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Coach's Guide to Game-Winning Softball Drills

By Michele Smith,Lawrence Hsieh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Isbn : 0071744606
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 886
  • File Pdf: coach-s-guide-to-game-winning-softball-drills.pdf

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“Mastering these drills will arm your players with one of the biggest intangibles necessary to perform well--confidence.” --Michele Smith Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame pitcher Michele Smith throws one right down the middle with this big collection of more than 250 skill-building drills developed especially for coaches of fast-pitch recreation league, travel ball, and high school softball players, ages eight to eighteen. Straight from the Michele Smith Gold Camps and Clinics, these drills are designed to give you all the tools you need to teach the entire range of offensive and defensive softball skills. With Michele's expert guidance and instruction, you'll coach your players to: Master the mechanics of footwork for fielding with hustle Swing for the fences and hit the fastest pitches Catch the ball proactively and throw it quickly and accurately to its target Defend the infield and outfield with speed and confidence Run the bases swiftly and strategically Refine fast-pitch skills so they can windmill like Michele And much more

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By Richard J. Shmelter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476628262
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 488
  • File Pdf: the-los-angeles-dodgers-encyclopedia.pdf

Book Summary:

Over the past 60 seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers have risen to the pinnacle of Major League Baseball, winning 21 National League pennants and 6 World Series titles. Amid the backdrop of Hollywood glitz and glamor, the iconic franchise owes its consistent success to the talents and efforts of many. This encyclopedia provides stats and biographical details for all of them. Sections cover the 1958-2016 seasons, influential players and executives, Dodgers traditions, and season and career records. An all-time player roster and list of all-time managers are included.

World Series Winners

By Ross Bernstein
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Isbn : 1617496502
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 749
  • File Pdf: world-series-winners.pdf

Book Summary:

Demonstrating that claiming the most sought-after moniker in baseball is truly an epic journey, this record explores what separates World Series victors from those who come up short. More than 50 current and former Major League Baseball players, managers, and coaches from the last 50 yearsall of whom have World Series championships under their beltsare interviewed, including Jack Morris, Lance Parrish, Kent Hrbek, Jim Kaat, and Dave Winfield. Packed with never-before-published stories, this chronicle includes hilarious tales from the clubhouse and dugout as well as inspirational and educational anecdotes. Answering questions such as How are great teams built? How do you keep players motivated when momentum seems to be turning against them? and What are the key qualities that every leader must possess? this investigation illustrates how championship baseball teams offer valuable lessons that can be readily applied to everyday life."

Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room

By Harvey Wittenberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1613219202
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 109
  • File Pdf: tales-from-the-chicago-blackhawks-locker-room.pdf

Book Summary:

As one of the NHL’s original six teams, the Chicago Blackhawks have given their fans millions of heart-stopping memories, thousands of unforgettable stories, and now six Stanley Cup Championships with their recent 2015 win. Fans of this indomitable team can capture the excitement from the 2014–2015 season and relive all the memories of the beloved franchise in this newly updated edition of Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room. From the “Curse of Muldoon” to three championships in five years, the Hawks have a rich history. With all the charm and wit of a sportscaster who has been covering the Blackhawks for over sixty years, Harvey Wittenberg shares the greatest Hawks stories, including their 2010, 2012, and 2015 Stanley Cup title runs. Straight from the source—players, coaches, and managers—Wittenberg offers an informative and entertaining look at the Chicago Blackhawks. Tales from the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room is a riveting treasure trove of tales sure to delight any sports fan. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Before They Were the Bombers

By Jim Reisler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476605548
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 268
  • File Pdf: before-they-were-the-bombers.pdf

Book Summary:

Many histories of the New York Yankees only skim the early years in their rush to pick up with the 1919 season when Babe Ruth joined the team and go on to celebrate the careers of Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Whitey Ford, and the team's World Series titles. But what about the Yankees before these big names? The early Yankees, who spent their first 12 years known as the Highlanders and were occasionally known as the Americans and the Invaders, get the attention they deserve in this work. It tells the story up until the sale of the Yankees in December 1914, beginning with 1903 when the team was formed from the remnants of the Baltimore Orioles. Led by future Hall of Famers "Wee" Willie Keeler, Jack Chesbro, and Clark Griffith, they were the most expensive major league team ever assembled--but they are remembered primarily for their terrible failures, which included losing a club-low 103 games in 1908 and finishing 55 games out of first place in 1912. Yes, the Yankees.

