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St. Louis Cardinals Fans' Bucket List

By Dan O'Neill,Adam Wainwright
  • ISBN Code: : 1633194981
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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Every St. Louis Cardinals fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around St. Louis. From visiting Ballpark Village to learning how to do an Ozzie Smith backflip, author Dan O'Neill provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Busch Stadium. But not every experience requires a trip to St. Louis; long-distance Cardinals fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Cards from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The St. Louis Cardinals Fans' Bucket List.

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  • Pdf File: gibson-s-last-stand.pdf

Book Short Summary:

During star-pitcher Bob Gibson’s most brilliant season, the turbulent summer of 1968, he started thirty-four games and pitched every inning in twenty-eight of them, shutting out the opponents in almost half of those complete games. After their record-breaking season, Gibson and his teammates were stunned to lose the 1968 World Series to the Detroit Tigers. For the next six years, as Bob Gibson struggled to maintain his pitching excellence at the end of his career, changes in American culture ultimately changed the St. Louis Cardinals and the business and pastime of baseball itself. Set against the backdrop of American history and popular culture, from the protests of the Vietnam War to the breakup of the Beatles, the story of the Cardinals takes on new meaning as another aspect of the changes happening at that time. In the late 1960s, exorbitant salaries and free agency was threatening to change America’s game forever and negatively impact the smaller-market teams in Major League Baseball. As the Cardinals’ owner August A. Busch Jr. and manager Albert “Red” Schoendienst attempted to reinvent the team, restore its cohesiveness, and bring new blood in to propel the team back to contention for the pennant, Gibson remained the one constant on the team. In looking back on his career, Gibson mourned the end of the Golden Era of baseball and believed that the changes in the game would be partially blamed on him, as his pitching success caused team owners to believe that cash-paying customers only wanted base hits and home runs. Yet, he contended, the shrinking of the strike zone, the lowering of the mound, and the softening of the traditional rancor between the hitter and pitcher forever changed the role of the pitcher in the game and created a more politically correct version of the sport. Throughout Gibson’s Last Stand, Doug Feldmann captivates readers with the action of the game, both on and off the field, and interjects interesting and detailed tidbits on players’ backgrounds that often tie them to famous players of the past, current stars, and well-known contemporary places. Feldmann also entwines the teams history with Missouri history: President Truman and the funeral procession for President Eisenhower through St. Louis; Missouri sports legends Dizzy Dean, Mark McGwire, and Stan “the Man” Musial; and legendary announcers Harry Caray and Jack Buck. Additionally, a helpful appendix provides National League East standings from 1969 to 1975. Bob Gibson remains one of the most unique, complex, and beloved players in Cardinals history. In this story of one of the least examined parts of his career—his final years on the team—Feldmann takes readers into the heart of his complexity and the changes that swirled around him.

Taking Flight

By Rob Rains,Whitey Herzog
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Book Code : 1633194531
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 148
  • Pdf File: taking-flight.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Written by veteran sportswriter and Cardinals insider Rob Rains, Taking Flight answers two basic questions – what makes the Cardinals different from other organizations, and why are they so successful? Perhaps the most important man in the history of the organization was George Kissell. Among the future managers who came under Kissell's tutelage were Sparky Anderson, Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and the Cardinals' current manager, Mike Matheny. Kissell's imprint is still everywhere on the Cardinals' organization, nearly five years after his death. So too is the work of longtime coach and catching instructor Dave Ricketts, the man who first trained Matheny and later, Yadier Molina. It is the men such as Kissell and Ricketts, who worked for years without fame or notoriety, who helped mold the Cardinals into the franchise it is today.

Georgia Bulldogs Fans' Bucket List

By Jason Butt,Jim Donnan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Book Code : 1633199266
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: georgia-bulldogs-fans-bucket-list.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Every Georgia Bulldogs fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around Athens, Georgia. From taking part in the Dawg Walk to meeting Uga, author Jason Butt provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Sanford Stadium. But not every experience requires a trip to campus; long-distance Dawgs fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The Georgia Bulldogs Fans' Bucket List.

