringing attention to these overlooked baseball personalities, this reference work immeasurably enriches our knowledge of 19th century major league baseball.