The Baseball Codes

At the heart of this book are incredible and often hilarious stories involving national heroes (like Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays) and notorious headhunters (like Bob Gibson and Don Drysdale) in a century-long series of confrontations over ...

The Baseball Codes

An insider’s look at baseball’s unwritten rules, explained with examples from the game’s most fascinating characters and wildest historical moments. Everyone knows that baseball is a game of intricate regulations, but it turns out to be even more complicated than we realize. All aspects of baseball—hitting, pitching, and baserunning—are affected by the Code, a set of unwritten rules that governs the Major League game. Some of these rules are openly discussed (don’t steal a base with a big lead late in the game), while others are known only to a minority of players (don’t cross between the catcher and the pitcher on the way to the batter’s box). In The Baseball Codes, old-timers and all-time greats share their insights into the game’s most hallowed—and least known—traditions. For the learned and the casual baseball fan alike, the result is illuminating and thoroughly entertaining. At the heart of this book are incredible and often hilarious stories involving national heroes (like Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays) and notorious headhunters (like Bob Gibson and Don Drysdale) in a century-long series of confrontations over respect, honor, and the soul of the game. With The Baseball Codes, we see for the first time the game as it’s actually played, through the eyes of the players on the field. With rollicking stories from the past and new perspectives on baseball’s informal rulebook, The Baseball Codes is a must for every fan.

Baseball Cheat Codes

If you want to take your game to the next level, this book can help you get there. The strategies contained within this easy-to-read work will pave the way to success. This book is a great tool for players and coaches of all ages.

Baseball Cheat Codes

Get a mental edge on the baseball field with Baseball Cheat Codes: A Player's Best Friend. If you want to take your game to the next level, this book can help you get there. The strategies contained within this easy-to-read work will pave the way to success. This book is a great tool for players and coaches of all ages.

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 2013 2014

See “Doug Harvey,” Baseball Reference, March 1, 2013, http://www.baseballreference.com/bullpen/Doug_ Harvey. 60. Jason Turbow and Michael Duca, The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules ...

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture  2013      2014

Generally acknowledged as the preeminent gathering of baseball scholars, the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture has made significant contributions to baseball research and pedagogy. This collection of 17 new essays is selected from the approximately 100 presentations of the 2013 and the 2014 symposia, covering topics whose importance extends beyond the ballpark. Presented in six themed parts, the essays consider the congruence of culture and baseball, the importance of ballpark itself, the myths, legends and icons of the baseball imagination, international and ethnic game variations, the work of baseball museum curators and a context for the game’s rules of play and labor.

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary Third Edition

So, in the Dodger organization, moving from one position to another became known as coconut snatching” (Tommy Lasorda, The Artful Dodger, 1985, p.209; Charles D. Poe). code See baseball code. coed softball [softball term] An official ...

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.

The Cambridge Companion to Baseball

And as we've seen, both players and umpires supplement the rule book with an unwritten code that changes as the game CV olves. But Rawls's basic idea is right. The rules that matter are the rules that keep baseball as near to perfect as ...

The Cambridge Companion to Baseball

From Babe Ruth to the Black Sox scandal, this Companion examines baseball's history, global identity, current challenges and memorable personalities.

An Insider s Guide to Baseball

American Baseball Coaches Association. ... The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption. ... The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime.

An Insider s Guide to Baseball

Whether the reader is already a baseball expert or a newcomer to the sport, this colorful, engaging volume is a comprehensive guide for any kind of reader or baseball enthusiast. It includes tips on getting and staying in shape, which helps to promote a healthier lifestyle; historical facts and images from the past one hundred years; and photos of exciting game moments featuring popular players and coaches. Readers will be captivated by the history while learning facts and strategies for playing the modern game of baseball

Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals

“The 'Code': Ten Unwritten Baseball Rules You Might Not Know,” Yahoo.com, May 5, 2010. “Vote: Baseball's Unwritten Rules,” ESPN.com, May 9, 2010. Also see Jason Turbow and Michael Duca, The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, ...

Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals

Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals provides students with the necessary tools to make ethical decisions in the sports management field. It presents several ethical models that the sports management professional can use as a guide to making ethical decisions. The text contains numerous case studies which allow students to apply the ethical decision-making process to a sports-related ethical dispute.

Democracy at the Ballpark

For analysis of the codes within baseball, see Ross Bernstein, The Code: Baseball's Unwritten Rules and Its Ignore-at-Your-Own-Risk Code of Conduct (Chicago: Triumph Books, 2008); Jason Turbow and Michael Duca, The Baseball Codes: ...