A Life Beyond Infinity

By Elvin C. Bell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532015968
  • Total of Pages : 1134
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: a-life-beyond-infinity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Author Elvin C. Bell began life as the fifth of ten children in a migrant farm labor family. From a one-room cabin in a cotton camp to the White House, and everything in between, hes lived a rich and colorful life. In A Life beyond Infinity, he shares a collection of essays of the people hes met from his experiences in the US Air Force, his assignments in the White House, as a reporter and writer, and as an elected representative. Bell mixes sparkling smiles, smarts, sass and sorrow in describing his visits, conversations, and friendships to provide close-ups of everyone from Presidents Kennedy, Nixon, Johnson, and Carter, to Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Milton Berle, and many other notables. In A Life beyond Infinity, Bell describes his encounters with some of the most well-known movers and shakers of the times.

Are We Winning?

By Will Leitch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 1401395899
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: are-we-winning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A hilarious tribute to baseball and to the fathers and sons who share the love of the game. Are We Winning? is built around a trip to Wrigley Field to watch the St. Louis Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs--the "lovable losers" to most fans but the hated enemy to the Leitch men. Along for the ride are both Will's father, the gregarious but not-exactly demonstrative Midwestern titan who, despite being a die-hard Cards fan and living his whole life just 200 miles south of Chicago, had never been to Wrigley Field before this game, and Will's college friend, a lifelong Cubs fan. The Cardinals have recently fallen out of the pennant race, and the Cubs, as it turns out, are attempting to clinch the division on this Saturday afternoon in September. The pitchers are Ted Lilly for the Cubs and Joel Pineiro for the Cardinals. It's just a regular game. Play ball. The book unfolds in half-inning increments where Will gives one-of-a-kind insight on the past, present, and future of the game--from Pujols' unrivaled greatness to the myth that steroids have ruined baseball. Along the way, he shares memories of his father and growing up in the small town of Mattoon, including the year his dad coached his Little League team and nicknamed a scrawny kid "Bulldog," and an unlikely postgame episode involving a biker bar and Mr. Holland's Opus. And there is beer. Lots and lots of beer. Are We Winning? is a book about the indelible bond that links fathers and sons. For the Leitch men it's baseball that holds them together--not that either of them would ever be so weak as to admit it. No matter how far apart they are or what's going on in their lives, they'll always be able to talk about baseball. It's the story of being a fan, a story about fathers, sons, and legacies. And one perfect game.

PACE'S POST: Ramblings Of Wisdom From A Middle-Aged Docs

By Victor Pace
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Book Code : 1642375187
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 814
  • Pdf File: pace-s-post.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As a family medicine physician, with 29 years of medical experiences, and 55 years of life experiences, this book is a compilation of values, ideas, and journeys. The purpose being to help enrich and balance out one's mind, body, and soul. The words written are intended for all adolescent and adult age groups crossing all spectrums. You love traveling, hobbies, activities, family time, philosophical ideals? It's all here wrapped up in one book.

Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul

By Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1453280278
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: chicken-soup-for-the-baseball-fan-s-soul.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Play Ball! These words resonate with special meaning in the minds of anyone who has ever enjoyed a game of baseball. Every fan will be amused and touched by stories of sportsmanship and victory gathered from the clay diamonds of America.

