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Pastime Lost: The Humble, Original, and Now Com...
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Long before baseball became America’s national pastime, English citizens of all ages, genders, and classes of society were playing a game called baseball. It had the same basic elements as modern American baseball, such as pitching and striking the ball, running bases, and fielding, but was played with a soft ball on a smaller playing field and, instead of a bat, the ball was typically struck by the palm of the hand. There is no doubt, however, that this simpler English version of baseball was the original form of the pastime and was the immediate forerunner of its better-known American offspring. Strictly a social game, English baseball was played for nearly two hundred years before fading away at the beginning of the twentieth century. Despite its longevity and its important role in baseball’s evolution, however, today it has been completely forgotten.In Pastime Lost David Block unearths baseball’s buried history and brings it back to life, illustrating how English baseball was embraced by all sectors of English society and exploring some of the personalities, such as Jane Austen and King George III, who played the game in their childhoods. While rigorously documenting his sources, Block also brings a light touch to his story, inviting us to follow him on some of the adventures that led to his most important discoveries.The book is published by University of Nebraska Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks."Will entertain and enlighten baseball aficionados and any who are fascinated by bat and ball games." (Choice)"Makes for an excellent combination of information and entertainment that is sure to please any reader." (Lance Smith, Guy Who Reviews Sports Books)“You must read this awesome, indispensable book.”(John Thorn, official historian of Major League Baseball) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hanko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180518/bk_acx0_180518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Baseball Research Journal: Spring 2020 (SABR Di...
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Baseball Research Journal (BRJ): Volume 49, #1 (Spring 2020 Issue)edited by Cecilia M. Tan The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. History, biography, economics, physics, psychology, game theory, sociology and culture, records, and many other disciplines are represented to expand our knowledge of baseball as it is, was, and could be played. The Spring 2020 issue (Volume 49, #1) features groundbreaking research and analysis. In this issue, researchers present an analysis of pitch pairing and attempt to identify most effective pitch combinations. Read about Charlie Calvert, a newly discovered black ballplayer who debuted in professional baseball in Canada 24 years earlier than Jackie Robinson, or Tom Loftus, one of the founders of the American League whose early death led his role in league history to be obscured by Ban Johnson and Charles Comiskey. An exploration of the rough-and-tumble, hard-drinking world of baseball in the Dakota Territory sits alongside the first ever statistical analysis of professional baseball in 1858 through 1865. Other articles explore Canadian Prime Ministers, including Lester B. Pearson, and their connections to baseball. Numerical and statistical quirks are also used to look at the game, from Dennis Eckersley being the only "thousand-hundred" pitcher (1,000+ pitching appearances and 100+ complete games), to "Cubic Players": those whose uniform number, batting order position, and position on the field all shared the same number. Also included in this issue, bios of the most recent winners of the Chadwick Award: Tom Tango, Michael J. Haupert, and Tom Shea. "Toward the end of Loftus's career, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Ban Johnson and Charles Comiskey during the rise of the American League and was at the center of some of the most pivotal events during that first critical year in 1899. He is the American League's forgotten founding father." -Tom Loftus by John T. Pregler "In 1946, all eyes were on the Montreal Royals and Jackie Robinson as he was readying to break baseball's color line. But 24 years earlier, without any publicity, an African American ballplayer had already played six games for the Montreal team in the Class B Eastern Canada League." -Charlie Culver by Christian Trudeau "To be effective even an elite pitch must be mixed with less optimal ones, especially for starting pitchers. Therefore, it is imperative to study the interactions between pitches to fully understand the best shape a particular pitch should have and whether pairing a pitch with others improves or decreases effectiveness." -Using Clustering to Find Pitch Subtypes and Effective Pairings by Gregory Dvorocsik, Eno Sarris, and Joseph Camp

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Baseball Research Journal: Spring 2020 (SABR Di...
