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The Great Book of Los Angeles Sports Lists

By Steve Hartman,Matt "Money" Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 0786748877
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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With multiple franchises in pro sports—Lakers and Clippers (NBA), Dodgers and Angels (MLB), and Kings and Ducks (NHL)—plus major interest in UCLA and USC athletics, LA’s fans are some of the most sports-crazed in the country. Matt “Money” Smith and Steve Hartman—two of the leading authorities on So-Cal sports—stir up the scene with this entertaining compilation, including guest lists from Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Luc Robitaille, Jeanie Buss, Steve Garvey, and many more.

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 302
  • Pdf File: the-100-greatest-days-in-new-york-sports.pdf

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New York City sports history, like the city itself, is noisy, confident, and endlessly fascinating. This is the city where Joe Louis struck a blow against the Nazis, where major league baseball was integrated, and where marathons and professional tennis came into their own. The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports, Updated Edition, recounts New York’s greatest sporting moments, from Jackie Robinson integrating baseball to the Ali-Frazier fight to the New York Giants stunning the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. It covers dramatic sporting events involving the likes of Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams, Reggie Jackson, Dr. J, Joe Namath, and many more. This updated edition features a new, chronological approach to highlight the remarkable history and development of sports in the city and the nation. It also includes many new moments, an updated ranking, and a single list that incorporates events that took place outside the city but involved New York teams. Pick a sport—baseball, football, basketball, boxing, tennis—and in every case New York has had front-row seats for the sport’s major developments and most memorable events. The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports illuminates how important sports are to the life of New York and the city’s preeminent place in American sports history. It’s about all the “firsts” that occurred here, the many titles that have been won, and all the drama in between.

Suburban Xanadu

By David G. Schwartz
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136757406
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: suburban-xanadu.pdf

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Urban gambling, linked to poverty, crime and corruption, was once considered a blight on US cities. Gambling then followed the exodus of Americans into the suburbs after World War II and now, at the beginning of the 21st century, most Americans live within a four-hour drive of a casino. What explains the success of places like Las Vegas? The self-c

Off the Record

By Allison Samuels
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061750980
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: off-the-record.pdf

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A collection of offbeat, funny, and often moving backstories of the many entertainers and athletes covered by award-winning Newsweek journalist Allison Samuels, Off the Record reveals the inner worlds of today's A-list black celebrities. With anecdotes on everyone from Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O'Neal, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, and Whitney Houston, this "all-access" book is filled with insightful stories that never made it into the pages of the mainstream press. From her start at CAA's infamous agent training program—which included tasks such as blowing up 200 dinosaurs for the lobby when Steven Spielberg made a quick visit, and picking up Ted Danson's half-million-dollar weekly paycheck—there was no chore too small. But these humble beginnings gave Samuels access to Hollywood's A-list and led to her eventual focus on the world of black entertainers.

Big Pumpkin

By Erica Silverman
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442426381
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 148
  • Pdf File: big-pumpkin.pdf

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A little bat uses brains over brawn in this not-so-scary Halloween picture book. The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine. It’s so big the ghost can’t move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there’ll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day. How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You'll be surprised!

A Statistical History of Rugby League

By Stephen Kane
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1483643956
  • Total of Pages : 785
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: a-statistical-history-of-rug.pdf

