Pull Up a Chair

Author: Curt Smith
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597974242
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Discusses the lengthy career of the famous sportscaster, including his early life, his move with the Dodgers to Los Angeles, and his numerous awards for outstanding work in his field.

Pull Up a Chair

Author: Curt Smith
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597976229
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The Voice of the Dodgers

George H W Bush

Author: Curt Smith
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612346855
Format: PDF, ePub
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A long-time political speech writer for George H. W. Bush discusses his presidency in depth, including the invasion of Panama, the first Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

Tales from the Deadball Era

Author: Mark S. Halfon
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612346480
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The Deadball Era (1901û1920) is a baseball fanÆs dream. Hope and despair, innocence and cynicism, and levity and hostility blended then to create an air of excitement, anticipation, and concern for all who entered the confines of a major league ballpark. Cheating for the sake of victory earned respect, corrupt ballplayers fixed games with impunity, and violence plagued the sport. Spectators stormed the field to attack players and umpires, ballplayers charged the stands to pummel hecklers, and physical battles between opposing clubs occurred regularly in a phenomenon known as ôrowdyism.ö At the same time, endearing practices infused baseball with lightheartedness, kindness, and laughter. Fans ran onto the field with baskets of flowers, loving cups, diamond jewelry, gold watches, and cash for their favorite players in the middle of games. Ballplayers volunteered for ôbenefit contestsö to aid fellow big leaguers and the country in times of need. ôJoke gamesö reduced sport to pure theater as outfielders intentionally dropped fly balls, infielders happily booted easy grounders, hurlers tossed soft pitches over the middle of the plate, and umpires ignored the rules. Winning meant nothing, amusement meant everything, and league officials looked the other way. Mark Halfon looks at life in the major leagues in the early 1900s, the careers of John McGraw, Ty Cobb, and Walter Johnson, and the events that brought about the end of the Deadball Era. He highlights the strategies, underhanded tactics, and bitter battles that defined this storied time in baseball history, while providing detailed insights into the players and teams involved in bringing to a conclusion this remarkable period in baseball history.

Miracle Men

Author: Josh Suchon
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623682207
Format: PDF
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The 1988 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers are best remembered for Kirk Gibson's dramatic home run, Orel Hershiser's pitching dominance, and manager Tommy Lasorda's masterfully corny motivation, but there was much more that made the season memorable, bittersweet, and controversial, and this book explains it all. Using hundreds of hours of new interviews with players, coaches, broadcasters, and fans and combing through newspapers and magazines, Josh Suchon takes a new generation of Dodgers fans back to their memorable 1988 championship season. From the end of Don Sutton's Hall of Fame career and the memorable 46-day stretch of pitching by Hershiser that hasn't been equaled since to unlikely playoff heroes Mike Scioscia, Mickey Hatcher, and Mike Davis, "Miracle Men" encapsulates the fever and fervor that surrounded the team and the city of Los Angeles in the summer and fall of 1988.

Windows on the White House

Author: Curt Smith
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN:
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Looks at the backgrounds, missions, similarities, and differences between the twelve presidential libraries in the United States.

I Live for This

Author: Bill Plaschke
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547347271
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An award-winning sportswriter teams up with LA Dodgers manager and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda to reveal the secrets of his unlikely success. Tommy Lasorda is baseball's true immortal and one of its larger than life figures. A former pitcher who was overshadowed by Sandy Koufax, Lasorda went on to a Hall of Fame career as a manager with one of baseball's most storied franchises. His teams won two World Series, four National League pennants, and eight division titles. He was twice named National League manager of the year and he also led the United States baseball team to the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In I Live for This! award-winning sportswriter Bill Plaschke shows us one of baseball's last living legends as we've never seen him before, revealing the man behind the myth, the secrets to his amazing, unlikely success, and his unvarnished opinions on the state of the game. Bravely and brilliantly, I Live for This! dissects the personality to give us the person. By the end we’re left with an indelible portrait of a legend that, if Tommy Lasorda has anything to say about it, we won’t ever forget.

Tommy Lasorda

Author: Colin Gunderson
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633191583
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Tommy Lasorda believed that winning wasn't about being the best, but about believing you are the best and that philosophy runs throughout Tommy Lasorda: My Way. Author Colin Gunderson takes readers through Lasorda's days as a player and the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, including their two World Series Championships in 1981 and 1988. It also provides fans with a peek at what makes Lasorda tick: his relationship with his father, Sabatino, whom he emulated; his childhood growing up in Norristown, Pennsylvania, working odd jobs; and his unfailing work ethic. That work ethic helped him become one of baseball's most successful managers as he won the World Series twice, won four National League pennants and eight division titles with the Dodgers. In this book, fans will recall some of their favorite Lasorda anecdotes, and will also be privy to new information and rich background on this national baseball treasure, including memories from an All-Star roster of Dodgers stars.

Chick

Author: Steve Springer
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 9781572436183
Format: PDF, ePub
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A portrait of the legendary sportscaster for the Los Angeles Lakers draws on the unfinished memoirs of Chick Hearn to provide an anecdotal look at the career of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, accompanied by stories from fans about Hearn and his accomplishments and a CD containing some memorable moments from his broadcasts.