National League Rookies of the Year

National League Rookies of the Year

Offers profiles of each National League player to win the Rookie of the Year award from 1947, the year of its origin, to 1988.

Author: Donald Honig

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 0553279793

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 122

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Offers profiles of each National League player to win the Rookie of the Year award from 1947, the year of its origin, to 1988.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Rookies of the Year

Rookies of the Year

Nevertheless, of the 29 pitchers who've been Rookies of the Year, Hideo Nomo
resuscitated a sagging career at least as well as, and arguably better than, any of
the others. TODD HOLLANDSWORTH 1996 Los Angeles Dodgers, National ...

Author: Bob Bloss

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592131646

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 224

Profiles of every rookie to win the award, from the storied Jackie Robinson to the short career of Joe Charboneau, to today's current super stars.
Categories: History

Rookies of the Year

Rookies of the Year

Brief biographies of each winner of the Rookie of the Year Award from 1941 to 1994.

Author: David Craft

Publisher: Metro Books

ISBN: 1567991432

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 79

View: 777

Brief biographies of each winner of the Rookie of the Year Award from 1941 to 1994.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Rules for Reasoning

Rules for Reasoning

In general the major league baseball player who wins Rookie of the Year does
not perform as well in his second year. This is clear in major league baseball in
the past ten years. In the American League, 8 rookies of the year have done
worse ...

Author: Richard E. Nisbett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134775538

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 319

This book examines two questions: Do people make use of abstract rules such as logical and statistical rules when making inferences in everyday life? Can such abstract rules be changed by training? Contrary to the spirit of reductionist theories from behaviorism to connectionism, there is ample evidence that people do make use of abstract rules of inference -- including rules of logic, statistics, causal deduction, and cost-benefit analysis. Such rules, moreover, are easily alterable by instruction as it occurs in classrooms and in brief laboratory training sessions. The fact that purely formal training can alter them and that those taught in one content domain can "escape" to a quite different domain for which they are also highly applicable shows that the rules are highly abstract. The major implication for cognitive science is that people are capable of operating with abstract rules even for concrete, mundane tasks; therefore, any realistic model of human inferential capacity must reflect this fact. The major implication for education is that people can be far more broadly influenced by training than is generally supposed. At high levels of formality and abstraction, relatively brief training can alter the nature of problem-solving for an infinite number of content domains.
Categories: Psychology

Giants Past Present

Giants Past   Present

Cepeda won Rookie of the Year honors, hitting .312 with 25 home runs and 96
RBI. The next year, Willie McCovey came up in midseason, went 4 for 4 against
Hall of Famer Robin Roberts, and won Rookie of the Year honors, hitting .354
with ...

Author: Dan Fost

Publisher: Mvp Books

ISBN: 9780760345177

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 779

DIVWith a history that straddles two coasts and more than a century of winning, the San Francisco Giants baseball club stands out as one of the great franchises of professional sports. The Giants’ World Series victory in 2012 marked their second championship in three years and helped further secure the team’s place among baseball’s elite teams. The organization boasts more Hall of Fame inductees than any other baseball team, as well as 22 National League pennants gathered over nine different decades. From McGraw and Mathewson to Mays and Marichal, Hubbell and Ott to Cain and Posey, the Giants have been bringing excitement and drama to the diamond for generations./divDIV /divDIVGiants Past & Present goes around the horn to celebrate the legends at each position on the field—from the little-remembered stars of the nineteenth century to the champions of tomorrow—and visits the memorable and distinctive ballparks that have housed the team on two ends of the continent. Author and baseball fan Dan Fost presents the players, the dugout and front-office wizards, the voices from the broadcast booth, the hard-luck heroes, and the myriad rites of spring that keep fans coming back year after year. Complete with chapters on uniforms, ballpark food, fans, and more, Giants Past & Present will take you back to warm summer days at the Polo Grounds, breezy summer nights at Candlestick Park, and all the latest memories being made at AT&T Park by the Bay./div
Categories: Sports & Recreation

100 Things Yankees Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Yankees Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die

The New York Yankees have had eight players honored as Rookie of the Year
since the award was established in 1947. Only the Dodgers, with 16, have more.
The Rookie of the Year is voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of
America ...

