Pitching in the Promised Land

Pitching in the Promised Land
Author: Aaron Pribble
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780803234727
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Release: 2011
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It was the first (and last) season of professional baseball in Israel. Aaron Pribble, twenty-seven, had been out of Minor League Baseball for three years while he pursued a career in education when, at his coach?s suggestion, he tried out for the newly formed Israel Baseball League (IBL). Of Jewish descent (not a requirement, but definitely a plus) and former pro, Pribble was the ideal candidate for the upstart league. In many ways the league resembled the ultimate baseball fantasy camp with its unforgettable cast of characters: the DJ/street artist third baseman from the Bronx, the wildman catcher from Australia, the journeymen Dominicans who were much older than they claimed to be, and, of course, seventy-one-year-old Sandy Koufax, drafted in a symbolic gesture as the last player. After falling in love with a beautiful Yemenite Jew, enduring an alleged terrorist attack on opening day, witnessing a career-ending brain injury caused by improper field equipment, participating in a strike, and venturing into the West Bank despite being strongly advised against it, Pribble must decide whether to forgo a teaching career in order to become the first player from the IBL to sign a pro contract in the United States. His is a story of coming of age spiritually and athletically in one short season in the throes of romance, Middle Eastern politics, and the dreams of America?s pastime far, far afield from home. Learn about Holy Land Hardball, a documentary on the Israel Baseball League.

Pitching in the Promised Land

Pitching in the Promised Land
Author: Aaron Pribble
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780803268333
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It was the first (and last) season of professional baseball in Israel. Aaron Pribble, twenty-seven, had been out of Minor League Baseball for three years while he pursued a career in education when, at his coach’s suggestion, he tried out for the newly formed Israel Baseball League (IBL). Of Jewish descent (not a requirement, but definitely a plus) and former pro, Pribble was the ideal candidate for the upstart league. In many ways the league resembled the ultimate baseball fantasy camp with its unforgettable cast of characters: the DJ/street artist third baseman from the Bronx, the wildman catcher from Australia, the journeymen Dominicans who were much older than they claimed to be, and, of course, seventy-one-year-old Sandy Koufax, drafted in a symbolic gesture as the last player. After falling in love with a beautiful Yemenite Jew, enduring an alleged terrorist attack on opening day, witnessing a career-ending brain injury caused by improper field equipment, participating in a strike, and venturing into the West Bank despite being strongly advised against it, Pribble must decide whether to forgo a teaching career in order to become the first player from the IBL to sign a pro contract in the United States. His is a story of coming of age spiritually and athletically in one short season in the throes of romance, Middle Eastern politics, and the dreams of America’s pastime far, far afield from home. Learn about Holy Land Hardball, a documentary on the Israel Baseball League.

Pitching in the Promised Land

Pitching in the Promised Land
Author: Aaron Pribble
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9780803235496
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It was the first (and last) season of professional baseball in Israel. Aaron Pribble, twenty-seven, had been out of Minor League Baseball for three years while he pursued a career in education when, at his coach's suggestion, he tried out for the newly formed Israel Baseball League (IBL). Of Jewish descent (not a requirement, but definitely a plus) and former pro, Pribble was the ideal candidate for the upstart league. In many ways the league resembled the ultimate baseball fantasy camp with its unforgettable cast of characters: the DJ/street artist third baseman from the Bronx, the wildman catcher from Australia, the journeymen Dominicans who were much older than they claimed to be, and, of course, seventy-one-year-old Sandy Koufax, drafted in a symbolic gesture as the last player. After falling in love with a beautiful Yemenite Jew, enduring an alleged terrorist attack on opening day, witnessing a career-ending brain injury caused by improper field equipment, participating in a strike, and venturing into the West Bank despite being strongly advised against it, Pribble must decide whether to forgo a teaching career in order to become the first player from the IBL to sign a pro contract in the United States. His is a story of coming of age spiritually and athletically in one short season in the throes of romance, Middle Eastern politics, and the dreams of America's pastime far, far afield from home.

Still Pitching

Still Pitching
Author: Jim Kaat,Phil Pepe
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781623681616
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Release: 2003-04
Editor: Triumph Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He pitched to Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn. His career spanned three commissioners, four decades and five times in six cities. Before he becomes elected to the baseball Hall of Fame, learn about the fascinating career of one of the most unheralded hurlers.