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A Statistical History of Rugby League I always wanted to produce these stats as just a way to take my mind off my back injury and help fi ll in my days but I also wanted them to be as accurate as I could make them, so as I found stats I had to cross check them with other books and websites and to try to be as acurate as possible and with various sites and books and micrfi sch fi lms I actually went through every game ever played. there are the players stats in alphabetical order then there is the order of Darren Lockyer on 355 games down to every player that just played 1 game, (1 game is still more than most players ever got a chance to play), then there is the list of games played at 1 club and then the lists of pointscorers from Hazam El Masri all the way down to the guys that kicked 1 fi eld goal for a solitary point, as well as the pointscorers at 1 club, also the tryscorers lists from The Great Ken Irvine on 212 all the way to 1 and at 1 club Ken Irvine on 171 to 1 again, then goalkickers and fi eld goal kickers. then with the club stats I have added in the records for more than 1 try in a game and all the Hat tricks 4’s, 5’s, 6’s 7’s and eight in a game also the most points, tries, goals f/goals in a game season and career at every club including the clubs that are no longer around, like Cumberland who where only in for 1 season. now with these statistics there may be people out there that are either the players or family of the players that the stats are about and corrections may be needed and I am happy for any feedback, but please remember this is as accurate as I could fi nd with the resources I had available, and there is no opinion involved just cold hard stats, some of the sin binned players I had to go back through some 1000 hours of DVD’s and video tapes to find which particular brawl or punch having said that there is 2 of these stats where I have included my opinion the fi rst is for the Golden Boot Award, there was a period between 1991-1998 where the award wasnt given, so I have listed the players that I believe should have won the award, butI took into consideration the RLW player of the Year the Dally M award, the English Player of the Year and various other Awards that were on off er in those years, the other one and I hope this causes much discussion is in the State of Origin Records, in particular the 1987 Series, if you ask a Queenslander the Game in Los Angeles was an Exhibition Match, but the way I see it if it was a joke match why did they send a full strength Team, so with New South Wales winning Games 1 and 4 and Queensland winning Games 2 and 3 the series was Drawn 2 all, I know that with Queensland winning the Last 7 Series it Doesn’t mean much as they have the Series Overall lead Anyway, but as a Passionate Blues Supporter this is a Wrong that Historically should be Righted. Anyway that all being said I hope you enjoy the read and maybe even end some arguments with these stats as much as I have enjoyed bringing them to you and I will continue to do so in the future.

Game Six

By Mark Frost
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 1401394817
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 762
  • Pdf File: game-six.pdf

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Boston, Tuesday, October 21, 1975. The Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds have endured an excruciating three-day rain delay. Tonight, at last, they will play Game Six of the World Series. Leading three games to two, Cincinnati hopes to win it all; Boston is desperate to stay alive. But for all the anticipation, nobody could have predicted what a classic it would turn out to be: an extra-innings thriller, created by one of the Big Red Machine's patented comebacks and the Red Sox's improbable late-inning rally; clutch hitting, heart-stopping defensive plays, and more twists and turns than a Grand Prix circuit, climaxed by one of the most famous home runs in baseball history that ended it in the twelfth. Here are all the inside stories of some of that era's biggest names in sports: Johnny Bench, Luis Tiant, Sparky Anderson, Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski--eight Hall of Famers in all--as well as sportscasters and network execs, cameramen, umpires, groundskeepers, politicians, and fans who gathered in Fenway that extraordinary night. Game Six is an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at what is considered by many to be the greatest baseball game ever played--remarkable also because it was about so much more than just balls and strikes. This World Series marked the end of an era; baseball's reserve clause was about to be struck down, giving way to the birth of free agency, a watershed moment that changed American sports forever. In bestselling author Mark Frost's talented hands, the historical significance of Game Six becomes every bit as engrossing as its compelling human drama.

The Match

By Mark Frost
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 1401389996
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 173
  • Pdf File: the-match.pdf

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In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era -- Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan -- against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. The year: 1956. Decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

Basketball's Most Wanted™

By Floyd Conner
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  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1574883615
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 203
  • Pdf File: basketball-s-most-wanted.pdf

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All-American George Glamack was known as the "Blind Bomber" because his eyesight was so poor that he couldn’t see the basket. Bobby Bailey once fouled out of a game in three minutes. The first professional basketball player, Fred Cooper, earned sixteen dollars per game. Swedish player Mats Wermelin scored all 272 points in a game. Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach punched out the owner of the St. Louis Hawks prior to a game. Dennis Rodman dressed like a bride for his book signing. Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points in an NBA game, claimed to have had 20,000 lovers. The 1936 Olympic basketball gold medal game was played on a muddy court during a driving rainstorm. Former vice president Al Gore played college basketball at Harvard. Basketball's Most Wanted™ chronicles 700 of the most outlandish players, coaches, and fans in basketball history. Its seventy lists describe in humorous detail basketball’s top-ten worst shooters, strangest plays, bizarre nicknames, politicians who played, little-known records, unlikely NBA teams, and more.

