A Palace in the Nation's Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators revives memories and the history of Griffith Stadium through detailed summaries of more than 70 games played there, as well as insightful essays. The ballpark's rich and storied history of Negro League baseball is included, too.
Griffith Stadium was the home of the American League charter member Washington Senators from 1911 through 1960 and the identically named expansion team in 1961. Situated in the middle of a bustling residential neighborhood with tree-lined streets on what is now the site of the Howard University Hospital, Griffith Stadium was known for its cavernous dimensions, a unique outfield notch in center field with a conspicuously large tree behind the wall, cozy quarters, and something no ballpark or stadium in the US had: a presidential box. For more than 50 years, presidents traveled from the White House two miles northeast to Griffith Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
This volume is a collaborative effort of dozens of members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
This is a true story.As a kid growing up in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood in New York City, Joe Moglia dreamed of someday becoming the head coach of a college football team – not of becoming a corporate titan.But sometimes, life gets in the way of our dreams. By the time Joe was in his early 30s, he had risen through the high school and college football ranks to become the defensive coordinator at Dartmouth. His dream was very much within reach. Problem was, Joe wasn't making enough money to support his growing family. Faced with the hard choice between chasing his lifelong dream and supporting his wife and four young kids, Joe did the honorable thing: He walked away from football and went to Wall Street to try to find a job that would foot the bills at home.Joe had no training in finance. He had no MBA. His resume reflected his coaching accomplishments and his teaching jobs. And yet, somehow, through grit and determination, he was able to land an entry-level position at Merrill Lynch.Fast forward 25 years later. Joe had reached the business world's mountaintop. He was the CEO of TD Ameritrade, one of the country's most successful financial firms. He was recognized as one of the most respected corporate chiefs in America.But over all those years, Joe never shook his passion for coaching football. In 2008, he made a fateful and stunning decision: He voluntarily walked away from his high-paying corporate job to do the one thing he'd left undone in his life. He decided to pursue his original passion for becoming a college football head coach.Getting hired as a college coach proved incredibly difficult. College athletic directors told him it was an impossible feat. He'd been out of football for nearly three decades. Undaunted, and at age 60, Joe became an unpaid intern with the University of Nebraska's football team in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he was named the head coach of the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League, a professional league teetering on the brink of financial collapse. It was a risky proposition, but one he felt he needed to take to prove to his naysayers that he could coach a college team. Failure would mean the death of a dream that refused to die.As told by Forbes writer, Monte Burke, 4th & Goal is a detailed account of Joe Moglia's amazing and uplifting life story, his quest for his ultimate dream and its stunning conclusion. It's a tale of overcoming adversity...of never giving up...of never losing sight of one's true goals in life. It is a story, quite literally, of a dream deferred, but never forgotten.A Hachette Audio production.
If you read my first book, Buy a Game, you know what happened: I finally made the team my senior year, and the rest is history. I walked on in college, got recruited to another college after my freshman season, and played nine years of professional basketball in eight countries.
During this process, in 2006, I began publishing videos to a new site called YouTube. Over the course of more than 7,000 videos, many players asked questions about a shared challenge that has kept myriad players from advancing in basketball: performing at tryouts.
Some of the most common questions: How can I best impress the coach at tryouts? What can I do to stand out?What position should I play at tryouts? What if I'm not allowed to play my normal position during tryouts? How can I get the returning players to respect my game?What mindset should I have during tryouts? What can I do to better my skills with only a week’s time before tryouts? Should I get hyped up before tryouts or remain calm and steady? I didn't make it this year. Can you tell me exactly what I should do to get ready for tryouts next season? I feel like my career will be over before it starts if I don't make the team - can you please help me get ready for tryouts?
To address these questions and others on the subject of basketball-team tryouts, I created this workbook.
By completing this workbook, you will: Know exactly what will be expected of you at tryoutsUnderstand your ideal mindset for playing your best and know how to get into this mindset at any timeBe able to relax yourself and defeat any possible nerves or performance anxiety before tryouts Perform to the best of your ability at tryouts, definitively securing the roster spot you covet
Launched in 1914, two years after the ill-fated voyage of her sister ship, RMS Titanic, the Britannic was intended to be superior to her tragic twin in every way. But war intervened and in 1915 she was requisitioned as a hospital ship. Just one year later, while on her way to collect troops wounded in the Balkans campaign, she fell victim to a mine laid by a German U-boat and tragically sank in the middle of the Aegean Sea.
