Stealing Home

Stealing Home
  • Author : Jennifer Seasons
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-04-02
  • ISBN : 9780062271440

Stealing Home Book Review:

Love may be just a game, but the baseball players in Jennifer Seasons' sexy diamonds and dugouts series— they're playing for keeps! Mark Cutter has it all: a lucrative baseball career, fast cars, and faster women—and all thanks to his priceless good luck charm. At least, that's what he thinks before Lorelei Littleton shows up. Next thing he knows, he's waking up alone, the sexy brunette has vanished, and his good luck charm is gone. More than a little curious about the wicked-hot cat burglar and determined to get his property back, Mark's going to track down the thief and make her pay—big time. Maybe Lorelei feels a tiny bit guilty for stealing Mark's good luck charm, but when it's worth $100,000 and the money could save her niece's life? She's not losing sleep over it . . . but him? Lorelei can't get the ballplayer with the bad attitude out of her head. And now he's come after her with more than just revenge in his eyes. Lorelei has a choice: turn over the charm and lose the money, or keep it and risk losing everything . . . including her heart.

Throwing Heat

Throwing Heat
  • Author : Jennifer Seasons
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780062271488

Throwing Heat Book Review:

The sexy baseball players of Jennifer Seasons' Diamonds and Dugouts series slide into home with a final fiery romance worthy of a World Series win. Nightclub manager Leslie Cutter has never been one to back down from a bet. So when Peter Kowalskin, pitcher for the Denver Rush baseball team, bets her that she can't keep her hands off of him, she's not about to let the arrogant, gorgeous playboy win. Especially when the prize could put her business on the map. She's got this in the bag, just so long as she can stay out of his arms … and his bed. Peter struck out once before with Leslie, but this bet is sure to be the second chance he's been waiting for. Determined to stoke the passion he knows is there, he'll do anything to win—even if it means playing a little dirty. But as things heat up, this combustible pair will have to decide just how much they're willing to wager on one another … and on a future that just might last forever.

The Dugout

The Dugout
  • Author : Meghan Quinn
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1693706393

The Dugout Book Review:

Let me ask you a question: If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose? Word around campus is... it was no accident. That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year - and the draft. Now, I'm a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall. They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She's the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way. One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth -- Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again -- no matter how good my forearms look. Little do we both know, she's about to become more than just my fairy ballmother..."-- Back cover.

Stealing Parker

Stealing Parker
  • Author : Miranda Kenneally
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2012-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781402271885

Stealing Parker Book Review:

"A hero who will melt your heart."—Jennifer Echols, national award-winning author of Such a Rush Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She's on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she's made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother's scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her. Now Parker wants a new life. So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three. Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty? But how far is too far before she loses herself completely? Praise for Catching Jordan: "A must-read for teens! I couldn't put it down!"—Simon Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series "With a clever, authentic voice, Kenneally proves once and for all that when it comes to making life's toughest calls-on and off the field-girls rule!"—Sara Ockler, bestselling author of Fixing Delilah

The Baseball Codes

The Baseball Codes
  • Author : Jason Turbow,Michael Duca
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780307278623

The Baseball Codes Book Review:

A behind-the-scenes analysis of professional baseball's hidden rules reveals the impact of unwritten codes of conduct, retaliatory behaviors, and cheating, providing examples as committed by such figures as Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Don Drysdale.

Baseball As a Road to God

Baseball As a Road to God
  • Author : John Sexton,Thomas Oliphant,Peter J. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2014-03-04
  • ISBN : 9781592408641

Baseball As a Road to God Book Review:

Describes how baseball appreciation can lead to a transcendental experience that borders on the spiritual and discusses the shared connection between the sport and religion and the path to enlightenment.

Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars

Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars
  • Author : Codi Gary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2014-04-22
  • ISBN : 9780062331717

Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars Book Review:

Gemma Carlson didn't plan on waking up married. She also didn't count on running into her old flame—and her son's father-turned-country rock star—Travis Bowers, followed by a night of drunken dares. Apparently one of those involved a ring on her finger and a vow … neither of which she intends to keep. Now with a hangover from hell, this good-girl-gone-bad knows there's just one thing to do: run. Travis has been all over the world, but Gemma has never been far from his thoughts. So when they had the chance to catch up over a few drinks, he didn't hesitate. Of course, he didn't expect it would lead to marriage, or a runaway bride! Travis finally has a second chance and doesn't plan on losing Gemma again—or the son he didn't know he had. He proposes, albeit belatedly, a date. Or rather, a few. If they can make this marriage work by starting over, he stays. If not … Gemma's not interested; she's got a son to protect and a heart to heal. But having Travis around could make both a little easier. Still, good girls don't date rock stars . . . right?

