Game 7 1986

Game 7  1986
Author: Ron Darling,Daniel Paisner
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466878105
Available:
Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller Every little kid who's ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream - only it didn't go exactly as planned. In New York Times bestselling Game 7, 1986, the award-winning baseball analyst looks back at what might have been a signature moment in his career, and reflects on the ways professional athletes must sometimes shoulder a personal disappointment as his team finds a way to win. Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets championship season, Darling's book will break down one of baseball's great "forgotten" games - a game that stands as a thrilling, telling and tantalizing exclamation point to one of the best-remember seasons in Major League Baseball history. Working once again with New York Times best-selling collaborator Daniel Paisner, who teamed with the former All-Star pitcher on his acclaimed 2009 memoir Game 7, 1986, Darling offers a book for the thinking baseball fan, a chance to reflect on what it means to compete at the game's highest level, with everything on the line.

Losing Isn t Everything

Losing Isn t Everything
Author: Curt Menefee,Michael Arkush
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062440082
Available:
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A refreshing and thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat—those on the flip side of an epic triumph—and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit. Every sports fan recalls with amazing accuracy a pivotal winning moment involving a favorite team or player—Henry Aaron hitting his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth; Christian Laettner’s famous buzzer beating shot in the NCAA tournament for Duke. Yet lost are the stories on the other side of these history-making moments, the athletes who experienced not transcendent glory but crushing disappointment: the cornerback who missed the tackle on the big touchdown; the relief pitcher who lost the series; the world-record holding Olympian who fell on the ice. In Losing Isn’t Everything, famed sportscaster Curt Menefee, joined by bestselling writer Michael Arkush, examines a range of signature "disappointments" from the wide world of sports, interviewing the subject at the heart of each loss and uncovering what it means—months, years, or decades later—to be associated with failure. While history is written by the victorious, Menefee argues that these moments when an athlete has fallen short are equally valuable to sports history, offering deep insights into the individuals who suffered them and about humanity itself. Telling the losing stories behind such famous moments as the Patriots’ Rodney Harrison guarding the Giants' David Tyree during the "Helmet Catch" in Super Bowl XLII, Mary Decker’s fall in the 1984 Olympic 1500m, and Craig Ehlo who gave up "The Shot" to Michael Jordan in the 1989 NBA playoffs, Menefee examines the legacy of the hardest loses, revealing the unique path that athletes have to walk after they lose on their sport’s biggest stage. Shedding new light some of the most accepted scapegoat stories in the sports cannon, he also revisits both the Baltimore Colts' loss to the Jets in Super Bowl III, as well as the Red Sox loss in the 1986 World Series, showing why, despite years of humiliation, it might not be all Bill Buckner's fault. Illustrated with sixteen pages of color photos, this considered and compassionate study offers invaluable lessons about pain, resilience, disappointment, remorse, and acceptance that can help us look at our lives and ourselves in a profound new way.

So Many Ways to Lose

So Many Ways to Lose
Author: Devin Gordon
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062940049
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Mets lose when they should win. They win when they should lose. And when it comes to being the worst, no team in sports has ever done it better than the Mets. In So Many Ways to Lose, author and lifelong Mets fan Devin Gordon sifts through the detritus of Queens for a baseball history like no other. Remember the time the Mets lost an All-Star after he got charged by a wild boar? Or the time they blew a six-run ninth-inning lead at the peak of a pennant race? Or the time they fired their manager before he ever managed a game? Sure you do. It was only two years ago, and it was all in the same season. The Mets have an unrivaled gift for getting it backward, doing the impossible, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, and then snatching defeat right back again. And yet, just ask any Mets fan: amazing and/or miraculous postseason runs are as much a part of our team's identity as losing 120 games in 1962. The DNA of seasons like 1969, the original Miracle Mets, and the 1973 “Ya Gotta Believe” Mets, who went from last place to Game 7 of the World Series in two months, and the powerhouse 1986 Mets, has encoded in us this hapless instinct that a reversal of fortune is always possible. It’s happened before. It’s kind of our thing. And now we've got Steve Cohen's hedge-fund billions to play with! What could go wrong? In this hilarious history of the Mets and love letter to the art of disaster, Devin Gordon presents baseball the way it really is, not in the wistful sepia tones we've come to expect from other sportswriters. Along the way, he explains the difference between being bad and being gifted at losing, and why this distinction holds the key to understanding the true amazin’ magic of the New York Mets.

Big Ten Conference Records Book

Big Ten Conference Records Book
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:30000056033925
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Official 1987 NFL Record and Fact Book

Official 1987 NFL Record and Fact Book
Author: National Football League
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0894804669
Available:
Release: 1987-08
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most comprehensive compilation of information on the game available--a necessity for the committed tens of millions of fans who devote every Sunday in winter to the passion of pro football.

Official Baseball Register

Official Baseball Register
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015073096409
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Red Storm Rising

Red Storm Rising
Author: Tom Clancy
Pages: 725
ISBN: 042510107X
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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When Moslem fundamentalists destroy a key Soviet oil complex, the Russians initiate a plan of diplomatic trickery for their seizure of Persian Gulf oil

The Complete Baseball Record Book 1991

The Complete Baseball Record Book  1991
Author: Sporting News
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0892043849
Available:
Release: 1991-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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New York Mets

New York Mets
Author: Matthew Silverman
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780760339602
Available:
Release: 2011-03-16
Editor: Mvp Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The history of the New York Mets is presented with pictures and accounts of their greatest players and teams.

Two Sides of Glory

Two Sides of Glory
Author: Erik Sherman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781496225337
Available:
Release: 2021-04
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two Sides of Glory is an in-depth, first-person account of intriguing players that made up this once-in-a-generation Boston team. It's also a look at how the extremes of tantalizing victory and heart-wrenching failure influenced their lives--both on the field and off.

Guinness Book of World Records

Guinness Book of World Records
Author: Alan Russel,David A. Boehm
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0806965983
Available:
Release: 1987-11
Editor: Sterling Publishing (NY)
Language: en

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The Wildlife Game

The Wildlife Game
Author: Ron Thomson
Pages: 292
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019194708
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump
Author: Winston Groom
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780743453257
Available:
Release: 2002-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the rollicking misadventures of Forrest Gump, an idiot savant college football player whose mathematical genius does not prevent his flunking out and who finds himself drafted for Vietnam.

World Record Game Fishes

World Record Game Fishes
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSD:31822020613790
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Sporting News Hockey Guide 1985 1986

The Sporting News Hockey Guide  1985 1986
Author: Sporting News
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0892041986
Available:
Release: 1985-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Pennsylvania s Recreation Plan 1986 1990

Pennsylvania s Recreation Plan  1986 1990
Author: Pennsylvania. Bureau of State Parks,Pennsylvania. Department of Environmental Resources. Office of Program Planning and Development
Pages: 48
ISBN: PSU:000044885168
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Official NBA Guide

Official NBA Guide
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000015910127
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Guinness Book of World Records 1990

Guinness Book of World Records 1990
Author: David A. Boehm
Pages: 447
ISBN: 0806957913
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Complete Baseball Record Book

Complete Baseball Record Book
Author: Sporting News,Steven P. Gietschier
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0892047305
Available:
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Sporting News
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gathers team and individual records for batting, base running, fielding, and pitching, in regular season, All-Star, Pennant, and World Series games.

Official gazette

Official gazette
Author: Natal (South Africa)
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCLA:L0053510368
Available:
Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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