Coaching Baseball For Dummies

Coaching Baseball For Dummies

If you are a baseball fan, then coaching youth baseball is one the most enjoyable and rewarding activities you’ll experience. But what if you’ve never coached before? Or you haven’t played the game in a while and have forgot some key points to the sport? No worries! Coaching Baseball for Dummies guides you through the rules of the game, explaining all the essential skills and the best ways to teach them to your players. Covering different age groups and great practice routines, this guide is all you need to have a fun-filled season. You’ll discover how to: Fulfill the role of being a coach and parent Develop a coaching philosophy Understand how your league works Evaluate your team Teach your players fundamentals Understand all kinds of children Create your practice plan Prepare for game day Overcome challenges and problems This plain-English guide also shows you how to run all kinds of drills, from hitting and pitching to fielding and base running. And when your team is tense or low on morale, it shows you how to relax your players and keep them focused on the game. There are also suggestions for making your season, and theirs, a memorable one. Coaching Baseball for Dummies shows you how much fun it can be to train kids to be athletes, have good sportsmanship, and work together as a team.

Baseball For Dummies

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Baseball For Dummies

Play, watch, and understand America's favorite pastime Baseball continues to be a popular game both as a spectator sport and as a pastime. Since the publication of Baseball For Dummies, 3rd Edition, baseball teams have changed, new MLB stadiums have been built, and rules have been updated. This updated 4th Edition brings you the latest information on the players, the places, and above all, the game. Baseball For Dummies is for baseball fans at all levels, from players and coaches to spectators who love the game. Baseball Hall of Fame player Joe Morgan explains baseball with remarkable insight, using down-to-earth language so everyone from the casual observer to the die-hard fan can gain a fuller appreciation of the sport. Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding Find a baseball team to play on, from Little League on up Evaluate stats, players, and records Coach baseball or umpire effectively Get more out of a trip to the ballpark The latest on baseball stats and sabermetrics Complete with Morgan's personal lists of top-ten toughest pitchers, smartest players, and most strategic managers, Baseball For Dummies gives you all the inside tips, facts, and stats so you can have Major League fun!

Baseball For Dummies

"Joe Morgan … is one of the most intelligent players to ever play the game." Sparky Anderson, former manager, Cincinnati Reds "This book has something for everybody, from… longtime fans to Little Leaguers.

Baseball For Dummies

“There may not be anyone alive who knows more about baseball than Joe Morgan.” —Bob Costas, NBC Sports Broadcaster “This book has something for everybody, from longtime fans to Little Leaguers.” —New York Newsday It’s known as America’s National Pastime. It’s nicknamed “The Greatest Game Ever Invented.” No question about it: baseball is a way of life for millions, whether they’re watching from the bleachers or sluggers in their own right. After more than 150 years as an all-American sport, baseball lingo is even part of our everyday language. With all its history and influence, baseball is a phenomenon we should at least be able to yak about at the water cooler—even if we never set foot on the diamond. Whether you don’t know the difference between a shortstop and a backstop, dabble in a bit of fantasy baseball, or need to perfect your split-fingered fastball, the second edition of this classic guide shows you the ropes. Ever wondered how great outfielders get a good jump on an incoming ball? Why the bases are 90 feet apart? Baseball For Dummies has answers to those questions, along with loads of All-Star tips on: Rules of the game Improving your hitting, pitching, and fielding Finding a team to play on, from Little League on up Coaching and umpiring effectively Getting more out of a trip to the ballpark than hotdogs and ice cream Evaluating stats, players, and records Baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe Morgan—who played with the Cincinnati Reds in two World Series championships—teams up here with sportswriter Richard Lally to coach you through everything from keeping a scorecard to hitting like a Major Leaguer. In their down-to-earth style, they cover all the bases, including: Getting in shape, from warm-ups to free weights Playing the field: batting, baserunning, pitching, and defense from catcher to shortstop Landing the best seats in the park Baseball online, on the air, and on the newsstand How to play fantasy baseball How to snag off-the-field baseball jobs All-time and current Top Ten players, pitchers, fielders, and more A glossary of “baseball speak” You’ll get a baseline knowledge—and find out details and trivia even the most die-hard fans don’t know. If you’re looking to walk the walk, or just be able to talk the talk, step up to the plate: Baseball For Dummies delivers the goods.

