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Errors and fouls : inside baseball's ninety-nine most popular myths, Peter Handrinos

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Errors and fouls : inside baseball's ninety-nine most popular myths
Title
Errors and fouls
Title remainder
inside baseball's ninety-nine most popular myths
Statement of responsibility
Peter Handrinos
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most baseball traditions are wonderful. But not all of them. The games most basic elements have often been misrepresented, misunderstood, and misremembered through the years. All along, fiction has coexisted with fact, hyperbole has mixed with history, and exaggeration has been mistaken for explanation. Meanwhile, baseballs yen for tradition has left many fans and even baseball commentators unduly attached to stale ways of thinking. Peter Handrinos breaks from the past and provides an entertaining antidote to its outmoded ideas and excessive nostalgia
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Handrinos, Peter
Dewey number
796.357
Index
index present
LC call number
GV873
LC item number
.H264 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Baseball
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Baseball
Label
Errors and fouls : inside baseball's ninety-nine most popular myths, Peter Handrinos
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; THE FANS; Myth #1: "Football Is the New National Pastime"; Myth #2: "The Super Bowl Is Bigger than the World Series"; Myth #3: "The All-Star Game Ratings Are Signs of Serious Trouble"; Myth #4: "Once Upon a Time, Baseball Was More Popular"; The Youth Movement; Myth #5: "The Fans Are Too Old"; Myth #6: "Losing the Kids"; A MATTER OF TIME; Myth #7: "The Games Are Too Slow"; Myth #8: Action!; Myth #9: "There Are Reasonable Ways to Speed Up the Games"; Myth #10: "Instant Replay Gets It Right"; INTO THE TALENT POOL; Myth #11: "There Are Fewer Black Players Nowadays."
  • Myth #12: "Expansion Diluted the Talent Pool" (Pt. 1)Myth #13: "Expansion Diluted the Talent Pool" (Pt. 2); Myth #14: "Baseball Is the Ninth-Toughest Sport"; STATE OF PLAY; Fundamentalism; Myth #15: "They Don't Have the Fundamentals"; Myth #16: "Prospects Are Rushed"; Pitching; Myth #17: "Old-Time Pitchers Were Tougher"; Myth #18: "Pitch Counts Make Them Soft"; Myth #19: "Young Pitchers Are Babied"; Hitting; Myth #20: "Power Hitting Devalues Stolen Bases"; Myth #21: "Power Hitting Devalues Bunts"; Myth #22: Snapshots from an Alternative Universe in which Bunts Are Important
  • Myth #23: "Home Runs Dumb Down the Game"Myth #24: "Sillyball"; THE NUMBERS; Myth #25: Stat(s) of Clarity; Myth #26: Stat(s) of Confusion; Intangibility; Myth #27: "The Little Things"; Myth #28: "Thinking Outside the Box"; Myth #29: A Leading Question, or "Presence," "Will," "Gallantry," and "Magic"; CLUTCHED; Myth #30: "Clutch Situations Exist"; Myth #31: "Clutch Players Exist"; Myth #32: A Tiny Problem with the Clutch; Myth #33: Another Tiny Problem with the Clutch; Myth #34: Oh Captain, My Captain! (Sigh); MONEYBALL
  • Myth #35: "Moneyball Is about On-Base Percentage, Stolen Bases, College Pitchers, Et Cetera"Myth #36: "Moneyball Is about Numbers"; THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION; Myth #37: "The Wild Card System Diminishes the Regular Season" (Pt. 1); Myth #38: "The Wild Card System Diminishes the Regular Season" (Pt. 2); Myth #39: "The Wild Cards Are Mediocre"; Myth #40: "Wild Cards Win Because Anything Can Happen in a Short Series"; THE DRUG PROBLEM; Bad Chemistry; Myth #41: "Steroids Make Players Better"; Myth #42: "Steroids Make Players Stronger."