Author: David Fischer

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781600786693

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 278

View: 923

No New York fan should go to the grave without knowing what's really important about his or her team
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100 Things Giants Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Giants Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die

The Giants have had six players honored as Rookie of the Year since the award
was established. The Chicago chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of
America (BBWAA) introduced the award in 1940, picking an informal winner from
 ...

Author: Bill Chastain

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781617495106

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 200

100 Things Giants Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die will help fans of San Francisco's team get the most out of being a fan. It takes 128 years of Giants history and distills it to the absolute best and most compelling, identifying in an informative, lively, and illuminating way the personalities, events, and facts every Giants fan should know without hesitation. Numbers with huge impact, such as 44, 762, and 1954; nicknames such as 'Big Mac' and 'the Dominican Dandy'; plus memorable moments like the Basket Catch, singular achievements, and signature calls all highlight the list of 100.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Black Noon The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

Black Noon  The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

Parnelli Jones and Bobby Marshman shared Rookie of the Year honors. As
drivers began arriving in Indianapolis for the start of practice in 1964, they could
be divided into three groups. Sachs led the first group; the old-timers who traced
their ...

Author: Art Garner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250017789

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 769

Winner of the 2014 Dean Batchelor Award, Motor Press Guild "Book of the Year" Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon chronicles one of the darkest and most important days in auto-racing history. As rookie Dave MacDonald came out of the fourth turn and onto the front stretch at the end of the second lap, he found his rear-engine car lifted by the turbulence kicked up from two cars he was attempting to pass. With limited steering input, MacDonald lost control of his car and careened off the inside wall of the track, exploding into a huge fireball and sliding back into oncoming traffic. Closing fast was affable fan favorite Eddie Sachs. "The Clown Prince of Racing" hit MacDonald's sliding car broadside, setting off a second explosion that killed Sachs instantly. MacDonald, pulled from the wreckage, died two hours later. After the track was cleared and the race restarted, it was legend A. J. Foyt who raced to a decisive, if hollow, victory. Torn between elation and horror, Foyt, along with others, championed stricter safety regulations, including mandatory pit stops, limiting the amount a fuel a car could carry, and minimum-weight standards. In this tight, fast-paced narrative, Art Garner brings to life the bygone era when drivers lived hard, raced hard, and at times died hard. Drawing from interviews, Garner expertly reconstructs the fateful events and decisions leading up to the sport's blackest day, and the incriminating aftermath that forever altered the sport. Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that paved the way for the Golden Age of Indy car racing.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Strong Arm Tactics

Strong Arm Tactics

Y.A. Tittle, Charlie Conerly and Sammy Baugh are often noted for their
excellence at their final years, but were great right ... His rookie year led
seamlessly to a sophomore season in which he set new league records for yards
and touchdowns ...

Author: John Maxymuk

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786432776

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 423

Signal caller, gunslinger, field general--the quarterback goes by many lofty nicknames. It's arguably the toughest, most high-pressure position to play among all sports. The quarterback touches the ball on every offensive snap, is responsible for reading the defense, adjusting the play, and executing complex schemes that require tremendous physical and mental prowess. He is expected to be the undisputed team leader, whether he's an established veteran or an untested rookie. If he succeeds, he's the most likely player on the field to be canonized by fans and broadcasters. If he fails, he'll be vilified in the press and his home field fans will start cheering for the backup. This book traces the interesting history of the professional quarterback, from the early years when the quarterback was a blocker (and the appellations quarterback, halfback, and fullback were literal and geographically correct) to the modern-day player who must be the eyes, ears, brains, and, of course, the accurate, strong arm of the offense. The narrative history in Section I is rich with statistical analysis. The author employs realistic metrics for statistical comparison across multiple eras, and includes all-time rankings as well as specific rankings among different styles of quarterbacks. Section II compares quarterbacks within their respective eras, putting their accomplishments in context with those of their contemporaries. Section III breaks down the quarterback position, team-by-team, for current NFL franchises. Appendices provide detailed passing records; additional statistics on everything from relative passer ratings to fourth quarter comebacks; and listings of first round draft picks, trades involving quarterbacks, awards, and uniform numbers.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Praying for Gil Hodges