Baseball Joe Home Run King or The Greatest Pitcher and Batter on Record

Baseball Joe  Home Run King  or  The Greatest Pitcher and Batter on Record
Author: Lester Chadwick
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781465588333
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Release: 1922
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joe Matson pitches the Giants to another World's Championship, pausing along the way to break all home run records as a batter.

501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die

501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die
Author: Ron Kaplan
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781496209887
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Release: 2018-08
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Propounding his "small ball theory" of sports literature, George Plimpton proposed that "the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature." Of course he had the relatively small baseball in mind, because its literature is formidable--vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them (or to know what they're missing). From biography, history, fiction, and instruction to books about ballparks, business, and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide, far more fun than a reference work has any right to be.

Re pitching the Tent

Re pitching the Tent
Author: Richard Giles
Pages: 255
ISBN: 1853115711
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Release: 2004
Editor: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Re-pitching the Tent is a handbook that aims to revitalise the way we regard church buildings, enabling us to see them afresh as a vital component of our worship and mission.

Genesis

Genesis
Author: James McKeown
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9780802827050
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Release: 2008-03-03
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction to Genesis -- Commentary on Genesis -- Theological horizons of Genesis -- Theological message of the Book -- Main unifying themes -- Descendants -- Blessing -- Land -- Key theological teaching of Genesis -- The theology of land -- The doctrine of creation -- Creatio ex nihilo -- The fall -- The character of God -- The image of God -- The life of faith -- Genesis and theology today -- Genesis and science -- Mission -- Ecology -- Feminist approaches -- Genesis and biblical theology -- Genesis in canonical context -- Genesis in the Historical Books -- Wisdom literature -- Thematic continuity in the Prophets -- New Testament -- Conclusion.

Teacherland

Teacherland
Author: Aaron Pribble
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781475836141
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Release: 2017-08-07
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teacherland aims to improve our education system by humanizing the teaching profession. Moving beyond oversimplified depictions of teachers as saints or slouches, heroes or zeros, it reframes the debate about what it means to teach and learn and shows—for real—what life is like behind the curtains of one of America’s most important occupations.

Writing in the Social Studies

Writing in the Social Studies
Author: Aaron Pribble
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781475859126
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Release: 2021-03-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Writing in the Social Studies is a practical guide for educators. On each page are strategies, tips, and takeaways for teachers to implement in their classroom, while every chapter concludes with helpful handouts to distribute directly to students. Beginning with a framework and pacing guide, Writing in the Social Studies examines foundational, academic, and real-world writing, concluding with a methodology for grading and a spirited plea for teachers to write themselves. Teachers who believe in teaching "skills through content" finally have a blueprint from which to work. Those who understand it is imperative students graduate with the ability to think critically and express a point of view now have a vehicle with which to achieve their goals. Writing in the Social Studies will be the first book to tackle this crucial yet neglected corner of the curriculum. There is a desperate need for professional development in this area, and therefore also tremendous opportunity. It is a professional imperative that social studies educators teach a variety of writing skills through content. As a result they should have access to a resource which clearly and engagingly shows them how. This is Writing in the Social Studies.

Down to the Last Pitch

Down to the Last Pitch
Author: Tim Wendel
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780306822773
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Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Never in baseball history had a last place team rebounded to take the pennant the following season. Yet in 1991, lightning struck twice as the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves, a pair of cellar dwellers the year before, faced each other in an unforgettable World Series. For both clubs, the turnaround was one for the ages. Minnesota and Atlanta rallied throughout the 1991 season around a crop of rising stars--Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz--who each spirited their team’s unlikely run all the way to the World Series. And what a Fall Classic it proved to be, with five of the seven games decided by a single run, four decided on the final pitch, and three--including game seven--ending in extra innings. When the final out was recorded, the cover headline in Baseball Weekly read: "Best World Series Ever.” In Down to the Last Pitch, Tim Wendel delivers all the hopes, dreams, and drama in a season--and a Series--touched by magic.