  • Myth #43: Caminiti, Canseco, and Giambi: A Case Study, or The Not-Good, the Bad, and the UglyMyth #44: "The Jose Canseco Revelations"; Myth #45: Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, and What No One Knows; Moral Dilemmas; Myth #46: "Steroids ̃Evil"; Myth #47: "Users Are as Corrupt as the Black Sox"; The Bonds Issue; Myth #48: "Barry Bonds Was Too Big"; Myth #49: "Steroids Were a Likely Explanation for Bonds's Size"; Myth #50: "Bonds Improved Too Much"; Myth #51: "Steroids Were a Likely Explanation for Bonds's Improvement"; Myth #52: Barry and Hank
Control code
849935861
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 315 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612345611
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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eecc6e3a-d5ea-456d-829d-d97f4a9696e5
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849935861
Label
Errors and fouls : inside baseball's ninety-nine most popular myths, Peter Handrinos
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; THE FANS; Myth #1: "Football Is the New National Pastime"; Myth #2: "The Super Bowl Is Bigger than the World Series"; Myth #3: "The All-Star Game Ratings Are Signs of Serious Trouble"; Myth #4: "Once Upon a Time, Baseball Was More Popular"; The Youth Movement; Myth #5: "The Fans Are Too Old"; Myth #6: "Losing the Kids"; A MATTER OF TIME; Myth #7: "The Games Are Too Slow"; Myth #8: Action!; Myth #9: "There Are Reasonable Ways to Speed Up the Games"; Myth #10: "Instant Replay Gets It Right"; INTO THE TALENT POOL; Myth #11: "There Are Fewer Black Players Nowadays."
  • Myth #12: "Expansion Diluted the Talent Pool" (Pt. 1)Myth #13: "Expansion Diluted the Talent Pool" (Pt. 2); Myth #14: "Baseball Is the Ninth-Toughest Sport"; STATE OF PLAY; Fundamentalism; Myth #15: "They Don't Have the Fundamentals"; Myth #16: "Prospects Are Rushed"; Pitching; Myth #17: "Old-Time Pitchers Were Tougher"; Myth #18: "Pitch Counts Make Them Soft"; Myth #19: "Young Pitchers Are Babied"; Hitting; Myth #20: "Power Hitting Devalues Stolen Bases"; Myth #21: "Power Hitting Devalues Bunts"; Myth #22: Snapshots from an Alternative Universe in which Bunts Are Important
  • Myth #23: "Home Runs Dumb Down the Game"Myth #24: "Sillyball"; THE NUMBERS; Myth #25: Stat(s) of Clarity; Myth #26: Stat(s) of Confusion; Intangibility; Myth #27: "The Little Things"; Myth #28: "Thinking Outside the Box"; Myth #29: A Leading Question, or "Presence," "Will," "Gallantry," and "Magic"; CLUTCHED; Myth #30: "Clutch Situations Exist"; Myth #31: "Clutch Players Exist"; Myth #32: A Tiny Problem with the Clutch; Myth #33: Another Tiny Problem with the Clutch; Myth #34: Oh Captain, My Captain! (Sigh); MONEYBALL
  • Myth #35: "Moneyball Is about On-Base Percentage, Stolen Bases, College Pitchers, Et Cetera"Myth #36: "Moneyball Is about Numbers"; THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION; Myth #37: "The Wild Card System Diminishes the Regular Season" (Pt. 1); Myth #38: "The Wild Card System Diminishes the Regular Season" (Pt. 2); Myth #39: "The Wild Cards Are Mediocre"; Myth #40: "Wild Cards Win Because Anything Can Happen in a Short Series"; THE DRUG PROBLEM; Bad Chemistry; Myth #41: "Steroids Make Players Better"; Myth #42: "Steroids Make Players Stronger."
  • Myth #43: Caminiti, Canseco, and Giambi: A Case Study, or The Not-Good, the Bad, and the UglyMyth #44: "The Jose Canseco Revelations"; Myth #45: Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, and What No One Knows; Moral Dilemmas; Myth #46: "Steroids ̃Evil"; Myth #47: "Users Are as Corrupt as the Black Sox"; The Bonds Issue; Myth #48: "Barry Bonds Was Too Big"; Myth #49: "Steroids Were a Likely Explanation for Bonds's Size"; Myth #50: "Bonds Improved Too Much"; Myth #51: "Steroids Were a Likely Explanation for Bonds's Improvement"; Myth #52: Barry and Hank
Control code
849935861
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 315 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612345611
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
eecc6e3a-d5ea-456d-829d-d97f4a9696e5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849935861

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