Fathers and Sons in Baseball Broadcasting

Author: Tony Silvia
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786438150
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Performing Arts

"Illuminates how the father-son relationship thrives because of baseball, and, sometimes, in spite of it. Each bears a legendary name in baseball broadcasting--Caray, Brennaman, Buck and Kalas. All the sons relate how their fathers' names opened doors but

Game of My Life Philadelphia Phillies

Author: Bob Gordon
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781613214312
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation

More than twenty former and current Philadelphia Phillies players share their fondest single-game experience and memories with author Bob Gordon. Many of the moments celebrate the extraordinary events that have shaped the Phillies’ rich heritage. Curt Simmons, John Vukovich, Kevin Jordan, Del Unser, Doug Glanville, and Tug McGraw are just a few of the legendary Phillies stars who discuss the games of their lives. Even Phillie Phanatics I and II join in the fun. This book is the ticket for Philadelphia Phillies fans everywhere to travel back to many of the big games and moments that have shaped the team and franchise during its 131-year history in the City of Brotherly Love.

Becoming His Father s Son

Author: Ink Noir
Publisher: Ink Noir, LP
ISBN: 9781420863123
Release Date: 2005-11
Genre:

Set in Philadelphia and revolving around a suspenseful legal case, the novel Becoming His Father's Son tells the story of Alex Hamilton's redemption. A successful, Ivy League-educated, African American attorney, Alex feels superior to other African Americans. In fact, he has achieved his success by winning racial discrimination cases--using questionable tactics--for wealthy, corporate clients. In stark contract to Alex, his physician father, "Dr. Nate" Hamilton, has been practicing medicine in the inner city for thirty years, often giving free treatment to patients who cannot afford to pay. Dr. Nate, the son of a sharecropper, grew up poor in Alabama and worked his way through college and medical school, unlike Alex who has lived a life of privilege. Alex and Nate haven't spoken to each other in years, a situation that grieves Alex's mother, May Hamilton. When Dr. Nate is accused of Medicare fraud and stands to lose everything he has worked for, he turns to his son for help. Alex makes a critical choice to defend his father; a decision based on love--and it irrevocably changes his life. His law partners scheme to maneuver him out of the firm when they learn of his father's indictment; and Alex begins to question all his former assumptions. As they work on the defense case, Nate reveals to Alex family secrets he had until then kept to himself, and father and son achieve a new understanding. The story ends with a suspenseful courtroom trial--the trial of Alex's life--and a surprise twist at the conclusion. A collaboration of Gregory P. Miller, a senior partner in the law firm of Miller, Alfano and Raspanti and author Denise Dennis, Becoming His Father's Son follows the story from Independence Hall to the North Philadelphia ghetto. The novel holds the readers' interest until the last page is turned.

Bringing the Heat

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 155584605X
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Bringing the Heat is the story of one team's season-long campaign for the NFL championship, told through the personal stories of the men on the field and the coaches, managers, and owner on the sidelines. The team is the 1992 Philadelphia Eagles, a group of players assembled in the iconoclastic image of their former head coach Buddy Ryan. They are known throughout the league for their ferocious defense and for the otherworldly talents of their quarterback Randall Cunningham. Award-winning journalist Mark Bowden gets deep inside the world of professional football in a way no writer has ever done before, with an insightful and hilarious portrait of one of the most exciting teams ever to play the game. He spares none of the game's ugliness - the greed, the racism, and the often sadistic violence - while capturing the beauty of athleticism at its highest level, the courage of men who face each play knowing that one bad hit can end a career, and above all the exultant glory of victory that inspires their struggle to be the best.

Showtime

Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698148611
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The New York Times bestselling author of Sweetness delivers the first all-encompassing account of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of professional sports’ most-revered—and dominant—dynasties. The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s personified the flamboyance and excess of the decade over which they reigned. Beginning with the arrival of Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the number-one overall pick of the 1979 draft, the Lakers played basketball with gusto and pizzazz, unleashing their famed “Showtime” run-and-gun style on a league unprepared for their speed and ferocity—and became the most captivating show in sports and, arguably, in all-around American entertainment. The Lakers’ roster overflowed with exciting all-star-caliber players, including center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and they were led by the incomparable Pat Riley, known for his slicked-back hair, his Armani suits, and his arrogant strut. Hollywood’s biggest celebrities lined the court and gorgeous women flocked to the arena. Best of all, the team was a winner. Between 1980 and 1991, the Lakers played in an unmatched nine NBA championship series, capturing five of them. Bestselling sportswriter Jeff Pearlman draws from almost three hundred interviews to take the first full measure of the Lakers’ epic Showtime era. A dazzling account of one of America’s greatest sports sagas, Showtime is packed with indelible characters, vicious rivalries, and jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes stories of the players’ decadent Hollywood lifestyles. From the Showtime era’s remarkable rise to its tragic end—marked by Magic Johnson’s 1991 announcement that he had contracted HIV—Showtime is a gripping narrative of sports, celebrity, and 1980s-style excess.