The Much Too Promised Land

The Much Too Promised Land
Author: Aaron David Miller
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780553904741
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Release: 2008-03-25
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For nearly twenty years, Aaron David Miller has played a central role in U.S. efforts to broker Arab-Israeli peace. His position as an advisor to presidents, secretaries of state, and national security advisors has given him a unique perspective on a problem that American leaders have wrestled with for more than half a century. Why has the world’s greatest superpower failed to broker, or impose, a solution in the Middle East? If a solution is possible, what would it take? And why after so many years of struggle and failure, with the entire region even more unsettled than ever, should Americans even care? Is Israel/Palestine really the “much too promised land”? As a historian, analyst, and negotiator, perhaps no one is more qualified to answer these questions than Aaron David Miller. Without partisanship or finger-pointing, Miller lucidly and honestly records what went right, what went wrong, and how we got where we are today. Here is an insider’s view of the peace process from a place at the negotiating table, filled with unforgettable stories and colorful behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Here, too, are new interviews with all the key players, including Presidents Carter, Ford, Bush forty-one, all nine U.S. secretaries of state, as well Arab and Israeli leaders, who disclose the inner thoughts and strategies that motivated them. The result is a book that shatters all preconceived notions to tackle the complicated issues of culture, religion, domestic politics, and national security that have defined—and often derailed—a half century of diplomacy. Honest, critical, and certain to be controversial, this insightful first-person account offers a brilliant new analysis of the problem of Arab-Israeli peace and how, against all odds, it still might be solved.

Redneck Boy in the Promised Land

Redneck Boy in the Promised Land
Author: Ben Jones
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307449481
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Release: 2008-06-03
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Redneck Boy in the Promised Land is Ben Jones’s hilarious, uplifting life story of escaping the rail yards and finding success in the unlikeliest places. As a child, Jones called a dingy railroad shack with no electricity or indoor plumbing home. An unabashed Southern redneck from a "likker drinkin’, hell-raisin’" family, Jones grew up in the depressed railroad docks outside of Portsmouth, Virginia, and spent most of his days dreaming about where the tracks out of town could take him. That he would go on to become a beloved television icon on The Dukes of Hazzard and a firebrand two-term Congressman is a story that no one could have ever seen coming . . . least of all ol’ "Cooter" himself. Written with naked honesty and wry humor, Redneck Boy in the Promised Land is one good ol’ boy’s remarkable tale of falling flat on his face, picking himself up, and finding his way to the American dream-while fighting for civil rights, the plight of the working class, "real" Southern culture, and the rights of rednecks everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.

Promised Land

Promised Land
Author: John Culea
Pages: 308
ISBN: 1564767221
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Release: 1998
Editor: Chariot Victor Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

They thought they lived in the best small town in America. lt;p>Only Shelly Hinson knows that the "best small town" award is a lie-because she's the one who wrote the article. Braxton, California-her hometown-is no better or worse than any other town in the state, or the country, for that matter. Little did Shelly know the effect the hoax would have on people, both the long-time residents and the newcomers drawn by the publicity. lt;p>Some, like Benny Green, find everything they're looking for in Braxton. Moving from Virginia benefits both him and the town. The slower-paced life suits Benny as he reaches out to those around him through his popular new restaurant. Not all new residents will find Braxton so welcoming. lt;p>Among the town officials, only Cal Spencer seems to keep his head, remaining a confirmed skeptic about all the hoopla. How could this article appear without anyone in town having spoken to the writer? he wonders. lt;p>Caught in her lie, Shelly watches with growing guilt the changes taking place and then with horror as tragedy strikes during a celebration of the town's newfound fame. She is forced to come to grips with her life, including her spiritual condition, as she realizes how her article has changed the lives of so many people, including her own.

Onward Christian Athletes

Onward Christian Athletes
Author: Tom Krattenmaker
Pages: 221
ISBN: 0742562476
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Release: 2010
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Onward Christian Athletes, religion expert and commentator Tom Krattenmaker provides a first-of-its-kind exploration of what is really happening where sports and faith converge, and the larger story it tells about popular Christianity in American life in the new century.