There her wreck lay, at a depth of 400 feet, until it was discovered 59 years later by legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau. In 1996 the wreck was bought by the author of this book, Simon Mills.
Exploring the Britannic tells the complete story of this enigmatic ship: her construction, launch and life, her fateful last voyage, and the historical findings resulting from the exploration of the well-preserved wreck over a period of 40 years. With remarkable sonar scans and many never before seen photographs of the wreck, plus the original Harland & Wolff ship plans, not previously published in their entirety, Exploring the Britannic finally details how the mysteries surrounding the 100-year-old enigma were laid to rest, and what the future might also hold for her.
The World Cup returned to England after 20 years; the Almanack tells the story of the tournament and pays a tribute to the winners. What did it take to win? Writers include Sir Viv Richards, Ian Chappell, Yuvraj Singh.
Mike Brearley discusses India's reaction to the new and untested, and finds a pattern there. British actor and director Harry Burton recalls his playing days with Nobel Laureate and cricket fan Harold Pinter. Former CBI chief R K Raghavan details the match fixing saga that nearly brought Indian cricket to its knees while Nandan Kamat seeks a law against fixing. Gulu Ezekiel details the collector's life, and what makes it special. Andreas Campomar writes about a commemorative game in Argentina, where cricket has been played for 150 years.
Writers include the world's finest, Gideon Haigh, Rahul Bhattacharya, Geoff Lemon, Andrew Fernando, Sidhartha Monga, Sandeep Dwivedi, Neil Manthorp, Peter Lalor, Tim Wigmore.
Unmukt Chand describes his struggles while Karunya Keshav and Snehal Pradhan capture the drama and the possibilities in women's cricket around the world. The quality of the writing remains consistently high while there are surprises and breath-taking material galore.
The Six Cricketers of the Year and the Personality of the Year take their place among the other Wisden India Almanack staples: obituaries, book reviews, chronicles and the editor's notes.
Mumbai's dramatic IPL win and the tournament details and commentary give the season at a glance. Who are the some of the country's best-known club cricketers, those who played for years and became local celebrities but seldom went on to bigger things? Wisden India Almanack tells their story.
The international season, the domestic season complete with the details of the first class and other matches and records from the lower levels to the international, have been meticulously collected in this, the most respected annual cricket reference manual.
When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O'Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game.The Soul of Baseball is as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. Driven by a relentless optimism and his two great passions—for America's pastime and for jazz, America's music—O'Neil played solely for love. In an era when greedy, steroid-enhanced athletes have come to characterize professional ball, Posnanski offers a salve for the damaged spirit: the uplifting life lessons of a truly extraordinary man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy and love life.
The voice of motor racing and much loved public figure – and the man responsible for introducing millions of viewers to the previously inaccessible world of Formula 1 – tells the story of his incident-packed life, with a brand new chapter on his globetrotting adventures since retirement.Murray Walker is a national treasure. When the man who made famous the catch phrase 'Unless I'm very much mistaken… I AM very much mistaken!!!' announced that he was retiring as ITV's Grand Prix commentator, the media reacted as if the sport itself was losing one of its biggest stars.His reputation for mistakes was the making of Walker. He was the fan who happened to be given the keys to the commentary box – and never wanted to give them back. His high-octane delivery kept viewers on the edge of their seats, while his passion for talking about the sport he loved was matched by an all-encompassing knowledge gained through hours of painstaking research before every race.In his book he writes about his childhood and the influence that his father, British motorcycle champion Graham Walker, had on his career. Failing to match his father's achievements on the track after active service in World War II, he made a successful career for himself in advertising which catapulted him to the top of his profession.An offer from the BBC to take over the commentary seat for their F1 broadcasts was too good to turn down, and it wasn't long before the infamous 'Murrayisms' enlivened a sport which until then had been shrouded in a cloak of unfathomable technical jargon and mind-numbing statistics.He also talks about the biggest changes in the sport over the last 50 years, in particular the safety issues which came to the fore after the tragic death of Ayrton Senna, which he witnessed first hand. His partnership with James Hunt behind the microphone is the subject of some hilarious anecdotes, while his views on drivers past and present such as Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher make for fascinating reading.
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