Author: Craig Liebenson
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2014-06-25
This will be a spin-off from the very successful Rehabilitation of the Spine, 2nd ed. It will contain the how-to-do-it information plus some addtional sports-specific guidelines. There will also be available for packaging a set of three DVDs covering flexibility, core stability and functional training. Functional training is a hot topic in rehabilitation. It is an intergrated approach focusing on exercising multiple muscles and joints together instead of working muscles in isolation. It enhances coordination, muscular strength and endurance. There will be more information on prevention of injuries and reinjuries.
Author: Pat Williams
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics
When I heard that my good friend Peter Kerasotis was writing a book with Pat Williams, and that it would be calledExtreme Winning, I was excited. I knew it would have insights and wisdom I could take from its pages and apply to the clubhouse as a major league manager. More than that, I knew it would have insights and wisdom I could apply to life.?From the foreword by Bruce Bochy, World Series winner as the manager of the San Francisco Giants in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Anybody can live life when things are going well; the real test comes when adversity strikes and setbacks nail you. When that happens, how are you going to respond?' It's been five years since Pat Williams learned what an oncologist was. Five years since he had to actually prove that he bought into his own message in order to beat the cancer attacking the plasma cells in his bone marrow. Five years since he responded to the diagnosis with a new mission for remission and determined to face his mission with one goalwinning! Now, Williams and Kerasotis share that same focus and passion with readers by identifying 12 qualities of extreme winners and by providing all of the tools they need to implement each one. When put into practicewhich readers can do right away there is no telling what can happen. And there is no telling what they can accomplish.
Author: Christopher J. Phillips
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2019-03-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation
An in-depth look at the intersection of judgment and statistics in baseball Scouting and scoring are considered fundamentally different ways of ascertaining value in baseball. Scouting seems to rely on experience and intuition, scoring on performance metrics and statistics. In Scouting and Scoring, Christopher Phillips rejects these simplistic divisions. He shows how both scouts and scorers rely on numbers, bureaucracy, trust, and human labor in order to make sound judgments about the value of baseball players. Tracing baseball’s story from the nineteenth century to today, Phillips explains that the sport was one of the earliest and most consequential fields for the introduction of numerical analysis. New technologies and methods of data collection were supposed to enable teams to quantify the drafting and managing of players—replacing scouting with scoring. But that’s not how things turned out. Over the decades, scouting and scoring started looking increasingly similar. Scouts expressed their judgments in highly formulaic ways, using numerical grades and scientific instruments to evaluate players. Scorers drew on moral judgments, depended on human labor to maintain and correct data, and designed bureaucratic systems to make statistics appear reliable. From the invention of official scorers and Statcast to the creation of the Major League Scouting Bureau, the history of baseball reveals the inextricable connections between human expertise and data science. A unique consideration of the role of quantitative measurement and human judgment, Scouting and Scoring provides an entirely fresh understanding of baseball by showing what the sport reveals about reliable knowledge in the modern world.
Author: Robert Whiting
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-09-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Matsui... Nomo... Sasaki... Ichiro... the so-called American "National Pastime" has developed a decidedly Japanese flair. Indeed, in this year's All-Star game, two of the starting American League outfielders were from Japan. And for the third straight year, Ichiro - the fleet-footed Seattle Mariner - received more votes for the All-Star game than any other player in the game today. Some 15 years ago, in the bestseller "You Gotta Have Wa," Robert Whiting examined how former American major league ballplayers tried to cope with a different culture while playing pro ball in Japan. Now, Whiting reverses his field and reveals how select Japanese stars have come across the Pacific to play in the big leagues. Not only have they had to deal with the American way of life, but they have individually changed the game in dramatic fashion.
This book recognizes the strong presence of young adult sports literature in contemporary publishing and reading, and its goal is to help teenagers, teachers, and librarians understand the literature, its history, and its importance in contemporary society.
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature
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