Canon EOS Rebel T3i 600D For Dummies

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Canon EOS Rebel T3i   600D For Dummies

A full-color guide to Canon's exciting new dSLR camera Whether it's your first dSLR, your first Canon camera, or simplya new tool for your photography, your Canon Rebel T3i/600D hascountless capabilities and you'll want to understand them all. Thisbook covers all the dials, menus, and controls, showing you how touse each one. It explains how to change and use various lenses andoffers advice on exposure, focus, printing, using flash, sharingphotos online, and much more, all with plenty of full-colorexamples to show what you can achieve. Canon's popular T3i/600D offers a vast array of options for thenew dSLR photographer; this book guides you through all thesettings, dials, and menus Explains how to use Live View mode and record, edit, and playback video Provides tips and advice on working with exposure, manipulatingfocus and color, switching from auto to manual controls, and usinglighting creatively Shows how to get photos from the camera to the computer, thenedit and manage them using different software packages Illustrated with full-color photos from the author, showingwhat you can achieve This fun and friendly book helps you to quickly and confidentlytake advantage of the many creative possibilities offered by yournew Canon camera.

Chasing Baseball

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Chasing Baseball

For more than five decades, pioneering researcher Dorothy Seymour Mills has studied and written about baseball’s past. With this groundbreaking book, she turns her attention to the historians, stat hounds, and many thousands of not-so-casual fans whose fascination with the game and its history, like her own, defies easy explanation. As Mills demonstrates, baseball elicits a passion—and inspires a slightly off-kilter, obsessive behavior—that is only slightly less interesting than the people who indulge it.

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary Third Edition

The Cincinnati Reds pitchers during the mid-1960s measured their fastballs by how much “hair” they had: “the faster the pitcher, the more hair he had on the ball” (Joe Morgan, Baseballfor Dummies, 1998, p.357). Hairs vs.

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary  Third Edition

The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

Daniel Mendelsohn s Memoir writing

DM: Oh yes, I love reading about baseball. SV: I bought Baseball for Dummies. .. . DM: Oh really? SV: Yes, to understand the basics. And I'm much better now! And my older son plays baseball in France. ... DM: My older son is a baseball ...

Daniel Mendelsohn s Memoir writing

This volume including eight essays and an interview offers new insight into Daniel Mendelsohn's first three memoirs (The Elusive Embrace, The Lost, and An Odyssey). The authors analyze how Mendelsohn's nonfiction brilliantly intertwines self-writing with reflections on ancient myths and their continued impact on self-reflection and representation.

The Enlightened Bracketologist

Baseball Myths by RICHARD LALLY From the time Abner Doubleday didn't invent baseball in Cooperstown, New York, ... including the baseball classic The WrongStuff (with former Boston Red Soxace Bill"Spaceman"Lee) and Baseball for Dummies ...

The Enlightened Bracketologist

Every March, the NCAA men's basketball tournament blankets newspapers and the Internet, and attracts millions of television viewers over the course of three weeks. Will a perennial favorite like Duke win? Or will it be a dark horse like Gonzaga? The phenomenon known as March Madness galvanizes a nation of viewers as few other sports events can. The reason? Bracketology. America eagerly watches as 64 teams become 32, then 16, then 8, then 4, then 2, and finally #1. Now it's time to use the same rigorous method for everything that really matters in culture, people, history, the arts and more. In The Enlightened Bracketologist the editors have organized the world's most haunting and maddeningly subjective questions into a scheme of binary pairings that finally reveal what is truly the best in its class: La Tache or Chateau Latour? (1) Barry Bonds or Terrell Owens? (2) "Vissi d'arte" or "Dove Sono"? (3) OJ verdict or JFK assassination? (4) "Top of the world, Ma" or "Nobody's perfect"? (5) Two by two, The Enlightened Bracketologist pits our cultural mainstays against each other; only the finest survive. Every double-page spread of this book will contain a series of brackets compiled by experts and celebrities, with text call-outs that highlight the reason why one competitor moves on and another doesn't. Already committed are Elvis Costello on popular songs; David Bouley on cookbooks; Leon Fleisher on piano music; Reneé Fleming on opera arias; Henry Beard on French phrases; Joseph Ward on wine.

