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The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch That Changed My Life
4.0 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews
Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it.
The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch - due not to an injury or a bolt of lightning but to a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as ''the Yips''. It came without warning in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away.
Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not
I'm Keith Hernandez: A Memoir
4.1 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping and literary memoir.
Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But it was his unique blend of intelligence, humor, and talent - not to mention his unflappable leadership, playful antics, and
The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager
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ean: 9780525497738, isbn: 9780525497738,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
“An important contribution to 21st-century baseball literature. . . Mr. Colletti’s book might be even more groundbreaking [than Moneyball] in some ways: It’s a nearly unprecedented opportunity to see what running a baseball franchise looks like through the eyeballs of an actual general manager. . . [Colletti] has a gift for entertaining storytelling. . . These are stories modern general managers rarely tell, except in late-night gatherings at their favorite bars with people they know and
The Last Natural: Bryce Harper's Big Gamble in Sin City and the Greatest Amateur Season Ever
4.4 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews
Before Bryce Harper was the top pick in the Major League Baseball draft, before he signed the sport's biggest contract ever for a first-year pro, he gambled his future on one make-or-break season. The Las Vegas High School sophomore had already dominated the competition like Mickey Mantle on the playground and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which dubbed him the ''most exciting prodigy since LeBron James''. Seeking greater tests as a hitter, the precocious phenom got his GED and
Fall from Grace: The Truth and Tragedy of"Shoeless Joe" Jackson
4.7 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews
Considered by Ty Cobb as the ''finest natural hitter in the history of the game,'' ''Shoeless Joe'' Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting average - which is still ranked third all-time - the man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in the sport's history. That is until the ''Black Sox'' scandal of 1919, which shook baseball to its core.
While many have sympathized with
Finley Ball: How Two Outsiders Turned the Oakland A's into a Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781504680127, isbn: 150468012X,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews
[Read by Pam Ward] When Charlie Finley bought the A's in 1960, he was an outsider to the game-- an insurance businessman with a larger-than-life personality. He brought his cousin Carl on as his right-hand man, moved the team from Kansas City to Oakland, and pioneered a new way to put together a winning team. With legendary players like Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, and Vida Blue, the Finleys' Oakland A's won three straight World Series and riveted the nation. Now Carl Finley's daughter Nancy
Miracle in Shreveport: A Memoir of Baseball, Fatherhood, and the Stadium that Launched a Dream
By Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
ean: 9781721356515, isbn: 1721356517,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Twin brothers David and Jason Benham grew up with big dreams of baseball and an even bigger trust in God. Though they attended a small high school with no baseball field, turned down a professional offer so they could attend college together, and faced more than one missed pitch and injuries, they kept dreaming, praying together on the field, and believing in God’s provision for their lives.David and Jason’s journey, from Little League to college to professional baseball and beyond, reminds
Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
4.9 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Here is the definitive biography of Satchel Paige, an all-American story of struggle and triumph about the greatest pitcher to ever throw a baseball.
In his hometown streets of Mobile, Alabama, Satchel Paige fired rocks with enough power and precision to bring down a bird or a rival gang member. In the Negro Leagues he fine-tuned a pitch so fast that catchers complained it set their mitts on fire. After a young Joe DiMaggio managed a scratch a single off of him, a Yankees scout wired his