Dingers

By Joshua Shifrin,Tommy Shea
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 161321832X
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 803
  • File Pdf: dingers.pdf

Book Summary:

From splitters to spitters; from a frozen rope to the suicide squeeze; from extra innings to no hitters, baseball is truly a great game. But nothing hypes up a crowd like a home run, a round tripper, a big bomb . . . the long ball! Hitting the ball out of the park is one of the greatest feats in baseball, and doing so in the clutch can make an average player a hero overnight. In Dingers, authors Joshua Shifrin and Tom Shea break down the 101 most memorable home runs in baseball history, telling their stories and how they affected the game of baseball. Whether it’s “The Shot Heard ’Round the World” or Hank Aaron’s 715th blast, readers will get an inside scoop on some of the most famous moments that now live in baseball lore. Whether you were there when Reggie Jackson hit three-straight home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, watched Joe Carter’s 1993 World Series-winning home run live, or have seen highlights from Bill Mazeroski’s memorable shot in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, Dingers is for baseball fans young and old. Relive the moments you cherish to the ones you’ve only heard tales about. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

One to Remember

By Ken Reid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Isbn : 1773055704
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 966
  • File Pdf: one-to-remember.pdf

Book Summary:

From the national bestselling author of One Night Only come 39 new stories about what a big-league goal can mean to an NHLer Including interviews with Billy Smith, Chris Mason, Damian Rhodes, Christian Thomas, and Slap Shot’s Dave Hanson. This follow-up to Reid’s national bestseller One Night Only: Conversations with the NHL’s One-Game Wonders unearths the blood, sweat, tears, and laughs of the journey to and from a single big-league goal. If you’ve ever picked up a hockey stick, chances are you’ve dreamed of scoring in the National Hockey League. Ken Reid interviews and profiles 39 men who did just that: they bulged the twine in the best hockey league in the world … but only once. From minor league call-ups to season-long mainstays and even a Hall of Famer, One to Remember answers all the questions … What did that one tally mean? Was it enough to satisfy a lifelong ambition, or was it just the smallest taste of success? Is the achievement still cherished years later? Or is it bittersweet, a distant reminder of what could have been?

Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric

By Haishi Bai
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Microsoft Press
  • Isbn : 1509307117
  • Pages : 99998
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 196
  • File Pdf: programming-microsoft-azure-service-fabric.pdf

Book Summary:

Build, operate, and orchestrate scalable microservices applications in the cloud This book combines a comprehensive guide to success with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric and a practical catalog of design patterns and best practices for microservices design, implementation, and operation. Haishi Bai brings together all the information you’ll need to deliver scalable and reliable distributed microservices applications on Service Fabric. He thoroughly covers the crucial DevOps aspects of utilizing Service Fabric, reviews its interactions with key cloud-based services, and introduces essential service integration mechanisms such as messaging systems and reactive systems. Leading Microsoft Azure expert Haishi Bai shows how to: Set up your Service Fabric development environment Program and deploy Service Fabric applications to a local or a cloud-based cluster Compare and use stateful services, stateless services, and the actor model Design Service Fabric applications to maximize availability, reliability, and scalability Improve management efficiency via scripting Configure network security and other advanced cluster settings Collect diagnostic data, and use Azure Operational Management Suite to interpret it Integrate microservices components developed in parallel Use containers to mobilize applications for failover, replication, scaling, and load balancing Streamline containerization with Docker in Linux and Windows environments Orchestrate containers to schedule workloads and maintain services at desired states Implement proven design patterns for common cloud application workloads Balance throughput, latency, scalability, and cost

Red Sox in 5s and 10s

By Bill Nowlin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1439669570
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 460
  • File Pdf: red-sox-in-5s-and-10s.pdf

Book Summary:

The Boston Red Sox have blown hot and cold over the decades. These lists of Top 5s and 10s cover both the highs and lows of a team that has endured a long history of both joy and sorrow. They won the first World Series ever played and then five more pennants in the next fifteen years. Famously, from 1918 until the magical year of 2004, the Sox endured eighty-six seasons without a championship, although they lost pennants and world championships on the last possible day more times than fans care to remember. Finally, in 2004, they won it all. Loyal fans will always remember the joy of Mo Vaughn's grand slam on opening day in 1998 and will likely never forget the agony of Game 6 in 1986. Through it all, unforgettable names like Buckner, Yaz, Tony C. and Big Papi still resonate in the shadows of Fenway Park. From the greatest pitchers to the worst opening days, author Bill Nowlin recounts the highs and lows of Boston's most celebrated sports franchise.