Stealing Home

Stealing Home
  • Author : Tara Wyatt
  • Publisher : Tara Wyatt
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-09-09
  • ISBN : 9780995038110

Stealing Home Book Review:

Maggie Jennings didn’t think she’d ever see Dylan McCormick again. When she was eighteen, he took everything she had to give—her heart, her love, and her virginity—and then broke her heart when he left for college. But now he’s back in her life, playing for the Dallas Longhorns, where Maggie works as the team’s media director. Watching him on the field is the most exquisite torture—he’s a muscled, talented athlete who looks amazing in a pair of baseball pants. Seeing him again makes her want all kinds of things she shouldn’t. Dylan McCormick has it all. A pro baseball career, millions of dollars, and a life most only dream of. But everyone has regrets, including Dylan—and his is Maggie. One look at her, and he knows that he’ll do anything to get her back. He wants her. He needs her. He’s determined to atone for the past while showing her the man he’s become because he knows there’s no one else for him. But the past has a way of refusing to stay buried, and when secrets surface, their sizzling chemistry may not be enough to keep them together… *** Keywords: contemporary romance, sports romance, baseball romance, second chance romance, steamy romance, baseball, sexy romance, Dallas, Texas, MLB, series, sports romance series, contemporary romance series, modern romance, urban romance, big city romance, Texas romance, wealthy, city romance, smart romance, hot romance, sexy, love, love books, kissing books, emotional, wealthy hero, sassy, strong heroine, captivating romance, swoon, HEA, alpha, friends with benefits, summer

Pitching In A Pinch : Or, Baseball From The Inside

Pitching In A Pinch : Or, Baseball From The Inside
  • Author : Christy Mathewson
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2013-04-16
  • ISBN : 9781446547717

Pitching In A Pinch : Or, Baseball From The Inside Book Review:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

100 Things A's Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things A's Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
  • Author : Susan Slusser
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2015-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781633192003

100 Things A's Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die Book Review:

With traditions, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Athletics fan should know. This guide to all things A's covers the team's amazing history including the Connie Mack and Charlie O. Finley dynasties, the "Earthquake Series," and all of their World Series titles. Author Susan Slusser has collected every essential piece of A's knowledge and trivia, including Billy Beane and Moneyball, Catfish Hunter, Stomper, and the "Bash Brothers," as well as must-do activities, and ranks them from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans of all ages.

Wind Up

Wind Up
  • Author : Derek Jeter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2021-04-13
  • ISBN : 9781534480452

Wind Up Book Review:

In the eighth book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, young Derek and his friends learn how to balance competitive spirits with their love of the game. As Derek and his team tackle playoffs, everyone deals with the pressure in different ways. And practice gets intense! One of Derek’s teammates, Avery, starts being especially hard on herself. She isn’t even enjoying the game anymore. Can Derek and the rest of the team pull her out of her funk? Inspired by Derek Jeter’s childhood, this is the eighth book in Jeter Publishing’s New York Times bestselling middle grade baseball series that focuses on key life lessons from Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation.

Photography Books Index III

Photography Books Index III
  • Author : Martha Kreisel
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 455
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 081085693X

Photography Books Index III Book Review:

While the Internet is an important source for locating photographic images, there still are hundreds of photography books published each year for whose contents there is no external access. This second supplement to Photography Books Index addresses this need by analyzing important photographic anthologies that were published since 1985. Accessing more than fifty photographic anthologies that are widely held in libraries across the country-along with images from two critical annual compilations, Best of Photojournalism and Graphis Annual-this book identifies photographs that record the history of our times. With nearly twice the number of works indexed in the first supplement, Photography Books Index III: A Subject Guide to Photo Anthologies cites a wider scope of publications. This reference guide provides an important index to contemporary as well as historical photographers, including those for whom full monographs have not been published. Photographs of important individuals as well as photographic records of cataclysmic events such as war, genocide, and mass starvation also can be located through this index. Extensive descriptions of the individual photographs-from the commonplace to the extraordinary-are identified in this volume. Organized into three sections-Photographers, Subjects of Photographs, and Portraits of Named Individuals-these descriptions provide the researcher with important information on each photograph. An essential volume for all public, special and academic libraries, this index will be an invaluable resource for reporters, historians, academics, students and anyone wishing to research photographs and photographers.

Reglas Oficiales Del Beisbol

Reglas Oficiales Del Beisbol
  • Author : Tom Lepperd
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 0996114092

Reglas Oficiales Del Beisbol Book Review:

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2017-03-07
  • ISBN : 9780393609295

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition) Book Review:

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

Wherever I Wind Up

Wherever I Wind Up
  • Author : R.A. Dickey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2012-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781101561140

Wherever I Wind Up Book Review:

The perfect gift for baseball fans, now with a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award. "An astounding memoir—haunting and touching, courageous and wise."—Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN In 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers’ much-heralded No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream—along with his $810,000 signing bonus—was ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball’s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Sustained by his Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness, Dickey is now the starting pitcher for the Toronoto Blue Jays (he was previously a star pitcher for the New York Mets) and one of the National League’s premier players, as well as the winner of the 2012 Cy Young award. In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.