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Baseball Research Journal (BRJ): Volume 49, #1 (Spring 2020 Issue)edited by Cecilia M. Tan The flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Research Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication presenting the best in SABR member research on baseball. History, biography, economics, physics, psychology, game theory, sociology and culture, records, and many other disciplines are represented to expand our knowledge of baseball as it is, was, and could be played. The Spring 2020 issue (Volume 49, #1) features groundbreaking research and analysis. In this issue, researchers present an analysis of pitch pairing and attempt to identify most effective pitch combinations. Read about Charlie Calvert, a newly discovered black ballplayer who debuted in professional baseball in Canada 24 years earlier than Jackie Robinson, or Tom Loftus, one of the founders of the American League whose early death led his role in league history to be obscured by Ban Johnson and Charles Comiskey. An exploration of the rough-and-tumble, hard-drinking world of baseball in the Dakota Territory sits alongside the first ever statistical analysis of professional baseball in 1858 through 1865. Other articles explore Canadian Prime Ministers, including Lester B. Pearson, and their connections to baseball. Numerical and statistical quirks are also used to look at the game, from Dennis Eckersley being the only "thousand-hundred" pitcher (1,000+ pitching appearances and 100+ complete games), to "Cubic Players": those whose uniform number, batting order position, and position on the field all shared the same number. Also included in this issue, bios of the most recent winners of the Chadwick Award: Tom Tango, Michael J. Haupert, and Tom Shea. "Toward the end of Loftus's career, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Ban Johnson and Charles Comiskey during the rise of the American League and was at the center of some of the most pivotal events during that first critical year in 1899. He is the American League's forgotten founding father." -Tom Loftus by John T. Pregler "In 1946, all eyes were on the Montreal Royals and Jackie Robinson as he was readying to break baseball's color line. But 24 years earlier, without any publicity, an African American ballplayer had already played six games for the Montreal team in the Class B Eastern Canada League." -Charlie Culver by Christian Trudeau "To be effective even an elite pitch must be mixed with less optimal ones, especially for starting pitchers. Therefore, it is imperative to study the interactions between pitches to fully understand the best shape a particular pitch should have and whether pairing a pitch with others improves or decreases effectiveness." -Using Clustering to Find Pitch Subtypes and Effective Pairings by Gregory Dvorocsik, Eno Sarris, and Joseph Camp

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Past Time: Baseball as History , Hörbuch, Digit...
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Few writers know more about baseball's role in American life than Jules Tygiel. In Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy, Tygiel penned a classic work, a landmark book that towers above most writing about the sport. Now he ranges across the last century and a half in an intriguing look at baseball as history, and history as reflected in baseball. In Past Time, Tygiel gives us a seat behind home plate, where we catch the ongoing interplay of baseball and American society. We begin in New York in the 1850s, where pre-Civil War nationalism shaped the emergence of a "national pastime." We witness the true birth of modern baseball with the development of its elaborate statistics - the brainchild of English-born reformer, Henry Chadwick. Chadwick, Tygiel writes, created the sport's "historical essence" and even imparted a moral dimension to the game with his concepts of "errors" and "unearned" runs. Tygiel offers equally insightful looks at the role of rags-to-riches player-owners in the formation of the upstart American League and he describes the complex struggle to establish African-American baseball in a segregated world. He also examines baseball during the Great Depression (when Branch Rickey and Larry MacPhail saved the game by perfecting the farm system, night baseball, and radio broadcasts), the ironies of Bobby Thomson's immortal "shot heard 'round the world," the rapid relocation of franchises in the 1950s and 1960s, and the emergence of rotisserie leagues and fantasy camps in the 1980s. In Past Time, Jules Tygiel provides baseball history with a difference. Instead of a pitch-by-pitch account of great games, in this groundbreaking audiobook, the field is American history and baseball itself is the star. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rodney Gardiner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015271/bk_adbl_015271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Fresh Air, Elaine Sciolino and Jules Tygiel, Hö...
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Journalist Elaine Sciolino and historian Jules Tygiel on this edition of Fresh Air. Sciolino covered Iran for some 20 years for Newsweek and The New York Times. Her new book Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran was just released last month. It illustrates the culture of Iran: its press, its movie industry, its restaurants and homes. She speaks today on Iran's political position during the Middle East crisis. She is a senior writer at the Washington bureau for The New York Times. She lives in Washington, D.C. Tygiel gained recognition and critical acclaim for his first book on baseball history Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy. Now in his newly released sequel Past Time: Baseball as History, he examines the relationship between baseball and American society over the past 150 years. He gives his thoughts on baseball history and this year's World Series. He is a Professor of History at San Francisco State University. (Broadcast Date: October 25, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/001025/rt_whyy_001025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Murder at Fenway Park , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 45...