Winning Points with the Woman in Your Life One Touchdown at a Time

By Jaci Rae
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1416586555
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 642
  • File Pdf: winning-points-with-the-woman-in-your-life-one-touchdown-at-a-time.pdf

Book Summary:

WINNING POINTS WITH THE WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE ONE TOUCHDOWN AT A TIME GIVES THE MAN WHO WANTS TO BE A STAR QUARTERBACK IN LOVE "GAME PLANS"...EXPLAINED IN FOOTBALL TERMINOLOGY. As the new star quarterback steps into the stadium for the first time, his body and mind fill with anticipation and apprehension for what lies ahead in the coming season. Will he run or pass? How will he win the most games with the fewest fumbles and penalties so that he's the one on the field come Super Bowl Sunday? The answer boils down to what he's learned from watching, practicing -- and reading the playbook. The same applies to relationships. For would-be Romeos of all ages who ask, "How do I win in the game of love?" comes a relationship playbook. While mistakes happen in any game -- and any relationship -- many can be prevented by learning the right set of moves and using the correct language that will get you off the bench, in the game, and eventually into the end zone. Using football terminology to reveal the mysteries of women (like what they look for in men) and the best ways to approach, charm, and date them, Winning Points with the Woman in Your Life One Touchdown at a Time explains: • Communication that will help you avoid incomplete passes every time • Why hitch and go doesn't work in relationships (do what you say) • Recruiting and stats: things women need you to know • How to gain the same trust, honor, and respect from a woman that players on a team have for each other • The last pass: how and where to meet the woman in your life And much, much more. Peppered with relationship advice from legendary NFL players as well as from Scripture, Winning Points with the Woman in Your Life One Touchdown at a Time enables you to peer inside the female mind and heart so that you can find yourself in a great relationship -- without lost yardage.

Land of 10,000 Aches

By Zeke Fuhrman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 179607263X
  • Pages : 444
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 689
  • File Pdf: land-of-10-000-aches.pdf

Book Summary:

Professional sports returned to Minnesota in 1961, a year after one of the most successful pro sports franchises left Minneapolis for Los Angeles in 1960. Since then, a history of last-second losses, historically bad teams, draft busts, missed calls, terrible trades, disappointing playoff runs, blown leads, under-qualified front office staff and coaches and untimely injuries. Yet, this fan base stays loyal. For some reason. 'Land of 10,000 Aches' goes deeper into the most heart-breaking, gut-wrenching, soul-crushing, even-I-could-make-that-field-goal moments in Minnesota sports history with first-hand accounts from players, coaches and fans. Everybody remembers where they were for the good things: the Minneapolis Miracle, Kirby Puckett's Game Six home run. But were you face down in disbelief when Garrett Hartley kicked the Saints to the Super Bowl? Or forced into an emotional fetal position watching the Eagles hang 38 unanswered points on the NFL's best defense? Until names like Sal Bando, Ron Schock, Claude Osteen, Ed Thorp, Gordie Peterkin and Sergei Krivokrasov make your stomach turn, you have a long drop into the doldrums of Minnesota melancholy. This book is your guide down.

Mathematics in Everyday Life

By John Haigh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030330877
  • Pages : 173
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 304
  • File Pdf: mathematics-in-everyday-life.pdf

Book Summary:

How does mathematics impact everyday events? Through concrete examples from business, sport, games, computing, and society, this book explores the mathematics underpinning our everyday lives. The examples covered in the book include game shows, internet search engines, mortgage payments, drug testing, soccer tournaments, social inequality, voting, and much more. Throughout, the reader's mathematical knowledge is broadened with new topics such as differential equations, eigenvalues of matrices, linear programming, and modular arithmetic. Fully worked examples illustrate the ideas discussed and each chapter includes exercises to develop the reader's understanding. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes a completely new chapter on applications of mathematics to computing. Mathematics in Everyday Life supports beginning university students in science and engineering by offering extra practice in calculus, linear algebra, geometry, trigonometry, elementary number theory, and probability. Students whose degree course includes writing an extended mathematical essay will find many suitable topics here, with pointers to extend and develop the material.