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Wild pitches : rumblings, grumblings, and reflections on the game I love

Author: Jayson Stark
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every baseball fan knows that Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols are among the best to ever play the game. But how do their high-priced contracts impact their teams' abilities to compete for a World Series title? Which managers and executives are best at getting the most out of their roster, year-in and year-out? And how does sabremetrics play into all of this? In this book, veteran ESPN columnist Jayson Stark explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Trivia and miscellanea
Records (Sports)
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stark, Jayson, 1951-
Wild pitches
(DLC) 2013050911
(OCoLC)862098975
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jayson Stark
ISBN: 9781623688189 1623688183 9781623688165 1623688167
OCLC Number: 876592812
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Tim Kurkjian; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Big Picture; Why Baseball's History Matters; The Hall of Fame: Where Do We Go From Here?; The Information Age; The Age of the Pitcher; The Stuff Winners are Made Of; The Best Records in Baseball (Now that Barry Has Ruined the Home Run Records); Chapter 2: It Happens Every Spring; The End of Al Lang; Josh Hamilton is Back; Red Sox Contemplate Life After the Curse; The Return of Jim Leyland; How the Tigers Changed Their Stripes; Not Just Another Hurdle for the Pirates. Greatest Spring Injuries of All TimeReggie Sanders' Guide to Spring Training; The Invited to Spring Training All-Stars; Chapter 3: Champions; The 2009 Yankees; The 2004 Red Sox; The 2005 White Sox; The 2010 Giants; The 2011 Cardinals; Chapter 4: October Classics; The Greatest World Series Game Ever; Pujols' Homer; The Mr. November World Series; The Bartman Game; Never Underestimate the Rally Monkey; Chapter 5: What I Got Right-and Wrong; The World Series Beckons the Cubs; One Win Away; San Francisco Will Never Be the Same; The Red Sox are Going to Win the World Series; Chapter 6: Legends. Pondering the Pete Rose Induction That Wasn'tHow Great Was Chipper?; The Thumb and Bobby Cox; Mariano's Last Spring; The Commish Drops By the Bonds Watch; Chapter 7: Philly!; A Tribute to Harry Kalas; Farewell to the Vet; Phillies on the Verge of History; Phillies Pull Off a Game 4 Miracle; Remembering Tug; Vuke: The Greatest .161 Hitter Who Ever Lived; Jamie Moyer Just Can't Stop Pitching; 10,000 Losses; Chapter 8: Just for the Fun of It; The True Story of Glove Talking; "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"; Duane Kuiper's Unforgettable Homer; The World Series That Wasn't. The 25 Greatest Home Run Derby MomentsDoes Anybody Know the Rules?; Strange But True Feats of the Millennium; Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Jayson Stark.
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"Every baseball fan knows that Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols are among the best to ever play the game. But how do their high-priced contracts impact their teams' abilities to compete for a World Series title? Which managers and executives are best at getting the most out of their roster, year-in and year-out? And how does sabremetrics play into all of this? In this book, veteran ESPN columnist Jayson Stark explores these questions and many more. Supplemented with insightful commentary from countless baseball insiders, it gives baseball fans a rare, fascinating glimpse into the why behind the game's winners and losers"--

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