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Troy Soos' entertaining whodunit hits a home run with a perfect blend of mayhem and early baseball lore! He takes you back to 1912 where the days are full of sunshine, players use homemade wooden bats, the legendary Ty Cobb captivates fans, and a young rookie stumbles into a web of danger and deceit. Reporting for his first day as a Boston Red Sox player, Mickey Rawlings discovers a faceless body in the empty stadium. When police name him as their suspect, he knows he must clear his name or give up baseball and his freedom. But nameless foes are trying to silence him with warnings that become increasingly dangerous. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, Troy Soos creates delightfully authentic ballplayers and places them in believable, colorful settings. With Johnny Heller's expressive narration, Murder at Fenway Park becomes exciting for baseball fans and all who enjoy a good mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002443/bk_reco_002443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Hunting a Detroit Tiger , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, ...
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Troy Soos' sparkling Mickey Rawlings Baseball mysteries pack early 1900's baseball lore and colorful period details into baffling whodunits. Hunting a Detroit Tiger vividly brings to life the turbulent post-World War I days when the nation partied with bootleg liquor and labor unrest swept the nation with violence. After briefly fighting in the Great War, Mickey enjoys playing baseball as a utility infielder for the Detroit Tigers. Hearing rumors about a ballplayers' union, he attends a labor meeting to satisfy his curiosity. But when a union organizer dies at the meeting, the Industrial Workers of the World falsely accuse him of murder. Just when Mickey's career is on the upswing, he finds himself in a dangerous squeeze play between the players' union and the owners. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research and a graduate of a professional umpire school, Troy Soos uses his expertise to craft believable characters and lively tales. Johnny Heller's expert narration will whisk you back to the roaring 20's when larger-than-life players captivated the nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002780/bk_reco_002780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and the ...
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In November 1934 as the United States and Japan drifted toward war, a team of American League all-stars that included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, future secret agent Moe Berg, and Connie Mack barnstormed across the Land of the Rising Sun. Hundreds of thousands of fans, many waving Japanese and American flags, welcomed the team with shouts of Banzai! Banzai Babe Ruth! The all-stars stayed for a month, playing 18 games, spawning professional baseball in Japan, and spreading goodwill. Politicians on both sides of the Pacific hoped that the amity generated by the tour and the two nations shared love of the game could help heal their growing political differences. But the Babe and baseball could not overcome Japan's growing nationalism, as a bloody coup d tat by young army officers and an assassination attempt by the ultranationalist War Gods Society jeopardized the tour's success. A tale of international intrigue, espionage, attempted murder, and, of course, baseball, Banzai Babe Ruth is the first detailed account of the doomed attempt to reconcile the United States and Japan through the 1934 All American baseball tour. Robert K. Fitts provides a wonderful story about baseball, nationalism, and American and Japanese cultural history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010072/bk_adbl_010072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a B...
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The story of black professional baseball provides a remarkable perspective on several major themes in modern African American history: the initial black response to segregation, the subsequent struggle to establish successful separate enterprises, and the later movement toward integration. Baseball functioned as a critical component in the separate economy catering to black consumers in the urban centers of the North and South. While most black businesses struggled to survive from year to year, professional baseball teams and leagues operated for decades, representing a major achievement in black enterprise and institution building. Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution presents the extraordinary history of a great African American achievement, from its lowest ebb during the Depression, through its golden age and World War II, until its gradual disappearance during the early years of the civil rights era. Faced with only a limited amount of correspondence and documents, Lanctot consulted virtually every sports page of every black newspaper located in a league city. He then conducted interviews with former players and scrutinized existing financial, court, and federal records. Through his efforts, Lanctot has painstakingly reconstructed the institutional history of black professional baseball, locating the players, teams, owners, and fans in the wider context of the league's administration. In addition, he provides valuable insight into the changing attitudes of African Americans toward the need for separate institutions. Winner of the 2005 Seymour Medal of the Society for American Baseball Research 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Barsness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004225/bk_acx0_004225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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