Democracy at the Ballpark

Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy. What is the relationship between sports and politics? Often, politics are thought to be serious, whereas sports are diversionary and apolitical. Using baseball as a case study, Democracy at the Ballpark challenges this understanding, examining politics as they emerge at the ballpark around spectatorship, community, equality, virtue, and technology. Thomas David Bunting argues that because spectators invest time and meaning in baseball, the game has power as a metaphor for understanding and shaping politics. The stories people see in baseball mirror how they see the country, politics, and themselves. As a result, democracy resides not only in exclusive halls tread by elites but also in a stadium full of average people together under an open sky. Democracy at the Ballpark bridges political theory and sport, providing a new way of thinking about baseball. It also demonstrates the democratic potential of spectatorship and rethinks the role of everyday institutions like sport in shaping our political lives, offering an expanded view of democracy. Thomas David Bunting is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Shawnee State University

Baseball Rowdies of the 19th Century

Brawlers, Drinkers, Pranksters and Cheats in the Early Days of the Major Leagues Eddie Mitchell. _____. Cap Anson 3: Mugsy John McGraw and the Tricksters: Baseball's Fun Age of Rule Bending. Arlington, VA: Tile Books, 2005. _____.

Baseball Rowdies of the 19th Century

During the 19th century, baseball was a game with few rules, many rowdy players and just one umpire. Dirty tricks were simply part of a winning strategy--spiking, body-blocking, cutting bases short or hiding an extra ball to be used when needed were all OK. Deliberately failing to catch a fly in order to have the game called due to darkness was also acceptable. And drinking before a game was perhaps expected. Providing brief bios of dozens of players, managers, umpires and owners, this book chronicles some of the flamboyant, unruly and occasionally criminal behavior of baseball's early years.

Bargaining with Baseball

Turbow, Jason, and Michael Duca. The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench- Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules ofAmer- ica's Pastime (2010). Turner, Frederick. When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946 (1996).

Bargaining with Baseball

In 1995, William B. Gould IV, then chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, cast the deciding vote to obtain the injunction that ended the longest strike in baseball history. Sixteen years of peaceful relations between baseball labor and management have followed, as well as unprecedented prosperity in a relationship that had just endured 30 years of strikes and lockouts. This study, which clearly illustrates the practical impact of law on America’s pastime, considers the 140-year sweep of labor-management relationships and conflict, exploring player-owner disputes, the development of free agency, the collective bargaining process, and the racial integration of baseball, among other topics. It concludes with a discussion of the “steroids era,” the problem with maintaining Jackie Robinson’s legacy in the 21st century, and globalization.

Dynastic Bombastic Fantastic

This work will engage fans of Charlie O. Finley and the Oakland Athletics, along with anyone captivated by baseball history.” — Library Journal, starred review The Oakland A’s of the early 1970s: Never before had an entire ...

Dynastic  Bombastic  Fantastic

“An exciting and engrossing book with stories that are worth telling. This work will engage fans of Charlie O. Finley and the Oakland Athletics, along with anyone captivated by baseball history.” — Library Journal, starred review The Oakland A’s of the early 1970s: Never before had an entire organization so collectively traumatized baseball’s establishment with its outlandish behavior and business decisions. The high drama that played out on the field—five straight division titles and three straight championships—was exceeded only by the drama in the clubhouse and front office. Under the visionary leadership of owner Charles O. Finley, the team assembled such luminary figures as Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, and Vida Blue, and with garish uniforms and revolutionary facial hair, knocked baseball into the modern age. Finley’s insatiable need for control—he was his own general manager and dictated everything from the ballpark organist’s playlist to the menu for the media lounge—made him ill-suited for the advent of free agency. Within two years, his dynasty was lost. A sprawling, brawling history of one of the game’s most unforgettable teams, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic is a paean to the sport’s most turbulent, magical team, during one of major league baseball’s most turbulent, magical times.

A People s History of Baseball

“Any other conclusion would involve the courts in not only interpreting often complex rules ofbaseball to determine if they were violated but also, as noted in the Lanalis case, the 'intent of the (baseball) code,' an even more ...

A People s History of Baseball

From its first pitch, baseball has reflected national values and promoted the idea of what it means to be American. Beloved narratives tied the national pastime to beliefs as fundamental to our civic life as racial equality, patriotism, heroism, and virtuous capitalism. Mitchell Nathanson calls foul. Rejecting the myths and much-told tales, he examines how power is as much a part of baseball--and America--as pine tar and eye black. Indeed, the struggles for power within the game paralleled those that defined our nation. Nathanson follows the new Americans who sought club ownership to promote their social status in the increasingly closed caste system of nineteenth-century America. He shows how the rise and public rebuke of the Players Association reflects the collective spirit of working and middle-class America in the mid-twentieth century and the countervailing forces that sought to beat back the emerging movement. He lays bare the debilitating effects of a harsh double standard that required African American players to possess an unimpeachable character merely to take the field--a standard no white player had to meet. Told with passion and righteous outrage, A People's History of Baseball offers an incisive alternative history of America's much-loved--if misunderstood--national pastime.

Baseball s Greatest Comeback

Baseball Prospectus, October 4, 2007, http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article .php?articleid=6793 (accessed ... The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules ofAmerica's Pastime.

