Sports Illustrated: Strange and Amazing Baseball Stories: Sports Illustrated

Strange and Amazing Baseball Stories
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Baseball - General, Juvenile Fiction / General, General, Juvenile Nonfiction, Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction, Children: Young Adult (Gr.
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL9339866M
ISBN 100671701207
ISBN 139780671701208

The book started with a little introdution of how to understand the baseball game. Later we started to read interesting stories like the one about George Herman "Babe" Ruth and his 60 homeruns in one sesson, and the era of stolen bases by Ricky Henderson inwhen he was a New York Yankee super-player.4/5(1).

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The Sports Illustrated people have tried to put the baseball facts into a larger pop cultural context, so the young reader learns, for instance, who won the World Series in and what famous people were born that year.

A lot of the pictures I've never seen before, so it's a fun book /5(51). : Sports Illustrated: Strange and Amazing Baseball Stories () by Gutman and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(13).

The book started with a little introdution of how to understand the baseball game. Later we started to read interesting stories like the one about George Herman "Babe" Ruth and his 60 homeruns in one sesson, and the era of stolen bases by Ricky Henderson inwhen he was a 4/5. Sports Illustrated book.

Read 12 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Brian Eshleman rated it it was amazing. Quite the comprehensive read.A little heavy on the "steroids in baseball" story, the "Stan Musial was really under-rated/a really good guy," and, not shockingly given the east-coast bias the /5.

This book contains a number of short to medium length articles written for Sports Illustrated magazine by leading sports writers, mainly about great or unique baseball players. SI has always had a stable of really good writers (Frank Deford, George Plimpton, Tom Verducci to name a few).Reviews:   Bill Gutman is the author of more than two hundred books for both children and adults in a writing career that has spanned some five decades.

His first book was an adult-level biography of former basketball star Pistol Pete Maravich, and since then he has written children's and young adult biographies and profiles of many prominent sports stars such as Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, /5(1).

Tom Verducci is Sports Illustrated’s senior baseball writer and a three-time National Sportswriter of the Year (, and ).He is also a game and studio analyst for FOX Sports and MLB. Editor's note: Tom Seaver died on Aug.

31,at age This story was written in October Tom Seaver looked out the window of his home office in Calistoga, Calif., his back to baseball. This story appears in the Jissue of Sports more great storytelling and in-depth analysis, subscribe to the magazine—and get up to 94% off the cover price.

This curious intelligence is to be found in a book called The George Brett Story (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, $) by John Garrity, which was excerpted in the Aug.

17 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. I found the French-fries news remarkable in a portrayal of a year-old man who is said to have matured greatly in recent years, but I should quickly add. Sidd Finch is a fictional baseball player, the subject of the notorious April Fools' Day hoax article "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" written by George Plimpton and first published in the April 1,issue of Sports ing to Plimpton, Finch was raised in an English orphanage, learned yoga in Tibet, and could throw a fastball as fast as miles per hour ( km/h).

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Bechtel's new title from Sports Illustrated Kids offers an entertaining and educational exploration of baseball's evolution from the early s to present day. Four well-defined chapters keep the material organized. Colorful illustrations, timelines, and action photographs provide eye-catching compliments to the tex/5(15).

The Fight () is Norman Mailer’s amazing retelling of the Rumble in the Jungle, and the giant, glossy Greatest of all Time (; reprint) by Taschen, is the coffee table book to top. Sports Illustrated is the Saturday Night Live of 20 years, journalists have been declaring it dead, saying it barely resembles the hallowed institution of their youth.

This week, SI. This book is amazing just because it exists. Fred Lieb wrote about baseball from the early s until his death. In the s, he put everything down on paper for one of the most surreal. Two books have been published featuring his collected works: Beyond the Game: The Collected Sportswriting of Gary Smith and Going Deep: 20 Classic Sports Stories.

Smith began writing for SI in Before that he wrote for the Wilmington News-Journal, the Philadelphia Daily News, New York’s Daily News and Inside Sports.

Strange and Amazing Football Stories (Sports Illustrated) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, Author: Bill Gutman. story in Sports Illustrated, April 6, Thirty years ago. Pow. Wow. If I could point to one moment when the mysteries of baseball first overwhelmed me, it would be when Sports Illustrated picked the Indians to win -- the single worst prediction, I contend, in sports history.

"Believe it!" the biggest and best sports magazine in America. A wonderful book. Great stories and bios on past and current players. The history of the Green Bay Packers was great. A must read for all Green Bay Packers fans. I live in Wisconsin so of course am a Green Bay Packer fan.

I have passed this book on to my grandson as he is a big fan of the Green Bay Packers. He was thrilled to get the book/5(8). Sports Illustrated received over 2, inquiries about Sidd Finch and kept the story going for a week by announcing that he had disappeared from.

This bright, beginning reader book is well illustrated with photographs and accompanying large font. It walks the reader through the basics of a baseball game, from the various different positions on the field, to how the game progresses/5(25).

Baseball: Then to WOW!, by The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids History buffs especially will be wowed by this book, which traces baseball’s history over the past century. Kids will learn about the evolution of the game, the equipment, and even the story behind baseball frankfurters.

"It crushed my life," says Pat Strange, remembering sucker punches to the ribs he had felt during preinning warmups as Cole ran off, cackling, toward centerfield. Strange's voice catches. He is driving his nine-year-old son, Brian Cole Strange, to baseball practice and describing a memorial service held 11 years earlier inside the Meridian High.

Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated has treated us to a wide variety of his best baseball stories from to March of "The Left Arm of God" can only be about Sandy Koufax, the competitive fire of Jack Morris pitching game seven of the World Series for the Twins against the Braves, the stress of being a major league closer, the agony of the Red Sox and Cubs, the tragedy of Reviews: 9.

A veteran writer for Sports Illustrated, Creamer's biography of Babe Ruth is worthy of his extraordinary subject. Ruth is the most famous player and colorful character in the game's history, but Creamer is not awed by the task of revealing the man behind the legend.

which makes the book a revealing human story as much as a tale about sports. 10 Amazing Sports Stories That Should Be Made into Movies 0 of 10 Whether its Miracle, Brian's Song or Rudy, Hollywood has taken some of the most inspirational stories in sports and adapted them.

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