Praying for Gil Hodges

The other was Junior Gilliam, who blossomed into the Rookie of the Year in 1953
. ... five of the first six Rookies of the Year were African-Americans, including
Robinson in 1947, Don Newcombe in '49, Sam Jethroe of the Boston Braves in
1950 ...

Author: Thomas Oliphant

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429907487

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 439

On a steamy hot Sunday, the Reverend Herbert Redmond was celebrating Mass at a church in Brooklyn, when he startled his congregation thus: "It's far too hot for a sermon. Keep the Commandments and say a prayer for Gil Hodges." Praying for Gil Hodges is built around a detailed reconstruction of the seventh game of the 1955 World Series, which has always been on the short list of great moments in baseball history. On a sunny, breezy October afternoon, something happened in New York City that had never happened before and never would again: the Brooklyn Dodgers won the world championship of baseball. For one hour and forty-four minutes, behind a gutsy, twenty-three-year-old kid left-hander from the iron-mining region of upstate New York named Johnny Podres, everything that had gone wrong before went gloriously right for a change. Until that afternoon, leaving out the war years, the Dodgers and their legions of fans had endured ten seasons during which they lost the World Series to the New York Yankees five times and lost the National League pennant on the final day of the season three times--- facts of history that give the famous cry of "Wait Till Next Year!" its defiant meaning. Pitch by pitch and inning by inning, Thomas Oliphant re-creates a relentless melodrama that shows this final game in its true glory. As we move through the game, he builds a remarkable history of the hapless "Bums," exploring the Dodgers' status as a national team, based on their fabled history of near-triumphs and disasters that made them classic underdogs. He weaves into this brilliant recounting a winning memoir of his own family's story and their time together on that fateful day that the final game was played. This victory thrilled the national African-American community, still mired in the evils of segregation, who had erupted in joy at the arrival of Jackie Robinson eight years earlier and rooted unabashedly for this integrated team at a time when the country was thoroughly segregated. And it also thrilled a nine-year-old boy on the East Side of Manhattan in a loving, struggling family for whom the Dodgers were a rare source of the joys and symbols that bring families together through tough times. Every once in a while a book provides a certain view of America, and whether it is The Greatest Generation, Big Russ & Me, or Wait Till Next Year, these works strike a chord with readers everywhere. Praying for Gil Hodges is such a book. Written with power and clarity, this is a brilliant work capturing the majesty of baseball, the issue of race in America, and the love that one young boy, his parents, and the borough of Brooklyn had for their team.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Philadelphia Phillies Past Present

Philadelphia Phillies Past   Present

ince an official Rookie of the Year Award was introduced to major league
baseball in 1947, as selected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (
BBWAA), four Phillies have won the prize: lack Sanford (1957), Dick Allen (1964),
Scott ...

Author: Rich Westcott

Publisher: MVP Books

ISBN: 9781610600989

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 187

The Philadelphia Phillies franchise has been providing thrills and chills for its faithful fanatics for more than 125 years---with the 2008 World Series victory providing the ultimate high for the team and its city. The Phillies have boasted great legends of the game, including sluggers like Chuck Klein, Richie Ashburn, Mike Schmidt, and Ryan Howard; beloved characters like Tug McGraw, Lenny Dykstra, and John Kruk; and stellar hurlers from Pete Alexander to Robin Roberts to Steve Carlton to Cole Hamels. The team has left its fans alternately inspired and frustrated, while forever retaining their loyalty and passion through more than a century of baseball. Philadelphia Phillies Past & Present offers a richly illustrated tour of the players, managers, ballparks, and moments that have defined the Phillies of the past and of the present.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Scott Gomez

Scott Gomez

Six of the team's sixteen gamedeciding goals were scored by rookies. Scott won
more than the Stanley Cup in his rookie year. After the playoffs, he was selected
by his fellow players as hockey's top first-year performer. He also won the Calder
 ...

