Baseball Digest – March/April 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 63.2 MB
Overview: Baseball Digest is the oldest and longest-running baseball magazine in the world.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled, 5th Edition by Bert Randolph Sugar
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 48 MB
Overview: An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever assembled-all verified for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame. In its pages, renowned sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts. Inside, you’ll find:
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Analyzing Baseball Data with R, Second Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series)
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Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong by Jonah Keri
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 13.2 MB
Overview: In the numbers-obsessed sport of baseball, statistics don’t merely record what players, managers, and owners have done.
Properly understood, they can tell us how the teams we root for could employ better strategies, put more effective players on the field, and win more games. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject that professionals and fans alike argue over without end. Despite this fundamental change in the way we watch and understand the sport, no one has written the book that reveals, across every area of strategy and management, how the best practitioners of statistical analysis in baseball-people like Bill James, Billy Beane, and Theo Epstein-think about numbers and the game. Baseball Between the Numbers is that book. In separate chapters covering every aspect of the game, from hitting, pitching, and fielding to roster construction and the scouting and drafting of players, the experts at Baseball Prospectus examine the subtle, hidden aspects of the game, bring them out into the open, and show us how our favorite teams could win more games.
This is a book that every fan, every follower of sports radio, every fantasy player, every coach, and every player, at every level, can learn from and enjoy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Sport > Baseball
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Coaching Baseball Successfully by Mike Curran
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.9 MB
Overview: This text explains both offensive and defensive techniques and tactics. Readers will learn how to communicate effectively both on and off the field, motivate players, create a programme atmosphere where individuals can grow and thrive, develop coaching plans throughout the year, coach in game situations and perform coaching evaluation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General Sports & Outdoors
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The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America’s Pastime by Jason Turbow
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.MB
Overview: An insider’s look at baseball’s unwritten rules, explained with examples from the game’s most fascinating characters and wildest historical moments.
Everyone knows that baseball is a game of intricate regulations, but it turns out to be even more complicated than we realize. All aspects of baseball-hitting, pitching, and baserunning-are affected by the Code, a set of unwritten rules that governs the Major League game. Some of these rules are openly discussed (don’t steal a base with a big lead late in the game), while others are known only to a minority of players (don’t cross between the catcher and the pitcher on the way to the batter’s box). In The Baseball Codes, old-timers and all-time greats share their insights into the game’s most hallowed and least known traditions. For the learned and the casual baseball fan alike, the result is illuminating and thoroughly entertaining.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Fidel Castro and Baseball: The Untold Story by Peter C. Bjarkman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 23.5MB
Overview: Few political figures of the modern age have been so vilified as Fidel Castro, and both the vilification and worship generated by the Cuban leader have combined to distort the true image of Castro. The baseball myths attached to Fidel have loomed every bit as large as the skewed political notions that surround him. Castro was never a major league pitching prospect, nor did he destroy the Cuban national pastime in 1962.
In Fidel Castro and Baseball: The Untold Story, Peter C. Bjarkman dispels numerous myths about the Cuban leader and his association with baseball. In this groundbreaking study, Bjarkman establishes how Fidel constructed, rather than dismantled, Cuba’s true baseball Golden Age-one that followed rather than preceded the 1959 revolution. Bjarkman also demonstrates that Fidel was not at all unique in "politicizing" baseball as often maintained, since the island sport traces its roots to the 19th-century revolution. Fidel’s avowed devotion to a non-materialist society would ultimately sow the seeds of collapse for the baseball empire he built over more than a half-century, just as the same obsession would finally dismantle the larger social revolution he had painstakingly authored.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Baseball America – January 11, 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 30 MB
Overview: Baseball America has been bringing you the best baseball information in the game for more than 30 years, a must-have resource for fans as well as people who work in the game. Every issue features coverage of the majors, minors, college and high school baseball as well as prospects, prospects and more prospects. Whether you’re looking to win your fantasy league or stay on top of the game at all levels, Baseball America puts it all in your hands.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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