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The Runmakers: A New Way to Rate Baseball Players
The Runmakers: A New Way to Rate Baseball Players
by Frederick E. Taylor
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Statistics are the lifeblood of baseball. Managers pore over batting averages to determine game day lineups and batting orders; high number of runs batted in and low earned run averages receive praise from the press, higher salaries from the front office,... (read more)

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Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport
Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport
by Gary Stidder And Sid Hayes.
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An essential component of good practice in physical education is ensuring inclusivity for all pupils, regardless of need, ability or background. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education fully explores the... (read more)

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Supporting Physical Development and Physical Education in the Early Years
Supporting Physical Development and Physical Education in the Early Years
by Jonathan & Richard Bailey. Doherty
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This book considers the enormous potential of physical activity to enrich the lives of all children. The authors share the view that physical development, growth and learning are of fundamental importance in all our lives, but particularly so for the... (read more)

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Headlocks and Dropkicks: A Butt-Kicking Ride Through the World of Professional Wrestling
Headlocks and Dropkicks: A Butt-Kicking Ride Through the World of Professional Wrestling
by Ted A. Kluck
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Headlocks and Dropkicks: A Butt-Kicking Ride through the World of Professional Wrestling chronicles sportswriter Ted A. Kluck's effort to become a professional wrestler at a popular wrestling school in the suburbs of Chicago. In training to become a... (read more)

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Hit by Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball
Hit by Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball
by Molly. Lawless
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On August 16, 1920, Yankees pitcher Carl Mays threw a fastball that struck Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman in the head. Chapman died the next morning. Hit by Pitch is a nonfiction graphic novel depicting these men, their lives and legacies, and... (read more)

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Basketball for Women-2nd Edition
Basketball for Women-2nd Edition
by Nancy. Lieberman
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If anyone is qualified to write a strategy and guide book on basketball for women it is Hall of Famer and Olympian, Nancy Lieberman. This book is easy on the eyes with bolded titles, stand-out sections and uniformly bulleted procedure instructions. In... (read more)

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The Stupid Footballer Is Dead: Insights Into the Mind of a Professional Footballer
The Stupid Footballer Is Dead: Insights Into the Mind of a Professional Footballer
by Paul. Mcveigh
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Professional football in the modern era is played every bit as much in the mind as on the pitch. More and more it's becoming clear that natural talent is nowhere near enough to sustain a career in the modern game. Players need to be smart; not... (read more)

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Lance Armstrong: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)
Lance Armstrong: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)
by Paula. Johanson
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The son of a single mother and born in a run-down housing project, American athlete Lance Armstrong emerged from decidedly modest beginnings. Four decades later, Armstrong has established himself as not only one of the world's greatest and most... (read more)

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Handbook on the Economics of Leisure.
Handbook on the Economics of Leisure.
by Samuel Cameron.
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Cameron (economics, U. of Bradford, UK) gathers international contributors in economics who take ideas from marketing, anthropology, and psychology to offer perspectives on leisure economics. While most chapters draw on recent empirical evidence, no... (read more)

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Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball
Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball
by Todd Davis.
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If baseball is the sport of nostalgic prose, basketball’s movement, myths, and culture are truly at home in verse. In this extraordinary collection of essays, poets meditate on what basketball means to them: how it has changed their perspective on... (read more)

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American Studies - A Monograph #212: Ideology in American Sports: A Corpus-Assisted Discourse Study
American Studies - A Monograph #212: Ideology in American Sports: A Corpus-Assisted Discourse Study
by Karsten. Senkbeil
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Senkbeil (American studies, U. of Hildesheim, Germany) offers a rich, multifaceted, clearly written study of interest to a wide audience--writers, sociologists, sports aficionados, and, perhaps, the athletes themselves. He approached the subject by... (read more)

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Sportswomen at the Olympics
Sportswomen at the Olympics
by Toni Bruce Et Al.
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Do the global sports media continue to ignore and downplay female sporting success - or is this invisibility changing? Does the world's largest media event, the Olympic Games, which places sport at the centre of world attention, also represent a media... (read more)

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Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports
Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports
by Marty Mul
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Louisiana almost defies logic when it comes to sports. Its native sons, daughters, and teams have left stamps on sports all out of proportion for what could be expected of a relatively small southern state. As Marty Mule, a legend among the state's... (read more)

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Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting, and Mixed Martial Arts
Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting, and Mixed Martial Arts
by David L. Hudson
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Fistic combat represents the greatest human drama in all of sport. Roman gladiators thrilled citizens and emperors alike when they entered the octagon to face an intense, life-threatening experience. Boxing, the sport of kings, also has its roots in the... (read more)

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Beckham,
Beckham,
by Ernest. Cashmore
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The second edition of Beckham updates the original’s arguments, covering the events that have shaped the Beckham phenomenon.... (read more)

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The Ride: Cycling for Life
The Ride: Cycling for Life
by William G. Gisel
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Not only bicycle enthusiasts, but anyone with an interest in journeys of self-discovery will enjoy Bill Gisels engrossing narrative of preparing for and finally completing the ride of a lifetime—a six-day, 500-mile bike trip from Fairbanks to... (read more)

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Video Game Optimization
Video Game Optimization
by Ben And Eric Preisz. Garney
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"Video Game Optimization" describes a process for increasing the performance of a video game for better gameplay and visual experience. Very few game developers understand the process of optimizing an entire video game, yet learning the process is... (read more)

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Global and Local Football in Malta
Global and Local Football in Malta
by Gary And Jon P. Mitchell. Armstrong
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What can the history of a nation's football reveal about that nation's wider political and socio-cultural identity? How can the study of local football culture help us to understand the powerful international forces at play within the modern game? Based... (read more)

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This Rugby Spellbound People': Rugby Football in Nineteenth-Century Cardiff & South Wales
This Rugby Spellbound People': Rugby Football in Nineteenth-Century Cardiff & South Wales
by Gwyn. Prescott
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This in-depth study of Rugby in nineteenth century Wales examines the history of the sport in Cardiff and explores the influence of public sporting events on the popular cultural development of the city. The work details the development of rugby clubs,... (read more)

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Scenic Walks in West Cork: A Walking Guide
Scenic Walks in West Cork: A Walking Guide
by Damien. Enright
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Enright, a journalist, television writer, broadcaster, and author of eight walking guides, presents 22 walks in West Cork, Ireland, which are about two hours each and cover scenic routes in Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Clonakilty, Ballydehob and Schull... (read more)

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