Charles Radbourn won fifty-nine games in 1884, the stuff of legends. In eleven years he racked up over three hundred wins and forty-five hundred innings—mind-blowing numbers. And yet the facts of this Hall of Famer’s play are more credible than the stories of his life of alcohol, womanizing, wild brawling, and, later, the ravages of syphilis. Radbourn’s plaque at Cooperstown presents an image that is almost caricature: cap set forward, mouth open, mustache pricked up at the ends and thick as his nose is long, nearly. Not Charles, but Ol’ Hoss. It is now May 1941, and the invented Chicago Tribune journalist John Trapp is on a train for Bloomington, Illinois, to cover ceremonies honoring the late Radbourn. Trapp meets (the real) baseballer Clark Griffith, who begins to tell him tales of the great pitcher. Our authors then have Trapp craft the first biography of the man, anchoring the details of his life in fact.
The companion book for the first diving course.
More and more kids and teens want to learn to dive. "Let's dive" is an excellent illustrated guide. The self-explanatory step-by-step-illustrations and the easy-to-understand texts explain in clear and simple terms and in a very interesting and entertaining manner. This book support the learning up to the first diving certificate.
Many practical tips and hints make the book an ideal companion for young divers.
This is a riveting read for a cricket lover, especially an India fan. A remarkable, eye-witness history of the Cricket World Cup from an Indian perspective the book details the little-known story of India's turning point in one-day cricket in Guyana, when Kapil Dev's team in March 1983 beat the previously unassailable West Indies in their backyard. It also reminds readers of the tremor that was felt in the cricketing world when India repeated the success at Manchester in the World Cup 10 weeks later, before defeating the same side in the final two weeks later. It relives India's forgotten triumph in the 1985 World Championship and the rekindling of hope when Sourav Ganguly's team finished as runners-up in the 2003 World Cup. The book further depicts how MS Dhoni planned victory, together with Sachin Tendulkar inspiring Yuvraj Singh to perform at his best, in the 2011 tournament.
The book is embellished by illuminating reports and scores on each India match and every semi-final and final in the World Cup since its inception. Finally, it discusses India's prospects in the 2019 World Cup.
Coach Jim Calhoun is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. Having sent countless players to the NBA, Coach Calhoun is known for producing not just great athletes but great human beings. In A Passion to lead, he shares the principles that have allowed him to have such a fundamental impact on so many young men. When he took command of the Connecticut Huskies, the team had lost five straight seasons. In seventeen years under his leadership, Calhoun has gone on to create a legacy: the team has dominated the Big East Conference while winning two collegiate national championships. But what makes Coach Calhoun such an excellent leader? What are his motivational techniques? Calhoun reveals them here, and includes anecdotes about his life as a coach, family man and, ultimately, a teacher-as well as the following key principles: o Win Every Day: develop good habits, set high standards o Hands on and Hands off: hire good people and give them space but be detail-oriented o Craft a Plan B: be flexible and clever when circumstances demand tactical shifts o And much more!
Crumpy's Campfire Companion is the entertaining third part of a trilogy on The Life and Times of a Good Keen Man. In this collection of yarns, the river, the road, the ridge and the rogue all come alive in Crump's unique humourous style. The yarns reveal his understanding and compassion for the characters and life he writes about.
Barry Crump has been New Zealand's bestselling author for more than 30 years. Crumpy's Campfire Companion will delight dedicated fans and new generations of readers alike.
Short Stories IncludeNot cricketBootsState Highway SixA lot of bullBush happyAd libA long haulBlack man's logic
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