THE BIG BOOK OF JOBS 2012-2013

By McGraw-Hill Education
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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071774564
  • Total of Pages : 960
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 953
  • Pdf File: the-big-book-of-jobs-2012-2013.pdf

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Up-to-date, authoritative job information from the most trusted source—the U.S. Department of Labor Does your resume tell employers what they really need to know? Which fields are showing the most growth opportunity? What is a realistic salary for the job you want? Whether you’ve recently earned a degree, decided to change careers, or reentered the workforce after an extended absence, is the guide you need to make the right decisions—the first time around. “The Job-Seekers Guide” provides expert advice on: Choosing a career path Building career-management skills Researching careers in the information age Writing effective cover letters and polished resumes “The Occupational Outlook Handbook” offers the latest statistics on: Working conditions Employment trends and outlooks Training, qualifications, and advancement Salary ranges

Unbroken

By Laura Hillenbrand
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0679603751
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 751
  • Pdf File: unbroken.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand. Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News “An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly “A tale of triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] masterfully told true story . . . nothing less than a marvel.”—Washingtonian “[Hillenbrand tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace.”—Time “Hillenbrand [is] one of our best writers of narrative history. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Legendary Adventures of the Baseball Fan

By Chris Stanisci CPA
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1796073407
  • Total of Pages : 54
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 602
  • Pdf File: legendary-adventures-of-the-baseball-fan.pdf

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CHRIS STANISCI Born May 8, 1975 at NYU Hospital in Manhattan, New York. Attended elementary school in Laurel Hollow, New York and middle and high school at Cold Spring Harbor High School from 7th thru 11th grade. Spent senior year and graduated from Hicksville High School in New York. After High School attended two semesters at Nassau Community College in New York. Moved to Raleigh North Carolina for a short period of time before moving to Cape Coral, Florida. While in Cape Coral I attended what was then Edison Community College. Upon graduating with an associate’s degree determined to go to the University of South Florida in pursuit of a degree in accounting completed my bachelor’s and masters of accountancy at the University of South Florida. While in Tampa, I also was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting fraternity and a member of Big Brother and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay as a volunteer. After completing my degree I went to work for the State of Florida and held office with the State in various locations, Tallahassee, back to Tampa, and Marianna, Florida. While in Tallahassee, I took and passed all 4 parts of the last written CPA examination on the first attempt. I also met my wife Michelle in Tallahassee where we were married on March 17, 2007 at Dorothy B. Oven Park. We lived in Tallahassee together for 2 years before I transferred my job to Tampa. While in Tampa my wife gave birth to a micro preemie on April 18, 2011 and we named her Christa. We lived in Tampa until June of 2014 before we relocated closer to my wife’s parents in Graceville. I held a position with the State of Florida at an office in Marianna, Florida. In June 2019 we purchased our first home in Chipley, Florida and Christa is now a beautiful eight year old girl. As a precursor, here is a list of all the major league stadiums visited prior to 2019: 1) Fenway Park, Boston Massachusetts 2) Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles California 3) Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Maryland 4) Nationals Park, Washington D.C. 5) Shea Stadium, Flushing New York 6) Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego California 7) Turner Field, Atlanta Georgia 8) Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens Florida 9) Former Yankee Stadium, Bronx New York

Bring in the Right-Hander!

By Jerry Reuss
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803255098
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: bring-in-the-right-hander.pdf

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One of only twenty-nine Major Leaguers to play in four different decades, Jerry Reuss pitched for eight teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates twice. So when Reuss tells his story, he covers about as much of baseball life as any player can. Bring In the Right-Hander! puts us on the mound for the winning pitch in Game Five of the 1981 World Series, then takes us back to the schoolyards and ball fields of Overland, Missouri, where Reuss first dreamed of that scene. His baseball odyssey, dedicated to the mantra “work hard and play harder,” began in 1969 with his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals (who traded him three years later for mustache-related reasons). Reuss carries us through his winning seasons with the Dodgers, taking in a no-hitter and that World Series triumph, and introducing us to some of baseball’s most colorful characters. Along the way, as the grizzled veteran faces injuries, releases, and trips to the Minors, then battling his way back into the Majors to finish his career with the Pirates, we get a glimpse of the real grit behind big league life, on and off the field.