Lou Gehrig

Mintzer, Rich. The Everything Kids' Baseball Book. Cincinnati: Adams Media Group, 2004. Morgan, Joe. Baseball for Dummies. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2005. Van Riper, Guernsey. Lou Gehrig: One of Baseball's Greatest.

Lou Gehrig

Like a powerful locomotive, Lou Gehrig slugged his way through 14 years as the pride of the Yankees. Never missing a game during his career, the six-time All-Star set the American League record with 184 RBI in 1931, hit a record 23 grand slams, won two Most Valuable Player awards, and won the 1934 Triple Crown. Refusing to see himself as a natural, Gehrig achieved greatness through an unwavering dedication to practice. Then suddenly, the Iron Man began to rust. The home runs ceased. The hits became misses. Gehrig had contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Yet harnessing the strength he had displayed on the baseball diamond, Lou Gehrig struggled onward with dignity and purpose. Though the disease that now bears his name ultimately took Lou Gehrig's life, it did not extinguish his spirit or his incredible legacy. Lou Gherig is an engrossing new biography that celebrates a man who was not only a baseball great but also a true American hero.

All the Facts

See, for one of many possible examples, Joe Morgan, Baseball for Dummies (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 1998, 2000, 2005). Liz Fields, “Warren Buffett Backs Billion Dollar March Madness Challenge,” ABC News, January 21, 2014, ...

All the Facts

All the Facts presents a history of the role of information in the United States since 1870, when the nation began a nearly 150-year period of economic prosperity and technological and scientific transformations. James Cortada argues that citizens and their institutions used information extensively as tools to augment their work and private lives and that they used facts to help shape how the nation evolved during these fourteen decades. He argues that information's role has long been a critical component of the work, play, culture, and values of this nation, and no more so than during the twentieth century when its function in society expanded dramatically. While elements of this story have been examined by thousands of scholars---such as the role of radio, newspapers, books, computers, and the Internet, about such institutions as education, big business, expanded roles of governments from town administration to the state house, from agriculture to the services and information industries---All the Facts looks at all of these elements holistically, providing a deeper insight into the way the United States evolved over time. An introduction and 11 chapters describe what this information ecosystem looked like, how it evolved, and how it was used. For another vast layer of information about this subject the reader is directed to the detailed bibliographic essay in the back of this book. It includes a narrative history, case studies in the form of sidebars, and stories illustrating key points. Readers will find, for example, the story of how the US postal system helped create today's information society, along with everything from books and newspapers to TV, computers, and the Internet. The build-up to what many today call the Information Age took a long time to achieve and continues to build momentum. The implications for the world, and not just for the United States, are as profound as any mega-trend one could identify in the history of humankind. All the Facts presents this development thoroughly in an easy-to-digest format that any lover of history, technology, or the history of information and business will enjoy.

She s Got Game

Baseball for Dummies. New York: Wiley Publishing, 2006. National Baseball Hall of Fame and National Geographic. Baseball as America. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2002. Oliver, Jon. Basketball Fundamentals.