Press Box Revolution

Press Box Revolution
Author: Rich Coutinho
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781613219867
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Press Box Revolution is a journey through the evolution of reporting in New York and around the nation by a reporter who has witnessed every second of it in the past three decades. Rich Coutinho, a New York-based reporter who has covered numerous major sporting events, will escort readers into corners of the press box and locker room they have never seen and discusses what the business will look like down the road. Coutinho gives an insider’s view of the evolving technology in the business, the growth of women in sports creating much needed diversity in the reporting landscape, the emergence of sports talk radio and the Internet, as well as the personalities on the New York sports scene that make it so challenging to cover. Press Box Revolution lifts the curtain on all the myths about how sports is reported and it will help fans realistically evaluate the information they read and hear that is labeled “Breaking News” or “Insider Report.” It is a must-read for all well-informed fans and aspiring sports journalists.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
Author: Patrick E. Thomas
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9781401096618
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Release: 2004-02
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE PROMISED LAND is the story of Theodor, a Danish immigrant, who struggles to integrate into the American culture. It is his love-hate story; the awe, the wonder, the ecstasy of experiencing all things new, versus the stress of loneliness, the humiliation of being considered stupid, the agony of being shunned. He works with machines he knows nothing about, with people who speak a language that boggles his mind. Enamoured with American affluence, he strikes out on his own. He lives in a dugout, and plants his corn by hand. He is overjoyed with an unusually large crop, but when he attempts to sell it, the market has collapsed and he is reduced to sharing the grain with his animals. He becomes despondent, depressed. He wants to go home, but he cannot. He had come to America on someone else's papers...

Promised Land Whose Land Whose Promise

Promised Land  Whose Land  Whose Promise
Author: Plammoottil Cherian
Pages: 690
ISBN: 9781643009933
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Release: 2019-06-13
Editor: Covenant Books, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biblical interpretation of the Abrahamic Covenants and his descendants often present a bias against the Arabs and Ishmaelites perhaps due to lack of full knowledge of God's covenantal promises and blessings to humanity. Dr. Cherian presents clear evidences that God has no partiality and that Jews, Christians, Arabs, Muslims, Hindus and all people are equally called to be the partakers of the Kingdom of God. Ishmael was not rejected, but he and his generations were abundantly blessed, and they have a continuous role to play in the end stages of the world. As a skilled detective the author examines the Scriptures and calls all people to unlock the Bible and fight for the Eternal Promised Land. The book presents: *A complete history of God and humanity

David C Cook NIV Bible Lesson Commentary 2011 12

David C  Cook NIV Bible Lesson Commentary 2011 12
Author: Dan Lioy
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781434700681
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: David C Cook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains 52 weeks (from September 2012 through August 2013) of Bible lessons based on the International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL) series. Includes Bible background and commentary, daily home Bible readings, and lesson suggestions for adult and youth classes.

Dalko The Untold Story of Baseball s Fastest Pitcher

Dalko  The Untold Story of Baseball s Fastest Pitcher
Author: Bill A. Dembski,Alex Thomas,Brian Vikander
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781645427117
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Influence Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gripping and tragic, Dalko is the definitive story of Steve “White Lightning” Dalkowski, baseball’s fastest pitcher ever. Dalko explores one man’s unmatched talent on the mound and the forces that kept ultimate greatness always just beyond his reach. For the first time, Dalko: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Fastest Pitcher unites all of the eyewitness accounts from the coaches, analysts, teammates, and professionals who witnessed the game’s fastest pitcher in action. In doing so, it puts readers on the fields and at the plate to hear the buzzing fastball of a pitcher fighting to achieve his major league ambitions. Just three days after his high school graduation in 1957, Steve Dalkowski signed into the Baltimore Orioles system. Poised for greatness, he might have risen to be one of the stars in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Instead, he spent his entire career toiling away in the minor leagues. An inspiration for the character Nuke LaLoosh in the classic baseball film Bull Durham, Dalko’s life and story were as fast and wild as the pitches he threw. The late Orioles manager Earl Weaver, who saw baseball greats Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax pitch, said “Dalko threw harder than all of ‘em.” Cal Ripken Sr., Dalkowski’s catcher for several years, said the same. Bull Durham screenwriter Ron Shelton, who played with Dalkowski in the minor leagues, said “They called him “Dalko” and guys liked to hang with him and women wanted to take care of him and if he walked in a room in those days he was probably drunk.” This force on the field that could break chicken wire backstops and wooden fences with his heat but racked up almost as many walks as strikeouts in his career, spent years of drinking all night and showing up on the field the next day, just in time to show his wild heat again. What the Washington Post called “baseball’s greatest what-If story” is one of a superhuman, once-in-a-generation gift, a near-mythical talent that refused to be tamed. Steve Dalkowski will forever be remembered for his remarkable arm. Said Shelton, “In his sport, he had the equivalent of Michaelangelo’s gift but could never finish a painting.” Dalko is the story of the fastest pitching that baseball has ever seen, an explosive but uncontrolled arm.