Author: Mark Stewart

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 076132268X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 907

Presents a portrait of the NHL's first Hispanic American player who won the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year in 2000.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cincinnati Bengals History

Cincinnati Bengals History

Offensive Rookies of the Year include two wide receivers , Eddie Brown in 1985
and Carl Pickens in 1992. Offensive Player of the Year went to quarterback Ken
Anderson in 1981. NFL MVPs include Anderson ( 1981 ) and Boomer Esiason ...

Author: Christine Mersch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738540900

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 546

There were three professional football teams in Cincinnati before the current Bengals became a permanent fixture in the city. The Cincinnati Celts, Reds, and an earlier Bengals team (formed in 1937) all had short appearances in leagues that soon folded. It was not until 1967 that the football gods again smiled on Cincinnati. Paul Brown, who founded the Cleveland Browns in 1942, sold the Browns in 1962 and went to work organizing a Cincinnati team that played its first game in 1968. While the Bengals may not own any Super Bowl rings, they have won two AFC championship games, in 1981 and 1988, and were AFC Central Division champions five times, 1970, 1973, 1981, 1988, and 1990, as well as topping the AFC North in 2005.
Categories: History

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

The rookie exceeded those goals by hitting .314—the highest among the 10
shortstops voted rookies of the year— with 10 homers, 78 runs batted in, 104
runs scored and 22 errors in 157 games. He evolved into perhaps the Yankees'
premier ...

Author: New York Times

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781633192270

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 495

After 20 major league seasons—all with the New York Yankees—Derek Jeter is hanging up his spikes at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. The Yankees' captain since 2003, the shortstop is considered the greatest Yankee of his generation. Jeter's Yankees teams won five World Series, including three in a row in 1998, 1999, and 2000. The all-time postseason leader in hits, doubles, and triples, Jeter earned the nickname "Captain Clutch" for his game-changing performances during the Yankees' championship era. Through stories and powerful images from the pages of the New York Times, Derek Jeter: Excellence and Elegance celebrates the career of this New York icon from Jeter's debut in 1995 through his final game in 2014. This full-color pictorial keepsake also features an introduction by Tyler Kepner, the Times' award-winning baseball reporter.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining

We offer the fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-round draft picks the following: $700,000 per
year for three years. We offer the seventh- through fifteenth-round draft picks
$400,000 per year for three years. We state that whoever the Rookie of the Year
is, ...

Author: Kelly Wilken

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452030979

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 386

Have you ever wondered why National Basketball Association owners pay a 21 year-old college student twenty million dollars to play professional basketball? James Mitchum IV, owner of the Houston Tornadoes, wondered about that very same thing. While sitting in his office, he knew that a plan needed to be devised to change the system. Why is he cutting a check to a guy who hasnt even played a game? Why is he paying a player for potential? What if that player doesnt live up to that potential, can he get his money back? The answer to his dilemma is buried somewhere between the pages of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. After reading that document from stem to stern, he finds his answer, and he devises a plan to change the pay structure for the NBA players. The players wont like it, but so what?
Categories: Fiction

The Rookies

The Rookies

Every year of the 1970s brought a new Rookie of the Year superstar . Al Bumbry (
1973 ) , who started out with the Orioles , and Bake McBride ( 1974 ) , who
debuted with the Cards , have both turned in near - . 300 careers . In 1975 , Red
Sox ...