She s Got Game

Does baseball boggle your mind? Is football completely confusing? She's Got Game is the perfect resource for women who have it all together but just don't understand the rules—when it comes to professional and college sports, that is. You're the kind of woman who can adapt to every situation. You know just what to wear and what to say. Nothing flusters you--except going to a game. Sporting events raise so many questions. What is March Madness all about? What on earth is a pop fly? If they just had the fourth down, then why is it the first down now and not the fifth? What's a down anyway? What do I wear? Will I wipe out if I wear heels? Should I wear makeup? And how do you say that player's name? Don't you wish you had a smart girlfriend who could explain it all without making you feel like an idiot? One who could tell you what's going on, what to wear to the game, and even when it's a good time to go to the ladies' room or get another beer? Now you do. Melissa Malamut brings a lifelong love of sports, a girly-girl's sensibility, and insight from fashion editors, friends and her own experiences to She's Got Game. The ultimate guide to enjoying yourself (and looking smart) at any sporting event, She's Got Game, is packed with all the rules and history of the games, personal anecdotes, and do's and don'ts. In this incredibly well-researched and engaging book, Melissa gives you everything you need to feel at ease and fall in love with sports.

Watching Baseball Smarter

Zack Hample's bestselling, smart, and funny fan’s guide to baseball explains the ins and outs of pitching, hitting, running, and fielding, while offering insider trivia and anecdotes that will appeal to anyone—whether you're a major ...

Watching Baseball Smarter

This smart and funny fan’s guide to baseball explains the ins and outs of pitching, hitting, running, and fielding, while offering insider trivia and anecdotes that will appeal to anyone—whether you're a major league couch potato, life-long season ticket-holder, or a beginner. What is the difference between a slider and a curveball? At which stadium did “The Wave” first make an appearance? How do some hitters use iPods to improve their skills? Which positions are never played by lefties? Why do some players urinate on their hands? Combining the narrative voice and attitude of Michael Lewis with the compulsive brilliance of Schott’s Miscellany, Watching Baseball Smarter will increase your understanding and enjoyment of the sport–no matter what your level of expertise. Features an glossary of baseball slang, an appendix of important baseball stats, and an appendix of uniform numbers.

RV Vacations For Dummies

Visitors may get an occasional chance to see a game of “town ball,” a 20- to 40-man game with a soft ball and a flat bat that preceded modern baseball. Call ahead for ball- game dates. Farmers' Museum is 1 mile north of town ...

RV Vacations For Dummies

From New England to the Oregon Coast, from Texas to the Tetons, America is full of fascinating and friendly places — and your RV is a great way to get to any one of them. This fun, friendly guide shows you how to get the most out of your RV vacations with fun itineraries and handy tips on: Choose the right route and the right season for travel Picking the RV that will get you where you want to go on a budget you can afford Eating and sleeping comfortably on the road Tying up the loose ends before you leave Planning ahead to take care of special travel needs Tips on fun museums and special getaways for snowbirds Like every For Dummies travel guide, RV Vacations For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best restaurants and hotels for every budget Lots of detailed maps

Library Journal

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Library Journal

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Watching Baseball for Beginners

This is a fun way to learn how the game of Baseball is played, or if you need a brush up on your baseball knowledge, then this is the book for you.

Watching Baseball for Beginners

This is a fun way to learn how the game of Baseball is played, or if you need a brush up on your baseball knowledge, then this is the book for you.

Dogs For Dummies

With a few exceptions, the working group offers little for beginners. ... of Portuguese Water Dogs have found a new outlet for their desire to work and love of swimming: They retrieve balls hit into the bay from the baseball stadium.