Mark Rosen's Book of Minnesota Sports Lists

By Mark Rosen,Jim Bruton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MVP Books
  • Book Code : 1627881328
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: mark-rosen-s-book-of-minnesota-sports-lists.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Beloved sportscaster Mark Rosen presents a handpicked collection of fascinating sports memories from a range of athletes, journalists, and other prominent Minnesota voices. The Minnesota sports universe is filled with star players, memorable moments (good and bad), and controversial decisions that have long sparked debate and discussion among fans. In Mark Rosen’s Book of Minnesota Sports Lists, local broadcasting legend Mark Rosen and co-author Jim Bruton present their own expert opinions and poll the biggest names from Minnesota and beyond to resolve those debates and provide the ultimate rankings of every sports question facing the Minnesota fan. No aspect of sport in Minnesota is left unturned, and Rosen includes the good, the bad, and the ugly from all levels of play: professional, college, high school, amateur, and recreational. Spanning the gamut of statewide sports—mascots, uniforms, sportswriters, movies and TV, sporting sites, and more—Rosen and Bruton explore the greatest on-field accomplishments, the biggest front-office gaffes, the forgotten heroes, the blown calls, and the scandals. Drawing from timeless Minnesota sports figures that include coaching legends, top athletes, journalists, and prominent public figures, the more than 100 lists included in Mark Rosen’s Book of Minnesota Sports Lists will fascinate, infuriate, and invigorate Minnesota sports fans of all ages and passions.

Call Me Tom

By James N. Giglio
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Book Code : 0826272614
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 990
  • Pdf File: call-me-tom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Call Me Tom is the first book-length biography of one of Missouri’s most successful senators. A moderate liberal in a conservative state, Thomas F. Eagleton was known for his political independence, integrity, and intelligence, likely the reasons Eagleton never once lost an election in his thirty years of public service. Born in St. Louis, Eagleton began his public career in 1956 as St. Louis Circuit Attorney. At 27, he was the youngest person in the history of the state to hold that position, and he duplicated the feat in his next two elected positions, attorney general in 1960 and lieutenant governor in 1964. In 1968, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served until 1987. He was thrown into the national spotlight in 1972 when revelations regarding his mental health, particularly the shock treatments he received for depression, forced his resignation as a vice presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. All of that would overshadow his significant contributions as senator, especially on environmental and social legislation, as well as his defense of Congressional authority on war making and his role in the U. S. military disengagement from Southeast Asia in 1973. Respected biographer James N. Giglio provides readers with an encompassing and nuanced portrait of Eagleton by placing the man and his career in the context of his times. Giglio allows readers to see his rumpled suits, smell the smoke of his Pall Mall cigarettes, hear his gravelly voice, and relish his sense of humor. At the same time, Giglio does not shy away from the personal torments that Eagleton had to overcome. A definitive examination of the senator’s career also reveals his unique ability to work with Republican counterparts, especially prior to the 1980s when bipartisanship was more possible. Measuring the effect his mental illness had on his career, Giglio determines that the removal of aspirations for higher office in 1972 made Eagleton a better senator. He consistently took principled stands, with the ultimate goal of preserving and modernizing the agenda of Franklin D. Roosevelt, his favorite president. Thoroughly researched using the Eagleton Papers and interviews with more than eighty-five people close to Eagleton, including family, friends, colleagues, subordinates, and former classmates, Call Me Tom offers an engaging and in-depth portrayal of a man who remained a devoted public servant throughout his life.

Read On...Biography: Reading Lists for Every Taste

By Rick Roche
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610691792
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 709
  • Pdf File: read-on-biography.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Categorizing hundreds of popular biographies according to their primary appeal—character, story, setting, language, and mood—and organizing them into thematic lists, this guide will help readers' advisors more effectively recommend titles. • A chronology of the history of the biography genre • Brief reviews of over 450 high interest biographies

The Great Book of Chicago Sports Lists

By Dan McNeil,Ed Sherman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Book Code : 0762439238
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 824
  • Pdf File: the-great-book-of-chicago-sports-lists.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Chicago sports fans are the most passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated in the country. Now, the Windy City's top sports-radio jock and a longtime native sportswriter engage this phenomenon with a compilation of informative and entertaining lists sure to stir up dialogue and debate within the buzzing Chicago sports scene. With original contributions from top Chicago sports and entertainment personalities such as Norm Van Lier, Bill Wennington, Dan Jiggetts, Pat Hughes, Len Kasper, John McDonough, Mike North, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and many more, this is a must-have reference and entertaining read for all jocks, wannabes, haters, dreamers, and died-in-the-wool Chicago sports fans.