Author: Doug Marx

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 0865931321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Looks at the achievements in the field and at the plate of the game's outstanding first-year players, including Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Carlton Fisk, and many others.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Beef

The Beef

The neXt year they would have four future Hall of Famers plus the rookie of the
year—and they finished 59-103! They finished ninth that year, behind Houston,
even though the Colt 45s were an expansion team! For most ofthe decade, they ...

Author: Harry Lockhart Jr

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481713269

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 577

Since Babe Ruth joined the New York Yankees in the 1920s, America has been intrigued with baseball sluggers and teams that stuff the middle of their batting order with power. Even today, sports fans flip to ESPN to see who hit the dingers of the day. Yes, we like to see great catches and outstanding pitching performances, but it’s the home runs we live for. The 1960s was a decade of some of the greatest slugging combinations in baseball history. From Maris and Mantle to McCovey and Mays, the decade’s memories will live forever!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

100 Things 76ers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things 76ers Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die

And finally, he was the first player in 26 years drafted 10th or lower to be named
the Rookie of the Year, having been chosen 11th the previous summer. (Mark
Jackson, taken 18th by the Knicks in 1987, was the last.) Yet no one was fooled
into ...

Author: Gordon Jones

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781623682811

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 570

Most 76ers fans have attended a game at the Wells Fargo Center, seen highlights of a young Charles Barkley, and remember team’s trip to the 2001 NBA Finals. But only real fans can name the franchise’s 12 Hall of Famers, remember the future head coach who played guard for the team in the 1970s, or know all the words to “Here Come the Sixers”. 100 Things 76ers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Gordon Jones reveals the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is 76ers basketball. Scattered throughout the pages, you'll find pep talks, records, and Sixers lore to test your knowledge, including: * The franchise’s beginnings as the Syracuse Nationals before moving to Philadelphia in 1963 * Both NBA Champion Sixers teams—1966-67 led by Wilt Chamberlain and the 1982-83 led by Julius Erving and Moses Malone * The memorable Sixers teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s led by Barkley * Profiles of unforgettable Colts personalities such as Billy Cunningham, Allen Iverson, and Maurice Cheeks Whether you're a die-hard fan from the early days of Chamberlain and Dr. J or a new supporter of Jrue Holiday, this book contains everything 76ers fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime. If you bleed red, royal blue, and white, then 100 Things 76ers Fans is for you. It offers the chance to be certain you are knowledgeable about the most important facts about the team, the traditions, and what being a Sixers fan is all about.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

What Ever Happened to the Faculty

What Ever Happened to the Faculty

Rookies. of. the. Year. Academic Competition Twenty years ago, when I first
started thinking about the competitive games we play in recruiting faculty in
higher education,1 I was struck by a television halftime spot in the University of
Alabama's ...

Author: Mary Burgan

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801884616

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Categories: Education

Real Estate Investor s Guide to Flipping Bank Owned Properties How to Wholesale REOs for Maximum Profit

Real Estate Investor s Guide to Flipping Bank Owned Properties  How to Wholesale REOs for Maximum Profit

I saw previous “Rookies of the Year”. I began to observe the lives and work of the
corporate stars. These people represented where I would be in 10, 20, or 30
years with this company. I saw people who were 30 years in and still drastically ...

Author: Matt Andrews

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456606251

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 50

View: 372

Want to make money in real estate with no money and no experience? This book is designed to show you how to build wealth and freedom through real estate; how to take advantage of the best real estate market that we will see in our lifetime; how to use real estate to create the life of your dreams. Learn how to: --buy bank owned property then quickly sell for a profit with little or no money --identify the best properties in a given area and buy them for pennies on the dollar --assess the value of a property in seconds --create solid relationships with REO brokers, banks, and lending institutions that will bring you killer deals on an ongoing basis --write contracts and make offers the right way perform a "double-close" --create a loyal list of buyers that will crave your properties --quit your job and become a full-time Real Estate investing entrepreneur in weeks (not years!)
Categories: Business & Economics