Dogs For Dummies

Dogs For Dummies (9781119609070) was previously published as Dogs For Dummies (9780764552748). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. These days, people's dogs have become bona fide members of the family. Moving from the kennel to the couch, they share our beds, family rooms, and holidays; and they are recipients of our kindest and utmost concern. A pet partnership is a lifetime commitment. Do it right, and your dog will become an important and valuable part of the family for many years. Do it wrong, and you've broken a sacred covenant between humankind and another living being. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is for you if you are looking to adopt a dog, trying to improve the relationship with the one you have, or attempting to come up with fun things to do with your canine companion. This book is also for people who want to Choose the right veterinarian Explore the dog-breeding business Find breed-rescue groups Identify canine health problems Look for a purebred It's a "doggy-dog" world, and this easy-to-use guide will help you navigate it. Improve your chances at pet success by knowing how to raise and live with your dog properly. Discover which breed best suits your lifestyle, and if a puppy or adult dog is best for you. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also covers the following topics and more: Caring for an aging dog Choosing collars, harnesses, halters, and leashes Considering euthanasia Feeding Fido the right way House training puppies and adult dogs Keeping up appearances with good grooming Participating in canine competitions Preparing your dog for a disaster Traveling with your dog Award-winning author Gina Spadafori says the lack of accurate information — not the lack of effort or concern — is often the reason for doomed people-pet pairings. With her help, you can avoid the agony. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is full of useful tips, how-to advice, illustrations, and photographs (both color and black-and-white). You deserve a healthy, happy, and well-mannered canine companion; and you'll be the owner every pet wants and deserves — informed, responsible, and loving.

Java 2 For Dummies

After all, the tally has something or other to do with players, teams, and baseball. The displaying classes are about creating windows, not about playing baseball. You're uncomfortable putting an overall team average in an instance ...

Java 2 For Dummies

This updated bestseller covers programming essentials for thenewest version of Java, the popular platform-independent,object-oriented programming language The material is fully updated and focuses on the new Java SDK1.5, addressing the needs of new or inexperienced Javadevelopers The fun and easy writing style walks readers through Javasyntax basics and helps them write their first program Shows readers how to create basic Java objects and figure outwhen they can reuse existing code The new edition is also modified to better address the readerswho may have some programming knowledge, but who are new toJava

Coaching Basketball For Dummies

This book will also help you discover how to: Develop your coaching philosophy Understand your league’s rules Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial for opening the lines of communication Teach offensive and defensive strategies ...

Coaching Basketball For Dummies

So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence. Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of what all those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on the court. You’ll assign team positions, run great practices, and work with both beginning and intermediate players of different age groups. You’ll also see how to ramp up your players’ skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book will also help you discover how to: Develop your coaching philosophy Understand your league’s rules Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial for opening the lines of communication Teach offensive and defensive strategies Keep your kids healthy and injury-free Encourage good sportsmanship Make critical half-time adjustments during a game Help struggling players Address discipline problems and handle difficult parents Coach an All-Star or Travel team Complete with numerous offensive and defensive drills and tips for helping your kids relax before a game, Coaching Basketball For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get the score on this worthwhile endeavor!

Baseball Book For Dummies

Luckily for those novices, this book features to have the most helpful material from where they can learn various topics. For instance, the book precisely covers all important topics in a detailed and elaborative way.

Baseball Book For Dummies

- Are you ready to learn the basics of baseball in ninety minutes? - Are you looking for the best baseball coaching book to acquire and master the key skills like a Pro? - Are you excited to reveal the most helpful and useful tricks and techniques when it comes to baseball for dummies? Well, Your Search Now Simply Ends Here! This is a comprehensive guidebook that's perfectly ideal for all sports fanatics that want to learn baseball basics. In fact, it's one of the best and most recommended baseball books for dummies, amateurs, and beginners who are quite new in this arena. Luckily for those novices, this book features to have the most helpful material from where they can learn various topics. For instance, the book precisely covers all important topics in a detailed and elaborative way. By following these topics precisely and carefully, you can even become a mentor and start your own baseball coaching program like an expert champion. That's why this guidebook is widely considered to be one of the best baseball coaching books. So, irrespective of whether you want to learn the basic baseball skills or you wish to become a successful baseball coach, please take your time to garner adequate knowledge on every chapter of this guidebook. Rest assured that you will soon progress into the path of success and excellence. In This Baseball Guidebook, You Will Cover the Following Topics -Basics and fundamentals of Baseball -Some key terms related to Baseball -A bunch of important yet extremely helpful Baseball tips -Notable information on Baseball fielding tips -Dos and Don'ts about Baseball Batting -and more... So, why are you wasting your time? Get ready to learn baseball basics and start your own baseball coaching. To get started, simply click on the "Buy Now" button right away!