You ve Got to Be Kidding

Author: Pat Williams
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9780307552051
Release Date: 2011-08-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

Kid-Tested (and Tested, and Tested…) Guidance for Parents in the Trenches. The Inside Track to Raising Kids. Most of us find raising one, two…or maybe three or four children to be challenging enough. The idea of parenting a half dozen seems almost crazy, and more children than that–impossible. But Pat and Ruth Williams have together raised (and are continuing to raise) nineteen kids. More importantly, they’ve not just survived the process–they’ve loved it! What do they know that the rest of us don’t? What does it take to make a family of any size not only work, but thrive? After bringing up nineteen kids–as biological parents, adoptive parents, single parents, and step-parents–Pat and Ruth Williams have gained a volume of insights and experience that will enrich your home, strengthen your family, and help you be the parent you want to be. Inside you’ll find counsel that really works–whether you’re raising one child, one dozen (or more), or any number in between. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Broadcasting Baseball

Author: Eldon L. Ham
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786486359
Release Date: 2011-07-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"This work covers the development of the baseball broadcasting industry from the first telegraph reports, the influence of early pioneers at Pittsburgh's KDKA and Chicago's WGN, including the first World Series, the launch of the Telstar Satellite, the Carlton Fisk homerun in 1975 World Series, through New Millenium computer graphics, HD television, and the Internet"--Provided by publisher.

Found A Story Of One Life Transformation

Author: Dr. Michael Jaffe
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 9780996980913
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Genre: Religion

“I once was lost but now am found.” These words from John Newton’s Amazing Grace express the journey of Michael Jaffe, a journey through devastating grief to the wonder of meaning. Jaffe tells his story by sharing his most vulnerable life’s moments. He straightforwardly and poignantly reveals how he survived the deep trauma of his early years and sought to find purpose through the turbulent sixties. Follow Jaffe’s search for meaning through the Orthodox Judaism of his early years, the quest for social justice as a teenager, the seeming magic of Woodstock, and ultimately the despair that accompanies life’s broken promises. Then in a moment of time everything changed. Despair gave way to hope, emptiness gave way to fulfillment and loneliness to the tender love of God. These are things that take place when a person is found by the One who gives life in the first place. Michael Jaffe’s story goes well beyond an initial encounter with the love of God through Jesus Christ. It tells the story of how being found transforms the entirety of a person’s life. Once hurt and broken without any sense of hope, his transformational journey has led him to a life rich in so many ways. That is the power of the Gospel.

Movin on Up

Author: Robert Gordon
Publisher: B B& A Publishers
ISBN: 0975441930
Release Date: 2005-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Movin' On Up takes a fun ride through the then-and-now of a great city and its ball club. The city and its team have cooked up a partnership as strong and as strange as scrapple and toast over the past 121 years. Since 1883, the Phillies have been on the move-at times slowly, many times glacially, and sometimes quickly. Movin' On Up layers the present on the past by revisiting the places the Fightin' Phils once called their new home. But Movin' On Up is really about people, past, and present-not only players, but others who help and helped Philly move on up to the fabulous sports town we know today. The journey rolls along humorous and poignant episodes, old and new, that have splashed Philly and its fan with the signature color that both fascinates and infuriates "outsiders." As this new millennium dashes toward the midpoint of its first decade, Philly's Phillies have a new park, a new team, and a new attitude. Well, maybe the attitude isn't all that new, as you'll read-and ne

Macho Row

Author: William C. Kashatus
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9781496200259
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Colorful, shaggy, and unkempt, misfits and outlaws, the 1993 Phillies played hard and partied hard. Led by Darren Daulton, John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra, and Mitch Williams, it was a team the fans loved and continue to love today. Focusing on six key members of the team, Macho Row follows the remarkable season with an up-close look at the players’ lives, the team’s triumphs and failures, and what made this group so unique and so successful. With a throwback mentality, the team adhered to baseball’s Code. Designed to preserve the moral fabric of the game, the Code’s unwritten rules of the game formed the bedrock of this diehard team whose players paid homage and respect to the game at all times. Trusting one another and avoiding ideas of superstardom, they consistently rubbed the opposition the wrong way and didn’t care. William C. Kashatus pulls back the covers on this old-school band of brothers, depicting the highs and lows and their brash style while also digging into the suspected steroid use of players on the team. Macho Row is a story of winning and losing, success and failure, and the emotional highs and lows that accompany them.

Major League Dads

Author: Kevin Neary
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780762445028
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Baseball is America's favorite pastime and one of the best ways for fathers and sons to bond. Major League Dads is an inspirational look at such connections through a collection of heartfelt essays from interviews with 150 of the top players in Major League Baseball, such as David Wright, Carlos Pena, Brad Lidge, and Derek Jeter. Through personal recollections, you can read firsthand what their dads meant to them growing up and how they coached them to success both on and off the field.

You Can t Lose Em All

Author: Frank Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1589790863
Release Date: 2004-04-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fitzpatrick remembers that near-miraculous 1980 season when the Phillies came back to beat the Astros in the National League Championship series and knock off the Royals in the World Series.

Collision at Home Plate

Author: James Reston, Jr.
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803289642
Release Date: 1997-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Describes how the lives of baseball player Pete Rose and baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti collided when Rose was accused of betting on the game