Baseball s Greatest Comeback

Baseball’s Greatest Comeback recounts the story of the 1914 Boston Braves that experienced the greatest come-from-behind season ever witnessed in baseball history. A perennially woeful team, the Braves rose from the ashes of last place—fifteen games behind on July 4th—to battle in the World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, one of the most dominant teams of all time. Baseball fans witnessed one of sport’s most spectacular comebacks, and Boston’s National League team earned a new designation: “The Miracle Braves.” Full of timeless images and memorable characters—including a fanatically superstitious manager, a cheerfully madcap star, and an obsessively driven, yet highly sensitive captain—this book will inform and entertain baseball fans and sports historians alike.

Understanding Baseball

autonomy of MLB that it was unclear precisely when a court could intervene under cloak of this authority. ... as noted in the Landis case, the 'intent of the (baseball) code,' an even more complicated and subjective task.

Understanding Baseball

The study of baseball history and culture shows the national pastime to be a forum of debate where issues of sport, labor, race, character and the ethics of work and play are decided. An understanding of baseball calls for consideration of different perspectives. This very readable textbook offers insights into baseball history as a subject worthy of scholarly attention. Each chapter introduces a specific disciplinary approach—history, economics, media, law and fiction—and poses representative questions scholars from these fields would consider. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect

The History and Strategy of Baseball's Most (In)Famous Rule Howard M. Wasserman ... The Unwritten Rules of Baseball: The Etiquette, Conventional Wisdom, and Axiomatic Codes of Our National Pastime (New York: Harper 2009).

Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect

 The Infield Fly Rule is the most misunderstood rule in baseball and perhaps in all of sports. That also makes it the most infamous. Drawing on interviews with experts, legal arguments and a study of every infield fly play in eight Major League seasons, this book tells the complete story of the rule. The author covers the rule's history from the 19th century to the modern game, its underlying logic and supporting arguments, recent criticisms and calls for repeal, the controversies and confusion it creates, and its effect on how the game is played.

Baseball in a Grain of Sand

... in Baseball: A Literary Anthology, ed. Nicholas Dawidoff (New York: Library of America, 2002), p. 258. 8. Leavy, Sandy Koufax, p. 122. 9. The conversation between Lasorda and Rau is quoted in Jason Turbow, The Baseball Codes ...

Baseball in a Grain of Sand

"The author draws on the lore of the game, and conversations with fans and players--an outdoorsman juggling his son's game schedule with bear hunting; a bewildered German college student, holding a baseball for the first time; former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher and Yale baseball coach John Stuper; the proud owner of a Derek Jeter jersey in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania"--

The Case for Barry Bonds in the Hall of Fame

“If baseball is a business,” the 2010 book The Baseball Codes noted, “cheating has become little more than a business practice, and, like sign stealing, is generally abided as long as it stops once it's detected ...

The Case for Barry Bonds in the Hall of Fame

"Barry Bonds is a Hall of Famer. At some point, the best players of their era have to be enshrined. Period. It’s part of our game’s history." —Trevor Bauer, 2020 National League Cy Young Award Winner Sportswriter K. P. Wee asks the question that many MLB fans have been thinking—Should Barry Bonds be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? In his 22 years in the Major Leagues, Bonds, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants, was: - the All-time Home Run leader with 762 home runs - a seven-time MVP - a 14-time All-Star - an eight-time Gold Glove winner As the final year to vote this home run king in begins, The Case for Barry Bonds in the Baseball Hall of Fame looks at his stunning career from all aspects including his personal life as the son of a baseball legend, as well as never-before told stories of his generosity and mentorship towards other ballplayers. The book also looks at the stories of his distaste for the sports press, as well as the role of racism in professional sports, and how this impacted his career. Join sportswriter K. P. Wee as he shares insights and interviews from baseball insiders, Hall of Fame voters and baseball legends, as he puts to rest the question “Does Barry Bonds belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame?”

Macho Row

The 1993 Phillies and Baseball's Unwritten Code William C. Kashatus ... Code of Conduct (Chicago: Triumph Books, 2008); Paul Dickson, The Unwritten Rules of Baseball (New York: HarperCollins, 2009); and Jason Turbow, The Baseball Codes ...

Macho Row

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.

The Baseball Trust

Then again, no one favored drafting new legislation, whether a detailed baseball code or an antitrust exemption just for the reserve clause. And everyone recognized that after so much high-profile testimony, it would look silly for the ...

The Baseball Trust

The Baseball Trust is about the origins and persistence of baseball's strange exemption from antitrust law. Told through a frequently riveting and always entertaining history of America's pastime, author Stuart Banner emphasizes the strategies baseball has used to achieve a protected legal status enjoyed by no other industry in America.

Beyond the Ballpark

The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing & BenchClearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime. New York: Pantheon, 2010. Tye, Larry. Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend. New York: Random House, 2009.

Beyond the Ballpark

Although most baseball fans are familiar with the on-the-field accomplishments of Hall of Famers, few are as knowledgeable regarding who the players were beyond the ballpark. This book probes into the personal lives of fifty members of the Hall of Fame, examining their childhoods, families, influences, impactful life-changing events, and more.