La Madonna Negra

La Madonna Negra
  • Author : Grace Fiery
  • Publisher : Fierce Grace Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781956930887

La Madonna Negra Book Review:

She never dreamed. Until the nightmares started. Forced to flee the scene and the only home she ever knew, Yael finds herself in the shadows of the Ybor slums. For years she hid the truth from those around her, wearing her smile like a mask as she spiraled into the abyss. With her whole life behind her, she has no need for hopes and dreams. Alone and beyond broken, she chases her nightmares to avoid her grim reality. So when she finally sees the chance to join the living, she can’t help but question if it really is the light at the end of the tunnel? After all, the last time she was this close to freedom, she lost herself. Is redemption near? Will the terrifying curse that stole her innocence be lifted if she follows the light? Or will her double life catch up with her in the bitter end? Violent and twisted. Cinematic and visually sumptuous. Enter the mysterious world of La Madonna Negra.

Heat

Heat
  • Author : Mike Lupica
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 220
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 0142407577

Heat Book Review:

Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof. Reprint.

Diamonds from the Dugout

Diamonds from the Dugout
  • Author : Mark Newman
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-10
  • ISBN : 168157067X

Diamonds from the Dugout Book Review:

What hit meant the most to you and why? It was a simple question of nine words, a magical number in baseball, and it led award-winning sportswriter Mark Newman on an eight-year journey that would bring about surprising stories and empowering life lessons from the minds of the most fabled Major League hitters in our time. Charming tales of heroic moments are delivered in a very different and captivating way, as unique as the men who made them happen right before our eyes. It all started with the beloved Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson, whose eager response was a much-needed lesson in humility as well as inducement to ask it again. From one legend to the next, the answers were unexpected, introspective, telling, and most of all inspiring. Diamonds from the Dugout is a collection of motivational lessons on achieving success in life, organized through stories shared by such greats as Derek Jeter, Stan Musial, Ken Griffey Jr., Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Wade Boggs, Frank Thomas, Mike Piazza, Cal Ripken Jr., George Brett, Johnny Bench, Brooks and Frank Robinson, Rickey Henderson, Tony Gwynn, Albert Pujols, Mike Schmidt, Carlton Fisk, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Jim Palmer, Robin Yount, Andre Dawson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, Roberto Clemente (via wife Vera), Dave Winfield, Ferguson Jenkins, Joe Carter, Steve Garvey, Ralph Kiner, Roberto Alomar, Bo Jackson, Dale Murphy, Darryl Strawberry, Don Mattingly and more than 100 of our favorites of all-time.

Cheated

Cheated
  • Author : Andy Martino
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2021-06-08
  • ISBN : 9780385546805

Cheated Book Review:

“A baseball book that reads like a spy novel—a story about cheaters and the cheated that has the power to forever change how we feel about the game.” —Brian Williams, MSNBC anchor and host of The 11th Hour The definitive insider story of one of the biggest cheating scandals to ever rock Major League Baseball, bringing down high-profile coaches and players, and exposing a long-rumored "sign-stealing" dark side of baseball The ensuing scandal rivaled that of the 1919 "Black Sox" and the more recent steroid era, and became one of the most significant that the game had ever seen. The fallout ensnared many other teams, either as victims, alleged cheaters or both. The Los Angeles Dodgers felt robbed of a World Series title, and fended off accusations about their organization. Same for the New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox were soon under investigation themselves. The New York Mets lost a promising manager before he ever managed a game. Andy Martino, an award-winning journalist who has covered Major League Baseball for more than a decade, has broken numerous stories about the Astros and sign-stealing in baseball. In Cheated, Martino takes readers behind the scenes and into the heart of the events that shocked the baseball world. With inside access to the people directly involved, Martino breaks down not only exactly what happened and when, but reveals the fascinating explanations of why it all came about. The nuance and detail of the scandal reads like a true sports whodunnit. How did otherwise good people like Astros' manager A.J. Hinch, bench coach Alex Cora and veteran leader Carlos Beltran find themselves on the wrong side of clear ethical lines? And did they even know when those lines had been crossed? Cheated is an explosive, electrifying read.

Conquistador

Conquistador
  • Author : S. M. Stirling
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2003-02-04
  • ISBN : 9781101043936

Conquistador Book Review:

“In this luscious alternative universe, sidekicks quote the Lone Ranger and Right inevitably triumphs with panache. What more could adventure-loving readers ask for?”—Publishers Weekly Oakland, 1946. Ex-soldier John Rolfe, newly back from the Pacific, has made a fabulous discovery: A portal to an alternate America where Europeans have never set foot—and the only other humans in sight are a band of very curious Indians. Able to return at will to the modern world, Rolfe summons the only people with whom he is willing to share his discovery: his war buddies. And tells them to bring their families... Los Angeles, twenty-first century. Fish and Game warden Tom Christiansen is involved in the bust of a smuggling operation. What he turns up is something he never anticipated: a photo of authentic Aztec priests decked out in Grateful Dead T-shirts, and a live condor from a gene pool that doesn’t correspond to any known in captivity or the wild. It is a find that will lead him to a woman named Adrienne Rolfe—and a secret that’s been hidden for sixty years…