Cool Of The Evening
The 1965 Minnesota Twins
Paperback ISBN: 1886513716
In 1965, the Minnesota Twins were an endless surprise. Baseball was the nation’s sport, and it gave people a little break from the world. The Minnesota Twins’ powerful lineup drew huge crowds in cities such as New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. But in an upper Midwest storm-filled year, the Minnesota Twins were the perfect storm. When the World Series between the Twins and the Dodgers arrived Minneapolis was vibrant with red, white, and blue bunting. The Twins scored six times in the third inning of the first World Series game ever played in Minnesota. Decades after the 1965 World Series fans lined up for autographs of their heroes. This is the story of the team, the players, the games of the 1965 Minnesota Twins.
Horse of a Different Color
A Tale of Breeding Geniuses, Dominant Females, and the Fastest Derby Winner Since Secretariat
Paperback ISBN: 1586481800
Everybody in the thoroughbred horse business wants to win the Kentucky Derby, but the odds on making it to the winner's circle at Churchill Downs are about 35,000-to-1. How did a former Chicago newspaper editor bring together the stallion and mare and breed the winner of the world's most famous and important horserace? Jim Squires's Horse of a Different Color tells the story of his wild ride from absurdity to glory at the pinnacle of horseracing success alongside Monarchos, the charismatic gray colt blessed with the extraordinary speed, poise, and stamina necessary to carry his motley band of human handlers to the highest level of their profession. Squires takes you on an exciting journey through the close-knit and secretive world of horse breeders, buyers, sellers, owners, and trainers. And his hilarious tour of racehorse culture ends with a blazing sprint down the homestretch of the second fastest Derby in history in the company of a crowd of Kentuckians driven mad with "Derby Fever."
Baseball As America
Seeing Ourselves Through Our National Game
Hardcover ISBN: 0792264649
The official companion, filled with stunning original and archival photographs, to the National Baseball Hall of Fame's groundbreaking four-year travelling exhibition pays tribute to America's favorite national pasttime by featuring over thirty essays by writers, players, scholars, and fans, revealing how baseball has had a profound impact on the evolution of American culture.
Pitching; The Basic Fundamentals and Mechanics of Successful Pitching.
The Basic Fundamentals and Mechanics of Successful Pitching
Hardcover ISBN: 0670557587
A former player for the Chicago White Sox discusses pitching strategies and techniques as well as teaching aids to improve the pitcher's game
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Baseball
Hardcover ISBN: 0931714974
This book examines a century of Minnesota baseball, from the Twins and Gophers to the Duluth Dukes and St. Paul Saints. Photos, biographies and memories create a compelling read for any sports buff, with a foreword by Harmon Killebrew.
When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!
Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes
Hardcover ISBN: 0786867752
BaseballÆs greatest sage and humorist serves up a new collection of inspiring, funny, and memorable lines such as: ôThe future ainÆt what it used to beö and ôYou canÆt think and hit at the same time.ö 150,000 first printing.