The South Bend Blue Sox

Autor: Jim Sargent
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488646
File Size: 52,17 MB
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"This work chronicles the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League as seen through the eyes of the players and management and the experiences of the South Bend Blue Sox. These daring heroines helped pave the way toward greater freedom of choice for the generations of women who followed"--Provided by publisher.

The Belles Of Baseball The All American Girls Professional Baseball League

Autor: Nel Yomtov
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1680797395
File Size: 12,81 MB
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The Belles of Baseball discusses how in the 1940s and 1950s, women broke traditional gender barriers by playing professional baseball, boosting morale during World War II and paving the way for future generations of female athletes. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

We Were The All American Girls

Autor: Jim Sargent
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476601801
File Size: 30,11 MB
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Here are 42 interviews with women who competed in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Each interview features data about the player, a short summary of her athletic career, and the player’s recollections. A brief history covers the many changes as the league evolved from underhand pitching with a 12-inch circumference ball in 1943 to overhand pitching, adopted in 1948, through the circuit’s final year, 1954, when a regulation baseball was introduced. The interviews range from 1995 to 2012 and reveal details of particular games, highlights of individual careers, the camaraderie of teammates, opponents and fans, and the impact the League made on their lives. Several players recall how the 1992 movie A League of Their Own brought the historic All-American League back to life almost 40 years after the final game was played.

The All American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book

Autor: W.C. Madden
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786437472
File Size: 32,95 MB
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For a dozen years during the 1940s and 1950s more than 600 women played professional baseball in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Some of these women compiled some eye-popping statistics unequaled by their male counterparts: Sophie Kurys swiped 200 bases in one season; Joanne Winter hurled 63 consecutive scoreless innings; pitcher Jean Faut sported a .910 winning percentage one season. Few know that Joanne Weaver was the last professional baseball player to hit .400 in a season: .429 in 1954. This reference book contains the hitting, fielding and pitching records of all women who played in the AAGPBL during its 12-year history. The book also contains all of the team and individual playoff records of the league, compiled for the first time. Included herein are rosters of the all-star teams, as well as a listing of all pitching and batting champions. A brief history of the league is recounted. Complementing the statistics are photos of the league championship teams and key players.

The Origins And History Of The All American Girls Professional Baseball League

Autor: Merrie A. Fidler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604282
File Size: 10,81 MB
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This in-depth treatment of the organization and operation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League draws on primary documents from league owner Arthur Meyerhoff and others for a unique perspective inside the AAGPBL. The study begins with a brief history of women's softball, an important precursor to, and talent pool for, women's professional baseball. Next the book investigates league administration and organization as well as publicity and promotion. Later chapters cover team administrative structures, managers, chaperones, player backgrounds, and league policies. Finally, discussion focuses on the activities of the AAGPBL Players' Association from 1980 onward. Informed by many years of research and insights from former players, this exhaustive history contains 149 photographs.

The Women Of The All American Girls Professional Baseball League

Autor: W. C. Madden
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
File Size: 32,36 MB
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For a dozen years in the 1940s and 1950s, more than 700 women played professional baseball in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Though some saw their brand of ball as a sideshow or wartime diversion, the women were all tough competitors and superb athletes. They set records that remain unequaled by their male counterparts, including Sophie Kurys' 201 stolen bases in a single season and Joanne Winter's 63 consecutive scoreless innings. And the 1944 AAGPBL All-Star game was the first night game at Chicago's Wrigley Field. This is the most comprehensive look ever at the players of this women's league. From Velma Abbott to Agnes Aggie Zurkowski, over 600 players are profiled. For each player, vital dates, place of birth, height, weight, defensive position, teams played for and seasons active are provided, along with complete career statistics. These data are followed (in most cases) by a brief biographical sketch that details the player's career, how she came to play in the league and information on her post-baseball career. Most of the photographs are from the personal files of the players and have never before been published.

Death At The Ballpark

Autor: Robert M. Gorman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786479329
File Size: 18,78 MB
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When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark--rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game's history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground-breaking study provides the known details for 150 years of game-related deaths, identifies contributing factors and discusses resulting changes to game rules, protective equipment, crowd control and stadium structures and grounds. Topics covered include pitched and batted-ball fatalities, weather and field condition accidents, structural failures, fatalities from violent or risky behavior and deaths from natural causes.

Encyclopedia Of Women And Baseball

Autor: Leslie A. Heaphy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147666594X
File Size: 61,18 MB
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“Valuable...important...recommended”--Choice “Heaphy and May deepen the historical record on the nation’s pastime...ample cross references”--Library Journal “Unique...commendable...valuable”--Reference Reviews “Remarkably comprehensive”--Feminist Collections Women have been involved in baseball from the game's early days, in a wide range of capacities. This ambitious encyclopedia provides information on women players, managers, teams, leagues, and issues since the mid-19th century. Players are listed by maiden name with married name, when known, in parentheses. Information provided includes birth date, death date, team, dates of play, career statistics and brief biographical notes when available. Related entries are noted for easy cross-reference. Appendices include the rosters of the World War II era All American Girls Professional Baseball League teams; the standings and championships from the AAGPBL; and all women's baseball teams and players identified to date.

American Premium Guide To Knives Razors

Autor: Jim Sargent
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 0896896722
File Size: 40,37 MB
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"[T]he most comprehensive information on collectible cutlery ever assembled to help you spot valuable knives and razors."- Cover.


Autor: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812974492
File Size: 17,69 MB
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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.